Management posts to go at Bristol City Council

Two management posts at Bristol City Council, costing £250,000 per year, are to be cut.

The post of development strategic director will not be filled when David Bishop leaves for a new job in Nottingham in May.

The acting strategic director for health and social care, David Johnstone, will be leaving in April when a temporary contract ends.

Chief executive Jan Ormondroyd said the changes would help save money.

The Liberal Democrat-controlled authority has to make £28m of savings – about 7% of its budget – in the next financial year.

About 340 posts, from a total of about 18,000, will go and council tax will be frozen.

The council has already halted a hunt for a deputy chief executive – a post which has been vacant since August 2010.

But the authority recently admitted it spent £10,000 on a “headhunter” to try to fill the role.