Each portfolio is made up of a group of services which reflect the council's strategic objectives.

The role of portfolio holders

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of the council's policies, budget, strategies and service delivery and to take the lead as necessary at Cabinet meetings on items within the portfolio
  • Taking responsibility for a range of council services and functions which are delegated to the Cabinet
  • Making decisions on specific issues within the portfolio as permitted in the Scheme of Delegation and the council's constitution
  • To be accountable to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the council and the local community for the portfolio

Within their area of responsibility, the portfolio holders will:

  • Act as spokespeople inside and outside the council
  • Liaise with relevant council officers
  • Make sure they have a clear understanding and knowledge of their portfolio
  • Make sure the council has appropriate methods of consultation and communication in place
  • Attend the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, and the Policy and Project Advisory Board when required

Community portfolio

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Community development
  • Democracy and members support
  • Elections
  • Partnerships (including international)
  • Risk management
  • Corporate strategy and performance
  • Policy and scrutiny

Development and Economic Growth portfolio

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Strategic housing
  • Economy
  • Town centres
  • Skills
  • Planning policy
  • Development management
  • Building control

Digital First and Corporate portfolio

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Transformation programme and improvement projects
  • Customer experience
  • Website
  • IT and digital
  • Infrastructure
  • Procurement
  • Human resources
  • Payroll
  • Learning and development
  • Legal
  • GDPR
  • Facilities

Environment and Neighbourhood portfolio

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Housing options and homelessness
  • Private sector housing
  • Food, health and safety
  • Environmental control and pollution
  • Waste, cleansing, parks and grounds maintenance
  • Princes Hall
  • Parking
  • Leisure centres
  • Bereavement services
  • Community safety and safeguarding
  • Community patrol
  • Licensing

Finance portfolio

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Finance, audit and insurance
  • Revenues
  • Benefits

Major Projects and Property portfolio

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Regeneration programme
  • Property and estates
  • Capital projects
  • Highways and infrastructure
  • Climate change

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