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Cost of agency Social Workers (FOI)

DepartmentFreedom of Information
AuthorStates of Jersey
Issue date08 Feb 2019
Cost Prepared internally, no external cost


This request relates to Registered Social Workers working in a social work designated post only.


Can you please tell me the annual cost of agency social workers in children’s service compared to the cost of employing that cohort on permanent States of Jersey contracts?


Can you also please break down how many permanent social work FTE there are versus agency social workers FTE?


Can you please break down the cost of employing one permanent children’s social worker annually versus the actual billed cost of a children’s agency social worker annually?



There are currently 24 agency social workers which would cost £1,989,000 per year. If these were filled by permanent FTE the cost would be £1,505,040 (with overheads, such as employer pension and social security contributions).


23 social work posts with permanent staff

24 social work posts with agency staff (vacancy is presently FTE social work posts 34.4)


​Position ​Yearly cost

​Social worker – permanent (Grade 10)

​£62,710 (with overheads as per (A) above)
​Social worker – agency ​£82,875 – no additional overhead costs for the States of Jersey


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