Harrow consults on CEO position

Harrow Council is launching a consultation on its senior management structure.

At issue is whether the authority should restore the position of chief executive – a post cut in November 2013 by the previous administration – or whether it should continue to be led by a senior officer who takes on some of the old chief executive duties.

Around 5,000 council staff, local authority school employees, trade union members and councillors will be canvassed on their opinions, and a recommendation on the way forward will be made at this September’s cabinet meeting.

Cllr David Perry, leader of Harrow Council, said: “I pledged that we would consult on this within 30 days of forming the new administration and we are delivering on that. We need to ensure we have the right management arrangements for taking Harrow Council forward, and the input of staff and councillors is crucial to that.”

At present, the senior management team is led by an interim Head of Paid Service and Corporate Director in a job share arrangement.

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