Stephenson steps down after post axed
Derbyshire CC’s chief executive has stepped down after the council agreed to abolish the post along with that of assistant chief executive and strategic director of corporate resources.
Let’s take stock
John Tizard pauses to ponder a few of the fundamental questions facing leaders during this important period for the sector.
An intermediate solution
With demands increasing on hospitals and care services, good intermediate care has never been more important, writes Ewan King.
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.
Griffin replaces retiring Rickards
Sedgemoor DC has approved a new interim chief executive.
Scrutiny highlighted in Edinburgh review
A review into Edinburgh City Council’s former property service has highlighted the importance of an overview and scrutiny process.
Horwood gets interim MD role
Waverley BC has appointed an interim managing director and head of paid service.
Top team crisis hits county
Controversial restructuring plans are at the centre of a fierce row dividing Lancashire’s senior management and political leadership teams
Council's head of legal services suspended
Cheshire East Council’s head of legal services, Bill Norman, has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into the alleged conduct of senior officers.
Basildon boss to step down after 13 years
Basildon BC’s long-serving chief executive is to step down from the role ahead of a management restructure.
Ofsted criticises Reading for slow improvement
Reading BC is failing to improve its services to children and young people quickly enough, inspectors have reported.
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.
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.
Warwickshire pioneers joint MD appointments
Warwickshire CC has become the first county to adopt joint managing director roles to lead the authority.
Council hits back amid strike action threat
Refuse workers in Birmingham have started voting on strike action amid accusations of financial mismanagement and an overspend by the city council of nearly £10m.
Nicholls is new deputy
Basingstoke & Deane BC has appointed Victor Nicholls as its new deputy chief executive.
Resetting our relationship with residents
What is the role of the state? Alex Bailey explains how Adur and Worthing councils are creating platforms upon which communities can build happy, healthy, prosperous and connected places.
Time to show your support
Public sector reform has not fully considered the impact on democratic accountability, argues Ben Cahill, but it is in the best interests of senior officers to ensure elected members are well supported.
London borough names new boss
Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.
Growing our own talent
Local government is in a period of unprecedented change. New PPMA president Caroline Nugent outlines her priorities for the rocky year ahead to Sam Clayden.