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Council structure

What we do

North Ayrshire Council's job is to ensure our area is a great place to work, live, visit and invest in. By working with our partners, we deliver local services ranging from education, social care and housing, to libraries, refuse collection and benefits.

Our structure

View our organisational chart (PDF, 1.25mb) to see how our council is structured.

North Ayrshire Council employs over 6,500 staff. The council's most senior official is the Chief Executive, Craig Hatton.

Craig, along with the Executive Leadership Team, oversees the delivery of all of our services.

The council is divided into 4 core services plus the Health & Social Care Partnership:

  • Education & Youth Employment
  • Economy & Communities
  • Place
  • Finance & Corporate Support
  • Health & Social Care Partnership

Each core service is led by an Executive Director who is supported by Heads of Services:

Executive Director - Education & Youth Employment (vacant)

  • Head of Service (Learning, Teaching and Curriculum)
  • Head of Service (Inclusion)

Executive Director - Economy & Communities

  • Head of Service (Economic Growth)
  • Head of Service (Connected Communities)

Executive Director - Place (vacant)

  • Head of Service (Commercial)
  • Head of Service (Physical Environment)

Executive Director - Finance & Corporate Support

  • Head of Service (Finance)
  • Head of Service (People)
  • Head of Service (Customer & Digital)

The Health & Social Care Partnership is led by a Director who is supported by Heads of Services:

Director - Health & Social Care Partnership

  • Head of Service (Children, Families & Justice)
  • Head of Service (Health & Community Care)
  • Head of Service (Mental Health)
  • Head of Service (Finance & Transformation)