Fox, henhouse?

May 21, 2016

Just on my way out the door for a fortnight’s break, but before I go, in what world is the HMRC Large Business Director a suitable job for an external candidate?  Someone from, oh, I don’t know, a large business, perhaps?  In the way that we recruit benefit recipients to manage benefit offices and ex-offenders to run the probation service?  Or even students to be on the governing bodies of schools?  Here’s the advert: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1494432

And here’s the good bit from the person spec: they want someone who, amongst lots of other things, will

Influencing the department’s strategic direction, in relation to large business work and more generally including through contribution to development of Budget propositions.

See you in a fortnight, probably.  Play nicely!

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