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Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No



(1)          noted the outcome of the consultation undertaken as set out in paragraph 6 of the report;

(2)          agreed, subject to the outcome of the consultation, the deletion of 5 chief officer posts and creation of 4 chief officer posts as set out in the main report and Appendix A of the report; and

(3)          noted the proposed changes to chief officer pay scales set out in Appendix C of the report which will be considered by Staffing Committee for recommendation to Full Council on 12th September.



An option to maintain the existing senior management structure was considered by the Chief Executive. However, at present almost 70 per cent of the Council’s budget is sited with one member of Management Board within Families and Homes. This creates significant financial and service pressures in one place and should be realigned.

The financial sustainability of social care services remains fragile given the significant growth in demand and ongoing reduction in real term resources.  As such, it is deemed that the new Director of Families, supported by new posts of Director of Adult Care & Quality standards and Director of Children’s Social care will be well placed to provide leadership and focus on transforming the Families service and achieve savings.

As previously stated, there is currently no strategic lead in key administration priorities of violent crime, poverty, climate emergency and communities. The post of Director of Strategic Innovation will ensure we will be able to use evidence and ideas to redesign our interventions towards outcomes more effectively, which will help us to achieve our corporate priorities.

A report on the outcome of the consultation referred to in paragraph 6 below will be presented to Cabinet and will include any other alternative proposals or options put forward by the consultees or unions.




Publication date: 05/09/2019

Date of decision: 05/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

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