I've been in the same job for the last 13 years so somewhat out of the loop with these things. I've seen a job advertised that would be perfect for me and give me the new challenge and direction i desperately need and thought i would never get.
The move would mean me taking a sizeable pay cut but i thinks its doable based on initial figures but wonder how things could pan out so if you'd be so kind I've a few questions that you may be able to help me with....
- When a job is advertised with a payscale of £21,000 - £23,000 am I right in assuming that the starting figure would be somewhere in between the two depending on experience.
- Is the figure set in stone or is there room for negotiations, bearing in mind the drop in pay I'd be taking?
- How would you expect wages to go up in the first say five years after starting. I know that's a hard one to answer and prob can only get the specifics from the employer but I don't want that to be my opening line of questioning!!
If it helps its a role in the public sector that is very very very unlikely to ever be adapted much or the role lost.
A very secure role but still in the public sector, I'm in the private at the moment. The only other info I have right now is that its pay scale grade G, whatever that means!