A leading newspaper on Sunday had a most interesting Appointments Section. Out have gone all the additional public sector roles we became used to under Gordon Brown’s Labour government. Out have gone most of the eye catching public sector salaries higher than the Prime Minister’s.
Practically all the jobs in the Section were either public sector replacement jobs or “third sector”. Presumably the private sector has other ways of finding the talent it needs. It was a slim supplement.
The BBC is seeking non-executive directors (no pay level advertised) , the FSA Consumer Panel members (no pay level advertised).
Ipswich’s new Chief Executive will be offered a salary below £100,000 a year. The Chief Executive of Ofqual will be paid circa £100,000 unless “exceptional” (worth another £20,000). The Principal of Preston College will receive £130,000 if “outstanding” whilst the Managing director of the Newcastle College Group will paid a rather coy “attractive six figure package”. The Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service will be paid around £120,000.
Liverpool City Council comes in with a Prime Minister busting £197,500 for a replacement Chief Executive.
The times are gradually changing.