Wealden District Council
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Council Service Structure

Wealden District Council’s Service Structure

The Corporate Management Team

The Council’s operations are structured under the Chief Executive and two Directorates with shared responsibilities. The main responsibilities of the Chief Executive and each Directorate are as follows:

Chief Executive – Trevor Scott

  • Finance
  • Business Services
  • Legal & Governance Services

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Planning, Policy & Environmental Services – Isabel Garden

  • Planning & Environmental Services
  • Policy & Economic Development
  • Environmental Health

Director of Community & Customer Services – Averil Price

  • Customer & Digital Services
  • Housing & Property Services
  • Commercial & Assets

Under the Directorate of the Chief Executive

Laurence Woolven – Head of Financial Services

  • Audit and Investigations
  • Strategic Finance
  • Accountability and Treasury Management
  • Benefits Administration
  • Council Tax and Business Rates

Kristina Shaw-Hamilton – Head of Legal and Governance Services

  • Legal
  • Democratic
  • Data Protection / GDPR
  • Information Governance
  • Customer Complaints
  • Procurement and Commissioning

Sarah Garner – Head of People and Organisational Development

  • Elections
  • Equalities
  • Human Resources
  • Payroll
  • Emergency Planning

Under the Directorate of Community & Customer Services are:

David Plank – Head of Customer Services and Digital Services

  • Customer Contact Centre
  • Waste and Recycling Management
  • Street Scene
  • ICT
  • Digital Policy

Gemma Forshaw – Head of Housing

  • Housing Services
  • Housing Property and Private Housing
  • Housing Options and Allocations
  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Housing Policy

Caroline Adlem – Head of Commercial and Assets

  • Strategic Asset Management
  • Corporate Property Management
  • Hailsham Aspires
  • Commercial Strategy and New Income Generation
  • Crematorium
  • FM and Car Parking

Under the Directorate of Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Planning, Policy & Environmental Services

Stacey Robins – Head of Planning and Environmental Services

  • Building Control
  • Conservation and Enforcement
  • Development Manager
  • Environmental Protection
  • Land Charges

Chris Bending – Head of Policy and Economic Development

  • Corporate Plan and Policy
  • Planning Policy
  • Economic Development and Wellbeing
  • Performance Management
  • Community Leadership
  • Climate Change
  • Public Relations

Richard Parker-Harding – Head of Environmental Health (shared with Rother District Council)

  • Public Health
  • Licensing
  • Pollution Control

View or download the Senior Management Structure chart