Friday, 20 January 2012

Local paper has dig at council's £66k PR job ad

The Islington Tribune today highlights that despite this being a time of "belt-tightening austerity" Islington Council is advertising for a temporary head of communications - at an annual salary of between £62,460 and £66,366 a year.

The Tribune says the job description "with no hint of irony in the online advert" describes how the successful candidate will be working in a borough which is "home to serious inequality and deprivation" and with "rich and poor living side by side."

And the local weekly dismisses the job as "pushing out positive reports about how well the council is doing."

The ad says the post is a fixed 9-12 month contract to cover the current communications chief who is on maternity leave.

Lib Dem opposition leader Coun. Terry Stacy is quoted by the Tribune saying the job should not be advertised at time when the council is making redundancies.

  • Pic: Islington Town Hall (Jon Slattery)

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