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The majority of the staff within the council work in one of four directorates each led by a director. The chief executive has overall responsibility for the management of the council and also directly manages a smaller team. The directorates are:
Directorates are a way of grouping services together with a sense of common purpose providing services in a way that will make sense to those who use them. However, there is a clear expectation that everyone who works for the council will work together across this structure to deliver the best possible services for the people of Preston.
The chief executive along with each of the directors and the city treasurer meet weekly as the Corporate Management Team. This team works closely with the political leadership of the council.
Every team in the council has a regular team meeting to ensure that colleagues at every level of the council are coming together to discuss service delivery.
The department structure for the council can be found in a PDF document which is available in the documents section.
Lorraine Norris is the Council's Chief Executive.
The Chief Executive has overall management and operational responsibility, she also has direct responsibility for:-
Corporate Services includes:
Customer Services includes:
The A-Z section contains a comprehensive list of council services. If you are looking for a service which we do not offer it may be provided by Lancashire County Council.
The Contact us section has a contact form which can be filled in and passed straight to the correct department.
Alternatively you can find useful numbers for departments on our Contact Centre page.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.