Management

  • 'Systemic and persistent' failures in council's children's services

    20 September 2017

    Worcestershire CC has said it has invested an extra £5.1m into improving children’s social care this year after a damning report from a government commissioner.


  • Meeting the modern leadership challenge

    20 September 2017

    At Solace Scotland last week, with colleagues who are just now entering a world with a lot less money across  public services, I said that now more than ever we needed bold and brave leaders, willing to take risks, to disrupt the status quo to deliver for residents in these straightened times.


  • Cllr’s collapse halts Driver vote of no confidence

    20 September 2017

    Lancashire CC is poised to complete its management restructure after a vote of no confidence in its leader was withdrawn following a tragedy-hit council meeting.


  • Key council vote on management overhaul

    14 September 2017

    Lancashire CC’s cabinet is to vote today on a controversial new senior management structure that could force the departure of chief executive Jo Turton.


  • Council to cut 800 full-time jobs

    05 September 2017

    Angus Council has warned it could cut 800 full-time posts over the next three years as it faces a funding deficit of £40m.


  • Croydon scolded for children's services performance

    04 September 2017

    Croydon LBC has failed to improve children’s services quickly enough, according to a damning report from Ofsted.


  • Training up the leaders of tomorrow

    30 August 2017

    Andrew Muter talks about the unique approach Newark and Sherwood DC and its surrounding authorities are taking to develop talent.


  • Birmingham’s leader on the horns of a dilemma

    30 August 2017

    The dispute over Birmingham's bin strike has pushed John Clancy into an alley with one union cutting off one escape route and another union blocking the other. Michael Burton says the leader is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.


  • Birmingham officers in warning over bin deal

    25 August 2017

    A row is brewing between Birmingham City Council’s management and senior councillors over how to end the long-running industrial dispute with bin men.


  • City council approves major management restructure

    24 August 2017

    Aberdeen City Council has approved a major management restructure in a bid to ease funding pressures and bolster service delivery.


  • Stephenson steps down after post axed

    16 August 2017

    Derbyshire CC’s chief executive has stepped down after the council agreed to abolish the post along with that of assistant chief executive and strategic director of corporate resources.


  • Let’s take stock

    16 August 2017

    John Tizard pauses to ponder a few of the fundamental questions facing leaders during this important period for the sector.


  • An intermediate solution

    16 August 2017

    With demands increasing on hospitals and care services, good intermediate care has never been more important, writes Ewan King.


  • Securing the robust and diverse leaders of tomorrow

    09 August 2017

    While the London boroughs are making some small strides on gender equality, progress on ethnic diversity is much slower, writes John O'Brien.


  • Griffin replaces retiring Rickards

    02 August 2017

    Sedgemoor DC has approved a new interim chief executive.


  • Scrutiny highlighted in Edinburgh review

    01 August 2017

    A review into Edinburgh City Council’s former property service has highlighted the importance of an overview and scrutiny process.


  • Horwood gets interim MD role

    26 July 2017

    Waverley BC has appointed an interim managing director and head of paid service.


  • Top team crisis hits county

    19 July 2017

    Controversial restructuring plans are at the centre of a fierce row dividing Lancashire’s senior management and political leadership teams


  • Council's head of legal services suspended

    18 July 2017

    Cheshire East Council’s head of legal services, Bill Norman, has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into the alleged conduct of senior officers.


  • Basildon boss to step down after 13 years

    17 July 2017

    Basildon BC’s long-serving chief executive is to step down from the role ahead of a management restructure.