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Organisational structure

As well as our councillors we have officers to carry out the work of the council and deliver services. We're organised into departments with responsibility for different groups of services. 

Chief executive and our departments

Our interim chief executive is Carol Cooper-Smith. 

There are 4 departments for: 

  • legal and governance
  • resources and business transformation
  • place and communities
  • housing and assets. 

You can find a senior manager organisational chart in the related documents section of this web page. 

Legal and governance

Our director of legal and governance is Ruth Dennis, who is also the monitoring officer. 

Within this department are teams with responsibility for: 

  • legal services
  • democratic and scrutiny services
  • electoral services
  • risk and emergency planning. 

This department also has a shared service with Central Midlands Audit Partnership. 

Resources and business transformation

Our director of resources and business transformation is Craig Bonar.

Within this department are teams with responsibility for: 

  • corporate Finance and Section 151
  • ICT
  • corporate support and transformation
  • revenues and benefits
  • commercial development
  • customer service. 

This department also has a shared service for HR and payroll. 

Place and communities

Our director of place and communities is Theresa Hodgkinson. 

Within this department are teams with responsibility for: 

  • neighbourhoods and environment
  • planning and regulatory services
  • place and wellbeing
  • community services. 

This department also has a shared service for regeneration. 

Housing and assets

Our director of housing and assets is Paul Parkinson, who is also our deputy chief executive. 

Within this department are teams with responsibility for: 

  • assets and investments
  • housing management and tenancy services
  • strategic housing and lettings
  • repairs and maintenance.