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Review of the Council’s Senior Management Structure

Meeting: 19/04/2023 - Cabinet (Item 175)

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Report of the Cabinet Member for Strategic Growth and Skills is attached.


Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Growth and Skills, presented the report which set out proposals for consultation regarding a review of the wider Chief Officer structure, particularly in relation to the Corporate Core Services. This also delivered on the outstanding balance of the £200k savings from Chief Officer costs within the 22/23 budget and confirmed leadership arrangements for the Corporate Core Department from within existing capacity.


Members discussed the report, noting that the Employment Panel would be involved with the appointment of the Executive Director (Strategy & Transformation), and that there would be a separate set of proposals to achieve the outstanding savings target.




1.    Agreed to the commencement of consultation with affected staff on the proposed structural changes set out within the body of this report. Specifically that:

a)    The posts of Deputy Chief Executive (Chief Officer DCEX Band) and Joint Chief Information Officer (Chief Officer Band F) are deleted;

b)    A new post of Executive Director (Strategy & Transformation) is established at Chief Officer Band H to lead the Corporate Core Department;

c)    The post of Head of Strategic Performance & Intelligence (SM2) is deleted and a new role of Head of Performance & Delivery established (Chief Officer Band A) to replace the previous Head of Delivery post (Chief Officer Band A) and ensure focus on delivery of the Corporate Plan and its associated priorities;

d)    A new Policy Officer role is established (Grade 12) reporting to the Head of Performance & Delivery;

e)    The portfolio of the Assistant Director (Digital, Data and Technology) is expanded to take on joint leadership of the ICT and Digital portfolio across the Council and NHS Greater Manchester in Bury. Leadership responsibility for the Contact Centre will also transfers to this post from the Head of Communication, Marketing & Engagement;

f)     Leadership responsibility for the Communications function transfers from the Deputy Chief Executive to the Executive Director (Strategy & Transformation);

g)    The Assistant Director (Economy & Business) and their current portfolio transfer to the leadership of the Executive Director (Strategy & Transformation) and that this role takes on responsibility for the Bury Adult Education Service and is redesignated Assistant Director (Business & Skills);

h)    The Director of Housing becomes a direct report of the Executive Director (Place) with the Housing portfolio aligned as part of the Business Growth Infrastructure (BGI) Department;

i)     To take account of the proposed changes, that the role of Executive Director (Place) is regraded from Chief Officer Band G to Chief Officer Band H;

j)     To take account of the proposed changes, that the role of Director of Law & Governance is regraded from Chief Officer Band E to Chief Officer Band F;

k)    Leadership responsibility for the Bury Art Museum transfer to the Executive Director Operations;

l)     The One Commissioning Organisation is re-named as the Health and Adult Care Department; and

m)  The Executive Director (Strategic Commissioning) is redesignated Executive Director (Health and Adult Care). The Executive Director (Health and Adult Care) will assume responsibility for leading and implementing the Public Service  ...  view the full minutes text for item 175