Executive post

Leader

Description

The following functions are allocated to the Leader of the Council:

·         to chair meetings of the Cabinet and oversee the preparation of business for its consideration

·         to indicate to the Chief Executive and Executive Directors the priorities and programmes of the Cabinet and majority party, and their likely reaction to new policies or projects

·         to be the principal political spokesman for the County Council at internal and external meetings

·         to decide matters on behalf of another Cabinet Member if he or she is unwell, out of the county, has an interest in a matter under consideration, or is otherwise unable to act, or in the Leader’s absence, to nominate the Deputy Leader or another Cabinet Member to do so.

·         to have responsibility for the following portfolio areas:

·         Strategic Political direction

·         Policy and Strategy

·        Military Covenant and Armed Forces Liaison

 

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