Non-job of the week

January 26, 2011 9:58 AM

On 2 December, our non-job of the week was a Future Shape Programme Manager at North East Lincolnshire Council. We reported on the media coverage this received, and taxpayers in North East Lincolnshire were not impressed.

This week we return to the same council who are advertising for three Integrated Service Delivery Team Leads, at £38,042 a year each. You can spot a potential non-job simply by looking at the job title, and your fears are confirmed when you read the job description a number of times and still can't work your way around the gobbledegook.
The Children’s Trust in North East has developed a think family strategy which requires all partners delivering services, from universal to targeted, to adopt a whole family “holistic” approach and work together in a more co-ordinated way to secure better outcomes for children and families.

We are looking to recruit 3 highly motivated and skilled individuals to the posts of Team Lead who will be responsible for developing the “virtual” multi agency teams in each of the neighbourhoods. The postholders will be required to have the necessary skills to develop strong local partnerships and support agencies to work in a truly integrated way. They will need to work effectively with others to ascertain priorities for the neighbourhood and support the commissioning process to ensure services meet the needs of the community.

Postholders will need to be creative and adept at problem solving in order to ensure success implementation of this strategy and demonstrate effective and inspirational leadership qualities.

Can anyone tell me what a virtual multi-agency team is? It sounds more like a computer game than a council service. The advert talks about 'partners delivering services from universal to targeted.' Does this mean HMRC, social services, and health visitors? If there is a problem with child protection, don't representatives of various agencies get together for a case conference?

At a time when North East Lincolnshire Council is deciding its priorities as it looks to reduce its overall spending, it cannot justify either a Future Shape Programme Manager or Integrated Service Delivery Team Leads. In these four jobs, around £200K of taxpayers money is being wasted. It really needs to think again and concentrate on delivering first-class services for residents. This is what we pay our council tax for.On 2 December, our non-job of the week was a Future Shape Programme Manager at North East Lincolnshire Council. We reported on the media coverage this received, and taxpayers in North East Lincolnshire were not impressed.

This week we return to the same council who are advertising for three Integrated Service Delivery Team Leads, at £38,042 a year each. You can spot a potential non-job simply by looking at the job title, and your fears are confirmed when you read the job description a number of times and still can't work your way around the gobbledegook.
The Children’s Trust in North East has developed a think family strategy which requires all partners delivering services, from universal to targeted, to adopt a whole family “holistic” approach and work together in a more co-ordinated way to secure better outcomes for children and families.

We are looking to recruit 3 highly motivated and skilled individuals to the posts of Team Lead who will be responsible for developing the “virtual” multi agency teams in each of the neighbourhoods. The postholders will be required to have the necessary skills to develop strong local partnerships and support agencies to work in a truly integrated way. They will need to work effectively with others to ascertain priorities for the neighbourhood and support the commissioning process to ensure services meet the needs of the community.

Postholders will need to be creative and adept at problem solving in order to ensure success implementation of this strategy and demonstrate effective and inspirational leadership qualities.

Can anyone tell me what a virtual multi-agency team is? It sounds more like a computer game than a council service. The advert talks about 'partners delivering services from universal to targeted.' Does this mean HMRC, social services, and health visitors? If there is a problem with child protection, don't representatives of various agencies get together for a case conference?

At a time when North East Lincolnshire Council is deciding its priorities as it looks to reduce its overall spending, it cannot justify either a Future Shape Programme Manager or Integrated Service Delivery Team Leads. In these four jobs, around £200K of taxpayers money is being wasted. It really needs to think again and concentrate on delivering first-class services for residents. This is what we pay our council tax for.

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