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Senior council staff

Senior council staff

The various departments of the council are divided into directorates. Each director has responsibilities for overseeing a cluster of areas. See below for more details. Read our datasets page for more information about the council structure.

Senior staff pay and benefits

Read our datasets page for information about pay and benefits for senior staff. 

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Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the delivery of the council plan
  • Developing partnerships
  • Taking a long-term view of the development of the area
  • Shaping the council's culture through effective overall leadership of the senior management team and staff, and working with the Leader, Executive and Council Members
  • Town Centre Regeneration
  • Governance
  • Internal audit and Investigations
  • Insurance
  • Democratic services
  • Electoral registration and elections

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Responsibilities

  • Children’s social work and early help including youth and youth offending
  • Services for children with disability including special educational needs
  • School admission coordination and authority
  • Schools efficiency planning
  • School facing services
  • Statutory Board support - Safeguarding Board
  • Joint commissioning​ with Health and Wellbeing
Photograph of Heather Thwaites

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Responsibilities

  • Planning and Economic Development
  • Strategic Development Locations
  • Infrastructure development
  • Development Management and Building Control
  • Licensing, Trading standards and Environmental Health
  • Libraries
  • Parks and countryside
  • Waste and recycling
  • Highways and Transport
  • Parking
Photograph of Graham Ebers

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Responsibilities

  • Customer Services
  • Council Tax and benefits
  • Business rates
  • Births, marriages and deaths
  • Commercial property
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Procurement
  • Information management technology
  • Legal
  • Human resources
  • Occupational development
  • Payroll
  • Health and safety​​
  • Facilities management
  • Administration
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