Wednesday, October 15, 2008




Posted: 14 Oct 2008

Location: Manchester city centre


Government - General

Social care - General

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £32,807 - £35,702 Shortlist this job

The Standards Board for England provides an independent, national overview of how local authorities promote and improve the ethical behaviour of their members. Working closely with local authorities, we define, promote and maintain the highest standards of conduct.
Investigating allegations of misconduct is an essential part of our role. As an Investigator, you will look into a variety of cases, producing detailed reports and recommending courses of action. We investigate high profile cases that can be politically sensitive.
You will report to an ethical standards officer and will need to meet the highest standards yourself. This means ensuring investigations are thorough and fair, and that decisions are reached quickly and communicated clearly.
To be successful, you will already have experience of successfully carrying out complex and sensitive investigations. You will be comfortable with interviewing people at the highest levels and with dealing with the public. You should also be able to prioritise your work and meet tight deadlines.
We offer comprehensive benefits, including an annual leave allowance of 32.5 days and a final salary pension scheme.

For further information and to apply, please visit

Closing date: 29 October 2008 (but don't you worry if you can't manage to get your appplication in by this date, anytime will do really. We're not that bothered. Whenever you can get around to it will be fine. We will just wait for you to contact us, shall we?)

Interview date: 13 and 17 November 2008

The Standards Board for England operates a fair and open recruitment process and is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.



Anonymous said...

Looks like the perfect job for Colin Hilton.

Wages are a bit low though.

Anonymous said...

I can think of a few in the Culture Company that might need a new job soon... don't all rush at once now!

mike storey said...

giz a job i can do that

radiorogerside said...

Maybe the Oldham Echo, editorial team could apply they have just discovered the council have used £1.6m of council tax money in pay-offs for Henshaw, Harbarrow and Halsall. Real investigative reporting guys. At this rate of reporting news they would easy slot into the job.

The Tonys said...

Yes, we thought that too! The penny has finally dropped at the Oldham Echo apparently - but a bit late in the day to do Liverpool any good. Complete and utter waste of space...
PS Maybe they will get on to McElhinney before the decade is out?

Chucklebutty 419/8730 said...

Smuggled out from my detention cell in false battenburg.

Oooh you are all so quick to judge.
It is not the Echo's fault for getting onto the story so late in the day, they had hired Hasitall to calculate the figures for them.

of course they could have added the Rob Rob Robyn, Lorna Saltfish, Chrispy Green and a few others to the final Tally-ho

YOZZA said...

Get lost Storey, I'm the one that can do that, Giz me a job not him!

Go on I can do things fast, I will do it in your deadline tights as well!

How the council use Ripa to spy on you....

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