Disbanded Committees Committee Diary

Executive Committee

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Terms of Reference


To discharge all of the Council’s functions except those reserved to the Council and those matters specifically delegated to other committees, including the following matters:-


  • to exercise strategic leadership of the Council;


  • to promote the core values of the Council;


  • to take responsibility for all executive decisions within the budget and policy framework approved by the Council;


  • to develop community planning by working in partnership with relevant external organisations;


  • to recommend to the Council the budget and strategic policy framework;


  • to develop new policies consistent with the overall strategic approach of the Council;


  • to approve all policies which extend beyond the boundaries of a single Area, including such statutory policy documents as strategic development plans, local development plans and regional transport strategies;


  • to work with officers and partners to implement approved strategies, plans, policies and projects;


  • to request or commission research or other studies on matters of policy or service provision


  • to facilitate and encourage public participation and consultation and to ensure the effective communication of Council policies and strategies;


  • to set targets for service delivery;


  • to secure best value;


  • to take decisions which relate to the Council's role in membership of, or partnership with, external organisations beyond a single Area;


  • to prepare responses to consultation papers issued by the Scottish or UK Government and outside organisations insofar as these have not been (a) included in the remit of other Committees; or (b) delegated to officers;


  • to ensure political accountability for the Council’s performance;


  • to performance manage the delivery of the Council’s services and priorities;


  • to monitor the Council’s scheme to promote equality and diversity;


  • all strategic and corporate policy affecting Council functions as a whole;


  • monitoring and control of the Council's overall capital and revenue expenditure;


  • the provision of guidance and direction to Committees to ensure overall control of the Council's finances within approved budgetary limits and financial regulations;


  • the provision of guidance and direction to Committees in regard to scrutiny and performance management of functions within their remit;


  • policies and strategies to meet the Council's objectives under the Community Plan, the Single Outcome Agreement and the Council Plan;


  • review of progress as set out in the annual review of the Council Plan and associated areas;


  • the management and use of all Council and common good assets and resources including:-


  • finance (including superannuation fund management);
  • physical assets (including land, buildings and other property);
  • human resources (including the development and training strategy for elected members and employees);
  • information (including information technology); and
  • intellectual property


  • the development, maintenance and review of a Corporate Asset Management Plan to ensure that the Council achieves Best Value;


  • the monitoring and review of policy and all matters concerned with the health and safety of Council employees and the obligations of the Council under Health and Safety legislation;


  • notwithstanding any provision in this Scheme of Administration, to consider any matter involving the policy or resources of the Council;


  • any recommendations or report of any Investigating Committee appointed to investigate any matter in terms of the Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee for Local Authorities Services Disciplinary Procedure for Chief Executives;


  • all functions concerning valuation and electoral registration;


  • the strategic objectives and financial performance of all trading activities;


  • Schemes for Community Councils;


  • Fife's role in European matters including working relationships with the European Commission and the European Parliament; and


  • strategic overview of civic affairs, twinning links and partnerships leading to civic, sporting, economic and cultural exchanges.


The Executive Committee shall also be responsible for financial monitoring and planning for both revenue and capital expenditure in respect of matters falling within their remit and for taking such decisions as may be necessary or appropriate to ensure that the Council’s financial objectives are met.


The Executive Committee will also have powers to refer matters to other committees, including Scrutiny and Area Committees, for their consideration.


When the Executive Committee meets to discharge its education functions, its voting membership also comprises three persons representing churches and other religions appointed under section 124 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. 

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