Over the last year we have radically restructured the authority to become more flexible and responsive whilst considerably reducing our expenditure. This has equipped us well to continue our drive to improve quality, choice, control and fairness to people and communities across Devon.
There is less emphasis on top down management with our senior management team reduced by 40%. A Strategic Director, People and a Strategic Director, Place work alongside the Chief Executive, supported by the County Solicitor, the County Treasurer and Director of Public Health. They have overall responsibility for the strategic direction and future landscape of the authority. Our 14 Heads of Service work in a more streamlined way, better placed to ensure an integrated, one Council approach across service areas.