Opinion

Measuring success is more than just boosting GDP

20/06/2019

The past decade in local government has been dominated by pushing forward local economies, with subtle shifts in focus, but tirelessly chasing GDP, says Heather Jameson. But is there a new way?

Regional inequality and later life

18/06/2019

Amy McSweeney explains why action is needed to tackle the regional economic imbalance.

Councils and the complexities of cloud migration

17/06/2019

Richard Blanford explains why cloud adoption is naturally slower in local government.

A crackdown on sexism is the first step towards equality

14/06/2019

For a senior woman in local government to be subjected to comments about her 'good breeding hips' is appalling, says Heather Jameson - and 'let's not even get started on BAME representation'.

Birmingham LGBT dispute: A challenge for policymakers

13/06/2019

Mark Whitehead examines the role of Birmingham City Council in helping to resolve the LGBT school row.

A first-class learning environment

06/06/2019

Dr Owen Connick explains how, by employing hybrid ventilation, schools can maximise health, comfort and sustainability without big building works.

'We've broken the social contract with people'

05/06/2019

Former Society of Local Authority Chief Executives president Jo Miller is leaving her chief executive role at Doncaster MBC to take up a new local government post in New Zealand. She talks to Heather Jameson about her legacy.

Tackling people's perception of adoption

04/06/2019

As part of Big Adoption Day (5 June), Jake from the Adoptables programme, run by the charity Coram, shares his story of being adopted and his experiences at school.

What I've learnt from reading my social services file

16/05/2019

Louise Hughes explains what impact reading her care file had on her, and calls on social workers to write their case notes with young people in mind.

To what extent is the environment shaping national politics?

15/05/2019

Erica Popplewell explores what the local election results can tell us about concerns for the countryside and environment.

Lack of elections in Northamptonshire: An attack on local democracy?

10/05/2019

With a suggestion that local government reorganisation in Northamptonshire may not take place now until 2021, why were there no local elections in the county last week? Mark Whitehead investigates.

Everything local government needs to know about coffee cup recycling

09/05/2019

With applications for The Cup Fund, the UK’s largest grant for projects that boost UK paper cup recycling, closing soon, Phil Wild shares what he thinks everyone should know.

Local government’s role in renewable energy awareness

08/05/2019

Marcus Franck explains how councils can increase awareness of renewable energy and tackle the lack of clarity on facts surrounding the technology.

The local is where the repairs begin

02/05/2019

The things these elections should really be about – homes, schools, high streets, care and children’s services - are being fatally undermined by dysfunctional national politics, says Dr Jonathan Carr-West.

Celebrating 25 years of paint recycling

01/05/2019

Community RePaint network appeals for local authority support as it celebrates 25 years of paint recycling. Sarah Burns reports.

Transforming rural economies

30/04/2019

Evan Wienburg argues that the transformation of our rural economies begins with infrastructure.

Don’t play the hokey-cokey with health

18/04/2019

Local government has turned public health around despite funding cuts. Now it not the time to think about returning the service to the NHS, argues Nathan Elvery.

Bringing efficiencies to the new Blue Badge digital service process

16/04/2019

With the Department for Transport’s new Blue Badge digital process now live, Hannah Buckley talks through the council’s strategy and transformative approach in responding to the challenges and timeframes.

How local authorities can minimise the risk of data breaches

09/04/2019

Terry Storrar outlines the key steps councils should take to prevent a security breach.

Unlocking low carbon finance

08/04/2019

Cllr Judith Blake explains what initiatives Leeds City Council is embracing to unlock low-carbon finance.

Highways jobs

Creche Assistant

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 3 - Starting at £17,931 per annum, pro rata and rising to £19,131 per annum, pro rata
It's exciting times at Riverside Leisure Centre with a brand-new centre set to open in Spring 2019 and we need you to get on board and help us make... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Support Worker - Milford Lodge

North Yorkshire County Council
£8.40 per hour
Are you looking to work with adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours?  North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Assistant Director of Growth

Lincolnshire County Council
£82,624 - £107,878 
Looking for an Assistant Director of Growth to play a leading role in our Growth activities, working to establish Lincolnshire as a place that... Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Head of Economic Infrastructure

Lincolnshire County Council
£55,503 - £60,578
Seeking an innovative and creative thinker, with strong project management skills and great political and business acumen... Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Head of Infrastructure Investment

Lincolnshire County Council
£55,503 - £60,578
Looking for talented people who will confidently represent the council to all kinds of stakeholders, as you'll be building the future of Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

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