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Part 2 - Articles of the Constitution

Below are the articles of the Constitution.

13.01    Management structure

13.01.1  General

              The Council will engage Officers to enable it to carry out its functions.

13.01.2  Statutory Officer posts:




Head of Paid Service

Local Government and Housing Act 1989 – Section 4

Peter Bungard

Chief Finance Officer

Local Government Act 1972 – Section 151

Steve Mawson

Monitoring Officer

Local Government and Housing Act 1989 – Section 5

Robert Ayliffe

Director of Adult Social Care

Local Authorities Social Services Act 1970 – Section 6

Sarah Scott

Director of Children’s Services

Children’s Act 2004 – Section 18

Chris Spencer

Director of Public Health

National Health Service Act 2006 – Section 73A

Sarah Scott

Statutory Scrutiny Officer

Local Government Act 2000 – Section 9FB

Simon Harper

Data Protection Officer

General Data Protection Regulations Articles 37 to 39. Data Protection Act 2018 Part 3, Chapter 4, sections 69-71.

Jenny Grodzicka


13.02    The role of the Head of the Paid Service

              The role of the Head of the Paid Service is to report to the Council on how the Council ought to be staffed, managed and organised so that it operates efficiently and effectively.  The Head of the Paid Service may not be the Monitoring Officer but they may be the Chief Financial Officer if they are a qualified accountant.

13.03    The role of the Monitoring Officer

              The role of the Monitoring Officer is to ensure that the Council operates within the law and its Constitution and deals with local people and businesses fairly and reasonably (that is, without “maladministration”).  Where the Monitoring Officer discovers the Council has or proposes to break the law or that it has or proposes to act unfairly, they must make a report to the Cabinet (if the matter is an executive function) or the full Council (in any other case).

13.04    The role of the Chief Financial Officer

              The role of the Chief Financial Officer is to ensure that the Council uses and manages its financial resources wisely and that decisions relating to the use of the Council’s financial resources are lawful and prudent.

13.05    Conduct of Officers

Officers are required to comply with the Code of Conduct for Employees and the Protocol on Relationships between Officers and Members, which may be found in Part 5 of the Constitution.

13.06    Employment and dismissal of Officers

Officers will be recruited and dismissed in accordance with the Officer Employment Procedure Rules that are set out in Part 4 of the Constitution.

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