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The Trajectory: Beverly Agass, South Cambridgeshire DC

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LGC’s quickfire quiz hears from newly appointed chief executives and senior officers on their highs, lows, challenges faced and lessons learned 


Name: Beverly Agass

Move: South Kesteven DC to South Cambridgeshire DC, July 2017.

First job in local government: HR officer in the 1980s.

Prior experience: Roles in the private sector around organisational improvement and people, including some at the John Lewis Partnership.


Education: Fellow Chartered Institute Personnel & Development, applied linguistics graduate.

Proudest career achievement: Engaging an organisation to be focused on the culture, delivering great results and raising the bar on service delivery.

Toughest career experience: Dealing with the aftermath of a serious flooding incident and the impact on the local community.

Best thing about working in local government: The variety, the people and the sheer determination to deliver in a challenging environment.

What I wish I’d known when I started out: The opportunities are enormous – don’t hold back – just go for it.

Work/life balance: Keep a sense of perspective. Focus on the ‘right’ things and allow yourself to escape now and then.

Advice to tomorrow’s chiefs and senior officers: Keep a positive outlook. Make things happen – there’s always a way – and people are often keen to follow. Remember no single person has a monopoly on good ideas.

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Would you like to feature in the LGC Trajectory? Are you a chief executive or a senior officer that has recently moved jobs? If so please contact for details of how to feature. 

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