York Council considers senior management reshuffle

In an attempt to save £230,000 in salary costs, the City of York Council is contemplating reorganising its senior management structure.

Such a reorganisation could see an assistant director post and a director position cut, with the new structure enabling the council to deliver its priorities while making necessary savings.

The proposals are due to go to the council's executive next week.

The council has also announced that it will look to 'develop new relationships with partners, work in partnership with the third sector to deliver local services effectively and adopt early intervention approaches to service delivery.'

In a joint statement, City of York Council leader David Carr and deputy leader Keith Aspden said: “Our priority is to ensure we make better use of staffs’ skills to get the right people in the right jobs, so that different parts of the organisation work better together, so that they can be better placed to support the council’s aims and priorities and therefore better placed to help residents.”