Management Structure

Providing the service - the Corporate Management Team

The Elected representatives set out the vision, determine resources and monitor progress. Implementation of the Council's activities falls upon officers (employees). Employees of the Council are led by a Corporate Management Team. We intend to regularly publish travel subsistence and other expenses claimed by the CMT.

Managing Director

Name

Sheena Ramsey
Managing Director - Sheena Ramsey
 

Title

Managing Director and Returning Officer

Contact Details

Tel: 01905 722200

Email: sheena.ramsey@worcester.gov.uk

Key Accountabilities

Overall responsibility for managing the Authority, including organisational development, development of shared culture and values, oversight of corporate and service standards, advice on strategic direction with Members and representing the City Council with partners at sub regional, regional and national level.

  • Provide leadership and direction to enable delivery of the Council's strategic policies and provide overall direction to the workforce.
  • Ensure compliance with current and new statutory duties and policy.
  • Ensure probity, good governance and effective use of resources.
  • To act on behalf of and to the benefit of the Council at all times.
  • Ensure the Council benefits from any additional available resources.
  • To promote and represent the Council within the City and at national Government level.
  • Provide a clear interface for Members with the Council as a whole.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and relationships with other bodies to further the Council's objectives.
  • Provide the Council's workforce with vision and purpose and create an effective enabling culture of delivery.
  • Provide Members within the City with appropriate evidence for policy development and lobbying as appropriate.
  • Deliver effective performance, continuous service improvement and clear lines of accountability.
  • Be the principal adviser to the Leader, Cabinet and Council.
  • Give clear direction to the workforce to secure effective Member support.
  • Be accountable for the use of Council resources and assets and ensure robust risk management and compliance.
  • Lead by example on issues of quality and diversity and challenge any inappropriate behaviour or actions.

Education

  • Local Government Leadership Programme –  OPM 2001 cohort
  • Master of Arts – Equal Opportunities (part-time) 1993 - 1996 University of Northumbria
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Administration 1986 – May 1987 University of Northumbria
  • Geology BSc (hons) - Goldsmiths College, University of London 1986

Career Information

  • Chief Executive Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
    (April 2005 – October 2014)
  • Assistant Chief Executive Newcastle City Council
    (1999 – 2005)
  • Head of Policy and Research Newcastle City Council
    (1996 – 1999)
  • Principal Policy Officer Middlesbrough Borough Council
    (1991 – 1996)

External Roles

  • Member of SOLACE
  • Member of Worcestershire Partnership Executive Group

Salary:

  • £105,000 per annum
  • Returning Officer fees

Travel Allowance

None – business travel reimbursed at agreed rates or at cost for standard travel.

Corporate Director - Resources

Name

Lesley Meagher
Lesley Meagher
 

Title

Corporate Director - Resources

Contact Details

Tel: 01905 722595

Email: lesley.meagher@worcester.gov.uk

Key Accountabilities

As Corporate Director Resources, overall responsibility for a range of professional support services including Finance Services, Internal Audit, Legal Services, Strategy & Transformation, Human Resources, Property, Asset Management, and Revenues & Benefits. Also responsible for providing strategic and financial advice to members, representing the City Council  with partners at sub regional and regional level, and delivering the Council's values and objectives through the Corporate Management Team.

  • S151 Officer
  • Financial Management, Accounting and Budgetary Control
  • Transaction Processing – Payroll, Payments, Invoicing and Cash
  • Treasury Management, Insurance and Taxation
  • Capital Programme, Accounting and Financing
  • Property, Asset Management and Facilities
  • Contracting and Procurement Services
  • Legal and Internal Audit Services
  • Strategic, Corporate and Service Planning
  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Communications & PR
  • ICT and Customer Services
  • Policy & Corporate Performance
  • Business Transformation and Improvement
  • Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Corporate Health and Safety
  • Council Tax, Business Rates and Housing Benefit.

Education

HND Business Studies and Financial Management

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Career Information

Lesley started her career as Trainee Accountant in the NHS at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, progressing through various NHS organisations including Camden & Islington Community NHS Trust and Newham Community NHS Trust where she was appointed as Deputy Finance Director. She then moved into the Higher Education sector and worked at Brunel University as Head of Financial Services, before moving to Middlesex University as Deputy Director of Finance. At the end of 2007 Lesley left London and moved to Worcester City Council as Finance Manager. She progressed to S151 Officer and Finance Service Manager in 2011, to Corporate Director Resources in 2013.

External Roles

Lead Finance Officer South Worcestershire Shared Services Partnership

Non-Executive Director Worcestershire Place Limited

Salary:

£73,969 per annum

Travel Allowance

None – business travel reimbursed at agreed rates or at cost for standard travel.

Corporate Director - Commissioning and Delivery

Name

Rose Rouse

Rose Norris

Title

Corporate Director - Commisioning and Delivery

Contact Details

Tel: 01905 722371

Email: rose.rouse@worcester.gov.uk

Key Accountabilities

As Corporate Director - Commissioning and Delivery, lead director for the council’s ‘intelligent client’ and commissioning functions, contract management and procurement. Also responsible for performance management across the Council, the programme management office and the value for money agenda. Overall responsibility for a range of services including:

  • Cleaner and Greener
  • Leisure
  • Regulatory (environmental health and licensing)
  • Property and Facilities
  • Corporate Health & Safety
  • ICT, and
  • the Customer Services HUB

Education

  • Accelerated Development Programme for Local Government – INLOGOV, University of Birmingham, 2004-2006
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Management – University of York, 2003
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – College of Law, York, 1995
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Law – College of Law, York, 1994
  • BA Hons History – University of Hull, 1991

Career Information

Rose started her public sector career in the police service working as a researcher before moving on to join Harrogate Borough Council in 1999 as Corporate Policy Officer and then Performance and Policy Manager where she led on the corporate arrangements for Best Value, performance management and community engagement. In 2005 she went on to take up regional roles, first as Yorkshire & Humber Local Government Improvement Manager before being promoted to Head of Service with responsibility for the commissioning and delivery of the £5.35m Regional Capacity Building Programme at Local Government Yorkshire & Humber. In this role she was the regional lead on health and social care, waste management and leisure and culture policy.  After working in her own consultancy business, Rose moved to Selby District Council in 2009 where she worked in Head of Service and Director roles with responsibility for commissioning, contract management of environmental and leisure services, strategic partnerships, policy, corporate performance, customers and communities. 

Salary:

£73,969 per annum

Travel Allowance

None – business travel reimbursed at agreed rates or at cost for standard travel.

Corporate Director, Place

Name

David Blake

David Blake

Title

Corporate Director, Place and Service Manager for Economic Development & Planning Policy

Contact Details

Tel: 01905 722536

Email: david.blake@worcester.gov.uk

Key Accountabilities
 

As Director, Place, overall responsibility for delivering improvements to Worcester in physical and economic terms, leading on Corporate Plan objectives to increase prosperity through successful businesses and great jobs, and to continue to enhance our city centre and riverside.

As Service Manager for Economic Development & Planning Policy, responsible for the South Worcestershire Development Plan and other planning policy matters and for supporting the local economy.

  • Physical realm of the city, including the urban landscape
  • Planning policy
  • Business Engagement
  • W6 Technology Park
  • Strategic Economic Plan
  • Economic Development, including enterprise and skills, tourism, visitor economy
  • Joint Museum Shared Service
  • Community Activity & Strategic Housing

 Education

To follow

Career Information
 

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External Roles

To follow

Salary:

£73,969 per annum

Travel Allowance

None – business travel reimbursed at agreed rates or at cost for standard travel.

Legal Services Manager

Name

Tim O'Gara

Timothy O'Gara

Title

Legal Services Manager

Contact Details

Tel: 01905 722019

Email: timothy.ogara@worcester.gov.uk

Key Accountabilities
 

Overall responsibility for the Council's Legal Services Team and the statutory responsibilities of the Monitoring Officer. Responsible for providing advice to members on the scope of the Council's powers, decision making procedures and ethical standards. Part of the Council's Corporate Management Team to deliver council values and corporate objectives.

  • Legal Services
  • Monitoring Officer functions
  • Constitution and decision making framework
  • Standards and Members Code of Conduct
  • Corporate Governance

 Education

  • BSc (HONS) Political Science – University of Plymouth

  • LLB (HONS) Law – University of Liverpool

Career Information
 

Tim is a practising solicitor who began his career in local government at Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. He moved from there to Wiltshire Council and then to West Oxfordshire District Council. He was appointed as the Council's Legal Services Manager in December 2012 and was subsequently appointed as the Council's Monitoring Officer in September 2014.

External Roles

Associate Lecturer – Open University, School of Law

Salary:

£53,610 per annum

Travel Allowance

None – business travel reimbursed at agreed rates or at cost for standard travel.

 

Deputy Director, Cleaner and Greener Service Delivery

Name

David Sutton

Title

Deputy Director, Cleaner and Greener Service Delivery

Contact Details

Tel: 01905 722302

Email: david.sutton@worcester.gov.uk

Key Accountabilities

Deputy Director for Commissioning and Delivery Directorate with overall responsibility for the Cleaner and Greener City Service, providing advice on strategic direction and operational development with Members and representing the City Council with partners at local and regional level, with responsibility as part of the council's Corporate Management Team to deliver council values and corporate objectives.

Key service areas

  • Street Cleansing
  • Waste and recycling collections
  • Parks and Open spaces
  • Community Engagement
  • Sports pitches and equipped play facilities
  • Car parks
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Community Safety
  • Regulatory Services

Education

BSc Physics – Bath University

BSc Environmental Health – University of Wales

Masters in Business Administration – University of Gloucestershire

Career Information

After qualifying as an Environmental Health Officer, David worked in Powys before moving to Birmingham City Council’s Urban Renewal Team in 1995. Moving to Gloucester City Council in 1998, David held a number of roles with the Environmental Health Team, until taking responsibility for the Streetcare, Community Safety and Housing and Homelessness services from 2008 until joining Worcester City Council as Service Manager in 2011.

Salary:

£65,000 per annum

Travel Allowance

None – business travel reimbursed at agreed rates or at cost for standard travel.