The chief executive is the most senior officer of the council, appointed by councillors to be the 'head of paid service'. Corporate Directors and Directors are officers who report directly to the chief executive. Their areas of responsibility are shown in our organisation structure chart.
Following the Government intervention at Thurrock Council, Dr Dave Smith has been appointed as independent Managing Director Commissioner fulfilling the role of a Chief Executive.
The Managing Director Commissioner is responsible for day-to-day operations of the council and will provide strategic direction and leadership, until such time as a permanent appointment to the vacant post of Chief Executive can be made.
The chief executive is responsible for:
- managing the council's employees, services and work
- setting important directions for the council
- making sure the decisions councillors make are carried out
Senior Leadership Team
Senior Leadership Team is responsible for:
- checking performance across the council
- delivering the government's initiatives and policies
- supporting managers and staff to develop and deliver services
- working with other organisations
Senior Leadership Team membership
|Dr Dave Smith
||Chief Executive and Managing Director Commissioner
||Corporate Director of Adults, Housing and Health
||Corporate Director of Children's Services
||Interim Director of Finance, and Section 151 Officer
||Director of Human Resources, Organisational Development and Transformation
||Interim Director of Legal and Governance, and Monitoring Officer
||Interim Director of Place
||Director of Public Health
||Acting Director of Public Realm
||Director of Strategy, Engagement and Growth
||Communications Advisor – Intervention and Improvement (Interim Director)
||Interim Chief Financial Officer
||Chief Executive's Business Manager
||Delivery and Strategy Manager
We publish a list of senior managers' salaries.