Bournemouth looks to axe chief executive role
Bournemouth councillors will be asked to vote on making the role of chief executive redundant next week.
Lucas at Sunderland for another two years
Irene Lucas will take on the top job at Sunderland City Council permanently, having carried out the role on an interim basis for a year.
Dudley and Doncaster making 'continued progress'
Inspectors have praised two formerly failing children’s services departments for the strides they have made on their improvement journeys.
Instilling positivity in staff will drive results
Nicola Bulbeck explains how Teignbridge DC is motivating its staff in a bid to boost outcomes.
Two new hires at Durham
Durham Council has made two new appointments to its senior management team.
Assessing the role of leadership in the modern environment
Penna's new assessment approach for leadership roles focuses on how leadership is measured the modern environment.
'Leading contributor' to combined authority to retire
Walsall MBC chief executive Paul Sheehan has announced his intention to retire later this year, ending a career in local government spanning 41 years.
Crawley names first female chief executive
Crawley BC has named Natalie Brahma-Pearl as its first female chief executive.
Lifting the mood of your business
As councils increasingly pursue new business interests, it is vital to empower staff to embody the commercial mindset. Mark Fletcher-Brown explains.
Pathways to employment
Ten contestants descended onto a corner of the north Kent coast at the end of January to kick off this year’s Local Government Challenge. James Alexandre tracks their initial progress
Tambini to retire in May
Spelthorne BC chief executive Roberto Tambini has announced his intention to retire at the end of May.
Re-setting the culture clock
A primary concern among chief executives in delivering transformation is ensuring the right culture exists in their organisation. John Knight explains how councils are changing a culture 50 years in the making.
Commissioning’s pivotal role on the road to transformation
Benjamin Taylor argues that skillful commissioning and taking responsibility for the results of your entire organisation is the way to successfully deliver public services.
Mayor keen to identify officers responsible for cash failures
Bristol mayor Marvin Rees is keen to identify the individuals to blame for the state of the council’s finances, The MJ understands.
A new approach to leadership
Councils need to embed skills of change leadership into their culture if they are to thrive and survive in this new era of local government, writes Jody Goldsworthy.
Police speak to Liverpool chief about BT probe
Senior officials at Liverpool City Council, including chief executive Ged Fitzgerald, have met with investigators probing alleged financial irregularities in the tendering of contracts to BT.
Council to scrap chief role
Wellingborough BC is expected to scrap its chief executive role as part of a ‘new model of senior management’.
Birmingham denies Rogers in line for £500k exit package
Birmingham City Council has denied that outgoing chief executive Mark Rogers is in line for a £500,000 payoff.
Deputy promoted to chief at borough
Bill Cullen has been named chief executive of Hinckley & Bosworth BC.
Learning the lessons from an 'inadequate' judgement
As part of iMPOWER’s children’s services essay collection Shining a Light, Sean Harriss offers advice on moving beyond an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating.