Non-job of the week

January 05, 2011 4:36 PM

In November, I highlighted a Reward (Pay & Benefits) Manager vacancy in the London Borough of Hillingdon, as our non-job of the week. I was surprised when looking at the website, jobsgopublic.com, to see this post re-advertised! It appears that none of the people applying for this 'non-job' were suitable, and now the council is wasting more money trying to fill this vacancy. What the council should have done is scrap the idea entirely. Unfortunately - even though the council has to find budget savings - Hillingdon seems hell-bent on wasting over £40K a year.

If you fancy a challenge regulating our railways, then the Office of Rail Regulation requires a new chief executive. Whatever happened to no-one in the public sector earning more than the prime minister? This job pays an eye watering £140-160K per annum.

The non-job of the week, however, is an Interim Management Information Development Specialist. It's for a fixed period of 3 months, paying £350 a day!

Our local government client based in Essex is looking for an Interim Management Information Development Specialist to be responsible for the development of all aspects of financial MI. You will operate at a strategic level building strong relationships with finance colleagues. The role reports to the Head of Management Information.

You will be responsible for

- development of financial MI,

- understanding customer needs and providing them with a service they value,

- driving the delivery of finance information improvement,

- promoting the culture of value for money services,

- developing and implementing effective financial systems, information and processes.

Town Halls across the country are full of accountants and finance officers. It begs the question: what do these people do? There must be people inside this authority who can do this work. With councils having to cut back on spending, paying someone £350 a day - £1750 a week - cannot be justified.In November, I highlighted a Reward (Pay & Benefits) Manager vacancy in the London Borough of Hillingdon, as our non-job of the week. I was surprised when looking at the website, jobsgopublic.com, to see this post re-advertised! It appears that none of the people applying for this 'non-job' were suitable, and now the council is wasting more money trying to fill this vacancy. What the council should have done is scrap the idea entirely. Unfortunately - even though the council has to find budget savings - Hillingdon seems hell-bent on wasting over £40K a year.

If you fancy a challenge regulating our railways, then the Office of Rail Regulation requires a new chief executive. Whatever happened to no-one in the public sector earning more than the prime minister? This job pays an eye watering £140-160K per annum.

The non-job of the week, however, is an Interim Management Information Development Specialist. It's for a fixed period of 3 months, paying £350 a day!

Our local government client based in Essex is looking for an Interim Management Information Development Specialist to be responsible for the development of all aspects of financial MI. You will operate at a strategic level building strong relationships with finance colleagues. The role reports to the Head of Management Information.

You will be responsible for

- development of financial MI,

- understanding customer needs and providing them with a service they value,

- driving the delivery of finance information improvement,

- promoting the culture of value for money services,

- developing and implementing effective financial systems, information and processes.

Town Halls across the country are full of accountants and finance officers. It begs the question: what do these people do? There must be people inside this authority who can do this work. With councils having to cut back on spending, paying someone £350 a day - £1750 a week - cannot be justified.

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