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.


  • 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 Rrsources 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