Derek Hill, 48, was celebrating last night after scooping the flagship prize for Britain’s Most Pointless Job Title for his role as ‘Principal Technical Delivery and Communications Analysis Specialist’ at Matlock-based IT company Infotrica Solutions Ltd.
‘For years I’ve had people laughing openly to my face while I try and explain what I do,’ said Mr Hill, ‘and occasionally they’ve even punched me. But it’s good to know that all that humiliation and violence was worth it.’
Keith Dixon, a director at Infotrica, was equally delighted, ‘We are all thrilled for Derek. He is one of the most stultifyingly dull human beings I’ve ever had the misfortune to employ and he truly deserves this award. It really couldn’t have happened to a more uninspiring person.’
Sally Hughes, one of the judges of the award, commented, ‘This has been a truly vintage year. In these difficult times, it’s incredibly reassuring to know that there are still millions of people out there in the UK doing pointless and unfathomable jobs. That’s good news for us all.’
Mr Hill wins a £15 gift voucher for Maplin Electronics and the chance to compete for the prestigious ‘Palme d’Excrement’ at this year’s Cannes Festival of Futile Occupations.