The Council

About the Council

Fife Council

We're the biggest employer in Fife, with a workforce of around 17,500 people serving Fife's 375,000 residents.

Under the Chief Executive, the council is organised into five directorates, each led by an Executive Director:

  • Communities
  • Education
  • Finance & Corporate Services
  • Health & Social Care (HSCP)
  • Place

The council and NHS Fife jointly deliver services through the Fife Health & Social Care Parnership. The Director of HSCP is accountable to Chief Executives of both organisations.

Our performance is benchmarked and reported regularly to councillors.

Fife Council is made up of 75 elected members who represent 22 electoral wards.

The Fife Partnership

We work with our community planning partners to deliver a shared vision for a fairer, successful, confident Fife, as set out in a single Plan for Fife.

Through autumn/winter 22/23 we ran a Leadership Summit programme, bringing together senior leaders from across the Partnership in a series of masterclasses and thematic workshops. It introduced a new level of collaboration to explore our strategic intent and common purpose.

As a council we've developed a business case for changing the way we provide people-facing services in response to this work.

How we work matters

We're here to serve the people of Fife, and we can only do that effectively by working together as a confident, happy and healthy team.

Read more about our workforce strategy and How we work matters.