Decision details

Decision details

Arrangements for the appointment of an Interim Chief Executive

Decision Maker: Council, Appointments Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


As Chair of the Appointments Committee, Councillor Price proposed revised recommendations tabled at the meeting.


He explained that the Appointments Committee were interviewing candidates for the post of Interim Chief Executive In order to allow a proper handover before the current Chief Executive left it was not considered practicable to wait until Full Council could be convened to confirm an appointment. Council must have an appointed Head of Paid Service as required in law.


Council resolved:

1.    to delegate responsibility to and authorise the Appointments Committee to make an appointment to the positon of Interim Chief Executive to replace Peter Sloman; and

2.    that the Appointments Committee has authority to agree the start date and initial period of appointment and other terms of employment of the Interim Chief Executive as the committee considers reasonable; and

3.    that the person appointed as Interim Chief Executive will, as set out in the Constitution, be designated as Head of Paid Service as required by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, Section 4(1), from the first day of their formal employment in that role with Oxford City Council after the current Head of Paid Service ceases to be employed in the post of Chief Executive.


Publication date: 23/05/2017

Date of decision: 24/04/2017

Decided at meeting: 24/04/2017 - Council