Agenda and decisions

Extraordinary, Council
Thursday, 4 July 2019 9.30 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

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No. Item



To receive apologies for absence from Members.




Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider whether to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the following item of business, in accordance with Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, on the grounds that consideration of the item is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.


Appointment of the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To consider the recommendations of the Employment and Staffing Committee, following its meeting on 2 July 2019.


(Note:  The Committee’s recommendations, together with any supporting report, will be published via a supplement to be sent to follow in view of this agenda being published on 26 June 2019.)

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With 34 votes in favour, none against and one abstention, Council


AGREED        to


(a)       Approve the appointment of Liz Watts as Chief Executive Officer and Head of Paid Service, Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer and to all other roles, duties and delegations that are prescribed to the Chief Executive in the Council’s Constitution for South Cambridgeshire District Council. 


(b)       Note that a provisional offer of employment has been made, subject to two exemplary references and eligibility checks in accordance with the Council’s policies. The necessary references have been received. 


(c)       Agree that the appointment commence on a date to be mutually agreed.


(d)       Agree that the salary to be offered is £129,930 which is within the Council’s salary range for this post as set out in the Pay Policy Statement(£113,690 - £129,930 per annum). 


(e)       Confirm that the appointment will be subject to a 6-month probation period.