I was appalled to read that Burnley Council proposes to spend £25k on appointing a new Chief Executive.
Allowing for the £6k advertising costs in, I hope, more than one national daily, the other £19k on consultancy fees is just ridiculous.
Here we have a council running the town which doesn’t consider itself capable of choosing the right man for the job of leading its work force. Is not one of them capable of reading a CV or a group capable of conducting a sufficiently investigative interview? (Or is it the case that, if the appointment is a disaster, they can blame the consultants?)
I have a suggestion. Why not co-opt some of the local business managers to join in the selection process? I hate these modern phrases but “GET A GRIP”, save some money and stop moaning about cuts!
Lockyer Avenue, Burnley