Executive post

Leader of the Council

Description

It is the responsibility of the Leader to Act as head of the Cabinet, select the Cabinet Members and determine their portfolios of responsibility; to appoint committees and sub-committees of the Cabinet and to determine their powers;  to represent and act as ambassador for the Authority; to have overall responsibility for policy development and design; to represent the Council's views on matters of corporate or strategic policy and any other matters which are within (his) terms of reference; to request or commission research and other studies on any matters of policy or service provision within these responsibilities; to prepare and publish a forward plan of key decisions; to present to the Council "State of the Borough" reports and to be responsible for related debates; to provide appropriate and timely Cabinet responses to Scrutiny Committee recommendations and to monitor the implementation of those responses.  Additional individual responsibility for

·        HS2 and Rail Strategy

·        Constellation partnership

·        CCN/LGA

·        Internal Audit

·        Strategic Partnerships

·        Sub-regional activity

·        Devolution

·        Government liaison

·        Oversight of Communications and Media Relations

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