Decision details

Creation of new post of Head of Business Improvement

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes



The Executive:

1.   Noted the Chief Executive / Head of Paid Services’ decision to revise his staff structure with the creation of the role of Head of Business Improvement; and

2.   Approved the budget for the new role of £95,484 (which includes on-costs) funded from the savings made on the insurance contract renewal which was recently completed. This would be vired to cover the cost of the new post.


To ensure resources are available to create and drive an improvement plan and to address governance challenges in the Council.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

1.       There was an option to fund the role from an alternative budget where ongoing provision was available and this budget would need to be identified.

2.       There was an option of not agreeing to fund this post however the Joint Senior Staffing Committee had delegated the responsibility for the appointment of a Head of Business Improvement to the Head of Paid Service.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:


Report author: Pedro Wrobel

Publication date: 19/04/2024

Date of decision: 18/04/2024

Decided at meeting: 18/04/2024 - Executive

Effective from: 26/04/2024