Ray Jones has resigned from his position as chair of the British Association of Social Workers after just nine months in the role, following disagreements with chief executive Ian Johnston.
BASW said Jones, former director of adult and community services at Wiltshire Council, had made the decision with “great regret”.
The statement said: “Ray has resigned in circumstances of disagreements between Ray and Ian Johnston, chief executive. It is recognised by all parties that the vital relationship between the chief executive and the chair must function without difficulty.”
A source close to BASW told Community Care that Jones and Johnston had disagreed over the performance and management of the organisation and found it “impossible” to continue working together.
Jones is succeeded by Jennifer Orgill, formerly deputy chair, who has been a social worker for 13 years.