Exclusive: Manchester City Council fails AGAIN to appoint a Director of its #climate change “agency”

Manchester City Council has failed, for the second time in as many years, to find someone to lead the community interest company it grandly calls a climate change “Agency”

As reported here in February 2020, Manchester City Council failed to find a suitable candidate despite a national advertising campaign in late 2019 and into early 2020.

So late last year they re-advertised. And then had to extend the deadline.

In March 2021 we were told that there had in fact been interviews for the job (and on the panel – the Executive Member for the Environment, the Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council the head of “Creative Concern” the head of MACC) and that someone had been offered the job.

Everything would be announced. Oh yes. Everything would be just fine.

We were somewhat surprised by the deafening silence, around this, so we asked “what’s up?”

And we were told

“The Director role was offered to the preferred candidate and they were expected to start in the role in mid April. During the final stages of pre-employment checks the candidate made the decision to decline the offer. A new process will now be developed to readvertise and fill the role.”

Gosh, it’s great that climate change isn’t, you know, an emergency or anything.

And it’s great that the Council is so very very competent.

Otherwise, you know, I’d start to worry.


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