Agenda and minutes

Remuneration Committee - Wednesday, 19 October 2022 1.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Members' Boardroom

Contact: Jack Latkovic, Interim Head of Governance - Committee Services  Tel: 07513 703436 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Cllr Eddie Reeves had sent his apologies for this meeting.  Cllr Reeves attended the meeting remotely in order to listen a presentation from Frazer Thouard (Gatenby Sanderson) on the recruitment process.


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note


There were none.



To approve the minutes of the last meeting.


It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 1st July 2022 be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.


Exclusion of the public




The Committee RESOLVED that from this point onward the public will be excluded for the duration of the meeting since it is likely that if they were present during that item there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and specified below in relation to those items, and since it is considered that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


The information contained in the report was exempt in that it fell within the following prescribed categories:


1.     Information relating to a particular individual.

2.     Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

3.     Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).



Recruitment Training

To receive a presentation on good practice recruitment by the lead employment consultant from Gatenby Sanderson. 

The Committee will have opportunities to ask questions.


The Chair invited Frazer Thouard (Gatenby Sanderson) to give a presentation to the Committee.


Frazer Thouard highlighted the following points in his presentation:


  • Panel (Remuneration Committee) Responsibility
  • Legislation and Unconscious Bias
  • Next steps in the recruitment process
  • How the interview will be conducted on the day
  • Interview Questions
  • Scoring and Appointment
  • Due Diligence and Confidentiality



The Committee thanked Frazer Thouard for the presentation. 


Frazer Thouard responded to queries and questions raised by Committee Members at the meeting in relation to subjects of the presentation.


It was agreed to note the presentation.





Longlisting of candidates

The Committee is requested to agree a longlist of candidates. 

The information pack is to follow.


The Committee considered a suggested longlist of candidates which was circulated to Committee Members by Gatenby Sanderson in advance of this meeting.


The Committee also received longlist selection rationale from Frazer Thouard. 


It was RESOLVED to agree with the list of 8 candidates (as per Gatenby Sanderson recommendation) for the next round of recruitment process.