Althea Loderick has become the new chief operating officer at Waltham Forest Council

Althea Loderick

Althea Loderick

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A human resources (HR) officer will take a top post at Waltham Forest Council under a new restructure of services.

The new position of chief operating officer has been filled by Althea Loderick, currently a HR and transformation officer.

In 2013 Ms Loderick was listed at number 11 in the HR Most Influential practitioner list.

Under her new title, she will take responsibility for a range of council services.

The council has said that her salary has not been increased, although she will head many departments.

Further details of the restructure have not been released.

A spokeswoman said: “As chief operating officer, Althea will manage a new Operations Directorate which will bring together the council’s HR, Organisational Development, ICT, Transformation, Customer Services, Service Reviews and Business Support functions.

“Placing a greater emphasis on technology, this new directorate will improve services for residents, stakeholders and council staff, by making them quicker, cheaper and more consistent.

"More information about the directorate will be known over the coming months.”

Ms Loderick joined the council in 2010.

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7:37pm Tue 15 Apr 14

cynicalsue says...

Good luck to her. Hope she doesn't become the scapegoat for all the misdeeds.
Good luck to her. Hope she doesn't become the scapegoat for all the misdeeds. cynicalsue
  • Score: 5

9:33pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

cynicalsue wrote:
Good luck to her. Hope she doesn't become the scapegoat for all the misdeeds.
Hope she performs better than she did when she worked for the police, they did not much like her there.
[quote][p][bold]cynicalsue[/bold] wrote: Good luck to her. Hope she doesn't become the scapegoat for all the misdeeds.[/p][/quote]Hope she performs better than she did when she worked for the police, they did not much like her there. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

10:00pm Tue 15 Apr 14

NTiratsoo says...

Well, according to this, she thinks it is praiseworthy to have got rid of 600 jobs, and write presentations in banal slogans:

http://www.slideshar
e.net/ppma/knowledge
-bite-session-althea
-loderick-and-david-
evans-transformation
-at-lbwf-punching-ab
ove-our-weight-ppma-
seminar-april-2012

In other words, she seems well suited to the corporate ethos in the Town Hall.
Well, according to this, she thinks it is praiseworthy to have got rid of 600 jobs, and write presentations in banal slogans: http://www.slideshar e.net/ppma/knowledge -bite-session-althea -loderick-and-david- evans-transformation -at-lbwf-punching-ab ove-our-weight-ppma- seminar-april-2012 In other words, she seems well suited to the corporate ethos in the Town Hall. NTiratsoo
  • Score: 10

10:28pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

NTiratsoo wrote:
Well, according to this, she thinks it is praiseworthy to have got rid of 600 jobs, and write presentations in banal slogans:

http://www.slideshar

e.net/ppma/knowledge

-bite-session-althea

-loderick-and-david-

evans-transformation

-at-lbwf-punching-ab

ove-our-weight-ppma-

seminar-april-2012

In other words, she seems well suited to the corporate ethos in the Town Hall.
Yes, Waltham Forest Council (New Labour) need 'yes men' or women to continue their wasteful inefficient and incompetency for political goals, the public being the last of their concerns.
[quote][p][bold]NTiratsoo[/bold] wrote: Well, according to this, she thinks it is praiseworthy to have got rid of 600 jobs, and write presentations in banal slogans: http://www.slideshar e.net/ppma/knowledge -bite-session-althea -loderick-and-david- evans-transformation -at-lbwf-punching-ab ove-our-weight-ppma- seminar-april-2012 In other words, she seems well suited to the corporate ethos in the Town Hall.[/p][/quote]Yes, Waltham Forest Council (New Labour) need 'yes men' or women to continue their wasteful inefficient and incompetency for political goals, the public being the last of their concerns. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 8

10:31pm Tue 15 Apr 14

mdj says...

When HR Most Influential voted her at No 11, it said:' One of her early challenges was leading a programme of change to council terms and conditions to modernise working arrangements such that residents needs come first. - See more at: http://www.hrmostinf
luential.com/profile
s/althea-loderick#st
hash.xdz9VexV.dpuf'

This seems in translation to mean outsourcing and casualisation, except of course for the happy, gilded few at the top.
This was the approach that lost over 120 FTE local jobs when Kier took over street services, which in the end cost more than the in-house team, because essential tasks had not been included in the contract by some genius at the Council who drafted the spec.

It's interesting to see that according to the spokesman, residents do not count as 'stakeholders' in the Localgov mentality.
When HR Most Influential voted her at No 11, it said:' One of her early challenges was leading a programme of change to council terms and conditions to modernise working arrangements such that residents needs come first. - See more at: http://www.hrmostinf luential.com/profile s/althea-loderick#st hash.xdz9VexV.dpuf' This seems in translation to mean outsourcing and casualisation, except of course for the happy, gilded few at the top. This was the approach that lost over 120 FTE local jobs when Kier took over street services, which in the end cost more than the in-house team, because essential tasks had not been included in the contract by some genius at the Council who drafted the spec. It's interesting to see that according to the spokesman, residents do not count as 'stakeholders' in the Localgov mentality. mdj
  • Score: 11

11:05pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

And her input into creating ridiculous civilianisation posts within the police, she probably earns more than the Prime Minister.

http://thethinkingpo
liceman.blogspot.co.
uk/2010/02/does-civi
lianisation-really-s
ave-money.html
And her input into creating ridiculous civilianisation posts within the police, she probably earns more than the Prime Minister. http://thethinkingpo liceman.blogspot.co. uk/2010/02/does-civi lianisation-really-s ave-money.html Villagecranberry
  • Score: 4

3:27am Wed 16 Apr 14

Dennis R says...

Before I retired from local government, myself and many other referred to HR as "Inhuman Resources" for the way they ran roughshod over staff.
Before I retired from local government, myself and many other referred to HR as "Inhuman Resources" for the way they ran roughshod over staff. Dennis R
  • Score: 8

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