To provide leadership of the council, by setting the strategic direction and key priorities and representing the council in the community and in negotiations with regional and national organisations.
The leader will appoint the deputy leader and other members of the cabinet and has the discretion to change cabinet member portfolios during the year.
In the absence of a cabinet member the leader will have responsibility for all relevant matters within the remit of the cabinet.
The leader will have particular responsibility for:
· performance management of the cabinet
· communications, campaigns and public affairs
· strategic partnerships and relationships with government, City Hall and the Mayor of London
· legal services
· electoral registration
· the registrar’s service
· emergency planning and business continuity
· constitutional services.