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Lincolnshire to lose a third of managers

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Lincolnshire CC is to reduce the number of senior managers it employs by 37% over the next four years, it has been announced.

Chief executive Tony McArdle, left, told members of staff about the plans on Thursday afternoon explaining that he wanted to slim the workforce down rather than have everyone take a pay cut.

In a statement, he said: “I want us to continue to be a good, competitive employer. I do not believe the way forward is to ask everyone to take across the board pay cuts in order to save jobs.

“I believe we will get better results by having the best people – even if fewer – properly engaged, who are able to take this organisation forward in the new climate to deliver the best services possible to the people of Lincolnshire.”

A consultation has been launched on a new management structure, expected to be made up of 59 posts, which will focus on what the council’s executive has decided is its “core” operations.

Some parts of the council will also be merged, such as adult and children’s services.

Mr McArdle said: “We have been well served by our existing management and I am therefore confident that we will, for the most part, be able to fill this new establishment from within the existing complement of management staff.”

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