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Council directorates

Dr Helen Paterson is the Chief Executive of Walsall Council and is the head of the paid service. The council is organised into four directorates, with specific areas of influence.

1. Children’s Services and Customer

Executive Director - Sally Rowe

  • Access & Achievement
  • Early Help
  • Children’s Commissioning
  • Workforce Development
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Performance Management
  • Education Services
  • Preventative and Targeted Services
  • My Money My Home My Job

2. Economy, Environment & Communities

Executive Director - Simon Neilson

Regeneration and Economy

  • Regeneration & Development
  • Planning Policy
  • Employment Growth and Skills (including post-16)
  • Cultural Assets
  • Strategic Housing (including Housing Standards and Improvement)
  • Planning and Building Control Service
  • Local Planning Authority 

Place and Environment

  • Clean and Green Services (including Waste Management, Street Cleansing, Grounds Maintenance, Countryside Service, Fleet Services, Markets)
  • Leisure (including Active Living Centres)
  • Bereavement and Registration Services
  • Healthy Spaces (including Parks and Open spaces)
  • Highways Maintenance
  • Pollution Control
  • Strategic Transport
  • Parking
  • Road Safety
  • Engineering
  • Traffic Management

Resilient Communities

  • Localities and Partnerships
  • Voluntary and Community Sector/One Walsall
  • Equalitites & Community Cohesion
  • Libraries & Local History Centre
  • Community Safety Unit
  • CCTV
  • Prevent
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Licensing Applications
  • Trading Standards
  • Licensing Enforcement
  • Community Protection (including Anti-Social Behaviour, Statutory Nuisance and Environmental Crime enforcement)
  • Environmental Health
  • Regeneration & Development, Planning Policy, Employment Growth & Skills (including Post 16)

3. Resources & Transformation

Interim Executive Director - Deborah Hindson

  • Human Resources
  • Organisational Development and Admin & Business Support
  • Health & Safety
  • Governance (including Elections)
  • Finance
  • Corporate Performance
  • Corporate Landlord
  • Programme Management
  • Transformation and Digital (including ICT, Information Governnance and PROUD programme)
  • Procurement

4. Adults and Hub

Executive Director - Kerrie Allward

  • Commissioning - Adult Disabilities
  • Commissioning - Older People and Vulnerable Adults
  • Community Care (Operations)
  • Community Care (Partnerships)
  • Community Mental Health
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Communications (including Print and Design)