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Human Resources

Workforce
Information Report Issue 04 November 2004

Contact Details CONTENTS


Contact Details 1
If you require further copies of this report, please Headline Figures 1
contact:
Supplementary Notes 1
Stefan Hendry, HR Officer Workforce Planning & Staff in Post
Information (stefan.hendry3@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk)
By Staff Group 2
02072178556
Staffing Ratios 3
If you have any comments on this report, please Detailed Breakdown of Staff in Post
complete and return the form attached at the end of this Operational Staff 4
report, or e-mail your comments to Support Staff 6
NPD.workforceinforeport@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Change in Staff in Post by Area 8
Vacancy Levels
Headline Figures Operational Staff 11
Support Staff 14
¾ As at the end of Quarter 1 2004/2005 (1 April – 30 Starters and Leavers
June 2004) there were a total of 19,470.34 FTE staff
in the NPS (including NPD and Chief Officers) By Staff Group 18
By Area 18
¾ 14,142.25 of these staff were employed in an By Region 21
operational capacity (72.63%), with the remaining
Regional Attrition Rates 23
5,328.09 employed as support staff (27.37%). The
overall ratio of support to operational staff in the Destination of Leavers 23
NPS is 1:2.65 Health and Safety 24
¾ The total number of staff employed by NPS has
decreased from Quarter 4 03/04 to Quarter 1 04/05
by 116.54 FTE or 0.60%. The London Region has
experienced the greatest decrease with a fall of 58.8 ¾ The Quarter 1 2004/2005 report provides a regional
FTE (2.32%) analysis of the rate of accidents (calculated as
accidents per FTE). Generally this analysis shows
¾ Total gross vacancies in the NPS at the end of
quarterly fluctuations in most Regions, but overall
Quarter 1 were 1207.68 FTE, up 59.78 since last
the trend is steady. However, East of England and
quarter. The number of vacancies being actively
South West Regions have shown a marked increase
recruited to was reported as 810.40 FTE
in the last 3 quarters. These increases are likely to
¾ The majority of Regions have experienced a degree be a reflection of improved reporting rather than an
of growth in the last 3 quarters. However, in the actual change in actual accident rates.
present quarter the majority of Regions have
remained stable, or have experienced small
decreases in staff numbers Supplementary Notes
¾ The national attrition rate stands at 2.68%, and has
fallen slightly since last quarter (2.76%) The period covered within this report is from 1 April 2004
to 30 June 2004 (Quarter 1), and has been compiled
¾ The frequency rate of 3 day lost time accidents has
using returns submitted by each of the 42 Probation
increased nationally on last quarter (up by 50.85%),
Areas, plus the National Probation Directorate (NPD).
while the same rate for 1 to 3 day lost time accidents
The material has not previously been published.
has leveled out after 3 consecutive quarters of
growth

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In reading this report, you should note the following: The terminology used within this report is defined as
follows:-
‰ Data contained within this report on staff numbers
represents a snap-shot at the 30 June 2004. ‰ FTE – Full time equivalent.
‰ Data from Quarter 4 03/04 has been included where ‰ Establishment – represents the number of staff for
appropriate for comparison, as well as from which budgetary provision has been made, and may
Quarters 2 and 3 where necessary to examine be subject to revision and reallocation during the
emerging trends. course of the year. The systems in a small number
of Areas are not set up to report on establishment
‰ The data contained within the report is not directly
levels and separate provisions have been made to
comparable with previous data collected through the
collate the relevant information from these.
RDS Probation Statistics.
‰ Vacancy – a post that is being actively recruited into
‰ In a small number of Areas, there are again
(NB – due to data collection limitations, this report
differences in the numbers of staff in post at the end
retains the concept of a vacancy existing within a
of each quarter which do not match the net
notional complement of staff; future reports will use
increases/decreases anticipated given the number
this definition of a vacancy).
of starters and leavers in the period. These can be
accounted for as follows:- ‰ Operational Staff – represents those staff whose
work involves direct contact with offenders on a daily
o Changes in the working hours of existing
basis.
employees
‰ Support Staff – all other staff employed within the
o Adjustments made by Areas to their systems to
Service. It is acknowledged that some staff
meet the revised reporting arrangements
categorised within this group may have some
o Local adjustments to the way in which staff are contact with offenders.
categorised into job groups, and individual
‰ Attrition – calculated as the number of
interpretations of the boundaries of job groups
leavers/average number of staff in post over the
o Temporary transfers of staff from support to period. At Area level, attrition includes those who
operational posts have left that Area but who have remained within the
Service. At national level, such leavers are not
o The absence of staff on extended study leave included, as they do not represent attrition from the
Service.

Staff in Post
Table 1 – Staff in Post by Job Group (Operational)
As at 30 June 2004, there were
19,470.34 FTE staff employed across
Quarter 1 Quarter 4 Change % of T otal
the NPS (including those employed in
04/05 03/04 Q4>Q1 Workforce
the NPD and Chief Officers).
Senior Probation Officer 1140.06 1124.78 + 15.28 5.86 + (0.11)
This is a decrease in staff of 116.54 Senior Practitioner 347.39 332.85 + 14.54 1.78 + (0.08)
FTE on figures reported at the close of
Quarter 4 2003/2004 (19,586.88 FTE), Probation Officer 4769.87 4827.80 - 57.93 24.50 - (0.15)
and is a slight reversal of the growth in Trainee Probation Officer 1819.22 1820.22 - 1.00 9.34 + (0.05)
staff that has been experienced over the Probation Services Officers 5467.77 5416.83 + 50.94 28.08 + (0.43)
previous four quarters.
Psychologists 24.00 26.00 - 2.00 0.12 - (0.01)
Tables 1, 2, and 3 breakdown these
Other Operational Staff 573.94 701.43 - 127.49 2.95 - (0.63)
overall staffing figures by staff group.
Total 14142.25 14249.91 - 107.66 72.63 - (0.12)

Probation Areas – Operational


Staff staff to the available categories. As Areas become
clearer about what specific categories staff belong in,
During Quarter 1 there has been an overall decrease in the number of staff being placed in the catch all ‘Other’
operational staff of 107.66 FTE (0.76%) on those category has decreased.
employed at the close of last quarter.
In contrast, a number of operational job groups have
The greatest decrease in staff has occurred amongst seen an increase in staff during Quarter 1. For example,
‘Other Operational Staff’, where there has been a Probation Services Officer numbers have increased by
decrease of 127.49 FTE. This equates to a decrease of 50.94 FTE (0.94%) since Quarter 4. Senior Probation
18.18% on last quarter. Officer and Senior Practitioner numbers have also
However, this decrease can be largely attributed to shown an increase during Quarter 1.
changes in the way in which Areas are allocating their

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Probation Areas – Support Table 2 – Staff in Post by Job Group (Support)
Staff
Quarter 1 Quarter 4 Change % of T otal
Amongst support staff there has 04/05 03/04 Q4>Q1 Workforce
been an overall slight increase in Chief Officers 42.00 41.00 + 1.00 0.22 + (0.01)
staff of 8.92 FTE (0.18%). The
largest increase was experienced Deputy Chief Officers/Directors 37.70 40.70 - 3.00 0.19 - (0.01)
amongst ‘Support Staff – Others’ ACO and Equivalent 277.34 264.02 + 13.32 1.42 + (0.08)
where staff numbers have risen by a Area/District Managers or Equivalent 98.80 90.80 + 8.00 0.51 + (0.04)
total of 37.04 FTE (11.20%).
Managers-Section or Function Heads 396.91 396.06 + 0.85 2.04 + (0.02)
Almost all job groups in the support
Support Staff-Adm inistration 3505.58 3569.40 - 63.83 18.00 - (0.22)
category have experienced some
degree of increase during the Support Staff Others 367.61 330.57 + 37.04 1.89 + (0.20)
quarter. However, the fact that the Other Specialist W orkers 269.65 254.12 + 15.53 1.38 + (0.09)
largest job group within this category
Total 4995.59 4986.67 + 8.92 25.66 - (0.41)
(Support Staff – Administration) has
experienced the largest decrease
(63.83 FTE) in staff has largely Tables 1 (previous page) & 2: Figures in brackets denote the change from
cancelled out the gains made the last quarter in terms of % of total workforce
elsewhere.
Table 3 – Staff in Post by Grade (National Probation Directorate)
NPD Staff
Quarte r 1 Quarter 4 Change % of T otal
There has been a further fall in the 04/05 03/04 Q4>Q1 Workforce
number of staff employed by NPD of
Senior Civil Servant 12.00 {0.00} 12.00 0.00 0.06 + (0.00)
17.80 FTE since last quarter.
Grade 6 24.50 {3.00} 32.00 - 7.50 0.13 - (0.04)
It is likely that this may be the result
Grade 7 87.80 {33.25} 85.20 + 2.60 0.45 + (0.02)
of uncertainty about the future
staffing numbers and structures Senior Executive Officer 66.30 {4.00} 54.20 + 12.10 0.34 + (0.06)
under NOMS. Newly vacated posts Higher Executive Officer 29.40 {1.00} 34.60 - 5.20 0.15 - (0.03)
are being left vacant in anticipation
Exective Officer 56.00 {1.00} 53.00 + 3.00 0.29 + (0.02)
of changes to staffing levels in the
future. Adm inistrative Officer 33.60 {0.00} 32.60 + 1.00 0.17 + (0.01)
Adm inistrative Assistant 3.00 {0.00} 4.50 - 1.50 0.02 - (0.01)
Senior Personal Secretary 5.00 {1.00} 5.30 - 0.30 0.03 - (0.00)
Probation Boards
Personal Secretary 9.50 {1.00} 13.50 - 4.00 0.05 - (0.02)
In addition, at the close of Quarter 1
Consultants 5.40 23.40 - 18.00 0.03 - (0.09)
there were 557 Board Members in
post. Total 332.50 {44.25} 350.30 - 17.80 1.71 - (0.08)

Staffing Ratios Table 3: Figures include those staff seconded to the NPD, but excluding those who
have been accounted for in the figures for their own Area, totaling 23.4 FTE. Figures
There has again been very little in { } brackets show the number of secondees. Figures in ( ) brackets denote the
change in the ratio of operational to change from the last quarter in terms of % of total workforce.
support staff in the NPS.
Operational staff accounted for management roles by the NPS. This equates to 4.38%
72.63% (72.67% in Quarter 4) of all staff employed by (4.25% last quarter) of the total NPS workforce, and a
the NPS. This means that the ratio of support to management to staff ratio of 1:22.82 (unchanged on last
operational staff stands at 1:2.65 (including those quarter).
employed by NPD) compared to 1:2.66 in the previous
quarter. The ratios of managers to operational staff and
managers to support staff both continue to be 1:16.58
Amongst operational staff, the small decrease in and 1:4.86 respectively.
Probation Officers in post, and a similar increase in
Probation Services Officers means that the ratio of POs When NPD staff are excluded, the overall average ratio
to PSOs has returned to a ratio of 1:1.15 , which is of support to operational staff is 1:2.83, a slight drop on
similar to that recorded at the end of Quarter 2 of the ratio of 1:2.88 recorded last quarter. However, as
2003/2004 (1:1.12 last quarter). acknowledged in previous reports, there are no fixed
staffing ratios to be adhered to, and there is significant
The same change in staffing means that the ratio of fluctuation in the ratio employed in different Areas and
Senior Probation Officers to Probation Officer has Regions of the NPS. For a full breakdown by Area,
dropped slightly to 1:4.18 from 1:4.29 last quarter. please refer to the Table 10 on page 10.
Including Chief Officers, but excluding staff employed by
NPD, there were 852.75 FTE staff employed in

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Detailed Breakdown of Staff in Post
Operational Staff
The tables below provide a further detailed breakdown or Region. Please note that a small number of Areas
of the areas of work in which operational staff are have not been able to provide data in this form due to
employed across the NPS (excluding the NPD), shown system limitations, but are continuing to look at ways of
by staff group and Region. remedying this over the coming months. In these
instances, staff have been included under the ‘Fieldwork’
The figures are presented as FTE, and as a percentage or ‘Other’ categories as appropriate. The figures below
(figures in blue) of the total staff employed in that group are presented as at 30 June 2004.

Table 4a – Staff in Post by Job Group & Work Area (Operational)

Programmes
Punishment
Community

Community

Resttlement
Supervision

Approved
Premises

Liaison
Victim
Prison

DTTOs
Team

Court
Senior Probation Officer FTE 56.31 178.90 33.26 116.51 57.64 72.90 114.11 55.50 12.30
% 4.94 15.69 2.92 10.22 5.06 6.39 10.01 4.87 1.08
Senior Practitioner FTE 26.00 37.45 12.60 7.00 13.80 15.00 64.02 9.03 4.00
% 7.48 10.78 3.63 2.02 3.97 4.32 18.43 2.60 1.15
Probation Officer FTE 116.60 1194.54 227.87 454.47 339.20 59.20 280.18 198.70 28.66
% 2.44 25.04 4.78 9.53 7.11 1.24 5.87 4.17 0.60
Trainee Probation Officer FTE
%
Probation Services Officers FTE 1489.54 631.80 119.96 348.25 452.32 393.58 648.86 282.50 108.86
% 27.24 11.55 2.19 6.37 8.27 7.20 11.87 5.17 1.99
Psychologists FTE 2.00 2.00 9.00
% 8.33 8.33 37.50
Other Operational Staff FTE 161.02 64.10 0.00 4.24 0.90 256.97 20.50 2.00 1.00
% 28.06 11.17 0.00 0.74 0.16 44.77 3.57 0.35 0.17
Total FTE 1849.47 2108.79 395.69 930.47 863.86 797.65 1136.67 547.73 154.82
% 13.08 14.91 2.80 6.58 6.11 5.64 8.04 3.87 1.09

Table 4b – Staff in Post by Job Group & Work Area (Operational)


Secondment

Secondees

Difference
Fieldwork

Quarter 4
Services
to YOTS

Training

Central
Other

03/04
Other

Total

Senior Probation Officer FTE 5.00 59.70 36.50 39.68 261.35 40.40 1140.06 1124.78 + 15.28
% 0.44 5.24 3.20 3.48 22.92 3.54
Senior Practitioner FTE 1.00 11.00 88.44 3.00 46.55 8.50 347.39 332.85 + 14.54
% 0.29 3.17 25.46 0.86 13.40 2.45
Probation Officer FTE 223.67 104.66 171.96 18.20 1258.76 93.20 4769.87 4827.80 - 57.93
% 4.69 2.19 3.61 0.38 26.39 1.95
Trainee Probation Officer FTE 1819.22 1819.22 1820.22 - 1.00
% 100.00
Probation Services Officers FTE 27.70 41.46 5.50 15.00 652.08 250.36 5467.77 5416.83 + 50.94
% 0.51 0.76 0.10 0.27 11.93 4.58
Psychologists FTE 1.00 8.00 2.00 24.00 26.00 - 2.00
% 4.17 33.33 8.33
Other Operational Staff FTE 3.00 7.00 12.00 0.00 9.40 31.81 573.94 701.43 - 127.49
% 0.52 1.22 2.09 0.00 1.64 5.54
Total: FTE 260.37 223.82 2133.62 76.88 2236.14 426.27 14142.25 14249.91 - 107.66
% 1.84 1.58 15.09 0.54 15.81 3.01

Tables 4a & 4b: The ‘Difference’ column indicates the change in the ‘staff in post’ total between the previous
(Quarter 4) and current Quarters.

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Table 5a – Staff in Post by Region & Work Area (Operational)

Programmes
Punishment
Community

Community

Resttlement
Supervision

Approved
Premises

Liaison
Victim
Prison

DTTOs
Team

Court
North W est FTE 273.43 221.66 0.00 149.60 128.59 152.21 166.20 47.10 2.90
% 11.61 9.41 0.00 6.35 5.46 6.46 7.06 2.00 0.12
North East FTE 105.50 274.50 15.60 71.40 58.30 34.50 95.00 39.00 21.60
% 11.30 29.41 1.67 7.65 6.25 3.70 10.18 4.18 2.31
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 262.69 256.26 162.14 120.61 109.69 82.10 117.01 78.03 24.35
% 15.88 15.49 9.80 7.29 6.63 4.96 7.07 4.72 1.47
W est Midlands FTE 191.27 477.44 8.90 76.35 113.52 107.96 99.40 62.40 15.06
% 12.56 31.36 0.58 5.01 7.46 7.09 6.53 4.10 0.99
East Midlands FTE 177.21 151.40 52.20 107.00 80.10 69.90 92.40 71.50 15.20
% 13.85 11.84 4.08 8.37 6.26 5.46 7.22 5.59 1.19
East of England FTE 146.05 188.51 23.05 62.30 80.26 60.33 132.71 52.40 10.90
% 12.85 16.58 2.03 5.48 7.06 5.31 11.68 4.61 0.96
South W est FTE 127.16 146.41 43.90 93.46 92.00 72.99 102.65 35.90 11.80
% 12.54 14.44 4.33 9.22 9.07 7.20 10.12 3.54 1.16
South East FTE 149.46 233.31 29.10 166.25 97.20 90.66 129.40 66.20 17.01
% 9.21 14.38 1.79 10.25 5.99 5.59 7.98 4.08 1.05
London FTE 240.80 0.00 0.00 60.50 27.20 93.00 161.20 58.70 27.00
% 13.17 0.00 0.00 3.31 1.49 5.09 8.82 3.21 1.48
W ales FTE 175.90 159.30 60.80 23.00 77.00 34.00 40.70 36.50 9.00
% 22.09 20.01 7.64 2.89 9.67 4.27 5.11 4.58 1.13
T otal FTE 1849.47 2108.79 395.69 930.47 863.86 797.65 1136.67 547.73 154.82
% 13.08 14.91 2.80 6.58 6.11 5.64 8.04 3.87 1.09

Table 5b – Staff in Post by Region & Work Area (Operational)


Secondment

Secondees

Difference
Fieldwork

Quarter 4
Services
to YOTS

Training

Central
Other

03/04
Other

Total

North W est FTE 40.70 28.50 327.50 16.50 772.99 27.61 2355.49 2354.40 + 1.09
% 1.73 1.21 13.90 0.70 32.82 1.17
North East FTE 15.50 24.00 147.10 4.50 3.65 23.20 933.35 939.25 - 5.90
% 1.66 2.57 15.76 0.48 0.39 2.49
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 35.50 30.02 253.06 3.50 94.11 25.30 1654.37 1661.01 - 6.64
% 2.15 1.81 15.30 0.21 5.69 1.53
W est Midlands FTE 27.96 18.00 260.50 8.98 15.04 39.80 1522.58 1494.87 + 27.71
% 1.84 1.18 17.11 0.59 0.99 2.61
East Midlands FTE 24.31 11.00 203.80 10.00 83.97 129.10 1279.09 1256.44 + 22.65
% 1.90 0.86 15.93 0.78 6.56 10.09
East of England FTE 16.70 55.80 167.66 2.00 109.54 28.46 1136.67 1138.67 - 2.00
% 1.47 4.91 14.75 0.18 9.64 2.50
South W est FTE 18.10 19.30 134.50 2.50 61.18 52.10 1013.95 1048.58 - 34.63
% 1.79 1.90 13.26 0.25 6.03 5.14
South East FTE 28.50 14.50 215.70 1.10 322.06 61.90 1622.35 1654.89 - 32.54
% 1.76 0.89 13.30 0.07 19.85 3.82
London FTE 28.40 19.80 289.60 27.80 773.60 20.50 1828.10 1885.00 - 56.90
% 1.55 1.08 15.84 1.52 42.32 1.12
W ales FTE 24.70 2.90 134.20 0.00 0.00 18.30 796.30 816.80 - 20.50
% 3.10 0.36 16.85 0.00 0.00 2.30
T otal FTE 260.37 223.82 2133.62 76.88 2236.14 426.27 14142.25 14249.91 - 107.66
% 1.84 1.58 15.09 0.54 15.81 3.01

Tables 5a, 5b, & 6: Percentages in blue are calculated as a proportion of the total staff in post within each
Region

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Table 6 – Staff in Post by Region & Job Group (Operational)

Psychologists
Practitioner

Operational
Probation

Probation

Probation

Probation
Services
Officers
Trainee
Officer

Officer

Officer
Senior

Senior

Other

Total
Staff
North W est FTE 179.60 28.00 811.33 300.00 793.29 1.00 242.27 2355.49
% 7.62 1.19 34.44 12.74 33.68 0.04 10.29
North East FTE 77.55 1.00 335.10 123.00 387.00 2.00 7.70 933.35
% 8.31 0.11 35.90 13.18 41.46 0.21 0.82
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 132.23 72.05 527.37 218.22 669.90 1.00 33.60 1654.37
% 7.99 4.36 31.88 13.19 40.49 0.06 2.03
W est Midlands FTE 110.48 38.04 578.49 226.00 483.85 2.00 83.72 1522.58
% 7.26 2.50 37.99 14.84 31.78 0.13 5.50
East Midlands FTE 102.90 10.80 406.18 175.00 534.99 4.00 45.22 1279.09
% 8.04 0.84 31.76 13.68 41.83 0.31 3.54
East of England FTE 98.20 53.90 331.12 141.00 473.56 1.00 37.89 1136.67
% 8.64 4.74 29.13 12.40 41.66 0.09 3.33
South W est FTE 67.90 46.80 339.32 108.00 443.04 1.00 7.89 1013.95
% 6.70 4.62 33.47 10.65 43.69 0.10 0.78
South East FTE 112.90 62.30 518.76 174.00 672.14 4.00 78.25 1622.35
% 6.96 3.84 31.98 10.73 41.43 0.25 4.82
London FTE 205.50 0.00 659.30 243.00 695.30 7.00 18.00 1828.10
% 11.24 0.00 36.06 13.29 38.03 0.38 0.98
W ales FTE 52.80 34.50 262.90 111.00 314.70 1.00 19.40 796.30
% 6.63 4.33 33.02 13.94 39.52 0.13 2.44
T otal FTE 1140.06 347.39 4769.87 1819.22 5467.77 24.00 573.94 14142.25
% 8.06 2.46 33.73 12.86 38.66 0.17 4.06

Support Staff

Amongst support staff, the available information In both instances the changes are negligible, and the
suggests that 30.92% are engaged in roles which do not proportions of staff have remained relatively stable.
involve any direct offender contact, and represents a
The tables below provide a full breakdownn of the Job
slight increase on the position at the close of the last
Groups in the support staff category by work area.
quarter (30.7%).
This same group represents 7.87% of the total NPS
workforce which is also a slight increase on the position
at the end of Quarter 4 2003/2004 (7.8%).

Table 7 – Staff in Post by Grade & Work Area (Support)


Communications

Information & IT

Quarter 4 03/04
Development

Partnerships
Operational

Resources

Training &

Difference
Research,
Relations
& Public
Services

Finance

Human

Other

Total

Deputy Chief FTE 17.30 7.50 6.40 0.10 0.10 1.60 0.00 4.70 37.70 40.70 - 3.00
Officers/Directors % 45.89 19.89 16.98 0.27 0.27 4.24 0.00 12.47
ACO & Equivalent FTE 161.20 26.32 30.92 6.07 2.90 13.83 4.80 31.30 277.34 264.02 + 13.32
% 58.12 9.49 11.15 2.19 1.05 4.99 1.73 11.29
Area/District Managers FTE 55.80 4.00 9.00 4.00 1.50 8.50 2.00 14.00 98.80 90.80 + 8.00
or equivalent % 56.48 4.05 9.11 4.05 1.52 8.60 2.02 14.17
Managers - Section or FTE 162.19 41.04 44.79 21.50 10.99 53.99 14.00 48.41 396.91 396.06 + 0.85
Function Heads % 40.86 10.34 11.28 5.42 2.77 13.60 3.53 12.20
Support Staff - FTE 2723.71 154.84 119.12 79.79 12.00 223.60 26.47 166.05 3505.58 3569.40 - 63.82
Adm inistration % 77.70 4.42 3.40 2.28 0.34 6.38 0.75 4.74
Support Staff Other FTE 263.57 11.64 6.91 7.64 3.00 53.65 6.00 15.20 367.61 330.57 + 37.04
% 71.70 3.17 1.88 2.08 0.82 14.59 1.63 4.13
Other Specialist FTE 37.98 26.48 39.60 19.86 8.80 86.72 12.40 37.81 269.65 254.12 + 15.53
W orkers % 14.08 9.82 14.69 7.37 3.26 32.16 4.60 14.02
T otal FTE 3421.75 271.82 256.74 138.96 39.29 441.89 65.67 317.47 4953.59 4945.67 + 7.92
% 69.08 5.49 5.18 2.81 0.79 8.92 1.33 6.41

Table 7: Percentages in blue are calculated as a proportion of the total staff in post within each Job Group

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Table 8 – Staff in Post by Region & Work Area (Support)

Communications

Information & IT

Quarter 4 03/04
Development

Partnerships
Operational

Resources

Training &

Difference
Research,
Relations
& Public
Services

Finance

Human

Other

Total
North W est FTE 499.11 37.54 42.62 17.94 4.60 68.40 8.50 71.45 750.16 745.01 + 5.15
% 66.53 5.00 5.68 2.39 0.61 9.12 1.13 9.52
North East FTE 199.73 16.44 14.30 10.43 1.50 22.60 1.50 22.05 288.55 300.33 - 11.78
% 69.22 5.70 4.96 3.61 0.52 7.83 0.52 7.64
Yorkshire & FTE 465.71 42.95 33.65 12.01 3.59 49.18 3.00 26.44 636.53 646.80 - 10.27
Hum berside % 73.16 6.75 5.29 1.89 0.56 7.73 0.47 4.15
W est Midlands FTE 432.44 33.99 27.99 26.69 4.00 45.13 21.89 26.17 618.30 632.05 - 13.75
% 69.94 5.50 4.53 4.32 0.65 7.30 3.54 4.23
East Midlands FTE 292.40 23.70 22.70 9.60 4.60 37.80 7.80 41.20 439.80 415.55 + 24.25
% 66.48 5.39 5.16 2.18 1.05 8.59 1.77 9.37
East of England FTE 205.94 16.60 19.53 8.60 2.60 43.10 11.90 23.36 331.63 338.99 - 7.36
% 62.10 5.01 5.89 2.59 0.78 13.00 3.59 7.04
South W est FTE 275.25 19.24 20.49 15.79 1.50 40.95 6.90 38.49 418.61 394.25 + 24.36
% 65.75 4.60 4.89 3.77 0.36 9.78 1.65 9.19
South East FTE 364.97 23.96 28.06 12.90 3.10 47.83 4.18 28.31 513.31 513.99 - 0.69
% 71.10 4.67 5.47 2.51 0.60 9.32 0.81 5.52
London FTE 477.00 34.90 29.40 16.00 7.00 52.80 0.00 34.00 651.10 653.00 - 1.90
% 73.26 5.36 4.52 2.46 1.08 8.11 0.00 5.22
W ales FTE 209.20 22.50 18.00 9.00 6.80 34.10 0.00 6.00 305.60 305.70 - 0.10
% 68.46 7.36 5.89 2.95 2.23 11.16 0.00 1.96
T otal FTE 3421.75 271.82 256.74 138.96 39.29 441.89 65.67 317.47 4953.59 4945.67 + 7.92
% 69.08 5.49 5.18 2.81 0.79 8.92 1.33 6.41

Table 9 – Staff in Post by Region & Work Area (Operational)


ACO & Equivalent
Officers/Directors

Function Heads

Other Specialist
Administration
Support Staff -

Support Staff
Deputy Chief

Area/District
Managers or

Managers -
Section or
equivalent

Workers
Other

Total

North W est FTE 5.00 32.67 16.00 82.84 440.57 142.17 30.91 750.16
% 0.67 4.36 2.13 11.04 58.73 18.95 4.12
North East FTE 3.00 17.00 1.00 27.35 225.00 7.20 8.00 288.55
% 1.04 5.89 0.35 9.48 77.98 2.50 2.77
Yorkshire & FTE 3.00 36.90 17.00 56.93 495.55 5.25 21.90 636.53
Hum berside % 0.47 5.80 2.67 8.94 77.85 0.82 3.44
W est Midlands FTE 5.70 28.28 10.00 42.49 474.77 7.40 49.66 618.30
% 0.92 4.57 1.62 6.87 76.79 1.20 8.03
East Midlands FTE 0.00 26.20 2.00 34.70 316.10 18.10 42.70 439.80
% 0.00 5.96 0.45 7.89 71.87 4.12 9.71
East of England FTE 1.00 21.59 0.00 51.28 200.49 55.27 2.00 331.63
% 0.30 6.51 0.00 15.46 60.46 16.67 0.60
South W est FTE 2.00 19.70 30.80 36.64 262.81 25.26 41.40 418.61
% 0.48 4.71 7.36 8.75 62.78 6.03 9.89
South East FTE 6.00 24.00 6.00 32.88 339.19 63.96 41.28 513.31
% 1.17 4.68 1.17 6.41 66.08 12.46 8.04
London FTE 9.00 53.00 0.00 5.00 561.10 9.00 14.00 651.10
% 1.38 8.14 0.00 0.77 86.18 1.38 2.15
W ales FTE 3.00 18.00 16.00 26.80 190.00 34.00 17.80 305.60
% 0.98 5.89 5.24 8.77 62.17 11.13 5.82
T otal FTE 37.70 277.34 98.80 396.91 3505.58 367.61 269.65 4953.59
% 0.76 5.60 1.99 8.01 70.77 7.42 5.44

Tables 8 & 9: Percentages in blue are calculated as a proportion of the total staff in post
within each Region

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Chart 1 – Regional Breakdown of Staff in Post

North East
6.28%
North West (6.60%) [5.83%]
15.95%
(16.66%) [15.14%] Yorkshire & Humberside
11.77%
(11.70%) [12.85%]
West Midlands
11.00%
East Midlands
(10.77%) [12.48%]
8.83%
(9.04%) [8.88%]
Wales
5.66% East of England
(5.63%) [6.17%] 7.54%
(8.04%) [6.69%]

NPD
South West 1.92%
7.36%
(7.17%) [8.45%] London
South East 12.73%
10.97% (12.93%) [13.14%]
(11.47%) [10.36%]

Chart 1: Figures in ( ) brackets denote the national proportion of Operational Staff


employed in each Region. Those in [ ] brackets and marked in red show the same
proportion figure for Support Staff

Growth of Staff in Post by Area


As noted in the workforce information report for Quarter However, while there are a number of Areas showing
4, across the previous 4 quarters there has been some consistent growth across the last four quarters (e.g.
growth in all Regions of the NPS. North Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, and
Essex), the pattern in most other Areas has been quite
However, in Quarter 1 2004/2005 nationally there has different.
been a slight decrease in the number of staff in post.
Most Areas have either experienced a significant spurt
Charts 2 through 7 (page 9) present the staff in post of growth between Quarter 2 and 3 of last year, followed
levels by Area and Family Groups, across the last 4 by a plateau or fall in staff in post over the most recent
quarters (since Quarter 2 2003/2004). two quarters, or have remained fairly stable, with small
At this level there have been a number of Areas that fluctuations in staff numbers from quarter to quarter.
have shown consistent growth over the previous year. This trend is a result of effects of the last intake of TPOs
The strongest of these have been North Yorkshire in October 2003. Some of these new staff were included
(23.13% since Quarter 2 2003/2004), Leicestershire & in the Quarter 2 reporting period, while others were not
Rutland (17.15%), Sussex (15.94%), London (10.78%), included until Quarter 3. The two waves of the intake
and Thames Valley (10.54%). The majority of Areas explain the inflated staff in post figures during these
have shown growth since Quarter 2 2003/2004, with quarters, and the subsequent plateau.
only a small number reporting declining staff numbers
over the same period.

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Chart 2 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 1) Chart 3 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 2)
300 300

280 280

260 260
Cumbria
240 Dyfed Pow ys 240
Bedfordshire
Gloucestershire
220 220 Cambridgeshire
Lincolnshire
Dorset
200 Norfolk 200
Northamptonshire
North Yorkshire
180 180 Surrey
North Wales
Warw ickshire
160 Suffolk 160
Wiltshire
140 140

120 120

100 100
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

Chart 4 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 3) Chart 5 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 4)
640 460
620 440
600
420
580
560 400
Cheshire
540 380
Avon & Somerset Derbyshire
520
Devon & Cornw all 360 Durham
500
480 Humberside 340 Gw ent
460 Sussex 320 Hertfordshire
440 Thames Valley Leicestershire
300
420 Staffordshire
West Mercia 280
400
Teeside
380 260
360 240
340
220
320
300 200
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

Chart 6 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 5) Chart 7 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 6)
620 2600
600
2400
580
560 2200
540
2000 Greater Manchester
520 Essex
London
500 Hampshire 1800
Merseyside
480 Kent
1600 Northumbria
460 Lancashire
South Yorkshire
440 Nottinghamshire 1400
West Midlands
420 South Wales
1200 West Yorkshire
400
380 1000
360
800
340
320 600
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

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Table 10 – Staff in Post by Area/Region

Last Quarter

Operational:
Operational

Operational

Operational

Change Q4
Change on
Workforce

Workforce
% of Total

% of Total
Suppoort
Support:
Support

Support
Ratio

Ratio

> Q1
Total

Total
Staff

Staff

Staff

Staff
Cumbria 113.60 46.50 160.10 1 : 2.44 0.82 - 1.25 Staffordshire 293.10 107.30 400.40 1 : 2.73 2.06 + 4.20
115.30 46.05 161.35 1 : 2.50 0.83 - 0.00% 288.90 107.30 396.20 1 : 2.69 2.03 + 0.03%
Cheshire 304.60 33.70 338.30 1 : 9.04 1.74 - 12.60 W arwickshire 115.00 46.80 161.80 1 : 2.46 0.83 + 2.06
313.90 37.00 350.90 1 : 8.48 1.80 - 0.05% 113.87 45.87 159.74 1 : 2.48 0.82 + 0.02%
Greater 921.50 342.30 1263.80 1 : 2.69 6.50 + 2.98 W est Mercia 254.67 101.11 355.78 1 : 2.52 1.83 - 4.50
Manchester 917.32 343.50 1260.82 1 : 2.67 6.45 + 0.05% 260.73 99.55 360.28 1 : 2.62 1.84 - 0.01%
Lancashire 478.90 111.70 590.60 1 : 4.29 3.04 - 1.00 W est Midlands 859.81 363.09 1222.90 1 : 2.37 6.29 + 12.20
480.30 111.30 591.60 1 : 4.32 3.03 + 0.01% 831.37 379.33 1210.70 1 : 2.19 6.19 + 0.10%
Merseyside 536.89 215.96 752.85 1 : 2.49 3.88 + 18.11 W e st Midla nds 1522.58 618.30 2140.88 1 : 2.46 11.02 + 13.96
527.58 207.16 734.74 1 : 2.55 3.76 + 0.12% 1494.87 632.05 2126.92 1 : 2.37 10.88 + 0.14%
North W e st 2355.49 750.16 3105.65 1 : 3.14 15.99 + 6.24 Bedfordshire 139.20 49.00 188.20 1 : 2.84 0.97 - 5.90
2354.40 745.01 3099.41 1 : 3.16 15.86 + 0.13% 141.40 52.70 194.10 1 : 2.68 0.99 - 0.02%
Durham 208.60 54.98 263.58 1 : 3.79 1.36 - 1.42 Cambridgeshire 162.42 57.50 219.92 1 : 2.82 1.13 - 0.87
209.60 55.40 265.00 1 : 3.78 1.36 + 0.00% 162.12 58.67 220.79 1 : 2.76 1.13 + 0.00%
Northumbria 491.20 162.42 653.62 1 : 3.02 3.36 - 13.11 Essex 339.00 75.70 414.70 1 : 4.48 2.13 + 15.60
495.90 170.83 666.73 1 : 2.90 3.41 - 0.05% 331.70 67.40 399.10 1 : 4.92 2.04 + 0.09%
Teeside 233.55 71.15 304.70 1 : 3.28 1.57 - 3.15 Hertfordshire 149.29 63.40 212.69 1 : 2.35 1.09 - 2.60
233.75 74.10 307.85 1 : 3.15 1.58 - 0.01% 149.29 66.00 215.29 1 : 2.26 1.10 - 0.01%
North Ea st 933.35 288.55 1221.90 1 : 3.23 6.29 - 17.68 Norfolk 189.68 47.33 237.01 1 : 4.01 1.22 - 5.34
939.25 300.33 1239.58 1 : 3.13 6.34 - 0.05% 192.38 49.97 242.35 1 : 3.85 1.24 - 0.02%
Humberside 316.94 104.49 421.43 1 : 3.03 2.17 - 11.29 Suffolk 157.08 38.70 195.78 1 : 4.06 1.01 - 10.25
318.42 114.30 432.72 1 : 2.79 2.21 - 0.04% 161.78 44.25 206.03 1 : 3.66 1.05 - 0.05%
North Yorkshire 169.50 60.50 230.00 1 : 2.8 1.18 - 1.20 Ea st of Engla nd 1136.67 331.63 1468.30 1 : 3.43 7.56 - 9.36
170.50 60.70 231.20 1 : 2.81 1.18 + 0.00% 1138.67 338.99 1477.66 1 : 3.36 7.56 - 0.00%
South Yorkshire 448.50 182.20 630.70 1 : 2.46 3.25 - 1.46 Avon & Somerset 349.00 131.81 480.81 1 : 2.65 2.47 - 10.29
453.06 179.10 632.16 1 : 2.53 3.23 + 0.01% 369.00 122.10 491.10 1 : 3.02 2.51 - 0.04%
W est Yorkshire 719.43 289.34 1008.77 1 : 2.49 5.19 - 2.96 Devon & Cornwall 310.16 130.75 440.91 1 : 2.37 2.27 - 7.69
719.03 292.70 1011.73 1 : 2.46 5.18 + 0.02% 319.20 129.40 448.60 1 : 2.47 2.30 - 0.03%
Yorkshire & 1654.37 636.53 2290.90 1 : 2.6 11.79 - 16.91 Dorset 140.06 61.40 201.46 1 : 2.28 1.04 + 3.62
Hum be rside 1661.01 646.80 2307.81 1 : 2.57 11.81 - 0.02% 138.59 59.25 197.84 1 : 2.34 1.01 + 0.02%
Derbyshire 245.40 101.20 346.60 1 : 2.42 1.78 + 13.30 Gloucestershire 114.93 53.05 167.98 1 : 2.17 0.86 - 0.61
241.90 91.40 333.30 1 : 2.65 1.71 + 0.08% 115.69 52.90 168.59 1 : 2.19 0.86 + 0.00%
Leicestershire 353.85 88.10 441.95 1 : 4.02 2.27 + 35.40 W iltshire 99.80 41.60 141.40 1 : 2.4 0.73 + 4.70
318.95 87.60 406.55 1 : 3.64 2.08 + 0.19% 106.10 30.60 136.70 1 : 3.47 0.70 + 0.03%
Lincolnshire 166.70 60.80 227.50 1 : 2.74 1.17 - 1.49 South W e st 1013.95 418.61 1432.56 1 : 2.42 7.37 - 10.27
171.09 57.90 228.99 1 : 2.95 1.17 - 0.00% 1048.58 394.25 1442.83 1 : 2.66 7.38 - 0.01%
Northamptonshire 162.00 56.30 218.30 1 : 2.88 1.12 - 13.20 Hampshire 383.30 122.50 505.80 1 : 3.13 2.60 - 15.30
166.00 65.50 231.50 1 : 2.53 1.18 - 0.06% 395.00 126.10 521.10 1 : 3.13 2.67 - 0.06%
Nottinghamshire 351.14 133.40 484.54 1 : 2.63 2.49 + 12.89 Kent 359.45 93.19 452.64 1 : 3.86 2.33 - 1.38
358.50 113.15 471.65 1 : 3.17 2.41 + 0.08% 361.34 92.67 454.01 1 : 3.90 2.32 + 0.01%
Ea st Midla nds 1279.09 439.80 1718.89 1 : 2.91 8.85 + 46.90 Surrey 165.80 64.68 230.48 1 : 2.56 1.19 - 6.69
1256.44 415.55 1671.99 1 : 3.02 8.55 + 0.29% 172.05 65.12 237.17 1 : 2.64 1.21 - 0.03%
Dyfed Powys 95.20 42.30 137.50 1 : 2.25 0.71 + 0.30 Sussex 272.35 77.14 349.49 1 : 3.53 1.80 + 8.79
94.90 42.30 137.20 1 : 2.24 0.70 + 0.01% 268.60 72.10 340.70 1 : 3.73 1.74 + 0.06%
Gwent 152.40 77.60 230.00 1 : 1.96 1.18 - 6.50 Thames Valley 441.45 155.80 597.25 1 : 2.83 3.07 - 18.65
161.00 75.50 236.50 1 : 2.13 1.21 - 0.03% 457.90 158.00 615.90 1 : 2.90 3.15 - 0.08%
North W ales 178.20 52.10 230.30 1 : 3.42 1.19 + 0.40 South Ea st 1622.35 513.31 2135.66 1 : 3.16 10.99 - 33.22
178.10 51.80 229.90 1 : 3.44 1.18 + 0.01% 1654.89 513.99 2168.88 1 : 3.22 11.10 - 0.10%
South W ales 370.50 133.60 504.10 1 : 2.77 2.59 - 14.80 London 1828.10 651.10 2479.20 1 : 2.81 12.76 - 58.80
382.80 136.10 518.90 1 : 2.81 2.65 - 0.06% 1885.00 653.00 2538.00 1 : 2.89 12.98 - 0.22%
W a le s 796.30 305.60 1101.90 1 : 2.61 5.67 - 20.60 NPD 332.50 1.71 - 17.80
816.80 305.70 1122.50 1 : 2.67 5.74 - 0.07% 350.30 1.79 - 0.08%

Table 10: figures in blue and italicized show the position in the previous Quarter (4). Figures marked as % in
the last column of the table show the percentage change from the last quarter in terms of percentage of total
workforce.

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Vacancy Levels
In all of the previous quarterly workforce information However, as of Quarter 1 2004/2005, vacancy data
reports, vacancies have been reported on two levels. collection has changed to capture the number of
Firstly as a gross figure showing the actual number of vacancies that Areas are currently actively trying to fill.
vacancies across the service against establishment, and
As this is the first quarter in which this type of
secondly as a net calculation which takes account of
information is available, both sets of data (Gross/Net
areas where staff have been recruited over and above
Vacancies, and Active Vacancies) have been presented
establishment at one level in order to cover vacancies at
in the report. The two sets of data are not comparable.
another.
It is intended that in future reports,
Table 11 – Gross/Net Vacancies by Job Group (Operational) only active vacancy data will be
reported, as this is a more
relevant measure of vacancies in
Vacancies as % of Job Change on Last the service than the gross/net
Vacancies (FT E)
Group Quarter
vacancy calculation. Please note
Gross Net Gross Net Gross Net however, that London have not
Senior Probation Officer 45.55 42.35 3.85 3.58 - 8.80 - 8.10 been able to provide active
54.35 50.45 4.62 4.29 - 0.77% - 0.71%
vacancy information at this stage,
Senior Practitioner 32.36 - 8.52 - + 6.42 + 6.92
25.94 25.44 7.24 7.10 + 1.28% + 1.42% but this will be amended for future
Probation Officer 276.57 243.44 5.52 4.86 + 31.56 + 13.58 reports.
245.01 229.86 4.84 4.54 + 0.67% + 0.31%
Trainee Probation Officer 38.00 29.00 2.06 1.57 + 5.00 0.00
33.00 29.00 1.78 1.57 + 0.27% + 0%
Operational Vacancies
Probation Services Officers 345.33 288.65 6.00 5.01 + 66.73 + 37.75 Tables 11 and 12 show the
278.60 250.90 4.92 4.43 + 1.08% + 0.59%
Psychologists 3.00 - 11.11 - - 1.00
Gross/Net vacancy levels for
4.00 - 13.33 - - 2.22% operational staff by job group and
Other Operational Staff 56.92 55.32 9.05 8.79 - 51.93 + 3.07 Region. They show that nationally
108.85 52.25 14.44 6.93 - 5.4% + 1.86% there are 797.73 (694.12 net)
T otal: 797.73 694.12 + 47.98 + 52.22
749.75 641.90
operational vacancies in the
service, equating to 5.38%
(4.68% net) of the total
operational workforce. This is an
increase of 47.98 (52.22 net)
Table 12 – Gross/Net Vacancies by Region (Operational) vacancies on last quarter.
By comparison, the data we have
Ope rational Staff shows that at the end of Quarter 1
Vacancie s (FT E) Vacancie s %
Change on Last 2004/2005 there were 630.49
Quarte r (4.25%) operational vacancies
Gross Net Gross Net Gross Ne t
which were being actively
North W est 48.70 36.33 2.04% 1.52% - 111.64 - 116.81
160.34 153.14 6.39% 6.11% - 4.36% - 4.59% recruited to. The job group with
North East 24.65 -15.15 2.68% -1.65% + 9.90 - 11.20 the highest vacancy level in the
14.75 -3.95 1.58% -0.42% + 1.11% - 1.23% quarter was ‘Senior Practitioners’,
Yorkshire & Hum berside 103.77 85.43 5.96% 4.91% + 12.12 - 5.42 with vacancies equating to 9.05%
91.65 90.85 5.23% 5.19% + 0.73% - 0.28%
W est Midlands 93.98 90.18 5.83% 5.59% + 59.20 + 55.40
of the total staff in the job group.
34.78 - 2.27% - + 3.55% + 3.32%
Of those vacancies that could be
East Midlands 76.20 70.30 5.65% 5.21% + 15.41 + 11.21
60.79 59.09 4.62% 4.49% + 1.03% + 0.72% broken down to particular work
East of England 79.19 75.19 6.53% 6.20% + 14.31 + 14.31 areas, the two largest areas of
64.88 60.88 5.41% 5.08% + 1.13% + 1.13% active vacancies occurred in
South W est 77.25 - 7.08% - - 31.89 Community Punishment (16.44%
109.14 - 9.43% - - 2.35%
South East 157.79 - 8.86% - + 25.17 + 37.22
of total operational vacancies),
132.62 120.57 7.47% 6.79% + 1.39% + 2.07% and Community Supervision
London 23.50 4.10 1.28% 0.22% - 24.00 + 14.10 (13.88%).
47.50 -10.00 2.53% -0.53% - 1.25% + 0.76%
W ales 112.70 - 12.40% - + 79.40 + 85.30 At a regional level, Wales was
33.30 27.40 3.94% 3.25% + 8.45% + 9.15% carrying the largest proportion of
T otal 797.73 694.12 5.38% 4.68% + 47.98 + 52.22 active vacancies (13.27% of total
749.75 641.90 5.03% 4.31% + 0.34% + 0.37%
workforce), while in North East
active vacancies accounted for
just 0.98% of their total workforce.
Tables 11 & 12: Figures in blue and italicized show the position in the previous Quarter (4). Figures marked as % in the
last two column of the table show the percentage change from the last quarter in terms of Vacancies as a percentage of
Job Group/Region. Net figures are shown only where they differ from the Gross values. Negative numbers in the tables
indicate over established posts within a notional establishment

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Table 13a – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Work Area (Operational)

Programmes
Resettlement
Punishment
Community

Community
Supervision
Breakdown

Approved
Possible)

Premises
Total (No

Prison

DTTOs
Court
Team
Senior Probation Officer FTE 1.50 1.50 4.30 0.50 4.50 3.10 2.00 3.00 4.00
% 4.60 4.60 13.19 1.53 13.80 9.51 6.13 9.20 12.27
Senior Practitioner FTE 1.00 2.00 5.70 1.50 3.00 0.00 2.00 1.50 1.00
% 2.91 5.82 16.59 4.37 8.73 0.00 5.82 4.37 2.91
Probation Officer FTE 49.40 5.00 37.53 5.70 26.60 7.80 2.00 18.70 4.30
% 24.42 2.47 18.55 2.82 13.15 3.86 0.99 9.24 2.13
Trainee Probation Officer FTE 27.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 62.79 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Probation Services FTE 34.80 62.95 39.79 10.20 11.00 9.99 15.00 31.00 19.00
Officer
% 13.02 23.56 14.89 3.82 4.12 3.74 5.61 11.60 7.11
Psychologist FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00
Other Operational Staff FTE 1.10 32.20 0.20 0.00 3.10 1.00 11.07 0.00 0.00
% 2.25 65.75 0.41 0.00 6.33 2.04 22.61 0.00 0.00
T otal FT E 114.80 103.65 87.52 17.90 48.20 21.89 32.07 56.20 28.30
% 18.21 16.44 13.88 2.84 7.64 3.47 5.09 8.91 4.49

Table 13b – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Work Area (Operational)

Vacancies as
Secondment

Secondees

a % of Job
Fieldwork
Services
Training

Specify)
to YOTS
Liaison

Central

(Please
Victim

Group
Other

Other

Total
Senior Probation Officer FTE 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.70 0.50 1.00 2.00 32.60 2.76
% 3.07 3.07 3.07 5.21 1.53 3.07 6.13
Senior Practitioner FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 10.30 1.00 2.36 2.00 34.36 9.05
% 0.00 0.00 2.91 29.98 2.91 6.87 5.82
Probation Officer FTE 0.00 19.10 0.50 0.00 0.00 20.20 5.50 202.33 4.04
% 0.00 9.44 0.25 0.00 0.00 9.98 2.72
Trainee Probation Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 13.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 43.00 2.33
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 30.23 6.98 0.00 0.00
Probation Services FTE 6.50 4.50 2.00 0.00 0.50 5.50 14.50 267.23 4.64
Officer
% 2.43 1.68 0.75 0.00 0.19 2.06 5.43
Psychologist FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 7.41
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other Operational Staff FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 48.97 7.78
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.61
T otal FT E 7.50 24.60 4.50 25.00 5.00 29.06 24.30 630.49 4.25
% 1.19 3.90 0.71 3.97 0.79 4.61 3.85

Tables 13a & 13b: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each Work Area as a percentage of the
total Vacancies in the Job Group. Figures marked in red show the total vacancies for each Job Group
as a percentage of the Total Staff in that Job Group

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Table 14a – Active Vacancies by Region & Work Area (Operational)

Programmes
Resettlement
Punishment
Community

Community
Supervision
Breakdown

Approved
Possible)

Premises
Total (No

Prison

Court
Team
North W est FTE 0.00 4.10 8.30 0.00 2.00 1.00 6.20 9.90
% 0.00 11.71 23.71 0.00 5.71 2.86 17.71 28.29
North East FTE 1.00 1.00 2.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 3.00
% 11.11 11.11 22.22 0.00 11.11 0.00 11.11 33.33
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 0.00 7.60 6.50 8.50 6.00 4.50 2.00 9.80
% 0.00 10.60 9.07 11.85 8.37 6.28 2.79 13.67
W est Midlands FTE 0.00 31.31 20.10 1.00 6.50 3.00 5.87 12.50
% 0.00 33.69 21.63 1.08 6.99 3.23 6.32 13.45
East Midlands FTE 18.20 2.00 1.00 1.00 6.70 1.50 3.00 2.50
% 29.64 3.26 1.63 1.63 10.91 2.44 4.89 4.07
East of England FTE 11.30 4.41 10.79 0.00 1.00 2.59 1.50 4.00
% 25.17 9.82 24.04 0.00 2.23 5.77 3.34 8.91
South W est FTE 0.00 15.93 10.50 6.70 6.50 6.80 5.80 4.00
% 0.00 21.75 14.34 9.15 8.88 9.29 7.92 5.46
South East FTE 0.00 15.40 22.83 0.70 17.50 2.00 6.70 9.50
% 0.00 12.65 18.75 0.58 14.38 1.64 5.50 7.80
London FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W ales FTE 84.30 21.90 5.50 0.00 1.00 0.50 0.00 1.00
% 69.90 18.16 4.56 0.00 0.83 0.41 0.00 0.83
T otal FT E 114.80 103.65 87.52 17.90 48.20 21.89 32.07 56.20
% 18.21 16.44 13.88 2.84 7.64 3.47 5.09 8.91

Table 14b – Active Vacancies by Region & Work Area (Operational)


Secondment

Secondees

Fieldwork
Services
Training

Specify)
to YOTS
Liaison

Central

(Please
Victim
DTTOs

Other

Other

Total
North W est FTE 0.00 0.00 1.50 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 35.00
% 0.00 0.00 4.29 2.86 0.00 0.00 2.86 0.00
North East FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.00
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 2.50 4.50 3.50 1.00 5.00 3.00 5.30 2.00 71.70
% 3.49 6.28 4.88 1.39 6.97 4.18 7.39 2.79
W est Midlands FTE 2.80 0.00 4.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 1.36 2.50 92.94
% 3.01 0.00 4.30 1.08 0.00 1.08 1.46 2.69
East Midlands FTE 5.00 0.00 2.70 0.50 0.20 0.50 5.50 11.10 61.40
% 8.14 0.00 4.40 0.81 0.33 0.81 8.96 18.08
East of England FTE 1.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 1.20 0.00 4.40 1.70 44.89
% 2.23 0.00 2.23 0.00 2.67 0.00 9.80 3.79
South W est FTE 4.00 0.00 4.50 1.00 2.00 0.50 0.00 5.00 73.23
% 5.46 0.00 6.15 1.37 2.73 0.68 0.00 6.83
South East FTE 11.00 2.00 6.00 0.00 16.60 0.00 11.50 0.00 121.73
% 9.04 1.64 4.93 0.00 13.64 0.00 9.45 0.00
London FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W ales FTE 2.00 1.00 1.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 120.60
% 1.66 0.83 1.16 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.66
T otal FT E 28.30 7.50 24.60 4.50 25.00 5.00 29.06 24.30 630.49
% 4.49 1.19 3.90 0.71 3.97 0.79 4.61 3.85

Tables 14a & 14b: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each Work Area as a percentage of the
total Vacancies in the Region.

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Table 15 – Active Vacancies by Region & Job Group (Operational)

Vacancies as a
% of Total Staff
Psychologists
Practitioner

Operational
Probation

Probation

Probation

Probation
Services
Officers
Trainee
Officer

Officer

Officer
Senior

Senior

Other

Total
Staff
North W est FTE 1.00 0.00 8.70 0.00 19.30 0.00 6.00 35.00 1.46
% 2.86 0.00 24.86 0.00 55.14 0.00 17.14
North East FTE 1.00 0.00 2.00 1.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 9.00 0.98
% 11.11 0.00 22.22 11.11 33.33 22.22 0.00
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 4.00 6.50 22.30 7.00 30.30 0.00 1.60 71.70 4.12
% 5.58 9.07 31.10 9.76 42.26 0.00 2.23
W est Midlands FTE 3.20 4.56 29.00 0.00 29.31 0.00 26.87 92.94 5.76
% 3.44 4.91 31.20 0.00 31.54 0.00 28.91
East Midlands FTE 7.20 2.00 18.80 1.00 24.90 0.00 7.50 61.40 4.55
% 11.73 3.26 30.62 1.63 40.55 0.00 12.21
East of England FTE 1.50 4.20 18.00 3.00 18.19 0.00 0.00 44.89 3.70
% 3.34 9.36 40.10 6.68 40.52 0.00 0.00
South W est FTE 5.10 4.00 25.00 1.00 38.13 0.00 0.00 73.23 6.71
% 6.96 5.46 34.14 1.37 52.07 0.00 0.00
South East FTE 6.60 10.10 36.63 8.00 58.40 0.00 2.00 121.73 6.84
% 5.42 8.30 30.09 6.57 47.98 0.00 1.64
London FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W ales FTE 3.00 3.00 41.90 22.00 45.70 0.00 5.00 120.60 13.27
% 2.49 2.49 34.74 18.24 37.89 0.00 4.15
T otal FT E 32.60 34.36 202.33 43.00 267.23 2.00 48.97 630.49 4.25
% 5.17 5.45 32.09 6.82 42.38 0.32 7.77

Table 15: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each Work Area as a percentage of the total
Vacancies in the Region. Figures marked in red show the total vacancies for each Region as a
percentage of the Total Staff in that Region

Support Vacancies
At the end of Quarter 1 2004/2005 there were 409.95 The ‘Support Staff – Other’ and ‘Support Staff –
support vacancies in the NPS (373.14 net), equating to Administration job groups have the highest proportion of
7.64% (7.01% net) of the total support workforce active vacancies at 5.83% and 3.62% of the total staff in
excluding the NPD. This represents a small increase of the group respectively.
11.80 vacancies (4.70 net) on the previous quarter. The vast majority of active operational vacancies occur
In terms of active vacancies, there were 179.91 reported in the ‘Operational Services’ work area, which accounts
this quarter. This is a substantial decrease on the for 74.74% of all the vacancies in this category.
gross/net figures reported for the same period. Regionally, the South West reported the highest
proportion of active vacancies in Quarter 1, which
Table 16 – Gross/Net Vacancies by Job Group (Support) accounted for 7.83% of the total support staff workforce
in the Region. East of England
was also reported a relatively
Vacancies as % of Job Change on Last
Vacancies (FTE) large proportion of active
Group Quarter
support vacancies at 6.71% of
Gross Net Gross Net Gross Net their support staff workforce.
Deputy Chief Officers/Directors 5.00 - 11.71 - + 1.97 + 3.97
3.03 1.03 7.26 2.47 + 4.45% + 9.24%
ACO & Equivalent 12.30 10.10 4.28 3.51 - 19.70 - 19.67
32.00 29.77 10.89 10.13 - 6.61% - 6.62%
Area/District Managers or equivalent 6.00 5.00 5.78 4.82 + 1.80 + 1.80
4.20 3.20 4.47 3.40 + 1.31% + 1.41%
Managers - Section or Function Heads 7.03 -8.90 1.81 -2.29 - 8.67 - 18.62
15.70 9.72 3.87 2.40 - 2.06% - 4.69%
Support Staff - Administration 333.03 - 8.68 - + 38.60 + 44.10
294.44 288.94 7.63 7.49 + 1.04% + 1.19%
Support Staff Others 34.69 33.59 8.65 8.37 - 5.49 - 6.59
40.18 - 10.84 - - 2.19% - 2.47%
Other Specialist Workers 11.90 -4.68 4.49 -1.77 + 3.30 - 0.28
8.60 -4.40 3.44 -1.76 + 1.05% - 0%
Total: 409.95 373.14 + 11.80 + 4.70
398.15 368.44

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Table 17 – Gross/Net Vacancies by Job Group (Support)

Support Staff
Change on Last
Vacancies (FTE) Vacancies %
Quarter
Gross Net Gross Net Gross Net
North West 26.31 25.28 3.39% 3.26% - 52.26 - 53.29
78.57 - 9.54% - - 6.15% - 6.28%
North East 38.27 34.27 11.85% 10.62% + 15.44 + 14.44
22.83 19.83 7.13% 6.19% + 4.72% + 4.42%
Yorkshire & Humberside 51.70 44.80 7.59% 6.58% + 16.80 + 10.90
34.90 33.90 5.13% 4.98% + 2.46% + 1.60%
West Midlands 28.27 27.27 4.38% 4.22% + 18.61 + 17.61
9.66 - 1.51% - + 2.87% + 2.72%
East Midlands 25.70 25.60 5.52% 5.50% + 1.85 + 1.75
23.85 - 5.43% - + 0.09% + 0.07%
East of England 29.11 27.91 8.10% 7.76% + 13.94 + 14.04
15.17 13.87 4.30% 3.93% + 3.80% + 3.83%
South West 38.56 - 8.43% - - 17.56
56.12 - 12.46% - - 4.03%
South East 51.23 47.65 9.13% 8.49% + 13.69 + 18.52
37.55 29.14 6.91% 5.36% + 2.22% + 3.13%
London 97.40 78.40 13.35% 10.75% - 11.10 - 14.10
108.50 92.50 14.55% 12.41% - 1.20% - 1.66%
Wales 23.40 - 7.11% - + 12.40
11.00 - 3.47% - + 3.64%
Total 409.95 373.14 7.70% 7.01% + 11.80 + 4.70
398.15 368.44 7.49% 6.93% + 0.20% + 0.07%

Tables 16 & 17: Figures in blue and italicized show the position in the
previous Quarter (4). Figures marked as % in the last two column of the
table show the percentage change from the last quarter in terms of
Vacancies as a percentage of Job Group/Region. Net figures are shown
only where they differ from the Gross values. Negative numbers in the
tables indicate over established posts within a notional establishment

Table 18 – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Work Area (Support)


Information and IT

Vacancies as a %
Communications

of Job Group
Development

Partnerships
Operational
Breakdown

and Public
Resources

Training &

Research,
Possible)

Relations
Total (No

Services

Finance

Human

Other

Total

Deputy Chief FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 2.34
Officer/Director
% 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ACO and Equivalent FTE 0.00 3.00 0.30 0.00 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 5.30 1.84
% 0.00 56.60 5.66 0.00 9.43 0.00 0.00 0.00 28.30
Area/District Managers or FTE 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 2.89
Equivalent
% 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Managers - Section or FTE 0.30 4.88 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.28 1.36
Function Heads
% 5.68 92.42 0.00 0.00 1.89 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Support Staff FTE 7.60 104.19 4.24 6.70 1.00 0.00 7.70 2.00 5.50 138.93 3.62
Adm inistration
% 5.47 74.99 3.05 4.82 0.72 0.00 5.54 1.44 3.96
Support Staff Other FTE 0.00 18.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 0.00 23.40 5.83
% 0.00 78.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21.37 0.00 0.00
Other Specialist W orkers FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 3.00 1.13
% 0.00 0.00 33.33 33.33 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.33 0.00
T otal FT E 7.90 134.47 5.54 7.70 1.60 0.00 12.70 3.00 7.00 179.91 3.38
% 4.39 74.74 3.08 4.28 0.89 0.00 7.06 1.67 3.89

Table 18: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each Work Area as a percentage of the total
Vacancies in the Job Group. Figures marked in red show the total vacancies for each Job Group as a
percentage of the Total Staff in that Job Group

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Table 19 – Active Vacancies by Region & Work Area (Support)

Information and IT
Communications
Development

Partnerships
Operational
Breakdown

and Public
Resources

Training &

Research,
Possible)

Relations
Total (No

Services

Finance

Human

Other

Total
North West FTE 0.00 3.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 4.50
% 0.00 77.78 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 22.22 0.00 0.00
North East FTE 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00
% 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yorkshire & Humberside FTE 0.00 15.50 2.30 2.00 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 21.80
% 0.00 71.10 10.55 9.17 2.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.88
West Midlands FTE 0.00 20.15 0.81 0.00 0.10 0.00 1.70 1.00 4.50 28.26
% 0.00 71.30 2.87 0.00 0.35 0.00 6.02 3.54 15.92
East Midlands FTE 6.30 9.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 16.30
% 38.65 55.21 0.00 6.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
East of England FTE 1.60 18.53 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 24.13
% 6.63 76.79 0.00 4.14 0.00 0.00 8.29 4.14 0.00
South West FTE 0.00 28.79 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 35.79
% 0.00 80.44 2.79 2.79 2.79 0.00 11.18 0.00 0.00
South East FTE 0.00 21.90 1.43 2.70 0.00 0.00 3.00 1.00 1.00 31.03
% 0.00 70.58 4.61 8.70 0.00 0.00 9.67 3.22 3.22
London FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wales FTE 0.00 14.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 15.10
% 0.00 93.38 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.62 0.00 0.00
Total FTE 7.90 134.47 5.54 7.70 1.60 0.00 12.70 3.00 7.00 179.91
% 4.39 74.74 3.08 4.28 0.89 0.00 7.06 1.67 3.89

Table 19: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each Work Area as a percentage of
the total Vacancies in the Region.

Table 20 – Active Vacancies by Region & Job Group (Support)

Vacancies as a %
Other Specialist
Function Heads

Administration
Officer/Director

Support Staff -

Support Staff

of Total Staff
Deputy Chief

Area/District
Managers or

Managers -
Equivalent

Equivalent

Section or
ACO and

Workers
Others

Total

North W est FTE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.50 0.00 0.00 4.50 0.58
% 22.22 0.00 0.00 0.00 77.78 0.00 0.00
North East FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.93
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 0.00 2.30 0.00 0.00 19.50 0.00 0.00 21.80 3.20
% 0.00 10.55 0.00 0.00 89.45 0.00 0.00
W est Midlands FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10 28.16 0.00 0.00 28.26 4.38
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.35 99.65 0.00 0.00
East Midlands FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.30 12.00 1.00 0.00 16.30 3.50
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 20.25 73.62 6.13 0.00
East of England FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.08 15.55 6.50 1.00 24.13 6.71
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.48 64.44 26.94 4.14
South W est FTE 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.80 29.59 2.40 0.00 35.79 7.83
% 0.00 0.00 8.38 2.24 82.68 6.71 0.00
South East FTE 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 22.53 3.50 2.00 31.03 5.53
% 0.00 9.67 0.00 0.00 72.61 11.28 6.45
London FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W ales FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.10 10.00 0.00 15.10 4.59
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.77 66.23 0.00
T otal FT E 1.00 5.30 3.00 5.28 138.93 23.40 3.00 179.91 3.38
% 0.56 2.95 1.67 2.93 77.22 13.01 1.67

Table 20: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each work area as a
percentage of the total Vacancies in the Region. Figures marked in red show the
total vacancies for each Region as a percentage of the Total Staff in that Region

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Chart 8 – Regional Net Vacancy Levels

0.00
152.76
North East
1.54%
North West (5.07%) [5.40%]
1.95%
(2.37%) [4.40%] Yorkshire & Humberside
5.38%
(6.42%) [4.40%]
West Midlands**
5.20%
East Midlands
(5.41%) [5.20%]
5.28%
(5.61%) [3.90%]
Wales
10.99% East of England
(10.99%) [4.60%] 6.56%
(6.89%) [3.70%]

South West
7.48%
(7.48%) [3.50%] London
South East 3.22%
8.78% (4.72%) [7.20%]
(8.93%) [3.70%]

Chart 8: Figures in ( ) brackets show the gross vacancy percentage. Those in red and
[ ] brackets show regional unemployment rates (Source – Office of National Statistics,
Labour Force Survey June 2004)

Chart 9 – Regional Active Vacancy Levels*

North East
0.97%
North West (0.98%) [0.93%]
1.25%
(1.46%) [0.58%] Yorkshire & Humberside
3.86%
(4.12%) [3.20%]
West Midlands**
5.37%
East Midlands
(5.76%) [4.38%]
4.28%
(4.55%) [3.50%]
Wales
10.96% East of England
(13.27%) [4.59%] 4.39%
(3.70%) [6.71%]

South West
7.04%
(6.71%) [7.83%] London
South East 0.00%
6.53% (0.00%) [0.00%]
(6.84%) [5.53%]

Chart 9: Figures in ( ) brackets show the active vacancy percentage for Operational
staff within the region. Those in red and [ ] brackets are the same figures for Support
Staff. All percentages are as a proportion of total staff numbers within the region

*In some instances the active vacancy percentage is higher than the gross/net
vacancy % for a Region. This is a result of the fact that some Areas have commenced
the recruiting process for selected posts which have not yet officially been included in
their establishment
** To date the West Midlands Area has not been able to provide gross/net vacancy
information. This has meant that the overall West Midlands Region’s vacancy levels
have been underestimated. However, West Midlands Area has been able to provide
active vacancy information for Quarter 1. As a result the active vacancy level is
slightly higher than the gross /net level.

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Starters and Leavers
At Area level, attrition rates include all leavers This is a small decrease on the attrition rate at the end
irrespective of whether or not they have transferred of last quarter (2.76%). If the attrition rate for quarter 1 is
within the NPS, as they represent attrition from that assumed to be representative of the attrition rate for the
Area. At a national level however, attrition rate rest of the year, and the number of leavers remains
calculations do not include those who have transferred constant from quarter to quarter, this equates to an
within the service, as they do not represent attrition from annual attrition rate of 10.73%.
the NPS as a whole. This also applies to the figures on
During the quarter there were 382.87 FTE starters
starters, where national figures reflect only those who
(including NPD) who joined the organisation as either
are new to, or re-entering the service.
completely new or returning staff.
By Staff Group Amongst Probation Officers (including Senior Probation
In Quarter 1 2004/2005 the attrition rate for the service Officers and Senior Practitioners) the attrition rate in
as a whole (including NPD) was 2.68% (513.8 FTE). Quarter 1 was 1.74%, equating to 109.40 FTE leavers.
The actual total number of
Table 21 – Starters & Leavers by Job Group (Operational) Probation Officer leavers
during the quarter across
the NPS was 137.8 FTE.

Attrition Rate (%) *


Starters:Leavers *

Change on Last
Starters (FTE) *

Leavers (FTE) *
However, of these 28.4
within NPS

within NPS
Transfers

Transfers
Number of

Number of

Ratio of
FTE (20.61%) were

Quarter
transfers between Areas,
and were therefore
FT E % FT E % retained within the
Senior Probation Officer 4.00 2.60 39.39 22.60 6.00 20.98 1 : 5.65 2.00 + 0.33
1.40 2.00 58.82 18.50 2.00 9.76 1 : 13.21 1.67
Service.
Senior Practitioner 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.40 1.50 38.46 1 : 2.40 0.71 - 1.75
0.00 2.00 0.00 7.60 2.00 20.83 - 2.46 During the same period
Probation Officer 14.50 19.70 57.60 84.40 20.90 19.85 1 : 5.82 1.76 - 0.31 there were a total of
11.10 30.50 73.32 95.70 30.80 24.35 1 : 8.62 2.07
Trainee Probation Officer 2.00 5.00 71.43 16.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 8.00 0.88 - 0.24
41.80 FTE starters, of
135.00 5.00 3.57 19.00 3.00 13.64 1 : 0.14 1.12 whom 19.50 (46.65%)
Probation Services Officer 137.44 9.00 6.15 138.03 6.00 4.17 1 : 1.00 2.54 + 0.33
131.53 6.00 4.36 113.13 9.00 7.37 1 : 0.86 2.21
were new to the service
Psychologists 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 - 8.00 - 1.17 or were re-entering
0.00 0.00 0.00 2.50 0.00 0.00 - 9.17
following a break in
Other Operational Staff 13.65 8.10 37.24 19.45 1.00 4.89 1 : 1.42 3.05 - 0.27
48.74 1.00 2.01 23.60 3.00 11.28 1 : 0.48 3.32 service.
T otal: 172.59 44.40 20.46 284.88 35.40 11.05 1 : 1.65 2.01 - 0.05
327.77 46.50 12.42 280.03 49.80 15.10 1 : 0.85 2.06 The ratio of starters to
leavers across the
operational staff category
has shown a decline
since last quarter. During
Table 22 – Starters & Leavers by Job Group (Support) Quarter 1 there were 1.65
leavers to every 1 starter,
equating to a net loss of
Attrition Rate (%) *
Starters:Leavers *

Change on Last

staff. The volume of


Starters (FTE) *

Leavers (FTE) *
within NPS

within NPS
Transfers

Transfers
Number of
Number of

successful recruitment
Ratio of

Quarter

has fallen below the


attrition rate during the
FT E % FT E % quarter.
Deputy Chief Officers/Directors 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.00 - 5.10
0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 1.00 33.33 - 5.10
ACO & Equivalent 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 0.00 - 1.85 - 0.50 By Area
5.00 1.00 16.67 6.20 4.00 39.22 1 : 1.24 2.35
Area/District Managers or equivalent 2.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.75 1.58 - 7.17 The net loss of staff in
2.00 0.00 0.00 8.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 4.00 8.75
Managers - Section or Function Heads 5.50 1.00 15.38 9.58 0.00 0.00 1 : 1.74 2.42 - 1.71 Quarter 1 is also reflected
7.00 1.00 12.50 16.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 2.29 4.13 in the regional starters
Support Staff - Adm inistration 104.61 3.04 2.82 142.66 1.50 1.04 1 : 1.36 4.03 + 0.72
164.99 0.00 0.00 117.83 1.50 1.26 1 : 0.71 3.32
and leavers ratios.
Support Staff Other 27.05 0.00 0.00 21.98 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.81 6.30 + 1.56
21.54 0.00 0.00 16.11 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.75 4.74 Only 35.71% of the Areas
Other Specialist W orkers 10.68 0.00 0.00 8.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.75 3.05 - 3.01 in the NPS reported that
7.00 0.00 0.00 13.60 0.00 0.00 1 : 1.94 6.07
+ 0.14
their starters were either
T otal: 149.84 4.04 2.63 188.72 1.50 0.79 1 : 1.26 3.81
207.53 2.00 0.95 179.74 6.50 3.49 1 : 0.87 3.67 exceeding or meeting the
number of leavers. The
remaining Areas
Table 21 & 22: All columns marked with an * are calculated excluding those staff transferring (64.29%) incurred a net
within the NPS. The remaining percentages are calculated as a proportion of total staff. loss of staff over Quarter 1
Figures shown in blue indicate the position in the previous Quarter (4). Figures marked in 2004/2005.
red indicate where the ratio of starters to leavers shows a net gain in staff, or where the
attrition rate is better than the national average for the job category.

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Table 23a – Starters & Leavers Summary by Area & Family Group

Attrition Rate (%)


Starters:Leavers

Change on Last
within NPS

within NPS
Starters (FTE)

Leavers (FTE)
Transfers

Transfers
Number of

Number of

Ratio of

Quarter
FT E % FT E %
Cum bria 4.54 2.54 55.95 5.50 2.00 36.36 1 : 1.21 3.42 - 4.12
0.77 0.00 0.00 12.64 0.00 0.00 1 : 16.42 7.55
Dyfed Powys 0.00 0.00 - 3.90 0.40 10.26 - 2.84 - 2.07
0.00 0.00 - 6.90 2.40 34.78 - 4.91
Gloucestershire 0.64 0.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 6.25 2.38 + 0.61
1.33 0.00 0.00 3.00 1.00 33.33 1 : 2.26 1.77
Lincolnshire 3.13 0.00 0.00 7.02 1.00 14.25 1 : 2.24 3.08 + 0.90
2.74 0.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 1.82 2.17
Norfolk 6.00 1.00 16.67 11.00 1.00 9.09 1 : 1.83 4.59 + 1.69
7.58 0.00 0.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.92 2.90
North Yorkshire 0.00 0.00 - 0.50 0.50 100.00 - 0.22 - 4.34
20.00 3.00 15.00 10.00 2.00 20.00 1 : 0.5 4.55
North W ales 7.80 0.00 0.00 6.50 0.50 7.69 1 : 0.83 2.82 + 0.56
5.00 0.00 0.00 5.20 1.40 26.92 1 : 1.04 2.26
Suffolk 0.00 0.00 - 7.21 0.50 6.93 - 3.59 - 0.07
4.54 0.00 0.00 7.60 3.00 39.47 1 : 1.67 3.66
W iltshire 8.70 0.00 0.00 8.20 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.94 5.90 + 2.92
4.40 1.00 22.73 4.20 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.95 2.98
Family Group 1 30.81 3.54 11.49 53.83 5.90 10.96 1 : 1.75 2.76 - 0.20
46.36 4.00 8.63 61.54 9.80 15.92 1 : 1.33 2.96
Bedfordshire 10.00 0.00 0.00 10.00 0.00 0.00 1:1 5.23 + 2.10
6.00 1.00 16.67 6.00 1.00 16.67 1:1 3.13
Cam bridgeshire 5.66 1.00 17.67 7.55 0.00 0.00 1 : 1.33 3.43 - 0.16
9.00 5.00 55.56 8.00 1.00 12.50 1 : 0.89 3.59
Dorset 9.00 2.30 25.56 5.10 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.57 2.55 - 0.21
5.60 1.00 17.86 5.50 1.00 18.18 1 : 0.98 2.76
Northam ptonshire 9.00 4.00 44.44 10.00 5.00 50.00 1 : 1.11 4.45 - 1.12
12.00 0.00 0.00 13.00 2.00 15.38 1 : 1.08 5.56
Surrey 8.27 1.00 12.09 16.60 3.00 18.07 1 : 2.01 7.10 + 2.56
16.62 3.00 18.05 10.66 1.50 14.07 1 : 0.64 4.54
W arwickshire 3.80 0.00 0.00 7.70 3.00 38.96 1 : 2.03 4.79 + 1.91
6.81 0.00 0.00 4.62 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.68 2.88
Family Group 2 45.73 8.30 18.15 56.95 11.00 19.32 1 : 1.25 3.73 + 0.41
56.03 10.00 17.85 47.78 6.50 13.60 1 : 0.85 3.32
Cheshire 0.00 0.00 - 14.10 3.00 21.28 - 4.09 + 4.09
0.00 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 - - 0.00
Derbyshire 11.00 4.00 36.36 7.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.64 2.06 + 0.27
16.00 1.00 6.25 6.00 2.00 33.33 1 : 0.38 1.79
Durham 3.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 1.67 1.89 + 1.06
0.00 0.00 - 2.20 0.00 0.00 - 0.84
Gwent 8.60 1.00 11.63 9.50 0.00 0.00 1 : 1.1 4.07 + 1.96
0.00 0.00 - 5.00 0.00 0.00 - 2.12
Hertfordshire 2.20 1.00 45.45 6.00 1.00 16.67 1 : 2.73 2.80 - 2.80
18.10 3.50 19.34 12.00 3.00 25.00 1 : 0.66 5.61
Leicestershire 27.00 0.00 0.00 9.00 4.00 44.44 1 : 0.33 2.12 - 0.88
13.00 2.00 15.38 12.00 1.00 8.33 1 : 0.92 3.00
Staffordshire 11.00 5.00 45.45 3.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.27 0.75 - 1.15
12.00 1.00 8.33 7.50 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.63 1.91
Teeside 3.90 0.00 0.00 6.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 1.54 1.96 - 1.45
2.00 0.00 0.00 10.60 0.00 0.00 1 : 5.3 3.41
Family Group 3 66.70 11.00 16.49 59.60 8.00 13.42 1 : 0.89 2.04 + 0.08
61.10 7.50 12.27 55.30 6.00 10.85 1 : 0.91 1.97

Table 23a & 23b: Figures include those staff transferring from one Area to another. Transfer
percentages are calculated as a proportion of total starters or leavers (as appropriate). Figures shown
in blue indicate the position in the previous Quarter (4). Figures marked in red indicate where the ratio
of starters to leavers shows a net gain in staff, or where the attrition rate is better than the national
average.

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Table 23b – Starters & Leavers Summary by Area & Family Group

Attrition Rate (%)


Starters:Leavers

Change on Last
within NPS

within NPS
Leavers (FTE)
Starters (FTE)

Transfers

Transfers
Number of
Number of

Ratio of

Quarter
FT E % FT E %
Avon & Som erset 5.10 0.00 0.00 10.50 1.00 9.52 1 : 2.06 2.16 - 1.37
4.90 0.50 10.20 17.50 0.00 0.00 1 : 3.57 3.53
Devon & Cornwall 5.85 0.00 0.00 17.41 1.00 5.74 1 : 2.98 3.91 + 0.91
3.28 0.00 0.00 13.72 0.00 0.00 1 : 4.18 3.00
Hum berside 2.00 0.00 0.00 8.40 0.00 0.00 1 : 4.2 1.97 + 1.04
3.00 1.00 33.33 4.00 1.00 25.00 1 : 1.33 0.92
Sussex 21.10 3.00 14.22 13.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.62 3.77 + 1.38
17.00 0.00 0.00 8.00 1.00 12.50 1 : 0.47 2.38
Tham es Valley 20.50 3.10 15.12 36.37 3.00 8.25 1 : 1.77 6.00 + 3.40
37.30 6.00 16.09 15.70 1.00 6.37 1 : 0.42 2.59
W est Mercia 3.70 1.00 27.03 9.31 0.00 0.00 1 : 2.52 2.60 - 0.72
3.70 1.00 27.03 12.14 2.00 16.47 1 : 3.28 3.32
Family Group 4 58.25 7.10 12.19 94.99 5.00 5.26 1 : 1.63 3.37 + 0.92
69.18 8.50 12.29 71.06 5.00 7.04 1 : 1.03 2.45
Essex 19.00 2.00 10.53 10.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.53 2.46 - 2.09
30.00 2.00 6.67 18.00 1.00 5.56 1 : 0.6 4.54
Ham pshire 4.00 0.00 0.00 11.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 2.75 2.14 - 0.17
24.80 2.00 8.06 12.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.48 2.31
Kent 3.57 0.00 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 2.52 1.99 - 1.24
15.39 4.00 25.99 14.67 4.00 27.27 1 : 0.95 3.23
Lancashire 10.50 4.00 38.10 8.40 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.8 1.42 - 0.26
7.50 0.50 6.67 10.00 4.00 40.00 1 : 1.33 1.69
Nottingham shire 18.00 2.00 11.11 10.00 1.00 10.00 1 : 0.56 2.09 - 2.49
13.00 0.00 0.00 22.00 4.00 18.18 1 : 1.69 4.58
South W ales 1.00 0.00 0.00 15.64 2.00 12.79 1 : 15.64 3.06 + 1.38
3.60 0.00 0.00 8.80 1.00 11.36 1 : 2.44 1.68
Family Group 5 56.07 8.00 14.27 64.04 3.00 4.68 1 : 1.14 2.07 - 0.34
94.29 8.50 9.01 85.47 14.00 16.38 1 : 0.91 2.41
Greater Manchester 32.00 0.00 0.00 32.00 1.00 3.13 1:1 2.54 - 2.17
83.00 0.00 0.00 58.00 6.00 10.34 1 : 0.7 4.71
London 5.00 0.00 0.00 63.70 1.00 1.57 1 : 12.74 2.54 - 0.02
109.50 0.00 0.00 64.50 4.00 6.20 1 : 0.59 2.56
Merseyside 16.28 0.00 0.00 12.58 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.77 1.69 + 0.05
30.54 0.00 0.00 12.00 1.00 8.33 1 : 0.39 1.65
Northum bria 6.80 0.00 0.00 19.90 1.00 5.03 1 : 2.93 3.01 + 1.90
4.70 1.00 21.28 7.40 0.00 0.00 1 : 1.57 1.11
South Yorkshire 9.00 1.00 11.11 12.00 1.00 8.33 1 : 1.33 1.90 + 0.33
0.00 0.00 - 10.00 1.00 10.00 - 1.57
W est Midlands 30.87 4.00 12.96 23.80 0.00 0.00 1 : 0.77 1.96 - 0.05
20.50 1.00 4.88 24.42 1.00 4.10 1 : 1.19 2.01
W est Yorkshire 8.36 0.50 5.98 17.31 0.00 0.00 1 : 2.07 1.71 - 0.01
18.00 6.00 33.33 17.60 2.00 11.36 1 : 0.98 1.73
Family Group 6 108.31 5.50 5.08 181.29 4.00 2.21 1 : 1.67 2.21 - 0.02
266.24 8.00 3.00 193.92 15.00 7.74 1 : 0.73 2.23
NPD 17.00 0.00 0.00 40.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 2.35 10.90 - 5.70
4.00 0.00 0.00 70.00 0.00 0.00 1 : 17.5 16.60
National T otal 382.87 43.44 11.35 550.70 36.90 6.70 1 : 1.44 2.68 - 0.07
597.20 46.50 7.79 585.07 56.30 9.62 1 : 0.98 2.76

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Starters and Leavers by Region
Charts 15 through 24 present the starters (positive 2003/2004 year. This will be as a result of the intake of
numbers), leavers (negative numbers), and the net TPOs at around this time of the year.
change for each of the last 4 quarters by Region. Since that time, all Regions have shown a steady
This affords an opportunity to look at the changing decline in the starters to leavers ratio, with the majority
trends in starter and leaver figures over the preceding experiencing a neutral or net loss of staff in the current
year, and how this relates to the changes in the levels of quarter.
staff in post levels. However, if the pattern of Quarter 2 and 3 of the last
Consistently across the Regions, there was a peak in financial year is repeated in 2004/2005, it can be
the starters to leavers ratio (and hence a strong positive expected that there will be strong net growth in staff
net change in staff) in either Quarter 2 or Quarter 3 of within the next two quarters.

Chart 15 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter Chart 16 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter
(North West) (North East)
250 250

200 200

150 150

100 100

50 Starters 50 Starters
0 Leavers 0 Leavers

-50 Net Change -50 Net Change

-100 -100

-150 -150

-200 -200

-250 -250
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

Chart 17 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter Chart 18 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (West
(Yorkshire & Humberside) Midlands)
250 250

200 200

150 150

100 100

50 Starters 50 Starters
0 Leavers 0 Leavers

-50 Net Change -50 Net Change

-100 -100

-150 -150

-200 -200

-250 -250
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

Chart 19 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (East Chart 20 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (East
Midlands) of England)
250 250

200 200

150 150

100 100

50 Starters 50 Starters
0 Leavers 0 Leavers

-50 Net Change -50 Net Change

-100 -100

-150 -150

-200 -200

-250 -250
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

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Chart 21 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter Chart 22 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter
(Wales) (South West)
250 250

200 200

150 150

100 100

50 Starters 50 Starters
0 Leavers 0 Leavers

-50 Net Change -50 Net Change

-100 -100

-150 -150

-200 -200

-250 -250
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

Chart 23 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter Chart 24 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter
(South East) (London)
250 250

200 200

150 150

100 100

50 Starters 50 Starters
0 Leavers 0 Leavers

-50 Net Change -50 Net Change

-100 -100

-150 -150

-200 -200

-250 -250
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

Chart 25 – Regional Attrition Rates

North East
2.51
North West (1.76%) [4.89%]
2.27
(2.16%) [2.63%] Yorkshire & Humberside
1.66
(1.12%) [3.06%]
West Midlands
2.05
East Midlands
(1.46%) [3.47%]
2.42
(2.05%) [3.51%]
Wales
3.11 East of England
(2.79%) [3.93%] 3.47
(2.57%) [6.5%]

South West
2.90
(2.95%) [2.81%] London
South East 2.54
3.95 (1.76%) [4.75%]
(3.95%) [3.94%]

Chart 25: Figures in ( ) brackets show the attrition rate for Operational staff in the Region. Figures in [ ] brackets show the
same rate for Support staff

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Chart 26a – Regional Attrition Rates by Chart 26b – Regional Attrition Rates by
Quarter Quarter
5.0% 5.0%

4.5% 4.5%

4.0% 4.0%
East of England
North West
3.5% 3.5%
Wales
North East
3.0% 3.0% South West
Yorkshire &
2.5% Humberside 2.5% South East

West Midlands
London
2.0% 2.0%
East Midlands
1.5% 1.5%

1.0% 1.0%
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

Regional Attrition Rates


Charts 26a and 26b plot the fluctuations in attrition rate the current quarter. Similarly, the attrition rate in the
by Region across the last 4 quarters. South East, which was showing a steady decline from
Quarter 2 to Quarter 4 of the last financial year, has
While there has been some variation in the attrition rate
shown a marked increase in the present quarter from
from quarter to quarter in all Regions, generally the
2.77% to 3.95%. However, it should be noted that the
figures have been relatively stable.
figures for both of these Regions are still lower than the
The majority of Regions have shown an encouraging attrition rate reported at Quarter 2 2003/2004.
downward trend in their attrition rate in the last year,
Encouragingly, 7 of the 10 Regions have recorded a
although in a some instances there have been
drop in their attrition rate from last quarter. In particular,
noticeable increase within the last two quarters.
East Midlands has achieved a sharp drop from 4.18% in
For example, the attrition rate in Wales has almost Quarter 3 of last year, to 2.42% in the present quarter.
doubled from 1.69% in Quarter 3 2003/2004 to 3.11% in

Destination of Leavers Chart 27 – Destination of Leavers (Operational Staff)


Charts 27 & 28 illustrate the destinations
of employees who left the NPS during 26.7%
Quarter 1 2004/2005.
With the exception of retirement and Retirement (- 0.02)
death in service, we do not currently Ill Health Retirement (+ 0.02)

collect ‘Reasons’ for leaving on a national


basis.
73.3%
Broadly speaking, the destination of 0.0% 12.9%
leavers in the NPS continues to be fairly 0.6%

consistent. In both charts, the figures in 18.0%

brackets to the right of each legend entry


show the change in percentage for each 21.4% Employment w ithin NPS (- 4.1%)
destination relative to the results for last Other Employment (+ 7.8%)

quarter. Mostly, any change is less than No Other Employment (+ 3.4%)

1%, with some in the vicinity of 2% to 3%. Education/Training (- 0.2%)


Retirement (+ 0.5%)
There has been a significant drop in the Death (- 0.3%)

proportion of leavers in the ‘Other/Not Other/Not Know n (- 7.2%)

Known’ category (down 7.2%) for 11.0%

operational staff. However, this 36.1%

corresponds with a similar sharp increase


2.1% 6.4%
in the ‘Other Employment’ category 6.4%
22.3%
(7.8%), and is likely to be the result of a 7.1%
Youth Justice (+ 1.9%)
Drugs Projects (+ 0.5%)
change in the Areas with respect to how Social Services (+ 2.9%)
5.4%
they categorise the destination of their Other Voluntary Sector (+ 1.6%)
leavers. Prison Service (+ 0.5%)
Other Public Sector (- 3.8%)
7.5%
The number of leavers who transfer to Other Private Sector (+ 1.9%)
Self-Employed (+ 2.3%)
other parts of the Service remains
relatively high at 11.0% amongst 42.7%
operational staff. Although, this is a drop

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on last quarter (13.2%). Chart 27 – Destination of Leavers (Support Staff)
There has also been a drop in the 8.2%

number of support staff transferring within


the NPS, with transfers accounting for
just 0.8% of leavers from the support staff Retirement (+ 0.07)
category (2.6% last quarter). Ill Health Retirement (- 0.07)

Of the remaining leavers, amongst


operational staff the majority of staff leave
to pursue other employment opportunities 91.8%
(36.1%), with 32.8% of these moving into 0.53% 12.91%
related areas of work. 0.95%

The majority of support staff, by 28.46%


comparison, leave the NPS to take up Employment w ithin NPS (- 2.72%)
alternative employment (31.7%), with Other Employment (- 0.67%)
24.67%
49.2% of these moving to another Public No Other Employment (+ 4.51%)
Sector organisation. Education/Training (- 0.01%)
Retirement (+ 2.32%)
There are also a significant number of Death (+ 0.95%)
support staff who leave the service with Other/Not Know n (- 4.38%)

no other employment obtained (28.5%). 0.79%

Retirement continues to be a significant 0.8% 1.7%


31.70%
drain on the NPS workforce, accounting 0.0% 2.5%
for 12.9% of leavers in both the 10.0%
Youth Justice (+ 0.3%)
operational and support categories. 30.6%
5.2% Drugs Projects (- 0%)
Social Services (- 0.3%)
Other Voluntary Sector (+ 1.3%)
Prison Service (+ 1.1%)
Other Public Sector (+ 4.1%)
Other Private Sector (- 3.6%)
Self-Employed (- 3.5%)

49.2%

Health and Safety


The number of Areas providing a nil return for Health & been sharp increases in South West and East of
Safety information has improved slightly on last quarter, England. However, it is again important to note that this
dropping to 26 from 29. However, there is still concern is likely to be the result of improvements in accident
that Areas are overlooking this section of the quarterly reporting in these Regions, rather than any dramatic
return, and in turn means that the information presented increase in the actual rate of accidents. Until
below can only be treated as indicative at this stage. accident/incident data is available accurately and
regularly it will be difficult to comment on any significant
The frequency rate (the number of lost time accidents a
changes in accident trends.
staff member can expect to have in their working life) of
both ‘3 Day Lost Time’ incidents or accidents has
increased since last quarter, while the number of ‘1 to 3
Day Lost Time’ incidents or accidents has remained
steady. Chart 28 – Number and Frequency Rate of 3 Day Lost Time
Accidents/Incidents
It is likely that the apparent increase in ‘3 Day Lost
Time’ accidents is at least in part due to the slight 16 0.20
decrease in nil returns being provided by Areas. The 0.18
NPD will continue to monitor this trend, and to work 14
0.16
with Areas to implement measures to control this 12
situation. 0.14
10
0.12
Additional to this quarter, measures of the frequency
Rate
No.

of accident/incidents (in terms of accidents/incidents 8 0.10

per FTE) have been introduced, and comparisons 6


0.08

made on a regional basis. These rates have been 0.06


plotted across the last 4 quarters in charts 30a and 4
0.04
30b on page 25. 2
0.02
The available information suggests that for most 0 0.00
Regions, the accident rate has been relatively low Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

and stable over the last year. However, there have Number of Accidents/Incidents Frequency Rate

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Chart 29 – Number and Frequency Rate of 1- 3 Day Lost Time
Accidents/Incidents

12 0.14

0.12
10

0.10
8

0.08

Rate
No.
6
0.06

4
0.04

2
0.02

0 0.00
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

Number of Accidents/Incidents Frequency Rate

Table 24 – Regional Accident/Incident Summary

Accidents/Incidents

Accidents/Incidents
Total FTE in Quarter

(FTE) Involved in an
Proportion of Staff

Accident/Incident
per FTE
No. of

North West 12 3105.65 0.004 1 : 258.8

North East 4 1221.90 0.003 1 : 305.48

Yorkshire & Hunberside 3 2290.90 0.001 1 : 763.63


East Midlands 1 1718.89 0.001 1 : 1718.89

West Midlands 2 2140.88 0.001 1 : 1070.44

East of England 7 1468.30 0.005 1 : 209.76


South West 11 1432.56 0.008 1 : 130.23

South East 2 2135.66 0.001 1 : 1067.83

London 0 2479.20 0.000 -


Wales 1 1101.90 0.001 1 : 1101.9

Total 43 19095.84 0.002 1 : 444.09

Chart 30a – Regional Summary of Chart 30b – Regional Summary of


Accidents/Incidents per FTE by Quarter Accidents/Incidents per FTE by Quarter
0.0080 0.0080

0.0070 0.0070

0.0060 0.0060

0.0050 North West 0.0050 East of England


North East South West
0.0040 Yorkshire & Hunberside 0.0040 South East

East Midlands London


0.0030 West Midlands 0.0030 Wales

0.0020 0.0020

0.0010 0.0010

0.0000 0.0000
Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 03/04 Q3 - 03/04 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05

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Type of Accident/Incident
The NPS Health and Safety Policy Manual classifies significant risks to staff and others who may be affected
accidents and incidents by severity (rated 1 – 4). by our work, with a view to directing resources
Severity 1, being the highest rating, covers work-related accordingly to manage and reduce those risks.
deaths of employees or other parties. Prior to this Severity 3 incidents continue to be the most frequently
quarter, there had been only one such incident reported reported type in the NPS, accounting for 58.14% of the
since data began being collected. However, there have accidents reported in the quarter. Of the accidents in this
been a further 2 severity 1 incidents during Quarter 1 category, the majority (60.00%) are of the ‘3 Day Lost
2004/2005. Time’ type.
The information shown in the following charts depicts the The implementation of the national Health & Safety
type of events that occur throughout the NPS. Collecting Strategy will contribute to further improvements in the
such data nationally enables the identification of safety culture of the NPS.

Chart 31 – Breakdown of Accidents/Incidents by Severity Rating and Type

Injury to
employee
resulting in Suicide of any
Injury to absence in Death resulting
person within
employee excess of 1- from
NPS Premises
resulting in day Asphyxiation or
or whilst under
absence in 45% exposure to
NPS
excess of 1- toxic substance
Supervision
day as a 50%
50%
consequence
of violence &
intimidation
25.58%

4.65%
Severity 1 (+ 4.65%)
Severity 2 (- 12.61%)
Severity 3 (+ 15.72%)
Severity 4 (- 7.75%)
11.63%

Major Injury to
58.14% any person (in
the workplace)
Failure of fire 20%
Threaten with or personal
an offensive alarms for
weapon more than 7
40% working days
40%
Major Injury to
3-day lost time any person as
accident/injury a consequence
to employee of violence &
60% intimidation
20%
Dangerous
Occurrence
20%

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