You have to hand it to Nanny, she never ceases to come up with new and "innovative" ways to waste money and ensure that even more people are dependent on her for their living.
This time her chums in Oxfordshire County Council have exceeded themselves. They have created a new job, for which there appears to be no point and which no one (not even their council leader) understands.
The new role is for a Corporate Social Inclusion Manager, earning a stonking £55K per annum.
Nice money for a non job!
Keith Mitchell, the county council leader, has admitted that he does not actually know what the point of the post is. He notes that the money could be better spent wiping out a huge predicted deficit in the council's overspending youth service, part of the authority's community learning directorate.
Nanny's non job is advertised, using all the latest corporate HR bullshit speak, thus:
"This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated and articulate individual. You will be working at a corporate level across the whole spectrum of the council's activities, making a major contribution to policy implementation, performance monitoring and service improvement.
You will be able to maintain an effective balance between support, challenge and influence and be persuasive with senior managers, whilst maintaining their confidence.
With well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, you will be adaptable and able to work independently and as part of a team."
If anyone can tell me what this job is actually about, please do let me know.
Mr Mitchell has stated that he will look into whether this particular post is a necessary function.
"I fear this might be a job to satisfy a Government inspector and, given that we have issues in the youth service, we could have wiped out half the deficit with this money.
Social inclusion is very important, but we could do it just as effectively with youth workers so I'm yet to be convinced about this position."
Nanny employs over 7 million people, that is how she keeps her grip on power.