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Staff numbers (FOI)

Staff numbers (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 15 September 2017.



Staff Numbers – Average headcount of permanent and non-permanent staff over the entire 2016 / 17 financial year or just the headcount as at Friday, 31 March 2017. Could you provide this information split into staff groups as used within your organisation.


Staff Cost – Total staff cost during the 2016 / 17 financial year split into permanent and non-permanent staff.


Agency Hours – Hours worked by agency / locum staff in the 2016 / 17 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 2016/17 financial year split into the categories or speciality/grade used by the organisation.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could supply all this information for the year 2016 / 17 (April 16 to March 17).

I look forward to hearing from you regarding this information and just to confirm, the information is for personal use only.


As our current financial year is still active, we are unable to supply information in relation to 2017, for questions B to D. Please note, the States of Jersey financial year runs from January to December.


Table 1 shows the average headcount, by department, for 2016, broken down by permanent and non-permanent staff, please note, this information excludes any zero hour staff:

 Table 1:

​ ​ ​ ​Average Headcount - 2016





​Chief Minister's Department​19191​210​
​Community and Constitutional Affairs (CCA)​8​660​668
​Department for Environment* ​17258​275​
​Department for Infrastructure​14​410​425
​Education ​162 ​1,817​1,980
​Health & Social Services​101 ​2,480 ​2,581
​Non Ministerial States Funded**​10​225 ​235
​Social Security​10234​244​
​Treasury and Resources​16​177​193
​Grand total​356​6,451  ​6,807

* 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 2016 can be found in the 2016 financial report and accounts (page 136), however we are unable to break payments down by permanent and non-permanent staff:

2016 Financial Report and Accounts


Information in regards to agency hours is not held in States of Jersey information systems and as such, this information is not available.


The total agency spend for 2016 for the three main suppliers of agency staff the States of Jersey uses was £3.0m.

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