• Roney to become Birmingham's managing director

    06 June 2024

    Manchester City Council chief executive Joanne Roney has been announced as the managing director of Birmingham City Council.

  • How to partner with the right recruiter

    04 June 2024

    Philip Foster offers some practical advice to local authorities on how to partner with the right recruiter to streamline recruitment processes and enhance staff retention

  • Recruitment needs a radical rethink

    28 May 2024

    A new approach matching people from disadvantaged communities with careers is bearing fruit in Birmingham, writes Sarah Longlands.

  • DCS churn nears record levels

    01 May 2024

    The number of changes in directors of children’s services (DCS) postholders has reached near record levels, it has been revealed.

  • Left and behind: women at work

    02 April 2024

    Building gender equality and diversity into plans for economic growth has benefits for everyone, writes Sarah Longlands.

  • An uplifting social alliance

    26 March 2024

    Young people with learning disabilities want to work, but more supported internships are needed. To coincide with National Supported Internship Day, The MJ and DFN Project SEARCH held a round table debate to discuss how local authorities can help. Mark Whitehead reports.

  • ‘Access all areas’

    26 March 2024

    Jonathan Swain and Rebecca Rampat from executive recruitment specialists McLean Public highlight what local government can do to ensure it attracts commercial sector talent in a changing recruitment market.

  • Combined recipe for healthy communities

    20 March 2024

    Tom Lloyd Goodwin highlights a programme designed to deliver more insight into mayoral combined authorities’ efforts to improve health, and to look at how these could be scaled to achieve more impact.

  • Tackling poverty in the North of Tyne: A combined approach

    15 March 2024

    Patience has been key to a North of Tyne Combined Authority programme addressing child poverty, including both the underlying issues and the ‘here and now’ symptoms, says Adrian Dougherty.

  • Breaking the stigma of internal and external hires

    06 March 2024

    Rebecca Hopkin looks at the perspectives of both sides of the candidate market and reveals the pros and cons of applying for key roles in any organisation

  • Warnings over job cuts repercussions

    28 February 2024

    Councils embarking on mass job cuts have been warned it will have grave repercussions for the senior managers of the future.

  • Connecting up the best in the West

    27 February 2024

    Rebecca Davies highlights the launch of a new campaign in the West Midlands to connect passionate people with careers in local government that bring real value to communities

  • New Local chief announces departure

    23 February 2024

    Adam Lent is to leave the think-tank in May.

  • Brum proposes £300m cuts

    20 February 2024

    Cash-strapped Birmingham City Council will cut spending on services by £300m to balance its books.

  • Expanding Oflog’s vision

    22 January 2024

    Jack Shaw says the Office for Local Government needs to go further than its current long-term vision, and moving to a statutory footing would mean it could set up a more robust performance regime.

  • Dream big, start small

    22 January 2024

    Ann McGauran reports on the Local Government AI Summit, which was aimed at providing the sector with a deeper understanding of the technology’s potential to solve real problems.

  • Oflog chair recruitment to begin

    18 January 2024

    Recruitment of a permanent chair for the Office for Local Government (Oflog) will begin later this month.

  • IMPOWER recruits former LGA chief

    17 January 2024

    IMPOWER has announced the appointment of Mark Lloyd as an executive director.

  • Southend chief exec departure ‘appropriately planned’

    11 January 2024

    Southend Council has said procedures surrounding the departure of its former chief executive Rob Polkinghorne were carried out correctly – although lessons can be learnt.

  • Edinburgh chief executive to retire

    10 January 2024

    The chief executive of Edinburgh City Council has announced that he is to retire.