Non-job of the week

November 24, 2010 1:51 PM




Whatever happened to the staff suggestions box? It was laughed at by many in the workplace, but occasionally someone would come up with something to make life easier, and if it saved money, quite often a bonus would be on its way to the member of staff who had the good idea.

The government asked members of the public to make their suggestions on how to combat waste in the public sector. It was inundated with responses. Councils around the country should be asking the same, and they should be starting with their own staff. How does we make our office more efficient? Is there a better way of managing this and that?

This week's 'non-job of the week' is awarded to the London Borough of Hillingdon, who are advertising for a Rewards (Pay and Benefits) Manager on the not so inconsiderable salary of £39789 - £43368 per annum. Do you think this is an essential job as councils start tightening their belts?
About the job:

An exciting, specialist opportunity has arisen within the Organisational Development team of our Human Resources department. We’re looking for a Reward Manager to support the delivery of a performance related strategy and culture, which effectively recognises and remunerates critical skills, capabilities, experience, and performance within the council. The successful candidate will lead on all aspects of reward, ensuring that policies, procedures and programmes are aligned to the council’s workforce strategy and relevant current legislation. In addition, the post-holder will work in collaboration with HR colleagues and stakeholders to identify the requirements of the organisation in relation to reward.

About the person

We’re looking for an appropriately qualified professional experienced in the management of organisation pay structures and job evaluation schemes, and critically with experience of leading on and developing organisational reward strategies.

Most council employees will be happy to be in a job. When you hear your local community centre may have to raise its charges to voluntary groups, because the council can no longer afford to subsidise it, do you expect to read job adverts like this one? Of course not, yet some councils still think it's 'business as usual'. Come on Hillingdon. Forget this non-job, and get on with providing the services taxpayers expect you to provide.





Whatever happened to the staff suggestions box? It was laughed at by many in the workplace, but occasionally someone would come up with something to make life easier, and if it saved money, quite often a bonus would be on its way to the member of staff who had the good idea.

The government asked members of the public to make their suggestions on how to combat waste in the public sector. It was inundated with responses. Councils around the country should be asking the same, and they should be starting with their own staff. How does we make our office more efficient? Is there a better way of managing this and that?

This week's 'non-job of the week' is awarded to the London Borough of Hillingdon, who are advertising for a Rewards (Pay and Benefits) Manager on the not so inconsiderable salary of £39789 - £43368 per annum. Do you think this is an essential job as councils start tightening their belts?
About the job:

An exciting, specialist opportunity has arisen within the Organisational Development team of our Human Resources department. We’re looking for a Reward Manager to support the delivery of a performance related strategy and culture, which effectively recognises and remunerates critical skills, capabilities, experience, and performance within the council. The successful candidate will lead on all aspects of reward, ensuring that policies, procedures and programmes are aligned to the council’s workforce strategy and relevant current legislation. In addition, the post-holder will work in collaboration with HR colleagues and stakeholders to identify the requirements of the organisation in relation to reward.

About the person

We’re looking for an appropriately qualified professional experienced in the management of organisation pay structures and job evaluation schemes, and critically with experience of leading on and developing organisational reward strategies.

Most council employees will be happy to be in a job. When you hear your local community centre may have to raise its charges to voluntary groups, because the council can no longer afford to subsidise it, do you expect to read job adverts like this one? Of course not, yet some councils still think it's 'business as usual'. Come on Hillingdon. Forget this non-job, and get on with providing the services taxpayers expect you to provide.


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