Sunday, 14 November 2010

Looking for a job?

Cllr. John Ryde sent me a link to the Taxpayers Alliance website where he'd spotted an article by Fiona McEvoy concerning 'non-jobs'. Apparently, members send in examples of advertisements and the TPA publish them. You can read Miss McEvoy's article in full HERE

One of the public sector jobs advertised was for an "Interim Workstream Lead-Commissioning. Read what the job entails:-

Our local government client based in West Midlands is looking for an Interim Workstream Lead Commissioning to support the Putting People First Programme Manager in preparing for personalised commissioning in line with the Putting People First agenda. There are two roles, one covering Enabling the Citizen programme and another Enabling the Market programme.

You will be responsible for:
- Leading on preparatory work to strengthen commissioning processes and optimise readiness to implement the personalised agenda
- Coordinating and overseeing the Enabling the Citizen or 'Enabling the Market Workstream of the PPF Programme
- Ensuring that all commissioning strategies reflect the PPF agenda
- Supporting lead officers in the delivery of individual readiness.

To be considered for the role you must have:
- Detailed knowledge and understanding of governments policy in relation to Putting People First, jointly commissioned services, social care services, self directed care, etc
- Commissioning experience at a senior level within Social Care
- Be educated to degree level
- Professional qualification in Health or Social Care is highly desirable.

Now I'm sorry, but while you've been trying to decipher what that was all about, the job had gone. Probably to a non-person, that would be fitting.
Never mind, you could try your luck with another non-job which Miss McEvoy spotlights:

"Norfolk County Strategic Partnership are, apparently, looking to fill the post of “Community Cohesion Officer” on a contract of 18 months, which could possibly be extended to 2 years. The salary dwarfs many of those providing frontline services and – indeed – most private sector salaries at a staggering £36,306 to £41,421."

Cllr Ryde caustically observes:

"Obviously, the cuts are not biting". Indeed...

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