Thursday, 13 November 2008

Promoting from within since devolution

Assistant to the Chief Executive and Clerk

The salary range is £25,000 to £32,100 (Band D)
*Please note that recruitment will be at the minimum of the range.

Primarily to support the Chief Executive in her functions and to act as first point of contact in relation to all aspects of her duties, working with Directorates to organise briefing and resolve issues as appropriate, to manage the interface with Assembly Members, external stakeholders and staff. To provide secretariat support to the Assembly Commission on all aspects of its work, and to manage the work and diary of the Deputy Presiding Officer as required.

The successful applicant will be a part of the Corporate Unit and work most closely with:
The Chief Executive, Head of Corporate Unit and Deputy Presiding Officer.
Members of the Presiding Office Team
Directors, Service Heads and managers from across the organisation
Please quote reference number AC/028/08
Closing date: November 14 2008

So sure that this job will go to an insider that I will give up blogging if it doesn't.

The Welsh Assembly Goverment and National Assembly, promoting from within since the dawn of devolution.

[Pippa Wagstaff is currently on a blogging break]


Anonymous 13 November 2008 at 11:54  

Not that I think they should do automatically of course but what is fundamentally wrong with promoting from within.

I think the job should always go to the best candidate regardless of race, sex, disability etc etc. Certainly not on whom you know. But often promotion from within is a better option. The person has proved themselves worthy, have experience of the job and the working environment. If they don't employ outside but if they do it’s not always a conspiracy!

wayne 13 November 2008 at 12:40  

No one is suggesting a conspiracy. If you work here you'd know that an internal candidate has a much greater chance to get a position than most. The only new blood tends to be at the bottom grade or specialist grade.

Senedd Whip 19 November 2008 at 08:24  

I'll second that Pippa and also have a name in mind.

Anonymous 20 November 2008 at 00:39  

This is bollocks! This job has already been advertised internally twice and they failed to get anyone.

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