This week we turn our gaze away from Tower Shamlets and the other one party states of East London and cast our watchful eye on the South West for our non-job of the week. Gloucestershire County Council has applied for a spin doctor for their waste department. Yes, rubbish needs PR. In their advert they laud their “excellent” status in waste management – so they have to spend thousands of pounds of your money telling everyone how great they are. So, from the Guardian jobs page we give you our non-job of the week from Gloucestershire County Council:
“Community Liaison & PR Officer (Waste)
£22,293 - £28,221 per annum
Waste Management Unit, Shire Hall
Full-time: 37 hours per week
You will not find a better time to join our waste management team. Judged "excellent" by the Audit Commission, waste is seen as one of the authority's highest priorities. We have an ambitious change programme focussing on diverting waste from landfill, increasing recycling and composting, changing householder behaviour, and the delivery of new waste infrastructure in partnership with our district council colleagues.
In order to deliver our programme it is vital that we communicate and consult extensively with a wide range of organisations including the local and national media, community groups, elected representatives, and residents. That's where you come in. You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills and a determined approach to getting your point across.
You will be educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject, and will be able to demonstrate experience gained in a marketing, community liaison, PR, or journalism role.”