The job is for a six month minimum contract but totals £261 000 if the successful candidate works a year of five day weeks and the ad states:
“In light of the pressures the NHS are facing, our client requires a Turnaround Director with a strong financial background to lead on a number of efficiency and cost saving measures. As an Interim, you will be instrumental to conceptualising and delivering these savings.”
The minister said:
“I am staggered to learn of plans to appoint a Turnaround Director to look into efficiency issues and cost savings measures at a salary of £1,000 per day – which is significantly higher than the Prime Minister’s salary.
I am seeking an immediate justification from the Chief Executive of the MEHT* as to what is going on and why the decision has been taken to appoint this new staff member.”
I'd love to be a fly on the wall for that conversation...