A Riverside View, the Ipswich blog with a Conservative bias, has an interesting post, on Andrea Hill.
It is called In Defence of Andrea Hill, and is primarily about her terms and conditions of employment, her job description, and the person specification, presumably used when she was appointed.
Perhaps, the surprising thing is that the Freedom of Information Act was used to obtain what is pretty routine stuff.
There is some interesting information. She is required to “propose…a strategic vision” (my emphasis). And she should be, “a robust, resilient, confident and resourceful leader”. She is certainly doing what was asked of her.
A Riverside view gets to the political point in the last paragraph:
The local labour party has been putting it across that Conservative councillors should make Andrea Hill take a pay cut. This shows that Labour are not on the side of the worker because they believe that Suffolk County Councillors should bully Andrea Hill into taking a pay cut. If they did this and she complained to unison about her employers bullying her, what then?
Strange logic, when the person who has been loudest in calling for chief executive pay cuts is Eric Pickles, the Local Government Secretary, a Conservative (as if anyone could forget).
I also doubt that Ms Hill is a member of Unison. But I am enjoying the mental picture of a little woman on the steps of Endeavour House with a huge placard.