Authorities join the jobs rush

By Sam Clayden | 09 August 2017
Updated: 14 August 2017

Little indicates a sector reacting to a changing world like the emergence of exciting new job roles.

The last few years have seen councils caught in flux as the sector evolves, matures, expands and modernises. It has demanded powers and, in many parts, made great strides in receiving them.

Local government has been recognised for its ability to streamline, innovate, collaborate and integrate where others in the public sector have failed to do so. It has faced challenges like never before – from the struggles of austerity to the tragedies of terrorism and the Grenfell fire. All this stretches the sector to its limits, demands a swathe of new skills and requires the stability of strong, dynamic leadership.

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