The speed and volume of change facing local authorities can mean that both capacity and skills are under enormous pressure. Local government interim management can be a wise and cost-effective solution to meeting new challenges.
As citizens we are quite rightly demanding more from our councils; more accountability, extended opening times and access in schools, more financial control of our adult health care services, and more progressive environmental policies which must translate to thoughtful services: the list seems endless.
Finding talent which can be effective in local government whilst bringing sound commercial know-how is one of our specialities. The task may be expanding technology enabled services, it may be procurement and commercial negotiations, outsourcing services, or bringing a different view to customer and citizen engagement. Such partnership can be the start of a mutually productive relationship.
Interim executives are often surprised at the size and complexity of projects and budgets, whilst long serving local government professionals can be amazed at the focus, pragmatism and the wider learning that professionals from other sectors can bring to the organisation. Our strength in local government covers most functions, but is particularly noteworthy in the following areas where we can draw on a wide pool of talent from across the Odgers network of the not- for- profit, public and commercial worlds:
- Customer/citizens contact centres and services
- Finance and corporate resources
- Procurement and commercial management
- Communications/PR and Marketing
- Children’s services
- Adult Social Care
- Programme and project management
- OD, consultancy and review
For all enquiries regarding local government interim management please contact: