Non-job of the week

April 26, 2012 5:55 PM

Ribble Valley Borough Council is looking for someone to act as a temporary Healthy Lifestyles Referral Officer. The current incumbent is about to go on maternity leave. I had no idea such a post existed, and a thank you goes to an eagle-eyed supporter who spotted it. If you know of  any similar positions in your local council, please let me know

Islington Council is on the look out for a Climate Change Programme Officer on £30,345 - £33,306 per annum. Here is part of the job description:
A unique opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual who takes pride to manage project delivery, and provide sustainability support and advice on a wide range of programmes. You will be a flexible, organised and confident person capable of adapting to the needs of a changing working environment.

Tower Hamlets Council is looking for a an Environmental Sustainability Officer paying between £31,152 - £44,910. According to the job advertisement, the successful applicant will 'lead a programme to measure and monitor the councils progress on assessing and managing climate risks and opportunities'.

In our report in 2010 on unnecessary jobs, climate change officers were highlighted as one of those roles that could be scrapped. In 2009/10, there were 350 full-time equivalent council employees working as climate change officers, or had climate change in their job title or description, at a cost of over £10 million. Islington employed three, costing local taxpayers almost £165,000. In contrast, Windsor and Maidenhead installed smart meters and council energy consumption dropped by 15 per cent overnight. This is an example of a more sensible policy that allows councils to meet climate targets, rather than employing additional staff.

 Ribble Valley Borough Council is looking for someone to act as a temporary Healthy Lifestyles Referral Officer. The current incumbent is about to go on maternity leave. I had no idea such a post existed, and a thank you goes to an eagle-eyed supporter who spotted it. If you know of  any similar positions in your local council, please let me know

Islington Council is on the look out for a Climate Change Programme Officer on £30,345 - £33,306 per annum. Here is part of the job description:
A unique opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual who takes pride to manage project delivery, and provide sustainability support and advice on a wide range of programmes. You will be a flexible, organised and confident person capable of adapting to the needs of a changing working environment.

Tower Hamlets Council is looking for a an Environmental Sustainability Officer paying between £31,152 - £44,910. According to the job advertisement, the successful applicant will 'lead a programme to measure and monitor the councils progress on assessing and managing climate risks and opportunities'.

In our report in 2010 on unnecessary jobs, climate change officers were highlighted as one of those roles that could be scrapped. In 2009/10, there were 350 full-time equivalent council employees working as climate change officers, or had climate change in their job title or description, at a cost of over £10 million. Islington employed three, costing local taxpayers almost £165,000. In contrast, Windsor and Maidenhead installed smart meters and council energy consumption dropped by 15 per cent overnight. This is an example of a more sensible policy that allows councils to meet climate targets, rather than employing additional staff.

 

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