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Recruitment costs (FOI)

DepartmentFreedom of Information
AuthorGovernment of Jersey
Issue date14 Mar 2019
Cost Prepared internally, no external cost


What are the total recruitment costs (by individual post if available) relating to the employment of Director Generals, Directors and any other posts reporting directly to Director Generals, including interims, between September 2017 and 15 January 2019.

Specifically, this should include the costs of external head-hunters, recruitment agencies, consultants, travel costs for interviewees and any other related costs.


Please see details in the tables below:

Tier 1 - Director Generals

The total cost for recruiting eight Director Generals was £134,445.74 which equates to an average cost per hire per role of £16,805.72. There were no associated recruitment and selection costs for appointing Interims into the roles of Chief Operating Officer, DG Children, Young People, Education and Skills and DG Health and Community Services.

The total cost for recruiting 26 Director and Group Director roles was £289,587.34. There were no associated recruitment and selection costs for appointing Interims on FTC contracts.

As part of the recruitment into all Tier 1 and Tier 2 roles a full assessment centre was designed by a specialist assessment and recruitment firm to test all candidates that went through the process. The cost of this design was £9,000 covering all 40 positions.

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