Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary, General Purposes Committee - Thursday, 14th March, 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from:


Councillor Albon,

Councillor Austin,

Councillor Ovenden.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 113 KB

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There were no declarations of interest.


Proposed Change to Interim Chief Executive’s Terms and Conditions pdf icon PDF 83 KB


Sonia Godfrey, Head of Human Resources, introduced the report and made the following  comments: 


  The report was regarding the change in duration of contract for the

council’s  Interim Chief Executive, Colin Carmichael. 

  It was recommended that the council extended the appointment of Colin  Carmichael as Interim Chief Executive, Head of Paid Service and Returning  Officer for a further year, until 31 July 2025. 

  The Chief Executive position was included in the approved council staffing  establishment and existing approved budgets. 

  The council had traditionally appointed the Chief Executive as returning officer  which is an independent statutory role. 


Members commented that they supported the extension of the Interim Chief Executive’s  contract. 


Councillor Wright proposed, Councillor Everitt seconded and Councillors agreed that: 

“The General Purposes Committee is being asked to review and make the following  recommendations to Full Council: 

1. For Full Council to extend the appointment of Colin Carmichael as Interim Chief  Executive, Head of Paid Service and Returning Officer for a further year, until 31 July  2025; 

2. To note that the Appointment Panel has the responsibility of determining the timing  and process of the appointment of a permanent Chief Executive.”