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Leader of the Council


Councillor Martin Cox


·  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 of the Policy and Resources 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 Committee’s work in this respect

·  Represent the Council and its interests on regional and national bodies as appropriate including the Kent Council Leaders and the Kent Health and Wellbeing Board

·  To be responsible for the Council’s role in partnerships including leading the Council’s 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 and Safety at Work Champion and attend Health and Safety meetings

·  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



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