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Director of Children's Service

Sunderland City Council

Tyne & Wear

£120k

We'll expect you to improve as well as integrate service delivery principally across health, education and social services. We need you to find new ways of engaging young people, championing genuine consultation exercises.

Corporate Director - Opportunities Cardiff

CARDIFF COUNTY COUNCIL

Wales

Circa £110,000

Cardiff is a dynamic, innovative and forward-looking City with an impressive and strong background of achievement. Home to the National Assembly for Wales, we are creating a City of national significance and a European Capital where people choose to live, work and visit and in which companies want to invest.

Corporate Director - Adult Social Care

Borough of Telford and Wrekin

Shropshire

circa £100K

This role is integral to how we will further develop as an Excellent Council and also to how you can establish yourself as an influential figure both locally and nationally.

Corporate Director - Customers, Community & Culture

Borough of Telford and Wrekin

Shropshire

circa £100K

We are looking for clear strategic thinkers who will provide a clear sense of direction, optimism and purpose at corporate and service levels. You will value and celebrate the diversity of our communities.

Five Group Directors

Swindon Borough Council

Wiltshire

c.£120k plus benefits

We're seeking five talented and ambitious leaders to head up the new structure and drive the next stage of our transformation. If you're lucky enough to join our team, this will be a career-shaping move.

Chief Executive

Chorley Borough Council

Lancashire

c. £100,000 plus benefits

You will provide inspiring leadership, creating a culture of openness, self-awareness and self-management and championing continuous improvement across every discipline.

Director for Adult Care and Community Services

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk

£110,000

As Director for Adult Care and Community Services you will challenge and reshape our organisation. You will strive to ensure the best possible outcome for the people and groups you champion.

Corporate Director Environment

Somerset County Council

Somerset

£115,350

As a Corporate Director working in Somerset, we need you to embrace and develop the bigger picture. Leading a diverse range of services encompassing, for example, highways, transportation, rural services, waste, strategic planning.

Director of Children's Services

Dorset County Council

Dorset

£114k plus benefits

You'll develop and deliver a new vision for children's services. Taking charge of the strategic development of the service, and building lasting strategic partnerships, you'll deliver accountable, integrated services.

Director General, Lifelong Learning and Skills

KPMG

c.£125,000 (plus opportunity for a substantial performance bonus)

The Director General, Lifelong Learning and Skills will support Ministers in developing government policies for lifelong learning and skills and will take the lead in converting those policies into successful delivery.

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These nonjobs really do make me sick. Don't get me wrong, I would love that kind of pay for turning up and saying 'very good, carry on...', but in the real world, public sector jobs that draw this kind of money is scandalous. Especially as the people that qualify for these jobs have none of the required qualities. Shameful.

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These nonjobs really do make me sick. Don't get me wrong, I would love that kind of pay for turning up and saying 'very good, carry on...', but in the real world, public sector jobs that draw this kind of money is scandalous. Especially as the people that qualify for these jobs have none of the required qualities. Shameful.

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Four of those jobs are directors of social services - providing services for the vulnerable in our society, how are these non jobs.  It's not hard to detect a hint of pure, unadulterated envy here.

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Your reference to envy is probably correct. These people get over £100K for jobs that would fetch no more than £30-40K in the private sector. Added to this, they get pensions which the private sector could not even dream of.

The gold plated salaries are not used to attract good people. I've met some of them. They are often low calibre people who speak a strange PC language and are very politically aware. They are doing jobs which should not be the business of government and are simply fostering a culture of dependency.

Old people on low incomes pay massive council taxes to support this army of parasites. This is why they are vulnerable. Runaway spending by government and local government is the main cause of hardship and misery.

Human dignity seems to count for little these days. People are taxed into poverty and then given charity by Gordon Brown.

Our ability to create wealth in Britain is being undermined by high taxes and government intereference. If the army of overpaid hangers on were sacked, the country would be wealthier, the poor and vulnerable would be less poor and vulnerable and people would have more self respect.

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How can you be taxed into poverty? Surely you must have an income to pay tax. I understand there is a poverty trap in which you could find yourself on the margin of work and benefits, this is due to low pay and inadequate pension provision by private and public. I agree I wouldn’t want my council tax wasted over paid Tsars, but lets face it, that is the market. If it works for some, it works for others.

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dog - those jobs don't exist in the private sector so it's impossible to make a valid comparison. Responsibility for the safety and well being of thousands of vulnerable people - children, frail elderly, etc - isn't something I'd want to entrust to someone who was content to be paid £40k. If they were happy with that salary for the huge amount of responsibility and accountability entailed in that job, it would be a clear indication that they had no concept of what was actually expected of them.

The reason old people are vulnerable is because they are unable to look after themselves and, as a council taxpayer, I have no problem with paying those responsible for their welfare a realistic salary for doing the job.

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It's laughable that people can defend the salary that these jobs command. These jobs make little or no economic contribution to the country. Consider the pension burden too. Public sector pensions will have to be subsidised by the taxpayer for years to come. Can we really afford this expense?

How can you be taxed into poverty?

Easy. Take a massive chunk of a taxpayer's income, then they won't have money to waste on frivolous extravagances like food, clothes and rent.

Are they advertised in The Guardian by any chance? I think it's the politically correct undertone that galls me almost as much as the salaries.

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Responsibility for the safety and well being of thousands of vulnerable people - children, frail elderly, etc - isn't something I'd want to entrust to someone who was content to be paid £40k. 

.......... I have no problem with paying those responsible for their welfare a realistic salary for doing the job.

The point is they do not take responsibility when things go wrong. When was the last time a Director of Social Services or any other senior functionary resigned when their department made mistakes leading to the death of a child or other vulnerable person for whom their department had some responsibility.

In the Victoria Climbie case the Director involved went on to get promotions elsewhere.

Its not just social services though the same applies to the police. They usually only get sacked or forced to resign over breaches of the rules around political correctness not when serious ****-ups are made in investigations like the Soham case.

Whether its politicians or senior public servants; taking the ultimate responsibility has gone out of the window these days.

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It's laughable that people can defend the salary that these jobs command.  These jobs make little or no economic contribution to the country.  Consider the pension burden too.  Public sector pensions will have to be subsidised by the taxpayer for years to come.  Can we really afford this expense?

Easy.  Take a massive chunk of a taxpayer's income, then they won't have money to waste on frivolous extravagances like food, clothes and rent.

Are they advertised in The Guardian by any chance?  I think it's the politically correct undertone that galls me almost as much as the salaries.

There are contributions to the country which are far more valuable than an economic one - money isn't the most important thing by a very long way.

As for taking responsibility when things go wrong, the Director of Social Services for Suffolk County Council in one case where things went horribly wrong about three or four years ago said, quite rightly, that resigning was the easy way out, staying to face up to what had happened and ensuring it never happened again was his moral responsibility.

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A lot of these jobs are in sectors that are declining.

High taxation and costs is reducing the birthrate, if you read the news a lot of adult further education and vocational courses are taking a big hit too.

A vicious cycle at work here and not a positive one. Expensive administratum is taking over, maybe the penny will drop when there is nothing much left to administer.

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But isnt it our taxes that pay these crazy wages. Does anyone have a good case for someone getting paid over 100K who has not been that effective? I am jealous, I am an engineer and all I am seeing is the systematic decline of manufacturing in the UK. Can we really survive with call centres and civil servant workers. :rolleyes:

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Ask yourself why we need Social Services and you are well onto your way to getting rid of these self made jobs.

It is the Social Workers and Liberal Minded twats that have screwed society into believing Criminals are victims, the nasty society excluded me just because I beat an old lady to death with a claw hammer, it was just a cry for help.

There is only one way to run a society and appeasing the perpetrators of those who propose to go against the rules of society is doing the UK a great disservice.

From an early age children need to be taught that we live in a world of rules, we can go close to the edge of them but when you step over that edge you will face the consequences. These simple teachings will be the foundations that Children will take with them into their Adult lives.

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There are contributions to the country which are far more valuable than an economic one - money isn't the most important thing by a very long way.

As for taking responsibility when things go wrong, the Director of Social Services for Suffolk County Council in one case where things went horribly wrong  about three or four years ago said, quite rightly, that resigning was the easy way out, staying to face up to what had happened and ensuring it never happened again was his moral responsibility.

All these top jobs have to be advertised in the national press to give an illusion of free choice but are actually given to 'trustworthy insider cronies' ie persons already working within the council anyway!!

The jobs they are advertising for are for "New Labour" citizen retraining and political indoctrination! Kids are going to be got-at at school and in the nursery so that they are nothing more than worker bees (drones) for the rich - just wait and see!

Here's another unbelievable salary.

I had a Solicitor friend in 1990, she was 22yrs old, first major job for County Council.

Starting salary £33,000 + £6,000 relocation expences!!(in 1990 :blink: )

I'll never forget that one!

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There are contributions to the country which are far more valuable than an economic one - money isn't the most important thing by a very long way.

As for taking responsibility when things go wrong, the Director of Social Services for Suffolk County Council in one case where things went horribly wrong  about three or four years ago said, quite rightly, that resigning was the easy way out, staying to face up to what had happened and ensuring it never happened again was his moral responsibility.

Its his moral duty to collect >100K to f*ck up , yep sounds right to me. I think the money would be better spent on doctors/nurses/surgeons.. the people who really do take responsability for other peoples lives directly, not just some for someone who relies on his subordinates to give him the answers.

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it gets even worse in Ken Livingstone's London....

The newly re-elected Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has appointed six of his closest aides to jobs in the Greater London Authority (GLA). Their salaries will be £111,000 each—more than the mayor of New York.

The six, who were all Livingstone’s personal advisors, will be appointed directors in various positions. The new posts were not advertised. Dubbed “Ken’s cronies”, all directors were on previous salaries of less than £75,000.

The six are Nick Coleman, who is director of business, planning and regeneration, John Ross, director of economic and business policy, John Duffy, director of environment, Lee Jasper, director of equalities and policing, Murziline Parchment, director of major projects and service delivery, and Redmond O’Neil, who becomes the mayor’s deputy chief of staff.

Lee Jasper is the most high profile of the six, and epitomises the social and political type whom Livingstone is surrounded by. Jasper is an avowed advocate of racial politics, even going on record in support of black schools. His black radical phraseology has served as a platform for his personal advancement as a supposed “voice of the community”. He has headed an extraordinary number of pressure groups including the National Black Alliance, National Black Caucus and Operation Black Vote, and the National Assembly Against Racism. Probably more lucrative was his past role as policy adviser to the now defunct Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) and his role as an adviser on race relations to the Metropolitan Police. He is a member of Lambeth Police Consultative Group. He also sits on the Criminal Justice Consultative Race Sub Group.

Livingstone will pay Jasper such a high salary because he knows he can be relied on to try and quell opposition amongst Londoners to police brutality and social deprivation and hopefully help mobilise the “black vote” for Livingstone.

Jasper has recently made gushing tributes to the Metropolitan Police saying, “It is nonsense to suggest that low morale is a result of the Mcpherson report. The Met has risen to the challenges of the report, and has realised the importance of building trust in them from all sectors of the community.”

The McPherson report into the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence accused the police force of “institutional racism”.

The other politically significant promotion by Livingstone is that of Redmond O’Neil who is a member of the group Socialist Action, an affiliate of the Pabloite United Secretariat. Several of Livingstone’s key advisers are members or supporters of Socialist Action, acting as his stooges—particularly in his dealings with other middle class radical groups. O’Neill is playing a major role in organising the European Social Forum to be held in London later this year.

Livingstone pushed through the appointments using powers under the GLA Act, instead of putting the appointments through a selection panel that would have included political opponents.

The pay rises are completely out of kilter with those awarded by local authorities around the country. In London the mayor of Newham, in one of the poorest boroughs in the UK, gets a salary at £65,000 per year. In Enfield the council pays its leader £15,000. In Cardiff the council leader is paid £50,000.

The salaries given to the six advisers in the GLA are in keeping with the fact that the mayoral office in London is more akin to a corporate headquarters in the City.

The number of staff employed by the mayor has more than doubled to 630. In the original White Paper it stated that the GLA should have up to 250 staff at a cost of £20 million. According to the Conservative opposition’s figures, Livingstone now has over 630 staff at a cost of almost £60 million. The GLA has 19 press officers, 15 marketing assistants, 16 equality advisers, as well as publications and events, at a cost of almost £1 million, 12 economic advisers, and seven lobbyists in the mayor’s own European offices in Brussels at a cost of £376,000.

The fact that Livingstone used his powers to put forward such high salaried appointments highlight that the mayor’s office has become a gravy train for a privileged elite that operates solely in the interests of big business. Livingstone has earned the praise of the City financiers for pushing through policies such as the bond scheme that paved the way for the privatisation at the London underground.

In 2000, he appointed Judith Mayhew, then chair of the Corporation of London, as his adviser on business issues. Her successor, Michael Synder, said somewhat modestly, “Ken does engage to a reasonable degree with the business community”.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2004/jul2004/livi-j08.shtml

Lee Jasper gets paid £111,000 a year to basically scream RACIST all day long.

Here he is explaining how So Solid Crew members are good role models...

http://www.blink.org.uk/pdescription.asp?k...=&grp=12&cat=54

Social and economic exclusion are key factors in getting involved in get rich quick schemes for many who feel that they have to live up to the ideals exemplified by a flash car, big house and big money.

There you go... car-jacking, violent gun crime and crack dealing- just "get-rich-quick schemes" which at the end of the day are all ******'s fault anyway.

Nice to know where your taxes are going........

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Its his moral duty to collect >100K to f*ck up , yep sounds right to me. I think the money would be better spent on doctors/nurses/surgeons.. the people who really do take responsability for other peoples lives directly, not just some for someone who relies on his subordinates to give him the answers.

Surely the moral duty would be to pay back the wages for all the time when things went horribly wrong, and then pay to put it right from his further wages..?

Funny things morals! (especially on other peoples money)

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