How To Procure An Exciting Salary

Simple, apply for the role of Procurement and Contracts Manager at West Lancashire Borough Council. It will pay you £43,857 to £46,845 per annum and mounds of goodies, such as flexible working, LGPS pension scheme, family friendly policies and healthcare insurance.

“We pride ourselves on being a good employer with a range of benefits and employment terms and conditions to suit you”.

“This exciting opportunity has arisen because the council is ambitious for our economy and environment and the health and wellbeing of local people and we strive to deliver the best possible services for all our residents and stakeholders”.  You’ve read the blurb that “West Lancashire has a diverse economy with market towns, small villages and thriving commercial areas nestled alongside rural countryside. The Borough offers a wide contrast between open farmland and small picturesque villages together with the larger vibrant market towns of Burscough and Ormskirk. Our largest town Skelmersdale is a hive of urban activity with a number of thriving employment estates, busy shopping centres and exciting plans for the Town Centre”. Yawn, yawn!

“As an experienced procurement expert, with a relevant professional qualification, you will lead the development of the Council’s approach to procurement and provide sound advice on contract and procurement matters”.  Which is a bit late to apply to the contracts that were procured and applied to the Beacon Park Golf Course landfill development ten years ago that have left it wrecked!

2 thoughts on “How To Procure An Exciting Salary

  1. Adrian Owens

    Our West Lancashire’s budget tried to address the widening financial gap by proposing an increase in the vacancy factor to save a further £200,000 plus this financial year. Not quite a vacancy freeze because we need to replace any refuse collector etc who leaves, but other posts need to be considered when vacancies arise.

    1. westlancashirerecord Post author

      Yes, that was noticed. Management, policy, levels cost far more than the “workers” who genuinely serve us. We would miss our refuse collectors, would we miss our planners? Probably not?


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