Agenda item

Senior Officer Recruitment

Report of the Executive Director, Environment.


The Committee received a report of the Executive Director, Environment noting the retirement of a senior officer and proposing a recruitment plan.


The Executive Director, Environment underlined that this was a very important post for the Department given the importance of the City Plan which had already been touched upon today. The Director underlined the need to press on with the recruitment process and find a top quality candidate to fill the post, join the team and help shape the future. She reported that the department were undertaken targeted recruitment and making use of all social media channels to promote the vacancy as widely as possible.


A Member recognised that recruitment to this post could take a number of months and questioned whether this meant that the organisation would not be in a position to refresh the Local Plan until such time as the post had been filled. The Executive Director assured Members that this was not the case and that the Team were fully focused on updating the Plan to ensure that it was innovative and leading the way in London and that this remained one of their top priorities.


The Town Clerk confirmed that a Local Plans Sub Committee had already been scheduled to take place later this month to begin to re-examine the Plan.


RESOLVED – That Members note the report.

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