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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

Following the Local Elections on 6th May, Cabinet membership is under review.

Cabinet Portfolios 2021/22

 

Economic and Social Reform

 

Cabinet Member: Cllr Arooj Shah, Leader of the Council

City Region

Economic Recovery

Community Wealth Building

Reducing inequalities

Tackling Poverty

Transport

Community and Business Engagement

Communications

External Relationships and Partnerships

Community Cohesion

Borough Strategy

 

 

Education and Skills

 

Cabinet Member: Cllr Shaid Mushtaq

Covid recovery for education and skills

Education and Skills

Education Alliance

School Place Planning

Looked After Children – educational performance

Work and Skills Strategy

Lifelong Learning

Apprenticeships

Libraries, Heritage and Arts (cultural strategy)

Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr Mohon Ali

 

 

 

Neighbourhoods

 

Cabinet Member: Cllr Amanda Chadderton

Covid recovery for neighbourhoods

Highways

Trading Standards and Licensing

Registrars and Cemeteries

Environmental Services

Waste and recycling

Parks and Countryside

Justice and Community Safety

Emergency Planning

District Working

Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr Steve Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance and Low Carbon

 

Cabinet Member: Cllr Abdul Jabbar

Covid recovery for finance and low carbon

Finance

Capital projects and investments

ICT and transactional services

Revenues and benefits

Energy

Green New Deal

Unity Partnership

Corporate Property and Assets

Clean Air

Deputy Cabinet: Cllr George Hulme

 

 

 

Children and Young People

 

Cabinet Member: Cllr Eddie Moores

Covid recovery for children and young people

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 Valerie Leach

 

 

 

Health and Social Care

 

Cabinet Member: Cllr Zahid Chauhan

Covid recovery for health and wellbeing

Adult Social Services

Adult safeguarding

Provider services

Disability services and adaptations

Family support

Integrated Care System development

Health Improvement

Mental Health and wellbeing

Isolation

Leisure (incl. OCL)

Sports and Sport Development

Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr Ros Birch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Services

 

Cabinet Member: Cllr Jean Stretton

Covid recovery for corporate services

Workforce and Organisational Development

Transformation

Digital

Customer Services

Performance

Legal Services

Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr Chris Goodwin

 

 

 

 

Housing

 

Cabinet Member: Cllr Hannah Roberts

Covid recovery for Housing

Strategic Housing

Housing quality and enforcement

Planning and building control

Homelessness

Landlord Licensing

 

 

Employment and Enterprise

 

Cabinet Member: Cllr Shoab Akhtar

 

 

Covid recovery for Employment and Business

Employment

Get Oldham Working

Employability

Business Support

Markets

Supporting VCSFE sector

Social Infrastructure

Deputy Cabinet Member: Cllr Clint Phythian