This is an excerpt from a job advert for a communication specialist to work for a Northern city council. I love this stuff.....
"It is essential that you are able to work effectively within a political environment, managing stakeholders in a diplomatic and tactful manner steering toward the delivery of a highly targeted and focused community marketing communications campaign.
Here at Rotherham Council we are committed to delivering the Governments Empowerment Agenda, and now were looking for someone equally as enthusiastic to step into this new role and make a real impression. Acting as the single point of contact and support for tenants and residents groups, you will be our lead officer supporting, advising and guiding tenants and residents who want to take ownership of managing their own homes."
I think this job is about dealing with aggressive disenfranchised council tenants, who haven't paid their rent. Or did I miss something.
Do you think I could apply? What kind of wedge would Rotherham council offer a communications expert like me?
Two bonus questions; can anyone tell me what is the Government's Empowerment Agenda? Does it involve a) arresting opposition leaders, b) nicking their computers, and c) checking out who they telephoned?
Someone called "powerman" did the hard work and found the ad.