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

Compliance Officer

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 5 - £22,494 per annum
Chelmsford City Council is looking for an enthusiastic, logical and inquisitive person to investigate potential inaccuracies in Council Tax discoun... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Head of Service – Finance and Property and Statutory Section 151 Officer

Denbighshire County Council
Up to £88,321
This is a fantastic opportunity for a forward thinking effective leader to play a pivotal role in shaping the service to... Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Recuriter: Denbighshire County Council

Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) - Numerous Jobs

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£36,876 - £38,813
Numerous opportunities have arisen across the Kirklees area. The AMHP hub responds to MHA assessments and there is no caseload responsibility. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Business Support Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£27228 - £28215
Do you have excellent business support and data analysis skills and want to contribute to safeguarding children in Greenwich?  Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Social Worker

Selby District Council
£29,636 to £34,788 per annum
Are you a Social Worker seeking a new challenge? Selby, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: Selby District Council

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