Chief Executive

The Chief Executive's department is a multi-disciplinary department that provides a range of services to the public, other parts of the council, other organisations and to councillors.

Services range from:

  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Corporate transformation
  • Strategy and policy
  • Public health (joint service with NHS Borders).

What we can do for you?

  • Report suspected benefit fraud
  • Find information, papers and minutes for Council meetings
  • Find and apply for jobs with us
  • Make a complaint

Facts and figures

  • The Chief Executives Department has a net budget of approximately £22m and around 292 staff.
  • Human Resources supports a workforce of over 5.6k staff.
  • Provision of IT services to over 2.5k computer users and 5k school computers across approximately 136 of our offices and facilities
  • Administering our local government pension fund (Scottish Borders Council Local Government Pension Scheme), with 15 associated employers and a scheme membership of over 8.8k
  • Supported 247 new start businesses through Business Gateway in 2015/16
  • 220 new affordable social rented houses delivered 2015/2016
  • Over 1k households provided with advice and assistance every year
  • 2291 people advised on Social Security and Tax Credits matters in 2013/14
  • £8.6m annualised income gains achieved
  • 37 Modern Apprenticeships identified since March 2016
  • Assisted the development of 35 active Community Resilience Plans in 2015/16
  • Helped secure over £2m in national Lottery funding
  • Secured “Assisted Area” status for the Borders, additional funding for businesses