The Local Government Association will carry out a Corporate Peer Challenge on 18 June to ensure Essex County Council’s plans are fit for the future.
The peer challenge will look at priority setting, leadership of place, organisational leadership and governance, financial planning and viability as well as capacity to deliver. There is also the chance for ECC to ask the team to focus on areas where it would most appreciate some external challenge so it has asked that they look in some detail at our plans for developing our organisational culture and leadership.
A number of Chief Officers from across the sector have been invited to attend some of the focus groups or one-to-one interviews. An experienced team of eight peers will be on site during the week beginning 18 June led by Becky Shaw, chief executive of East Sussex County Council, and Baroness Jane Scott, leader of Wiltshire Council.
During its week with ECC, the team will be out and about across Essex, with some members visiting frontline social workers at Ely House in Basildon and others calling in at Tendring District Council and the University of Essex.
The team’s findings will be shared during the summer.