• Reading BC announces new chief

    27 March 2017

    Oxford City Council chief executive Peter Sloman has been announced as the new chief executive of Reading BC.

  • Lucas at Sunderland for another two years

    24 March 2017

    Irene Lucas will take on the top job at Sunderland City Council permanently, having carried out the role on an interim basis for a year.

  • Instilling positivity in staff will drive results

    22 March 2017

    Nicola Bulbeck explains how Teignbridge DC is motivating its staff in a bid to boost outcomes.

  • Assessing the role of leadership in the modern environment

    22 March 2017

    Penna's new assessment approach for leadership roles focuses on how leadership is measured the modern environment.

  • 'Leading contributor' to combined authority to retire

    15 March 2017

    Walsall MBC chief executive Paul Sheehan has announced his intention to retire later this year, ending a career in local government spanning 41 years.

  • Crawley names first female chief executive

    15 March 2017

    Crawley BC has named Natalie Brahma-Pearl as its first female chief executive.

  • Lifting the mood of your business

    14 March 2017

    As councils increasingly pursue new business interests, it is vital to empower staff to embody the commercial mindset. Mark Fletcher-Brown explains.

  • Pathways to employment

    14 March 2017

    Ten contestants descended onto a corner of the north Kent coast at the end of January to kick off this year’s Local Government Challenge. James Alexandre tracks their initial progress

  • Saving cash, solving skills shortages

    14 March 2017

    Councils have come under scrutiny for their reliance on costly agency social workers amid a chronic skills shortage. David Johnston explains how Buckinghamshire CC’s new Social Work Academy is helping to tackle the issue.

  • Breaking through the glass ceiling

    14 March 2017

    The local government workforce is changing from an old boys’ club to a far more open environment for women, but the vast majority of chief executives are still men. Claire Porter explains the vital role of diversity in policy-making.

  • Wakefield City Council announces Roney replacement

    10 March 2017

    Wakefield City Council has named Meran McRae as its new chief executive.

  • Surrey borough names new chief

    08 March 2017

    Kathryn Beldon has been named Epsom & Ewell BC’s new chief executive.

  • Re-setting the culture clock

    08 March 2017

    A primary concern among chief executives in delivering transformation is ensuring the right culture exists in their organisation. John Knight explains how councils are changing a culture 50 years in the making.

  • HMRC tool is inconclusive

    08 March 2017

    Questions have been raised about the taxman’s new tool designed to assess the status of public sector contractors.

  • A new approach to leadership

    03 March 2017

    Councils need to embed skills of change leadership into their culture if they are to thrive and survive in this new era of local government, writes Jody Goldsworthy.

  • Bringing people along with us

    28 February 2017

    In his first public interview since taking over the helm at think-tank NLGN, Adam Lent speaks to Sam Clayden about his vision for the future of local government.

  • Bury chief suspended amid investigation

    28 February 2017

    Bury MBC has suspended its chief executive, Mike Owen, pending the full outcome of an independent review into the handling of a historical safeguarding case.

  • It’s all about the chemistry

    15 February 2017

    Appoint a good manager and the results will improve. Appoint a great manager and success is guaranteed. Well, that’s the theory.

  • Two of a kind

    14 February 2017

    Buckinghamshire CC and Harrow LBC’s unique HR partnership not only cuts costs but allows the pair of authorities to retain specialist skills, generate income and improve resilience. Gillian Quinton explains

  • Does anyone care when politicians lose their seats?

    14 February 2017

    Michael Burton reports on a new book which examines how national and local politicians cope with the shock of leaving office.