Policy Partnership policy

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6. Who is responsible for delivering this policy

The following list describes what each group or person is responsible for:

 Audit & Governance Committee

  • To formally approve the Partnership Policy and Guidance.
  • To monitor the Council’s partnerships to be reported to them once a year.

SMT (The Chief Executive, Directors and Heads of Service)

  • To ensure partnerships are appropriate and managed and resourced effectively and in accordance with the Partnership Policy and Guidance
  • To report to the Audit and Governance Committee as necessary.

 The Directors

  • To ensure the Council manages partnerships effectively using the Partnership Policy and Guidance.
  • To identify, assess any new partnerships the Council enters into.

 Heads of Service and Corporate Managers

  • Firstly, to identify and asses new partnerships and ensure that they are entered onto the SPAR.net system.
  • Secondly, to manage, review and report on (or delegate the management, review and reporting of) partnerships effectively in their service areas.

 Responsible Officers

  • Enter new partnerships on the SPAR.net system if not entered by the HOS.
  • Monitor their partnerships that they are responsible for i.e. ensure any performance and status information is up-to-date.
  • Work to deadlines for updating SPAR.net when a review of the Partnership Register is required.

 Member Partnership Representative (from the Audit and Governance Committee)

  • To liaise with Management Information Officer regarding the status of the Partnership Register.
  • To present the annual Partnership Report to the Audit & Governance Committee

Management Information Officer

  • To liaise with Member Partnership Representative regarding the status of the Partnership Register.
  • To ensure Responsible Officers know the deadlines for updating SPAR.net.
  • To send emails to Responsible Officers to remind them to update the SPAR.net system.
  • Collate and produce annual reports for SMT and the Audit and Governance Committee. Plus produce any other reports required.

 Managers and other employees

  • To comply with the Partnership Policy and Guidance.


  • To carry out audits of the Partnership Register in order check that the policy and guidance is being adhered to and the framework is appropriate.