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
Scarborough chief leaves to ‘explore new challenges’
Scarborough BC’s chief executive has announced he will leave the authority later this year.
Who will protect us from the bullies?
Where there is a bullying problem there is also a lack of confidence in HR to tackle it - and it is their role to police personnel policies and ensure fair play, argues Blair Mcpherson
Havant and East Hampshire announce joint interim chief
An interim chief executive has been appointed to take the reins of East Hampshire DC and Havant BC.
Barnet expected to insource two Capita services
Barnet LBC is expected to bring two services run by Capita in-house in the coming months.
In the real world those with an independent spirit, a willingness to challenge authority and the courage to back their own judgement do move up the local government career ladder, says Blair Mcpherson.
Ade Adetosoye takes up interim chief role at Bromley
Councillors in Bromley have appointed Ade Adetosoye as interim chief executive, following the retirement of Doug Patterson.
Barnsley chief Diana Terris announces retirement
The chief executive of Barnsley MBC, Diana Terris, has announced she will retire next year.
Lancaster chief Parsonage to take over at Wokingham Council
Wokingham Council has announced the appointment of Susan Parsonage as its new chief executive.
Former Lewisham chief lands new role
Former Lewisham LBC chief executive, Ian Thomas, has landed the top job at Kingston upon Thames LBC, just weeks after his controversial departure.
Breaking down the barriers to change
A survey of local authority chief executives and directors by The MJ and BT found strong resistance to transformational change among their management teams. The issues were discussed at a round table with senior staff in the Midlands
In recruitment the art is more important that the science
Julie Towers advocates rigorous assessment and due diligence to test the suitability, experience and capability of candidates; but in her view it’s the ‘art’ that is more important.
Warren set for permanent chief role at Greenwich
Greenwich LBC’s interim chief executive is set to land the job on a permanent basis.
Partnering up for care solutions
Health and social care workers are thin on the ground, so will a new digital tool aimed at making it easier to recruit them make a vital difference? Ann McGauran finds out
We’re delivering a digital Dorset
As Dorset Councils Partnership transitions into one new council, Penny Mell shows how the combined workforce organisation has focused on digital skills development with the aim of creating a digitally inclusive culture
Opportunities for the brave lie ahead
How can local authorities best harness the talents of their future workforce – and could councils be replaced by entirely new sorts of organisations? Ann McGauran reports on a recent round table debate hosted by Penna considering the big questions
Ireland steps down as Lincs chief
Lincolnshire CC chief executive Keith Ireland has left the council after just a few months in post.