Executive posts

Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Finance, Commercial and Capital Strategy

Revenues and Benefits

Financial Operations


Capital Strategy


Leader of the Council

Governance, Performance and Communications

Business insight, performance, policy and communications

Democratic Services and Elections

Legal Services and Assurance

Portfolio Holder for Assets and Property

Assets and Property

Disposals and Repurposing

Portfolio Holder for Corporate Development and Transformation

Enterprise Architecture and Strategic Solutions


Digital and Change

Council Plan

Performance Reporting

Human Resources and Organisational Development

Portfolio Holder for Culture and Communities

Environment and Wellbeing

Regulatory Services and Community Safety (team)

Waste Services

Community Safety

Customer Services


Archives and Records

Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Levelling Up

Economic Growth

County Deal

Levelling Up

Great Southwest (GSW)

LEP Board Member

Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment


Travel and Parking 

Environment and Wellbeing


Portfolio Holder for People - Adult Social Care, Health and Housing

Adult Care


Health and Wellbeing

Public Health

Housing and Homelessness


Portfolio Holder for People - Children, Education, Skills and Early Help

This portfolio holder is Dorset Council’s designated Lead Councillor for Children’s Services as required by the Children Act 2004

Commissioning and Partnership

Schools and Learning



Early Help

Portfolio Holder for Planning


Spatial Planning – Local Plan

Development Management and Enforcement


Tree and Landscape Advice