Councils agree 'zero tolerance' of abuse and assaults on staff
Workers for a major council outsourcing company have suffered 350 incidents of physical assault, abuse and threats in the past year, new figures have revealed.
Let’s call it a day on the phrase 'women’s rights!'
On International Women's Day, Leader of Westminster City Council Nickie Aiken - who says she has been a campaigner for equality all her life - asks if we can find a new phrase for 'women's rights'.
Interim Beattie secures permanent role
Stirling Council has confirmed Carol Beattie as its new chief executive officer.
Boosting diversity the Wolverhampton way
Award-winning City of Wolverhampton has seen tremendous progress over the last three years, both in terms of the place and equalities, writes Cllr Val Gibson
Helping to deliver positive change
Corey Albone outlines how he and his National Graduate Development Programme colleagues at Luton BC have created a network to get their voices heard and to help tackle some of the big challenges facing the town
Bailey set to take reins at Sutton
Helen Bailey is set to become the permanent chief executive of Sutton LBC.
A good gig?
Helen Snow looks at the implications of the gig economy for local authorities
Sefton chief executive Carney announces retirement
Sefton Council’s chief executive Margaret Carney has announced that she will retire in May.
Lancaster announces interim chief
Lancaster City Council’s assistant chief executive will step up to head the authority’s officers for six months.
Empowering the people
Sevenoaks DC has worked hard to embed a leadership culture and has its own masterclass programme to support established and aspiring managers. Jim Carrington-West describes the council’s unique approach
The prospect of working somewhere where the aim is more than survival is tempting.But Blair Mcpherson remembers the wise words of his mentor - which prompted a renewed appreciation of the positive aspects of his role.
Leijser to leave behind ‘strong’ Isles of Scilly
Chief executive Theo Leijser has announced he will be leaving the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
McKenzie-Folan to take the helm at Wigan
Wigan MBC’s deputy chief executive has been promoted to the top role.
Preparing tomorrow’s leaders
How do you know what it is like to run a local authority? The MJ is sponsoring a series of regional training events that test council managers with real-life simulation as members of an executive board. Richard Wills of Breckland Training Services describes how the teams are put through their paces
New public services MD appointed in Capita restructure
Capita has appointed Simon Freeman to the position of managing director of its local public services business.
Tributes to Bournemouth MD ahead of redundancy
Bournemouth BC’s managing director Jane Portman has been made redundant ahead of April’s reorganisation in Dorset.
London CIV announces new chief
A pension investment company has appointed Mike O’Donnell as chief executive.
New social care chief joins Nottinghamshire CC
Nottinghamshire CC has appointed a new corporate director for adult social care and health.
Female empowerment is in need of a boost
Women are under-represented in local government leadership roles and the West Midlands is behind the rest of the UK. Ann McGauran examines how this imbalance can be rectified
It’s all about inclusion
Once at the forefront of diversity, local government is now struggling to keep up the momentum. A recent MJ/Green Park round table looked at some of the issues. Heather Jameson reports