After five years of service, Chief Executive of Copeland Borough Council Paul Walker has left his job due to a cost-cutting shakeup.
The announcement was followed by the news that the Chief executive post is to be scrapped entirely.
Paul has been a member of the Council’s Corporate Leadership Team who has successfully led the workforce through some significant periods of change, brought about by the unprecedented cuts in central government funding.
The Mayor of Copeland Borough Council, Mike Starkie, has said he hopes that all who know Paul will join the Council in wishing him every success in the future.
The Council services that reported directly to the Chief Executive post will be realigned and the scope of the existing three Director job descriptions are being reviewed.
The Termination Payment made to Paul Walker reflected his entitlements to contractual pay and a redundancy payment in relation to the Council's approved redundancy policy.
It amounted to a total of £119,321, which will be funded through efficiency savings.