Councillor Saghir Alam

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Title: Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Community Safety and Finance

Party: Labour

Political grouping: Labour

Ward: Boston Castle

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

Surgeries are held
First Wednesday 6-7pm Broom Valley Club Room
Second Friday Nominated Street Surgery in Boston Castle District
Third Wednesday 6-7pm Wellgate Community Hub
Fourth Friday Nominated Street Surgery in Boston Castle District.

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
c/o Rotherham Town Hall
Moorgate Street
S60 2TH

Bus. phone:  01709 255959



Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 08/05/2015 - 05/05/2016
  • 06/05/2016 - 06/05/2021
  • 06/05/2021 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Cabinet Member Corporate Services, Community Safety and Finance – Councillor Saghir Alam


Councillor Alam has a legal and business background. He was born in Rotherham and lives with his family. He was elected in 2015 and appointed as Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Finance.

He has experience in public sector leadership and governance both at local and national level.

In the past Councillor Alam served three terms as a Disability Rights Commissioner. He was Lead Commissioner working with Public Sector and Local Government Association andStatutory Committee Member of Equality and Human Rights Commission Leading on Safety and Security and Building a fairer Britain for all.  

Councillor Alam was a Member of Equality 2025 advising Ministers and Senior Government Officials on public policy in Whitehall.  He has served as a Non–Executive Director of the Rotherham NHS Hospital, a Lay Advisor to the National Police Improvement Agency and Expert Member of the Youth Citizen Commission. He was member of Lord Chancellor’s Consultative Committee. He served as Independent Governor at Westminster Foundation for Democracy appointed by Foreign Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 

He has been Patron of Include Me Too, a national organisation that works with children and families and Rotherham Advocacy Partnership.

In 2006 Councillor Alam was awarded an OBE for public service.


Areas of responsibility include:

·       Emergency Planning

·       Day to day work on financial activity (support the Leader in development of the Budget and Capital Strategy)

·       ICT (new ways of working)

·       Internal Audit and Risk Management

·       Chair of Safer Rotherham Partnership

·       Community Safety, Crime Reduction and Anti-Social Behaviour Strategies

·       Legal and Registrar Services

·       Human Resources



Working with you to help build communities that we can all take pride in has always been a priority for the Council.


We value the contributions that people make within their local area, through volunteering and getting involved in decision making, to really make a difference for everyone who lives there. By building on the work we've already done together we can continue to find new ways to meet the challenges facing Rotherham.


Further information regarding the Boston Castle ward can be found on the Council’s website.