The Chief Executive is also the Council’s Head of Paid Service, which is a statutory function. For further details regarding this function, please refer to Section 4F of the Constitution.

  1. a. In the absence of the Chief Executive to nominate a director to exercise all or any of the functions of the Chief Executive during any absence of the Chief Executive, and to advise all councillors accordingly.
    b. In the event of a vacancy in the office of a director, the Chief Executive is authorised to appoint another director or senior officer to act temporarily in his or her place and with the full delegated authority of the officer concerned, and to advise all councillors accordingly.
  2. To appoint any officer as the proper officer where allowed by statute.
  3. a. To authorise directors who wish to undertake lectures or write articles on issues arising solely or mainly from their employment, position and experience with the city council, to undertake the work associated with the preparation and delivery of such activities in normal working hours, subject to all fees being paid to the city council;
    b. To authorise directors to lecture at a College or other establishment throughout a collegiate year.
  4. Pursuant to the statutory appointment of Electoral Registration Officer to appoint any officer(s) as Deputy Electoral Registration Officer with full or partial powers in accordance with Section 52 (2) of the Representation of the People Act 1983.
  5. To act as the shareholder representative on behalf of Cabinet to all of the Council’s companies