• 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.

  • Ofsted criticises Reading for slow improvement

    30 June 2017

    Reading BC is failing to improve its services to children and young people quickly enough, inspectors have reported.

  • Succession planning for a fast-changing future

    28 June 2017

    Jody Goldsworthy urges councils to prepare for the future as leadership roles begin to change and local authorities set out to find the next generation.

  • Warwickshire’s new double team

    06 June 2017

    Warwickshire CC’s new joint managing directors David Carter and Monica Fogarty explain how the new partnership – the first of its kind among the counties – places the authority in a prime position to succeed.

  • Warwickshire pioneers joint MD appointments

    06 June 2017

    Warwickshire CC has become the first county to adopt joint managing director roles to lead the authority.

  • Council hits back amid strike action threat

    31 May 2017

    Refuse workers in Birmingham have started voting on strike action amid accusations of financial mismanagement and an overspend by the city council of nearly £10m.

  • Nicholls is new deputy

    17 May 2017

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

  • Resetting our relationship with residents

    17 May 2017

    What is the role of the state? Alex Bailey explains how Adur and Worthing councils are creating platforms upon which communities can build happy, healthy, prosperous and connected places.

  • Time to show your support

    02 May 2017

    Public sector reform has not fully considered the impact on democratic accountability, argues Ben Cahill, but it is in the best interests of senior officers to ensure elected members are well supported.

  • London borough names new boss

    28 April 2017

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Agass hired as chief of South Cambridgeshire

    11 April 2017

    South Kesteven DC boss Beverly Agass has been appointed chief executive of South Cambridgeshire DC.

  • 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.

  • Tri-borough: the sharing model can still succeed

    11 April 2017

    Liz Bruce reflects on her time as a senior manager for the now collapsed tri-borough, but maintains sharing services is still the future for adult social care.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Child and adult care posts ‘hardest to fill’

    11 April 2017

    Filling children and adult social care positions is causing upper-tier chief executives the biggest recruitment headache, according to an exclusive survey by Penna.