• Recruitment and retention: Who will be left to care in the future?

    13 February 2018

    Auditors, academics, practitioners and unions are pointing to the recruitment and retention issues in adult social care as one of the country’s biggest domestic issues. Mark Conrad examines the problem.

  • Growing our own talent

    06 February 2018

    Cllr Paul Carter and Cllr Kevin Bentley celebrate nine years of the Bruce-Lockhart Scholarship as competition hots up for this year’s LGA Local Government Challenge

  • It's time to get serious about digital

    06 February 2018

    Where can we find the right talent to lead ambitious digital transformation in local government? Matt Cockbill explains.

  • County deputy chief announces retirement

    02 February 2018

    Leicestershire CC’s deputy chief executive has announced his retirement after 12 years at the authority.

  • Pensions expert backs London CIV

    26 January 2018

    A pensions expert has backed the principles behind the London Collective Investment Vehicle (CIV) after it appeared to run into difficulties.

  • Westminster names new chief

    17 January 2018

    Westminster City Council has named its new chief executive following the departure of Charlie Parker, who is leaving to lead the States of Jersey.

  • Town planner to fill boots of new chief executive

    02 January 2018

    A town planner from a real estate investment trust has been hired as Enfield LBC’s new executive director of regeneration and environmental services.

  • Interim chief secures £400k settlement

    20 December 2017

    The man expected to become Slough Council’s next permanent chief executive before his council leader backer was ousted has secured a £440,000 settlement to leave, The MJ understands.

  • Baxendale gets Brum job

    07 December 2017

    Southampton City Council’s Dawn Baxendale has been selected as the new chief executive of Birmingham City Council.

  • Taking control of your interview

    05 December 2017

    Blair McPherson argues recruitment panels are often inadequate and risk serious consequences.

  • Interim chief loses out after leader quits

    29 November 2017

    Slough Council will restart the recruitment process to find a permanent chief executive after the resignation of leader, Cllr Sohail Munawar.

  • Chief executive appointment could be torpedoed if leader ousted

    21 November 2017

    The permanent appointment of Slough Council’s interim chief executive hangs in the balance as his most prominent backer faces a vote of no confidence.

  • Leader's U-turn over chief executive review

    17 November 2017

    Slough Council’s under-pressure leader has been forced into an embarrassing climb-down after he announced an independent review into the recruitment of a new chief executive.

  • Surrey CC announces new chief executive

    15 November 2017

    Former Essex CC chief executive Joanna Killian has been named as the new chief at Surrey CC.

  • Interim chief executive threatens legal action

    14 November 2017

    Slough Council’s interim chief executive has threatened to take out an injunction and seek damages from the politician who tried to block his permanent appointment, The MJ understands.

  • We don't pay homecare workers enough

    13 November 2017

    Michael Bracey argues the sector needs to look again at how much it is prepared to pay for homecare and homecare workers.

  • Slough leader announces independent review into chief's hiring

    13 November 2017

    Slough Council’s under-pressure leader, Cllr Sohail Munawar, has ordered an independent review into the recruitment of a new chief executive and senior officers.

  • Grenfell council hires three new directors

    08 November 2017

    Kensington & Chelsea RLBC has made three new senior appointments to lead its Grenfell recovery amid criticisms that its rehousing efforts have been ‘painfully slow’.

  • Localis report: In Place of Work

    06 November 2017

    This week Localis published a report examining how a combination of Brexit, automation, population and place dynamics are likely to impact the changing world of work across England. Report co-author Joe Fyans explains how local government can play a more strategic role in supporting local labour markets.

  • Traditional chief executive skillset 'not enough'

    31 October 2017

    Exclusive: The MJ/SOLACE survey calls for leadership to continue developing to cope with an environment that has ‘multiple bottom lines’