Welcome from Andrew Travers, Chief Executive
Now’s The Time.
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Lambeth Council and I really look forward to receiving your application for one of these fantastic leadership roles that together will help shape our future. There have been a number of changes at Lambeth recently and now’s the time for us to build on our capacity for creativity, growth and change.
Cllr Jack Hopkins has been elected leader of Lambeth Council in succession to Cllr Lib Peck. This follows Cllr Lib Peck standing down as leader after her appointment as director of the London Mayor’s new Violence Reduction Unit.
The Council has also just completed a Senior Management Review which reflects the fact that Councils are facing unprecedented challenges over the next five years. We are working in a volatile and uncertain world, with increasing and changing demand for services. At the same time we face ongoing budget cuts that look set to continue until the mid-2020s at least.
Local areas will need to work in partnership to show the creativity and drive to reform public services and enable places and communities to meet these challenges. With its capacity for growth and change, its diverse and dynamic population, and its world-class partnership potential, Lambeth can make this a reality. We need a Council and leadership that is up to the challenge.
Welcome from Cllr Jack Hopkins, Leader of Lambeth Council