Public Engagement & Assurance Cabinet Member – Minutes – 22 September 2017

The corresponding report of the following item (Minute 1 refers) contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

1                 (1) REVIEW OF SUPPORT SERVICES CENTRAL OFFICE TEAM – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report seeking approval for a revised structure of the Support Services central office team within Democratic Services.

A review of the current structure of the Support Services central office team was undertaken to ensure that the service was fit for purpose, responsive to future requirements and offered value for money.

It remained important that the service continued to comply with generic support service functions used across the council’s main buildings, and adapt to the service demands of an increasing range of services based at the Civic Centre.  This continued to involve adopting business process improvements to ensure an effective and efficient transformation and flexible service delivery.  The increasing use of information technology and required skills had also been taken into consideration.

Resolved – That the proposed staffing structure, including financial implications, set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.