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Council Structure

The council has a Chief Executive and three Depute Chief Executives. Each is responsible for service areas as shown:

Chief Executive

  • Head of Finance and Property Services -  Audit, Risk and Counter Fraud Unit, Revenues Unit, Property Management and Development, Financial Management Unit, The Advice Shop, Construction and Design

Depute Chief Executive (Education and Planning Services)

  • Head of Education (Secondary, Community Learning and Inclusion) - Secondary schools Virtual campus Additional Support Needs Community Learning & Development Instrumental Music Service Active schools & community sport Developing the Young Workforce Psychological Services
  • Head of Education (Primary, Early Years and Resources) - Primary schools Early Learning and Childcare Devolved School management Pupil Placement School Infrastructure Business Support for Schools Digital learning and IT Provision
  • Head of Planning, Economic Development and Regeneration - Environmental Health and Trading Standards, Development Planning, Environment Planning and Climate Change, Education Planning, Development Management, Building Standards, Economic Development, Community Regeneration and Employability, Community Planning

Depute Chief Executive (Corporate, Operational and Housing Services)

  • Head of Housing, Customer and Building Services - Housing Need, Housing Strategy, Housing Operations, Customer and Community Services, Performance and Change, Building Services
  • Head of Corporate Services - Corporate Communications, Civic Centre Admin, Performance & Improvement, HR Services, IT Services, Legal Services, Corporate Procurement
  • Head of Operational Services - Roads & Transportation, NETS, Land & Countryside Services, Recycling & Waste Services, Facilities Management/Inprint, Fleet & Community Transport, Public Transport

Depute Chief Executive (Health and Social Care Partnership)

(jointly responsible to Chief Executives of West Lothian Council and Lothian Health)

  • Head of Social Policy - Community Care, Criminal & Youth Justice, Children & Families, Health Improvement