Chief Executive: Sally Loudon
Head of Service: Bruce West
The service purpose is to maintain high standards of financial management and control whilst contributing to corporate management and leadership and supporting officers and members in an effective and responsive manner. It does this through provision of accounting and budgeting services, treasury management and internal audit. The Head of Strategic Finance is the council’s chief financial officer. The service is also responsible for risk management.
Head of Service: Jane Fowler
Improvement and Human Resources (IHR) provides a range of professional services ranging from internal corporate services to external support services.
The HR team offers services internally to council employees and externally through its recruitment section to those considering working for Argyll and Bute Council. IHR also provides the council’s corporate communications function, its improvement and organisational development, planning and performance, as well as health and safety and emergency planning. The service also ensures a strong link with partner organisations through its community planning function in order to ensure that partners are working effectively together for the benefit of the people of Argyll and Bute.
Executive Director: Cleland Sneddon
Head of Service: Jim Robb
The adult social work service is structured around four main service areas
- The provision of resources to vulnerable adults and older people including residential care services, day centre provision and home care
- The assessment and care management function carried out by area team staff in relation to older people
- The provision of support to adults with a learning disability
- The provision of support to adults who have a mental health difficulty
Head of Service: Louise Long
The Argyll and Bute Children and Families Service directly provides or commissions support, protection and care for vulnerable children, young people and their families.
Head of Service: Carol Evans
The Education Service provides the following services throughout Argyll and Bute:
- 3-18 education
- Curriculum for Excellence 3-18
- Pupil support services
- Psychological services
- HMIE post and pre inspection support
- Educational ICT
Head of Service: Donald MacVicar
Community and Culture provides the following range of services throughout Argyll and Bute: housing services, culture and libraries, leisure and youth services, community, development, adult learning.
Development and Infrastructure
Executive Director: Sandy Mactaggart
Head of Service: Jim Smith
The Service is vital to allowing for the safe and convenient movement of people and goods across our geographically diverse and sparsely populated area, which relies on a mix of rail, bus, ferry and air services to provide for a variety of urban, rural and island communities. In addition it aims to improve the physical appearance of Argyll and Bute
Head of Service: Robert Pollock
Economic Development Services aims to ‘unlock the potential of Argyll and Bute’s significant sustainable economic assets for the benefit of its communities and the competitiveness and security of the Scottish and EU economies.
Head of Service: Angus Gilmour
Planning and Regulatory Services is an outward looking service which seeks to harness development opportunities, support businesses, protect the public and improve the economic, social and environmental well being of the area by ensuring development takes place in a sustainable manner. The service has a major part to play in achieving international, national and local objectives through the delivery of its five key statutory functions: Development Management, Building Standards, Development Policy, Environmental and Animal Health and Trading Standards.
Executive Director: Douglas Hendry
Head of Service: Charles Reppke
Governance and Law provide a range of largely, but not exclusively, internal services e.g. support to Council Services, Councillors and the framework against which the corporate objectives of the Council and Community Planning are pursued. It includes Legal Services: Commercial and Corporate and has responsibility for delivering elections and support to Community Councils.
Head of Service: Judy Orr
Customer and Support Services provides a range of first line contact facilities for council customers for a growing range of services through a network of customer service points in all the main towns, a telephony based service and the council’s web site. It is also responsible for collection of local taxes, administering housing and council tax benefits and registration of births, deaths and marriages. It also provides a range of services to internal council departments including provision of ICT, payroll and creditor payments, procurement and commissioning of goods and services.
Head of Service: Malcolm MacFadyen
Facility Services provides a range of support to all other Council Services through teams which manage assets, catering, cleaners, janitors, pool cars, school transport, property design and improvement, property maintenance, energy consumption and estates services. The service has responsibility for the Council’s Corporate Asset Management processes together with the design and delivery of property related capital projects. In addition, Facility Services manages and supports public transport contracts and community transport initiatives.
You can see who's who, and find out how the council departments are structured in our Organisation Chart.