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Executive post

Leader of the Council


The Leader has responsibility for overall leadership of the Council and representing the borough at a national regional and sub-regional level.  The Leader will take personal responsibility for leading the drive towards corporate improvement, organisational and cultural change, and is responsible for the Council’s governance and ethical framework. 


·             Overall leadership of the Council

·             Overall coordination of the council’s response to Child Sexual Exploitation

·             Overall responsibility for ensuring the Council sets and delivers a balanced budget

·             Setting Corporate Policy

Localism, Police Reform, Deprived communities, Welfare reform, Corporate Plan

·             Reputation Management

·             Corporate Improvement, Innovation and organisational change (including working with Commissioners on the Improvement Plan, a healthy local democracy, and retuning the Council to local democratic control)

·             To lead on Standards & Governance

·             Overall responsibility for Corporate Governance, including signing the Council’s Annual Governance Statement to confirm the Council has appropriate rules, polices and procedures in place and operating effectively for managing its business

·             Corporate Communication

·             To lead the Council’s formal Conciliation and Consultation arrangements

·             Member of the Local Strategic Partnership Board

·             To lead on Financial Management

·             To lead on the development of shared service activity.

·             Community Cohesion

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