Non-job of the week

October 18, 2007 11:58 AM

SmallbluebinThis week we have yet another local government non-job that squanders taxpayers’ money.  Our target this week is Sandwell Council who think they’re not handing out enough benefits.


Their advertisement for a ‘Welfare Rights Team Manager’ in the Guardian jobs pages this week reads as follows:


Welfare Rights Team Manager
£36,636 - £39,132


The Welfare Rights Team Manager will manage over 40 staff located around the borough that provide visiting and open door services to our residents. They will be expected to develop services, work well with partners, and show initiative and a real understanding of best practice in the field.”


But read the ad on the Sandwell Council website…and you see why this is our non-job of the week:


“Our Welfare Rights service has an excellent reputation and has had huge success in creating wealth for the residents of Sandwell. During the last 12 months benefit gains of over £21 million have been generated for people living in the borough. We want to build on that success and are reshaping and refocusing our services to do this.   


The Welfare Rights Team Manager will manage over 40 staff located around the borough that provide visiting and open door services to our residents. They will be expected to develop services, work well with partners, and show initiative and a real understanding of best practice in the field.”


Creating wealth by getting people onto benefits?!  On the back of spending £21 million of your money on benefits, Sandwell Council have to employ a team leader to supervise the FORTY other welfare rights officers working to increase spending taxpayer-funded benefits on only 280,000 residents.  That’s yet more money – on top of the £21million of handouts – for bureaucrats in the Town Hall. 


The irony here is that, alongside the job publicising how good Sandwell Council is at spending taxpayers money on benefits, they advertise for a ‘Welfare Rights and Anti-Poverty Manager’.  I don’t know about you but by making dependency sound attractive, Sandwell Council is creating the problem rather than working to cure it.


In all the weeks I’ve been searching for local government non-jobs, this is truly the most unbelievable job promoting dependency on the state.  So please do write to the Sandwell local papers objecting to this obscene waste of money from Sandwell Council:


Letters Editor
The Express & Star
51-53 Queen Street,
Wolverhampton,
WV1 1ES,
United Kingdom
Email: letters@expressandstar.co.uk


Letters Editor
The Black Country Bugle
Bugle House,
41 High Street,
Cradley Heath,
B64 5HL,
United Kingdom
Email:  editor@blackcountrybugle.co.uk

SmallbluebinThis week we have yet another local government non-job that squanders taxpayers’ money.  Our target this week is Sandwell Council who think they’re not handing out enough benefits.


Their advertisement for a ‘Welfare Rights Team Manager’ in the Guardian jobs pages this week reads as follows:


Welfare Rights Team Manager
£36,636 - £39,132


The Welfare Rights Team Manager will manage over 40 staff located around the borough that provide visiting and open door services to our residents. They will be expected to develop services, work well with partners, and show initiative and a real understanding of best practice in the field.”


But read the ad on the Sandwell Council website…and you see why this is our non-job of the week:


“Our Welfare Rights service has an excellent reputation and has had huge success in creating wealth for the residents of Sandwell. During the last 12 months benefit gains of over £21 million have been generated for people living in the borough. We want to build on that success and are reshaping and refocusing our services to do this.   


The Welfare Rights Team Manager will manage over 40 staff located around the borough that provide visiting and open door services to our residents. They will be expected to develop services, work well with partners, and show initiative and a real understanding of best practice in the field.”


Creating wealth by getting people onto benefits?!  On the back of spending £21 million of your money on benefits, Sandwell Council have to employ a team leader to supervise the FORTY other welfare rights officers working to increase spending taxpayer-funded benefits on only 280,000 residents.  That’s yet more money – on top of the £21million of handouts – for bureaucrats in the Town Hall. 


The irony here is that, alongside the job publicising how good Sandwell Council is at spending taxpayers money on benefits, they advertise for a ‘Welfare Rights and Anti-Poverty Manager’.  I don’t know about you but by making dependency sound attractive, Sandwell Council is creating the problem rather than working to cure it.


In all the weeks I’ve been searching for local government non-jobs, this is truly the most unbelievable job promoting dependency on the state.  So please do write to the Sandwell local papers objecting to this obscene waste of money from Sandwell Council:


Letters Editor
The Express & Star
51-53 Queen Street,
Wolverhampton,
WV1 1ES,
United Kingdom
Email: letters@expressandstar.co.uk


Letters Editor
The Black Country Bugle
Bugle House,
41 High Street,
Cradley Heath,
B64 5HL,
United Kingdom
Email:  editor@blackcountrybugle.co.uk

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