04:00PM, Friday 17 July 2015
Nearly £10,000 was spent by the Royal Borough on a single job advert last year.
In a report on social services recruitment, due to be presented to the children's services overview and scrutiny panel at Maidenhead Town Hall on Tuesday, a half page job advert in the Guardian, costing £9,800, is used as an example of why recruitment spend should be refocused.
The report says the borough then advertised for five roles in social services and decided to go for a different advertising package with the Guardian, opting for five online adverts for £10,000.
The report notes this was better value for money.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.