Earlier in 2013, Chichester District Council revealed plans for a restructure in 2014 with a number of senior roles being cut. The Council needs to significantly reduce its business costs, and the restructure could save them an estimated over £300,000.
The job cuts will take place across the managerial department, by reducing the number of Director positions to two. The number of Assistant Director roles will also drop from eleven down to seven. Job benefits and allowances would also be significantly reduced, ensuring that the organisation is spending wisely and working efficiently.
It is thought that the cuts could save the Council around £1.5 million over the next five years. The amount of funding given to the Council has reduced dramatically, and the budget cuts are being put in place to match; the job cuts are nothing to do with the individual employees, but their job positions with the Council.
If accepted, the changes will take place from the end of the financial year at the beginning of April 2014.