Leader vows to end decade-old equal pay dispute
Glasgow City Council’s leader has promised to end ‘years of pay injustice’ at the council and settle the thousands of claims of mostly low-paid women workers.
A culture shock for Aylesbury Vale
As part of its transformation programme, Aylesbury Vale DC asked all its staff to reapply for newly designed job roles in the pursuit of a single vision. Andrew Grant explains why.
We must publicise the benefits of working in local government
Young people are not attracted to local government. The sector has to change that, argues Sandra Dinneen
Bristol facing management shake-up after chief resigns
Bristol City Council may not seek a new chief executive after the sudden departure of Anna Klonowski.
Recruiting the 21st century public servant
Martin Cresswell says a rethink of the way organisations select individuals to perform new roles and the construction of a recruitment process to test the skills needed for these roles is vital to stimulate innovation and new thinking.
Training up the leaders of tomorrow
Andrew Muter talks about the unique approach Newark and Sherwood DC and its surrounding authorities are taking to develop talent.
Birmingham’s leader on the horns of a dilemma
The dispute over Birmingham's bin strike has pushed John Clancy into an alley with one union cutting off one escape route and another union blocking the other. Michael Burton says the leader is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
Lancashire CC chief executive to leave after restructure
Lancashire CC’s current chief executive will be forced to step down because she does not have the qualifications necessary for the new role that has been created to head the council.
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.
Authorities join the jobs rush
Little indicates a sector reacting to a changing world like the emergence of exciting new job roles. Sam Clayden takes the temperature.
Stroud considers cutting workforce by 20%
Stroud DC is considering reducing its workforce by 20% over the next four years in order to plug a £3m funding gap.
A more volatile environment for senior managers
Sam Clayden reports on the alarming rise in dismissals and suspensions of chief executives and the fallout it creates.
Restructure plans on hold – but ‘not dead’
Lancashire CC’s leader could reprise controversial plans to overhaul his senior management team – despite withdrawing it from discussion at a full council meeting.
In defence of the Taylor review
Liam Booth-Smith argues that if we want better employers we need to be better consumers, too.
Regardless of leadership style, being human is essential
Following the leadership response to the Grenfell tragedy, Julie Towers says the human touch is an underestimated trait and yet is the most powerful.
We need more women leaders in the sector
Heather Jameson says local government still has a woeful record on diversity, equality and representation, but provides a snapshot of the powerful women leading the sector.
A ‘looming crisis’ or an opportunity for change?
Neil Lupin says we are experiencing a pivotal point in our sector’s history and local government needs to work intelligently to attract and retain talented senior leaders.
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
Number of EU nurses leaving the NHS rises
The number of nurses from EU countries leaving the NHS increased by 38% last year compared with the previous 12 months, according to official figures.
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.