Heather Jameson 18 April 2019

Council of the Year shortlist revealed

Council of the Year shortlist revealed image

Five councils are in the running to be named as Local Authority of the Year 2019, it has been revealed as The MJ publishes its awards finalists.

In all, more than 100 awards entries have been named in 18 different categories, covering frontline services, leadership and individuals - all hand-picked from a record number of entries.

The winners of The MJ Awards 2019 will be revealed at a gala dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London, on June 26. 

Editor of The MJ, Heather Jameson, said: ‘The MJ Awards is a chance to recognise the extraordinary work of local councils across the country.

'Despite facing huge cuts to their budgets over the last decade, frontline staff are still working tirelessly to improve their communities and provide vital services to some of the most vulnerable people in the country - and that is to be celebrated.

‘Being shortlisted for The MJ awards is a major achievement and all our shortlisted entrants should be very proud.

‘On behalf of the team here at The MJ, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to enter the awards, our expert judges and, of course, the sponsors who make the awards possible.’

The awards categories are:

Local Authority of the Year 2019

Best Commercial Council

Best Council Services Team

Best Social Housing Initiative

Care and Health Integration

Corporate Director of the Year

Delivering Better Outcomes

Digital Transformation

Highways Management

Innovation in Children’s Services

Innovation in Communications

Innovation in Finance

Innovation in Property Management

Public Health Improvement

Rising Star

Senior Leadership Team

Transforming Lives

Workforce Transformation

Click here to book a table for the awards night

Click here to find out those shortlisted

Highways jobs

Senior Traffic Engineer

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
£32,029 - £34,788 per annum
Currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to manage our Traffic Team. East Riding of Yorkshire
Recuriter: East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Youth and Community Based Commissioner- Colchester and Tendring

Essex County Council
£18117 - £19106.0 per month
Annual Salary JNC SCP 3 - Unqualified £18,117JNC SCP 6 - Qualified £19,106 We are currently seeking a Youth and Community Based Commissioner to suppo England, Essex, Colchester
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Networks Technician

Essex County Council
£24001.0 - £28280 per annum
Technology Services is focused on ensuring current and future investment in technology to maximise the opportunities to support ECC from a technology England, Essex, Basildon
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Youth Worker x7

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£18,795 - £19,945 per annum
Looking for a Youth Worker who can meet the needs and aspirations of young people and deliver high quality Youth Work. Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Customer Specialist

Essex County Council
£20001.0 - £22220.0 per annum
Essex County Council (ECC) are currently recruiting for a Customer specialist within the Technical Processing and Optimisation Team. The Team is respo England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

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