Non-job of the week

February 23, 2011 8:30 AM

If you are thinking about a visit to North Yorkshire, please be aware that Harrogate Council is looking for three new parking wardens. It could be three existing wardens are moving on to pastures new, or the council is expanding its operation. Looking around the country, I think it will be the latter. Raising extra revenue from motorists is a growth industry at the moment, so if you are over-hanging double yellow lines by three inches, don't be surprised if your wallet feels lighter.

Surrey County Council is looking to improve performance. I'm sure our supporters in the county can easily give them a few examples, like not changing a bulb from a lamp post that isn't connected to the mains electricity supply!

Instead the council intends to create a new job, and is seeking someone to become its new Performance Manager on £41,103 per annum. Here's the job description.
Be a part of Surrey CC’s Front of House!

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and creative person to join us in the Customer & Communities directorate new Policy & Performance team. Our directorate has a very high public profile and includes many of the council’s “front of house” services, such as Trading Standards, Fire & Rescue, libraries and the Contact Centre. Following a re-structure, our team’s role has expanded and we are taking on new and exciting challenges.

To help us with this we are looking for a Performance Manager to get behind the numbers and forge effective partnerships. As a member of Policy & Performance, you will be part of a dynamic team working closely with officers across the Directorate and service areas, and with partners locally, regionally and nationally, to improve and develop quality public services. In this role you will lead, inspire, motivate, develop and manage staff within a culture of continuous improvement.

You will be analysing performance information proactively and developing and using benchmarking to identify service improvement to reduce costs, increase income and reduce inefficiencies. You will also be responsible for reporting on key parts of the directorate, both nationally and within Surrey County Council.

If you’re a strong team player with the ability to work creatively, with a passion for innovation and high quality service delivery, who can bring credibility to the role, we’d like to hear from you.

Judging by that, I think you also have to have a huge smile permanently painted on your face! Surrey County Council has a chief executive and numerous directors on large salaries. Beneath them is an army of managers. Reducing costs and inefficiencies is what they should be doing every day. Instead the council wants to employ someone else.

If the council genuinely wants to reduce costs, it should scrap this non-job idea now.If you are thinking about a visit to North Yorkshire, please be aware that Harrogate Council is looking for three new parking wardens. It could be three existing wardens are moving on to pastures new, or the council is expanding its operation. Looking around the country, I think it will be the latter. Raising extra revenue from motorists is a growth industry at the moment, so if you are over-hanging double yellow lines by three inches, don't be surprised if your wallet feels lighter.

Surrey County Council is looking to improve performance. I'm sure our supporters in the county can easily give them a few examples, like not changing a bulb from a lamp post that isn't connected to the mains electricity supply!

Instead the council intends to create a new job, and is seeking someone to become its new Performance Manager on £41,103 per annum. Here's the job description.
Be a part of Surrey CC’s Front of House!

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and creative person to join us in the Customer & Communities directorate new Policy & Performance team. Our directorate has a very high public profile and includes many of the council’s “front of house” services, such as Trading Standards, Fire & Rescue, libraries and the Contact Centre. Following a re-structure, our team’s role has expanded and we are taking on new and exciting challenges.

To help us with this we are looking for a Performance Manager to get behind the numbers and forge effective partnerships. As a member of Policy & Performance, you will be part of a dynamic team working closely with officers across the Directorate and service areas, and with partners locally, regionally and nationally, to improve and develop quality public services. In this role you will lead, inspire, motivate, develop and manage staff within a culture of continuous improvement.

You will be analysing performance information proactively and developing and using benchmarking to identify service improvement to reduce costs, increase income and reduce inefficiencies. You will also be responsible for reporting on key parts of the directorate, both nationally and within Surrey County Council.

If you’re a strong team player with the ability to work creatively, with a passion for innovation and high quality service delivery, who can bring credibility to the role, we’d like to hear from you.

Judging by that, I think you also have to have a huge smile permanently painted on your face! Surrey County Council has a chief executive and numerous directors on large salaries. Beneath them is an army of managers. Reducing costs and inefficiencies is what they should be doing every day. Instead the council wants to employ someone else.

If the council genuinely wants to reduce costs, it should scrap this non-job idea now.

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