This week-end I noticed the public sector is still out and about recruiting. The Business Department wants a Chairman and four Board members for a “Technology Strategy Board”. Couldn’t Business senior officials do whatever work this is meant to require? Network Rail wants “Business Change Managers” at up to £90,000 a pop. “It will be our most exciting journey yet” as they tell us, but perhaps not for the taxpayer subsidising all this. Perhaps more necessary, Crossrail wants a Chief Executive for “the largest construction project in Europe”.
Transport for London seeks an “Infrastructure benchmarking specialist”. The NHS needs a “Health Economics Consultant” and an “Innovations Adviser” under the slogan “from bench to bedside. Fast”.