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Deputy Leader of the council | Birmingham City Council

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Deputy Leader of the council

Councillor Brigid Jones

Business Change:

All major business change programmes.

Efficiency and improvement for the Council:

including governance and performance of third-parties Jointly, with the Leader, to take a strategic lead in relation to efficiency and improvement across all Council services and to foster lean governance in all areas of Council work. Oversight of good governance in relation to Council representation on outside bodies; Trading Services; Council-owned companies; and strong ‘client’ governance for externalised services (when Executive decisions needed).

Risk Management:

Strategic risk management, internal audit and holding senior officers to account on the management of risks.

Revenues and Benefits Service:

To ensure effective management of the Revenues and Benefits service.

Customer Services:

To take a strategic lead in the provision of the City Council’s customer services functions.

External Scrutiny and Local Government Ombudsman:

To take appropriate action in response to external scrutiny of the Council through inspectorate, peer or Government improvement and / or local government ombudsman reports.

Open data and Information systems:

To provide strategic leadership and advising all Cabinet members of initiatives that need to be taken in relation to the development of world class technological capability and connectivity in Birmingham.

Whistleblowing and Corporate Complaints Procedure:

To take a corporate lead in relation to Whistleblowing and complaints.

Emergency Planning:

Arrangements for the Council’s response to emergencies including chairing the Contest Board.

Impact and implications of Brexit:

Assessment of the implications of Brexit for Birmingham and co-ordination of requisite strategies by way of response.

To take a lead on information law and data protection matters:

Overall leadership and organisation of information law and data protection matters for the Council.

To challenge any lack of transparency in all work carried out by the Council:

To ensure transparency in all areas of Council work.


Oversight of the Council’s ICT strategy, information Governance and General Data Protection Regulations (G.D.P.R.)


Oversight of the Council’s legal services function including political engagement with the Council’s monitoring officer.