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Cabinet Member for Finance and Transformation (Camden Council)

Councillor Richard Olszewski (Lab). The role is:

Summary

Leading on making best use of limited funds to meet our objectives, transformation including promoting digital, making sure the council is responsive to citizens & other stakeholders, financial inclusion (finance, property, HR, citizens & customer services, regulatory services, transformation including digital lead).

Detail

To take responsibility for delivery of the aspects of Our Camden Plan that relate to the portfolio functions outlined below and in particular, in response to the challenging financial outlook to: 

  • design services focused on residents and their needs
  • ensure strong financial management
  • strive for Camden to continue its development as a leading digital council. 

To also take a specific lead on delivering the Plan’s commitment to: 

  • increase resident satisfaction with the Council overall and as a result of ‘right first time’ changes in service provision
  • deliver efficiencies to meet the Council’s cost reduction targets
  • set a clear and long-term approach to the Council Tax levels taxpayers can expect to pay in this difficult financial climate
  • develop long-term plans to ensure that we remain a financially stable authority in a very different financial climate
  • work to preserve a dynamic evening and night-time economy, balancing the needs of visitors and businesses with those of local people who may be negatively impacted. 

To have responsibility for functions within the remit of the Cabinet which relate to the Finance and Procurement and Human Resources Divisions of the Corporate Services Directorate as well as customer and citizen services and Council transport services. These include, but not exclusively, the executive matters dealt with by the Finance and Procurement Division of the Corporate Services Directorate but may also include other matters from time to time. In particular, it includes responsibility and political leadership on the Council’s approach to procurement, digital inclusion, the Council’s corporate use of technology and overall digital and technology strategy, including the ICT service in-house or shared and the Council’s Corporate Property function. 

To lead on making best use of limited funds to meet our objectives.

To lead on transformation including promoting digital, making sure the council is responsive to citizens & other stakeholders. 

To lead on financial inclusion (Finance, property, HR, citizens & customer services, regulatory services, transformation including digital lead).

To provide a political strategic lead on customer and citizen services in Camden. 

To be responsible for the overall policy and direction of parking management for the borough. 

To have responsibility for functions within the remit of the Cabinet which relate to the HR function. These include, but not exclusively, the functions dealt with by HR, in particular work force policy and overseeing the implementation of national agreements.

To have responsibility for all regulatory services including Licensing (in so far as they are not the responsibility of the Licensing Committee), planning enforcement, and street trading within the Supporting Communities Directorate. 

To monitor the performance of the Council’s people management policies and be the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Health and Safety, relating to employees and the Council’s internal advice function. 

To be otherwise responsible for the health and safety issues that fall within the remit of this portfolio. 

To be one of the Council’s representatives on the North London Waste Authority.

To be responsible for the aspects of the Council’s response to HS2 and Euston Station that fall within these portfolio responsibilities.

Contact details

Contact Name
Olivia Mensah
Contact Position
Head of Member Support
Telephone
020 7974 6409
Fax: 020 7974 5921
E-mail
richard.olszewski@camden.gov.uk
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/democracy 
Alternative Contact
olivia.mensah@camden.gov.uk

Address

Address
c/o Member Support
Camden Town Hall
Judd Street
London
Postcode
WC1H 9JE

Further details

Parent Body
Camden Council Corporate Services Directorate
Last checked date
29/10/2018
Record ID
9931
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