Corporate Services Cabinet Member – minutes – 1 July 2008

139 (5) COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER – The Service Director Community Planning and Resources submitted an report seeking approval to establish the post of Community Engagement Officer in Community Planning and Resources.

A post of Community Engagement Officer was required to take forward a number of important actions in the council’s strategic plan. This work would fit in within the wider processes of neighbourhood management in North Lincolnshire.

The job description for the post was effectively the same as two other posts deployed in neighbourhood management roles, these posts were a grade higher than the proposed Community Engagement Officer, and had a small management responsibility.

In the future structure within which the post would fit, the postholder would be responsible for two community engagement fieldwork posts. As the subordinate posts had not yet been established, it was proposed that the Community Engagement Officer post be created at grade 8. Once the subordinate posts were in place, it was anticipated that the service director would then place the post on the higher grade to bring it in line with the two neighbourhood management roles, under the council’s scheme of delegations.

Resolved – (a) That the establishment of the post of Community Engagement Officer (grade 8), with effect from 1 July 2008, be approved, and (b) that when the subordinate posts are established as outlined in the report, the service director re-establishes the post of Community Engagement Officer under the scheme of delegations.

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140 (6) STRATEGIC PLANNING CO-ORDINATOR – The Service Director Community Planning and Resources submitted a report seeking approval for the regrading and redesignation of the post of Strategic Planning Co-ordinator to Community Planning Co-ordinator.

For several years, the post of Strategic Planning Co-ordinator had worked both externally, with partner organisations and communities, and internally on the council’s own strategies and plans. More recently, the majority of strategic planning activity was led by the council’s Strategic Development unit. At the same there was an increasing need for community planning at the level of five areas agreed by the local strategic partnership. With the post currently vacant, there was an opportunity to clarify the change in role and redefine the main responsibilities.

Resolved – That the proposal to regrade and redesignate the post of Strategic Planning Co-ordinator, as set out in the report, be approved.

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