Nottinghamshire County Council is the largest employer in the county employing approximately 23,000 people overall, with a budget of £1.2bn that delivers around 500 services to 786,800 people. Nottinghamshire is the 11th largest local authority in England.
The Chief Executive and the four Corporate Directors are responsible for delivering the Council's strategic objectives, managing the activities of the Council’s employees, delivering service improvement and transformation, balancing the budget and advising Councillors on the potential implications of political decisions. The team work closely with all politicians to provide overall leadership and direction for the Council to ensure priorities are addressed and local needs are met.
They also manage the Council’s overall performance, look at ways to improve services and work closely with local organisations including the police, NHS and the wider business community and voluntary sector to deliver the Council’s strategic priorities.
The roles and responsibilities of the chief executive and chief officers are set to be widened further with the creation of a new Health and Wellbeing Board, a Local Enterprise Partnership and the increased powers afforded to local authorities under the Localism Act.
While public accountability and responsibilities have increased over recent years, the Chief Executive and the corporate leadership team must continue to balance the political and managerial dynamics of local authorities.
The public’s democratically elected representatives - the local Councillors - decide the level of remuneration for chief officers on the basis of particular accountability and responsibilities; the size of the job (the range of services to be provided, the numbers of employees and the size of the local population).
Members of the Corporate Leadership Team include:
- Mick Burrows: Chief Executive
- David Pearson: Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director, Adult Social Care, Health and Public Protection
- Jayne Francis-Ward: Corporate Director, Policy, Planning and Corporate Services
- Anthony May: Corporate Director, Children, Families and Cultural Services
- Tim Gregory: Corporate Director, Environment and Resources
- Dr Chris Kenny: Director of Public Health at NHS Nottinghamshire County