Chief Executive and senior officers

Chief Executive: Janet Waggott

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c/o Leadership Support Team: 01757 292001

Janet Waggott is Selby District Council's Chief Executive and Assistant Chief Executive at North Yorkshire County Council.  This joint role supports the two councils' Better Together programme, which is designed to support efficiencies and improved services through effective partnership working,

In her chief executive role, Janet is responsible for the delivery of quality services for residents and businesses of the Selby district, working alongside councillors.  The long-term goals of the Council are set out within the Corporate Plan 2020-30, which includes the ambitions to make the Selby district a great place to do business, a great place to enjoy life and a great place to make a make a difference, supported by the Council delivering great value.

Janet is the head of paid service at the District Council and is responsible for all council officers.

Director of Corporate Services and Commissioning: Suzan Harrington

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C/o Leadership Support Team: 01757 292056

Suzan Harrington is the Interim Director of Corporate Services and Commissioning, a role that supports the Council's long-term ambitions to make the district great place to live, a great place to enjoy and a great place to grow - delivering quality services for both residents and businesses.

Suzan is responsible for a range of functions as well as the commissioning of key services. Suzan oversees the following areas: Commissioning, Contracts & Procurement, Housing, Property Services and Economic Development and Regeneration.

Suzan undertakes the role of Deputy Chief Executive.

Director of Economic Regeneration & Growth: Vacant

Seconded to North Yorkshire County Council

Solicitor to the Council and Monitoring Officer: Alison Hartley

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c/o Leadership Support Team: 01757 292056

Alison is Solicitor to the Council and Chief Legal Advisor. In this role, Alison represents the Council on major legal cases and at Council and Executive meetings to ensure the highest standards of governance.  Alison co-ordinates legal advice to the Council's departments, leading the way for best legal practice.  The role includes ensuring that Council functions and services operate in line with the latest legislation and regulation and are updated in response to changes in law that affect the Council's duties and powers.

Alison also has managerial responsibility for Democratic Services and the elections functions of the Council.  As Solicitor to the Council, Alison supports and deputises, where required, for the Chief Executive in her role of Returning Officer.

In addition, Alison is the Council's Monitoring Officer.  This is a statutory role to ensure that the Council, its officers and councillors maintain the highest standards of conduct in all that they do.  The District Council's Monitoring Officer also acts as the Monitoring Officer for town and parish councils in the district.

Chief Finance Officer (Selby District Council and Assistant Director of Strategic Resources (North Yorkshire County Council): Karen Iveson

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c/o Leadership Support Team: 01757 292056

Karen Iveson is in a joint role as Chief Finance Officer for Selby District Council and Assistant Director of Strategic Resources for North Yorkshire County Council, as part of the Better Together collaboration between the two councils.

At Selby DC, Karen is responsible for all the Council’s financial affairs including leading the approach to strategic financial management and providing financial advice, systems and infrastructure to support and ensuring it uses its resources to deliver on the big ambitions.  

Karen champions value for money and works across every part of the organisation to support improved efficiency and to deliver an annual balanced budget along with the regular monitoring, managing and reporting of the Council’s financial performance.

A key part of Karen’s role is to also support the Council to innovate – developing systems for financial modelling and intelligence which underpin funding proposals and bids to deliver investment in Selby district.

Karen is responsible for all the financial policies, procedure rules, systems, processes, practices and skills across the Council, and for ensuring arrangements for managing risk and securing public funds and assets are effective.  Karen supports the Chair of the Council’s Audit and Governance Committee in their scrutiny role, liaising both with internal and external auditors.  Karen is also a Director of Veritau North Yorkshire, a wholly-owned local authority company established to deliver internal audit services to partner councils and other clients.

Head of Community, Partnerships and Customers: Angela Crossland                              Click to contact Angela Crossland

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Angela develops and maintains relationships with key partners and stakeholders, both from within and outside the district, and enables greater involvement of people in the shaping of what we do to ensure council services meet the needs of our communities.  

The role manages a range of portfolios related to cross-sector partnership delivery in health & social care planning; community involvement; arts & culture; community safety; Prevent, & corporate safeguarding.

Angela is responsible for leading the following areas: Customer & Communities and Partnerships & Projects.

Head of Commissioning, Contracts and Procurement: Keith Cadman

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Keith Cadman is the Head of Commissioning, Contracts and Procurement, a role that supports the Council's long-term ambitions for the district by ensuring we deliver high standards of service to our customers.

In this role, Keith manages the Council's strategic commissioning framework, market development, contract management and procurement systems.  An important part of the role is to ensure that the Council's commissioned services provide value for money and achieve a high standard.  Our outsourced services include street scene services operated by Urbaser Ltd and leisure services operated by Inspiring healthy lifestyles.

Keith is responsible for leading the following areas: Contracts and Commissioning & Procurement.

Head of Economic Development and Regeneration - Julian Rudd

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c/o Leadership Support Team: 01757 292056

Julian is Head of Economic Development and Regeneration, a role that supports the Council's long-term ambitions to make the district great place to live – including delivering a programme of regeneration across the three main population centres of the district (Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn in Elmet) and a great place to grow through a wide range of support for the economy and growth. Julian and his teamwork with developers to open up new sites for investment and jobs, liaise with our Local Enterprise Partnership to secure funding and support for new growth and infrastructure and provide practical support for businesses who want to invest or expand in the area.

Julian is responsible for: Town Centre Regeneration, Business Engagement & Support and Inward Investment

Head of Business Development and Improvement: Stuart Robinson

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Stuart Robinson is the Head of Business Development & Improvement, a role that supports the development and delivery of the Council's long-term ambitions for the district, ensuring we have the appropriate skills, capacity and technology to offer the highest standard of service, whilst continuing to find new and innovative ways of delivering council services in the future.

In this role, Stuart reports directly to the Chief Executive and sits on the Council’s Leadership Team.  A key part of the role is to identify and explore new ways of improving the Council's performance, seeking to find new approaches to the way in which we deliver services and drive forward collaborative working with partners such as other local councils.

Stuart is responsible for leading the following areas: Business Transformation, ICT, Human Resources, Customer Services, Taxation & Benefits, Policy & Performance and Marketing & Communications.

 

Head of Planning: Martin Grainger 

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Martin Grainger is the Head of Planning, a role that supports the Council's long-term ambition to make the district a great place to live, enjoy and grow. In this role Martin is responsible for Planning Policy, including the Local Plan, Development Plan documents and supplementary planning documents.

Martin is also responsible for Development Management - dealing with planning applications, listed building consents and other types of development applications. This is about delivering growth while protecting the natural and built environment. Planning enforcement is also one of Martin's areas of responsibility.

Martin currently has managerial responsibility for a range of regulatory services, such as Environmental Health and Enforcement as well as for the Council’s Licensing function.

Martin also deals with Planning Administration, overseeing the preparation of Conservation Area Appraisals and management plans, and has input into the Leeds City Region and York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnerships on planning issues.

Interim service lead for Housing: Sarah Thompson 

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Sarah is currently interim service lead for Housing, a role that supports the Council's long-term make the district great place to live by providing support to those who are, or could be homeless, through effective management of our council housing and working to increase the number of homes in the district.

Sarah is responsible for leading the following areas: Housing Options, Housing Management – including Neighbourhood Officers, Housing Delivery and Debt Control & Housing Enforcement.

Interim service lead for Property Services: Phil Hiscott 

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Phil is currently interim service lead for Property Services, a role that supports the Council to make the district great place to live by maintaining our council homes to a good standard and enables the council to deliver great value by ensuring our property assets are used effectively to supports delivery of the council’s ambitions.

Phil is responsible for leading the following areas: Housing Repairs, Property Services and Asset Management.

Structure chart

You can see a full structure chart for the senior management team.

Senior Officers' pay

You can find out more about senior officers' pay in our annual Pay Policy Statement available on this page.

Disclosure of Interests

In the interests of openness and transparency, we publish the registered interests of its senior staff.  These are updated annually as part of the financial year close down process and External Audit. Read the current versions below.

Janet Waggott

Dave Caulfield

Alison Hartley

Karen Iveson

Angela Crossland

June Rothwell

Julian Rudd

Stuart Robinson

Keith Cadman

Martin Grainger

Suzan Harrington