Opinion

Lesson learned: Digitization efforts help prepare for the unexpected

06/07/2020

Lindsay Pica-Alfano calls on local government to move forward with digitization efforts.

Designing digital services for future citizens

03/07/2020

Dave Mann argues that trust, transparency and usability will be key to creating good digital public services in a new world.

Local authorities need extra resources to lead contact tracing now

02/07/2020

Pascale Robinson explains why local public health teams are best placed to lead contract tracing services.

Retrofit can provide a green stimulus to the UK’s regions

29/06/2020

Richard McWilliams argues that net zero objectives will only be met through a holistic approach to whole house retrofit.

How to get community infrastructure right post-pandemic? Listen, then invest

26/06/2020

Victoria Boelman calls on local leaders to listen to the voices of the local community to ensure we 'build back better'.

The new normal for public sector debt collection

24/06/2020

Richard Haymes asks what lessons will be learned after the crisis and how will policy, such as the FCA’s persistent debt and breathing space rules, be implemented in a post-coronavirus landscape.

We must all step up to support our communities

18/06/2020

If we are to ensure a just recovery, the feelings of common purpose this crisis has caused must be harnessed, says Steve Butterworth of Neighbourly.

Securing the future of heritage buildings and places

15/06/2020

When can heritage buildings and sites open to the public again and what measures will they need to take to do so?

Designing public services in a user centred way when the house is on fire

09/06/2020

In order to make transformation more effective and beneficial in the long term, user-centred design must come into play, says Sam Menter.

Keeping Stockport connected during Covid 19

08/06/2020

Stockport Council explains how it used digital transformation to support staff and local communications throughout the coronavirus crisis.

During lockdown consultation needs renewed effort

05/06/2020

Damien Sharkey explores how councils can consult fairly with residents during the lockdown.

An alternative to deposit return schemes

02/06/2020

Deposit return schemes are not the answer to our plastic recycling challenges, argues Matthew Ball.

Ensuring continuity of care in a time of crisis

22/05/2020

Julie Tyas discusses how tech is becoming the eyes and ears of social workers during the pandemic.

What will the car-free cities of the future look like?

19/05/2020

Ben Mercer explores what car-free cities could look like and how will these policies will change our city-centre commutes.

Securing the best sites for future development

15/05/2020

Katja Stille explains why a more strategic approach is needed for site allocation.

Councils must continue recycling collections to avoid negative environmental impact

07/05/2020

Recycling collections must continue during lockdown or risk longer term damage to our environment says Tim Gent.

Helping smokers to quit during Covid-19

06/05/2020

Alan Sutherland calls on councils to make use of more digital tools to help smokers quit during Covid-19

A greener future?

01/05/2020

Steven Meersman warns that transitioning to net-zero must continue to be a priority despite Covid-19.

We can’t let the loudness of lockdown drown out the voices of the most vulnerable

29/04/2020

Emma Lewis describes why now more than ever we must shine a light on the experiences of those who cannot speak up for themselves.

The future of local authority payment services

22/04/2020

Danny Vant asks what does the future of local authority payments have in store?

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Graduate Programme - Project Officer

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£25,295 per annum
Looking for talented individuals who have recently graduated to join our Graduate Development Programme working jointly for... London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Safeguarding Children's Manager (Service Manager) – Independent Reviewing Service

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£58,810 - £72,211 per annum
The successful candidate will also ensure effective performance management of the service to ensure improved outcomes for children and young people. London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Personal Advisor

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£27,690 to £33,554 per annum
Would you like to improve the outcomes for young people who have been in care? London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Social Worker - Children with Disabilities

Essex County Council
Negotiable
In Essex County Council we are "Serious about Social Work". Having recently won the Best Social Work Employer of the Year Award and been awarded 'Out England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Social Workers x 2 - CIC - Basildon

Essex County Council
£30906.0 - £42254.0 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits Package
Diploma or Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent Registration with Social Work England as Registered Social Worker Demonstrate ability in the application of SW knowledge, using emotional intelligence, analytical skills and act with confidence England, Essex, Basildon
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue