Agenda item

Chairman's Announcements

To receive the following announcements through the Chairman:


·       Engagement and Partnerships Team Structure

·       Electric Vehicle Charging Points Webinar

·       Annual Canvass

·       Post 16 Skills and Participation Offer

·       Update on behalf of the Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living (Wiltshire CIL)

·       Shared Lives Wiltshire


The Chairman referred the meeting to the written updates in the agenda pack.


In addition, the Chairman introduced Richard Rogers (Strategic Engagement and Partnerships Manager) who would be taking over from Andrew Jack (formerly Community Engagement Manager for Devizes). Richard Rogers explained that there had been changes with the structure to the Engagement and Partnerships Team. There used to be 12 Community Engagement Managers (CEM’s) supporting the Area Boards. The CEM post had now been removed and in its place, there would be 6 Strategic Engagement and Partnership Managers (SEPM’s). Andrew Jack and Richard Rogers had been appointed to 2 of the SEPM posts. Andrew would now be covering Area Boards in North Wiltshire and Richard would be covering Devizes, Pewsey and Melksham. The SEPM role involved supporting Area Board Councillors to deliver priorities, supporting local organisations and clubs to achieve goals and supporting corporate priorities. The SEPM’s would be supported by 6 Area Board Delivery Officers, whose posts were currently being recruited to, and 3 Area Board Support Officers. At present Richard Rogers would be the first port of call for Devizes and he could be contacted on


There would now also be a link to the Extended Leadership Team who would work with the Area Boards and help to ensure that the Boards work aligned back into strategic decision making. The ELT officer for Devizes was Andy Brown, (Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate Director Resources and s151 officer).   Andy introduced himself to the meeting.

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