Chief Executive's Office

Roddy Burns, Chief Executive

Roddy Burns, Chief Executive

Remit:

As Head of Paid Services and Chief Executive of the Moray Council, Roddy is ultimately responsible for providing leadership, motivation and strategic direction for the council’s staff and co-ordinating policy development and overseeing general management through the Corporate Management Team.

Working closely with colleagues in the Corporate Management Team and elected members of the council, his role is to ensure that the council’s corporate objectives are supported across the council by its various departments and their staff. To deliver the council’s vision for Moray to be a place where people choose to live, learn, work and enjoy.

It is Roddy’s responsibility to ensure that strategic decisions are implemented and to monitor their implementation and to encourage an ethos of continuous improvement in all areas of activity within the council.

One of his key roles is to gear the work of the Council to the UK Government and the Scottish Government.

The functions of the Chief Executive’s Office include community planning, best value, governance, corporate planning, public performance reporting, community development and engagement, equalities, emergency planning and internal and external communications and public relations.

Other responsibilities are civic ceremonies.

As Chief Executive, his commitments within the Council include attendance at all meetings of the Full Council held on an eight week cycle, meetings of the Policy and Resources Committee held monthly, meetings of the audit and scrutiny committee and of the Moray Community Planning Partnership Board also held every eight weeks.

The Corporate Plan Steering Group, comprising corporate directors, senior members of the administration group and myself also meets on a regular basis. Roddy also meets with the other political groups represented in the Council.

Roddy’s regular external commitments include meetings of Scottish local authority Chief Executives, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, the Convention of the Highlands and Islands, strategic co-ordinating groups for emergency planning.

Responsible for:

Reports to:

John Ferguson, Community Planning and Development Manager

Service:

Chief Executive's Office

Remit:

The management and development of the operation of community engagement, liaison and support to community organisations (e.g. Forums, Community Councils, MFCHA.), the management of our Community Support Unit which provides community capacity building and support to the community. The post holder is the lead officer for the Community Engagement group of the Community Planning Partnership. The post also involves the creation and development of a range of strategies and policies such as employability and social inclusion for the Council and Community Planning Partnership, involvement in the Community Asset Transfer process and support to TSI and the third sector.

Responsible for:

Community Support Unit

Reports to:

Chief Executive

Bridget Mustard, Corporate Policy Unit Manager

Service:

Chief Executive's Office

Remit:

Assists in overall running of our corporate approach to the delivery of services, helps the development through the Chief Executive to ensure effective and efficient policies and programmes including Best Value, Service & Corporate Planning, Performance Management, Equalities, Corporate Policy, Public Relations and Internal Communications.

Responsible for:

Corporate Policy Unit

Reports to:

Chief Executive