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Interim staff costs (FOI)

Interim staff costs (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 10 November 2016.


A note in the States of Jersey accounts for 2015 (page 92) says: "Interim staff whose annual cost exceeded £100,000 were appointed without following the prescribed recruitment process including the requirement for SEB (States Employment Board) approval."

I would like to know how many staff appointments the above statement refers to and in which departments they were appointed.

I would like to know the actual cost and duration of each appointment.

I would like to know if any of the appointments were of people previously employed by the States. If so, were they previously employed by the same department and/or in similar roles?

If they weren't hired using the prescribed hiring process, I would like to know which hiring process they were hired by.


These positions were hired into Social services during 2015. A general authorisation was provided by SEB in July 2014 to hire externals to resolve skills gaps. Any costs referred to reflect the total actual costs and includes contracted cost of role and do not reflect payments to individuals.

A and B

Eight Interim staff for the Children’s Social Services team within Community and Social Services whose annual cost exceeded £100,000 were appointed solely on the discretion of the Acting Head of the Children’s Social Service without following the prescribed recruitment tendering process during latter half of 2014 and 2015.

​Role​Duration of appointment​Cost
​Post 1​20 months​£208,260
​Post 2​19 months​£151,050
​Post 3​5 months​£41,250
​Post 4​6 months​£55,223
​Post 5​6 months​£55,323
​Post 6​8 months​£70,208
​Post 7​19 months​£144,833
​Post 8​10 months​£73,616


All positions except for the Team Manager Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) have now been recruited following appropriate recruitment procedure and candidates have started in the period March to August 2016.


No interim recruits to these positions had previously been employed by the States of Jersey.


They were hired direct from specialist interim agencies following an interview either face to face or by telephone.

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