Councils appoint joint chief executive
Jonathan Stephenson will take on the role at Brentwood BC and Rochford DC for an initial six months from next month.
Building on a culture of innovation in Kingston
Kingston RLBC learned lessons from its COVID response that will change both the jobs staff do in future and where those roles are based. Tessa Cole talks to Ann McGauran about ‘a real shift and disruption in working practices’.
Giving young people a Kickstart in Bucks
Buckinghamshire Council is offering Kickstart placements across all its service directorates to support young people, as part of a much longer-term project, says Cllr Anita Cranmer.
‘Tell me what you want, what you really, really want’
Frazer Thoubard looks at how recruiting the right candidates is set to become more challenging than ever – so anticipating what the market wants is going to be vital to future success.
'Growing our own' jobs will require investment in local councils
If Government wants to maximise the bang for its buck in levelling up the country, then it must start investing in local councils and allow them to skill up local people from all backgrounds, argues Paul O'Brien.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority names new chief
Eileen Milner will take over the chief executive role in the autumn.
White van man on... employment
Now the economy’s motoring again I’d like to know how the Government intends to fill them job gaps caused by the fact all the Europeans have gone home after we told ‘em to sling their hook.
Chief executive retires after 43-year career
Bassetlaw DC's Neil Taylor has announced he will step down next month following four decades in local government.
Coalition calls for reforms to ‘flawed’ apprenticeship levy
The Government has been urged to make urgent reforms to the 'flawed' apprenticeship levy by a coalition by local government and major employers in London.
Future Forum North: How a green investment strategy could generate a jobs boom for the North
In a session hosted by ENGIE, a panel of three discussed the economic impact of a green investment strategy for the North.
Achieving Ashfield’s Towns Fund vision
Ashfield’s Towns Fund bid won it £62.6m – the highest amount in the country. Theresa Hodgkinson reflects on why she believes the submission was so successful.
London Councils acting chief to leave
Acting chief executive at London Councils, Dick Sorabji, has announced he will be leaving in search of new challenges.
How to retain an inclusive workforce
Actions speak louder than words, says Anj Popat, and while having an inclusive recruitment process may help attract a more diverse workforce, without the right culture it does not guarantee retaining that talent.
Why digital inclusion isn’t IT’s problem
Capita outlines five ways to make digital inclusion a reality.
Finding local solutions to the challenges ahead
Councils are uniquely placed to convene and work with local and national partners to address the jobs and skills challenge as the economy opens up, says Sir Richard Leese.
The levelling up White Paper must have proposals to match counties' ambitions
CCN’s member councils are putting in train ambitious place-based economic recovery plans, 'but they remain stunted by a lack of devolved powers available to metro mayors as well as significantly less funding', says Simon Edwards.
Government must get education right to 'level up'
How the Government manages school catch-up policy is closely linked to the levelling up agenda, says Andrew Carter of Centre for Cities. And it needs to ensure it gets education right for both children and adults, he adds.
Why women lose out in the workforce
Women were already off to an unequal start before the pandemic. Now the clock could be turned back even further, says the Centre for Progressive Policy. Ann McGauran investigates.
NAO - jobs support must align with wider government recovery strategy
The Department for Work and Pensions’ pandemic jobs support must align with the wider government economic recovery strategy, says the public spending watchdog.
Rutland interim secures permanent chief's role
Councillors have approved the appointment of Mark Andrews as Rutland CC’s new chief executive officer.