Taunton Deane and West Somerset Councils share a Joint Management Team. The Joint Management Team works closely with the Council Leaders, elected Members and with our partners to deliver the corporate priorities for both Councils.
Penny James Chief Executive for Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset District Council.
The Chief Executive leads delivery of the corporate management and operational responsibilities of the Councils, and statutory obligations are Head of Paid Service, Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer.
Phone: 01823 356401 or 01984 635246
The Director of Operations has overall responsibility for Finance, Revenues and Benefits, Corporate Services, and Operational Services (excluding Housing, Planning and Economic Development), and the statutory responsibilities of Deputy Head of Paid Service, and Chief Finance Officer.
Phone: 01823 356310
The Director of Housing and Communities is responsible for all of both Councils’ assets with responsibility for a wide ranging property and development service including new build housing developments and housing enabling.
Phone: 01823 358699
The Director of Growth and Development has overall responsibility for planning, regeneration, delivery of community infrastructure, inward investment and economic development. Key priorities include the Hinkley Point nuclear new build and the delivery of Taunton’s growth and regeneration plans.
Phone: 01823 356350
The Assistant Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer is responsible for the core functions of Democratic Services, Elections, Legal Services and Communications and Public Relations.