Officer Decisions

Officers exercise delegated decision making powers in respect of both non-executive and executive functions of the Council.

The present Scheme of Delegation from the Leader of the Council, which sets out how executive functions will be discharged, provides for delegated decision making by officers. Appendix 9 of the Constitution sets out the non-executive functions delegated to officers. All executive functions, other than those reserved by Cabinet, may be discharged by officers.

The Chief Executive and Strategic Directors of the Council have established their own sub-schemes of delegation detailing which and how both non-executive and executive functions will be discharged on behalf of the authority.

Decision records for the discharge of functions by officers are published below. These decision records set out the following information:-

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by Council officers.

Officer Decisions

05/01/2022 - (ACH&PH) - Respite Beds at Conway Crescent ref: 1273    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

Decision published: 20/01/2022

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

5 January 2022

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Anne Marie Lubanski

Strategic Director, Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

 

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Non-specific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

To step down the provision of the eight respite beds at Conway Crescent, enabling the resource to deliver hospital surge beds on a temporary basis to support patient flow at TRFT. 

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

The current high numbers of Covid positive cases and outbreaks in Rotherham due to the Omicron variant is impacting on capacity at TRFT and resources for discharge, with a number of providers of intermediate care and nursing care across the borough currently closed to admissions.

 

Adult care provider services deliver 15 intermediate care beds and in the short term an additional 15 hospital surge beds.

 

Our facilities are either closed to admissions due to outbreaks or taking reduced numbers of admissions due to reduced staffing capacity.

 

The decision was made to utilise Conway Crescent for surge provision to ensure delivery of this critical need, supporting patient flow and discharge across Place.

 

The situation is being monitored and reviewed on a daily basis and Conway will revert back to business as usual as soon as the requirement for additional surge capacity reduces.

 

Any families who have had respite cancelled and are in need of alternative support during this short period will be referred to the My Front Door Team.

 

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

No current alternative options were able to be considered due to overall staffing capacity being adversely impacted by the spread of the Omicron variant.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

 

No conflicts of interest declared.

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

N/A

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

None considered.

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to the step down the provision of the eight respite beds at Conway Crescent.

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                     Dated:18 January 2022

 

Name:  Anne Marie Lubanski      

 

Job Title: Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

 

Lead officer: Ian Spicer


24/12/2021 - (R&E) Domestic Abuse Additional DLUHC Funding Proposals ref: 1264    Recommendations Approved

Its recommended to accept proposals for additional spend of Domestic Abuse New Burdens Funding to ensure money is spent by March 22 deadline. Proposals include:

 

·       Homeless support car for the festive break

·       Upskilling 4 DA workers to all risk levels

·       Specialised counselling support for those in safe accommodation

·       Upskilling employees to trauma informed working

·       Provision of 10 x perpetrator intervention programmes

·       Increases in accommodation offer

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 12/01/2022

Effective from: 24/12/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

 

24 December 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Paul Woodcock

Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Non-specific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

1.    That the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment, following consultation with the Cabinet Member and local Domestic Abuse Partnership Board, approves the funding options, as detailed in the officer’s report for the current financial year.

 

2.    That any further underspends will be used to support staffing costs incurred by the Council in order to deliver the Domestic Abuse Act requirements.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

In order to meet the statutory requirements of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

The Council has considered a range of options to meet the needs of victims and the new duties within the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 however, due to the short timescales relating to the current funding the Council has focussed on initiatives that are deliverable within the timescales. 

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

 

No conflicts of interest

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

None

 

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

None

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision regarding Domestic Abuse Additional Funding.

 

       

Dated: 24 December 2021              

Name: Paul Woodcock                        

Job Title: Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sam Barstow


07/01/2022 - (FCS) Determination of the Council Tax Base for 2022/23 ref: 1266    Recommendations Approved

To determine the council tax base for 2022/23 in accordance with Regulations.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 12/01/2022

Effective from: 07/01/2022

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

 

7 January 2022

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Strategic Director - Finance and Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Council Minute No.156 2018/19

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

To determine the Council Tax Base for 2022/23 financial year. In accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 2012 governing its calculation, it is determined that the Council’s Tax Base for the financial year 2022/23 is 71,454.06 Band D Equivalent Properties.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

To comply with statutory requirements to enable the setting of the Council Tax for 2022/23.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

None. 

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

 

None.

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

N/A

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

Report to the Strategic Director – Finance and Customer Services – Calculation of the Council Tax Base 2022/23.

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to the setting of the Council Tax Base for 2022/23.

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                 

Dated         7 January 2022

 

Name:        Judith Badger                              

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Judith Badger


23/12/2021 - (R&E) 21-057 Data and Telephony Platform for Business Centres ref: 1265    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 23/12/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Decision Title

Decision to award 21-057 Data and Telephony Platform for Business Centres following an open procurement process.

Date of Decision:

23 December 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

Tom Smith

Assistant Director of Community Safety & Street Scene

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

Non-specific

Brief Description of Decision:

That the Council proceeds to issue an intent to award of the contract to Holler Technology Ltd

Reasons for the Decision:

The decision is required so the Council can award the contract and works can begin for the data and telephony platform be installed and live by 31 December 2021.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

Alternative options were considered as part of the Tender Evaluation process and are detailed in the Tender Evaluation report.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

No conflicts of interest are declared.

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

Not Applicable.

Reports or parts of reports considered

Business Case – 21-057 Data and Telephony Platform DN530371:

 

Tender Evaluation Report – 21-057 Data and Telephony Platform DN530371:

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision to proceed to issue an intent to award of the contract to Holler Technology Ltd.

 

Signed by the Decision Maker: 

 

 

Dated:       23 December 2021

 

Name:        Tom Smith                          

 

Job Title:   Assistant Director of Community Safety and Street Scene

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tom Smith