Council structure | Sevenoaks District Council

Council structure

Our management structure is made up of a Chief Executive and our Chief Officers who report directly to the Chief Executive. This is known as our Strategic Management Team.

The Chief Executive is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the paid staff of the Council.

Chief Executive - Dr Pav Ramewal  

Dr Pav RamewalPav took up the position of Chief Executive in 2013 and takes on the responsibility of managing over 70 services, serving almost 49,000 households and approximately 115,000 people in the District.

Pav joined us in 2004 as our Corporate Resources Director, taking responsibility for Council finance. As well as a holding a Doctorate in Managing Change through Empowerment, Pav is a Chartered Accountant and has a number of additional Masters qualifications.

Pav pioneered our current financial strategy supported by a rolling 10 year budget, a first for local government. He is passionate about delivering value for money and protecting the quality of services. It is critical to Pav that the customer is at the heart of everything the Council does to ensure that Sevenoaks District remains a great place to live, work and visit.

As head of paid service, the Chief Executive works closely with elected members to deliver:

Leadership: working with elected members to ensure strong and visible leadership and direction, encouraging and enabling managers to motivate and inspire their teams.

Strategic Direction: ensuring all staff understand and adhere to the strategic aims of the organisation and follow the direction set by the elected members.

Policy Advice: acting as the principal policy adviser to the elected members of the Council to lead the development of workable strategies which will deliver the political objectives set by the councillors.

Partnerships: leading and developing strong partnerships across the local community to achieve improved outcomes and better public services for local people.

Operational Management: overseeing financial and performance management, risk management, people management and change management within the council.