The advert, on the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital's website, invited applications for a trainee anaesthetist.
But it concluded by stating: "Usual rubbish about equal opportunities employer etc".SNORK!
Of course, I can see why this happened. Someone had a job template with a placeholder text which they didn’t bother to remove before publication (a common problem, even in the MSM).
The amusing thing is the horrified way the NHS PR people scrambled to assure everyone who cares (who really does care, anyway?) that this wasn’t just that sort of mishap:
A trust spokeswoman said: "The wording on this advert in no way reflects the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust's position in relation to equal opportunities, to which it is fully committed.Should be quite simple, then. Stop changing the wording of your usual rubbish about equal opportunities like you change your socks, and people will have no need to put in a placeholder…
"The trust is conscious of its duty to promote equality and is a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer.
"The trust will be conducting an investigation into this incident to ensure that this cannot happen again."