Jobs

Southern cities provide more jobs for low-skilled workers than in the North

07/03/2019

Employment opportunities are greater for low-skilled workers in southern English cities than those in the North or Midlands, a think tank has discovered.

Hundreds of Birmingham refuse workers to strike ‘weekly’

05/02/2019

Over 300 refuse workers have announced they will begin two days of strike action a week in an escalation of the ongoing industrial dispute with the council.

Place jobcentres next to council services, London boroughs urge

24/01/2019

Jobcentre support should be placed alongside council services to help tackle long-term unemployment and in-work poverty, London Councils have said today.

Welsh council ‘profoundly’ disappointed at suspension of nuclear deal

18/01/2019

The Isle of Anglesey council has expressed ‘profound disappointment and concern’ at Hitachi’s decision to suspend work on a nuclear power plant in north Wales.

Homes England agrees £70m loan for new homes in Northamptonshire

15/01/2019

A £70m cash injection from Homes England will bring around 8,500 new homes and up to 3,000 jobs to Northamptonshire.

Whistleblower loses ‘unfair dismissal’ case against council

20/07/2018

Cheshire East Council has welcomed an employment tribunal decision which found a ‘whistleblower’ was not dismissed unfairly.

South East councils call for powers to tackle skills shortage

17/07/2018

Councils have called for more powers to help address the skills shortage as report shows nearly all jobs will soon be closed to people without qualifications.

Whitehall announces £67m town deal for Greater Grimsby

06/07/2018

The Government has announced what it describes as a ‘landmark’ town deal for Grimsby in an effort to deliver thousands of new jobs and homes to Lincolnshire.

Half of council staff considering quitting their job, survey finds

18/06/2018

Half of council workers are thinking of leaving their job for less stressful work elsewhere, according to a new survey by trade union Unison.

Adult social care contributes £38bn to English economy

05/06/2018

Adult social care employers contribute £38.5bn to the English economy and create 1.5 million job roles, according to a new report.

Londoners with disabilities need more support into work, think tank says

02/05/2018

Sadiq Khan should create a taskforce dedicated to supporting disabled people into work, think tank says.

Cornwall proposes post-Brexit plan to create 20,000 jobs

27/04/2018

Cornwall Council has called on Whitehall to devolve more powers to the south western peninsular as part of a plan to help it cope with the impact of Brexit.

Luton pays £3.2m to save car factory

05/04/2018

Luton Council has paid out over £3m as part of a package to keep car manufacturing in the town.

Government confirms more job centre closures

04/04/2018

More job centres will be co-located within local government premises as part of moves to cut costs, the Government confirmed today.

Government cuts force council to propose 50 redundancies

04/12/2017

Blackpool Council could make up to 50 people redundant and lose a further 20 contract posts under spending plans for next year.

Sites of individual placement and support (IPS) trials for addiction named

22/11/2017

Seven council areas have been named as sites for individual placement and support (IPS) trials for drugs or alcohol dependency in community treatment services.

Council staff told to take mandatory unpaid leave

02/11/2017

Northamptonshire County Council has told its staff they must take a day’s mandatory unpaid leave as part of an effort to save £2m a month.

East Renfrewshire to axe 300 posts

05/10/2017

Hundreds of staff at East Renfrewshire Council could be axed in an attempt to close a £26m funding gap.

Councils appoint partner for 5,000 new jobs project

05/10/2017

South Tyneside and Sunderland City Councils have appointed a new development partner to drive forward a project to deliver more than 5,000 jobs in the region.

Local authorities join the jobs rush

17/08/2017

Sam Clayden explores some of the exciting new job roles being formed in local government.

Fiscal devolution could help counties create one million jobs, report says

04/07/2017

England’s counties have called on the Government to institute a ‘radical programme of fiscal devolution’ in order to create one million jobs and prepare the country for Brexit.

Hornblower wanted!

29/06/2017

A city council is attempting to recruit a new Hornblower in order to continue a 1,200-year-old tradition.

Refuse collection workers threaten strikes in Birmingham

31/05/2017

Refuse workers in Birmingham have started voting on strike action amid accusations of financial mismanagement and an overspend by the council of nearly £10m.

Social care could be ‘hit hard’ by Brexit, warn think tank

26/05/2017

The social care sector could be hard hit by an exodus of EU workers unless assurances are given they will be able to stay in the UK after Brexit, experts warn.

‘Shocking’ one in 10 UK workers in insecure jobs

07/02/2017

There has been a ‘shocking’ rise in the number of insecure workers delivering frontline public services, trade unions warn.

Proposed Jobcentre Plus reforms ‘significant missed opportunity’

27/01/2017

The Government’s proposals to merge Jobcentre Plus offices and benefit centres are ‘a significant missed opportunity’, say council chiefs.

Glasgow commits to 50,000 new jobs by 2023

25/11/2016

The most ambitious jobs creation target has been launched today by Glasgow City Council.

Council reforms to save millions but will cost jobs

04/11/2016

Dudley Council is undertaking ‘radical’ reforms in a bid to find £25m worth of savings—but over 100 jobs are likely to be lost in the process.

Councils should have responsibility for Work and Health Programme

03/11/2016

Funding and responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme (WHP) should be devolved to local areas, council chiefs say.

Council workforces shrink to record low

15/09/2016

The number of people working for local authorities is at a record low, according to official statistics.

Councils call for devolution of national work programme

31/08/2016

The funding and responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme (WHP) should be devolved to groups of councils in order to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, town hall chiefs have said.

Investment in city’s transport to create jobs and boost economy

16/08/2016

Lincoln’s multi-million pound investment scheme promises to create up to 200 jobs and boost the economy by £9m a year.

Council approves scheme to create hundreds of jobs

09/08/2016

A northern borough council has approved a new multi-million pound scheme to create hundreds of jobs.

Northern Powerhouse could create 850,000 new jobs

30/06/2016

New technologies, infrastructure and investment could help transform the North of England’s economy, according to an independent review.

Deal with car manufacturer to create 2,000 jobs

28/04/2016

Coventry City and Warwick District councils have backed plans by Jaguar Land Rover to create 2,000 jobs in a £500m investment.

Enterprise allowance kick-starts 80,000 new firms

30/03/2016

A Government scheme that encourages jobseekers to launch businesses has created more than 80,000 new firms in the last five years with Liverpool generating the most start-ups.

Enterprise zones continue to drive jobs growth

30/03/2016

More than 1,900 jobs were created across England’s 24 enterprise zones between July and September last year, latest figures have revealed.

Report: Boost to poorest from jobs boom will be undone by welfare cuts

02/03/2016

Despite jobs growth lifting 400,000 children out of poverty over the last year, welfare and tax credit cuts will result in the poorest seeing no growth in their incomes for the next five years, a report has found.

Multi-billion pound partnership secures 2000 jobs in Glasgow

26/02/2016

Scotland’s biggest council has secured a £2.7bn partnership that will protect jobs for the next 30 years, it was announced yesterday.

Jobs boom in cities accompanied by low urban wages, report reveals

25/01/2016

Nearly a million new jobs have been created in British cities since 2010, but the average salary has decreased, according to a new report from Centre for Cities.

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Highways jobs

Change Lead, Adult Social Care & Health

London Borough of Bexley
£41,205 - £48,069
We are currently seeking an experienced Change Lead to work on our Adult Social Care Services’ transformation programme. Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Deputy Team Manager

Brent Council
£41,847 - £44,691 p.a. inc.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Hospital Discharge Team (HDT) for an experienced Social Worker. Wembley, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Highways Estimator

Ringway
Competitive Salary
As the Highways Estimator you will join a busy environment and become an integral part of the team. Hounslow (London Borough), London (Greater)
Recuriter: Ringway

Joint Strategic Director of Commissioning 

West Sussex County Council
circa £130,000 per annum
The post holder will be able to demonstrate an understanding and embrace the opportunity to address the health... West Sussex
Recuriter: West Sussex County Council

Head of Lifelong Services

West Sussex County Council
up to £85,000 per annum
The Head of Lifelong Services will lead and deliver a new, co-produced, integrated and whole life approach and service working with people... West Sussex
Recuriter: West Sussex County Council

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