WARWICKSHIRE: Extra salary incentive
More money is to be offered by bosses at North Warwickshire Borough Council as they try to fill a position vacant for nearly six months.
The council has been trying to recruit a green space officer since April. When initially advertised there was just one applicant and, when readvertised, nobody at all responded.
A salary of between £27,741 and £29,577 – level nine on the council’s pay scale – was offered but a survey found that similar posts in the four West Midlands-based local authorities came with a higher pay band.
At this week’s [MON] executive board, councillors agreed that extra money should be offered.
A report prepared ahead of the meeting said: “Subject to approval, in an attempt to secure a suitable appointment, the post would initially be advertised at scale 10 (£30,451 to £32,234), although if that is not successful, it may be necessary to advertise at scale 11 (£32,910 to £34,728.
“If it proves possible to make an appointment, the market supplement would remain in place whilst the successful candidate continues in post. Should that person leave or move to an alternative position, the post would revert back to a scale nine position.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about the role should visit the council’s website at https://www.northwarks.gov.uk/job
Words: David Lawrence, Local Democracy Reporter
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