Jobsworths are wanted at WLBC Towers. What’s a job worth? See below
A Council which is ‘Ambitious for West Lancashire’
Chief Executive Kim Webber wrote “We expect commitment, a public service ethos, creativity and teamwork from our employees, and in return you can expect a warm welcome and opportunities to be developed, and to excel in your role”. Her commitment has ended as she left with a considerable exit package!
There are 8 current vacancies at WLBC
Interim Head of Corporate and Customer Services
Closing Date: 25 November 2019. Job is worth £56,093 to £56,943 per annum
Waste Services Manager
Closing Date: 06 December 2019. Job is worth £42,683 to £45,591 per annum
Human Resources Business Partner
Closing Date: 18 November 2019. Job is worth £26,999 to £28,785 per annum
Business Engagement Officer
Closing Date: 19 November 2019. Job is worth £29,636 to £31,371 per annum
Electoral & Administration Services Apprentice
Closing Date: 01 December 2019. Job is worth £8,166 to £15,411 per annum
Principal Economic Regeneration Officer
Closing Date: 01 December 2019 Job is worth £35,934 to £38,813 per annum
ICT Strategic Client Manager
Closing Date: 25 November 2019. Job is worth £48,545 to £51,381 per annum pro rata
Procurement and Contracts Manager
Closing Date: 25 November 2019. Job is worth £42,683 to £45,591 per annum.
So, what’s a job worth at WLBC apart from the salary?
“There are ample car parking facilities at all of our sites and all Council employees receive free car parking”. Well, it’s paid for by council tax so its hardly free!
“The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government and is often viewed as one of the most valuable financial rewards of the job”. It’s paid for by council tax!
“Protection for your loved ones – in the form of pensions for dependents if you die. Life cover of three years pay – from the second you join. No medical required – unlike other forms of life insurance, it’s open to all. All members can take a tax free lump sum as part of their benefits package”. All supported by council tax!
“Other benefits are available. There is Healthcare insurance with a range of 21 benefits; Costco Wholesale membership; CSSC Sports and Leisure; Discounted membership with West Lancashire Community Leisure; Corporate rate of membership for Edge Hill Sport; Health and beauty; Unify Credit Union”. All supported by council tax!
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has written “Local government has become increasingly reliant on local taxes for revenues. Council tax paid by local residents makes up almost half of revenues, up from just over a third in 2009–10, and retained business rates account for 30%, up from nothing. After most councils froze their council tax during the first half of the 2010s, over the last four years council tax revenues have grown nearly 15% per person in real terms. This reflects an 8% real terms increase in tax rates since 2015–16 and at least a 4% real terms reduction in how much councils spend on helping low income households pay their council tax bills”.