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Cabinet

The Cabinet is the Council's executive branch, responsible for proposing the policy framework and budget to the rest of the Council and for taking decisions on resources and priorities throughout the year. The Cabinet delivers and implements the budget and policies decided by the Council.

Portfolio Holders

The Cabinet is currently constituted as follows:

Leader

  Alan Jarrett
Responsibilities
Communications and marketing
Finance
Strategic leadership of the Council

Deputy Leader and Housing and Community Services

  Howard Doe
Responsibilities
Adult learning
All Housing Services (including HRA)
Archives
Armed Forces Covenant
Events and Festivals
Greenspaces
Heritage
Homelessness and Housing Options
Leisure Services
Libraries and Community Hubs
Private sector housing
Sporting Legacy
Theatres and Arts
Tourism
Voluntary Sector

Adult Services

  David Brake
Responsibilities
Adults' Mental Health and Disability Services (including Learning and Physical Disabilities)
Adults' Partnership Commissioning (25+) and Better Care Fund
Community Care
Health
Independent Safeguarding and Review Service
Older people
Public Health (Lead Member) including Health and Wellbeing Board
Sustainability and Transformation Plan
Telecare/Tele Medicare

Business Management

  Rupert Turpin
Responsibilities
Audit and Counter Fraud
Bereavement Services
Business Management
Commissioning
Community Centres
Community Officers
Customer Contact
Democracy and Governance
Emergency Planning
Income Generation
Registration
Revenue & Benefits
Risk Management

Children's Services - Lead Member

  Andrew Mackness
Responsibilities
Children's Partnership Commissioning (0-25)
Children's Provider Services (including Adoption. Fostering, Supported Accommodation and Residential Care)
Children's Social Care and Safeguarding Services
Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (including Mental Health)
Early Help (including Medway Action For Families, Youth Offending Team (YOT) and Youth Services)
Early Years
Inclusion
Medway Commercial Group (MCG)
Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB)

Educational Attainment and Improvement

  Martin Potter
Responsibilities
Further Education
Primary and Secondary Education Improvement
Safeguarding
School Organisation and Capital Projects
School Services (including Admissions and Medway Test)
Schools Liaison

Front Line Services

  Phil Filmer
Responsibilities
Highways
Parking
Public transport
Street Cleaning and Waste Collection/ Recycling/Waste Disposal
Street Lighting
Traffic management
Transport Strategy
Travel Safety

Inward Investment, Strategic Regeneration and Partnerships

  Rodney Chambers
Responsibilities
Heritage Champion
Inward Investment
Local Growth Fund
Medway Ambassador
Strategic Partnerships
Strategic Regeneration and Planning

Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation

  Jane Chitty
Responsibilities
Economic Development
Employment
Local Plan
Markets
Planning Policy
Regulation - Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Enforcement and Licensing (executive functions only)
Social Regeneration
South Thames Gateway Building Control Partnership

Resources

  Adrian Gulvin
Responsibilities
Business and Administration Support Service
Category Management / Procurement
Community Safety Partnership
Complaints Policy and Management
Council Plan
HR
ICT
Joint Ventures
Legal
Performance and Service Improvement
Property
Transformation and Digital services
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