Chris Marsh, the consultant charged with finding work at MediaCityUK for people from `deprived' areas, gets paid £46,800 for just 12 days work a month on a six month contract, or £650 a day.
Meanwhile, Salford's young people are being offered six month jobs at the BBC for just £3.64 or £4.92 an hour.
The BBC is currently advertising for young Salford (and Trafford) people to become `Ambassadors' at its new HQ in MediaCityUK.
"We are looking for local young people to work in reception, supporting teams by welcoming and looking after their guests" the job spec states "We need people who can represent the BBC positively and enthusiastically to visitors and our local communities; and who can also represent their local community positively to BBC staff and visitors."
It adds that it will be "a fantastic chance to be involved in a huge part of the BBC's history."
Specific tasks include `welcome guests appropriately and professionally', `ensuring guests needs are met', `talking to them and ensuring they are comfortable' and to `represent the BBC and your local community in a positive and enthusiastic manner'… `you will not be working on making programmes'.
The 12 full time equivalent jobs pay minimum wage rates of just £3.64 an hour for 16 and 17 year olds, and £4.92 an hour for 18 and 19 year olds. And the Ambassadors jobs have been created, the advert states "As part of the BBC's commitment to the local economy and young people".
It also states that "there may be opportunities to get involved in other areas with our partners at Balfour Beatty and find out more about how buildings are managed. This could include working with security, catering, housekeeping, tours and the post room team".
Peter Salmon, the Director of BBC North, stated recently…
"As we begin to make a home for the BBC at MediaCityUK I am proud that we are making good on our promise to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to recruitment."
* This story was brought to the Salford Star by a mum who lives in a `deprived' area of Salford, disgusted that her daughter was asked to work for such rates while so much money was being paid to consultants, and BBC staff who can keep their London weighting while working in Salford.
* For those young people not lucky enough to land one of the BBC posts, the annual Salford Quays dispersal order means they could get kicked out the area just for walking around with their mates – if the police have "reasonable grounds for believing that the presence or behaviour of a group of two or more persons…has resulted, or is likely to result, in any members of the public being intimidated, harassed, alarmed or distressed".
For further details of the £650 a day `deprived areas' consultant click here
For further details of wage discrepancies at BBC Salford click here
For any young person who feels that the Ambassador job is too good an opportunity to miss, the deadline for applications is 31st May and you can download the details by clicking here