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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
Climate change
Events and festivals
Greenspaces
Heritage
Homelessness and housing options
Leisure services
Libraries and community hubs
Medway Commercial Group
Medway Development Company
Sporting legacy
Theatres and arts
Tourism
Voluntary sector

Adults' 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 and health partnerships
Independent safeguarding and review service
Older people
Public health - lead member, including health and wellbeing board

Business Management

  Rupert Turpin
Responsibilities
Audit and counter fraud
Bereavement services
Business management
Commissioning
Community centres
Community wardens
Customer contact
Democracy and governance
Emergency planning
Income generation including new joint ventures
Medway Norse
Registration
Revenue and benefits
Risk management and performance monitoring

Children's Services - Lead Member

  Josie Iles
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 including safeguarding board
Early help (including Medway Action For Families, youth offending team (YOT) and youth services)
Inclusion
SEND including mental health
SEND transport

Education and Schools

  Martin Potter
Responsibilities
Early years
Education safeguarding
Further education
Further education and higher education liaison
Mainstream school transport
Newly qualified teachers
Primary and secondary educational improvement
School organisation and capital projects
School services (including admissions and Medway Test)
Schools liaison
Youth champion (including Medway youth council)

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
External funding including Local Growth Fund
Heritage champion
Inward investment
Medway the place
Strategic partnerships
Strategic regeneration and planning

Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation

  Jane Chitty
Responsibilities
Economic development
Employment
High streets
Licensing (executive functions only)
Local plan
Markets
Planning policy
Regulation - environmental health, trading standards and enforcement (executive functions only)
Social regeneration
South Thames Gateway Building Control Partnership

Resources

  Adrian Gulvin
Responsibilities
Business and administration support service
Category management / procurement
CCTV
Community safety partnership
Complaints policy and management
Council plan and performance and service improvement
HR
ICT
Legal
Property
Transformation and digital services
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