Decision details

Operational Arrangements for the Enterprise Centres

Decision Maker: Joint Cabinet and Employment & General Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

The Economic Development Manager and Service Director - Economic Growth submitted a report seeking approval to put in place the necessary management and staffing arrangements to enable the successful operation of the new Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre alongside the council’s two existing Innovation Centres at Tapton and Dunston.

 

The report sought to put in place a new management and staffing structure which would emulate the successful model currently in place at Tapton and Dunston Innovation Centres. The current and proposed management and staffing structures were attached to the officer’s report at Appendix 1 and the job descriptions for the proposed roles were attached at Appendix 2. 

 

The report identified the financial implications of moving to the new structure, set out a number of alternative options and referenced consideration of other implications.

 

*RESOLVED –

 

1.    That the proposed staffing structure for the Innovation Centre(s) and Northern Gateway Enterprise Centre be approved.

 

2.    That the new role of Centre Co-ordinator be established to replace the current role of Administrative Officer.

 

3.    That the new role of Enterprise Chesterfield Manager be established to replace the current role of Innovation Centres Manager.

 

4.    That the role the Innovation and Enterprise Centres’ play in supporting Chesterfield’s economic recovery be noted.

 

REASON FOR DECISIONS

 

To ensure that the Innovation and Enterprise Centres can operate efficiently, providing a quality service to tenants, both existing and new, and that they can continue to play a valuable role in supporting the local economy as it seeks to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

 

Reason Key: Decision to spend £100,000 or more from an approved budget;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Lynda Sharp Email: lynda.sharp@chesterfield.gov.uk Tel: 01246 345256.

Report author: Lynda Sharp

Publication date: 12/01/2021

Date of decision: 12/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Joint Cabinet and Employment & General Committee

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