Is this the most badly written job advert in history?

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Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has announced he is seeking a new chief executive and monitoring officer - but it appears Lord Bach may been in need of a spellchecker, too.

An advert detailing the senior role was published in the Guardian yesterday but has since been corrected online, after subs spotted that it was interspersed with spelling errors.

The 202-word bulletin contained no less than eight spelling mistakes, including the words “the”, “office”, “effective” and “fulfil”.

It has also been rectified on the Crime Commissioner’s website.

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Notifying candidates that they have until 28 April to register their interest, the advert specified that successful applicants would be required to “contribute to the efective [sic] delivery of the Police and Crime Plan and be accountable for service delivery at local, regional and national level.”

“Te [sic] Chief Executive is also the Monitoring Ofcer [sic] with responsibilities for the legal decisions of the Commissioner,” it said, adding “you will develop and implement efective [sic] engagement with all sections of the community.”

“Te [sic] ability to travel around the country to fulfl [sic] the duties of the post, is essential,” it continued.

Leicestershire PCC was unavailable when approached for comment last night.

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