Nicholls is new deputy
Basingstoke & Deane BC has appointed Victor Nicholls as its new deputy chief executive.
Resetting our relationship with residents
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
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
Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.
Growing our own talent
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
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
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
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
South Kesteven DC boss Beverly Agass has been appointed chief executive of South Cambridgeshire DC.
A turbulent time for talent
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
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’
Filling children and adult social care positions is causing upper-tier chief executives the biggest recruitment headache, according to an exclusive survey by Penna.
Town halls resist 'rich list' attack
Councils have defended the pay of senior managers after the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) published its annual town hall 'rich list'.
Something to believe in
Mark Fletcher-Brown says that in order to effectively manage change your staff must believe in you as a leader.
Former detective moves from Mansfield
North West Leicestershire DC has appointed Beverley Smith as its new chief executive, who will join the authority in early June.
Interim directors to leave Wolverhampton
Two interim directors are leaving Wolverhampton City Council, it has been announced.
Bournemouth looks to axe chief executive role
Bournemouth councillors will be asked to vote on making the role of chief executive redundant.
Lucas at Sunderland for another two years
Irene Lucas will take on the top job at Sunderland City Council permanently, having carried out the role on an interim basis for a year.
Dudley and Doncaster making 'continued progress'
Inspectors have praised two formerly failing children’s services departments for the strides they have made on their improvement journeys.
Instilling positivity in staff will drive results
Nicola Bulbeck explains how Teignbridge DC is motivating its staff in a bid to boost outcomes.