Non-job of the week

Guardian non-jobs 17.12.08 This week’s non-job comes from SEEDA, the wasteful, unnecessary South East England Development Agency:


Head of Marketing & Communications


We’re assembling a brand new communications team to raise SEEDA’s profile. As part of this team you’ll be pivotal in making sure the South East knows what we’re putting in place – whether it’s helping businesses through the credit crunch, investing in regeneration and sustainable growth or responding to new planning responsibilities.


Your approach to improving our external profile will be proactive to say the least. Your media strategy will set an exceptional benchmark and draw upon all aspects of your extensive expertise. In fact, internationally, nationally and regionally you’ll leave no stone unturned, whether dealing with media, events, web or publishing.


You’ll need to deliver a programme to raise our profile and credibility with businesses, central government and local authorities, alike.


CAM or CIPR qualified, you’ll have managed your own strategies from conception to completion in a number of organisations. Ideally you’ll join us from a high profile role – in house or agency – with the ability to balance politics and the public sector.


Hours: Full time (40 hours)


If you are interested in applying please send a CV and covering letter demonstrating the results you’ve achieved in your career and your suitability for the role to [email protected] Please no agencies.


Closing date: 19th January 2009.


Interviews will take place between Friday 23rd January 2009 and Wednesday 28th January 2009.


We’re committed to ensuring the only criteria on which we discriminate are talent, experience, and the suitability for individual roles. Any other form of discrimination will not be tolerated under any circumstances."


Does anyone actually believe SEEDA will help businesses or people through the credit crunch by spending £56k on a spin doctor?  We’ve already demonstrated how Regional Development Agencies haven’t increased employment and business activity – growth in the regions grew faster before RDAs were introduced.  This job is there to propagandise and tell people how great SEEDA is, when the facts prove otherwise.  It's a waste of your money.  Therefore we proudly say SEEDA should be abolished.  It’ll save the taxpayer money and provide tax cuts for business.  Now that is a way to help businesses through the credit crunch.

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