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Senior Management Restructure

Meeting: 27/03/2019 - Cabinet (Item 8)

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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  ...  view the full decision text for item 8

Minutes:

Kate Martin, Service Director of Housing, left the room at this point and took no part in the consideration of the item.

 

Councillor Roger Lawrence presented the Review of Senior Management Structure – April 2019 for approval and recommendation to Full Council. The Managing Director had undertaken a thorough review of the current Senior Management Structure to ensure it aligned to the Council’s Vision 2030 and Corporate Plan Objectives and provided good value for money. The change in structure would provide clarity and ensure that the £350,000 savings previously agreed would be achieved. The pay grades discussed in the report referred to the current pay policy.

 

Resolved:

 

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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8


 


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