Margaret Carney

Sefton starts search for new chief executive

Sefton Council is on the hunt for a new chief executive after incumbent Margaret Carney announced she would step down in May.

Carney will retire after around 10 years in her role, having previously held positions at Knowsley, Warrington, and Rochdale councils over a 40-year career.

Sefton has started the search for its new chief executive immediately, and is looking to fill the role when Carney leaves her post on 31 May.

Carney said: “It has been an absolute privilege working with such hardworking, committed and passionate staff, councillors and partners over probably the most challenging period ever for local government and public services.

“I have loved working in Sefton despite the cuts. Not only is it where I work, it is also my home and I have seen first-hand how tirelessly and compassionately staff and councillors have worked to support our communities at a time of great uncertainty and worry.”

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Make sure we get one with vision. A lot to do in Bootle AND Southport.

By Roscoe

How much is she walking away with this time

By henry

It is time Southport got out of Sefton and Merseyside.

By Sea Monkey

Yes please, they bring nothing to the table. @SeaMonkey

By Anonymous

Southport’s been linked to Liverpool governmentally since they asked to join us in 1971. The majority of people within the boundaries of the old Southport borough have origins in the Liverpool area now. There’s no appetite for separation within Sefton. We just need to get the Council to show real leadership to improve ALL its areas including Bootle, Southport and Waterloo etc. Good news today about the THI proposals for Southport. Restoring the heritage and bringing more younger people to live in the centre by encouraging a more culturally vibrant place is the future. Liverpool is 4th in the country for international visitors. The city’s popularity is spilling over and benefiting Southport. This needs to he encouraged and nurtured.

By Roscoe.

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