Hear the one about the local authority that paid a member of staff £35k a year to rearrange the office furniture?
Well you have now. The job’s advertised on Bristol City Council’s website at present.
I kid you not. Described as a ‘Project Manager – Flexible Workspace’, here’s what you’ve gotta be able to do for almost three grand a month:
Experience in delivering projects which change office layouts by working with managers, staff and trade unions is essential
I’ll say no more; Bristol City Council has finally brought us to a place far beyond parody with this one.
Meanwhile anyone still daft enough to want to get involved in delivering actual services to actual people in actual need can expect to earn considerably less than the council’s new office furniture consultant.
Also advertised on the site are positions for ‘Residential Child Care Workers’, working in residential units with young people aged 10 – 15 years old with various serious needs. For that you’ll start on around just £18k a year.
On the day that Gordo rolled into town too and said to our young people:
“Each of you has a special talent. Each of you has something unique to offer our community. We want to celebrate each of your talents in future.”
But just not as much as you want to featherbed superannuated local government bureaucrats in St Anne’s House, Bristol eh Gordon?
Or how about becoming a social worker in Bristol? Serious job that. But not as serious as arranging the office furniture according to Bristol City Council. If you want to work as a social worker specialising in mental health in Adult Community Care that starts at £20k a year.
Bonkers or wot?
Look out for more “City Council Jobwatch” this weekend!