Change to save £1.1m

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DONCASTER Council has announced a new management structure which it claims will save £1.1 million a year.

Following a restructure of its senior managers, the authority has announced its senior bosses and appointed an experienced director of finance and corporate services.

The new line-up sees the previous six directors reduced to four.

There will also be an additional temporary director to lead the council through its current programme of savings.

It sees Joan Beck become director of adults and communities, Peter Dale becomes director of regeneration and environment, and Kay Leigh becomes director of change in a two year temporary post.

Chris Pratt remains as director of the children and young people’s service.

Jane Miller, previously director of neighbourhoods and communities at the authority, has now left the council.

Simon Wiles becomes the new director of finance and corporate services.

As well as a reduction in directors from six to four the council is working towards reducing the numbers of assistant directors from 21 to 14. This should be complete by mid-February.

Chief executive Rob Vincent said: “I believe that this new streamlined team of directors at Doncaster Council, led by the Chief Executive and supported by capable officers, has the talent and ability to see the council through government intervention and the loss of significant budget.”