Conservatives say Labour will pay whoever fills their latest "strategic policy post", the Head of Leader’s Officer, up to £44,766.
They say the role comes only a fortnight after councillors voted through a pay increase for themselves despite making £35m cuts to public services, including the controversial closure of Carlton Road Day Centre for adults with profound disabilities.
Opposition leader Cllr Greg Stafford said: “To create this job immediately after awarding themselves a pay increase at the same time as pushing through the largest cuts to public services that Ealing has ever experienced is nothing short of scandalous.
"This is yet another example of the contemptuous regard the Labour administration has for its residents.
“This new post should never have been created. Residents want services, not more Labour town hall mandarins.”
A council spokesman said: “Over the next four years the chief executive’s department at the council is reducing its budget by 46%. The new role is part of a restructuring of the department which will mean fewer senior posts.
“The person who fills this politically-neutral role will support the development of policies and work closely with the council’s cabinet, chief executive and senior officers.
"It is possible to see the job on the council’s website and the closing date for applications is March 9, 2015.”