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Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources | Birmingham City Council

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Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Councillor Tristan Chatfield

Summary of responsibilities:


Overall financial direction within the Financial Strategy developed by the Leader, including Best Value and appropriate financial, accounting and audit controls and procedures.

Human Resources

An effective organisational development function for shaping the future workforce of the Council.

Development of effective change/transformational programmes deployed corporately.

Member development programmes.

Processes and procedures to support good staff performance development and equality objectives.

Staffing structures at JNC level and personnel procedures that comply with good practice and natural justice (in consultation with the Leader).

[The Council Business Management Committee deals with issues around the employment of staff and their terms and conditions of employment].

Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility

Application of the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility that requires contractors to offer, inter alia, local employment and training opportunities, and to adopt the Birmingham Living Wage policy.


To take the strategic lead in the consideration of all commercial opportunities available to the Council


Oversight of procurement management.

Contract Management

Strategic approach to and compliance with contract management policy to ensure best value.

Internal Trading Operations

Effectiveness and holding to account the management of all internal trading operations in conjunction with Deputy Leader

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