Thursday January 22nd 2009
Venue: Belstead Brook Hotel, Ipswich
Strategy and Communications: This Strategy and Communications Department has been formed from parts of the former Central Co-ordinating Unit and the Membership and Communications Department. The department is headed by the General Secretary (Acting General Secretary).The major committees for which the department is responsible include, the Executive Committee, the Officers of the Union, the Strategy, Finance and Communications Committee and its sub-committees/working groups.
Education, Equality and Professional Development: Previously known as the Education and Equal Opportunities Department. The new name recognises the CPD work of the Union. The Education, Equality and Professional Development Department carries the same responsibilities as before, with the addition of the work of the Information Unit which is reintegrated with its main user.
Employment Conditions and Rights: The new Employment Conditions and Rights Department brings together the former Legal & Professional Services Department and the conditions of service and health & safety work of the Union.
Finance, Pay, Pensions and RSS: The Finance, Pay, Pensions and RSS Department remains unchanged other than a change of name which more accurately reflects its responsibilities. The department is headed by the Union Accountant. Membership and Organising
The Membership and Organising Department has been formed from parts of the Membership and Communications Department and the Organisation and Administration Department. It is headed by the Assistant Secretary, Membership and Organising (formerly, Co-ordination, Local Support and Action).
The Resource Management Department manages the main administrative functions of the Union. It consists largely of the department formerly known as Organisation and Administration. In addition, the Resource Management Department has taken on responsibility for the Union’s information technology systems and for advising on property and development issues relating to the management of Stoke Rochford Hall, as one part of the Union’s property portfolio. Responsibility for grants to local associations and divisions and related rules issues has been transferred to the Organising and Membership Department.
Salaries, Superannuation and Education Economics: The Conditions of Service and Health and Safety areas of the former Salaries, Superannuation, Conditions of Service, Health and Safety Department have been transferred to Employment Conditions and Rights. Other responsibilities of the Salaries, Superannuation and Education Economics Department remain unchanged. The department is headed by the newly established post of Head of Salaries, Superannuation and Education Economics. The Deputy General Secretary takes the role of lead NUT negotiator and, where appropriate, will be the Leader of the Teachers’ Panel.
Date of next meeting: AGM, March 12th 2009