Never Mind the Cuts, Let's Have a Happiness Chief

Daily Mail (London), December 6, 2010 | Go to article overview

Never Mind the Cuts, Let's Have a Happiness Chief


Byline: Mark Howarth

tor of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: 'Despite the message that wasteful spending needs to be cut, some local councils still just don't get it.' She added that the authorities should be focusing their energy on frontline services that taxpayers cared about, not recruiting new, unnecessary staff.

Miss Boon said: 'Some of these job titles will have people up and down Scotland in despair.' In July, the Scottish Daily Mail revealed that local authority vacancies included a pantomime chaperone in Motherwell and a walking and wheeling outdoor education instructor for West Dunbartonshire.

Our latest survey shows that there are still 567 posts up for grabs.

These include an information assistant at Falkirk Council, which is looking to save [pounds sterling]60million over the next four years. The successful applicant will be 'responsible for raising the awareness of the welfare system', helping people to maximise their benefits income for a salary of up to [pounds sterling]19,928.

In Perth and Kinross, the local authority - which needs to makemergency savings of [pounds sterling]9.4million - is looking for a childhood and parenting development officer, to be paid between [pounds sterling]28,174 and [pounds sterling]31,703.

The post involves encouraging parents to put their youngsters in childcare and also monitoring colleagues for any signs of racism.

In Moray, where the council needs to make [pounds sterling]31million savings, an assistant personnel adviser is required to focus on 'the improvement of employee motivation'.

The role also includes 'the revision and development of policies and procedures, the research, development and analysis of HR information and advice and support to cross-departmental projects and organisational development work'.

Commenting on the wellbeing co-ordinator job, a spokesman for East Ayrshire Council said last night: 'This post is jointly funded by the council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Never Mind the Cuts, Let's Have a Happiness Chief
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.