Organisational structure

Senior Leadership Team

  • Interim Chief Executive
  • Interim Director of Corporate Services
  • Deputy Chief Executive

Corporate Management Team

The following officers form the senior management team

  • Assistant Director Communities
  • Assistant Director Delivery
  • Assistant Director Development
  • Assistant Director Finance and Human Resources
  • Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services (Monitoring Officer)
  • Assistant Director Customers and Performance

Chief Executive responsibilities

The Chief Executive is our Head of Paid Service and has responsibility for overall management of the Council, its vision and strategy. The post has line management responsibility for the Deputy Chief Executive and the Director of Corporate Services.

Department of Corporate Services responsibilities

The Director of Corporate Services post is currently filled on an interim basis whilst a new senior management structure is embedded and will become the Director of Resources once a permanent appointment is made. The post is the Council’s Chief Finance Officer (s151), the Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer for national and local elections and has senior management responsibility for the Assistant Director Legal & Democratic Services (Monitoring Officer), the Assistant Director Finance & HR (Deputy s151), the Assistant Director Customers & Performance and for IT Services (part of a shared service with South Lakeland District Council).

The department provides a mix of support and front line services as follows:

  • Legal & Democratic Services - Legal advice and support to Members and client departments; Elections; Member Services; Scrutiny and Information Governance.

  • Finance - Financial Advice and Accountancy; Insurance and Risk Management; Payroll; Purchasing; Treasury Management; Creditors and Sundry Debtors.

  • HR - Employee Relations; Recruitment; Learning and Development; Personnel Admin; Corporate Health and Well-being.

  • Revenues and Benefits - Council Tax, Business Rates, Housing Benefits and Council Tax Reduction.
  • Policy, Performance and Customers – Customer Services; Alston Local Links centre; Communications and the Council’s Websites; Corporate Policy and Performance Management.
  • IT services (part of shared service with South Lakeland District Council).

Deputy Chief Executive Department responsibilities

The Deputy Chief Executive takes the lead on the development and delivery of the Council’s plans to meet the long-term challenges for Eden, such as delivering more homes, creating higher paid jobs and improving transport infrastructure. They lead the district’s plans for place-shaping and masterplanning and have senior management responsibility for the following sections (please note that the distribution of services in the sections may change throughout 2021):

  • Communities - Food Safety, Health and Safety enforcement; Environmental Protection; Community Wardens; Pest Control; Housing (including grants); Private housing conditions and enforcement; Homelessness; Social Housing services; Housing policy; Disabled Facilities Grants; Health and Well-being and Licensing.

  • Delivery - Contract Management for refuse collection, street cleaning, grounds maintenance and building cleaning; Emergency Response including flood management; Facilities and Estates Management; Corporate Health and Safety; Sports facilities and the leisure services' contract; Equalities work across the district and Building Control.

  • Development - Economic Development; Town Centres including the provision of a markets service; Tourism promotion and development; Tourist Information Centre support; management of Penrith Museum and partnership working with a range of private and public sector agencies; Planning Policy (setting the planning policy framework for the district and managing building conservation policy and the local plan); Development Management (dealing with planning applications, approvals and enforcement)l; Planning Services Support (administration support, the Gazetteer function and street naming and numbering) and Land Charges.

Organisational Scale

Permanent posts by department as at 1 January 2021. Please note some temporary line management arrangements are currently in place.
Department Full Time Equivalent Employees
Chief Executive 2.0
Corporate Services 65.7
People and Place 86.93
All departments Total 154.64

Organisational Structure