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Decision details

A new staffing structure is introduced reducing operational staffing from 3.61 FTE to 1.14FTE

Decision Maker: Director of Communities & Neighbourhoods

Decision status: Awaiting Implementation

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Burton Stone Community Centre is currently staffed by five part time emploees on a shift basis, with two people working each shift.

The Council is working with its community centres to increase community management in order to ensure that community centres are fully able to meet the needs of their communities, to increase the effectiveness of the services they offer and to deliver efficiency savings.

This staffing restructure is part of a programme of work with the users of Burton Stone Community Centre to develop options an dmodels for community management and provides an approprate staffing strucutre to facilitate the development of those models.

The centre has a long term tenant who leases parts of the building as offices and then hires other rooms to deliver programmes of activity. This organisation also independently accesses the centre on a Monday evening and has responsibility for opening and closing the building.

This proposal builds on the current arrangement so that the key tenants are enabled to access the building independently, therefore being able to reduce the council staffing. This works very well in other community centres across our region.

Consultation with staff and other stakeholders has confirmed this proposal will work.

A new job role has been developed in consultation with staff and will remove a supervisor post from the current structure.

The benefits of this solution are that access arrangements can be maintained and it enables the users to take a greater role in management of the facility. Health and safety arrangements will be reviewed in further consultation with the staff team.

Options Considered:

An option to reduce the opening hours by 50% - this limits the income potential of the centre whilst having a major impact on current users.

Publication date: 23/08/2013

Date of decision: 24/06/2013


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