Executive post

Executive Member for Finance and Housing - John Kaiser

Description

5.2.12 Executive Member for Finance and Housing

 

5.2.12.1

To be responsible for overseeing the preparation of the Council’s 3 year rolling budget and

its presentation to Council.

 

5.2.12.2

To act as the Member coordinator for:

 

a) monitoring of the Council’s budget in line with policy decisions;

b) ensuring appropriate financial information is brought to the Executive for

decision.

 

5.2.12.3

To oversee the production of the Council’s budget timetable.

 

5.2.12.4

To oversee the workings of the Council’s finance functions, advising the Shared Internal

Audit and Investigations Service as appropriate and making appropriate recommendations

to the Executive on improvements.

 

5.2.12.5

To oversee the production of the Council’s annual review of fees and charges and the

development of policy in this respect.

 

5.2.12.6

To oversee the preparations for setting the Council Tax.

 

5.2.12.7

To be responsible for the production and presentation to the Executive of the Council’s

Capital Strategy and three/five year Capital Programme and for monitoring and evaluating

performance against targets set by the Executive.

 

5.2.12.8

To monitor the financial impact of the organisational development of the Council including

any structural changes or initiatives.

 

5.2.12.9

Responsible for the financial monitoring of WBC-owned companies.

 

5.2.12.10

To be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the Treasury Management Strategy and

alerting the Executive to issues of concern.

 

5.2.12.11

Responsible for monitoring and ensuring the effective implementation of the Council’s

Revenues and Benefits function, including any new processes or initiatives.

 

5.2.12.12

Responsible for monitoring the Council’s Procurement function.

 

 

5.2.12.13

To take responsibility for overseeing the development of the Council’s contract

procurement strategy with particular regard to the following:

a) ensuring corporate and consistent standards for monitoring and evaluation of

contracts throughout the Council;

 

b) examining with appropriate Officers ways in which contracts of all types can be

better managed on a timely renewal basis to achieve greater value for money;

 

c) to examine potential new ways of procuring services including;

i) outsourcing;

ii) market testing;

iii) public/private partnerships or the Private Finance Initiative;

iv) joint working with other public bodies;

 

d) monitoring and evaluating the performance and value for money of contracts that

have been awarded.

 

5.2.12.14

To take responsibility for overseeing the delivery of planned savings.

 

5.2.12.15

To oversee the production of the service plans for Shared Legal Services and Governance

(including Electoral and Democratic Services).

 

5.2.12.16

To ensure that services to Members are kept under review and that Members are provided

with all the services they reasonably need.

 

5.2.12.17

To be responsible for the design, implementation and effective operation of the 21st

Century Council transformation programme, for delivery of its intended benefits to

residents, its financial benefits and the successful establishment of the new Operating

Model for the Council post-Transformation.

 

5.2.12.18

Responsible for overseeing the Council’s IT function.

 

5.2.12.19

To oversee the implementation of the Council’s Investment Strategy, including oversight of

the Council’s Investment Portfolio, in conjunction with the Leader of the Council and the

Executive Member for Business, Economic Development.

 

5.2.12.20

To oversee the development and implementation of the Council’s Lettings Strategy,

including the Town Centre Regeneration Lettings Strategy.

 

5.2.12.21

To oversee all aspects of the Council’s human resources function, including oversight of

proposed reports for the Personnel Board at draft stage, making recommendations for the

improvement of the service.

 

5.2.12.22

To hold the Director of Corporate Services to account for the performance and

improvement of the services and sufficiency duties.

 

5.2.12.23

To act as the primary press spokesman on all matters relating to the whole of the Finance,

and Housing portfolio (including aspects that are delegated to the Deputy Executive

Member for Finance, and Housing).

 

5.2.12.24

To mentor, support and develop the Deputy Executive Member.

 

5.2.12.25

To oversee the work of the Council’s Housing Services and ensure they are carried out

efficiently and effectively.

 

5.2.12.26

To lead on the Commissioning Strategy for Housing.

 

5.2.12.27

To take responsibility for the development of new or revised Housing policies with due

regard to corporate objectives, including equal opportunities and social inclusion.

 

5.2.12.28

To develop the Council’s strategy for the delivery of housing to meet different demographic

needs, including affordable housing schemes.

 

5.2.12.29

To develop a strategy to ensure the availability of sites for a pipeline to supply the

Council’s housing companies, including seeking external funding for development

opportunities.

 

5.2.12.30

To take responsibility for overseeing the Affordable Housing Strategy and implementing

the Council’s statutory housing functions; including responsibility for the overall

management of the housing stock.

 

5.2.12.31

To liaise with and advise the Affordable Housing Working Group as to requirements.

 

5.2.12.32

To take responsibility for the preparation for and implementation of agreed action plans

from inspections including Housing Inspectorate reviews.

 

5.2.12.33

Responsible for Tenant Services including monitoring liaison with tenants through

discussion with the Council’s representatives on the Tenant and Landlord Improvement

Panel.

 

5.2.12.34

To ensure an effective communication and stakeholder engagement framework is built into

each housing development scheme.

5.2.12.35

To be responsible for the Borough’s housing companies in order to deliver the Council’s

ambition for the delivery of social housing and housing for residents on a median income

and below to aspire to rent or buy.

 

5.2.12.36

To take responsibility for overseeing the development of the contract procurement strategy

within the Housing portfolio, with particular regard to the following:

a) ensuring corporate and consistent standards for monitoring and evaluation of

contracts;

 

b) examining with appropriate Officers ways in which contracts of all types can be

better managed on a timely renewal basis to achieve greater value for money;

 

c) to examine potential new ways of procuring services including;

i) outsourcing;

ii) market testing;

iii) public/private partnerships or the Private Finance Initiative;

iv) joint working with other public bodies;

 

d) monitoring and evaluating the performance and value for money of contracts that

have been awarded.

 

5.2.12.37

To take on any other function, responsibility or role which the Leader may deem from time

to time appropriate and to transfer any function, responsibility or role which the Leader

may deem from time to time appropriate.

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