The Chief Executive, Allison Griffin, is the Head of the paid service and is ultimately responsible for all staff. She is the principal advisor for the Council as a corporate body as well as providing assistance and advice for individual Councillors.
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:
Leader of Council's Liaison Group
Somerset Chief Executive Group
Health and Safety
The Chief Executive's section is responsible for dealing with Ombudsman's queries as part of the complaints process.
The Strategic Directors
Between them, the two Strategic Directors at Sedgemoor District Council lead, mentor and support its Senior Managers.
Doug Bamsey - Strategic Director
Bob Brown - Strategic Director
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.