A major role of the Chief Executive is to ensure Senior Managers address new strategies and changes in the law where these are corporate issues.
The Chief Executive has responsibilities in the following areas:
The Chief Executive's section is responsible for dealing with Ombudsman's queries as part of the complaints process.
Between them, the two Strategic Directors at Sedgemoor District Council lead, mentor and support its Senior Managers.
The Directors provide the Authority with strategic management - assisting and supporting the Chief Executive and elected Members in implementing the vision, direction and values of the Authority, working with and through Assistant Directors, Service Managers and Team Leaders.
The Strategic Directors are involved in leading cross-cutting corporate projects and support elected Members to be effective in their roles. There is a rota to deputise for the Chief Executive if required. Their workload is 40% strategic management; 40% operational management and 20% floating between the two and trouble shooting.
The Strategic Directors also establish and maintain effective external working relationships with key people and organisations within the community, Government and other public bodies. Each Director has a remit of responsibility; geographical area to look after and is assigned to work with various committees and work with the Assistant Directors.
This area of work has many and varied duties, but the overall strategic role is to research, develop and carry out a public relations strategy for the Council. The main areas of work are: