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Linsey Preston made this Freedom of Information request to Doncaster Borough Council

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Dear Doncaster Borough Council,

Human Resources

Please inform me what questions were used in the interview for the Monitoring Officer OR Head of Legal OR Deputy Head of Legal roles (OR similar senior legal roles within the Council).

Please inform me of the guided/model answers for the above interview?

Please inform me about what the interview comprised i.e. interview and presentation? psychometric testing?

Was an external organisation instructed to carry out the above process?

Yours faithfully,

Linsey Preston

Freedom of Information Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear Ms Preston

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information.

I can confirm your request has been passed to the relevant department who will endeavour to search for any information held and provide you with a response as soon as is possible. This will be within 20 working days and in any case by the 4 May 2021.

Please note that some service areas within the Council are still working on the response to Covid-19 and therefore may not be available to respond to your request at this time. Should this be the case with regard to your request, please be assured we will contact you to advise you further.

Yours sincerely

Lucy McMahon
Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Resources
Doncaster Council

Phone     01302 736000
Address  Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
Email       [email address]
Website  www.doncaster.gov.uk

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Freedom of Information Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear Linsey, unfortunately your request appears to be quite generic. Please can you narrow things down to a specific time period you want information for and ideally the specific role(s) you are interested in e.g. if you are referring to a particular recent advert /recruitment campaign? Once I have your clarification, we can then look to how best to proceed in responding.

Kind regards
Julie Murphy
FOI Lead Officer / Senior HR&OD Officer
Corporate Resources
Doncaster Council
Phone       01302 737618
Address    Floor One, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
Email         [email address]
Website     www.doncster.gov.uk
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Please treat this e-mail as confidential. If you have received this e-mail and it is not addressed to you, please accept my apologies and inform me as soon as possible

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Dear Freedom of Information Requests,

Many thanks for your response. My questions relate to the last occasion the Monitoring Officer role or Head of Legal (or if there isn't this title in the Council) the most senior legal person was recruited. I assume that your HR department holds a record of this recruitment information.

Yours sincerely,

Linsey Preston

Freedom of Information Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear Ms Preston

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for clarifying your request for information.

I can confirm your request has been passed to the relevant department who will endeavour to search for any information held and provide you with a response as soon as is possible. This will be within 20 working days and in any case by the 6 May 2021.

Please note that some service areas within the Council are still working on the response to Covid-19 and therefore may not be available to respond to your request at this time. Should this be the case with regard to your request, please be assured we will contact you to advise you further.

Yours sincerely

Lucy McMahon
Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Resources
Doncaster Council

Phone     01302 737097
Address  Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
Email       [email address]
Website  www.doncaster.gov.uk

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Freedom of Information Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

1 Attachment

Please find below response and attached supporting information in relation
to your FOI request.

Regards

Julie Murphy
FOI Lead Officer / Senior HR&OD Officer

Corporate Resources

Doncaster Council

Phone       01302 737618

Address    Floor One, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Email         [1][email address]

Website     [2]www.doncster.gov.uk

Follow MyDoncaster on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news

 

Please treat this e-mail as confidential. If you have received this e-mail
and it is not addressed to you, please accept my apologies and inform me
as soon as possible

 

 

Name: Linsey Preston

Email: [3][FOI #744228 email]

 

Dear Ms Preston,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 4 April 2021 and
clarified on 7 April 2021 for the most recent recruitment information
relating to the Monitoring Officer role or Head of Legal. Please find
below Doncaster Council’s responses to the questions you have raised.

 

Question 1 - Please inform me what questions were used in the interview
for the Monitoring Officer OR Head of Legal OR Deputy Head of Legal roles
(OR similar senior legal roles within the Council).

Response - See attached.

 

Question 2 - Please inform me of the guided/model answers for the above
interview?

Response - See attached.

 

Question 3 - Please inform me about what the interview comprised i.e.
interview and presentation? psychometric testing?

Response - Candidates took part in a technical interview / assessment and
a main interview which consisted of a presentation and a series of
questions. The interview panel comprised Elected Members from the Chief
Officer Appointments Committee given that the role was a Chief Officer
post and the Monitoring Officer.

 

Question 4 - Was an external organisation instructed to carry out the
above process?

Response - Berwick Partners were appointed as the Council’s recruitment
partner, working with the internal HR team.

I hope that this information is useful to you.

 

Doncaster Council estimate that it has cost £50.00 to respond to this
request for information.

 

Reviewing any decisions made:

If you are not happy with this reply you can ask us to review our
response. To do this, write to us within 40 working days of receiving your
response at the address below or email [4][email address]

Freedom of Information Officer,

Doncaster Council,

Civic Office,

Waterdale

Doncaster,

DN1 3BU

 

You can apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision about our
compliance or otherwise with the Freedom of Information legislation.
Please contact the Commissioner for details on how to do this - telephone
01625 545700, address: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Internet:
[5]http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/

 

Julie Murphy
FOI Lead Officer / Senior HR&OD Officer

Corporate Resources

Doncaster Council

Phone 01302 737618

Address Floor One, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Email [6][email address]

Website [7]www.doncster.gov.uk

Follow MyDoncaster on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news

Please treat this e-mail as confidential. If you have received this e-mail
and it is not addressed to you, please accept my apologies and inform me
as soon as possible

 

 

From: Linsey Preston <[8][FOI #744228 email]>

Sent: 07 April 2021 23:18

To: Freedom of Information Requests <[9][email address]>

Subject: Re: FOI 64734 - Linsey Preston (on hold)

 

Dear Freedom of Information Requests,

Many thanks for your response. My questions relate to the last occasion
the Monitoring Officer role or Head of Legal (or if there isn't this title
in the Council) the most senior legal person was recruited. I assume that
your HR department holds a record of this recruitment information.

Yours sincerely,

Linsey Preston

 

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