• How’s your resilience?

    17 May 2017

    Blair McPherson gives a few tips on improving your ‘bounceback-abillity’ by focusing on your organisation’s resilience.

  • Nicholls is new deputy

    17 May 2017

    Basingstoke & Deane BC has appointed Victor Nicholls as its new deputy chief executive.

  • The search for commercial minds and social hearts

    17 May 2017

    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

    09 May 2017

    Calderdale MBC has appointed Robin Tuddenham as its new chief executive.

  • Former Notts boss takes helm at Oxford

    08 May 2017

    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

    02 May 2017

    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

    28 April 2017

    Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.

  • A team with great support

    26 April 2017

    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

    26 April 2017

    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

    26 April 2017

    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

    26 April 2017

    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

    26 April 2017

    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

    13 April 2017

    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

    13 April 2017

    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

    12 April 2017

    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

    12 April 2017

    Tricia Fuller has completely turned around on her opinion of the apprenticeship levy.

  • Levy is a catalyst for choice and opportunity

    12 April 2017

    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

    11 April 2017

    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

    11 April 2017

    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

    11 April 2017

    Julie Towers explains why local government senior management pay should be everybody’s business.