Council Structure

Manchester City Council is led by Chief Executive, Joanne Roney.

Manchester City Council has 96 Council seats, with three council seats in each of the 32 wards.

The organisation is split into 5 directorates:

Children and Education which focuses on the integration of services to children and families with other public services in neighbourhoods, connecting people to the opportunities of growth and reducing dependency through driving the reform of public services.

Neighbourhoods which has responsibility for driving new opportunities for commercial, residential and other related development across the city, encouraging new investment and development and increasing employment opportunities for local residents.

Corporate Core cover a wide range of areas and services which help drive the Our Manchester Strategy for the city, and the Corporate Plan that articulates the Council’s priorities for delivery. The directorate consists of several services which include; Customer Contact Centre, Revenues and Benefits, Shared Service Centre, Capital Programme Delivery, Financial Management, Human Resources and Organisational Development (HR/OD), Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Internal Audit, Health and Safety and Risk, Policy, Performance and Reform Procurement and Commissioning, Strategic Communications, Registrars and Coroners, Elections, Governance Team and Legal teams.

Growth and Development has a pivotal role in securing new commercial development, attracting inward investment and securing employment growth, along with providing leadership to the Council’s Housing function. The Directorate also has responsibility for the management of the City Council’s land and property assets.

Adult Social Services is responsible for the discharge of statutory functions to vulnerable adults across the city. It is also one of the Directorates with a focus on driving forward the integration agenda for Health and Social Care across the Manchester Locality with the purpose of  increasing independence for individuals through integrated community based services and strength based working.