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Figures in relation to contractors and agency staff 2013 to 2015 (FOI)

Figures in relation to contractors and agency staff 2013 to 2015 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 20 January 2016.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please can you advise how many contractors, consultants, temporary workers and agency staff (ie individuals engaged principally in providing services to the States of Jersey for more than 26 weeks, but who do not feature within the headcount and payroll statistics of the States of Jersey) have been engaged by the following individual States Departments (Chief Minister’s, Treasury amd Resources, Social Security, Home Affairs, Transport and Technical Services) during the course of 2013, 2014 and 2015. Please could the response be expressed by department specified in terms of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff numbers, and in terms of full cost including any agency and accommodation costs.


We are endeavouring to ascertain the trend in respect of headcount numbers within certain Departments of the States, but in particular, we are seeking to determine whether any change in staffing numbers correlates with the volume of work being undertaken,  or whether certain elements of the workload are being undertaken by others in addition to, or perhaps in substitution or in replacement of those members of staff who feature in headcount statistics.


The figures provided below show the staff within those departments as of 31 December 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

Any member of staff in the department who is on a fixed term contract, we have shown in the second table:

Staffing levels at the States of Jersey (expressed in Full Time Equivalent (‘FTE’) numbers)

Reported staffing levels (FTE)201320142015
Chief Minister's Department195.0220.3201.9
Treasury and Resources Department237.0240.3224.4
Social Security209.4211.9232.0
Home Affairs649.5653.0629.1
Transport and Technical Services451.4446.7405.7


Task specific contracted staff (FTE)201320142015
Chief Minister's Department26.341.520.2
Treasury and Resources Department7.45.48.9
Social Security3.39.74.8
Home Affairs7.37.311.0
Transport and Technical Services25.820.813.8

With regards to request for information in relation to the FTE of consultants, this information is not held on a system within the States of Jersey. 

However, a similar FOI question (cost of UK specialists and consultants by year and department) can be found below.

Cost of UK specialists and consultants by year and department (FOI)

The request for information into the amount of agency staff used within certain departments is only available from 2014 onwards. In addition to this, agency staff are currently being reported on a headcount basis. 

The below information is only from the following agencies, as these are the preferred suppliers of civil service agency staff:

  • 1st Recruitment
  • ASL Recruitment
  • Rowlands Recruitment
Agency / temporary staff (headcount)201320142015
Chief Minister's Department02013
Treasury and Resources Department01610
Social Security0​4739
Home Affairs01613
Transport and Technical Services01315

 The figures above are agency staff within departments as of 31 December 2014 and 2015.

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