Friday, June 01, 2007

Roy's last day ...

"Director of Children and Families" last day today!

Spent an 'all-too-brief' 9-months working directly with Roy, which I thoroughly enjoyed ... hope he has a long and happy retirement.

Shockingly, the Senior Management team at the Council now has a female Director (Roy's replacement) ... surely some mistake ;-)

Another depressing contrast with Glasgow comes to mind ...

2 comments:

The Basa said...

Let's hope the new director has learned from her shadowing and is ready to clean house and start working for the Children & Families of the city and not for a few beaurocrats who think they know what the people want.

If she needs documentation then we will be only to happy to meet with her and hand it over - but then again, if she asks the right questions then the documentation is within the council already.

Anonymous said...

The new Director has a big job on her hands trying to rein in the department after its years of wandering in the wilderness. Mr Jobson's policy of never putting his foot down and doing what was best for the department and the Council, but being used as a doormat by head teachers and staff alike, have resulted in the sort of problems like the senior member of staff sacked for leaking details of the PPP schools information and more junior staff using Council funds to take staff on nights out in restaurants owned by other members of staff, not to mention the myEdinburgh/CityConnect scandals (he didn't even have the guts to sack the man responsible for that!). The new director and her new Councillors will really have to put all this behind them and make a fresh, hardline start, making sure that the whole department knows that the penalties for stepping out of line.