• What can the General Election do for the public sector workforce?

    08 June 2017

    Caroline Nugent lays down the key asks the PPMA is making of the new government.

  • Warwickshire’s new double team

    06 June 2017

    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?

    05 June 2017

    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.

  • Improving the candidate experience

    17 May 2017

    Attracting good job applicants is one thing, but a poor recruitment experience can put them off for good, says Robert Peasnell.

  • How’s your resilience?

    17 May 2017

    Blair McPherson gives a few tips on improving your ‘bounceback-abillity’ by focusing on your organisation’s resilience.

  • Councils need to think differently when designing cyber defences

    17 May 2017

    Criminal hackers don’t stick to the rules when they are designing attacks and nor should councils when designing their defences, writes Andrew Muter.

  • The search for commercial minds and social hearts

    17 May 2017

    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.

  • Former Notts boss takes helm at Oxford

    08 May 2017

    Gordon Mitchell has been named as the new interim chief executive at Oxford City Council.

  • London borough names new boss

    28 April 2017

    Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.

  • Growing our own talent

    26 April 2017

    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.

  • A springboard to the next leadership level

    26 April 2017

    It is always a great idea to stand back from day-to-day life and review and reflect what is on the horizon, writes Yvonne Skingle.

  • Redress the balance on lack of diversity

    26 April 2017

    Following the results of an exclusive The MJ/PPMA survey, Heather Jameson says the sector must look to diversity in its leadership if it is to address the new sets of challenges ahead.

  • Blake to leave St Albans

    13 April 2017

    St Albans City and DC’s chief executive, James Blake, is leaving to take a top job at the Youth Hostels Association (YHA).

  • EXCLUSIVE: Essex break for Kitcat

    13 April 2017

    Former Brighton & Hove City Council leader Jason Kitcat has taken a leap into the officer world after he was appointed to Essex CC’s reformed senior management team.

  • TPA shows the cost of senior staff – not the value

    12 April 2017

    The TaxPayers' Alliance Town Hall Rich List was, as ever, misleading. Heather Jameson points out how chief executives have witnessed their role change dramatically in the last few years.

  • Getting the Apprenticeship Levy working for you

    12 April 2017

    Tricia Fuller has completely turned around on her opinion of the apprenticeship levy.

  • Levy is a catalyst for choice and opportunity

    12 April 2017

    The new apprenticeship levy is presenting a much more dynamic and responsive approach to vocational training and skills development in local authorities, writes Jason Stevens.

  • A turbulent time for talent

    11 April 2017

    Is local government approaching a deficit of leadership? Sam Clayden analyses the results of a new survey of council chief executives, conducted by Penna for The MJ’s Future Forum.

  • Time to diversify digital leadership

    11 April 2017

    It is well established that technology enables people to thrive. But Socitm president Geoff Connell believes diversity throughout an organisation is vital to successful digital leadership.

  • App for real-life recruitment

    11 April 2017

    Buckinghamshire CC is the first authority in the country to use a computer simulation in the recruitment process for social workers. David Johnston explains.