How’s your resilience?
Blair McPherson gives a few tips on improving your ‘bounceback-abillity’ by focusing on your organisation’s resilience.
Nicholls is new deputy
Basingstoke & Deane BC has appointed Victor Nicholls as its new deputy chief executive.
The search for commercial minds and social hearts
While housing associations don’t always have the big salaries to offer, they do have great social and moral purpose and challenging work to offer, write Steven Burleigh and Ruth Lane.
Tuddenham to replace outgoing McRae
Calderdale MBC has appointed Robin Tuddenham as its new chief executive.
Former Notts boss takes helm at Oxford
Gordon Mitchell has been named as the new interim chief executive at Oxford City Council.
Future Forum 2017: Shock poll: 50% of chiefs plan to leave local government by 2020
Local government has a looming leadership talent crisis, its brand isn’t sexy and the workforce is ageing. At the recent MJ Future Forum, Julie Towers, Toni Hall and Anthony Lewis of Penna revealed the sector’s positive view of the future.
London borough names new boss
Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.
A team with great support
Glasgow City Council won the Workforce Transformation prize at The MJ’s 2016 Achievement Awards for its revolutionary support services programme that has the potential to deliver huge savings.
Growing our own talent
Local government is in a period of unprecedented change. New PPMA president Caroline Nugent outlines her priorities for the rocky year ahead to Sam Clayden.
A springboard to the next leadership level
It is always a great idea to stand back from day-to-day life and review and reflect what is on the horizon, writes Yvonne Skingle.
Redress the balance on lack of diversity
Following the results of an exclusive The MJ/PPMA survey, Heather Jameson says the sector must look to diversity in its leadership if it is to address the new sets of challenges ahead.
EXCLUSIVE: Diversity gap plaguing sector leadership roles
Chief executives have been urged to embrace diversity after exclusive research revealed fears that women and minority groups were continuing to hit a glass ceiling.
Blake to leave St Albans
St Albans City and DC’s chief executive, James Blake, is leaving to take a top job at the Youth Hostels Association (YHA).
EXCLUSIVE: Essex break for Kitcat
Former Brighton & Hove City Council leader Jason Kitcat has taken a leap into the officer world after he was appointed to Essex CC’s reformed senior management team.
TPA shows the cost of senior staff – not the value
The TaxPayers' Alliance Town Hall Rich List was, as ever, misleading. Heather Jameson points out how chief executives have witnessed their role change dramatically in the last few years.
Getting the Apprenticeship Levy working for you
Tricia Fuller has completely turned around on her opinion of the apprenticeship levy.
Levy is a catalyst for choice and opportunity
The new apprenticeship levy is presenting a much more dynamic and responsive approach to vocational training and skills development in local authorities, writes Jason Stevens.
Hands up for greater tenant participation
Calum Davidson explains why tenant participation should be higher on chief executives’ agendas and how injecting a lick of youthful dynamism into council workforces can help to reinvigorate communities.
A turbulent time for talent
Is local government approaching a deficit of leadership? Sam Clayden analyses the results of a new survey of council chief executives, conducted by Penna for The MJ’s Future Forum.
You get what you pay for
Julie Towers explains why local government senior management pay should be everybody’s business.