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  • Organisational leadership: a constantly evolving challenge

    31 October 2023

    With the financial need for many organisations to have streamlined senior teams – in spite of increased demand-led pressures – Dawn Faulkner highlights the importance of maintaining long-term investment in talent without losing strong leaders.

  • A Faer Point

    25 October 2023

    Martin Tucker looks at how a chief executive can approach dealing with 'a conflict seemingly beyond their remit or power to resolve, but which could have a devastating effect on their organisation' - and protect their resilience.

  • Chiefs' professional development framework launched

    17 October 2023

    The first version of a professional development framework to keep local government chief executives ‘ahead of the game’ has been launched.

  • Scottish and Welsh councils outperform England for ethnicity data

    17 October 2023

    Scottish and Welsh councils are outperforming their English counterparts for publishing workforce ethnicity data, a new report has revealed.

  • Call for elections indemnity

    11 October 2023

    Elections officials should be granted indemnity against legal challenges resulting from the rollout of online absent vote applications (OAVA), senior officers’ group Solace has said.

  • The ‘golden triangle’ provides governance oversight and grip

    05 October 2023

    Instilling a robust governance culture is essential to local governance leadership, and improvement and assurance will be a crucial topic under discussion at the Solace Summit in Birmingham this month, says Kath O’Dwyer.

  • Shaping the future at the Summit

    18 September 2023

    Matt Prosser says while there has never been a more challenging time to work in local government, next month’s Solace Summit in Birmingham provides an ideal chance to come together and collaborate.

  • Partnerships for prevention: Digital Dorset's health and social care

    05 September 2023

    Penny Syddall looks at how Dorset Council is working in partnership with local health in three main areas to combat low uptake of health tech.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Chief executive training and development programme to launch

    20 June 2023

    A new training and development programme for council chief executives will be launched as the sector moves to fill a gap in support for top officers.

  • Raring to go

    28 March 2023

    Councils are preparing to celebrate becoming unitaries on 1 April. Paul Marinko talks to the key players and gets advice from those who have been through the process.

  • Future Forum: Workforce crisis may stop us in our tracks

    17 March 2023

    The workforce crisis facing local government is the ‘big one that will stop us all in our tracks,’ the president of senior officers’ group Solace has warned.

  • Learning from the past to create councils fit for the future

    03 March 2023

    Solace and Grant Thornton brought chief executives and other senior officers together to draw on lessons learned from change, transformation and modernisation programmes. Matt Prosser looks at the insights gained.

  • The leadership mission

    25 January 2023

    Matt Prosser has taken over as the new president of Solace. Heather Jameson talks to him about his priorities, including the need to bring younger and more diverse people into local government leadership.

  • Workforce matters

    16 November 2022

    It is time to change the narrative about local government. Leaders from across local government are calling on Michael Gove to promote the sector as the place to be for the brightest talent

  • Matt’s brush with Solace

    08 November 2022

    Chat to them over a well-earned martini and many council chiefs will jokingly compare their role to that of a James Bond-style spy.

  • Solace announces next president

    13 October 2022

    Solace has announced Matt Prosser will officially take up the reins in the new year.

  • Learning to lead in times of crisis

    07 October 2022

    Ahead of the Solace Summit in Birmingham this week, Matt Prosser says leadership development should not be left to chance.

  • Recruitment solutions for testing times

    26 July 2022

    Councils must get better at marketing themselves as local employers and organisational culture is crucial when it comes to recruitment and retention, says Gordon McFarlane.

  • Facing up to the workforce capacity challenge

    27 June 2022

    Without intervention and investment we are headed towards a situation of crisis, with gaps in our workforce that will seriously hold back our ability to provide the fantastic services councils are known for, says Matt Prosser.

  • Councils told to improve on diversity

    27 June 2022

    Councils have a 'really bad brand and reputation issue’ and must get better at attracting talented and diverse staff, a panel has heard.