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Council Management Structure

Management structure, responsibilities and pay structure

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 one Corporate Director and two Executive Directors. 

The Corporate Director is responsible for a directorate focussed on Economy and Environment (Place). The two Executive Directors are responsible for  Communities (People) and Resources (Support).

Senior Officer salaries, budgets, staffing responsibilities and summary job descriptions for the Chief Executive and Corporate Directors are outlined in the pdf icon pay policy statement [593kb].

The current directorate structure and the service units that sit within each is shown on the pdf icon management structure chart [395kb].

Gender Pay Gap Data

You can pdf icon view the Gender Pay Gap Data for 2019 online [5Mb].

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.

Who To Contact

The Chief Executive Officer of West Berkshire Council is Nick Carter.

01635 519101
Services in areas such as social care and children and young people.

01635 519722
Services supporting the Council, together with corporate and democratic functions.

01635 503540