Well OK, we confess there has only been ONE.
Was it a "coal face firefighter" at £28k a year
Was it middle ranking officer at about £50k a year
NOT THAT EITHER
The only recruitment that has taken place is for an
Assistant Chief Fire Officer
at a whopping £120k plus
Now call us old fashioned but surely IF the number of stations is reducing, staff numbers being cut and things according to Simon Pilling are all looking good, (fires down, smoke alarms saving people from burning buildings etc)
Why do you need to replace an ACO?
We know Martyns gone off to play trains, a hobby he has pursued since being a teenager, but surely the top table should take a large dose of its own medicine and embrace the concept of not filling vacant posts due to retirement.
Don't forget we are due another ACO retirement later in the year Craig McIntosh retires (and is probably due to spend more time with his bagpipes) and then Steve Rhodes hops into his empty post on July 1st 2013. This was all decided way back in September 2012.
Perhaps its time to consider a
"fundamental review" of the top table.
Actually the HR report for April 12th is a cracking good read, and we will be blogging more about it the coming few days.Staff Cuts, job re profiling , compromise agreements, redundancies, compulsory and otherwise make shameful reading especially when this has all be implemented by a Labour controlled authority.
Mind you Politicians also line their nests with money from the public purse, we asked way back in September if people knew how much fire authority councillors receive as an allowance. And many councillors receive more than one allowance from varying sources. Click here to see what we wrote way back in Sept 2012. The chair of the fire authorities income is a fascinating read, he must have at least 30 hours in every day to pack it all in, and thats not counting the FOI investigation he has been involved with recently!
We are currently researching how much some of the WYFRA members get from the public purse to carry out their various duties. It's quite an interesting topic, while many of their constituents lose benefits, and get clobbered by bedroom taxes etc politicians don't seem to be suffering at all ..............and the more "posts" you do, the more money you get.
But surely the more you do
- the less time you give to each!