Dorset Police advertising £50k job to ‘boost force’s income’

WATCHING BRIEF: Dorset Police officers

WATCHING BRIEF: Dorset Police officers

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DORSET Police are advertising a £50,000 job in a bid to boost the force’s income.

It hopes to recruit an Income Generation and Sponsorship Manager to attract private investment as it continues to struggle to balance the books.

Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill, pictured. said: “As the financial pinch continues, the Chief Constable and I both need to be assured that we are exploring all options of income generation within the force.

“It is important for us to further examine the concept of sponsorship and to identify local or national opportunities. The post, which is self funding, is another example of how we are working to meet the cuts.”

The job has a starting salary of £47,940, rising by yearly increments to a maximum of £53,607.

The successful candidate will have to deliver set targets within set time periods and to continuously justify the existence of the role. He or she must be educated to degree level and have a proven track record in business management.

Finance teams within Dorset Police are currently preparing budgets.

Dorset Police is the lowest funded force in England and Wales and has seen considerable cuts to its budget in recent years.

Next week’s meeting will be webcast so members of the public can follow events on webcasting.dorsetforyou.

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1:11pm Tue 11 Feb 14

PUZZLED ONE says...

Forces outgoings would be given an immediate boost if this job was not filled!
Forces outgoings would be given an immediate boost if this job was not filled! PUZZLED ONE
  • Score: 18

1:43pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Tictock says...

Disband the PCC and fellow travellers would save ££££'s
Disband the PCC and fellow travellers would save ££££'s Tictock
  • Score: 9

1:56pm Tue 11 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Dave Wells or Eddie Mitchell are not up to much at the moment.they both know how to raise a few quid
Dave Wells or Eddie Mitchell are not up to much at the moment.they both know how to raise a few quid kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 13

2:47pm Tue 11 Feb 14

simcal says...

Yet another non job. 50k is a lot of ratepayers money. How many snouts can we get in the trough Underhill?
Yet another non job. 50k is a lot of ratepayers money. How many snouts can we get in the trough Underhill? simcal
  • Score: 7

2:51pm Tue 11 Feb 14

billy bumble says...

Self funding?????

Not if it doesn't raise £60K per annum ( the true cost of a £45k job to an employer )

Perhaps someone has got their incomes and expenditures mixed up
Self funding????? Not if it doesn't raise £60K per annum ( the true cost of a £45k job to an employer ) Perhaps someone has got their incomes and expenditures mixed up billy bumble
  • Score: 7

3:04pm Tue 11 Feb 14

DorsetFerret says...

Just another layer of the Pyramid being installed. When will the Income Generation and Sponsorship Manager require assistance. Not bad for a fellow who's logo was 'Keep Policing out of Politics’. What is the total investment in this function costing rate-payers now?
Just another layer of the Pyramid being installed. When will the Income Generation and Sponsorship Manager require assistance. Not bad for a fellow who's logo was 'Keep Policing out of Politics’. What is the total investment in this function costing rate-payers now? DorsetFerret
  • Score: 15

3:35pm Tue 11 Feb 14

rayc says...

"the Chief Constable and I both need to be assured that we are exploring all options of income generation within the force."

Standby for an ever widening net for drivers to attend Awareness Courses then.
"the Chief Constable and I both need to be assured that we are exploring all options of income generation within the force." Standby for an ever widening net for drivers to attend Awareness Courses then. rayc
  • Score: 6

3:39pm Tue 11 Feb 14

delta3 says...

I suggest the PCCs original sponsor would be more than happy to fill that position. How long before our Police vehicles have 'DAVE WELLS' social housing sign written alongside them. It is bad enough seeing that van in Boscombe 'sponsored by Richersounds'. I was under the impression that the Police cannot be seen to promote private business in such a manner or is that just what we get told when seeking help? Would it not make sense to get those already 'employed' to work harder than just give out jobs on a fancy?
I suggest the PCCs original sponsor would be more than happy to fill that position. How long before our Police vehicles have 'DAVE WELLS' social housing sign written alongside them. It is bad enough seeing that van in Boscombe 'sponsored by Richersounds'. I was under the impression that the Police cannot be seen to promote private business in such a manner or is that just what we get told when seeking help? Would it not make sense to get those already 'employed' to work harder than just give out jobs on a fancy? delta3
  • Score: 5

4:01pm Tue 11 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

Just ask yourselves if any private sector business struggling for cash would create a completely new position in their financially fragile organisation with an incredible £50k/annum basic pay scale as a part of a 'solution' to their funding problems? Welcome to the mad unaccountable public sector world - inhabited by the likes of our PCC.
Just ask yourselves if any private sector business struggling for cash would create a completely new position in their financially fragile organisation with an incredible £50k/annum basic pay scale as a part of a 'solution' to their funding problems? Welcome to the mad unaccountable public sector world - inhabited by the likes of our PCC. muscliffman
  • Score: 6

4:26pm Tue 11 Feb 14

crispy_pants says...

So what to expect? When you phone 999 you'll have to listen to a one minute advert before they answer the phone? When they nick you for speeding you'll also have to listen to the police officer promoting some product? Fingers crossed that they get sponsored by a condom manufacturer!!!!
So what to expect? When you phone 999 you'll have to listen to a one minute advert before they answer the phone? When they nick you for speeding you'll also have to listen to the police officer promoting some product? Fingers crossed that they get sponsored by a condom manufacturer!!!! crispy_pants
  • Score: 6

4:42pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

Another non job from the police force pen pushers who tell us they have no money, Save the 50 grand and spend it on something worth while.
Another non job from the police force pen pushers who tell us they have no money, Save the 50 grand and spend it on something worth while. Hessenford
  • Score: 6

4:46pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Mike Pickering says...

I am need of a fundamental education in how this all works:
The Police are advertising for a business manager to work for them to attract/persuade other people to 'invest' in the Police ?
The Police are paid by the Government (local/national etc), to uphold the Law and deal with those whom it decides break it.
At what point in this is revenue generated, that would be an opportunity for 'investors' to realise a profit ? As someone who was looking to place a million pounds, say, with the view to having that sum grow over the year, with a view to that return being greater than merely parking it in a bank, or sinking it into various financial instruments - what revenue generation do the Police carry out that isn't entirely belonging to the Government on behalf of the people ?
Any profit generated from Policing activities (and how there are ethically be any I do not know...), must be offset against the cost of that Policing by the authority that owns it - the state, the British public, for whom they work. It is our laws that they enforce, on our behalf, at our expense. They are not a chip-van or a shoe shop, there to carve a crafty quid or two off unsuspecting people - their service is pre-paid. It is not a revenue-generating opportunity.
There is not the scope for extra profit to be made from the citizenry, for private entities, and so there is no requirement for business-manager to snidely persuade people there is.
This is nonsense - investment will inherently depreciate the Police service, not enrich it, unless the overall motive is to profit from the investment, not return profit to it.
I am need of a fundamental education in how this all works: The Police are advertising for a business manager to work for them to attract/persuade other people to 'invest' in the Police ? The Police are paid by the Government (local/national etc), to uphold the Law and deal with those whom it decides break it. At what point in this is revenue generated, that would be an opportunity for 'investors' to realise a profit ? As someone who was looking to place a million pounds, say, with the view to having that sum grow over the year, with a view to that return being greater than merely parking it in a bank, or sinking it into various financial instruments - what revenue generation do the Police carry out that isn't entirely belonging to the Government on behalf of the people ? Any profit generated from Policing activities (and how there are ethically be any I do not know...), must be offset against the cost of that Policing by the authority that owns it - the state, the British public, for whom they work. It is our laws that they enforce, on our behalf, at our expense. They are not a chip-van or a shoe shop, there to carve a crafty quid or two off unsuspecting people - their service is pre-paid. It is not a revenue-generating opportunity. There is not the scope for extra profit to be made from the citizenry, for private entities, and so there is no requirement for business-manager to snidely persuade people there is. This is nonsense - investment will inherently depreciate the Police service, not enrich it, unless the overall motive is to profit from the investment, not return profit to it. Mike Pickering
  • Score: 4

4:48pm Tue 11 Feb 14

street warrior says...

Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill, pictured. said: “As the financial pinch continues!!! No wonder they have increased the council tax, I suggest we all watch this this position being filled, I reckon it will be a "job for the boys" some top officer whose nearing retirement and wants a nice cosey well paid job for doing very little, I wouldn't be surprised if the recently retired Polce Federation rep Mr Chamberlain is in line for it?? Absolutely appalling
Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill, pictured. said: “As the financial pinch continues!!! No wonder they have increased the council tax, I suggest we all watch this this position being filled, I reckon it will be a "job for the boys" some top officer whose nearing retirement and wants a nice cosey well paid job for doing very little, I wouldn't be surprised if the recently retired Polce Federation rep Mr Chamberlain is in line for it?? Absolutely appalling street warrior
  • Score: 8

4:50pm Tue 11 Feb 14

street warrior says...

Mike Pickering wrote:
I am need of a fundamental education in how this all works:
The Police are advertising for a business manager to work for them to attract/persuade other people to 'invest' in the Police ?
The Police are paid by the Government (local/national etc), to uphold the Law and deal with those whom it decides break it.
At what point in this is revenue generated, that would be an opportunity for 'investors' to realise a profit ? As someone who was looking to place a million pounds, say, with the view to having that sum grow over the year, with a view to that return being greater than merely parking it in a bank, or sinking it into various financial instruments - what revenue generation do the Police carry out that isn't entirely belonging to the Government on behalf of the people ?
Any profit generated from Policing activities (and how there are ethically be any I do not know...), must be offset against the cost of that Policing by the authority that owns it - the state, the British public, for whom they work. It is our laws that they enforce, on our behalf, at our expense. They are not a chip-van or a shoe shop, there to carve a crafty quid or two off unsuspecting people - their service is pre-paid. It is not a revenue-generating opportunity.
There is not the scope for extra profit to be made from the citizenry, for private entities, and so there is no requirement for business-manager to snidely persuade people there is.
This is nonsense - investment will inherently depreciate the Police service, not enrich it, unless the overall motive is to profit from the investment, not return profit to it.
This will be a job for the boys matey, you wait and see!!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Pickering[/bold] wrote: I am need of a fundamental education in how this all works: The Police are advertising for a business manager to work for them to attract/persuade other people to 'invest' in the Police ? The Police are paid by the Government (local/national etc), to uphold the Law and deal with those whom it decides break it. At what point in this is revenue generated, that would be an opportunity for 'investors' to realise a profit ? As someone who was looking to place a million pounds, say, with the view to having that sum grow over the year, with a view to that return being greater than merely parking it in a bank, or sinking it into various financial instruments - what revenue generation do the Police carry out that isn't entirely belonging to the Government on behalf of the people ? Any profit generated from Policing activities (and how there are ethically be any I do not know...), must be offset against the cost of that Policing by the authority that owns it - the state, the British public, for whom they work. It is our laws that they enforce, on our behalf, at our expense. They are not a chip-van or a shoe shop, there to carve a crafty quid or two off unsuspecting people - their service is pre-paid. It is not a revenue-generating opportunity. There is not the scope for extra profit to be made from the citizenry, for private entities, and so there is no requirement for business-manager to snidely persuade people there is. This is nonsense - investment will inherently depreciate the Police service, not enrich it, unless the overall motive is to profit from the investment, not return profit to it.[/p][/quote]This will be a job for the boys matey, you wait and see!! street warrior
  • Score: 5

9:19pm Tue 11 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

They will soon replace the Police word badge with a flashing neon sign of the Dorset Police sponsor.
Let's see....
Who could we have?
Durex?
They will soon replace the Police word badge with a flashing neon sign of the Dorset Police sponsor. Let's see.... Who could we have? Durex? BIGTONE
  • Score: 1

7:25am Wed 12 Feb 14

Baysider says...

I think some of you need to look up the expression "self funded".
I think some of you need to look up the expression "self funded". Baysider
  • Score: 1

9:03am Wed 12 Feb 14

rayc says...

Baysider wrote:
I think some of you need to look up the expression "self funded".
I know the definition of self funded. I also know the one for gullible.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: I think some of you need to look up the expression "self funded".[/p][/quote]I know the definition of self funded. I also know the one for gullible. rayc
  • Score: 1

12:37pm Wed 12 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Could always sell shares In the speed cameras.they give a better return than anything I know of
Could always sell shares In the speed cameras.they give a better return than anything I know of kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

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