North West Leicestershire DC has appointed a new strategic director of place
North West Leicestershire DC has appointed an architect-planner to the role of strategic director of place.
Sector’s ethnicity under government scrutiny
Councils have been warned they must ‘explain or change’ their record on ethnicity despite fresh data highlighting the sector’s strong performance in recruitment.
Birmingham appoints new assistant chief executive
Birmingham City Council has appointed an associate director at KPMG to the role of assistant chief executive.
Bristol to axe chief executive role
Bristol City Council's management restructure proposals do not include the post of chief executive, the council has confirmed.
'Give managers greater decision-making power to innovate'
Senior council managers should devolve powers to all levels of leadership in order to innovate in a time of austerity, new research has suggested.
South Ribble management restructure on hold
South Ribble BC was unable to agree management restructure plans expected to save £400,000 after the council leader insisted that they must ‘get it right’.
Cllr’s collapse halts Driver vote of no confidence
Lancashire CC is poised to complete its management restructure after a vote of no confidence in its leader was withdrawn following a tragedy-hit council meeting.
LGA report influenced axing of Derbyshire chief’s role
Derbyshire CC’s decision to abolish its chief executive post was informed by a Local Government Association (LGA) report, The MJ has learned.
Leader vows to end decade-old equal pay dispute
Glasgow City Council’s leader has promised to end ‘years of pay injustice’ at the council and settle the thousands of claims of mostly low-paid women workers.
A culture shock for Aylesbury Vale
As part of its transformation programme, Aylesbury Vale DC asked all its staff to reapply for newly designed job roles in the pursuit of a single vision. Andrew Grant explains why.
We must publicise the benefits of working in local government
Young people are not attracted to local government. The sector has to change that, argues Sandra Dinneen
Bristol facing management shake-up after chief resigns
Bristol City Council may not seek a new chief executive after the sudden departure of Anna Klonowski.
Recruiting the 21st century public servant
Martin Cresswell says a rethink of the way organisations select individuals to perform new roles and the construction of a recruitment process to test the skills needed for these roles is vital to stimulate innovation and new thinking.
Training up the leaders of tomorrow
Andrew Muter talks about the unique approach Newark and Sherwood DC and its surrounding authorities are taking to develop talent.
Birmingham’s leader on the horns of a dilemma
The dispute over Birmingham's bin strike has pushed John Clancy into an alley with one union cutting off one escape route and another union blocking the other. Michael Burton says the leader is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
Lancashire CC chief executive to leave after restructure
Lancashire CC’s current chief executive will be forced to step down because she does not have the qualifications necessary for the new role that has been created to head the council.
Securing the robust and diverse leaders of tomorrow
While the London boroughs are making some small strides on gender equality, progress on ethnic diversity is much slower, writes John O'Brien.
Authorities join the jobs rush
Little indicates a sector reacting to a changing world like the emergence of exciting new job roles. Sam Clayden takes the temperature.
Stroud considers cutting workforce by 20%
Stroud DC is considering reducing its workforce by 20% over the next four years in order to plug a £3m funding gap.
A more volatile environment for senior managers
Sam Clayden reports on the alarming rise in dismissals and suspensions of chief executives and the fallout it creates.