Cabinet | Cabinet and Chairs | Oldham Council

1. Cabinet

The Cabinet is made up of a Leader, a Deputy Leader and up to 9 councillors appointed by the Leader.

The Cabinet is responsible for strategic decisions and recommends proposals for approval by full Council on the budget, Council Tax levels and the Council’s policy framework.

The Cabinet can form committees, working groups and panels. For example, a sub committee of the Cabinet has been formed to take decisions about Trust Land within the Borough.

The Cabinet meets monthly. For minutes and agendas Browse meetings.

What does the Cabinet do?

The Leader of the Council may determine to exercise any of the executive functions of the Council personally, or may arrange for the exercise of any of the Council’s executive functions by:

  • The Cabinet
  • By a Committee of the Cabinet
  • By an officer of the Council in consultation with a Member of the Cabinet.

Powers of the Cabinet

  • Implement agreed policies
  • Give political leadership
  • Make key decisions
  • Proposes policy framework
  • Proposes the budget
  • Makes recommendations to Council

Cabinet members

Cabinet Portfolios 2022 - 23

Regeneration and Housing


Cabinet Member:
Cllr Amanda Chadderton,
Leader of the Council

City Region

Economic Growth

Strategic Housing

Housing quality and enforcement 

Planning and building control



Landlord licensing 

External Relationships and Partnerships

Capital projects and investment

Borough Strategy

Deputy Cabinet Member: Kyle Phythian


Finance and Low Carbon


Cabinet Member: Cllr Abdul Jabbar


Revenues and benefits


Green New Deal

Corporate Property and Assets

Clean Air



Cabinet Member: Cllr Hannah Roberts


Trading Standards and Licensing

Registrars and Cemeteries

Environmental Services

Waste and recycling

Parks and Countryside

Justice and Community Safety

Emergency Planning


Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr Steve Williams

Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr Chris Goodwin



Culture and Leisure

Cabinet Member: Cllr Elaine Taylor

Libraries, heritage, and arts
Sports and sports development

Children and Young People


Cabinet Member: Cllr Eddie Moores

Child safeguarding

Children’s Partnership

Adoption and fostering

Children Looked After

Children’s health and wellbeing

Youth Service

Early Years

Early Help

Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr Leanne Munroe



Health and Social Care


Cabinet Member: Cllr Barbara Brownridge

Adult Social Services

Adult safeguarding

Provider services

Disability services and adaptations

Family support

Integrated Care System development

Health Improvement

Mental Health and wellbeing


Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr Steven Bashforth


Corporate Services


Cabinet Member: Cllr Shahid Mushtaq

Workforce and Organisational Development


IT and Digital

Customer Services


Legal Services

Education and Skills


Cabinet Member: Cllr Mohon Ali

Education and Skills

Education Alliance

School Place Planning

Looked after children - educational performance

Work and skills strategy

Lifelong Learning

Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr Ros Birch


Employment and Enterprise


Cabinet Member: Cllr Shoab Akhtar




Get Oldham Working


Business Support


Supporting VCSFE sector

Social Infrastructure

Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr George Hulme