Council jobs axed to save £50,000
TOP council jobs are being axed which could save up to £50,000 over the next 12 months. The cash will be reinvested in positions lower down the East Cambridgeshire District Council hierarchy in a bid to improve efficiency. The move by council chief execut
TOP council jobs are being axed which could save up to £50,000 over the next 12 months.
The cash will be reinvested in positions lower down the East Cambridgeshire District Council hierarchy in a bid to improve efficiency.
The move by council chief executive, John Hill, will restructure the management tier, bringing changes to the environmental health and legal departments.
In November, environmental health director, Stephen Clements, will retire and legal and democratic services director, Eleanor Hoggart, is being made redundant.
Senior manager, Alan Stevens, responsible for maintaining the council's headquarters, The Grange, and council depots will be retiring in May.
A decision was also expected to be made yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) on the future of the council's press and public relations service.
- 1 Family pay tribute to brothers, 13 and 17, killed in horror BMW crash
- 2 Table made from 5,000-year-old oak tree to be unveiled at Ely Cathedral in honour of The Queen
- 3 Girl, 7, left heartbroken after beloved rabbits are stolen
- 4 Food delivery robots taking to streets of Cambridgeshire
- 5 Boys, 13 and 17 killed in horror BMW crash near A47 in Peterborough
- 6 Recap: Severe disruption on Great Northern and Thameslink trains to London
- 7 Princess Anne waves from Range Rover after landing in Wisbech
- 8 Princess Anne visits Wisbech's new Citizens Advice Bureau on Cambs trip
- 9 Shoplifter who stole from store 10 times in five weeks handed CBO
- 10 Hand clinic offering additional type of treatment for arthritis sufferers
Under the new structure, the council's deputy chief executive, Cecilia Tredget, will take responsibility for environmental health and finance director, Alex Colyer, will be responsible for legal and democratic services.
The changes, along with others made over the last five years, means that the council's team of directors has fallen from eight to just five.
East Cambridgeshire District Council chief executive, John Hill, said: "The new structure means that we can redirect services from the top to the coal face and reinvest some of the money saved, by not replacing these particular positions, further down the organisation.
"We are making changes in funding terms and in other ways. For the first time we are bringing taxi licensing and liquor licensing into environmental services and when we bring all the changes together it should improve efficiency.