Public Sector: Lewisham councillors block appointment

The recruitment crisis continues at Lewisham Council where a cross-party committee of councillors has rejected a candidate for the vacant head of communications post selected by council officers, on grounds which are undisclosed. Until a new candidate is found, the communications department will continue to be run by consultant Paul Richards, who has been employed from consultancy Chelgate for more than a year.

The recruitment crisis continues at Lewisham Council where a

cross-party committee of councillors has rejected a candidate for the

vacant head of communications post selected by council officers, on

grounds which are undisclosed. Until a new candidate is found, the

communications department will continue to be run by consultant Paul

Richards, who has been employed from consultancy Chelgate for more than

a year.



Five London local authorities were without a communications head at some

time last year, but all except Lewisham have now resolved the matter.



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