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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

We ask that all residents #StayHomeSaveLives – see a Message from the Leader of the Council

Council Structure

 

Senior Management

Service Post Responsibilities  

Heads of Service Departments

Environment
POST NO: E001
DESIGNATION: Head of Environment
BUDGET: £18.185m for 2019/20
NUMBER OF STAFF: 123.5 Full time equivalent
  • Community Halls
  • Culture
  • Environmental Health
  • Golf Course
  • Highways Liaison
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Open Spaces
  • Operational Services
  • Parking
  • Public Conveniences
  • Refuse & Recycling
  • Street Scene
  • Sustainability
  • The management, training and development of direct reports
Job Description - Head of Environment [pdf] 29KB
Housing and Communities
POST NO: H&C001
DESIGNATION: Head of Housing and Communities
BUDGET: £35.947m for 2019/20
NUMBER OF STAFF: 90.7 Full time equivalent
  • Benefits
  • First Contact including Reception
  • Homelessness & Housing Advice
  • Housing Management
  • Land Charges
  • Revenues
  • Strategic Housing
  • The management, training and development of direct reports
Job Description - Head of Housing and Communities [pdf] 30KB

 

Service Post Responsibilities  

Heads of Support Services

Law
POST NO: LGO2
DESIGNATION: Head of Law
BUDGET: £0.356m for 2019/20
NUMBER OF STAFF: 2.6 Full time equivalent
  • Legal support to the Council
  • Providing corporate legal advice
  • Management, training and development of the Legal Services Team

Note - Note - The budget and staff numbers for this post are also included in the Strategic Director amounts.

Job Description - Head of Law [pdf] 157KB
Governance POST NO: CX20
DESIGNATION: Head of Governance
BUDGET: £0.685m for 2019/20
NUMBER OF STAFF: 5.0 Full time equivalent
  • Committees
  • Compliments and complaints
  • Elections and Electoral Registration
  • Mayor’s Office
  • Media and Communications

Note - The budget and staff numbers for this post are also included in the Strategic Director amounts.

 

 

Other Senior Staff

Service Post Responsibilities
Head of Place and Policy POST NO:
BUDGET: £0.837m for 2019/20
NUMBER OF STAFF: 1.6
Full time equivalent
To advise the Council on matters related to national, sub-regional, strategic and local planning policy, and on matters related to the physical, social and economic regeneration in the Borough.

Note - The budget and staff numbers for this post are also included in the Strategic Director amounts
Head of Partnerships, Licensing & Safer Places

POST NO: R&N120
BUDGET: £0.924m for 2019/20

NUMBER OF STAFF: 4.6 Full time equivalent

  • Management of community / neighbourhood liaison events, seasonal shows and promotions
  • Strategic liaison for community safety partnership, local strategic partnership, GP consortium and Health and wellbeing board
  • Designated officer for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Note - The budget and staff numbers for this post are also included in the Head of Service amounts

Special Projects Officer
POST NO: R&N040
BUDGET: £0m
NUMBER OF STAFF: 0
  • Major planning applications
  • Major planning appeals
  • Major pre-application casework
Finance Services Manager POST NUMBER F203
BUDGET: £0.843m for 2019/20
CURRENT NUMBER OF STAFF: 5.90 Full time equivalent
  • Deputising for the section 151 Officer
  • Delivery of all financial services
  • Payroll
  • Production of the annual statement of accounts

Note - The budget and staff numbers for this post are also included in the Head of Service amounts

Transformation Manager (Revenues & Benefits) POST NUMBER: H&C002
BUDGET: £26.961m for 2019/20
CURRENT NUMBER OF STAFF: 50.8 Full time equivalent

To provide the strategic leadership and drive necessary to transform the Revenues & Benefits Service into a modern (technology driven), lean, and efficient customer focussed service.

Note - The budget and staff numbers for this post are also included in the Head of Service amounts, and includes the cost of Housing Benefits payments.

Transformation Manager (Planning) POST NUMBER: R&N002
BUDGET: £1.560m for 2019/20
CURRENT NUMBER OF STAFF: 12.4 Full time equivalent

To provide the strategic leadership and drive necessary to transform the Planning Service into a modern (technology driven), lean, and efficient customer focussed service.

Note - The budget and staff numbers for this post are also included in the Strategic Director

 

Council Structure Charts