Agenda and minutes

Short-leet - Head of Education - Lifelong Learning and Support, Appointments Panel - Friday, 16 April 2021 10:00 am

Venue: by Skype

Contact: Lynsey Innis, Senior Committee Assistant; Tel: 01546 604338 

Note No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were intimated on behalf of Councillor Lorna Douglas. 


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest intimated. 

The Panel resolved in terms of Section 50(A)(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 to exclude the press and public for the following item of business on the grounds that it was likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. 



Appointment of Head of Education - Lifelong Learning and Support

To short leet applications for interview

Additional documents:


The Appointments Panel met to short leet applications as part of the Head of Education – Lifelong Learning and Support recruitment process. 




Five candidates were selected for invitation to interview on 5 May 2021.



Consideration of Draft Panel Questions


The Panel gave consideration to a verbal update outlining the presentation and panel questions for the post of Head of Education – Lifelong Learning and Support. 




The Appointments Panel agreed that the Chief Education Officer and Head of Customer Support would:


1.    Finalise and circulate the presentation topic to panel members.


2.    Compare questions for the technical interview by Chief Education Officer, Stakeholder Panel and Recruitment Panel to ensure maximum coverage of topics and to forward questions to the panel prior to the interview date.


(Reference:  Verbal Update by Head of Customer Support Services)




Summary of Appointments Process


The Appointments Panel gave consideration to the summary of appointments process.




The Appointments Panel:-


1.    agreed to note the summary of appointments process;


2.    agreed that there would be one stakeholder panel consisting of Head Teachers, Trade Union, Northern Alliance, Argyll College, Parent Council and the Health and Social Care Partnership; and


3.    agreed that whilst the Assessment Centre and stakeholder panels would take place virtually, the Panel Interview on 5 May 2021 would take place in person at Kilmory.    



(Reference:  Summary of Appointments Process, dated 1 April 2021, submitted)


Any Other Competent Business


There was no other competent business discussed.