Top county council officer quits £155k post after just 6 months

Anu Singh has quit KCC (County Hall photo John Salmon)

A senior Kent County Council officer has quit her £155,000 per year post after just six months.

Anu Singh was the director of adult social care but has left the role, without serving notice, due to ‘family commitments.’

A KCC spokesman said: ““Over the last few weeks, Anu Singh has been in discussions about continuing in her role at KCC and has concluded that to do so will not allow her to strike the right balance between her home and career responsibilities. She has therefore reluctantly decided to prioritise her growing family and because of the current status of some key pieces of work within the directorate that will impact on the future, we have agreed that she will leave straight away to allow us to put other arrangements in place to take these forwards.

“Anu is keen to be able to spend more time with her family than the current role allows when her journey from central London, the size of the county and the ever-present responsibilities of being the statutory DASS are factored in.  Anu has thoroughly enjoyed her time at KCC, particularly because of the amazing colleagues she has worked with and the professionalism and energy of all in ASCH.  We thank her for her contribution to KCC and wish her all the very best for the future.

“Members have asked Penny Southern to act as the DASS and Corporate Director and she will continue to work closely with Anne Tidmarsh and the rest of the management team to maintain the high levels of quality service being achieved and take forward the transformation agenda.”

Thanet Labour county councillor Barry Lewis said: “This is the second adult social care person to quit their job in the year I have been on the committee. The whole of adult social care in Kent is on a cliff edge due to a lack of funding.”


  1. Goodness £155K is more than the Prime Minister! Who sanctions these salaries! Obviously not the Prime Minister.

  2. Not me either Richard, £400 per day!! And she was an advocate of government policy of s t p which will mean cuts in adult social care,

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