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.
A springboard to the next leadership level
It is always a great idea to stand back from day-to-day life and review and reflect what is on the horizon, writes Yvonne Skingle.
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.
Blake to leave St Albans
St Albans City and DC’s chief executive, James Blake, is leaving to take a top job at the Youth Hostels Association (YHA).
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.
TPA shows the cost of senior staff – not the value
The TaxPayers' Alliance Town Hall Rich List was, as ever, misleading. Heather Jameson points out how chief executives have witnessed their role change dramatically in the last few years.
Getting the Apprenticeship Levy working for you
Tricia Fuller has completely turned around on her opinion of the apprenticeship levy.
Levy is a catalyst for choice and opportunity
The new apprenticeship levy is presenting a much more dynamic and responsive approach to vocational training and skills development in local authorities, writes Jason Stevens.
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.
Time to diversify digital leadership
It is well established that technology enables people to thrive. But Socitm president Geoff Connell believes diversity throughout an organisation is vital to successful digital leadership.
App for real-life recruitment
Buckinghamshire CC is the first authority in the country to use a computer simulation in the recruitment process for social workers. David Johnston explains.
Watering down workforce diversity
A recent report may hinder the way workforce diversity is perceived, writes Claire Fox.
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.
Former Bristol boss takes smart cities job
Former Bristol City Council boss Nicola Yates has been appointed chief executive of government-backed smart cities organisation Future Cities Catapult.
Local government 'not as sexy' as other sectors
Local government needs to brand itself better to attract staff, a director of recruitment firm Penna has told The MJ’s Future Forum.
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.
Assessing the role of leadership in the modern environment
Penna's new assessment approach for leadership roles focuses on how leadership is measured the modern environment.
'Leading contributor' to combined authority to retire
Walsall MBC chief executive Paul Sheehan has announced his intention to retire later this year, ending a career in local government spanning 41 years.
Crawley names first female chief executive
Crawley BC has named Natalie Brahma-Pearl as its first female chief executive.