Is this going to far as i am a local man this hit the headlines the other day & there's been a outcry at the wage offered to the right person,...to me £126K per year PLUS all the other extra's they get this does cast doubt if its a justified wage for the role..
If councils have to compete with industry this is the salary that they need to offer. A similar post in indusstry, with similar responsibilites would be advertised at the same rate and a little bit of realism needs to be cast over this. They will not be in charge of stacking the bread aisle at Tescos. Of course, you could always apply for the job.
' I bet someone says that you need to pay these large amounts to attract the right people, rubbish'..you need to get realistic, most people work mainly for the money and to attract people who can do this job, you need to offer a competitive pay structure. This is not similar to shelf stacking or being a petrol pump cashier.
I'm with GANDALF <|:-)> on this. It is amazing how many people think that to work for a Council is somehow easy or it should be carried out on a part voluntary basis "because it's a public service"
I always say, if you think it's easy then give it a go, you can earn this money too.
A good Deputy Chief Executive will earn and save as much each year through professional decision making. No one is going to pretend that Councils are perfect but then the last time I looked the private sector isn't that efficient or perfect either.....or have I missed something?
I will say a lot of those jobs are filled through the "old boys" network unfortunately, so you don't always get the right calibre person, even though they claim the selection is supposed to be transparent.