Committee details

Officer Decision Making

Purpose of committee

These meetings are set up as required to facilitate individual key decisions made within the framework of the Officer Scheme of Delegation.


Council delegates decision making powers to Officers through the Officer Scheme of Delegation. There are three Statutory Officers in each local authority who have legal responsibilities for ensuring the Council carries out its statutory duties and in providing advice to elected Members on the implications of decisions.


Other officers, for example the Director of Children’s Services and Learning, also have specific responsibilities under government legislation and these are detailed in Section 3 of the Council Constitution which shows the responsibilities for functions within the Council.