Non-job of the week

August 20, 2009 10:54 AM

Guardian non-jobs 2009 20.8.09 There are fewer available public sector jobs on the Guardian website this week.  Over the past few weeks we’ve seen around 500 on average, this week slightly less on 420. 


This week’s non-job of the week beats the runner-up ‘Marketing/Audience Development Manager’ at East Hertfordshire District Council on £28,947 a year.  Still in the same county, we present to you the non-job of the week from Hertfordshire County Council:


Equalities Project Officer
£28,903 - £31,096 pa incl


Working alongside the Equalities Project Manager, you will develop and implement projects that ensure good practice within Diversity and Equalities is embedded across the organisation. In particular, you will support the development of a Single Equality Scheme for Hertfordshire, ensuring an effective consultation process, that identifies gaps and develops solutions for protecting the most vulnerable across the county. In addition, you will work to promote and encourage the increased diversity of the County Council’s workforce


Excellent organisational skills are needed, as well as the ability to communicate with a diverse range of groups and people. Previous experience of project management is required and an understanding of equalities practices within HR will be advantageous. You’ll be keen to learn more about this interesting and important agenda at a fast rate.


This is a brand new role that you’ll be able to shape and develop. And from this position, you’ll make a massive impact on both the Council and the local communities of Hertfordshire.”


One would think that, given the recession and the coming squeeze on local council budgets, councils would be saving money instead of splashing out on new positions in middle-managing, politically correct positions. 


Alas, that’s not Hertfordshire County Council’s priority.  It seems they’d rather squeeze the taxpayer to ensure they have a more diverse workforce than work to put money back in taxpayers’ pockets.

Guardian non-jobs 2009 20.8.09 There are fewer available public sector jobs on the Guardian website this week.  Over the past few weeks we’ve seen around 500 on average, this week slightly less on 420. 


This week’s non-job of the week beats the runner-up ‘Marketing/Audience Development Manager’ at East Hertfordshire District Council on £28,947 a year.  Still in the same county, we present to you the non-job of the week from Hertfordshire County Council:


Equalities Project Officer
£28,903 - £31,096 pa incl


Working alongside the Equalities Project Manager, you will develop and implement projects that ensure good practice within Diversity and Equalities is embedded across the organisation. In particular, you will support the development of a Single Equality Scheme for Hertfordshire, ensuring an effective consultation process, that identifies gaps and develops solutions for protecting the most vulnerable across the county. In addition, you will work to promote and encourage the increased diversity of the County Council’s workforce


Excellent organisational skills are needed, as well as the ability to communicate with a diverse range of groups and people. Previous experience of project management is required and an understanding of equalities practices within HR will be advantageous. You’ll be keen to learn more about this interesting and important agenda at a fast rate.


This is a brand new role that you’ll be able to shape and develop. And from this position, you’ll make a massive impact on both the Council and the local communities of Hertfordshire.”


One would think that, given the recession and the coming squeeze on local council budgets, councils would be saving money instead of splashing out on new positions in middle-managing, politically correct positions. 


Alas, that’s not Hertfordshire County Council’s priority.  It seems they’d rather squeeze the taxpayer to ensure they have a more diverse workforce than work to put money back in taxpayers’ pockets.

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