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States of Jersey staff headcount (FOI)

States of Jersey staff headcount (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 07 February 2017.


Under the freedom of information act, I am writing to formally request the following information:


Staff Numbers – Average headcount of permanent and non-permanent staff over the entire 2015/16 financial year or just the headcount as at Thursday, march 31st 2016. Could you provide this information split into staff groups as used within your organisation.


Staff Cost – Total staff cost during the 2015/16 financial year split into permanent and non-permanent staff.


Agency Hours – Hours worked by agency/locum staff in the 2015/16 financial year split by speciality/grade depending on how you report this within your organisation.


Agency Spend – Total amount spent on agency staff in the 2015/16 financial year split into the categories or speciality/grade used by the organisation.


Do you use a direct engagement model within your organisation? Direct engagement model means the organisation pays agency staff directly and then pays the agency commission separately. The alternative to this is to pay the agency a lump sum for any work done by the agency staff and the Agency in turn pays their own staff.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could supply all this information for the year 2015/16 (April ’15 to March’16).

This will be very valuable information towards my ongoing research.


As our current financial year (2016) is still active, we are unable to supply information in relation to 2016, for questions B and D.


The table below shows the average headcount, by department, for 2015, broken down by permanent and non-permanent staff, please note, this information excludes any zero hour staff.

Average Headcount - 2015


​Chief Minister's​32​225​257
​Community and Constitutional Affairs​11​670​681
​Department for the Environment*​11​190​201
​Department for Infrastructure​19​462​482
​Health and Social Services​127​2,601​2,728
​Non-Ministerial States funded**​10​226​236
​Social Security​10​241​251
​Treasury and Resources​10​236​246
​Grand total​463​6,872​7,335


*Includes the following departments:

  • Department for Environment
  • Economic Development
  • Jersey Car Parks
  • Jersey Fleet Management

** Includes the following departments:

  • Non-Ministerial Overseas Aid
  • Non Ministerial States Funded
  • States Assembly (Excludes States Members)


Details of staff costs for 2015 can be found in the 2015 financial report and accounts (pages 151 and 153), however we are unable to break payments down by permanent and non-permanent staff:

2015 Financial Report and Accounts


The hours worked in 2016 by medical locums was 17,506.  


The total agency spend for 2015 for the three main suppliers of agency staff (excluding health care professionals) the SoJ uses was £2.5m.


With the three main suppliers, the SoJ does not use a direct engagement model.

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