William Eichler

City council drops £100 begging fines

18/04/2019

Southampton City Council has decided to remove its £100 fines for begging after finding the penalty had ‘little effect’.

A £3m fund launched to improve infrastructure procurement

18/04/2019

A £3m fund has been made available for pilot projects that explore new approaches to procurement in housing and council-led infrastructure construction.

Over 55,000 pupils disappear from school records

18/04/2019

More than 55,000 pupils have left school for unexplained reasons over the last decade, new research has revealed.

Council confirms piranha carcasses found in local lake

18/04/2019

The Environment Agency has been called in to investigate the mysterious presence of two piranha carcasses that were discovered floating in a Doncaster lake.

Sheffield City Council promotes trade with Beijing

17/04/2019

Nine businesses from Sheffield have traveled to China as part of the local authority’s efforts to strengthen trade with Beijing.

Yorkshire council targeted by pro-Assange hackers

17/04/2019

Barnsley Council’s website has been attacked as part of a campaign to free Julian Assange.

London council signs a £44.6m partnership to build new homes

17/04/2019

Croydon Council has signed up to a multi-million pound partnership with Legal & General in order to deliver over 160 new homes.

Digital portal showing care home vacancies launched

16/04/2019

Local authorities have partnered with the NHS to provide a new digital portal which shows how many vacancies there are in local care homes.

Brexit deadlock reveals need for ‘fairer’ voting system, campaigners say

16/04/2019

Electoral reform campaigners are urging politicians to re-start the conversation about proportional representation ahead of the local elections.

Oxfordshire councils to extend joint working arrangements

16/04/2019

Two councils are considering extending their working partnership in a move they hope will trigger a ‘broader conversation’ on local government organisation.

Primary schools to be provided with free sanitary products

16/04/2019

Free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early next year, the Government has announced.

Special needs provision in schools cut by over £1bn

16/04/2019

Children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities have lost out on £1.2bn of Government funding over the last four years.

Council employees balloted for strike action

15/04/2019

Newham council workers are threatening the council with strike action after the authority proposed a new pay structure that would lead to cuts.

Report calls for ‘fundamental review’ of council funding

15/04/2019

A new report has called for a review of local government funding in Scotland and argues there needs to be a fairer system of property taxes and environmental charges.

Over 50,000 pupils stuck in ‘zombie schools’

15/04/2019

Tens of thousands of pupils are stuck ‘in limbo’ as their academies wait to be transferred between trusts.

Teachers are ‘deeply concerned’ about the effects of poverty

15/04/2019

Teachers are ‘deeply concerned’ about the effects of poverty and low income on their pupils, a new survey of education professionals has revealed.

Council ‘significantly’ changing approach to Swansea Bay city deal

12/04/2019

Neath Port Talbot Council has announced that it will be changing its approach to the Swansea Bay city deal after reviews found progress was ‘unduly slow’.

Council proposes introducing more smoke-free spaces

12/04/2019

Derbyshire residents could soon be asked to decide on whether they want more smoke-free places in their county.

Labour considers automatic voter registration

12/04/2019

The Labour Party is considering adopting automatic voter registration as new policy ahead of the upcoming local elections.

Council chiefs call for investment in services young people ‘need’

12/04/2019

Local government leaders have welcomed the Government’s proposed youth charter, but insist investment in local services is what young people ‘want and need’.

Highways jobs

Director of Learning

Camden London Borough Council
Up to £85,850
To be considered for this post we are looking for a degree educated innovative and diligent Director who has previous demonstrable experience. Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Chief Officer

Leeds City Council
Up to £106k
Leeds, a city built on talent! Leeds, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Leeds City Council

Head of Educational Safeguarding and Inclusion

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Up to £61,751
As an experienced educational specialist, with a depth of knowledge, passion and commitment for inclusion you’ll... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Resourcer/Support Officer

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£19,554 - £21,166
You will provide appropriate support to and work alongside a disabled Corporate Policy Officer working within the Strategy and Policy Team.  Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Newly Qualified Children’s Social Worker

London Borough of Bexley
£29,966 inclusive of Choices and Market Premium
If this sounds exciting and reassuring, we want you to get in touch with us! Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

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