Two senior officers implicated after 'bullying' claims
An investigation into alleged bullying and harassment found ‘substantial evidence’ to support some claims made against two senior Thanet DC officers, it has emerged.
Tackling race inequality is not just morally right – it also makes good economic sense
As Bristol approaches the first anniversary of its Equality Charter, Cllr Asher Craig says the city has forged ahead with initiatives to begin delivering real change to BAME communities.
Mitchell appointed Charnwood chief
Charnwood BC has welcomed new chief executive Rob Mitchell into the role.
North Yorkshire expands commercial operations
North Yorkshire CC’s trading arm has acquired a company that will allow it to expand into the rest of Yorkshire and beyond.
One magic wish for change
The answers given by prospective strategic directors of resources and place to the question of what one law or change they would want the Government to make - and why - gave the interviewers at Stroud DC food for thought, says Kathy O'Leary.
Victims in the line of fire
Local government monitoring officers are increasingly being caught in power struggles between senior officers and are becoming targets for politicians. How should the problem be tackled? Martin Ford reports
Who’s in charge?
Changes to an organisation’s management structure are attractive, argues Blair Mcpherson - but not at the expense of clarity about who’s in charge.
Solace Summit: Officers 'scared of doing their jobs'
Council chiefs have heard of the growing issues of bullying and harassment at the Solace Summit.
Time for transformation
Chair of Solace Gavin Jones tells local government to reverse public services’ polarity that sees demand as a drain rather than a resource.
Watford BC announces new MD
The current deputy chief executive at Mendip DC Donna Nolan is to take on the role of MD at Watford BC.
Government launches care recruitment drive
The Department of Health and Social Care is set to launch the second phase of its advertising campaign to help fill 122,000 vacancies in social care.
Questions raised over Glasgow equal pay claims
A documentary has questioned the tactics of the unions involved in the £548m equal pay claim settled by Glasgow City Council – and their deduction of 6.9% from each individual settlement to cover legal costs.
Cheltenham BC recruits chief from private sector
Gareth Edmundson has been announced as the new chief executive of Cheltenham BC.
Analogue safety rules aren’t fit for the digital world of work
Unison has developed a new health and safety gig economy guide to help employers understand what they should be doing to protect workers. Robert Baughan explains.
Chief executive ‘on a period of leave’ as pay investigation begins
Surrey Heath BC has moved to quash rumours chief executive Karen Whelan had been suspended.
Review launched into handling of alleged misconduct of senior council officers
A review into the way alleged misconduct by senior council officers is investigated has been launched.
St Helens hires interim chief
St Helens MBC has appointed the retired chief of Blackburn with Darwen Council as its interim chief.
Louise Goldsmith quits as leader of West Sussex
She said her nine-year term in office had been ‘a huge honour, privilege, responsibility and commitment’.
West Sussex interims leave in wake of chief suspension
Two interim director have left West Sussex CC in the wake of chief executive Nathan Elvery’s suspension, The MJ has learnt.
How to grow a leader
Richmond and Wandsworth are reaping the benefits of an intergenerational leadership approach which is ‘nurturing and encouraging the future’, says Liz Bruce