Executive posts

Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance and Transformation

Responsible for BCP council strategy, budget setting & monitoring, communications, emergency planning, future operating model, Dorset LEP, estates, HR, ICT, Legal & Democratic Services, civic functions and investment strategy.

Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Economy and Strategic Planning

Responsible for regeneration, major projects, business-sector, employer liaison, jobs, employment, economy, liaison with LGA and other partners, Brexit transition, strategic planning and house building.

Portfolio Holder for Adults

Responsible for adult social care, health & social care integration, adult safeguarding, NHS liaison, Health and Wellbeing Board and Front Door.

Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People

Responsible for children’s social care, safeguarding, corporate parenting, early intervention, SEND, child poverty and youth services.

Portfolio Holder for Community Safety

Responsible for Police Force & Commissioner liaison, liaison on community safety partnerships, crime, ASB, PSPO’s, CSAS, Fire Service, consumer protection, trading standards, regulatory services, unauthorised encampments* and neighbourhood watch liaison.


Please note: An unauthorised encampment is defined as an area that is occupied without the permission of the landowner and for the purpose of protest or accommodation by a single person or collective of people. This applies to all forms of occupation including tents, motor homes static and mobile caravans and or any form of trespass.


Portfolio Holder for Covid Resilience, Public Health and Education

Responsible for Covid response, cross cutting delivery of Covid action plan, public health, education and Further & Higher Education.

Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cleansing and Waste

Responsible for waste collection - household & public bins, streets – resurfacing, potholes, sweeping, litter, fly tipping, beaches, seafront, paddling pool, cleaning and maintenance, flood resilience, parks & bereavement, conservation – AONBs, SSSIs and cemeteries / crematorium.

Portfolio Holder for Homes

Responsible for social housing, rented market, landlord liaison, homelessness / poverty, housing standards & adaptations, welfare benefits & services and Seascape.

Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Leisure and Culture

Responsible for seafront-resort development, tourism development, franchises/concessions, major events, sports & exercise, arts & culture and libraries.

Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability

Responsible for strategic transport and programme oversight, TCF delivery, road safety – calming, VMS, crossings, yellow lining, sustainability and climate change.