DD2241 Recruiting to Secretariat’s Head of Scrutiny Post

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD2241
Date signed: 
16 April 2018
Decision by: 
Ed Williams, Executive Director - Assembly Secretariat

Executive summary

The Executive Director of Secretariat intends to contract professional search consultants to assist with recruitment to the Head of Scrutiny and Investigations post within the Secretariat directorate.

 

Decision

That the Executive Director of Secretariat approves:

1.    Expenditure of up to £20,000.00 on professional search consultants to assist with recruitment to the Head of Scrutiny and Investigations post within the Secretariat directorate;

2.    The appointment of Odgers Berndtson to assist with recruitment to the Head of Scrutiny and Investigations post within the Secretariat directorate. 
 

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice

Introduction and background

1.1    Further to informal discussions with leading Members of the London Assembly and GLA HR officers, the Executive Director of Secretariat intends to use executive search professionals regarding recruitment to the currently vacant Head of Scrutiny and Investigations post in the Secretariat directorate. The position is of key importance to supporting the discharge of the London Assembly’s statutory scrutiny functions. As such, the recruitment process is deemed to require additional input from professional search consultants. 

1.2    The recruitment process is due to start in mid-April 2018.
 

Equality comments

2.1    There is not expected to be any negative impact in terms of equality as part of this recruitment, and it will be mindful of all the requirements set out in the Equality Act 2010. 

 

Other considerations

3.1    The Executive Director of Secretariat will be the responsible officer for the GLA in relation to the recruitment, ensuring compliance with corporate standards and policies and with the timetable set out above. 

3.2    This decision falls outside of the terms of reference of the Corporate Investment Board.

3.3    As the proposed expenditure is below £25,000, it is proposed to proceed based on the written quotes obtained from prospective companies by GLA HR. Odgers Berndtson demonstrated best value for money for this project.

3.4     The decision is to be taken in the context of the London Assembly’s GLA Oversight Committee approval (on in March 2017) of the allocations of the London Assembly’s component budget for 2017-18.
 

Financial comments

4.1    The funding allocated to this recruitment process is a maximum of £20,000.00, coming from the Executive Director’s recruitment budget.

 

Planned delivery approach and next steps

 

Activity

Timeline

Procurement of contract [for externally delivered projects]

March 2018

Announcement [if applicable]

March 2018

Delivery Start Date [for project proposals]

March 2018

Final evaluation start and finish (self/external) [delete as applicable]:

June 2018

Delivery End Date [for project proposals]

July 2018

Project Closure: [for project proposals]

July 2018