• Councils agree 'zero tolerance' of abuse and assaults on staff

    14 March 2019

    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!'

    08 March 2019

    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

    07 March 2019

    Stirling Council has confirmed Carol Beattie as its new chief executive officer.

  • Boosting diversity the Wolverhampton way

    27 February 2019

    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

    19 February 2019

    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

    14 February 2019

    Helen Bailey is set to become the permanent chief executive of Sutton LBC.

  • A good gig?

    13 February 2019

    Helen Snow looks at the implications of the gig economy for local authorities

  • Sefton chief executive Carney announces retirement

    04 February 2019

    Sefton Council’s chief executive Margaret Carney has announced that she will retire in May.

  • Lancaster announces interim chief

    01 February 2019

    Lancaster City Council’s assistant chief executive will step up to head the authority’s officers for six months.

  • Empowering the people

    30 January 2019

    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

  • Better Times?

    29 January 2019

    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

    23 January 2019

    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

    23 January 2019

    Wigan MBC’s deputy chief executive has been promoted to the top role.

  • Preparing tomorrow’s leaders

    23 January 2019

    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

    22 January 2019

    Capita has appointed Simon Freeman to the position of managing director of its local public services business.

  • Tributes to Bournemouth MD ahead of redundancy

    21 January 2019

    Bournemouth BC’s managing director Jane Portman has been made redundant ahead of April’s reorganisation in Dorset.

  • London CIV announces new chief

    18 January 2019

    A pension investment company has appointed Mike O’Donnell as chief executive.

  • New social care chief joins Nottinghamshire CC

    16 January 2019

    Nottinghamshire CC has appointed a new corporate director for adult social care and health.

  • Female empowerment is in need of a boost

    16 January 2019

    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

    16 January 2019

    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