The Cabinet Member for Business Transformation and Customers presented a report setting out proposals for the restructure of Directorate Leadership teams. It was explained that the changes would enable the Council to deliver on the Council Plan 2019-23 whilst sustaining an effective response to the challenges still presented by the pandemic, with a particular focus on supporting delivery of the Council’s economic recovery and community recovery action plans.
The restructure would also deliver leadership resources to take forward the Council’s organisational development programme, recognising the current pressures on the Medium-Term Financial Plan and the need to use resources wisely.
That the following funding proposals be approved:
· Funding from General Fund reserves of up to £364,000 and up to £135,000 from the Housing Revenue Account working balance to fund the total one-off costs for the proposed 2-year fixed term appointments and supplementary estimates of £7,940 from the General Fund and £9,760 from the Housing Revenue Account to cover the costs of the proposed permanent changes in 2021/22.
· Ongoing funding of £49,490 from the General Fund and £20,940 from the Housing Revenue Account to cover the costs associated with the proposed permanent changes from 2022/23.