The Sunday Times points out that despite the change of Government local councils are still advertising highly paid non-jobs. Among those highlighted:
- Derby with a post of ambassador to its twin town of Osnabrück, in Germany.
- Brighton and Hove city council is recruiting four new “strategic directors” on £125,000 each. Their job will be to “look outwards”.
- Suffolk's new head of communications on £182,000 a year.
- An “internal communications change consultant” willing to work for £380-£400 a day in Sheffield.
- A “putting people first programme manager” at Herefordshire council, on £50,206-£54,412 a year.
- Elmbridge borough council in Surrey has recently been seeking a health, safety and wellbeing adviser for a salary of up to £34,524. What does "wellbeing" mean?: “We are not really sure yet as we have only just added that to the role. We’ll want someone to make sure that staff
take breaks, go for walks — that kind of stuff."
- “Community Development Co-ordinator” in east London. £42,000 a year.
- Medway council £36,313 post for a “European projects and tourism officer.”
- Newham council £36,306 “media officer.”
- “Totem pole artist” to work on a temporary art installation in Liverpool.
- Clackmannanshire an artist and a carver to create a 12ft totem pole.
- Oxford City Council post for a “city events and international links officer”, with a salary of £28,646.