8 Business Change Service Director Introductions PDF 492 KB
The Commission received a position summary
from the Strategic Director for Business Change which referenced
the number of interim positions currently in post. There was a
renewed focus to deliver stability for the team, the workforce and
for councillors. Recruitment had
commenced for two statutory posts, Service Directors for Legal and
Finance. The Directorate Leadership
team would need a short time to reflect on the Mayor’s
Bristol Plan; the Local Authority financial position ; and the need to protect frontline
services; against the backdrop of emerging national picture and
central government policy.
Officers tabled the Business Change structure
The Service Directors for Change and Legal and
Democratic Services introduced their service areas.
The following points were raised in
- It was agreed that Service Directors
for HR, Policy, Strategy and Communications and Finance introduce
their areas of service at the next meeting.
Action: Service Directors
- It was noted that Citizen Services
had moved into the Neighbourhoods Directorate and Procurement had
moved to the People Directorate.
- Restructuring was an inevitable next
step in the move towards an automated self-serve environment.
- A Finance Improvement Programme
report was being considered by the Audit Committee, the outcomes
would be shared at the next meeting.
Action: Anna Klonowski
- Members asked for the current
position with regards to the statutory Head of Paid Service post.
Officers confirmed that the Strategic Leadership Team were covering the position on a weekly rotating
basis. The Monitoring Officer confirmed that this was a legitimate
temporary measure whilst the selection process for an interim Head
of Paid Service was being progressed.