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SALFORD COUNCIL FAT CAT MARTIN VICKERS LEAVES TOP JOB
 

Star date: 6th August 2013

A Salford Star Exclusive

SALFORD COUNCIL SECOND IN COMMAND TAKES REDUNDANCY

Martin Vickers, Salford Council's £134,000 Strategic Director, is leaving his post tomorrow, the Salford Star understands.

Vickers was part of team overseeing around £80million of cuts Ė while his own salary package rose by £30,000 in just three years.

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So farewell then to Martin Vickers, Salford Council's Strategic Director, and widely regarded as second in command to Chief Executive Barbara Spicer. He leaves tomorrow, the Salford Star understands, and has taken early redundancy.

The Vickers severance is unexpected as he was very much seen as an integral part of the team overseeing around £80million of cuts Ė while, of course, his own salary package* rose by £30,000 in just three years! From £104,124 in 2010-11, to £124,346 in 2011-12, to £134,194 in 2012-13!

Neither Salford City Council nor Martin Vickers returned Salford Star calls and emails today to reveal the reason why he is leaving so suddenly, but a Council source told us that the official reason is `to pursue a family business'.

Vickers joined Salford Council 13 years ago as Head of Customer Services, before becoming the strangely named Director of Change and later Strategic Director. With such a huge final salary package, the Salford Star will be keeping an eye on the pay-off he receives from Salford City CouncilÖ

Photo shows Martin Vickers announcing the results at last year's local elections

* See also Salford Fat Cats Get The Cream - click here and Salford Fat Cats Get More Cream - click here

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JAMES BENTLEY wrote
at 14:19:04 on 20 August 2014
I am, as I am sure so is 100% of the affected population, is sick to the stomach of hearing about this kind of corruption within high places. These so called 'leaders' have NO moral standards whatsoever. It says something about the personality and type of person that gets into these positions. Personally I wouldn't pay the time of day. All we can do is hope the council don't replace Mr Vickers and save a shed load of money. but I won't hold my breath!

Edmund wrote
at 14:13:29 on 04 September 2013
Good riddance . Scary Spicer next , hopefully , and not a day too soon .

Anonymous wrote
at 19:54:22 on 03 September 2013
Well well well, look where he's turned up. So much for the 'family business'! Can we have our taxpayers money back?

Paul wrote
at 07:37:13 on 10 August 2013
I would like to tell Martin vickers, that we the council workers have sent around 5 large buckets for his retirement fund and I am pleased to inform him that not one worker has failed to have piss or sh* t in it

Once wrote
at 21:37:41 on 08 August 2013
Good luck, Martin, you will be sorely missed - and all the staff think that!

paul smith wrote
at 13:00:14 on 08 August 2013
I understood voluntary redundancy to apply when either the persons post or another of similar grade would be deleted as a result and a financial saving made. It will be interesting to learn if this is adopted in this case with a financial saving to the tax payers of £134k per year.

Bernard Brough wrote
at 16:29:24 on 07 August 2013
Good riddance, hopefully you can take the rest of the crap with you.

edmund wrote
at 16:28:53 on 07 August 2013
No loss to Salford . Just a Fat Cat deserting the sinking ship Madhouse . I hope the rest of the Inadequate , Self-serving Wasters do the same .

wrote
at 10:49:53 on 07 August 2013
Farewell Martin, It will be Salford's loss, you are the real Star of Salford xxx

Gillian Welsh wrote
at 06:31:55 on 07 August 2013
One down one to go. Let's hope and prayer that Barbara Spicer follows suit very very soon!!!!!

not happy wrote
at 06:31:45 on 07 August 2013
If his job is safe how he can take voluntary redundancy why not give notice like any other job. Or is it a case of rats leaving a sinking ship and taking all the booty with them and it would be interesting to find out if any body else is going with him but still canít understand why he has taken redundancy and would be interesting to find out what kind of pay out the Salford people are going to give him bit of info about redundancy lets if any body else can understand why he is leaving;;; Why would I? Often voluntary redundancy comes with extra money or a better severance package so you could be left with added financial security. However, in this current jobs market itís worth looking at whether the extra money is worth it if you donít have another job lined up. The best thing about voluntarily being made redundant is it puts you back in control of your own life. Why would I? Often voluntary redundancy comes with extra money or a better severance package so you could be left with added financial security. However, in this current jobs market itís worth looking at whether the extra money is worth it if you donít have another job lined up. The best thing about voluntarily being made redundant is it puts you back in control of your own life. How to take voluntary redundancy An employer has to offer you the option of voluntary redundancy; although, if collective redundancies have been announced you can put yourself forward. Itís worth bearing in mind that your employer doesnít have to accept your request and itís totally up to them whether or not you can be made voluntarily redundant.

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