Council cuts top jobs to close funding gap
Two of Wyre Forest DC’s most senior officers are facing redundancy following a cost-cutting management review.
Uttlesford chief executive to stand down
Uttlesford DC chief executive, Dawn French, has announced she is to step down after five years in the role.
Lichfield to appoint chief executive
Lichfield DC has announced a new chief executive after being forced to return to the drawing board.
Building windmills in Buckinghamshire
Elaina Quesada looks at how Buckinghamshire Council’s adult social care response has helped residents in the wake of COVID
Local elections 2021: Ideas for new administrations
Tom Lloyd Goodwin of CLES lays out eight approaches to tackling the range of problems that threaten to overwhelm the in-trays of new local government and devolved administrations.
South Somerset to review chief executive role
The council has appointed an interim chief executive as the prospect of local government reorganisation looms.
Tew to take up South Tyneside role
Subject to ratification, Mr Tew will join as chief executive in late summer.
Merton appoints chief executive
Hannah Doody has been director of community and housing at Merton for the past four years and previously held roles at Greenwich and Kingston-Upon-Thames.
Chief executive to trade Somerset for New Zealand
The chief executive of South Somerset DC, Alex Parmley, is to step down from his role as he prepares for a move to the other side of the world.
Departed chief had threatened tribunal
York City Council was facing a potentially costly employment tribunal over allegations of bullying from its former chief executive before her departure, an investigation has found.
Interim to be drafted in after candidate turns down Lichfield post
Lichfield DC is expected to appoint Tony McGovern on an interim basis.
Former ADCS president to retire
Jenny Coles has announced her retirement as director of children’s services at Hertfordshire CC.
West Berkshire in search for new chief executive
Recruitment has begun this week to appoint a successor to Nick Carter.
Denbighshire chief steps down
The council is to begin a search for a new chief executive following the resignation of Judith Greenhalgh.
Former Haringey chief takes Nottingham role
The former chief executive of Haringey LBC during the Baby Peter case has returned to the local government sector.
Liverpool director dismissed
The director of regeneration at Liverpool City Council, Nick Kavanagh, has been dismissed ‘with immediate effect’.
Merseyside combined authority appoints chief executive
Katherine Fairclough has been appointed as chief executive of Liverpool city region combined authority.
Changing the climate from within
Kate Wilson looks at the challenge of finding talent in an increasingly competitive and talent-short market, while continuing to progress the overall goal of zero carbon emissions.
Counties scale up to the challenges
Counties’ ability to blend both a central and local focus means they should be further empowered to lead on transforming local economies after the pandemic, argues Cllr Barry Lewis.
BUDGET 2021: Furlough scheme extended until autumn
The chancellor has extended the furlough scheme and announced further funding for apprenticeships in a bid to soften the impact of COVID-19 on jobs.