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Review of Senior Management Structure - April 2019

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve the Senior Management Restructure of the Council.

Decision:

Council is recommended to approve:

1. The Director of Pensions post to be regraded from Grade 14 to Grade 15.

2. The Assistant Director Investment and Pensions post to be regraded from Grade 13 to Grade 14.

3. The establishment of an Assistant Director Pensions post Grade 14 subject to appointment by a Special Appointments Committee.

4. The Service Director for City Environment post is redesignated to Director for City Environment and the post be regraded from Grade 13 to Grade 14.

5. The Service Director for Housing post is redesignated to Director for City Housing and the post be regarded from Grade13 to Grade 14.

6. The Head of Communications post is redesignated to Director of Communications and External Relations and the post be regraded from Grade 12 to Grade 14.

7. The Director of Black Country Transport post be regraded from Grade 13 to Grade 14.

 

Cabinet resolved:

1.    That the structural changes outlined within this report be approved to further increase opportunities for creative solutions and increased performance of the Council’s business activities.

2.    That authority be delegated to the Managing Director to undertake any final consultations with employees and trade unions to implement the changes contained within this report.

3.    That it be approved that the fixed term arrangements for the current interim Strategic Director of Place will cease on 31 March 2019, and the post be subsequently deleted.

4.    That it be approved that the Director of Commercial Services post is deleted, the current post holder left the Council on 21 December 2018.

5.    That it be approved that the Service Director for Strategy and Change post is deleted, the current post holder left the Council on 27 January 2019.

6.    That it be approved that the Assistant Director Schools Standards vacant post is deleted.

7.    That it be noted that the structural changes contained within this report will be implemented, subject to approval with effect from 1 April 2019, unless otherwise stated within this report.

8.    That it be noted that a further delegated review of operational structures will take place by the Managing Director/Strategic Executive Board following the appointments approved within this report.

9.    That it be noted that job evaluation takes place, as appropriate where roles have changed as a result of the Senior Management restructure.

10. That it be noted that there are net savings arising from these recommendations to the General Fund in the region of £350,000.

11. That it be noted that the current interim Strategic Director for Place role may remain with the Council to complete some project based work beyond the current contract end date of 31 March 2019.

12. That it be noted that the line management arrangements currently aligned to the Strategic Director for Place are changed as detailed within this report.

13. That it be noted that the line management arrangements currently aligned to the Director of Commercial Services are changed as detailed within this report.

14. That it be noted that the Head of Corporate Landlord post remains vacant until the review of the service has been completed.

15. That it be noted that the Head of Visitor Economy post remains vacant until the review of the service has been completed.

16. That it be noted that the line management arrangements currently aligned to the Service Director for Strategy and Change were changed as detailed within this report with effect from 28 January 2019.

17. That it be noted that a number of services, detailed within this report have transferred to the Director of Governance with effect from 28 January 2019.

18. That it be noted that, as a consequence of the above recommendation, that the Head of Public Service Reform be redesignated Head of Governance and has also transferred under the line management of the Director of Governance, with effect from 28 January 2019.

19. That it be noted that the Head of Business Management will be redesignated the Head of Business Change and assume responsibilities for services as detailed within this report with effect from 28 January 2019.

20. That it be noted that the creation of a Head of Strategy post will have responsibility for the services as detailed within this report.

21. That it be noted that the Head of Human Resources will change reporting lines from the Managing Director to the Deputy Managing Director.

22. That it be noted that the Head of Strategic Commissioning left the Council on 3 March 2019 and the post has been deleted.

23. That it be noted that the Strategic Commissioning Team has been devolved back into each individual service (Children’s, Adults and Public Health), to enable Directors to prioritise commissioning resources in a more agile and flexible way.

24. That it be noted that the Head of People post will be deleted, and a Head of Children’s Improvement and Head of Adults Improvement will be created.

25. That it be noted that the Head of Customer Service post has been deleted following the departure of the postholder on 30 September 2018.

26. That it be noted that, following the review of Customer Services, the function will report to the Director of City Environment.

27. That it be noted that a further review of the structure at the West Midlands Pension Fund will take place following the senior manager changes.

Report author: Laura Phillips

Publication date: 28/03/2019

Date of decision: 27/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 27/03/2019 - Cabinet

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