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Hi Stephen

See post 25

You now have the rate of pay for tradesmen in Sheffield & South Derbyshire. as you see Sheffield pay rates are higher.

 

 

  • Salary: Grade 6 (£26,511 - £30,451)
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: On Going

Are you a tradesperson who would like to make a positive contribution to the people of Sheffield?

We are currently seeking qualified tradespeople to join our Repairs and Maintenance service team.

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HELLO stephen you are exonerated, i went through all the vacancies in Chesterfield for this year and found this.

 

💼| Job vacancy - electrician
Reference: CBC210216
Salary Details: potential to earn up to £37,000 per year average with bonus scheme
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment type: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week
We are looking for a qualified electrician to join our team to carry out electrical works repairs and re-wires across Chesterfield. Applicants should be motivated, enthusiastic and able to work well on their own and as part of a team. A thorough induction will be provided plus the opportunity to gain further skills.
 
this was advertised Jan 29 2021

 

Edited by kidley
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35 minutes ago, kidley said:

HELLO stephen you are exonerated, i went through all the vacancies in Chesterfield for this year and found this.

 

💼| Job vacancy - electrician
Reference: CBC210216
Salary Details: potential to earn up to £37,000 per year average with bonus scheme
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment type: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week
We are looking for a qualified electrician to join our team to carry out electrical works repairs and re-wires across Chesterfield. Applicants should be motivated, enthusiastic and able to work well on their own and as part of a team. A thorough induction will be provided plus the opportunity to gain further skills.
 
this was advertised Jan 29 2021

 

Good find.  I'm happy to be stood corrected.

 

Although, its certinly not quite a simple as the position the electrician was claiming to BassetOne in the OP.     "potential to earn.....    .....with bonus scheme" is certainly not the same as simply boasting "they pay £8k more..."   

 

After all, I have seen lots of multi-level marketing type jobs, sales jobs, contractor jobs, agency work which scream in big letters "Potential" earnings of £30k, £50k, £100k with bonus - but that means nothing.  Would still be curious to see what Chesterfield Borough Council base pay is, the comparator with Sheffield CC and how many of those qualified electricians reguarly and comfortably reach their bonus target to get maximum pay.

 

 

Edited by ECCOnoob

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so its sorted oneway or another sheffield pay lower wages ,so cant blame the lad or anyone else every wage packet counts especially as hes got a young family,so with other councils offering more money,sheffield will find it hard to replace there ageing staff.

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Sheffield Council pay  low compared to other Local Authorities despite being a major city  which adds to the pressures of the jobs many council workers have to do.  My partner use to work in the Councils Homeless service and compared to Chesterfield Homeless department we were paid less. Chesterfield will have less homeless people to deal with because they don't have as many people living there and quite often homeless people with complex needs move from towns like Chesterfield and Rotherham to big cities like Sheffield meaning the proportion of complex homeless customers will be a lot higher in Sheffield than in Chesterfield.  I don't know how the Council can justify not paying their staff more money than someone doing the same job in a small town.  A lot of the time in the Council it comes down to how much your manager values the work you do and if they are prepared to fight for you to have a higher pay grade or sometimes they just manage to create higher paid jobs out of thin air  for their friends.  

 

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12 hours ago, WackoJacko said:

Sheffield Council pay  low compared to other Local Authorities despite being a major city  which adds to the pressures of the jobs many council workers have to do. 

 

Looking at Sheffield as a whole, wages are higher than the local authorities around it. In Sheffield 22.5% are paid less than the living wage, in North East Darbyshire 39.6% are paid less than the living wage.

 

Ik you compare that to Leeds where 19.7% pay less than the living wage.

 

https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/earningsandworkinghours/articles/howmanyjobsarepaidlessthanthelivingwageinyourarea/2015-10-12

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yes that may be true,but its the skilled workers pay thats the problem?

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just to add to this, i was a skilled working man, "in reply to the post above" we used to get all the time from lower paid workers, AH well we have to go to the same shops and pay the same price as you

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The plastererer we had for the bathroom was  sub contracted he said its so hit and miss with the council they dint pay great and he had to take a another job 

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On 03/04/2021 at 19:18, bassett one said:

yes that may be true,but its the skilled workers pay thats the problem?

My bold - what is this incorrectly perceived problem?

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has anyone found a league table of pay for skilled council workers out of intrest? as it would be intresting to see how high or low we are compared to other councils

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