Role and Remit

Role
  • Provide leadership within the revised Community Planning structure to enable the Partnership to address successfully issues within the Single Outcome Agreement.

  • Develop a strategic vision for Partnership, which will enable partners to work together effectively to achieve common goals.

  • Scrutinise the performance of the Partnership in achieving its strategic priorities.

Remit
  • Agree a strategy to achieve the objectives of the Partnership, based on the National Outcomes within the Single Outcome Agreement, what the priorities are and how they will translate into outcomes and what indicators will be used to measure progress of these outcomes.

  • Agree the programme for, and the method of achieving the agreed objectives and priorities, ensuring the effective use of resources, in particular, what actions need to be taken to deliver improvements.

  • Further the sharing of information among the partners, within the parameters of an agreed Information Sharing Protocol.

  • Scrutinise the performance of the Partnership in achieving its strategic priorities.

  • Secure the funds and resources required to address the strategic priorities of the Partnership.

  • Review the performance of each partner of its obligations under the Single Outcome Agreement in meeting the strategic priorities of the Partnership.

  • Report to the Partnership on progress in furthering the objectives and priorities of the Partnership as and when required and in a form agreed by the Partnership.

  • Review the objectives and priorities as and when required and in a form required by the Partnership in order to agree future levels of activity.

  • Provide effective commitment and leadership and facilitate agreement between partners on the strategic priorities of the area.

  • Oversee and direct the achievement and the performance of agreed objectives and priorities.

  • Develop a strategic approach to its Partnership activity ensuring effective use of resources, which contribute to achieving the strategic priorities.

  • Review commitments made to partners on a regular basis to agree future levels of activity.

  • Oversee governance arrangements across the Partnership.

  • Ensure strategic priorities are reflected in the work of each of the Partners.

  • Encourage open discussion and transparent decision making within the Partnership.

  • Provide direction in reaching decisions on those issues that involve competing interests or are controversial or contentious.

  • Embed Community Planning issues in the policy and decision making process of all partners.

  • Ensure other Elected Members, Council Committees and Partner Boards are fully and regularly briefed on key Community Planning issues, developments and programmes under the Community Planning Agenda and how that would affect their service interest in the community areas.

  • Develop networks, discussion forums for sharing experiences in good practice.

  • Promote mutual understanding by sharing key organisational information (for example, Committee decisions, resource allocations).

  • Gain a shared understanding of need.

  • Improve efficiency and reduce duplication (e.g. one partner to analyse Census information and provide briefings to all).

  • Actively encourage opportunities for formal and informal joint working, joint use of resources and joint funding options, where this will offer scope for service improvement.

  • Work with partner organisations to ensure a joined up approach to meeting the needs of stakeholders and communities.

  • Address impediments and barriers, which inhibit integrated approaches to joint funding and joint management of services with internal and external partners.

  • Address social inclusion issues, as detailed in the Social Inclusion Strategy.

  • Address issues relating to the Fairer Scotland Fund, as detailed in the funding submission.

  • Address the equality agenda within the Partnership structure.