Monday, July 27, 2009

Questions posed to the Leader of Liverpool City Council, 8th July 2009 - Q29

Since 1997, can the Leader say how many applicants from the BME communities have
submitted applications for Executive posts?

Since 2006 in relation to the recruitment of 18 Executive posts. The number of candidates from BME communities that have submitted applications for Executive posts is 13.

Verbal supplementary question

Given that we have only received 13 applications for 18 posts over the last 3 years, which is fewer than 1 application per post, is the Leader satisfied that the council is doing enough to attract BME candidates to these key posts? Will he agree with me that we have not moved forward since the review report which said “Liverpool City Council continues to exclude many people from its workforce.” And “Liverpool City Council’s recruitment and employment practices are discriminatory. Many skilled and talented people are prevented from reaching their potential.”

Verbal response

The leader gave way to Cllr Twigger who said he would be picking up all such issues as part of his E&D review that the Leader had tasked him to do.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Surely people only apply for jobs they think they are qualified for?

With that in mind, isn't this a case of 'BME' people being less educated/qualified and therefore outside of the remit of Liverpool City Council.