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Job Losses at the City of York Council

Job Losses at the City of York Council

4:43pm 10th February 2010
(Updated 5:44pm 18th February 2010)

The axe has fallen on TWO top directors at the City of York Council.

Bill Hodson and Heather Rice have both taken voluntary redundancy after six departments were cut to four.

It means their roles as Director of Housing and Adult Social Services and Director of People and Improvements will now be split between the remaining staff.

Both Bill and Heather are unavailable this afternoon for comment.

Staff who've kept their jobs are as follows:

  • Sally Burns - director of Communities and Neighbourhoods
  • Pete Dwyer - director of Adults, Children and Education
  • Ian Floyd - director of Customer and Business Support

  • Bill Woolley will continue in his role as director of City Strategy because of the similarity between his current position and the structure of the new City Strategy directorate.

Kersten England, chief executive of City of York Council, said: “I would like to thank all the directors for their cooperation and support throughout stage one of the organisation review. The structure of the new authority will enable us to continue to provide high quality services for customers in the future.

I have great respect for Bill and Heather and am hugely appreciative of their hard work and dedication. They have made a major contribution to the city and I wish them every success in the future.”

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