Cabinet Member Portfolios

Leader – David Hodge

‘Deliver corporate policy, financial and strategic leadership’

  • To have principal accountability for the overall political and policy direction of the county council
  • To have principal accountability for the revenue and capital funding of the council – including the setting of annual council tax levy
  • To chair meetings of the Cabinet and oversee the preparation of business for its consideration
  • To be the principal spokesperson in discussions with government departments, local government organisations, regional bodies, CCN, district and boroughs, Surrey Police, NHS, South East 7, Surrey Leaders’ Group and Surrey MPs
  • To support Cabinet Members in their specific roles to improve the outcomes for all residents, business, voluntary and educational sectors in Surrey
  • To oversee the communication strategy of SCC
  • To have oversight of all major contracts and authorisation on behalf of SCC
  • The principal authority to employ any person to a post evaluated with a pay band in excess of £100,000 and consultants on contracts over £50,000
  • To be the final arbitrator for expenditure against the agreed Neighbourhood Improvement Fund and Future Income Fund
  • Oversee the development of, and improvement of, Public Value Review programme, Rapid Improvement Events and lean processes across the council

Deputy Leader – Peter Martin

‘Ensuring effective governance and efficient processes’

  • In the absence of the Leader, to chair meetings of the Cabinet and be principal spokesperson for the county council at internal and external meetings to ensure smooth efficiency of the Cabinet
  • To support the Leader in discussions with government departments, local government organisations, regional bodies, CCN,  districts and boroughs, Surrey Police, NHS, South East 7, Surrey Leaders’ Group and Surrey MPs
  • To be the council spokesperson for Surrey First developments in conjunction with Cabinet Member for Organisational and Regeneration Programmes
  • Review productivity, efficiency and performance monitoring of all directorates and reporting to Cabinet
  • Oversee quality assurance and represent the Cabinet on SCC Quality Board
  • Reviewing and monitoring scrutiny function (select committees)
  • ‘Develop SCC economic, tourism and European strategy’
  • Work with Surrey businesses and tourism sectors to promote all opportunities to improve effective outcomes for Surrey
  • Develop apprenticeships programmes with Surrey business community for NEETS/LAC etc
  • Work with partners to develop cost effective improvements to Basingstoke Canal
  • Take the lead role on broadband
  • To be the principal spokesman for all European matters, identifying funding opportunities for the benefit of Surrey

Transport and Environment – John Furey

A.    ‘Developing effective transport services for Surrey’

  • Lead in relation to the Highways Agency, the SE7, Network Rail, train operating companies, bus companies, motoring and cycling organisations, airports, district and borough councils, and the Department for Transport.
  • Highways and transport services including winter maintenance services
  • Public, community and local transport plans
  • Safer and smarter travel
  • Concessionary travel
  • Aviation
  • Cycle routes
  • Overview of HGV routes, freight quality partnerships and operators’ licences
  • Transport Co-ordination Centre
  • Ensure effective transportation development control that benefits Surrey (with legislation)
  • Public, education and social care transport
  • Major highways/transport contracts and the streetlighting PFI contract
  • Parking
  • Adoption and un-adoption of roads
  • Speed limit changes
  • Air quality
  • Improving localism for environmental issues with boroughs, districts and parishes – eg grass cutting
  • London 2012 road races and time trials

B.    ‘Preserving and enhancing the natural and built environment’

  • Lead in relation to the borough and district councils, Surrey Wildlife Trust, the Environment Agency and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Countryside, including matters relating to the Green Belt, AONB and AGLV unless otherwise delegated, and the countryside management contract with Surrey Wildlife Trust
  • The maintenance of biodiversity in Surrey
  • Gypsies and travellers
  • Countryside rights of way
  • Housing
  • Minerals and waste planning policy
  • Minerals, Waste and Surrey County Council development control
  • Rural policy
  • Sustainability/climate change
  • Infrastructure development
  • Flood and Water Management Act

Change and Efficiency – Denise Le Gal

“Deliver Value for Money and Strong Governance”

  • Corporate governance
  • HR and staff training
  • Develop high quality information management and technology
  • Effective and efficient legal services
  • Oversee the development of procurement role in all areas that represent improved efficiencies and outcomes for residents of Surrey
  • Ensure shared service centre supports all aspects of the organisation
  • Freedom of information/data protection issues
  • Rules of procedure including financial regulations and procurement standing orders
  • Energy conservation
  • Oversee Member development
  • Ensure strong Audit and Risk Assurance is embedded throughout SCC

Children and Learning – Linda Kemeny

“Helping children and young people to achieve their potential”

  • To deputise for the Cabinet Member for Children and Families in relation to schools, colleges, health, police, borough and district councils, and other organisation in the Surrey Alliance for Children, Young People and Families, and the Departments of Children, Schools & Families, and Universities, Innovation and Skills
  • School provision and standards
  • 14-19 education and colleges
  • Partnerships
  • Strategy and commissioning
  • Schools capital investment programme in conjunction with the Cabinet Member for Organisation & Regeneration Programmes
  • To deputise for the Cabinet Member for Children and Families

Children and Families – Mary Angell

‘Protecting young children, their families and to provide opportunities to develop their potential’

  • Lead in relation to schools, colleges, health, police, borough and district councils, and other organisations in the Surrey Alliance for Children, Young People and Families, and the Departments of Children Schools & Families, and Universities, Innovation and Skills
  • The statutory lead member for Children’s Services under the Children’s Act 2004
  • Safeguarding of children
  • Family and preventative services
  • Workforce development
  • Corporate parenting
  • Children’s health

Adult social care and Health – Michael Gosling

“Helping adults to live independently, longer and safely”

  • Commissioning adult docial care
  • Supporting carers
  • Dementia strategy in conjunction with NHS Surrey
  • “Supporting People” programme
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Learning disabilities services and the transfer from NHS Surrey
  • Mental health
  • Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Health liaison arising from the Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Soft transfer of public health along with the JSNA in respect of its use by the Health and Wellbeing Board

Community Safety – Kay Hammond

“Keeping the residents of Surrey safe”

  • Lead in relation to police, probation, criminal justice organisations, prisons, drugs and alcohol action team, domestic abuse organisations, the borough and district councils, and the Home Office on community safety matters
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • Contingency planning (including: emergency planning and business continuity, including the 2012 Olympics)
  • Trading standards
  • Services for young people
  • Youth justice
  • Community safety partnerships
  • Road safety
  • Road casualty reduction
  • Road camera partnership
  • Safer and smarter travel
  • Equalities and diversity
  • Liaison with the Coroner’s Office

Community Services and the 2012 Games – Helyn Clack

“Strengthening communities in Surrey”

  • Lead in relation to voluntary, community and faith organisations, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Library service
  • Adults and community learning
  • Culture, arts, sport
  • Heritage
  • Citizenship and registration services
  • Customer services (contact centres, customer relations)
  • 2012 Games
  • Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012 and Magna Carta 2015
  • Community engagement/local committees
  • Voluntary, community and faith sector
  • Digital inclusion

Assets and Regeneration programmes – Tony Samuels

‘Be at the heart of change opportunities for the benefit of Surrey’

  • To develop regeneration and commercial opportunities for the long term benefit of Surrey CC
  • Oversee all estates and asset management planning to ensure value for money
  • Work with Deputy Leader on developing opportunities in the business and tourism areas
  • Ensure cost effective capital investment programmes in schools in conjunction with Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning
  • Develop joint opportunities for Surrey First Programme in conjunction with Deputy Leader

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