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Derby City Council is set to employ an extra manager on up to a whopping £155,000 a year - and that may not be the only new appointment.
The move to have a new director of corporate resources comes after the council revamped its management structure in a bid to save cash.
It would seem to suggest that chief executive Paul Robinson found that the authority's senior level resources were cut too far.
A final decision on whether to go ahead with the new appointment will be made at a Personnel Committee meeting on November 2.
A document officers put together for the meeting says new senior employees are required "including" the director.
It says: "The chief executive has reviewed the current senior management capacity and structure, having considered the strategic priorities of the council and its senior management team, and following the external auditor's public interest report.
"The chief executive has proposed that additional capacity is needed at senior level, including the requirement for a strategic director of resources."
It adds that the new employee is set to have responsibility for finance and accountancy, HR, legal and assurance, digital and customer services and also property services.
It says: "The maximum cost of establishing a new post of strategic director of corporate resources is £155,238, and this will be funded from existing resources."