Senior posts axed at Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council is cutting senior staff Credit: SBC

Two senior manager posts at Scottish Borders Council are being axed as part of a cost-cutting programme.

The management team is being streamlined with the loss of two Depute Chief Executive posts, saving around £140,000 a year.

The move is part of a wider cost-cutting programme agreed in the Council’s budget last month in which a saving of £500,000 was earmarked for management restructuring and with a further £1million of savings across the organisation.

I would like to put on record my thanks to Jeanette McDiarmid, Depute Chief Executive, People, for her hard work over the past three years, in particular the integration of health and social care, which has been a significant challenge for the Council over the past 18 months.

Tracey Logan, Chief Executive of Scottish Borders Council

Philip Barr the current Depute Chief Executive, Place, will take on a new portfolio within the senior management team.