Top team crisis hits county
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
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
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
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
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
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
Warwickshire CC has become the first county to adopt joint managing director roles to lead the authority.
Council hits back amid strike action threat
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
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.