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ROLE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE

 

         Be a figurehead for the Council

 

         Provide strong, clear leadership in the co-ordination of policies and in building a political consensus around council policies

 

         Take the lead within this Committee and with the other chairmen, of working with others in building a vision for the Council and community and for overall co- ordination of all Committees work in this respect

 

††† Represent the Council and its interests on regional and national bodies as appropriate, including the Kent Council Leaders

 

         Represent the Council and its interests on appropriate bodies such as and the Kent Health and Wellbeing Board and Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board, when the Council is required to provide a representative

 

         To be responsible for the Councilís role in partnerships including leading the

Councilís contribution to the Mid Kent Improvement Partnership and supporting

partnerships and organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors

 

         To act as Ambassador for the Council and its activities amongst external advisory and interest groups not falling within the responsibility of the other Committees

 

         To act as an advocate for the Council in pressing for changes in national policy

 

         Act as Councillor Health & Safety at Work Champion and attend Corporate Health and Safety Committee meetings

 

         Champion Health and Safety training in order to make sure the authority has the right Health and Safety Strategy

 

         To oversee the objectives are set and delivered by the Corporate Health and Safety Committee and to encourage employee engagement

 

         To support the authorityís efforts to access expert Health and Safety Advice

when required

 

         To foster close links with the business community and develop partnerships to achieve outcomes identified in the Economic Development and Regeneration Strategy

 

         To foster close links and develop partnerships with skills and education providers to achieve outcomes identified in the Economic Development Strategy

 

         To take responsibility for relationships with funders including KCC and the Heritage Lottery fund, service delivery partners including the Chamber of Commerce, Federation of small businesses, Locate in Kent, education and skills providers, voluntary and community groups


ROLE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMUNITIES, HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

 

         Taking the lead within this Committee of working with others in building a vision for the Council and community

 

         To take the lead within this Committee for external relationships with properly constituted Tenants and Residentís Groups and Parish Councils including the Parish Services Scheme

 

         To take the lead within this Committee for all aspects of community engagement

 

         To work with groups such as the Older Personís Forum and the Voluntary Sector including organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Voluntary Action Maidstone, Maidstone Mediation and other important community organisations

 

         To represent the Council on all relevant partnerships including the Kent Waste Partnership, the Kent Community Safety Partnership and the Kent Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee, when the Council is required to provide a representative. (Health scrutiny shall be undertaken in accordance with the agreed Kent Protocols for NHS Overview and Scrutiny from time to time.)

 

         To take the lead on this Committee for ensuring good relationships with funders including Kent County Council and Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), service delivery partners including contractors, voluntary sector and community groups

 

         To act as Member Safeguarding Champion and attend the MBC Maidstone Safeguarding Champions Group and Internal Safeguarding Board meetings. This responsibility may be delegated to another Member of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee