Staff Structure

Details:

Reference Number: 5344
Request Date: 03/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 Has the Council set up a Local Housing Company? If so, please provide the trading name and the number of properties under management.
A.1 No

Q.2 What software do you currently use to manage repairs and maintenance for your properties?
A.2 Total Mobile Repairs / Total Mobile Optimise Scheduling Solution

Q.3 When do the contracts expire on these products?
A.3 Rolling Annual Contract

Q.4 What housing software does the council use to manage its properties and tenants?
A.4 Northgate NPS Housing Management System

Q.5 When do these contracts expire?
A.5 Rolling Annual Contract

Q.6 What software does the council use to prepare its thirty year rolling business plans?
A.6 None

Q.7 Please provide contact details and email addresses for your social housing senior management team.
A.7 Phil Soderquest, Head of Housing and Public Protection, philip.soderquest@northumberland.gov,uk.


 


Details:

Reference Number: 5350
Request Date: 04/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Please could you update me on the following positions please including names, email addresses and contact telephone numbers if possible:-

Q.1 Chief Executive
A.1 Daljit Lally, daljit.lally@northumberland.gov.uk, 0345 600 6400

Q.2 Assistant Directors
A.2 The Council does not have Assistant Directors. The Council has Service Directors who report into an Executive Director:-
Service Director - Adult Social Care - this post is currently vacant.
Service Director - Children's Social Care - Graham Reiter, graham.reiter@northumberland.gov.uk, 0345 600 6400
Service Director - Education & Skills - Dean Jackson, dean.jackson@northumberland.gov.uk, 0345 600 6400
Service Director - Strategic Commissioning & Finance - Neil Bradley, neal.bradley@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk, 0345 600 6400
Service Director - Finance - Alison Elsdon, alison.elsdon@northumberland.gov.uk, 0345 600 6400
Service Director - Place - Paul Jones, Paul.Jones@northumberland.gov.uk, 0345 600 6400
Service Director - Partnerships & Devolution - Geoff Paul. geoff.paul@northumberland.gov.uk. 0345 600 6400

Q.3 Head of Adult Social Care
A.3 The Council does not have this role however we have a Deputy Director of Community Services within Adult Social Care - Stephen Holmes, stephen.holmes@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk, 0345 600 6400

Q.4 Head of Hospital Discharge
A.4 The Council does not have this post

Q.5 Head of Re-enablement
A.5 The Council does not have this post

Q.6 Head of Mental Health
A.6 The Council has a post of Head of Care Management (which is responsible for the Adult Mental Health) this post is currently vacant.

Q.7 Team Managers 
A.7 The Council does not provide details for employees below Head of Service level.

Q.8 All Commissioners
A.8 The Council does not provide details for employees below Head of Service level.

Q.9 Business and Transformation Managers
A.9 The Council does not provide details for employees below Head of Service level.


 


Details:

Reference Number: 5357
Request Date: 07/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 Would it be possible for the name and email address of the financial director or equivalent within the authority please also if you do have a copy of the senior structure of the council with names if I could also request that.
A.1 The Executive Director of Finance at Northumberland County Council is Barry Scarr and his email address is barry.scarr@northumberland.gov.uk 


The link below shows the senior manager structure which is published under the transparency code. Please note the structure is due to be updated and a revised copy will be published on the Council website in due course. https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Structure.aspx#managementstructuresalaries#objectives


Details:

Reference Number: 5361
Request Date: 07/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 How many people does the council currently employ in communications, press office and/or public relations positions? 
A.1  13

Q.2 What was the total annual spend by the council on public relations, press office and communications for the calendar year of 2018?
A.2 £588,180

Q.3 Does the council use any external organisations to handle communications or public relations? If so, which companies are used and how much did the council spend on these services in 2018
A.3 Crystallised were used for a specific budgeted project over a nine month period = £11,499.



 


Details:

Reference Number: 5401
Request Date: 14/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 How many staff work in the port health function at Northumberland county council? What are their job titles?
 
A.1 We have one member of staff in this function and the job title is Port Health Officer and the post is paid on Band 7 (£27,3258 - £30,756).


Details:

Reference Number: 5461
Request Date: 23/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information on the individuals responsible for data protection, information security and training/procurement within your organisation. 
This can include but is not limited to the following job titles; Chief Information Security Officer, Data Protection Officer, Information Officer, Head of IT, HR Manager, Compliance Officer/Manager.
 
The information we require is;
First Name
Last Name
Email address
Telephone Number
Job Title
 
A.1 We do not provide contact information for those below Head of Service level. We are able to provide information for the Head of IT. 
 
First Name - Neil
Last Name - Arnold
Email address - neil.arnold@northumberland.gov.uk
Telephone Number - 0345 600 6400
Job Title - Chief Information Officer


Details:

Reference Number: 5607
Request Date: 14/02/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1    A full structure of your education department and who looks after the school improvement services.
If your service is outsourced or ran by another organisation are you able to provide further information.
Please provide the information in the form of a structure chart, list of names and attached document providing all further information. If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request. If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined, I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request, my details are outlined below.

A.1   Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you have requested, please see the attached information in response
 


Details:

Reference Number: 5610
Request Date: 14/02/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 Please can you provide me the names of managers within the SEN Service. Please can this include:
  • Head of SEN
  • SEN Managers
  • SEN Team Manager
  • Principal Educational Psychologist
  • Director of Education

Please provide the information in the form of either a list of managers or an org chart. If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request. If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined, I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

A.1   Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you have requested, please see the attached structure charts in response, accurate as of this date.
 


Details:

Reference Number: 5684
Request Date: 28/02/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1  Who is the council’s section 151 officer?

A.1   The Executive Director of Finance is the Section 151 Officer, this post is currently vacant . The Service Director - Finance is the acting Section 151 Officer.

 

Q.2  How long have they been in post? 

A.2   The Executive Director of Finance is currently a vacant post. The Service Director has been acting Section 151 Officer from 8 February 2019.

 

Q.3   Who do they report to? (Eg. Who is their line manager?)

A.3   Chief Executive

 

Q.4   Are they a permanent appointment? If not are they interim or acting up? 

A.4   The Executive Director of Finance is a permanent post, the Service Director - Finance is Acting Section 151 Officer.

 

Q.5   What is their salary in 2018-19?

A.5   The Salary for the Executive Director of Finance is £135,000-£139,999.



Details:

Reference Number: 5888
Request Date: 05/04/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1    Please may I have the most up to date organisational structure for the entire Children’s Services and Adults Services within the council.
 
Please can I have a breakdown of the following:
 
- Individual teams within Children’s and Adults Services.
- Managers name and position which would include Director/AD/Public Health/Head of Service and Service Manager (stating whether they are interim or permanent).
- Contact details including telephone numbers and email addresses of all Managers above in Children and Adults Services.
- All manager PA names and contact details including telephone numbers and email addresses.

A.1    The contact information can be found via the link below however, we are in the process of updating this list which will be published on our website:

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/NorthumberlandCountyCouncil/media/About-the-Council/Senior-Management-Structure-July-2018-v2.pdf
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6033
Request Date: 07/05/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1    Please provide the organisational structure charts (including names, job tile and contact details) for the Children's and Adult's Social care directorates covering the following job titles: 
Director, assistant director, Head of Service, Service Manager.

A.1    In adult social care, there are no posts with the job titles which you have listed.  Our statutory Director of Adult Social Services is Cath McEvoy-Carr, who is also the statutory Director of Children’s Services.  

Please see the attached structure for Children’s Services.

The contact number for all members of staff is 0345 600 6400
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6084
Request Date: 16/05/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Adults systems

Q.1   What case management system do you use for adult social care?

A.1  Swift

Q.2   What is the annual support charge for the systems (including the finance modules)?

A.2   £78K

Q.3   When is the contract for the case management system up for renewal?

A.3   A support contract being put in place will expire in April 2022

Q.4   Please provide the name(s), email(s) and telephone number(s) of the individual responsible for the Adults Case Management System within your organisation

A.4  Sarah Zarraga (Sarah.Zarraga@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk).  

Q.5   Do you have a web based directory of services/eMarketplace for adult social care?

A.5   No.

Q.6   Is this directory / eMarketplace developed in-house or by an external provider?

A.6    n/a

Q.7    If an external provider please provide the name of the supplier?

A.7    n/a

Q.8    If an external provider please provide the renewal date for the contract

A.8    n/a

Q.9    What is the annual support cost for your directory/eMarketplace?

A.9    n/a

Q.10  Are there any plans to review provision of your directory / Marketplace?

A.10  Not at present.

Q.11  Please provide the name(s), email(s) and telephone number(s) of the individual responsible for the directory / eMarketplace within your organisation.

A.11  n/a
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6150
Request Date: 30/05/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1    Please can you provide me with a structure diagram of your following departments:

• Housing Management
• Housing Needs
• Supported Housing
• Property Services

 Please also provide names and contact details.

A.1   Please see the 2 attachments.

FOI 6150 - housing structure (1) contains the structure charts for a, b and c
Property Services Organisation chart - FOI contains the structure chart for d

Please note: in respect of a, b, and c we need to advise that restructure proposals are currently under consideration
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6502
Request Date: 07/08/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1    Could you please provide me with an up to date list of the names of social work management staff including Heads of Service, Area Managers/Service Managers, Team Managers/Team Leaders, within Children’s Services across the local authority?

A.1    Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you have requested, please see the attached information in response


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