Agenda and draft minutes

Appointments, Portfolio Holder Decisions/Leader Decisions - Tuesday 17 May 2022 12.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Shire Hall. View directions

Contact: Deborah Moseley  Democratic Services Team Leader

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The Leader of the Council, Councillor Izzi Seccombe confirmed to the Council meeting her decisions concerning appointments to Portfolios and other bodies.





1.      That Councillor Peter Butlin be appointed as Deputy Leader.


2.     That the terms of reference and specific powers of the Cabinet Portfolios and the appointments to them be as set out in the appendix.


3.     That the following are appointed to the bodies listed below:





Joint Negotiating Body – Staff (2 Cabinet members)

 Isobel Seccombe

Andy Jenns

Joint Negotiating Body – Teachers(2 Cabinet members)

 Kam Kaur

Andy Jenns

Adoption Panel (1)

Marian Humphreys


Fostering Panel (1)



ESPO  Management Committee (2 – of which 1 to be a Cabinet member)

Peter Butlin

Martin Watson

ESPO Finance and Audit Committee*

Peter Butlin




Leader Decision Making Session 17 May 2022



Portfolio Holder    

Terms of Reference




Cllr Izzi Seccombe



The Leader will lead the work of the Council and Cabinet and in particular reserves to herself responsibility for the Council’s external relations and overall strategic partnerships.  This includes the making of commitments in partnership settings provided those commitments fall within the Council’s governance arrangements, particularly its budget and policy framework. The Leader will also retain oversight of any emerging Devolution Deal and the approach to Levelling Up.


Deputy Leader

(Finance & Property)

Cllr Peter Butlin


Deputising for the Leader, finance, delivery of the revenue budget and the overall capital programme; procurement and contract management; property; smallholdings; facilities management; oversight of infrastructure delivery and the education capital programme.


Adult Social Care

& Health

Cllr Margaret Bell

Social care services to adults including the delivery of social care and support to older people and people with disabilities; policies and services for safeguarding adults and adult mental health services. Child and adolescent mental health services. Health, including public health and the integration of health with the Council particularly adult and children’s services. Oversight of the arrangements for commissioning adult social care services.


Children & Families

Cllr Jeff Morgan



Overall responsibility for the co-ordination of children’s services. Specific responsibility for child protection and safeguarding; Looked-after Children and Care Leavers, child exploitation; family support and social care for children with specific needs (disabilities). Youth Justice service and Children & Family Centres.



Cllr Kam Kaur


Education and learning services including children with special educational needs and disabilities and inclusion. Early Years Education. Schools, (organisation, sufficiency planning & governance) Post 16 Education, Apprenticeships & Training. Links with further and higher education. Adult and community education.



Cllr Martin Watson


Overall responsibility for economic development; inward investment; interface with the business community and Local Enterprise Partnership; roll-out of broadband and 5G. Tackling deprivation, economic inequalities and post-Covid economic recovery.


Customer & Transformation

Cllr Andy Jenns

Services relating to corporate planning; council transformation programme; customer services; libraries; HR and organisational development; communications; performance management; ICT services; legal, governance & audit.



Environment, Climate & Culture

Cllr Heather Timms




Services relating to the Environment and Climate Change; waste management; gypsies and travellers; country parks; tourism; heritage and culture services.  Community-based place shaping; Localities  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.