James Evison

Social care demand strategies criticised

27/03/2017

Poor support and rapid hospital discharge processes for adult social care could be costing councils more in the long-term, new analysis reveals.

Call for closer working between Shropshire and Telford councils

27/02/2017

Plans by the opposition Conservative group in Telford & Wrekin to work more closely with Shropshire Council have been put forward.

Extremism funding a concern for Casey

10/01/2017

Extremism tsar Dame Louise Casey has admitted she is concerned about funding levels in key areas but believes the ‘money isn’t going to come back’.

Cardiff Christmas tree plans come up short

28/11/2016

Plans for a Christmas in Cardiff have come up short when the council ordered a tree in the wrong size due to a misunderstanding over measurements.

Govt gets behind council parking charges legislation

28/11/2016

A Private Member’s Bill has been put forward to assist councils with cutting parking charges – and ensuring they consult when seeking to raise them.

Reading BC to sign off further £10.5m in cuts

28/11/2016

Reading BC is set to sign off another £10.5m in efficiency savings as the local authority aims to fill a £42m funding gap.

Council get behind Jaguar growth plans

28/11/2016

Coventry City Council has got behind plans for local firm Jaguar Land Rover to develop electric vehicles in the area.

Council teaches health and safety to Swansea children

28/11/2016

Children in Swansea have been given special interactive presentations on health and safety by the local authority.

Audit of Northampton Town loan to be revealed by council

18/11/2016

Northampton BC has announced that it will receive a report from auditors PWC into a loan to Northampton Town Football Club at a special meeting next Monday.

Vaping products included in tobacco council survey

18/11/2016

E-cigarettes and products associated with vaping have been included in a survey of the activity of council trading standards teams for the first time.

NHS Providers: Additional funding required for local social care services

18/11/2016

Additional local social care funding is vital if the NHS is to have a sustainable financial future without longer waiting times, NHS Providers say.

PAC: Whitehall ‘complacent’ over council commercial ventures

18/11/2016

Central government ‘must do more’ to understand local authority finances and their impact on taxpayers, Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has claimed.

NHS savings plans not realistic, claims CIPFA

18/11/2016

Cash-saving strategies under the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) do not have enough detail to prove problems will be tackled, says CIPFA.

New £20m council funding pot for homelessness prevention

18/10/2016

Local authorities are to receive £20m for a new homeless prevention strategy to pilot initiatives on the issue, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has announced.

Finalists for Britain’s best high street announced

18/10/2016

Twenty-seven high streets are finalists in the Great British High Street competition, the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced.

Council ‘divide’ across UK

18/10/2016

Local authorities across the UK are increasingly divided into the ‘haves and the have nots’, according to a new report.

Report reveals Welsh community safety issues

18/10/2016

Community safety in Wales is being undermined by new responsibilities and working arrangements, according to a new report.

Data reveals council-run schools performing better than academies

18/10/2016

Almost half a million pupils are in academies deemed inadequate or require improvement since converting from council-run schools, according to council chiefs.

Newcastle to refund 5,100 PCNs over bus lane signage lighting issue

17/10/2016

Insufficient lighting in a bus lane in Newcastle has resulted in the council refunding potentially 5,100 penalty charge notices, the local authority has announced.

King’s Fund: Mental health services ‘under threat’

17/10/2016

Increased funding for mental health services has not been provided across the country, and services are ‘under threat’, according to a new report by The King’s Fund.

Highways jobs

Senior Practitioner - Placement Finding Team

Essex County Council
£28500.0 - £50400.0 per annum
Senior Practitioner - Children and Young People Placement Service- Placement Finding Team Interviews to be held on the 10th September at County Hall, England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

People Information Analyst

Essex County Council
Up to £33330 per annum
Please note this is a fixed term contract role for a duration of 12 months. Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local au England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Key stage Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£32430 - £34794
Key Stage Education Officer (Secondary Phase) to work with children in our care, supporting them in classrooms and in their homes with their education SE18 6HQ
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Solicitor/Barrister Advocate - Children’s x4

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band I, SCP 44 - 47 (£46,564 - £49,538 per annum) (£24.14 - 25.68 per hour)
To act as the principal advocate for all aspects of advocacy legal work relating to the children’s social care in the county court and high court. Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DE
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Business Support Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band C, SCP 5 - 8 (£18,795 - £19,945 per annum) pro rata (£9.74 - £10.34 per hour)
The successful candidate will provide administrative business support to service teams within Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing. The Lyng, Health & Social Care Centre, Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich, B70 7AW
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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