Derby

Derby City Council reveals cash spent on manager post

Ros Vahey
Image caption The city council would not say why Ms Vahey was suspended

Derby City Council has revealed it spent more than £28,000 recruiting a manager who was suspended after just four months in the job.

Ros Vahey was suspended from her job as strategic director of children and young people after unspecified allegations made against her.

A Freedom Of Information request by BBC Radio Derby found advertising and agency costs of £28,288 were paid out.

Ms Vahey resigned in October, saying it was "in everyone's best interests".

The FOI request also revealed Ms Vahey was paid £9,907.50 per month from April until October.

A spokesperson from Derby City Council said the allegations against Ms Vahey were closed and the differences between the parties had been resolved.

A new strategic director for children and young people will be recruited in the New Year.

No further details were available about the remuneration package for Ms Vahey and the exact nature of the allegations against her.

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