CAB staff lose jobs, but new CEO to get £36,000

It has been a week of mixed fortunes for Cornwall’s Citizen Advice Bureau. First they get an extra £150,000 from Cornwall Council on top of the grants they currently receive. Then staff are told there will be mass redundancies, and they will have to apply for the jobs in the new structure. Now, on their own website, they are advertising for a new CEO on a salary of up to £36,000.



  • £36k is quite restrained in comparison to other senior roles in the public sector.

  • worried worker

    So….uh, where’s the money going if they’ve no staff?

  • Andrew Wallis

    Yes it is, but I was pointing out the roller-coaster week for CAB

  • Sandy Angove

    I see in the job spec for the CAB that one requirement is to secure funding. I guess they are banking on getting someone who will pull in money and enable the CAB to move forward. In the current financial climate that’s a gamble.

  • A Disillusioned Advisor

    CAB Cornwall

    Many paid jobs are to go; some have been “ring-fenced” for their current occupiers. There will be new appointments, too. Unfortunately communication with and consideration for the volunteer advisers has not been very successful, with the result that opening hours for the Bureaux/offices is to be very much reduced.
    The plan is increasingly to replace face-to-face advice with telephone advice. This may sound good but ignores the many clients for whom telephone advice is just not practical.

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