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Appointments Committee

The Council appoints an Appointments Committee to deal with the process of selection and appointment of the Chief Executive and Chief Officers of the authority.

Cabinet

The Cabinet comprises the Leader, Deputy Leader and eight Cabinet Members each with a defined portfolio (or areas of responsibility). Collectively, the Cabinet will make recommendations to the Council on the Council’s overall policy direction.

Corporate Services Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as a Cabinet Advisor, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Committee and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Education and Lifelong Learning Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as a Cabinet Advisor, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Committee and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Housing Strategy Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as a Cabinet Advisor, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Committee and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Leader and Deputy Leader Cabinet Advisory Team

The Leader/Deputy Leader acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Leader/Deputy Leader will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as the Chair of the Scrutiny Management Board and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Leader/Deputy Leader are responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Regeneration and Neighbourhood Management Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as a Cabinet Advisor, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Committee and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Sandwell Direct Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as a Cabinet Advisor, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Committee and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Social Inclusion and Health Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as a Cabinet Advisor, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Committee and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Urban Form Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as a Cabinet Advisor, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Committee and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Youth and Cultural Services Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as a Cabinet Advisor, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Committee and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Cabinet, Scrutiny Management Board and Finance and Audit Scrutiny Committee

The Cabinet, Scrutiny Management Board and the Finance and Audit Scrutiny Committee meet to consider items of interest to both the Executive and Scrutiny sides.

Council

The Council is responsible for approving the overall policy framework including the budget and retains responsibility for regulatory functions (most of which it will delegate to committees operating within the ‘Constitutional’ arm of the decision-making structure. The Council will also have a key role in holding the executive to account.

Education Staffing Committee

The Council appoints an Education Staffing Committee to hear representations against notification of intent to declare posts redundant, submitted by teaching staff employed in non-delegated schools; to determine matters relating to the discipline or dismissal of non-school-based teaching staff and teaching staff in non-delegated schools and to hear representations from non-school based teaching staff in accordance with Stage 3 of the Management of Absence Non-School based Teaching Staff procedures.

Employment Appeals Panel 1

The Council appoints four Employment Appeals Panels to deal with employee relations matters including, appeals against dismissal, disputes under the Grievance Procedure, appeals against decisions to refuse personal applications for re-grading and complaints of alleged harassment under the Harassment Complaints Procedure.

Employment Appeals Panel 2

The Council appoints four Employment Appeals Panels to deal with employee relations matters including, appeals against dismissal, disputes under the Grievance Procedure, appeals against decisions to refuse personal applications for re-grading and complaints of alleged harassment under the Harassment Complaints Procedure.

Employment Appeals Panel 3

The Council appoints four Employment Appeals Panels to deal with employee relations matters including, appeals against dismissal, disputes under the Grievance Procedure, appeals against decisions to refuse personal applications for re-grading and complaints of alleged harassment under the Harassment Complaints Procedure.

Employment Appeals Panel 4

The Council appoints four Employment Appeals Panels to deal with employee relations matters including, appeals against dismissal, disputes under the Grievance Procedure, appeals against decisions to refuse personal applications for re-grading and complaints of alleged harassment under the Harassment Complaints Procedure.

General Purposes Committee

The Council appoints a General Purposes Committee to deal with a diverse range of issues, in particular to make recommendations to Council on the appointment of representatives on outside bodies, civic and ceremonial matters, all matters relating to the boundaries of the Borough and the Wards, the registration of electors and the conduct of European, Parliamentary and local government elections and the power to make, amend, revoke and re-enact by-laws.

General Purposes Appeals Panel

The Council appoints a General Purposes Appeals Panel to determine various appeals from teaching staff and applications for discretionary student awards. In addition, the Panel considers and determines appeals against decisions of the Executive Director for Social Inclusion and Health or the Heads of Service reporting to him/her with regard to residential and non-residential services; residential and nursing homes and representations for registration under the provisions of the Registered Homes Act 1984, the Registered Homes (Amendment) Act 1991 and the Children Act 1989.

Housing Appeals Panel 1

The Council appoints two Housing Appeals Panels to deal with matters including appeals against decisions in respect of specific Housing Management issues; appeals against assessments made for grant purposes in accordance with the Council’s appeals procedure; and matters concerning the repayment of house renovations grant money.

Housing Appeals Panel 2

The Council appoints two Housing Appeals Panels to deal with matters including appeals against decisions in respect of specific Housing Management issues; appeals against assessments made for grant purposes in accordance with the Council’s appeals procedure; and matters concerning the repayment of house renovations grant money.

Joint Consultative Panel

The Council appoints a Joint Consultative Panel comprising elected members and Trade Union representatives in order to provide a means of consultation and a forum for discussion between the Council and its Local Government services employees and craft employees on matters relating to the conditions of service of such employees of the Council, on other matters of common interest and concern and to assist in the consultation process.

Joint Education and Lifelong Learning, Housing Strategy and Urban Form Cabinet Advisory Teams

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Committees and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Joint Leader and Deputy Leader and Corporate Services Cabinet Advisory Teams

The Leader/Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Leader/Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Committees and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Leader/Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Joint Leader and Deputy Leader and Housing Strategy Cabinet Advisory Teams

The Leader/Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Leader/Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Committes and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Leader/Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Joint Leader and Deputy Leader and Urban Form Cabinet Advisory Teams

The Leader/Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Leader/Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Committees and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Leader/Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Joint Social Inclusion and Health and Education and Lifelong Learning Cabinet Advisory Teams

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Committees and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Joint Social Inclusion and Health and Housing Strategy Cabinet Advisory Teams

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Committees and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else.

Licensing Committee

The Council appoints a Licensing Committee to determine all licensing matters arising from the Council's powers and duties under various Acts and Regulations.

Oldbury Town Committee

The Council appoints six Town Committees to involve, consult and represent the community on local issues and on the various policies and strategies of the Council; to consider and to determine the allocation of the local area budget; and to be consulted by the Executive and by the Council, as appropriate, on such matters as major developments, changes to local services and facilities, traffic management issues and the Council’s budget setting process.

Planning Committee

The Council appoints a Planning Committee to deal with matters relating to town and country planning and development control, including the determination of planning applications.

Remuneration Committee

The Council each year appoints a Remuneration Committee to determine matters relating to the pay and conditions of the Chief Executive and Chief Officers of the authority.

Rowley Regis Town Committee

The Council appoints six Town Committees to involve, consult and represent the community on local issues and on the various policies and strategies of the Council; to consider and to determine the allocation of the local area budget; and to be consulted by the Executive and by the Council, as appropriate, on such matters as major developments, changes to local services and facilities, traffic management issues and the Council’s budget setting process.

Scrutiny Management Board

The Council appoints a co-ordinating scrutiny Committee called the Scrutiny Management Board. The remit of this Board is to approve the Annual Scrutiny Work Programme, including those of other scrutiny Committees; to retain or determine which Committee will assume responsibility for any particular issue; to have the powers of overview and scrutiny in relation to Health Authority and associated matters; complaints handling and Ombudsman investigations; matters not within the remit of any other scrutiny committee.

Direct Services Scrutiny Committee

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Committees. Whilst the committees have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference.

Education & Lifelong Learning Scrutiny Committee

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Committees. Whilst the committees have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference.

Environmental Stewardship, Urban Form and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Committees. Whilst the committees have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference.

Equality Scrutiny Committee

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Committees. Whilst the committees have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference.

Finance and Audit Scrutiny Committee

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Committees. Whilst the committees have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference.

older and Vulnerable Adults Scrutiny Committee

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Committees. Whilst the committees have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference.

Performance Management Scrutiny Committee

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Committees. Whilst the committees have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference.

Social Inclusion Scrutiny Committee

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Committees. Whilst the committees have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference.

Youth and Community Services Scrutiny Committee

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Committees. Whilst the committees have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference.

Select Committee on Community Cohesion

The Select Committee on Community Cohesion was established by the Council in May, 2002, to explore means of engaging with communities in the Borough to build and strengthen social cohesion, investigate community concerns including anti-social behaviour and fear of crime and to explore the involvement of minority groups and young people in the decision-making process.

Select Committee on E-Governance

The Select Committee on E-Governance was established by the Council to explore and develop a future vision of how Sandwell, its governance and the role of the Council will develop in the Information Age, explore and develop a second future a vision for electronically enabled and improved public services within Sandwell, with particular reference to Council services and to consider ways of realising these two visions.

Select Committee on Public Sector Housing

The Select Committee on E-Governance was established by the Council to explore options for the future provision of Public Sector Housing.

Smethwick Town Committee

The Council appoints six Town Committees to involve, consult and represent the community on local issues and on the various policies and strategies of the Council; to consider and to determine the allocation of the local area budget; and to be consulted by the Executive and by the Council, as appropriate, on such matters as major developments, changes to local services and facilities, traffic management issues and the Council’s budget setting process.

Standards Committee

The Council at its Annual Meeting each year establishes a Standards Committee. Article 9 of the Council's Constitution sets out the composition of the committee and its role which includes being the guardians of standards of conduct including compliance with a Members’ Code of Conduct and a protocol on member/officer relations.

Tipton Town Committee

The Council appoints six Town Committees to involve, consult and represent the community on local issues and on the various policies and strategies of the Council; to consider and to determine the allocation of the local area budget; and to be consulted by the Executive and by the Council, as appropriate, on such matters as major developments, changes to local services and facilities, traffic management issues and the Council’s budget setting process.

Wednesbury Town Committee

The Council appoints six Town Committees to involve, consult and represent the community on local issues and on the various policies and strategies of the Council; to consider and to determine the allocation of the local area budget; and to be consulted by the Executive and by the Council, as appropriate, on such matters as major developments, changes to local services and facilities, traffic management issues and the Council’s budget setting process.

West Bromwich Town Committee

The Council appoints six Town Committees to involve, consult and represent the community on local issues and on the various policies and strategies of the Council; to consider and to determine the allocation of the local area budget; and to be consulted by the Executive and by the Council, as appropriate, on such matters as major developments, changes to local services and facilities, traffic management issues and the Council’s budget setting process.

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