How is this new job being funded?
From the minutes of last week's (6th March) Dawlish Town Council meeting:
PROPOSED EVENTS, PROJECTS AND TOURISM OFFICER Members considered the draft job description for the proposed Events, Projects and Tourism Officer. The Finance & General Purposes Committee had considered the item at its meeting on 28 February and had made a recommendation to the Town Council for its approval. Following discussion, it was suggested that the wording relating to ‘ensuring safe operation’ should be reworded to read ‘to prepare appropriate risk assessments for the safe operation’. In relation to the proposed salary, the Clerk advised he had not been in receipt of the figure from South West Councils who were independently job evaluating the post to set the salary range. He believed it would fall somewhere between £23,000 and £30,000 but could not say for certain. He advised that a salary grade (for example £24K-£27K) was made up of a number of increments, in which the post holder would generally begin at the bottom of the grade, rising annually subject to satisfactory performance until reaching the top of that grade. During discussion Members were keen that the Town Council continued to deliver quality events not only for residents of the Parish but also to encourage visitors and tourists which would have a positive knock effect for the wider community and economy. Resolved that subject to the Job Evaluation salary figure being received from South West Councils, that the Staffing Committee be authorised to proceed with the formal recruitment process for the post.
Another waste of tax payers money.
This isn't a new job, it's a replacement of Alison Holmes who has done this job for several years now but has handed her notice in to move onto something else.
So the salary is already within the budget.
I think she's done a good job and whoever takes over has big shoes to fill!
I reckon there may well be some vacancies in parliament soon, and when those seats are up for grabs who will go for it?. Pay is a lot more that 27k.
Alison will be a sad loss for the town, she has done a brilliant job over the last few years!
What has she done, I have never met her, I don't know her. Where has she been hiding?
Hiding in plain sight!
Organising many of the events in the town e.g. the Christmas market, the Let's all go down the Strand event, being a part of the rejuvenated carnival etc etc.
Just about sums up majorp! Do you actually live here and take part in all the wonderful events that take place in Dawlish because if you do you really would know Alison and what she does!