How we are organised

Council services

Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service, Andrew Kerr

Education and Children’s Services - Executive Director, Amanda Hatton

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

Chief Social Work Officer functions, including

  • 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
  • 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 sustainable development
  • economic development
  • capital programmes
  • strategic asset management
  • property and assets investment portfolio
  • locality management
  • housing and council landlord services
  • regulatory services, including licensing
  • environmental health
  • waste and environmental cleansing services
  • parks and green spaces
  • facilities management, including, security
  • corporate and schools catering
  • janitorial and cleaning services
  • bereavement and scientific services
  • roads, transport and network services
  • public safety and major events support
  • cultural services, venues and museums
  • homelessness, including advice, prevention and accommodation
  • family and household support
  • the Edinburgh and South East of Scotland City Region Deal programme office

Corporate Services - Executive Director, Dr Deborah Smart

  • financial services
  • commercial and procurement services
  • human resources
  • learning and development
  • payroll
  • recruitment
  • legal services
  • internal audit
  • risk management
  • health and safety
  • digital services
  • customer contact and transactional services
  • council tax and benefits administration
  • city-wide business and administrative support.
  • 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
  • media relations
  • campaigns, marketing, design and brand management
  • employee communications
  • Lothian Pension Fund