Human Resources

Northumberland County Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Northumberland County Council,

Human Resources

Please inform me what questions were used in the interview for the Monitoring Officer/Head of Legal role?

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 organsiation instructed to carry out the above process?

Yours faithfully,

Linsey Preston

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 9033  

Dear Enquirer,

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Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 9033   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request.

This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we need
further details from you in order to identify and locate the information.

Therefore I should be grateful if you would clarify the timeframe you
require the information for.
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today we will close your request. If after the 3 month period you then
provide clarification, your request will be logged as a new request.

Yours faithfully

FOI/EIR Co-ordinator - Central Team
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Dear Northumberland County Council,

Please note that my FOI request relates to the role of Monitoring Officer and senior legal roles such as Head of Legal or Chief Solicitor within the Council.

The timeframe is from when the monitoring officer role or other senior solicitor type roles within the council were last recruited please?

Yours faithfully,

Linsey Preston

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 9033   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to recruitment
of the Monitoring Officer. 

Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it.

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the following information in response.

1. Please inform me what questions were used in the interview for the
Monitoring Officer/Head of Legal role?
The current incumbent of the stated roles has been in post since 2015.  We
do not hold this information given the period of time that has elapsed.

2. Please inform me of the guided/model answers for the above interview?
We do not hold this information given the period of time which has elapsed
since appointment to the role

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

We do not hold this information given the period of time which has elapsed
since appointment to the role

4. Was an external organsiation instructed to carry out the above process?
No
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Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

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Yours faithfully

FOI Coordinator -
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk