Thursday, March 03, 2011

Parking Manager ... 'to secure and maximise income.'

Show me the money. Show me the money.

Shouldn't it be 'manage traffic flow?'

Daily Express
2nd March 2011.

A COUNCIL is offering to pay £600-a-day for someone to squeeze more parking fees out of motorists.
The new head of parking services for an unnamed local authority in London would rake in £156,000 a year for a five-day week.

An advertisement placed by a recruitment agency gives the job description as including “securing and maximising critical income” from on-street parking.
Last night the job advert caused outrage among taxpayer groups.

Charlotte Linacre, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Councils are driving taxpayers round the bend squandering cash and paying off‑the‑scale rewards for senior staff. It’s ridiculous that this council, instead of getting a grip on spending, is offering a six‑figure salary for a parking manager.
“Taxpayers will be outraged to hear they are being ripped off twice, once at the parking meter and again paying these absurdly high wages.”

Last month the Daily Express revealed that Britons pay £991million in parking fines every year.

1 comment:

Esinem said...

It doesn't take a genius to figure out the only council with the £80m per annum parking empire mentioned in the advert. Check their Annual Parking Report. It's Westminster City Council or I'm a Traffic Warden!

I see Morgan Hunt are also looking for a Parking Operations Manager to "Maximise critical income streams" and "Position and allow the Parking Service to trade commercially with success"

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