The Home Office posted a job advertisement seeking a candidate whose job it would be to "actively combat bullying" in the department after Home Secretary Priti Patel bullied officials.
The Head of Home Office Strategy open position was posted on the department's LinkedIn page on Tuesday and is also on the government's public sector jobs page.
The job ad description states that it is looking for someone who: “Fosters an inclusive culture by actively combating bullying, harassment and discrimination and supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees to create a great place to work. & # 39;
Any hopeful candidate described under the list of "desirable criteria" is also expected to have "a track record of embedding internal cultural and behavioral change skills that work at all levels of a complex organization".
With a salary range of £ 71,000 to £ 85,000, the successful candidate for a permanent position is expected to be comfortable in fast-paced situations, present on boards such as senior officials and government ministers, and provide quality advice and insight on pace.
The Home Office is looking for a strategy for the head of the Home Office – someone whose job would include combating bullying in the department after it was discovered that Home Secretary Priti Patel had bullied officials. Pictured: Ms. Patel apologizes during an interview
Above: The job advertisement on LinkedIn for the Head of Home Office Strategy. Bottom image: The description of the job posting states that it is looking for someone who: “Fosters an inclusive culture by actively combating bullying, harassment and discrimination and promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees, around a great place to develop work & # 39;
"Building and managing effective working relationships will be critical as (the head of strategy) will be expected to be implemented by others, including department heads," the description read on LinkedIn.
The LinkedIn post is in the midst of the bullying scandal, which published a report finding that Interior Minister Priti Patel – head of the government's interior ministry since 2019 – had bullied officials working in the ministerial department.
It is unclear whether the job description for the position of Head of Strategy is a response to the recent scandal or a wider systemic problem in a department where a dozen employees were charged with "bullying, harassment, discrimination or abusive behavior" between 2018 and 2019. were discharged. Der Spiegel reported on Monday.
The Ministry of the Interior was asked for an opinion.
The ad, which was placed on Tuesday around noon, has so far seen 51 applicants, according to the site.
The long-awaited investigation of the cabinet minister's behavior in three departments found that she “failed to meet the requirements of the Ministerial Code on Treating Civil Servants with Consideration and Respect”.
Ms. Patel, 48, is accused of belittling colleagues and clashing with high-ranking officials. The investigation started in March. Public Service Sir Mark Sedwill said last week he has been on the Prime Minister's desk since September.
Ms. Patel reportedly told officials they were "damn useless" and further details of Ms. Patel's behavior emerged Monday, including allegations of several examples of "screaming, yelling and cursing".
She apologized and said she never purposely set out to upset anyone.
Boris Johnson reached out to rescue the Home Secretary from the sack last week after it was discovered she had bullied officials
Downing Street did not deny the allegations Mr Johnson tried to convince Sir Alex Allan (pictured) to defuse his conclusion that the Home Secretary's behavior was tantamount to bullying when he found cases of yelling and cursing against employees
Despite the results of the bullying report, Boris Johnson refused to fire Ms. Patel and even faced allegations that he had pressured his standard advisor to water down his report on employee bullying by the Home Secretary when he left the Tory – MPs asked "to form a square around the pritster". .
Downing Street did not deny the allegations that Mr Johnson tried to convince Sir Alex Allan to tone down his conclusion that Priti Patel's behavior was tantamount to bullying when he found cases of yelling and swearing against employees.
The adviser quit Friday when the prime minister overruled his conclusion that Ms. Patel had violated the ministerial code and stood by his Conservative colleague and urged other party members to do the same.
It is unclear whether the job description for the position of Head of Strategy is a response to the recent scandal or a wider systemic problem in the Home Office (pictured) where a dozen employees were laid off for bullying, harassment, discrimination or discrimination between 2018 and 2019 were offensive behavior & # 39;
Patel is accused of being "a liar and a tyrant" by a senior official
Priti Patel was charged with abusing a number of officials in three departments where she worked in the government.
The investigation was sparked by the resignation of Sir Philip Rutnam as permanent secretary in the Home Office in February.
It sparked a furious argument with Sir Philip, who branded Mrs. Patel as a liar and a tyrant.
In a bombshell resignation he read live on television, he accused 47-year-old Miss Patel of "yelling and swearing, belittling people, making unreasonable and repeated demands".
He accused Ms. Patel of orchestrating a "vicious" campaign against him, lied about her involvement in it, and created a climate of fear in her department.
It sparked an avalanche of claims against Boris Johnson's most senior minister, which they all deny.
Claims against Ms. Patel include the allegation that she "disguised" employees in front of their colleagues and asked, "Why are they all so useless?"
Sir Philip is taking the Home Secretary and her department to a labor tribunal next year, accusing them of unfair dismissal and claiming he should have been protected as a whistleblower.
He was one of the top officials in Whitehall after joining the Home Office as permanent secretary in April 2017 – the top official role in any department – and previously doing the same job at the Department of Transportation for five years.
However, a Whitehall source told the BBC that Sir Alex resisted pressure to make the results “palatable”.
Der Spiegel reported on Monday that three Interior Ministry employees were fired in 2019 and nine more were fired in 2018 after receiving information about a freedom of information request.
According to the newspaper, each of the layoffs was for "bullying, harassment, discrimination or abusive behavior." Another 19 employees will receive “formal measures” between 2018 and 2019.
The position of interior minister is coming under increasing pressure.
Lucy Powell, Shadow Secretary of Commerce, told Sky News & # 39; Sophy Ridge yesterday: & # 39; If you discover that you are breaking the Ministerial Code, your position is completely untenable. I find it appalling that the Prime Minister decided to support them instead of firing them. & # 39;
The prime minister last week turned down official advice that Miss Patel had broken the minister's code of conduct by bullying officials in three departments.
But despite the prime minister's backing through the scandal, Ms. Patel could stand to the ax as home secretary and be named Tory chairman in a New Year's reshuffle, sources told the Sunday Times.
While Mr Johnson had told MPs to "form a square around the Prittster", he reportedly got tired of failing to tackle the tide of migrants coming into Britain by boat.
"The view of the No. 10 political operation was that it should be protected," a senior Tory told the newspaper. “However, there is also the view that it should be reshuffled for reasons of competence.
"It's always frustrating that the Home Office isn't in control of things, especially the small boats."
Police Minister Kit Malthouse, who is a confidante of the Prime Minister, prefers to take the helm, the newspaper reported. Michael Gove and Dominic Raab should also be in the frame.
Miss Patel, popular with the Tory grass roots, is named Tory Party leader.
Sources did not deny the reports, but said talks about reshuffle were far too premature.
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