Organisational Structure and Responsibilities
The structure of the organisation is set out below. All are accountable to the Chief Executive
The Executive Board is the strategic decision making body for all matters, within the Chief Executive’s delegated authority from the Assembly Commission, and is responsible for the overall delivery of the organisation’s goals and priorities. The Board is also an advisory body to the Assembly Commission, to ensure that it receives the best possible advice in setting the Commission’s Strategy, goals and priorities, the Budget, and in taking decisions.
The Leadership Group is an advisory body to the Executive Board and an enabler for effective delivery of operational plans, priorities, and our governance arrangements. It will act collectively in for the corporate interest of the Commission.
Secretariat support is provided by the Commission and Member Support Service.
The Assembly Business Directorate provides specialist parliamentary support to Members to ensure the efficient and effective conduct of business. It is made up of the Policy & Legislation Committee Service; the Legislation and Chamber Service; the Research Service; the Legal Service, and the Strategic Transformation Unit.
The Engagement Directorate provides secretariat and support to the Presiding Officers, the Assembly Commission, the Chief Executive and Directors and the Remuneration Committee. The Directorate is also responsible for support for Members through the Members' Business Support team, the Translation and Reporting Service, the Communications team, the Parliamentary Venues and Visitors Services and the co-ordination of professional development opportunities for Members and their staff.
The Resources Group manages the corporate arrangements for performance delivery, reporting and financial accountability. The Group consists of five teams: Procurement, Governance & Audit, ICT, Human Resources and Estates and Facilities Management. Our Head of Internal Audit works to provide the necessary assurances to the Audit Committee, management and the Accounting Officer. The Information and Communications Technology Directorate is responsible for managing the provision of ICT and broadcasting services to the National Assembly and Commission. The Estates and Facilities Management team, in partnership with its contractors, work to provide outstanding support and services to those using the Assembly's estate.
We help manage the Commission's annual budget of circa £50 million and help ensure that corporate decisions demonstrate wise use of resources.