Gloucester City Council cuts chief executive job

Julian Wain, former chief exec at Glos City Council until end March 2014
Image caption Julian Wain has been in the post for seven years

Gloucester City Council is to make its chief executive redundant in a bid to cut costs.

Julian Wain who is on a final salary of £113,000, will be leaving at the end of the month after being in-post for seven years.

He said: "I recognise the need for the council to make significant savings and in advance of that, it is appropriate for me to move on to other ventures."

His responsibilities will be taken on by two service directors.

Councillor Paul James, leader of the authority, said that if the full council approves the move, corporate directors, Martin Shields and Peter Gillett would share the job.

"That's an arrangement that's fairly common in other councils up and down the country," he said.

The city council has made cuts to its budget of £7.5m over the past four years.

His departure comes as part of senior management cuts made by the council.

During Mr Wain's time as chief executive, he oversaw several projects to regenerate the city, including schemes at Gloucester Docks and the Railway Triangle.

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