Council Management Structure
Management structure and responsibilities
The council's management structure is headed by the Chief Executive, the most senior officer employed by the council.
The Chief Executive is supported by two Corporate Directors.
These directors are responsible for directorates focussed on Communities (People) and Economy and Environment (Place).
The Chief Executive also acts as a Corporate Director for a third area, focussed on Resources (Support).
Senior Officer salaries, budgets, staffing responsibilities and summary job descriptions for the Chief Executive and Corporate Directors are outlined in the pay policy statement [110kb].
The current directorate structure and the service units that sit within each is shown on the management structure chart [23kb].
The Leader of the Council
The Leader of the Council is the most senior member of the Council, and is elected at the first Council meeting following a District Election to serve for a four year term.
Their role is to ensure that the decision-making business of the Council runs efficiently and effectively. The Leader also heads the largest political group represented on the Council.
The role of the Leader is different to that of the Chief Executive, who is an Officer, not a political figure, and is responsible for the day to day running of council services. The Leader's function also differs to that of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council, who are Councillors but have non-political civic and ceremonial roles.