How we are organised

Council services

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Chief Executive, Andrew Kerr

The Chief Executive's Office covers strategy, insight, and communications, which incorporates

  • policy and insight
  • strategic change and delivery
  • programme and project management
  • corporate performance management
  • partnership working corporate governance 
  • democratic and committee services
  • resilience and emergency planning
  • the Edinburgh and South East of Scotland City Region Deal programme office
  • media relations
  • employee communications.

Communities and Families - Executive Director, Alistair Gaw 

  • Education and schools
  • early years, lifelong learning
  • libraries and community centres
  • children's social services
  • school estate planning
  • Safer and Stronger Communities.

Safer and Stronger Communities is led by the Council's statutory Chief Social Work Officer and is responsible for

  • the regulation of registered services
  • quality assurance of adult and children's social work
  • governance of the Council's statutory social work functions
  • community justice social work
  • homelessness, including advice, prevention and accommodation
  • Family and Household Support
  • CCTV
  • multi-agency public protection, including child and adult protection
  • offender management
  • domestic abuse
  • asylum seeking
  • refugee services.

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and Edinburgh Integration Joint Board - Chief Officer, Judith Proctor

The Health and Social Care Partnership for the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian, through the Integration Joint Board includes

  • adult social work
  • older people's services
  • disability services
  • learning disabilities
  • community and primary care health services
  • providing care for people in their own homes or in nursing homes.

Place - Executive Director, Paul Lawrence

  • Planning and development
  • economic development
  • locality management
  • housing and council landlord services
  • regulatory services including licensing
  • environmental health
  • waste and environmental cleansing services,
  • parks and green spaces
  • bereavement and scientific services
  • roads, transport and network services
  • public safety and major events support
  • cultural services, venues and museums.

Resources - Executive Director, Stephen Moir

  • Financial services
  • commercial and procurement
  • Lothian Pension Fund
  • human resources
  • learning and development
  • payroll
  • recruitment
  • legal services
  • internal audit
  • risk management,
  • health and safety

Customer and Digital Services including

  • customer contact centre
  • council tax and benefits administration
  • transactional services and city-wide business and administrative support.

Property and facilities management including

  • capital programmes
  • strategic asset management
  • property and assets investment portfolio
  • technical services, security
  • corporate and schools catering
  • janitorial and cleaning services.

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