I nearly choked over the coffee on Sunday morning. The Appointments pages of a leading newspaper opened with the offer of £130,000 plus benefits for a Managing Director, Business Group, UK Trade and Investment. It also offered £110,000 plus bonus for a Newcastle based CEO of the Marine Management Organisation quango. Careers at MI5 were advertised, but being a secret service we were not told anything so vulgar as how many people and what salaries. There were then various NED Appointments to Health trusts and Trustees for the publicly funded Institute of Food Research.
Surely the public sector has enough managerial types. If you ened to fill a slot, reshuffle the pack and eliminate a post somewhere else.