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Executive post

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Leader

Description

The Leader of the Council shall have the following responsibilities:

 

  • When present to chair meetings of the Cabinet;

 

  • Appoint and dismiss Portfolio Holders and the Deputy Leader

 

  • Appoint to and dismiss from committees of the Cabinet

 

  • Determine from time to time the roles and areas of responsibility of Portfolio Holders

 

  • In the absence of a Portfolio Holder, or on written notice to that Portfolio Holder, to exercise any of that Portfolio Holder’s functions him/herself or arrange the discharge of those functions by another Portfolio Holder or a Corporate Director

 

  • Champion the Borough locally, nationally and internationally and act as an advocate for its residents

 

  • Work with the Government to maximise opportunities for devolution, fairer funding and growth

 

  • Lead the development and implementation of the Council’s Corporate Plan and Budget

 

  • Oversee Access Harrow and the implementation of the Customer Services Strategy

 

  • Lead the Council’s Strategy to address all forms of inequality   

 

  • Liaise with Government Departments, the Greater London Authority, London Councils, West London Alliance and other local and public bodies

 

  • Champion the Council’s media relations and promote its brand and reputation

 

  • Ensure that the decisions and activities of the Council comply with the highest possible ethical standards and that all Members of the Council adhere to the Code of Conduct.

 

(Note:  Full details of the Leader’s responsibilities can be found in Part 3A of the Council's Constitution).

 

The Leader is also the Strategy, Partnerships, Devolution & Customer Services Portfolio Holder.

 

Portfolio Holder Decisions taken by the Leader can be found on the Leader’s Decisions webpage. 

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