This week we see more local government jobs from the table on the right and, to go with it, the eye watering news that government revenues are falling. Again, the government are squeezing the productive sector of the economy to subsidise the government sector at an ever higher cost.
Our non-job of the week comes from the Bedfordshire Police:
“Diversity and Inclusion Advisor
£48,891 - £53,379 per annum plus final salary pension
Not every job can say that its effect is felt 24/7, 365 days a year. But the environment, people and pace within Bedfordshire Police makes the Diversity and Inclusion Advisor anything but a typical 9 to 5 role.
Advising senior managers, you'll aim to improve force performance on diversity and inclusion. To succeed in these goals, you will need to develop and maintain strategies that instil confidence and manage issues both internally and externally. Committed and driven, you'll be passionate about diversity and inclusion and ensure the force has the right positive attitude to deliver real, positive results.
Diversity and inclusion doesn't get more varied than with the Police, both within the force and in the community it serves. Work here and you'll affect the whole community, long after you've clocked off.”
Despite the cash shortages, the authorities continue to throw our money at the Politically Correct industries, this time the diversity and inclusion sector. This is particularly appropriate for Bedfordshire because the councils covering the areas prior to reorganisation threw a series of hysterical fits when residents – and the police – objected to new gypsy and traveller sites in Bedfordshire. Bedford Council even went as far as suggesting the police authority’s complaints breached race relations laws.
So, given that, forgive me for thinking this non-job has something to do with it, to make the police second guess proper practice in order to ‘sensitively’ consider ‘inclusion and diversity’ issues rather than weighing up a professional decision to bolster the public's safety.
Nevertheless, at £53k and a final salary pension – which should anger those of you in the private sector who will never see one of those – is too much for a job so far removed from the frontline, where police take on dangerous criminals day in and day out. We pay our taxes so the police can be called on to keep up safe and therefore every penny should go towards that objective.