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Directorate operational priorities

Our operational priorities are part of the council plan. The priorities on this page relate to 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Delivery Directorate

Table showing Delivery Directorate operational priorities

Reference

Description

Due date

Lead officer

Key strategies

7.031

Make sure the delivery of the directorate’s capital and revenue budget.

Dec 2021

Executive Director: Delivery

Medium Term Financial Strategy

7.033

Restructure Customer Experience and IT division.

Dec 2021

AD: Customer Experience and IT

Medium Term Financial Strategy

7.035

Develop and implement a corporate knowledge and information management strategy, that demonstrates that our data is clean, clear and under control.

Jun 2022

Executive Director: Delivery

Knowledge and information management strategy

7.036

Automate the processing of freedom of information requests using Firmstep module.

Mar 2022

Data Protection and FOI Admin Assistant
ICT Business Partner

Knowledge and information management strategy

7.037

Following on from restructure of service to implement a revised legal services offer via service level agreements with directorates to reduce demand and enable the service to focus on value adding activity.

Jul 2021

Borough Solicitor

Medium Term Financial Strategy

7.039

Provide professional support to People’s Directorate seeking expansion of existing and development of new schools.

Mar 2022

AD: Property

School Places Plan

7.041

Support members to develop the skills and knowledge to be effective in their role and support the council in making sound decisions, clear policy and effective scrutiny, making best use of technology to enable access to remote meetings.

Mar 2022

Head of Democratic and Registration Services

Member Development Strategy

Central Directorates

Place, Planning and Regeneration

Table showing place, planning and regeneration operational priorities

Reference

Description

Due date

Lead officer

7.002

Continue to benchmark income and charges against market rates (Building Control and Land Charges) to make sure charges are competitive.

Ongoing

Head of Building Control and Land Charges

7.003

Make sure chargeable activities are reflective of actual service costs incurred by the authority in delivering highway and transport related functions.

Ongoing

Head of Highways and Transport

7.004

Work in partnership with the town and parish councils to make sure a co-ordinated approach to infrastructure improvements.

Ongoing

Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration

Chief Executive's Office

Table showing chief executive operational priorities

Reference

Description

Due date

Lead officer

Key strategies

7.013

Develop and deliver strategic communications and marketing for major programmes and projects including town centre regeneration, waste and recycling and renewal and change.

Mar 2022

Head of Communications and Marketing 

7.014

Make sure that residents and staff are consulted on all proposed major changes to services and that the impact of these changes on them is assessed.

Mar 2022

AD: CXO
AD: HR and OD

7.017

Deliver and monitor the implementation of the ‘All of Us’ Equality Scheme for 2021 to 2022 and its action plan.

Mar 2022

Assistant Director: CXO

Equality Scheme

7.101

Deliver and monitor the equalities group's action plan and objectives.

Mar 2022

Assistant Director: CXO

Equality Scheme

1.102

Support the member's equalities working group to deliver on its priority projects.

Mar 2022

Assistant Director: CXO

Equality Scheme

Resources

Table showing resources operational priorities

Reference

Description

Due date

Lead officer

Key strategies

7.021

Celebrate the diversity of the workforce through staff engagement activities and events.

Mar 2022

Assistant Director: HR and OD

Equality Scheme

7.022

Deliver a new programme of training and development on equality impact assessment and equalities and diversity for staff and members.

Dec 2021

Assistant Director: HR and OD

Equality Scheme

7.026

Publish draft statement of accounts for 2020 to 2021.
To include working papers of a consistently high standard.

May 2021

Director: Resources

Medium Term Financial Strategy 

7.103

Implementation of new Neutral Vendor for Agency Staff contract with focussed contract management to reduce temporary staff costs.

Mar 2022

Assistant Director: HR and OD

Medium Term Financial Strategy

7.104

Provide one-off retention payments for Bracknell Forest Council Staff, to help ensure we retain capacity and skills to deal with the ongoing impact and recovery from the pandemic

Mar 2022

Assistant Director: HR and OD

Recovery and Renewal Place Based Strategy

People Directorate

Table showing People Directorate operational priorities

Reference

Description

Due date

Lead officer

Key strategies

7.107

Publish a Young Carers Strategy and supporting action plan.
Raising awareness to increase the local identification of young carers and develop a better understanding of what it means to be a young carer, to inform young carers assessments and develop the local offer.

Jul 2021

AD: Early Help and Communities

7.108

Introduce the “3 conversations” model of strengths-based practice into Adult Social Care to make sure that adults can be supported to live independently and safely.

Mar 2022

AD: Adult Social Care Operations
AD: Mental Health & Out of Hours Services

Transformation and savings 

7.109

To complete a diagnostic review of child protection case escalation to obtain recommendations and inform future projects.

Apr 2021

AD: Children’s Social Care Operations

Transformation

7.110

Deliver adapted, supported living accommodation for 20 people with learning disabilities whilst achieving a more efficient use of resources.

Mar 2022

AD: Adult Social Care

Transformation

7.111

Create and implement an updated choice and charging policy.

Aug 2021

AD: Commissioning

Transformation