Croydon Council is consulting affected staff on plans to restructure its senior management team to reflect local priorities and enhance services for residents.
The proposed restructure has been designed to support the council’s focus on improving children’s services, and to build on the success of the local health partnership, the One Croydon Alliance. The changes will also enable digital transformation, which will significantly improve the way the council engages with residents, and make it quicker and easier for them to contact the council and access support.
The proposals include the deletion of the post of executive director for people, instead establishing separate dedicated senior leadership for children, families and education; health, well-being and adults; and a new director for Gateway and residents’ services, all reporting directly to the chief executive.
In light of the proposed changes, Barbara Peacock, the current executive director for people, has decided to leave the council at the end of May.
Jo Negrini, the council’s chief executive, said: “I’d like to thank Barbara for all her hard work and commitment to Croydon. She has been at the forefront of driving improvements in our services for children and families, and she leaves us with a very strong platform to go forward and keep getting better. We wish her all the best for the future.”