Lead Councillor for Corporate and Consumer Services

Description

A)      Audit & Financial Management

 

(1)        To ensure the existence of effective financial and management audit arrangements, reporting any concerns to Audit & Governance Committee as necessary.

 

(2)        To oversee the development and implementation of the following corporate strategies and policies:

 

·         Annual Governance statement and Assurance Report

·         Anti-Fraud Strategy, Fraud Response Plan and Housing Benefit Prosecution Policy

·         Capital Strategy – implementation (Leadership development of Strategy)

·         Corporate Governance

·         Corporate Asset Management Plan (monitoring & implementation responsibilities)

·         Corporate Procurement Strategy

·         Business Continuity Plan

·         Financial Regulations

·         Risk Management Strategy

·         Treasury Management Strategy

 

(3)        To be responsible for the following corporate activities and services:

 

(2)        Financial Management

(3)           Revenues and Benefits 

(4)           Internal Audit and Investigations Team

(5)           Emergency Planning

(6)           Accountancy

(7)           Communications and Promotion

(8)           Submissions to national award schemes

(9)           Democratic Services

(10)        Electoral Registration and Elections

(11)        Facilities Management

(12)        Civic Centre and Corporate Buildings

(13)        Legal Services

(14)        Development and Land & Property, including management of Council buildings and sites (Use of assets with Leadership)

(15)        Markets

 

(4)          To monitor the corporate management of the Council, and the effective delivery of its services to the public; and to oversee the Council's management processes to ensure their effective contribution to the provision of efficient, high quality services; including the need for new services or changes in services where appropriate. (see also Leadership)

 

B)       Equalities and Human Resources

 

(5)        To promote equal opportunities in employment and in the provision and delivery of services, both by the Council and by other agencies providing services locally; to monitor its effectiveness of this provision; and to disseminate good practice - with Neighbourhoods and Communities.

 

(6)        To oversee the development and implementation of the following corporate strategies and policies:

 

·         Human Resources Strategy

·         Pay Policy

 

(7)        To be responsible for the following corporate activities and services:

 

(16)        Corporate Human Resources

(17)        Industrial Relations

(18)        Recruitment and Selection

(19)        Health & Safety (RBC)

(20)        Management Development and Training

(21)     Equal access to premises, facilities and services

 

C)       Performance Management and Service Improvement

(8)        To monitor the delivery of the Council’s Corporate Programme to achieve the savings and transformational change needed to ensure the Council’s financial sustainability and service improvement

(9)        To work with the Chief Executive and the Corporate Management Team and support the Corporate Delivery Board, which will be responsible for implementing the Corporate Programme, to deliver the targets of the eight workstreams:

·         Digital Futures

·         Children’s Company

·         Cultural & Leisure Trust

·         Adults’ Transformation

·         Children’s Transformation

·         Commercialisation

·         Transport & Parking

·         Assets

(10)         To promote a corporate governance framework for the Council, addressing community leadership, service delivery arrangements, structures and processes, risk management and internal controls, and standards of conduct, and to monitor its implementation.

(11)      To oversee the development and implementation of the following corporate strategies and policies:

·         Customer Services Programme

·         Corporate Complaints Procedure and Policy and Procedure for Dealing with Unreasonably Persistent Complainants

·         Information Strategy

·         Information Security Policy

(12)      To be responsible for the following corporate activities and services:

·         Business Support

·         Customer Services

·         Strategic IT

·         Policy, Performance and Community Services

(13)      To promote a corporate framework for performance management and service planning, to identify areas of good and bad performance.

(14)      To promote and oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Improvement Programme and associated corporate projects.

 

(15)        Within the context both of corporate performance management and the overall budget situation, to review and evaluate alternative models of service provision, including developing new partnerships to deliver services differently, in consultation with the Leader and relevant Lead Councillors.

 

D)        Environmental Health & Public Protection

 

(16)      To be responsible for the following environmental health and public protection legislation and services within the Borough (with other Lead Councillors where appropriate):

 

·         Cemeteries and crematorium

·         Sunday trading

·         Consumer advice and trading standards

·         Registrar's service (births, marriages and deaths)

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