Every now and again a job pops up on Universal Jobmatch and one wonders why it’s there. An example has been found and it will be examined. Hull and East Yorkshire NHS are in need of a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist.
If not in the House at least in Hull
So, you’re an unemployed Cardiologist and you’ve just been down to the Britania House Jobcentre
for your Restart Interview. Idly you go up to one of those machines with their gaudy green and purple screens and type a set of plausible things in. Out this pops; isn’t Universal Jobmatch clever.
Alternatively you could be sitting in your Trackies on a second-hand sofa watching Jeremy Kyle on ITV2 Daytime. And then, because you’ve been registered (may or not have been compulsory), you’re automatically submitted for this. What a bummer, it’s only Locum, and they’ve force you to do it ‘cos you’ll loose the Rock’n'Roll.
Well, lame attempts at satire apart, these things have been happening for a while and occurred in the old system too. The author has always viewed them as being some-kind of employment legislation box-ticking. To prove there’s a need for some position you’ve got to advertise it in plain sight, although you know that nobody from that channel will actually bother replying. Or, if they do, you can point and laugh. I’m sure they do get the odd application on lined paper in child-like block capitals in skippy blue Biro.
This postings generally appear with the scantest of technical details. It is a box-ticking exercise after all. The poster, however, has gone a little overboard, in extolling the undoubted virtues of Hull as a place to work …
A huge amount has already been spent on creating new shopping centres, waterfront living spaces, art studios, office complexes and visitor attractions such as the Kingston Communications Stadium and The Deep – the world’s only submarium.
Local housing is cheap and plentiful and “there is a fantastic selection of high-quality schools to choose from”. If that doesn’t float your boat the full-time but temporary and on-call position has a salary quoted as “74,504.00 – 100,446.00 per year”. Presumably the units are Pounds Stirling. The author thinks to himself “should a been a Doctor”, a bit late now though.