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Cost of agency Social Workers (FOI)

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

​Request

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

A

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?

B

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

C

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?

Response

A

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).

B

23 social work posts with permanent staff

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

C

​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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