Former chancellor George Osborne has bagged himself a sixth job, securing a position as honorary professor of economics at the University of Manchester.
According to the Financial Times, Osborne’s appointment was announced to staff at the university by an email. The position will see him give a few lectures a year.
The former MP for Tatton told the Financial Times the University of Manchester is a ‘jewel in the crown of the Northern Powerhouse’.
‘I remain completely committed to that idea that together the different communities in the north can work together so that the whole is greater than the parts – and I believe more strongly than I ever did that the entire county, including our capital, would benefit from a stronger north,’ he told the paper.
Osborne (pictured) is currently chairman of the Northern Powerhouse project as well as editing the London Evening Standard.
In January he also joined asset manager BlackRock as a special adviser – a part-time role which will see him earn £650,000 a year.
As well as these positions, Osborne is a public speaker for the Washington Speaker Bureau and a fellow of the McCain institute.
In recent months he has earned hundreds of thousands pounds from speeches at dinners, including £40,000 for a three hour speech to St James's Place (SJP).