Social care director leaves Somerset
Somerset CC’s adult services director, who featured on Panorama’s investigation into the state of the social care system, is to leave the authority.
Exclusive: Chief execs' survey highlights tensions of 'challenging politics'
Tensions between chief executives and their leaders are under greater scrutiny because of ‘challenging politics,’ a survey by Penna and The MJ has found.
Wycombe chief executive announces departure
Wycombe DC chief executive Karen Satterford is to leave the council after 13 years of service.
‘Extraordinary pressures’ call for extraordinary resilience
Penna’s latest annual survey of chief executives, in partnership with The MJ, highlights their latest perspectives and organisational priorities. Ann McGauran looks at the results.
Bromley's interim chief executive wins permanent role
Ade Adetosoye has been confirmed as the permanent chief executive of Bromley LBC.
Council announces departure of managing director
Telford & Wrekin Council’s managing director Richard Partington is to leave the authority.
Lewisham names new chief executive
Kim Wright has been recommended for appointment as Lewisham LBC’s new chief executive.
Big hitters revealed for the Brum turnaround team
The proposed advisers drafted in to help turn Birmingham City Council around include an array of local government big hitters.
A bad influence for the better
Blair Mcpherson explains why it could be a good thing for a manager to be a bad influence.
Resilient and determined women make their mark
Ken Lyon reflects on the positive and long-lasting influence the sector’s most senior women officers have had on developing the next generation of chiefs.
LGA: exit pay cap could inflate 'golden goodbye' values
The cash value of local government 'golden goodbyes' could increase if the Treasury proceeds with plans to cap public sector exit payments, Smith Square has warned.
Interim chief appointed at Rushcliffe BC
Kath Marriott has assumed the role as Rushcliffe BC’s new interim chief executive today.
King's Lynn & West Norfolk chief to end 14-year stint
One of Norfolk's longest serving chief executives is to retire.
Dealing with disciplinary investigations
Serious disciplinary allegations against a chief executive or other statutory officer are never welcome news, say Sarah Lamont and Judith Barnes as they outline the mechanisms to be put in place and what councils will need to focus on.
Breaking the non-disclosure habit?
Non-disclosure clauses in employment settlements are often being used by employers to cover up complaints of harassment and discrimination, says a select committee report. To what extent is this the case in local government? Ann McGauran reports
Wirral appoints interim chief executive
Paul Satoor has been appointed as interim chief executive of Wirral MBC.
'Stuck in the past'
Campaigners have claimed parts of local government are ‘still stuck firmly in the past’ after a chief broke cover to reveal her council’s sexist culture.
A crackdown on sexism is the first step towards equality
For a senior woman in local government to be subjected to comments about her 'good breeding hips' is appalling, says Heather Jameson - and 'let's not even get started on BAME representation'.
Still the right person for the job
Blair McPherson outlines the virtues of staying put, of resilience, and of not playing the blame game.
How AI is already transforming the workplace
Andrew Grant explains how AI is only a part of Aylesbury Vale DC's 'aggressive digital transformation approach', and he says it needs to be embraced by 'any organisation calling itself modern or relevant.