Dear Copeland Borough Council,
Please can you set out in detail the recruitment process that was followed for the recent appointment of the Director of Commercial and Corporate Resources:
1. Where and how was the vacancy advertised?
2. Please supply me with a copy of the advertisement of the vacancy.
3. How many candidates applied?
4. How many candidates were shortlisted?
5. Who sat on the shortlisting panel and what is their role in the
6. Who sat on the interview panel and what is their role in the authority?
Please forward a copy of the decision notice approving the appointment.
In addition, please can you advise if the current total remuneration of the Director of Commercial and Corporate Resources is that set by council in December 2015, and if not please advise when the decision was taken to amend the salary and who made that decision. Please forward a copy of the relevant decision notice.
Can you please also advise whether the current salary levels of the Managing Director and of the Director of Customer and Community Services are as set by Council in December 2015, and if not please advise when these salary levels were set and by whom. Please forward a copy of the relevant decision notice.
For the purpose of clarification please assume "salary" means the overall remuneration package, including basic salary plus any additional payments whether one off or continuing,
including for example (but not limited to) market supplement, incentive payment, any additional payments to cover travel/accommodation costs, performance bonus, special responsibility allowance, S151 pay supplement etc.
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