Sweeping changes to staff roles at Lewisham Council mean four senior bosses could be axed, in a move the council says will save £300,000.  

The council is getting rid of eight director roles, including director of law, director of environment, director of strategy and communication, director of corporate governance and policy, director of strategy and partnerships, director of human resources and organisational development, director of public protection and safety, and director of culture and community development. 

Following the “restructuring”, new management posts will be created but the exact titles are yet to be published.  

The council confirmed four senior bosses were at risk of redundancy because of the changes.  

Directors are paid around £100,000 at Lewisham. 

A spokesperson said: “By making changes at a senior level in the council we will continue to ensure our services best meet the needs of residents in Lewisham.  

“We also need to continue to spend our money in the most efficient way possible and the plans will provide a net annual saving of nearly £300,000.  

“There are only four posts affected that see people at risk of redundancy.” 

Redundancies have also affected other staff at the council.  

Councils around the country have been cutting staff to fund local services. 

Last month Blackpool announced that it would have to cut 75 jobs, most of which would be voluntary redundancy, to close a £5 million funding gap.  

Stoke-on-Trent City Council said it plans to cut 78 jobs to pay for children and adult care.