Wirral Council's new 'super-directors' appointed

Wirral Globe: Wirral Council's new 'super-directors' appointed Wirral Council's new 'super-directors' appointed

The first of Wirral Council’s “super-directors” have been announced.

Kevin Adderley, former director of regeneration, housing and planning, has landed the post of interim strategic director, regeneration and environment.

And the role of strategic director families and wellbeing has been secured by Clare Fish, former chief of staff at Oldham Council where she was in charge of a programme of major changes.

A further post – strategic director, transformation and resources - has been advertised and an appointment is likely to be made before Christmas.

Council leader Cllr Phil Davies said: “The two newly-created strategic director roles will lead to significant savings in our senior management structure and lead to increased efficiencies across the whole spectrum of the Council.

“Strong corporate management is essential if we are to rise to the challenges facing the council. I am delighted with these appointments and welcome the dynamic approach I’m sure they will bring to the role.”

The restructuring of management throughout the local authority is forecast to save a third in management costs as the Council strives to protect its frontline services.

Ms Fish’s department’s responsibilities include children’s social care, learning and achievement, planning and resources, local and specialist personalised support and care governance.

Mr Adderley will take control of environmental services and streetscene, parks and countryside, theatre and art, regeneration and planning, housing and transport services.

The trio of new strategic directors will be well paid for their efforts – the salary range is between £109,626 and £121,807.

Chief executive Graham Burgess said the remuneration package has been benchmarked against comparable levels elsewhere in the region and the posts will be funded from savings made under the senior management review.

In September, Mr Burgess told the Globe: "These new posts will play a vital role in transforming the authority by providing additional strategic leadership capacity and helping to lead and deliver the council’s improvement plan."

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2:24pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Cheesy Peas says...

Out with the old, in with the.... old.

As you were.
Out with the old, in with the.... old. As you were. Cheesy Peas

2:28pm Fri 16 Nov 12

ArdalMcFardle says...

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Oh dear http://www.tripadvis or.co.uk/Restaurant_ Review-g1096387-d233 6739-Reviews-Clare_f ish_chip_shop-Clare_ Suffolk_East_Anglia_ England.html ArdalMcFardle

3:23pm Fri 16 Nov 12

gartref says...

Just how much will these Directors be paid? and how many staff will each have in their little empires? also, which firm of Consultants did Wirral BC employ to devise this latest strategy, and how much did the Council have to pay them? what was it they were saying about needing to make cuts? or does that only apply to services not to ideas the Council may come up with from time to time?
Just how much will these Directors be paid? and how many staff will each have in their little empires? also, which firm of Consultants did Wirral BC employ to devise this latest strategy, and how much did the Council have to pay them? what was it they were saying about needing to make cuts? or does that only apply to services not to ideas the Council may come up with from time to time? gartref

3:57pm Fri 16 Nov 12

montague1 says...

Speaking of empires gartref.
Quote from Caius Petronius ( AD66 )
"We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form inro teams. we would be reorganised.
I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, whilst producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralisation".
Messrs Davies, Adderley and Fish please note.
Speaking of empires gartref. Quote from Caius Petronius ( AD66 ) "We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form inro teams. we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, whilst producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralisation". Messrs Davies, Adderley and Fish please note. montague1

4:09pm Fri 16 Nov 12

niggle rumps says...

Cheesy Peas wrote:
Out with the old, in with the.... old. As you were.
Excellent Cheesy, excellent!
[quote][p][bold]Cheesy Peas[/bold] wrote: Out with the old, in with the.... old. As you were.[/p][/quote]Excellent Cheesy, excellent! niggle rumps

4:12pm Fri 16 Nov 12

niggle rumps says...

At least now we know how they are going to get around the problem of letting David Green leave without having to punish him. A new director also covering his job means his job is redundant. Here you go Mr Green have a nice big fat 'redundancy' payoff! Accountability, what accountability!? Shocking!
At least now we know how they are going to get around the problem of letting David Green leave without having to punish him. A new director also covering his job means his job is redundant. Here you go Mr Green have a nice big fat 'redundancy' payoff! Accountability, what accountability!? Shocking! niggle rumps

4:15pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Growl Tiger says...

Now waiting for the announcement that the post of Director of Technical Services no longer exists so David Green will be the next one allowed to disappear into a bunker with “no case to answer” and clutching a gold plated mashie niblick.
Now waiting for the announcement that the post of Director of Technical Services no longer exists so David Green will be the next one allowed to disappear into a bunker with “no case to answer” and clutching a gold plated mashie niblick. Growl Tiger

4:15pm Fri 16 Nov 12

montague1 says...

PS. Bet you didn't think it was THAT OLD
Cheesy Peas!
AD66 !!.
PS. Bet you didn't think it was THAT OLD Cheesy Peas! AD66 !!. montague1

4:17pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Growl Tiger says...

Our minds seem to have crossed in the post Niggle rumps!
Our minds seem to have crossed in the post Niggle rumps! Growl Tiger

5:11pm Fri 16 Nov 12

boredofthis says...

Cheesy Peas wrote:
Out with the old, in with the.... old.

As you were.
I think maybe you need some purpose in your life, old son. Maybe get yourself a more fulfilling job, or just a bit of sunshine every now and then.

Or, just stop boring me to tears by making the same old daily mail, snarky, repetitive remarks beneath every council article on here.
[quote][p][bold]Cheesy Peas[/bold] wrote: Out with the old, in with the.... old. As you were.[/p][/quote]I think maybe you need some purpose in your life, old son. Maybe get yourself a more fulfilling job, or just a bit of sunshine every now and then. Or, just stop boring me to tears by making the same old daily mail, snarky, repetitive remarks beneath every council article on here. boredofthis

5:13pm Fri 16 Nov 12

MDRyUK says...

So what is going to happen to Mr Green? Maybe one of the new Super Directors will tell us. I know how about someone old transferred into a new post ..... Mr Adderley step forward, please tell us what going to happen to Mr Dave Green?

Well they don't like answering Freedom of Information Act 2000 information requests on the subject, so maybe it's down to the dependable new Chief Exec Mr GB to correct a corporate mystery ..... but how much longer will we have to wait to find out?

Fab for great PR spun to the people of Wirral. Hang on ...... escape vehicle nearing full power. Bingo! Anytime soon, alas you won't know the full particulars because corporately the powers that be will exempt that by citing privilege under the 1998 Data Protection Act. So here we go again with yet more Internal Reviews!

Tell me I'm wrong. Not sure if democracy rules in Wirral - we'll find out around March/April 2013.
So what is going to happen to Mr Green? Maybe one of the new Super Directors will tell us. I know how about someone old transferred into a new post ..... Mr Adderley step forward, please tell us what going to happen to Mr Dave Green? Well they don't like answering Freedom of Information Act 2000 information requests on the subject, so maybe it's down to the dependable new Chief Exec Mr GB to correct a corporate mystery ..... but how much longer will we have to wait to find out? Fab for great PR spun to the people of Wirral. Hang on ...... escape vehicle nearing full power. Bingo! Anytime soon, alas you won't know the full particulars because corporately the powers that be will exempt that by citing privilege under the 1998 Data Protection Act. So here we go again with yet more Internal Reviews! Tell me I'm wrong. Not sure if democracy rules in Wirral - we'll find out around March/April 2013. MDRyUK

5:37pm Fri 16 Nov 12

spamfiend says...

ArdalMcFardle wrote:
Oh dear

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You swine Ardal !! I actually looked lol
[quote][p][bold]ArdalMcFardle[/bold] wrote: Oh dear http://www.tripadvis or.co.uk/Restaurant_ Review-g1096387-d233 6739-Reviews-Clare_f ish_chip_shop-Clare_ Suffolk_East_Anglia_ England.html[/p][/quote]You swine Ardal !! I actually looked lol spamfiend

7:47pm Fri 16 Nov 12

keen gardener says...

"Super Directors"...have now heard it all! No doubt together with "Super" salaries..."Super"co
ntracts. "SUPERB"..just what we needed! What a load of tosh.
"Super Directors"...have now heard it all! No doubt together with "Super" salaries..."Super"co ntracts. "SUPERB"..just what we needed! What a load of tosh. keen gardener

10:43pm Fri 16 Nov 12

LocaLGovwatcher says...

In traditional WBC style, Mr Green is now ripe enough to be kicked into the long grass of good living, with a liberal dressing of Wirral taxpayers cash.
In traditional WBC style, Mr Green is now ripe enough to be kicked into the long grass of good living, with a liberal dressing of Wirral taxpayers cash. LocaLGovwatcher

2:51pm Sat 17 Nov 12

RL 1952 says...

And so the shambles continues with large payoffs and now supposed super directors on ridiculously high salaries - again the phrase "the abnormal is accpted as NORMAL" - is there anything normal in Wirral? As the lunatics appear to have taken over the asylum as far as the running of Wirral Council is concerned.
The dual losers are the council tax payers and the staff who actually provide the services at the sharp end who are getting shafted for the mistakes of the senior management and councillors.
And so the shambles continues with large payoffs and now supposed super directors on ridiculously high salaries - again the phrase "the abnormal is accpted as NORMAL" - is there anything normal in Wirral? As the lunatics appear to have taken over the asylum as far as the running of Wirral Council is concerned. The dual losers are the council tax payers and the staff who actually provide the services at the sharp end who are getting shafted for the mistakes of the senior management and councillors. RL 1952

7:08pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Positive thinker says...

From what I've heard about Mr Adderly
he is a switched on shrewd chap,but that count for nothing on this blog.
Good luck Mr Adderly I hope you prove the idiots wrong and save WBC plenty of money and get payed very well for doing so
From what I've heard about Mr Adderly he is a switched on shrewd chap,but that count for nothing on this blog. Good luck Mr Adderly I hope you prove the idiots wrong and save WBC plenty of money and get payed very well for doing so Positive thinker

8:04pm Sat 17 Nov 12

bickyboy says...

I think that for once old Toryman has a point, and we should give these people time to demonstrate whether they can make a difference.
And if they can't, then we can always pay them off handsomely and hire another bunch of losers.
Onwards and downwards!
I think that for once old Toryman has a point, and we should give these people time to demonstrate whether they can make a difference. And if they can't, then we can always pay them off handsomely and hire another bunch of losers. Onwards and downwards! bickyboy

10:23am Sun 18 Nov 12

Positive thinker says...

There you go your being negative before we start
There you go your being negative before we start Positive thinker

3:01pm Mon 19 Nov 12

tigerclaw says...

niggle rumps wrote:
Cheesy Peas wrote: Out with the old, in with the.... old. As you were.
Excellent Cheesy, excellent!
Wonder if 'boredofthis' is a nom de plume for a certain Mr B?

The people of Wirral certainly are not bored of this. We want to know more? Interesting that Ms Fish is a close neighbour of Mr B. Maybe the council workers in Oldham will have a tale to tale, albeit a fishy one.
[quote][p][bold]niggle rumps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheesy Peas[/bold] wrote: Out with the old, in with the.... old. As you were.[/p][/quote]Excellent Cheesy, excellent![/p][/quote]Wonder if 'boredofthis' is a nom de plume for a certain Mr B? The people of Wirral certainly are not bored of this. We want to know more? Interesting that Ms Fish is a close neighbour of Mr B. Maybe the council workers in Oldham will have a tale to tale, albeit a fishy one. tigerclaw

5:38pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Positive thinker says...

Your letting your imaginations runaway
Your letting your imaginations runaway Positive thinker

7:00am Tue 20 Nov 12

tigerclaw says...

Positive thinker wrote:
Your letting your imaginations runaway
Oh no not at all.................
......
[quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: Your letting your imaginations runaway[/p][/quote]Oh no not at all................. ...... tigerclaw

6:21pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Positive thinker says...

Oh yes you are
Oh yes you are Positive thinker

7:00pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Positive thinker says...

No ones come out with details of a supper office,ensuite,dishw
asher and
luxury furniture which surely Mr.Adderly surely deserves
No ones come out with details of a supper office,ensuite,dishw asher and luxury furniture which surely Mr.Adderly surely deserves Positive thinker

12:33pm Thu 22 Nov 12

tigerclaw says...

What a shower....
What a shower.... tigerclaw

12:35pm Thu 22 Nov 12

tigerclaw says...

At least all these mega costly improvements must create work for someone......probabl
y mates of someone.
At least all these mega costly improvements must create work for someone......probabl y mates of someone. tigerclaw

5:51pm Thu 22 Nov 12

bickyboy says...

Positive thinker wrote:
There you go your being negative before we start
Oh not at all, Toryman. I'm "positively" bored with your pointless blatherings.

Haven't you got some short trousers to iron?
[quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: There you go your being negative before we start[/p][/quote]Oh not at all, Toryman. I'm "positively" bored with your pointless blatherings. Haven't you got some short trousers to iron? bickyboy

6:09pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Positive thinker says...

Maybe you should of applied for the post
Maybe you should of applied for the post Positive thinker

8:56pm Thu 22 Nov 12

tigerclaw says...

bickyboy wrote:
Positive thinker wrote:
There you go your being negative before we start
Oh not at all, Toryman. I'm "positively" bored with your pointless blatherings.

Haven't you got some short trousers to iron?
VERY short trousers in this case.
[quote][p][bold]bickyboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: There you go your being negative before we start[/p][/quote]Oh not at all, Toryman. I'm "positively" bored with your pointless blatherings. Haven't you got some short trousers to iron?[/p][/quote]VERY short trousers in this case. tigerclaw

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