Did you see this?

The BBC may have embarked on some of the most dramatic cost-cutting in its history, but it seems there is still some way to go. There are almost 4,500 job titles in existence at the Corporation, it has emerged, and almost 2,000 of its staff have the word manager in their title. It is thought there are even more staff on top of this who are classed as and paid as managers but do not have the word in their job titles.

It has to be that unique funding that allows all of this largesse.

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  1. Martin says:

    Is “Chief supplier of Cocaine” one of the many titles I wonder?


  2. john in cheshire says:

    I’m rapidly approaching the time when I cancel my tv licence, disconnect my tv from aerial and cable and only watch programmes via the internet. Then the bbc can go to hell as far as I’m concerned. I hope this trend increases to the point that there are more non-paying, non-live tv-watching people than there are licence fee payers because then, it will be the market that determines this monster’s future.


  3. London Calling says:

    “Manager” is so last century. Job title inflation runs way ahead of RPI, and now everyone wants to be a “Director”, as in Director of Team Nutrition – fetching coffee and donut for meetings. If you want to find real waste go for Personal Assistants. Secretaries all got promoted to Personal Assistants and then have their own flunkey beneath them to do the typing and filing. You could slice away swathes of all this nonsense and never notice the difference. The BBC would still be sh*t, but at least it would be cheaper sh*t.


  4. Gerald says:

    Can someone remind us of the actual number of BBC “executives” on a salary more than the Prime Minister. I seem to recall the 200 figure, but may be wrong


  5. cjhartnett says:

    Oh hell…Laurie Penney is on Newsnight and howling down some banker who dared to say that “socialism” had some responsibility for the current economic inbroglio.
    Oh dear…both Penney and her minder Maitlis are having none of that….good Buddha no!…to dare to blame Balls and Miliband…how very dare he!
    Smelling salts all round and a veritable attack of the vapours…thankfully Laurie is doing her wailing from New York, so she might need to plant a poplar or two when she deigns to come back to deal with the Eurozone crisis…or the lack of fluorescent hair dyes due to Tory cutbacks if that`s easier!


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      OMFG. Louis just brought her up the other day.  Did they identify her as an extremist?  Can the BBC sink any lower?


    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      Mr. Marbles has rather overstepped the mark, for now, to be featured as a BBC ‘commentator’, and Mr. Prescott is a bit compromised too, so Ms. Penney seems the default gob du jour on anything Newsnight figures a ‘spokesperson for the country’ is needed to support their coverage.

      Not sure this young lady, and her amazing funding sources, work commitments, and polituical views are necessarily of the 99%, mind.

      But no wonder the Mason groupies were howling as the two seem very much an item, and if you dare ask questions of one, the wagons of all circle.


  6. ian says:

    I’d love to find out how many of these “managers” get seconded to Brussels, how many are in Common Purpose, and how many benefit from Commission grant-aid to the corporation.