Members of the chief officer, or corporate management team, are a vital support for the chief executive and elected members and to the efficient running of the authority. This new category recognises this important role and welcomes examples of dedication, commitment and ability by members of the local authority's top tier. Entries should be submitted by the chief executive and/or leader outlining reasons for nominating their corporate director.
Judges will be looking for examples of proven achievement internally within the organisation and/or externally. For example it might be turning around a struggling part of the authority, dealing successfully with an inspection process, launching a groundbreaking initiative in your area, delivering a project or programme against the odds or simply doing the job consistently over and above what is expected.