The Bristol TPA blog has been in fine form this week with two sharp blog posts. Andrew Withers writes about how the value of his private pension has plummeted (thanks Gordon) and how the government have squandered your money on a wine cellar.
Also casting their eye over Bristol City Council's non-jobs, they've found a shocking waste of money:
"Non Part TimeJob of the week- Bristol City Council - £35 K Pro Rata
Equalities and Community Cohesion Officer
Department: Chief Executive's
Working Hours: Part time
Employment Type: Permanent
Salary: £31,348 - £34,107 pro rata
Closing Date: 07 January, 2009
Location: Council House
Part time 18.5 hours
This is an opportunity to work in a central equalities team driving forward initiatives to improve the council's outcomes for equalities communities. The postholder needs to have a track record in policy development and implementation, with a sound understanding of how to effect change and performance manage equalities to deliver outcomes.
Knowledge and experience of a range of equalities and community cohesion issues is required, including how to impact assess policies and mainstream equalities in to strategies and plans. This post will focus on race and religion/belief and the postholder will need to have a good understanding of how to construct and deliver a race equality scheme.
Ability to negotiate projects and outcomes with service managers and partner organisations is essential as is the ability to work collaboratively with councillors and senior managers to gain practical commitment to equalities and community cohesion."