Part 3 - Responsibility for functions

Below are the responsibility for functions.

4.1     In accordance with the Local Government Act 2000 (as amended) the Leader of the Council has determined that executive functions of the Council should be the responsibility of the Cabinet, individual Members of which may take executive decisions within their area of responsibility, and Officers.

4.2       The Cabinet is not responsible for approving the Council’s budget or the Policy Framework.  It is, however, responsible for leading the development of the budget and Policy Framework.  The Cabinet is also responsible for making decisions on the delivery of Council services within the approved budget and Policy Framework in respect of any matter that is not reserved by law or under the Constitution to the full Council or another Council body.

4.3       In Gloucestershire, executive decisions can be taken by the Cabinet collectively, by Cabinet Members individually and by Officers of the Council to whom powers have been delegated.  Decisions will be taken in accordance with the Cabinet Procedure Rules, Access to Information Procedure Rules and the Policy Framework and Budget Procedure Rules.

4.4       Every Cabinet Member is assigned areas of responsibility by the Leader of the Council, as described below.

Area of responsibility

4.4.1    Leader of the Council

  1. Overall responsibility for the Council

2.     Regional and national affairs

  1. Accountable body status – Local Enterprise Partnership
  1. Performance
  1. Communications
  1. Customer Experience

 

4.4.2  Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - Finance and Change

1. MTFS, budget planning, monitoring and BSC

2. Support Services – including HR, legal, property, ICT, commercial, information management and traded services

3. Archives

4. Democratic Services

5. UBICO shareholder

 

4.4.3    Cabinet Member -  Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years

1. Children’s safeguarding

2. Looked After Children/Care Leavers

3. Early help

4. Early years including children’s centres

5.  Adoption and Fostering

6. Children with disabilities

 

4.4.4    Cabinet Member - Environment and  Planning

1.  Vision 2050 strategic housing, major infrastructure – including Local Transport Plan, highways development management and sub-regional partnerships

2. Air Quality and Air Quality Management Strategy

3. Climate change  – including green transport, Electric Vehicle Strategy, Carbon Reduction Strategy, flood resilience, sustainable procurement and green energy

4.  Minerals and Waste Planning and Planning Authority liaison – duty to co-operate

5.  Waste Disposal, waste reduction and recycling, including energy from waste

 

4.4.5    Cabinet Member - Highways and Flood

1.     Highways maintenance and investment

2.     Traffic manager

3.     Streetworks

  1. Highways Asset Management Plan
  1. Public Rights of Way
  1. Flooding protection works

 

4.4.6    Cabinet Member - Public Health and Communities

  1. Public Health
  1. Communities and Asset Based Community Development
  1. Welfare reform
  1. Travellers
  1. Parish and Town Councils
  1. Advice and information

 

4.4.7    Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

  1. Commissioning including joint commissioning
  1. Adult Single Programme
  1. Demand management
  1. Services for vulnerable people
  1. Integrated Care System Lead

 

4.4.8    Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Delivery

1.     GCC-provided services

2.     Adult safeguarding

3.     Operational services for Learning Disabilities and Physical Disabilities

4.     Mental Health

5.     Transitions

6.     Adults living in vulnerable circumstances

7.     Reablement

8.     Residential and Nursing Care

9.     Dementia

10.  Carers

11.  Domiciliary Care

12.  Domestic Abuse

 

4.4.9    Cabinet Member - Economy, Education and Skills

1.     Economic growth

2.      Superfast broadband

3.      Industrial strategy

4.      Post 16 education, skills and apprenticeships

5.      Strategic oversight of education

6.      School funding

7.      School improvement/access and place planning

8.      Special educational needs

9.      Public, community and home to school transport

 

4.4.10  Cabinet Member - Public Protection, Parking and Libraries

1.     Fire and Rescue Service

2.     Civil Contingencies

3.     PCC relationship

4.     Trading Standards

5.     Coroners Service

6.     Road Safety

7.     Parking and TROs

8.     Libraries and Registration

9.     Corporate Health and Safety

4.5         Every area of responsibility shall include the Council’s executive function of investigating and/or prosecuting suspected or actual criminal and civil acts relating to the executive functions referred to in the portfolio.

Note:             Prosecution of suspected criminal acts are subject to authorisation by the Assistant Director of Legal Services.

4.6         The Leader of the Council may appoint up to five Cabinet Project Champions to assist the Cabinet with its work.  Cabinet Project Champions do not have executive powers.

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