A senior Council contact has confirmed that an ‘interview panel’, consisting of senior Labour and Conservative Councillors, appointed a new Assistant Director without going through any external advertising process.
Only one internal ‘candidate’, Kathryn Myers, was interviewed for the post of Assistant Director for Strategy and Communications which will attract a salary somewhere between £71,000 and £127,000 a year.
The former Head of Council spin now has responsibilities which include ensuring the Labour administration is adequately scrutinised!
Whilst Ms Myers enjoys the patronage of the Labour administration, the fourth round of job cuts, nearly 600, has been proposed with more job cuts in the pipeline as part of a fifth phase .
The Truth Will Out Team is sickened by this Labour administration’s actions of not choosing to test the market either in terms of talented people, to establish the market rate for the job or comply with the Councils Equalities Policy whilst they sack hundreds of people who would be happy to earn in a month what Ms Myers will earn in a week.