Council services by letter

Executive post




The Leader of the Council shall have the following responsibilities:


  • When present to chair meetings of the Cabinet;


  • Appoint and dismiss Portfolio Holders and the Deputy Leader


  • Appoint to and dismiss from committees of the Cabinet


  • Determine from time to time the roles and areas of responsibility of Portfolio Holders


  • In the absence of a Portfolio Holder, or on written notice to that Portfolio Holder, to exercise any of that Portfolio Holder’s functions him/herself or arrange the discharge of those functions by another Portfolio Holder or a Corporate Director


  • Champion the Borough locally, nationally and internationally and act as an advocate for its residents


  • Work with the Government to maximise opportunities for devolution, fairer funding and growth


  • Lead the development and implementation of the Council’s Corporate Plan and Budget


  • Oversee Access Harrow and the implementation of the Customer Services Strategy


  • Lead the Council’s Strategy to address all forms of inequality   


  • Liaise with Government Departments, the Greater London Authority, London Councils, West London Alliance and other local and public bodies


  • Champion the Council’s media relations and promote its brand and reputation


  • Ensure that the decisions and activities of the Council comply with the highest possible ethical standards and that all Members of the Council adhere to the Code of Conduct.


(Note:  Full details of the Leader’s responsibilities can be found in Part 3A of the Council's Constitution).


The Leader is also the Strategy, Partnerships, Devolution & Customer Services Portfolio Holder.


Portfolio Holder Decisions taken by the Leader can be found on the Leader’s Decisions webpage. 

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