Creating a compassionate council
Robert Moran’s vision for Elmbridge is to ensure compassion runs through all of the work of the council – benefiting both residents and employees
Recruiting for Liverpool’s future
Liverpool City Council is recruiting more social workers to cut workloads and improve outcomes for children in an unprecedented investment, says Steve Reddy
Bringing town and gown together
David Harvey hopes the signing of a statement of intent between Westminster City Council and King's College London will enable it to increasingly tap into the skills within the university
Mind the gap
Local government has made progress in narrowing the gender pay gap since last year – but solutions need to be in place for much longer to have an impact.
‘It starts with our staff’
Debbie Warren outlines how the launch of staff values and awards, promoting collaborative working, and concentrating resources in the spots that need them most is steering Greenwich RLBC’s workforce in a new direction despite challenging times.
A day in the life
Staff from district councils put their future leadership talents to the test during this year’s District Councils’ Network Leadership Challenge Day. Ann McGauran reports on the highlights.
Council loses director in less than a year
A senior officer at Bury MBC has resigned less than a year after joining the authority.
Scarborough to appoint new chief executive
Scarborough BC is expected to appoint Michael Greene as its new chief executive next month.
'Resilience among top skills needed by council chief executives'
Personal resilience and storytelling skills are among the most important for new chief executives, according to a new survey.
How chiefs can lead digital change
At a round table debate in Manchester, The MJ and BT discussed the implications of digital transformation for senior management of local authorities. Heather Jameson reports.
How tech could help fight social care fraud
Councils need to administer a huge number of care contracts with a multiplicity of providers. Julian Pilling says using the right data and technology could help tackle fraud.
Premature birth policy delivers benefits at Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest’s pioneering premature birth policy is a year old. Cllr Clyde Loakes explains why other councils should follow suit
Islington chief Lesley Seary announces retirement
Lesley Seary has today announced she will be retiring after eight years as chief executive at Islington LBC.
Nottingham City narrows gender pay gap
Nottingham City Council has narrowed its gender pay gap to a mean average pay gap of 3.1%, down from 4.2% last year.
Mental health problems lead to more sick days at Newcastle City Council
Stress and mental health issues are causing an increase in sick days taken by staff at Newcastle City Council, according to new figures.
Celebrating apprenticeships’ success in West Lancashire
West Lancashire BC has exceeded the Government's target for facilitating new apprenticeships. Kim Webber explains how this will help the council deliver its ambitions.
Councils agree 'zero tolerance' of abuse and assaults on staff
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!'
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
Stirling Council has confirmed Carol Beattie as its new chief executive officer.
Boosting diversity the Wolverhampton way
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