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Strategy and Improvement Division: Policy

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1. Coordinating Orkney Community Planning Partnership (OCPP):

  • Initiating, researching, writing, consulting with partner agencies and organisations, the public and other stakeholders, designing, publishing, monitoring, reviewing and reporting on Orkney 2020: Our Vision.
  • Servicing the OCPP Steering Group, and identifying, researching and reporting on appropriate agenda topics.
  • Servicing the Partnership Liaison Group, and identifying, researching and reporting on appropriate agenda topics.
  • Liaising with, and providing advice to, the various Community Planning strategy groups.
  • On behalf of OCPP, administering the Community Regeneration Fund, including writing, monitoring and reporting on the Regeneration Outcome Agreement.
  • On behalf of OCPP, researching, coordinating and responding to national consultations.
  • Administering OCPP website.
  • On behalf of OCPP, managing specific Community Planning projects such as community engagement.
  • On behalf of OCPP, initiating, researching, writing, consulting on, designing, and publishing public performance reports (PPR), in respect of Community Planning.

Related articles:

  • Orkney 2020: Our Vision
  • Orkney Community Planning website
  • Performance Reports

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2. Corporate Planning:

  • Initiating, researching, writing, consulting with staff, stakeholders and the public, designing, publishing, monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the Corporate Strategic Plan 2005-2008.
  • Advising on the content, design and development of service planning.
  • Liaising with, and providing advice to, the various Council strategy groups; and
    Progressing particular Council and joint projects, for example, the Efficient Government Initiative.

Related articles:

  • Orkney Islands Council’s Corporate Strategic Plan 2005/08.
  • Orkney Islands Council’s Strategic Planning Framework.

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3. Corporate Policy Advice and Development

  • Through due consideration of UK and Scottish legislation and government initiatives, journals and circulars, and benchmarking with best practice elsewhere, identifying policy matters that may have a bearing on the Council.
  • Bringing to the attention of the Chief Executive policy matters that may have a bearing on the Council, and then researching and reporting as required; and
  • Informing and advising members and managers with regard to policy matters.

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4. Best Value Regime:

  • Designing, monitoring and reviewing the Best Value Regime and its processes.
    Assisting the Chief Executive to identify areas of the Council’s services and activities in need of Best Value review.
  • Conducting one Council-wide Best Value review each year.
  • Supporting departmental reviewing officers to carry out their Best Value reviews.
  • Conducting a critical analysis of each Best Value review on behalf of the Chief Executive; and
    On the basis of the deliberations of the Best Value Working Group, presenting Best Value outcome reports to service committees.

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5. Performance Monitoring, Management and Reporting:

  • Coordinating the Council’s response to the Accounts Commission’s statutory performance indicator (SPI) process.
  • Designing, maintaining and coordinating the annual update of departmental performance portfolios.
  • Writing, designing and publishing the Council’s Annual Performance Report, and the summarized version; and
    Monitoring and advising on the Council’s general duty of public performance reporting (PPR).

Related articles

  • Orkney Islands Council’s Statutory Performance Indicators
  • Orkney Islands Council’s Annual Performance Report

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