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Our Corporate Leadership Team

The day-to-day management of the council and its services is carried out by our corporate leadership team (CLT). The corporate leadership team is headed up by the Chief Executive, they oversee the development and delivery of all council services and are the main decision-making body which works alongside councillors. Our corporate leadership team consists of the following officers:

Ian Miller

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Contact information

01562 732700
Ian.Miller@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Key responsibilities: departments and teams

Alphabetical listing of establishment post as at March 2024
Title Band Full time equivalent 
Communications Officer 2 0.50
Digital and Communications Officer 3 1.00
Head of Community and Environment WFB013 1.00
Head of NWedR WFB012 1.00
Head of Resources WFB013 1.00
Head of Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services WFB014 1.00
Head of Strategic Growth WFB013 1.00
Senior Communications and Engagements Officer 6 0.88
Solicitor to the Council WFB013 0.65
Web Development and Digital Communications Officer 3 0.68
Web Development Officer 3 0.50

For more information see our organisational structure page.

Salary

£128,035.00 this includes duties as returning officer for district council elections.

Benefits

Reimbursement of business mileage at 40p per mile; discounted membership of Places for People, available to all council staff; variable payments for acting as returning officer in respect of elections other than district council elections.

Job description

View Chief Executive Officer job description - currently under review

Caroline Newlands

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Contact information

01562 732715
Caroline.Newlands@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Key responsibilities: departments and teams

Alphabetical listing of establishment post as at March 2024
Title Band Full time equivalent
Assistant Committee Services Officer 2 0.50
CANVASSER W616 1.92
Casual Elections Assistant 1 0.03
Casual Electoral Services Support Assistant 1 0.03
Contracts/Gen/LGov Solicitor 7 0.50
Corporate Policy Officer 4 2.00
Electoral Services Manager 5 1.00
Electoral Systems Officer 2 1.00
Executive Support Officer 2 1.30
Health and Safety Advisor 5 1.00
HR & Organisational Development Manager 9 1.00
HR Admin Support Apprentice 1 1.00
HR Advisor 4 0.54
HR Business Improvement & Systems Officer 4 0.65
HR Business Support Officer 2 1.54
Legal Support Assistant 2 0.61
Litigation Solicitor 5 0.81
Principal Committee & Member Services Officer 5 1.00
Principal Solicitor 9 0.86
Property/General Solicitor 7 0.81
Senior HR Advisor 6 1.00

For more information see our organisational structure page.

Benefits

Reimbursement of business mileage at 40p per mile; discounted membership of Places for People, available to all council staff.

Salary

£70,557.00 pro rata equivalent £45,862.05

Job description

View Solicitor to the Council role profile

Ostap Paparega

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Contact information

01562732192
Ostap.Paparega@nwedr.org.uk

Key responsibilities: departments and teams

Alphabetical listing of establishment post as at March 2024
Title Band Full time equivalent
Receptionist 2 1.00
Facilities Assistant 1 0.41
Asset Maintenance Compliance Officer 6 1.00
Casual Facilities Assistant 1 0.11
Facilities Assistant 1 1.00
Casual Receptionist 2 0.03
Facilities Assistant - job share 1 0.59
Casual Receptionist 2 0.03
Receptionist 2 0.54
Programme Delivery Manager 8 1.00
Receptionist - Redditch and Bromsgrove Centres 2 1.05
Caretaker 2 0.54
Bromsgrove Business Advisor 4 1.00
Communications and Engagement Officer 5 0.60
Business Growth Manager 5 1.00
UK Shared Prosperity Fund Support Officer 2 1.00
Finance Support Officer 3 1.00

For more information see our organisational structure page.

Benefits

Reimbursement of business mileage at 40p per mile; discounted membership of Places for People, available to all council staff.

Salary

£73,383.00

Job description

View Head of North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration role profile

Helen Ogram

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Contact information

01562 732907
Helen.Ogram@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Key responsibilities: departments and teams

Alphabetical listing of establishment post as at March 2024
Title Band Full time equivalent
Accountant 5 2.00
Assistant Accountant 4 1.91
Business Improvement Officer (DM&T) 5 1.00
Business Support Assistant - Payroll 3 0.50
Business Support Officer 2 1.00
Business Support Officer/Receptionist 2 1.00
CIPFA Accountant Trainee 2 2.00
Finance Support Officer 3 1.43
ICT Manager 9 1.00
Principal Accountant and Deputy Section 151 Officer 9 1.86
Procurement and Purchasing Officer 3 1.00
Project Leader Business Systems and Application Support 5 1.00
Project Leader Networks and Hardware 5 1.00
Project Leader Operational and Network Support 5 1.00
Senior Finance Support Officer 4 1.00
Senior Technical Support Engineer 5 4.00
Technical Support Engineer 1 1.00

For more information see our organisational structure page.

Salary

£70,557.00

Benefits

Reimbursement of business mileage at 40p per mile; discounted membership of Places for People, available to all council staff; payment of professional membership subscription to CIPFA.

Job description (role profile)

View Head of Resources role profile

Lucy Wright

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Contact information

01562 732948
Lucy.Wright@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Key responsibilities: departments and teams

Alphabetical listing of establishment post as at March 2024
Title Band Full time equivalent
Benefit Assessor 3 7.08
Benefits and Revenues Officer 3 1.00
Benefits Project Officer 4 0.81
Business Rates Officer 4 0.54
Business Support Assistant 1 1.81
Compliance Officer 4 1.73
Customer Service Advisor 3 6.01
Customer Services Manager 5 1.00
Financial Inclusion Officer 4 1.81
Financial Support Manager 6 1.00
Overpayments Officer 3 1.30
Revenues and Benfits Officer 3 1.00
Revenues Officer 3 7.30
Revenues Recovery Officer 3 1.81
Revenues Service Manager 6 1.00
Revenues Team Leader 4 1.81
Senior System and Customer Support Officer 4 1.00
Senior Systems Officer 5 1.00
Systems and Subsidy Service Manager 6 1.00
Systems Officer 4 2.54
Trainee Revenues Officer 2 1.00
Visiting Officer 3 1.00

For more information see our organisational structure page.

Salary

£62,759.00

Benefits

Reimbursement of business mileage at 40p per mile; discounted membership of Places for People, available to all council staff.

Job description

View Head of Revenues Benefits and Customer Services role profile

Kate Bailey

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Contact information

01562 732560
Kate.Bailey@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Key responsibilities: departments and teams

Alphabetical listing of establishment post as at March 2024
Title Band Full time equivalent
Collaborative Project Officer 4 1.00
Community Builder 3 0.83
Conservation Officer 5 1.00
Development Management Officer 3 2.00
Disabled Facilities Grant Project Officer 4 1.00
Domestic Abuse Housing Officer 3 1.00
Homeless Support Officer 3 3.68
Homes For Ukraine Liaison Officer 3 2.00
Homes for Ukraine Support Officer 3 1.00
Housing and Enforcement Officer 4 1.00
Housing Advice Assistant 3 3.00
Housing Advice Officer 4 4.00
Housing Advice Officer (Housing Needs) 4 0.50
Housing Advice Team Manager 7 1.00
Housing Enforcement Officer 4 1.00
Housing Manager 8 1.00
Housing Officer 3 1.00
Housing Officer  (Housing Needs) 4 0.50
Housing Pathway Officer 3 2.50
Housing Project Officer 3 0.31
Housing Project Officer 4 1.50
Housing Project Officer (Sustainable Warmth) 4 1.00
Land Charges Project Officer 5 1.00
Planning and Housing Policy Technical Support officer 3 1.00
Planning Manager 9 1.00
Planning Monitoring and Enforcement Officer 3 1.00
Planning Officer 3 1.00
Planning Officer 4 1.00
Plnning Monitoring and Enforcement Officer 3 1.00
Principal Development Management Officer 7 1.00
Principal Environmental Health Officer - housing and water management 8 1.00
Principal Health and Sustainability Officer 6 0.81
Principal Planning Officer 6 1.00
Private Sector Housing Technical Support Officer 3 1.50
Project Officer - Health and Sustainability 2 0.44
Recovery Programme Officer (Housing) 5 1.00
Rough Sleeper Co-ordinator 4 1.00
Senior Development  Management Officer 5 1.00
Senior Development Management Officer 4 1.00
Senior Forward Planning Officer 5 1.00
Senior Housing Advice Officer 5 1.00
Senior Housing and Enforcement Officer 5 1.00
Senior Housing Pathway Officer 5 1.00
Senior Water Management Officer 4 3.00
Technical Support Officer 2 4.00
Temporary Accommodation Manager 4 0.65
Tree and Biodiversity Officer 5 0.81
Water Management Engineer 4 0.59
Water Management Officer (COUNTY) 3 1.00
Water Management Technical Officer 2 0.50

For more information see our organisational structure page.

Benefits

Reimbursement of business mileage at 40p per mile; discounted membership of Places for People, available to all council staff.

Salary

£70,557.00

Job description

View Head of Strategic Growth role profile

Steve Brant

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Contact information

01562 732922
Steve.Brant@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Key responsibilities: departments and teams

Alphabetical listing of establishment post as at March 2024
Title Band Full time equivalent
Arborist 3 3.00
Assistant Ranger 1 1.00
Biodiversity and Conservation Officer 5 1.00
Business Support Officer 2 4.50
Business Support Officer - Enforcement 2 1.00
Casual Education Assistant 2 0.05
Cemetery Officer 2 0.16
Civil Enforcement Officer 2 3.68
Civil Enforcement Officer 3 1.00
Cleansing Operative 1 3.00
Cleansing Operative 2 1.00
Cleansing Operative Level 2 1 3.00
Collections and Interpretation Officer 4 0.97
Commercial Manager 6 1.00
Commercial Sales Officer 3 1.00
Community and Environmental Protection Officer 3 1.00
Community and Environment Strategic Manager 9 1.00
Community Project Officer 4 0.61
Community Services Manager 6 0.81
Countryside Sites Officer 3 1.00
Countryside Sites Officer (Education) 3 1.00
Finance Support Officer 4 1.00
Grounds and Arboricultural Services Officer 5 1.00
Landscape Apprentice WFAPP3 1.00
Mechanic 4 3.00
Mechanical Sweeper Driver 2 2.00
Museum and Tourist Information Centre Assistant 1 0.22
Museum and Tourist Information Centre Co-ordinator 3 0.11
Museum Development Officer 4 0.92
Museum Education and Development Officer 4 0.81
Operational Services Manager 7 1.00
Operational Services Officer 5 1.00
Operational Services Supervisor 3 2.00
Parks and Open Spaces Level 2 Op - Street Cleansing 1 1.00
Parks and Open Spaces Operative 1 2.81
Parks and open Spaces Operative 2 2.00
Parks and Open Spaces Operative -  Level 3 2 7.00
Parks and Open Spaces Operative -  Level 3 3 3.00
Parks and Open Spaces Operative - Level 2 1 1.00
Parks and Open Spaces Operative Level 2 2 1.00
Senior Community and Environmental Protection Officer 5 1.00
Street Scene Level 1 Operative 1 3.00
Street Scene Operative Level 2 1 1.00
Waste Operative Level 2 - Loader 1 27.00
Waste Operative Level 3 - Driver 2 24.00

For more information see our organisational structure page.

Benefits

Reimbursement of business mileage at 40p per mile; discounted membership of Places for People, available to all council staff.

Salary

£70,557.00

Job description

View Head of Community and Environment Services role profile

Senior salaries

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (Statutory Instrument 2015/234) requires local authorities to publish the following information:

  • The number of employees whose salary in that year was at least £50,000 in brackets of £5,000
  • Details of salary and job title of certain senior employees whose salary is at least £50,000
  • Employees whose salaries are £150,000 or more must also be identified by name
  • In addition, the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 requires us to publish a list of responsibilities for example, the services and functions they are responsible for, budget held and number of staff, we are also required to include details of bonuses and ‘benefits in kind’ for all employees whose salary exceeds £50,000.

Our chief executive and heads of service (chief officers) are responsible for different areas of our work which can be identified below. To view our organisation structure chart, which details our top three levels of senior management, visit our organisational structure page. More information on our pay scales is available on our pay and grading structure page.

Statutory and non - statutory chief officers and deputy chief officers

Last updated 18/03/2024

Statutory and non-statutory chief officer and deputy chief officer posts in place as of 1 April 2021 as defined in the Localism Act 2011:

  • Chief Executive (Head of Paid Service)
    • Senior Communications and Engagement Officer
  • Head of Community and Environment Services - post previously titled 'Head of Operational Services' 01/04/2020
  • Head of Resources - post created 01/1/2022 and (Section 151 Officer)
    • ICT Manager
  • Head of Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services 
  • Head of North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration
  • Head of Strategic Growth
    • Planning Manager
  • Solicitor to the Council (Monitoring Officer)
    • Electoral Services Manager
    • HR and Organisational Development Manager
    • Principal Solicitor

The Localism Act 2011, chapter 8, section 43(2) states:

In this Chapter “chief officer”, in relation to a relevant authority, means each of the following:

  1. the head of its paid service designated under section 4(1) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989;
  2. its monitoring officer designated under section 5(1) of that Act;
  3. a statutory chief officer mentioned in section 2(6) of that Act;
  4. a non-statutory chief officer mentioned in section 2(7) of that Act;
  5. a deputy chief officer mentioned in section 2(8) of that Act.
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