Succession planning for a fast-changing future
Jody Goldsworthy urges councils to prepare for the future as leadership roles begin to change and local authorities set out to find the next generation.
Where does the buck stop?
In the wake of the resignation of Kensington & Chelsea RLBC’s chief executive over the handling of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Blair McPherson asks important questions about the nature of responsibility.
Dawn Baxendale: Chiefs have lost their public service raison d’être
Dawn Baxendale speaks to Sam Clayden about how Southampton City Council – and local government as a whole – will be grappling with an increasingly uncertain future
Chief resigns ahead of crunch hearing
Bury MBC’s suspended chief executive, Mike Owen, resigned ahead of this week’s hearing into his handling of historical child abuse allegations.
Singing and winning
Look out Britain’s Got Talent – staff at Merton LBC could be applying to be on the show very soon.
Bury set to meet over suspensions of officials
Bury MBC will discuss the future of three suspended senior officials – including chief executive Mike Owen – next week.
What can the General Election do for the public sector workforce?
Caroline Nugent lays down the key asks the PPMA is making of the new government.
Smaller BIGGER Different
A project to deliver shared ambitions for Sutton as a place will mean the council working in different ways and being more flexible, agile, outward-looking and enterprising, writes Jessica Crowe.
Warwickshire’s new double team
Warwickshire CC’s new joint managing directors David Carter and Monica Fogarty explain how the new partnership – the first of its kind among the counties – places the authority in a prime position to succeed.
Who are the innovation policy-makers of the future?
Innovation policy has been changing fast and local authorities have to ensure they have access to the skills needed to construct policies for the future, argues Alex Glennie and Benjamin Reid.
Poole and Bournemouth to work together
Poole and Bournemouth Councils are planning to combine back office services as part of plans to save £16m over the next two years.
Start in the middle
Mark Fletcher-Brown explains why getting middle management on board is one of the most important factors of successful leadership.
New ways of working
Louise Round reflects on the nature of accountability and the impact a blame culture might have on an organisation.
How’s your resilience?
Blair McPherson gives a few tips on improving your ‘bounceback-abillity’ by focusing on your organisation’s resilience.
Nicholls is new deputy
Basingstoke & Deane BC has appointed Victor Nicholls as its new deputy chief executive.
The search for commercial minds and social hearts
While housing associations don’t always have the big salaries to offer, they do have great social and moral purpose and challenging work to offer, write Steven Burleigh and Ruth Lane.
Tuddenham to replace outgoing McRae
Calderdale MBC has appointed Robin Tuddenham as its new chief executive.
Former Notts boss takes helm at Oxford
Gordon Mitchell has been named as the new interim chief executive at Oxford City Council.
Future Forum 2017: Shock poll: 50% of chiefs plan to leave local government by 2020
Local government has a looming leadership talent crisis, its brand isn’t sexy and the workforce is ageing. At the recent MJ Future Forum, Julie Towers, Toni Hall and Anthony Lewis of Penna revealed the sector’s positive view of the future.
London borough names new boss
Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.