• London borough names new boss

    28 April 2017

    Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.

  • Growing our own talent

    26 April 2017

    Local government is in a period of unprecedented change. New PPMA president Caroline Nugent outlines her priorities for the rocky year ahead to Sam Clayden.

  • A springboard to the next leadership level

    26 April 2017

    It is always a great idea to stand back from day-to-day life and review and reflect what is on the horizon, writes Yvonne Skingle.

  • Redress the balance on lack of diversity

    26 April 2017

    Following the results of an exclusive The MJ/PPMA survey, Heather Jameson says the sector must look to diversity in its leadership if it is to address the new sets of challenges ahead.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Diversity gap plaguing sector leadership roles

    26 April 2017

    Chief executives have been urged to embrace diversity after exclusive research revealed fears that women and minority groups were continuing to hit a glass ceiling.

  • Blake to leave St Albans

    13 April 2017

    St Albans City and DC’s chief executive, James Blake, is leaving to take a top job at the Youth Hostels Association (YHA).

  • EXCLUSIVE: Essex break for Kitcat

    13 April 2017

    Former Brighton & Hove City Council leader Jason Kitcat has taken a leap into the officer world after he was appointed to Essex CC’s reformed senior management team.

  • TPA shows the cost of senior staff – not the value

    12 April 2017

    The TaxPayers' Alliance Town Hall Rich List was, as ever, misleading. Heather Jameson points out how chief executives have witnessed their role change dramatically in the last few years.

  • Getting the Apprenticeship Levy working for you

    12 April 2017

    Tricia Fuller has completely turned around on her opinion of the apprenticeship levy.

  • Levy is a catalyst for choice and opportunity

    12 April 2017

    The new apprenticeship levy is presenting a much more dynamic and responsive approach to vocational training and skills development in local authorities, writes Jason Stevens.

  • Hands up for greater tenant participation

    11 April 2017

    Calum Davidson explains why tenant participation should be higher on chief executives’ agendas and how injecting a lick of youthful dynamism into council workforces can help to reinvigorate communities.

  • A turbulent time for talent

    11 April 2017

    Is local government approaching a deficit of leadership? Sam Clayden analyses the results of a new survey of council chief executives, conducted by Penna for The MJ’s Future Forum.

  • You get what you pay for

    11 April 2017

    Julie Towers explains why local government senior management pay should be everybody’s business.

  • Time to diversify digital leadership

    11 April 2017

    It is well established that technology enables people to thrive. But Socitm president Geoff Connell believes diversity throughout an organisation is vital to successful digital leadership.

  • App for real-life recruitment

    11 April 2017

    Buckinghamshire CC is the first authority in the country to use a computer simulation in the recruitment process for social workers. David Johnston explains.

  • Watering down workforce diversity

    11 April 2017

    A recent report may hinder the way workforce diversity is perceived, writes Claire Fox.

  • Town halls resist 'rich list' attack

    11 April 2017

    Councils have defended the pay of senior managers after the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) published its annual town hall 'rich list'.

  • District deletes chief executive post

    10 April 2017

    Harlow DC has scrapped two senior roles and replaced them with a single position.

  • Consultants hire top chief

    07 April 2017

    Consultancy firm, Deloitte has hired for Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein as a strategic adviser.

  • Former Bristol boss takes smart cities job

    06 April 2017

    Former Bristol City Council boss Nicola Yates has been appointed chief executive of government-backed smart cities organisation Future Cities Catapult.