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Human Resources

Workforce
Information Report
Contact Details Issue 06 April 2005

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contact: Contact Details 1
Stefan Hendry, HR Officer Workforce Planning & Headline Figures 1
Information (stefan.hendry3@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk) Supplementary Notes 1
020 7217 8556
Staff in Post
If you have any comments on this report, please e-mail By Staff Group 2
your comments to: Staffing Ratios 3
Detailed Breakdown of Staff in Post
NPD.workforceinforeport@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Operational Staff 5
Support Staff 7
Change in Staff in Post by Area 9
Headline Figures
Vacancy Levels
Operational Staff 13
• At the end of Quarter 3 2004/2005 (1 October – 31
December 2004) there were a total of 19,872.84 Support Staff 16
FTE staff in the NPS (including NPD and Chief Starters and Leavers
Officers)
By Staff Group 21
• 14,559.93 of these staff were employed in an By Area 22
operational capacity (73.26%), with the remaining
By Region 27
5,314.91 FTE employed as support staff (26.74%).
The overall ratio of support to operational staff in the Regional Attrition Rates 29
NPS was 1:2.74 at the end of the quarter Destination of Leavers 29

• The total number of staff employed by the NPS has Health and Safety 30
increased markedly since last quarter, up by 436.71
FTE or 2.25%. The South West Region has
experienced the greatest increase with a gain of growth, while the same rate for ‘1 to 3 day lost time’
69.01 FTE (4.89%) accidents has remained steady

• All but one Region in the NPS have experienced an • The rate of accidents (calculated as accidents per
increase in staff numbers of between 1% and 5%. FTE) continues to be relatively steady across the
NPS Regions. However, the East of England and
• The current projected national attrition rate for this South West Regions continue to show a steady
financial year stands at 10.07%, and has decreased increase over the last four quarters
substantially since last quarter (11.50%)
• The number of operational vacancies being actively
recruited to was reported as 400.43 FTE, which is a Supplementary Notes
decrease of 174.28 FTE on the same figure for the
previous quarter. Active support vacancies
increased slightly to 179.51 FTE (up 4.99 FTE on The period covered within this report is from 1 October
last Quarter) 2004 to 31 December 2004 (Quarter 3), and has been
• The frequency rate of ‘3 day lost time’ accidents has compiled using returns submitted by each of the 42
also decreased substantially (down by 50.00% on Probation Areas, plus the National Probation Directorate
last quarter) following two consecutive quarters of (NPD). The material has not previously been published.

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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 31 December 2004 • FTE – Full time equivalent
• Data from Quarter 2 04/05 has been included where • Establishment – represents the number of staff for
appropriate for comparison, as well as from previous which budgetary provision has been made, and may
quarters where necessary to examine emerging be subject to revision and reallocation during the
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
differences in the numbers of staff in post at the end • Operational Staff – represents those staff whose
of each quarter which do not match the net work involves direct contact with offenders on a daily
increases/decreases anticipated given the number basis
of starters and leavers in the period. These can be
accounted for as follows:- • Support Staff – all other staff employed within the
Service. It is acknowledged that some staff
- Changes in the working hours of existing categorised within this group may have some
employees contact with offenders
- Adjustments made by Areas to their systems to • Attrition – calculated as the number of
meet the revised reporting arrangements leavers/average number of staff in post over the
period. At Area level, attrition includes those who
- Local adjustments to the way in which staff are have left that Area but who have remained within the
categorised into job groups, and individual Service. At national level, such leavers are not
interpretations of the boundaries of job groups included, as they do not represent attrition from the
Service
- Internal transfers of staff from support to
operational posts

Staff in Post
At 31 December 2004, there were 19,872.84 FTE staff Table 1 – Staff in Post by Job Group (Operational)
employed across the NPS (including those employed in
the NPD and Chief Officers). Quarte r 3 Quarte r 2 Change
04/05 04/05 Q2>Q3
This is an increase in staff of 436.71 FTE (2.25%) on Senior Probation Officer 1168.65 1136.28 + 32.37
figures reported at the close of Quarter 2 2004/2005
Senior Practitioner 361.66 373.21 - 11.55
(19,438.13 FTE), and is a reversal of the small
decreases in numbers recorded over the previous two Probation Officer 5054.63 4860.49 + 194.14
quarters. Trainee Probation Officer 1774.22 1614.89 + 159.33

Tables 1, 2 (page 2), and 3 (page 3) breakdown these Probation Services Officer 5623.86 5511.66 + 112.20
overall staffing figures by job group. Psychologist 23.00 27.00 - 4.00
Other Operational Staff 553.91 575.64 - 21.73
Probation Areas – Operational Staff
Total 14559.93 14099.17 + 460.76
During Quarter 3 there has been a large increase in
operational staff of 460.76 FTE (3.27%) on those
employed at the close of last quarter. Chart 1 – Ranked % Change in Staff Numbers by Job
The greatest increase in staff has occurred in the Group (Operational)
‘Trainee Probation Officer’ (TPO) job group, where staff
numbers have increased by 159.33 FTE. This equates Trainee Probation Officer 9.87%

to an increase of 9.87% on last quarter. Probation Officer 3.99%

This increase is the direct result of the recruitment of the Senior Probation Officer 2.85%
latest cohort of TPO. This recruitment intake occurs
once per year in October, and generally results in a Probation Services Officer 2.04%

large spike in staff numbers during Quarter 3. Senior Practitioner -3.09%

It is also the case that the TPO cohort recruited two Other Operational Staff -3.77%
years ago has graduated to Probation Officer (PO) posts
during the quarter. This is evidenced by the strong Psychologist -14.81%

growth (up by 3.99%) in PO numbers. This is a Operational Group 3.27%


continuation of the pattern observed in last quarters
figures.

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The flow of TPOs through to PO posts therefore tends
Table 2 – Staff in Post by Job Group (Support)
to disguise the gross intake of new TPOs in the
quarter, which in reality is closer to 470 FTE.
Quarter 3 Quarter 2 Change
There has also been strong growth in the Senior 04/05 04/05 Q2>Q3
Probation Officer (SPO) grade, and amongst Probation Chief Officer 42.00 42.00 0.00
Services Officers (PSO) (up by 2.85% and 2.04% Deputy Chief Officer/Director 45.30 41.70 + 3.60
respectively) during the quarter. However, following a
ACO and Equivalent 283.25 276.75 + 6.50
strong increase of 7.43% last quarter, the number of
Senior Practitioners (SP) has dropped by 3.09% in the Area/District Managers or Equivalent 129.60 116.00 + 13.60
present quarter. Manager - Section or Function Head 431.68 419.43 + 12.25
The most significant change in the operational category Support Staff - Adm inistration 3474.67 3506.30 - 31.63
is the 14.81% drop in the Psychologist job group. While Support Staff Other 350.41 369.81 - 19.40
this percentage is relatively large, it equates to a loss
Other Specialist W orker 248.10 248.47 - 0.37
of just 4 staff since last quarter.
Total 5005.01 5020.46 - 15.45
Probation Areas – Support Staff
Amongst support staff there has been a small overall
decrease in staff of 15.45 FTE (0.31%). The largest
decrease was recorded amongst the ‘Support Staff
Other’ job group, where staff numbers have decreased Chart 2 – Ranked % Change in Staff Numbers by Job
by 5.25%. However, this may well be a reflection of Group (Operational)
more accurate categorisation of staff by Areas, which
means a decrease in the use of this ‘Other’ category.
Apart from this, only minor decreases of less than 1.00% Area/District Manager 11.72%

have been recorded for the ‘Specialist Worker’ and


Deputy Chief Officer 8.63%
‘Support Admin’ job groups. While the decreases have
been small, the ‘Support Admin’ group covers the Section/Function Head 2.92%

majority share of the support category (approx 69%), ACO and Equivalent 2.35%

and strongly influences the overall decline observed.


Chief Officer 0.00%

In contrast, strong growth has been observed in the Specialist Worker -0.15%

‘Area/District Manager’ and ‘Deputy Chief Officer Support Staff Admin -0.90%

categories with increases of 11.72% and 8.63%


Support Staff Other -5.25%
respectively. However, these job groups make up only a
small minority of the support category. Support Group -0.31%

NPD Staff
There has been a further fall in the number of staff
employed by NPD of 8.60 FTE since last quarter.
The figures are notable for a significant decrease in the Table 3 – Staff in Post by Job Group (NPD)
number of Grade 7 staff employed (down by 13.90
FTE). In percentage terms this is a large increase, but
only reflects the fact that this is a comparatively small Quarter 3 Quarte r 2 Change
group of staff. 04/05 04/05 Q2>Q 3
Senior Civil Servant 13.00 {0.00} 11.00 + 2.00
Probation Boards
Grade 6 28.00 {1.00} 24.00 + 4.00
In addition, at the close of Quarter 3 there were 544 Grade 7 77.00 {32.00} 90.90 - 13.90
Board Members in post.
Senior Executive Officer 52.40 {7.00} 56.60 - 4.20
Staffing Ratios Higher Executive Officer 25.60 {2.00} 25.60 0.00
There continues to be only minor fluctuations in the ratio Exective Officer 52.60 {0.00} 51.00 + 1.60
of operational to support staff in the NPS. Adm inistrative Officer 34.90 {1.00} 33.90 + 1.00
Operational staff accounted for 73.26% (72.53% in Adm inistrative Assistant 1.00 {0.00} 1.00 0.00
Quarter 2) of all staff employed by the NPS. This means Senior Personal Secretary 3.00 {1.00} 4.00 - 1.00
that the ratio of support to operational staff stands at
Personal Secretary 8.30 {1.00} 9.50 - 1.20
1:2.74 (including those employed by NPD) compared to
1:2.64 in the previous quarter. Consultants 14.10 11.00 + 3.10

Amongst operational staff, the ratio of POs to PSOs Total 309.90 {45.00} 318.50 - 8.60
continues to drop slightly, and currently stands at 1:1.11
(1:1.13 last quarter). In contrast, the ratio of SPOs to
POs continues to rise slightly, up to 1:4.33 from 1:4.28
last quarter.

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Including Chief Officers, but excluding staff employed by decreased to 1:4.37 this quarter, from 1:4.60 in Quarter
NPD, there were 931.83 FTE staff employed in 2 2004/2005.
management roles by the NPS at the close of Quarter 3.
When NPD staff are excluded, the overall average ratio
This equates to 4.69% (4.61% last quarter) of the total
of support to operational staff is 1:2.91, an increase on
NPS workforce, which is the second consecutive small
the ratio of 1:2.81 recorded last quarter. However, there
quarterly increase. The management to staff ratio
are currently no fixed staffing ratios to be adhered to,
currently stands at 1:21.33 (another small decrease on
and there is significant fluctuation in the ratio employed
the 1:21.71 ratio recorded last quarter).
in different Areas and Regions of the NPS. For a full
The ratio of managers to operational staff has decreased breakdown by Area, please refer to the Table 10 on
from 1:15.75 last quarter, to 1:15.63 this quarter. page 11.
Similarly, the ratio of managers to support staff has
Chart 3 – Ranked % Change in Staff Numbers by Job
Group (NPD)

Consultants 28.18%

Senior Civil Servant 18.18%

Grade 6 16.67%

Exective Officer 3.14%

Administrative Officer 2.95%

Administrative Assistant 0.00%

Higher Executive Officer 0.00%

Senior Executive Officer -7.42%

Personal Secretary -12.63%

Grade 7 -15.29%

Senior Personal Secretary -25.00%

NPD Group -2.70%

Chart 4 – Staff in Post by Quarter by Grade Chart 5 – Staff in Post by Quarter by Grade
(Operational) (Support)
5650 3600
5600 3570
5550 Probation Services 3540 Support Staff -
5500 Officer 3510 Adm in
5450 3480
5400 3450
5020 430
4940 410 Section/Function
Probation Officer
4860 390 Head
4780 370
4700 350
1800 380
1740 Trainee Probation 360
Support Staff - Other
1680 Officer 340
1620 320
1560 300
1180 280
1160 Senior Probation 260
ACO & Equivalent
1140 Officer 240
1120 220
1100 200
700 280
650 Other Operational 260
Other Specialist
600 Staff 240
550 220
500 200
380 90
360 80 Area/District
Senior Practitioner
340 70 Manager
320 60
300 50
40 40
30 30
Psychologist DCO/Director
20 20
10 10
0 0
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

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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 31 December 2004.

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

Programmes
Community

Community
Punishment

Supervision

Resttlement

Approved
Premises

Liaison
DTTOs

Victim
Prison

Court
Team
Senior Probation Officer FTE 55.70 211.90 32.00 116.00 57.60 75.13 106.57 57.80 12.70
% 4.77 18.13 2.74 9.93 4.93 6.43 9.12 4.95 1.09
Senior Practitioner FTE 29.69 37.30 15.11 8.50 12.20 17.00 68.76 10.10 4.00
% 8.21 10.31 4.18 2.35 3.37 4.70 19.01 2.79 1.11
Probation Officer FTE 172.36 1412.99 241.50 449.70 319.25 59.53 283.30 222.49 26.20
% 3.41 27.95 4.78 8.90 6.32 1.18 5.60 4.40 0.52
Trainee Probation Officer FTE
%
Probation Services Officer FTE 1434.84 781.42 107.36 354.81 445.92 387.48 661.84 320.20 104.71
% 25.51 13.89 1.91 6.31 7.93 6.89 11.77 5.69 1.86
Psychologist FTE 2.00 1.00 9.00
% 8.70 4.35 39.13
Other Operational Staff FTE 131.11 71.60 1.43 1.00 6.93 262.62 13.12 3.32 5.00
% 23.67 12.93 0.26 0.18 1.25 47.41 2.37 0.60 0.90
Total FTE 1823.70 2517.21 398.40 930.01 841.90 801.76 1142.59 613.91 152.61
% 12.53 17.29 2.74 6.39 5.78 5.51 7.85 4.22 1.05

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


Secondment

Secondees

Difference
Fieldwork

Quarter 2
to YOTS

Services
Training

Central
Other

Other

04/05
Total

Senior Probation Officer FTE 3.50 70.15 39.50 21.80 251.50 56.80 1168.65 1136.28 + 32.37
% 0.30 6.00 3.38 1.87 21.52 4.86
Senior Practitioner FTE 0.00 16.40 98.20 4.00 33.90 6.50 361.66 373.21 - 11.55
% 0.00 4.53 27.15 1.11 9.37 1.80
Probation Officer FTE 231.78 82.85 169.35 17.70 1285.50 80.13 5054.63 4860.49 + 194.14
% 4.59 1.64 3.35 0.35 25.43 1.59
Trainee Probation Officer FTE 1774.22 1774.22 1614.89 + 159.33
% 100.00
Probation Services Officer FTE 25.41 56.92 2.60 34.00 685.74 220.61 5623.86 5511.66 + 112.20
% 0.45 1.01 0.05 0.60 12.19 3.92
Psychologist FTE 0.00 1.00 5.00 5.00 23.00 27.00 - 4.00
% 0.00 4.35 21.74 21.74
Other Operational Staff FTE 0.00 6.80 14.50 2.00 3.69 30.79 553.91 575.64 - 21.73
% 0.00 1.23 2.62 0.36 0.67 5.56
Total: FTE 260.69 233.12 2098.37 80.50 2265.33 399.83 14559.93 14099.17 + 460.76
% 1.79 1.60 14.41 0.55 15.56 2.75

Tables 4a & 4b: The ‘Difference’ column indicates the change in the ‘staff in post’ total between the previous
(Quarter 2 2004/2005) and current quarters. Percentages in blue are calculated as a proportion of the total
staff in post within each Region

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

Programmes
Community

Community
Punishment

Supervision

Resttlement

Approved
Premises

Liaison
Victim
DTTOs
Prison

Court
Team
North W est FTE 227.48 294.36 0.00 147.10 92.79 149.68 156.08 70.40 2.10
% 9.34 12.09 0.00 6.04 3.81 6.15 6.41 2.89 0.09
North East FTE 106.30 308.85 5.00 70.40 56.90 34.70 112.70 40.20 20.20
% 10.89 31.63 0.51 7.21 5.83 3.55 11.54 4.12 2.07
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 260.88 283.77 180.91 114.48 109.35 102.54 119.11 82.70 19.70
% 15.12 16.45 10.49 6.64 6.34 5.94 6.91 4.79 1.14
W est Midlands FTE 190.46 540.24 10.40 75.10 119.80 109.00 101.50 65.30 15.60
% 12.08 34.25 0.66 4.76 7.60 6.91 6.44 4.14 0.99
East Midlands FTE 183.81 166.72 63.23 113.24 90.04 66.09 93.70 75.01 16.60
% 14.00 12.70 4.82 8.63 6.86 5.03 7.14 5.71 1.26
East of England FTE 188.76 294.39 19.46 66.00 53.07 67.31 128.09 54.10 14.40
% 16.18 25.23 1.67 5.66 4.55 5.77 10.98 4.64 1.23
South W est FTE 119.39 189.60 27.70 90.96 92.33 69.07 99.74 40.40 12.90
% 11.27 17.89 2.61 8.58 8.71 6.52 9.41 3.81 1.22
South East FTE 153.89 246.78 30.50 171.54 106.40 89.03 134.30 70.20 17.51
% 9.19 14.73 1.82 10.24 6.35 5.31 8.02 4.19 1.05
London FTE 216.45 0.00 0.00 53.69 29.82 80.34 154.47 63.40 22.60
% 12.29 0.00 0.00 3.05 1.69 4.56 8.77 3.60 1.28
W ales FTE 176.28 192.50 61.20 27.50 91.40 34.00 42.90 52.20 11.00
% 20.23 22.10 7.02 3.16 10.49 3.90 4.92 5.99 1.26
T otal FTE 1823.70 2517.21 398.40 930.01 841.90 801.76 1142.59 613.91 152.61
% 12.53 17.29 2.74 6.39 5.78 5.51 7.85 4.22 1.05

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


Secondment

Secondees

Difference
Fieldwork

Quarter 2
to YOTS

Services
Training

Central
Other

Other

04/05
Total

North W est FTE 46.40 39.00 323.50 19.80 840.76 25.41 2434.86 2360.00 + 74.86
% 1.91 1.60 13.29 0.81 34.53 1.04
North East FTE 11.50 35.05 140.10 5.50 1.00 28.00 976.40 935.01 + 41.39
% 1.18 3.59 14.35 0.56 0.10 2.87
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 38.31 49.92 242.72 7.00 89.60 23.90 1724.89 1653.63 + 71.26
% 2.22 2.89 14.07 0.41 5.19 1.39
W est Midlands FTE 25.90 23.10 239.80 7.80 17.00 36.30 1577.30 1508.12 + 69.18
% 1.64 1.46 15.20 0.49 1.08 2.30
East Midlands FTE 26.28 9.60 156.80 8.70 91.60 151.34 1312.76 1298.67 + 14.09
% 2.00 0.73 11.94 0.66 6.98 11.53
East of England FTE 14.60 13.00 169.66 1.00 67.00 16.14 1166.98 1124.44 + 42.54
% 1.25 1.11 14.54 0.09 5.74 1.38
South W est FTE 20.30 24.40 154.30 1.50 69.45 47.70 1059.74 989.28 + 70.46
% 1.92 2.30 14.56 0.14 6.55 4.50
South East FTE 23.70 15.10 241.30 1.20 327.29 46.44 1675.18 1599.62 + 75.56
% 1.41 0.90 14.40 0.07 19.54 2.77
London FTE 30.60 17.05 287.79 28.00 761.63 14.80 1760.64 1785.90 - 25.26
% 1.74 0.97 16.35 1.59 43.26 0.84
W ales FTE 23.10 6.90 142.40 0.00 0.00 9.80 871.18 844.50 + 26.68
% 2.65 0.79 16.35 0.00 0.00 1.12
T otal FTE 260.69 233.12 2098.37 80.50 2265.33 399.83 14559.93 14099.17 + 460.76
% 1.79 1.60 14.41 0.55 15.56 2.75

Tables 5a, 5b, & 6: The ‘Difference’ column indicates the change in the ‘staff in post’ total between the
previous (Quarter 2 2004/2005) and current Quarters. 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)

Psychologist

Operational
Practitioner
Probation

Probation

Probation

Probation
Services
Trainee
Officer

Officer

Officer

Officer
Senior

Senior

Other

Total
Staff
North W est FTE 174.80 27.60 895.03 296.00 801.19 1.00 239.24 2434.86
% 7.18 1.13 36.76 12.16 32.90 0.04 9.83
North East FTE 84.65 2.00 365.65 117.00 397.60 3.00 6.50 976.40
% 8.67 0.20 37.45 11.98 40.72 0.31 0.67
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 136.40 78.11 578.07 208.22 698.25 3.00 22.84 1724.89
% 7.91 4.53 33.51 12.07 40.48 0.17 1.32
W est Midlands FTE 123.60 28.30 637.53 204.00 507.87 2.00 74.00 1577.30
% 7.84 1.79 40.42 12.93 32.20 0.13 4.69
East Midlands FTE 106.20 13.80 423.74 128.00 577.61 4.00 59.41 1312.76
% 8.09 1.05 32.28 9.75 44.00 0.30 4.53
East of England FTE 102.50 61.65 329.78 136.00 482.38 1.00 53.67 1166.98
% 8.78 5.28 28.26 11.65 41.34 0.09 4.60
South W est FTE 72.80 49.00 351.78 127.00 452.85 1.00 5.31 1059.74
% 6.87 4.62 33.19 11.98 42.73 0.09 0.50
South East FTE 118.63 59.70 531.71 194.00 694.60 3.00 73.54 1675.18
% 7.08 3.56 31.74 11.58 41.46 0.18 4.39
London FTE 188.27 0.00 647.14 247.00 674.23 4.00 0.00 1760.64
% 10.69 0.00 36.76 14.03 38.29 0.23 0.00
W ales FTE 60.80 41.50 294.20 117.00 337.28 1.00 19.40 871.18
% 6.98 4.76 33.77 13.43 38.72 0.11 2.23
T otal FTE 1168.65 361.66 5054.63 1774.22 5623.86 23.00 553.91 14559.93
% 8.03 2.48 34.72 12.19 38.63 0.16 3.80

Support Staff
Amongst support staff, the available information end of Quarter 2 2004/2005 (8.00%), and is also a
suggests that, as at the close of Quarter 3, 33.66% were second consecutive quarterly increase. Although these
engaged in roles which do not involve any direct changes continue to be relatively minor, this area will
offender contact. This is the second consecutive continue to be monitored.
quarterly increase in this figure (31.23% in Quarter 2). The tables below provide a full breakdown of the job
This same group represents 8.41% of the total NPS groups in the support staff category by work area.
workforce, which is an increase on the position at the

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


Communications

Information & IT

Quarter 2 04/05
Partnerships
Development
Operational

Resources

Training &

Difference
Research,
Relations
& Public
Services

Finance

Human

Other

Total

Deputy Chief FTE 21.30 9.50 7.40 1.10 1.10 0.60 0.00 4.30 45.30 41.70 + 3.60
Officer/Director
% 47.02 20.97 16.34 2.43 2.43 1.32 0.00 9.49
ACO & Equivalent FTE 165.20 21.95 31.02 4.09 2.40 21.33 3.30 33.96 283.25 276.75 + 6.50
% 58.32 7.75 10.95 1.44 0.85 7.53 1.17 11.99
Area/District Manager FTE 80.60 5.00 10.50 6.50 2.00 9.00 2.00 14.00 129.60 116.00 + 13.60
or Equivalent
% 62.19 3.86 8.10 5.02 1.54 6.94 1.54 10.80
Manager - Section or FTE 186.86 41.82 39.47 23.29 15.49 54.88 18.90 50.97 431.68 419.43 + 12.25
Function Head
% 43.29 9.69 9.14 5.40 3.59 12.71 4.38 11.81
Support Staff - FTE 2588.37 174.08 131.72 72.88 25.23 246.89 24.97 210.53 3474.67 3506.30 - 31.63
Adm inistration
% 74.49 5.01 3.79 2.10 0.73 7.11 0.72 6.06
Support Staff Other FTE 241.35 15.25 12.50 10.20 3.00 46.32 0.00 21.79 350.41 369.81 - 19.40
% 68.88 4.35 3.57 2.91 0.86 13.22 0.00 6.22
Other Specialist FTE 8.60 25.48 43.00 12.20 7.60 94.99 18.20 38.03 248.10 248.47 - 0.37
W orker
% 3.47 10.27 17.33 4.92 3.06 38.29 7.34 15.33
T otal FTE 3292.28 293.08 275.61 130.26 56.82 474.01 67.37 373.58 4963.01 4978.46 - 15.45
% 66.34 5.91 5.55 2.62 1.14 9.55 1.36 7.53

Table 7: The ‘Difference’ column indicates the change in the ‘staff in post’ total between the previous (Quarter
2 2004/2005) and current Quarters. Percentages in blue are calculated as a proportion of the total staff in post
within each Region.

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

Communications

Information & IT

Quarter 2 04/05
Partnerships
Development
Operational

Resources

Training &

Difference
Research,
Relations
& Public
Services

Finance

Human

Other

Total
North W est FTE 442.56 36.15 42.13 18.00 10.91 74.51 8.17 131.70 764.13 771.12 - 6.99
% 57.92 4.73 5.51 2.36 1.43 9.75 1.07 17.24
North East FTE 212.14 15.24 16.50 11.02 1.50 21.60 1.00 22.10 301.10 290.35 + 10.75
% 70.45 5.06 5.48 3.66 0.50 7.17 0.33 7.34
Yorkshire & FTE 470.61 45.63 25.53 22.29 4.70 45.86 8.00 33.34 655.96 641.04 + 14.92
Hum berside
% 71.74 6.96 3.89 3.40 0.72 6.99 1.22 5.08
W est Midlands FTE 441.61 37.50 25.75 13.99 9.20 48.11 14.30 19.00 609.46 622.49 - 13.03
% 72.46 6.15 4.23 2.30 1.51 7.89 2.35 3.12
East Midlands FTE 253.82 21.65 23.30 9.60 5.50 40.58 9.30 43.13 406.88 422.30 - 15.42
% 62.38 5.32 5.73 2.36 1.35 9.97 2.29 10.60
East of England FTE 197.82 16.88 20.05 12.10 4.01 43.60 14.72 27.74 336.92 327.32 + 9.60
% 58.71 5.01 5.95 3.59 1.19 12.94 4.37 8.23
South W est FTE 272.11 20.25 20.89 14.46 1.30 42.75 6.70 42.02 420.48 421.93 - 1.45
% 64.71 4.82 4.97 3.44 0.31 10.17 1.59 9.99
South East FTE 365.85 26.99 32.36 10.80 3.10 42.73 5.18 32.51 519.52 502.31 + 17.21
% 70.42 5.20 6.23 2.08 0.60 8.22 1.00 6.26
London FTE 419.36 50.69 51.10 10.00 11.80 80.17 0.00 14.54 637.66 672.60 - 34.94
% 65.77 7.95 8.01 1.57 1.85 12.57 0.00 2.28
W ales FTE 216.40 22.10 18.00 8.00 4.80 34.10 0.00 7.50 310.90 307.00 + 3.90
% 69.60 7.11 5.79 2.57 1.54 10.97 0.00 2.41
T otal FTE 3292.28 293.08 275.61 130.26 56.82 474.01 67.37 373.58 4963.01 4978.46 - 15.45
% 66.34 5.91 5.55 2.62 1.14 9.55 1.36 7.53

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


ACO & Equivalent

M anager - Section
or Function Head

Other Specialist
Administration
Officer/Director

Support Staff -

Support Staff
Deputy Chief

Area/District
M anager or
Equivalent

Worker
Other

Total

North W est FTE 7.00 36.69 19.50 84.32 443.57 142.30 30.75 764.13
% 0.92 4.80 2.55 11.03 58.05 18.62 4.02
North East FTE 3.00 18.00 1.00 25.40 235.50 8.20 10.00 301.10
% 1.00 5.98 0.33 8.44 78.21 2.72 3.32
Yorkshire & FTE 6.00 34.00 22.80 85.72 483.71 3.11 20.62 655.96
Hum berside
% 0.91 5.18 3.48 13.07 73.74 0.47 3.14
W est Midlands FTE 3.70 35.90 18.80 45.29 459.67 7.40 38.70 609.46
% 0.61 5.89 3.08 7.43 75.42 1.21 6.35
East Midlands FTE 0.00 26.25 1.00 37.98 302.52 14.15 24.98 406.88
% 0.00 6.45 0.25 9.33 74.35 3.48 6.14
East of England FTE 0.00 27.83 0.00 54.74 192.28 41.00 21.07 336.92
% 0.00 8.26 0.00 16.25 57.07 12.17 6.25
South W est FTE 2.00 19.71 30.10 34.75 253.79 38.13 42.00 420.48
% 0.48 4.69 7.16 8.26 60.36 9.07 9.99
South East FTE 10.60 18.80 19.40 37.68 325.04 64.82 43.18 519.52
% 2.04 3.62 3.73 7.25 62.57 12.48 8.31
London FTE 10.00 49.07 0.00 1.00 577.39 0.20 0.00 637.66
% 1.57 7.70 0.00 0.16 90.55 0.03 0.00
W ales FTE 3.00 17.00 17.00 24.80 201.20 31.10 16.80 310.90
% 0.96 5.47 5.47 7.98 64.72 10.00 5.40
T otal FTE 45.30 283.25 129.60 431.68 3474.67 350.41 248.10 4963.01
% 0.91 5.71 2.61 8.70 70.01 7.06 5.00

Tables 8 & 9: The ‘Difference’ column indicates the change in the ‘staff in post’ total
between the previous (Quarter 2 2004/2005) and current Quarters. Percentages in blue are
calculated as a proportion of the total staff in post within each Region

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Chart 6 – Regional Breakdown of Staff in Post

North Ea st
6.43%
North W e st (6.71%) [6.07%]
16.10%
(16.72%) [15.4%] Yorkshire & Hum be rside
11.98%
(11.85%) [13.22%]
W e st Midla nds
11.00%
Ea st Midla nds
(10.83%) [12.28%]
8.65%
(9.02%) [8.2%]
W a le s
5.95% Ea st of Engla nd
(5.98%) [6.26%] 7.57%
(8.02%) [6.79%]

NPD
South W e st 1.77%
7.45%
(7.28%) [8.47%] London
South Ea st 12.07%
11.04% (12.09%) [12.85%]
(11.51%) [10.47%]

Chart 6: 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

Change in Staff in Post by Area


As discussed in the previous edition of this report, the increased nationally by 1.87%. The remaining 13 Areas
close of Quarter 3 allows us to make a comparison of have experienced some degree of decrease in staff
the staffing totals by Area across one full recruitment numbers across the full year period.
cycle. In terms of year on year change in staff in post figures,
The last 2 quarters produced slight falls in staffing the most significant increases have been recorded in
numbers, and it was noted at the time that this was a Leicestershire (up by 12.38%), Durham (10.95%), Essex
direct result of the yearly recruitment cycle of TPOs. A (10.05%), Sussex (9.95%) and North Yorkshire (9.81%).
sharp increase in staff numbers was expected, and is By comparison, those Areas that have recorded a year
apparent in the current quarter. on year decrease in staff in post figures have declined
Relative to the previous quarter, the vast majority of by 1% to 3%. The exception is Northamptonshire, where
Areas have registered an increase in staff numbers. 37 the staff in post figure as at 31 December 2004 is
of the total 42 Areas (88.01%) reported an increase in 10.19% lower than at the same point a year ago.
staff numbers between Quarters 2 and 3, with an overall Bedfordshire has also experienced a smaller, but still
increase of 2.38% of total FTE for the NPS. Just 6 Areas significant drop of 3.69% in staff in post across the last
(11.99%) have recorded a decrease in staff numbers, year.
and one of these (London) is as the result of incorrect Figures from Quarter 4 of last year would suggest that
reporting in previous quarters. there may continue to be a number of increases in staff
When comparing the current quarter with the same numbers from the present quarter to the next. This is
quarter last year, the result is different, although the likely to be the result of continuing intake of new TPOs
trend is similar. 30 of the 42 Areas (71.43%) have that have not yet made it into the reporting process.
recorded a relative increase in staff numbers compared However, it can then be expected that small declines in
to Quarter 3 2003/2004. The number of FTE staff has staff numbers will be observed in the following quarters
as the recruitment cycle follows its natural course.

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Chart 7 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 1) Chart 8 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 2)

260 260

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

120 140
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 03/04 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 03/04 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

Chart 9 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 3) Chart 10 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 4)

480 620
600
440 580

Cheshire
400 500
Derbyshire Avon & Somerset

Durham 480 Devon & Cornw all


360 Humberside
Gw ent 460
Hertfordshire Sussex
440
320 Thames Valley
Leicestershire 420
Staffordshire West Mercia
280 400
Teesside
380

240 360
340
200 320
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 03/04 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 03/04 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

Chart 11 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 5) Chart 12 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 6)

625
2600
600 2500

575 2400

550
Essex Greater Manchester
1300 London
525 Hampshire
Kent 1200 Merseyside
500 Northumbria
Lancashire
1100
475 Nottinghamshire South Yorkshire

South Wales 1000 West Midlands


450 West Yorkshire
900
425
800

400 700

375 600
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 03/04 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 03/04 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

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Table 10 – Staff in Post by Area/Region

Last Quarter

Last Quarter
Operati onal

Operati onal

Operational

Operational
Change on

Change on
Support :

Support :
Support

S upport
Rati o

Ratio
Total
Staff

Staff

Total
Staff

Staff
Cumbria 122.92 48.92 171.84 + 6.40 1 : 2.51 Staffordshire 308.70 106.60 415.30 + 23.00 1 : 2.90

Cheshire 308.30 36.70 345.00 - 5.80 1 : 8.40 W arwickshire 118.30 44.67 162.97 + 5.11 1 : 2.65

Greater Manchester 957.10 348.17 1305.27 + 36.95 1 : 2.75 W est Mercia 268.00 104.69 372.69 + 5.24 1 : 2.56

Lancashire 482.30 118.40 600.70 + 18.10 1 : 4.07 W est Midlands 882.30 353.50 1235.80 + 22.80 1 : 2.50

Merseyside 564.24 211.94 776.18 + 12.22 1 : 2.66 W e st Midla nds 1577.30 609.46 2186.76 + 56.15 1 : 2.59

North W e st 2434.86 764.13 3198.99 + 67.87 1 : 3.19 Bedfordshire 141.54 40.51 182.05 + 6.06 1 : 3.49

Durham 231.40 59.07 290.47 + 19.20 1 : 3.92 Cambridgeshire 165.33 57.79 223.12 + 6.44 1 : 2.86

Northumbria 500.75 174.13 674.88 + 25.34 1 : 2.88 Essex 346.95 85.65 432.60 + 26.10 1 : 4.05

Teesside 244.25 67.90 312.15 + 7.60 1 : 3.60 Hertfordshire 153.90 66.40 220.30 - 0.90 1 : 2.32

North Ea st 976.40 301.10 1277.50 + 52.14 1 : 3.24 Norfolk 190.13 48.14 238.27 + 2.94 1 : 3.95

Humberside 339.77 106.95


Suffolk 169.13 38.43 207.56 + 11.50 1 : 4.40
446.72 + 26.68 1 : 3.18

North Yorkshire 160.40 68.00 228.40 + 5.90 1 : 2.36 Ea st of Engla nd 1166.98 336.92 1503.90 + 52.14 1 : 3.46

South Yorkshire 478.50 175.50 654.00 + 14.18 1 : 2.73 Avon & Somerset 365.60 128.19 493.79 + 22.19 1 : 2.85

W est Yorkshire 746.22 305.51 1051.73 + 39.42 1 : 2.44 Devon & Cornwall 322.10 125.80 447.90 + 20.60 1 : 2.56

Yorkshire & Dorset 148.59 63.50 212.09 + 11.32 1 : 2.34


1724.89 655.96 2380.85 + 86.18 1 : 2.63
Hum be rside
Gloucestershire 119.45 57.99 177.44 + 5.50 1 : 2.06
Derbyshire 244.90 100.70 345.60 - 9.70 1 : 2.43
W iltshire 104.00 45.00 149.00 + 9.40 1 : 2.31
Leicestershire 352.10 89.90 442.00 - 3.15 1 : 3.92

Lincolnshire 167.39 60.67 228.06 + 7.67 1 : 2.76 South W e st 1059.74 420.48 1480.22 + 69.01 1 : 2.52

Northamptonshire 172.25 39.61 211.86 + 1.86 1 : 4.35 Hampshire 380.80 137.70 518.50 + 22.48 1 : 2.77

Nottinghamshire 376.12 116.00 492.12 + 20.99 1 : 3.24 Kent 365.13 91.84 456.97 + 9.96 1 : 3.98

Ea st Midla nds 1312.76 406.88 1719.64 + 17.67 1 : 3.23 Surrey 184.00 61.18 245.18 + 7.00 1 : 3.01

Dyfed Powys 102.98 45.20


Sussex 281.85 81.50 363.35 + 31.09 1 : 3.46
148.18 + 3.88 1 : 2.28
Thames Valley 463.40 147.30 610.70 + 22.24 1 : 3.15
Gwent 166.80 68.70 235.50 - 0.10 1 : 2.43

North W ales 180.00 57.30 237.30 + 1.90 1 : 3.14 South Ea st 1675.18 519.52 2194.70 + 92.77 1 : 3.22

South W ales 421.40 139.70 561.10 + 18.40 1 : 3.02


London 1760.64 637.66 2398.30 - 60.20 1 : 2.76

W a le s 871.18 310.90 1182.08 + 24.08 1 : 2.80


NPD 309.90 - 8.60

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Chart 13 – Ranked % Change in Staff Numbers by Probation Area
(Quarter 2 only)

Sussex 9.36%

Durham 7.08%

Wiltshire 6.73%

Essex 6.42%

Humberside 6.35%

Suffolk 5.87%

Staffordshire 5.86%

Dorset 5.64%

Devon & Cornwall 4.82%

Avon & Somerset 4.71%

Hampshire 4.53%

Nottinghamshire 4.46%

Northumbria 3.90%

West Yorkshire 3.89%

Cumbria 3.87%

Thames Valley 3.78%

Lincolnshire 3.48%

Bedfordshire 3.44%

South Wales 3.39%

Warwickshire 3.24%

Gloucestershire 3.20%

Lancashire 3.11%

Cambridgeshire 2.97%

Surrey 2.94%

Greater Manchester 2.91%

Dyfed Powys 2.69%

North Yorkshire 2.65%

Teesside 2.50%

Kent 2.23%

South Yorkshire 2.22%

West Midlands 1.88%

Merseyside 1.60%

West Mercia 1.43%

Norfolk 1.25%

Northamptonshire 0.89%

North Wales 0.81%

Gwent -0.04%

Hertfordshire -0.41%

Leicestershire -0.71%

Cheshire -1.65%

London -2.45%

Derbyshire -2.73%

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Active Vacancy Levels*
Nationally, there were 579.94 vacancies which were last quarter, but remains well below the 9.05% level
actively being recruited to in the NPS at the close of recorded in Quarter 1 of this year.
Quarter 3, which puts active vacancies at 2.87% of the
Of those vacancies that could be broken down to
total staff population. This is a decrease of 169.29 FTE
particular work areas, the two largest areas of active
vacancies since the previous quarter.
vacancies in Quarter 3 were Community Punishment
(13.68% of total operational vacancies), and
Operational Vacancies Programmes (12.36%). This is a marked increase for
At the end of Quarter 3 2004/2005 there were 400.43 Community Punishment since last quarter (up from
FTE (2.68%) operational vacancies that were being 11.84%), as well as for Programmes (up from 9.59%).
actively recruited to in the NPS. This is a decrease of Community Supervision has accounted for the second
174.28 FTE vacancies since the previous quarter. largest share of vacancies in each of the last two
quarters, but the figure for this work area has dropped
For the most part this result can be attributed to large substantially in Quarter 3 (down to 9.97% from 17.43%).
decreases in TPO (a 94.64% reduction in vacancies on
last quarter), SPO (54.26% reduction), and PO (43.75% At a regional level, the South West region now carries
reduction) vacancies. This is linked to the new intake of the largest proportion of active vacancies (6.76% of total
TPO recruits during the quarter, as well as the workforce) in the NPS. The Wales region, which has
graduation of the 2002 cohort of TPOs into PO posts. held this spot in previous quarters, has continued to
significantly reduce vacancy levels which now account
As with last quarter, the job group with the highest active for 4.24% of the total workforce (down from 8.54% last
vacancy level continues to be ‘Senior Practitioner’, with quarter). The North West region now has the fewest
vacancies equating to 5.84% of the total staff in the job vacancies nationally, at just 0.52% (down from (1.36%
group. This is a small increase on the 5.32% reported last quarter).

Table 11a – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Work Area (Operational)

Programmes
Resettlement
Community

Community
Punishment

Supervision
Breakdown

Approved
Premises
Total (No

Possible)

DTTOs
Prison

Court
Team

Senior Probation Officer FTE 0.50 0.00 3.60 0.00 3.00 1.50 0.50 2.20 1.00
% 2.14 0.00 15.38 0.00 12.82 6.41 2.14 9.40 4.27
Senior Practitioner FTE 3.50 5.00 5.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 4.00 0.00
% 15.70 22.42 23.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.48 17.94 0.00
Probation Officer FTE 17.10 1.00 8.13 2.00 19.00 1.30 0.50 12.20 4.60
% 16.71 0.98 7.94 1.95 18.57 1.27 0.49 11.92 4.50
Trainee Probation Officer FTE 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Probation Services FTE 44.70 47.59 24.00 6.05 12.50 9.20 12.20 30.71 13.20
Officer
% 18.57 19.77 9.97 2.51 5.19 3.82 5.07 12.76 5.48
Psychologist FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 0.00
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 28.57 0.00
Other Operational Staff FTE 0.00 4.20 3.00 0.00 3.10 0.00 7.95 1.00 0.00
% 0.00 18.06 12.90 0.00 13.33 0.00 34.19 4.30 0.00
T otal FT E 68.80 57.79 43.93 8.05 37.60 12.00 22.15 50.51 18.80
% 16.52 13.88 10.55 1.93 9.03 2.88 5.32 12.13 4.51

Tables 11a & 11b: 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. Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column indicate the change in
vacant posts on last Quarter.

* There continues to be a small number of Areas in which the number of active vacancies reported is
greater than the establishment/staff in post figures should allow. Generally, this is as a result of either posts
being recruited to ahead of their formal inclusion in the Area establishment, or where the Area
establishment is in the process of being adjusted/reviewed. Please also note that London is currently still
unable to provide data on active vacancies.

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Table 11b – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Work Area (Operational)

Vacancies as
Secondment

Secondees

a % of Job
Fieldwork
to YOTS

Services
Training

Specify)
Liaison

Central

(Please
Victim

Group
Other

Other

Total
Senior Probation Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 1.70 6.00 2.40 23.40 2.05
% 0.00 0.00 4.27 0.00 7.26 25.64 10.26 - 21.20
Senior Practitioner FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 0.60 2.50 22.30 5.84
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.24 0.00 2.69 11.21 + 0.80
Probation Officer FTE 0.50 10.50 0.00 3.80 0.00 14.20 7.50 102.33 2.01
% 0.49 10.26 0.00 3.71 0.00 13.88 7.33 - 74.27
Trainee Probation Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.17
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 53.00
Probation Services FTE 3.00 4.10 1.30 0.00 0.50 7.50 24.20 240.75 4.10
Officer
% 1.25 1.70 0.54 0.00 0.21 3.12 10.05 - 19.65
Psychologist FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.40 5.30
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 71.43 + 1.00
Other Operational Staff FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 3.00 23.25 4.00
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.30 12.90 + 8.04
T otal FT E 3.50 14.60 2.30 4.30 2.20 29.30 40.60 416.43 2.79
% 0.84 3.51 0.55 1.03 0.53 7.04 9.75 - 158.28

Table 12a – Active Vacancies by Region & Work Area (Operational)

Programmes
Resettlement
Community

Community
Punishment

Supervision
Breakdown

Approved
Premises
Total (No

Possible)

DTTOs
Prison

Court
Team

North W est FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.75 2.00 0.00
% 0.00 7.84 0.00 0.00 7.84 0.00 5.88 15.69 0.00
North East FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 1.80 0.00 0.00
% 0.00 12.82 0.00 0.00 12.82 0.00 23.08 0.00 0.00
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 42.30 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W est Midlands FTE 0.00 6.90 -1.80 1.00 2.40 -2.00 2.61 10.90 1.00
% 0.00 28.98 -7.56 4.20 10.08 -8.40 10.96 45.78 4.20
East Midlands FTE 1.40 9.40 9.50 2.50 8.10 4.20 3.20 1.50 1.50
% 2.43 16.35 16.52 4.35 14.09 7.30 5.57 2.61 2.61
East of England FTE 14.10 3.39 10.43 1.75 7.00 2.50 4.21 6.71 0.50
% 25.36 6.10 18.76 3.15 12.59 4.50 7.57 12.07 0.90
South W est FTE 0.00 6.90 15.10 0.50 8.10 2.30 2.38 8.20 1.20
% 0.00 8.91 19.49 0.65 10.45 2.97 3.07 10.58 1.55
South East FTE 4.00 16.10 6.70 1.30 9.00 4.00 5.20 14.20 13.60
% 4.02 16.16 6.73 1.31 9.04 4.02 5.22 14.26 13.65
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
W ales FTE 7.00 13.10 4.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 7.00 1.00
% 17.68 33.08 10.10 2.53 2.53 2.53 5.05 17.68 2.53
T otal FT E 68.80 57.79 43.93 8.05 37.60 12.00 22.15 50.51 18.80
% 16.52 13.88 10.55 1.93 9.03 2.88 5.32 12.13 4.51

Tables 12a & 12b: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each Work Area as a percentage of the
total Vacancies in the Region. Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column indicate the change in vacant
posts on last Quarter.

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Table 12b – Active Vacancies by Region & Work Area (Operational)

Secondment

Secondees

Fieldwork
to YOTS

Services
Training

Specify)
Liaison

Central

(Please
Victim

Other

Other

Total
North W est FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8.00 0.00 12.75
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 62.75 0.00 + 19.91
North East FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 2.00 7.80
% 0.00 0.00 12.82 0.00 0.00 12.82 25.64 - 1.60
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 42.30
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 33.00
W est Midlands FTE 0.00 0.00 1.30 0.00 1.00 -1.00 1.50 23.81
% 0.00 0.00 5.46 0.00 4.20 -4.20 6.30 - 20.52
East Midlands FTE 1.00 1.10 0.00 0.50 0.70 3.10 9.80 57.50
% 1.74 1.91 0.00 0.87 1.22 5.39 17.04 + 8.60
East of England FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 4.00 55.59
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.80 7.20 - 14.72
South W est FTE 0.00 5.50 0.00 1.00 0.00 4.00 22.30 77.48
% 0.00 7.10 0.00 1.29 0.00 5.16 28.78 + 9.52
South East FTE 2.50 7.00 0.00 2.30 0.50 13.20 0.00 99.60
% 2.51 7.03 0.00 2.31 0.50 13.25 0.00 - 44.30
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 1.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 0.00 1.00 39.60
% 0.00 2.53 0.00 1.26 0.00 0.00 2.53 - 42.35
T otal FT E 3.50 14.60 2.30 4.30 2.20 29.30 40.60 416.43
% 0.84 3.51 0.55 1.03 0.53 7.04 9.75 - 158.28

Table 13 – Active Vacancies by Region & Job Group (Operational)

% of Total Staff
Vacancies as a
Psychologist

Operational
Practitioner
Probation

Probation

Probation

Probation
Services
Trainee
Officer

Officer

Officer

Officer
Senior

Senior

Other

Total
Staff

North W est FTE 1.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 7.00 0.00 0.75 12.75 0.52
% 7.84 0.00 31.37 0.00 54.90 0.00 5.88 + 19.91
North East FTE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.60 0.00 4.20 7.80 0.85
% 12.82 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.33 0.00 53.85 - 1.60
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 0.50 3.50 11.50 1.00 25.80 0.00 0.00 42.30 2.49
% 1.18 8.27 27.19 2.36 60.99 0.00 0.00 - 33.00
W est Midlands FTE 1.00 3.70 -0.70 0.00 17.00 0.00 2.81 23.81 1.50
% 4.20 15.54 -2.94 0.00 71.40 0.00 11.80 - 20.52
East Midlands FTE 5.20 0.60 10.50 0.00 31.10 1.00 9.10 57.50 4.21
% 9.04 1.04 18.26 0.00 54.09 1.74 15.83 + 8.60
East of England FTE 3.60 5.00 14.63 2.00 25.85 0.00 4.51 55.59 4.50
% 6.48 8.99 26.32 3.60 46.50 0.00 8.11 - 14.72
South W est FTE 3.00 5.00 24.40 0.00 44.20 0.00 0.88 77.48 6.76
% 3.87 6.45 31.49 0.00 57.05 0.00 1.14 + 9.52
South East FTE 6.10 2.00 37.00 0.00 53.10 0.40 1.00 99.60 5.43
% 6.12 2.01 37.15 0.00 53.31 0.40 1.00 - 44.30
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 2.50 1.00 0.00 34.10 0.00 0.00 39.60 4.24
% 5.05 6.31 2.53 0.00 86.11 0.00 0.00 - 42.35
T otal FT E 23.40 22.30 102.33 3.00 240.75 1.40 23.25 416.43 2.79
% 5.62 5.36 24.57 0.72 57.81 0.34 5.58 - 158.28

Table 13: 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. Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column indicate the
change in vacant posts on last Quarter.

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Support Vacancies
At the end of Quarter 3 2004/2005 there were 179.51 The ‘ACO and Equivalent’ job group is now carrying the
active support vacancies in the NPS, equating to 3.40% lowest proportion of vacancies, with just 0.34% reported
of the total support workforce (excluding the NPD). This at the close of Quarter 3.
represents a small increase of 4.99 FTE vacancies on The vast majority of active support vacancies continue to
the previous quarter. occur in the ‘Operational Services’ work area, which
The ‘Support Staff Administration’ job group was accounts for 64.07% of all the vacancies in the support
reported as having the greatest percentage of active category. However, this is a significant decrease on the
vacancies at 4.07% of total staff in post. This is a same percentage last quarter (74.63%). This continues
continuation of the upward trend in vacancies for this job to be in proportion with the overall percentage of staff
group over the last two quarters (up from 3.99% last covered by this work group (66.34% of Support Staff).
quarter). Regionally, the South West has returned to having the
highest proportion of active vacancies (9.51%) at the
This also means that the high level of vacancies close of Quarter 3. This is due to a significant increase
recorded for the ‘Area/District Manager’ job group last of 11.63 FTE vacancies since last quarter.
quarter (9.09%), has dropped significantly to 2.28% at
the close of Quarter 3. The number of vacancies has The South East Region continues to carry a relatively
more than halved since last quarter, and reverses a high proportion of vacancies at 7.05% of total workforce,
similar degree of increase in vacancies observed but this is a significant drop on the 9.65% recorded in
between Quarters 1 and 2 of this year. This is linked to a Quarter 2.
large increase in staff in post figures for this job group in
Quarter 3.

Table 14 – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Work Area (Support)

Information and IT

Vacancies as a %
Communications

of Job Group
Partnerships
Development
Operational
Breakdown

and Public
Resources

Training &

Research,
Relations
Total (No

Possible)

Services

Finance

Human

Other

Total
D eputy C hief FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 2.11
O ffic er/D irec tor
% 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
AC O and E quivalent FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.34
% 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Area/D is tric t Manager or FTE 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 2.28
E quivalent
% 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 8.00
Manager - S ec tion or FTE 0.00 4.08 0.54 0.40 0.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 7.62 1.77
Func tion Head
% 0.00 53.54 7.09 5.25 7.87 0.00 0.00 0.00 26.25 + 5.02
S upport S taff FTE 25.50 104.43 2.00 3.50 2.70 2.40 2.00 2.00 9.40 153.93 4.12
Adm inis tration
% 16.57 67.84 1.30 2.27 1.75 1.56 1.30 1.30 6.11 + 5.01
S upport S taff O ther FTE 0.00 2.50 0.00 1.40 0.00 0.00 4.50 0.00 0.10 8.50 2.24
% 0.00 29.41 0.00 16.47 0.00 0.00 52.94 0.00 1.18 + 4.50
O ther S pec ialis t W orker FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 9.00 3.39
% 0.00 11.11 0.00 0.00 44.44 0.00 44.44 0.00 0.00 + 3.00
T otal FT E 25.50 117.01 2.54 5.30 7.30 2.40 10.50 2.00 11.50 184.05 3.49
% 13.85 63.58 1.38 2.88 3.97 1.30 5.70 1.09 6.25 + 9.53

Table 14: 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 15 – Active Vacancies by Region & Work Area (Support)

Information and IT
Communications

Partnerships
Development
Operational
Breakdown

and Public
Resources

Training &

Research,
Relations
Total (No

Possible)

Services

Finance

Human

Other

Total
North W est FTE 0.00 2.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.60
% 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 + 0.60
North East FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.00
% 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 + 1.00
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 24.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 24.00
% 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.70
W est Midlands FTE 0.00 12.70 1.00 2.00 2.00 1.40 0.00 1.00 1.40 21.50
% 0.00 59.07 4.65 9.30 9.30 6.51 0.00 4.65 6.51 + 2.40
East Midlands FTE 0.00 10.10 0.54 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.50 16.14
% 0.00 62.58 3.35 0.00 12.39 0.00 0.00 0.00 21.69 + 5.64
East of England FTE 0.00 16.56 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 21.56
% 0.00 76.81 0.00 0.00 4.64 0.00 9.28 4.64 4.64 + 7.56
South W est FTE 1.00 36.50 0.00 1.40 1.30 0.00 2.00 0.00 2.60 44.80
% 2.23 81.47 0.00 3.13 2.90 0.00 4.46 0.00 5.80 + 11.63
South East FTE 0.00 31.95 0.00 0.90 1.00 0.00 5.50 0.00 3.00 42.35
% 0.00 75.44 0.00 2.13 2.36 0.00 12.99 0.00 7.08 - 12.70
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 0.00
W ales FTE 0.50 5.60 1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.10
% 5.49 61.54 10.99 10.99 0.00 10.99 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 5.90
T otal FT E 25.50 117.01 2.54 5.30 7.30 2.40 10.50 2.00 11.50 184.05
% 13.85 63.58 1.38 2.88 3.97 1.30 5.70 1.09 6.25 + 9.53

Table 16 – Active Vacancies by Region & Job Group (Support)


M anager - Section
or Function Head

Vacancies as a %
Other Specialist
Administration
Officer/Director

Support Staff -

Support Staff

of Total Staff
Deputy Chief

Area/District
M anager or
Equivalent

Equivalent
ACO and

Worker
Other

Total

North W est FTE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.60 0.00 0.00 2.60 0.33
% 38.46 0.00 0.00 0.00 61.54 0.00 0.00 + 0.60
North East FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 2.00 0.63
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 50.00 0.00 + 1.00
Yorkshire & Hum berside FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 24.00 0.00 0.00 24.00 3.37
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.70
W est Midlands FTE 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.30 19.20 0.00 0.00 21.50 3.40
% 0.00 4.65 4.65 1.40 89.30 0.00 0.00 + 2.40
East Midlands FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.54 13.60 0.00 2.00 16.14 3.73
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.35 84.26 0.00 12.39 + 5.64
East of England FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.08 20.48 0.00 0.00 21.56 5.92
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.01 94.99 0.00 0.00 + 7.56
South W est FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.30 38.00 1.50 3.00 44.80 9.51
% 0.00 0.00 2.23 2.90 84.82 3.35 6.70 + 11.63
South East FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 4.40 26.95 6.00 4.00 42.35 7.05
% 0.00 0.00 2.36 10.39 63.64 14.17 9.45 - 12.70
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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.10 0.00 0.00 9.10 2.80
% 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 - 5.90
T otal FT E 1.00 1.00 3.00 7.62 153.93 8.50 9.00 184.05 3.49
% 0.54 0.54 1.63 4.14 83.63 4.62 4.89 + 9.53

Tables 15 & 16: 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 14 – Regional Active Vacancy Levels

North Ea st
0.79%
(0.85%) [0.63%]
North W e st 6.30%
0.48%
(0.52%) [0.33%] Yorkshire & Hum be rside
4.50% 2.75%
(2.49%) [3.37%]
W e st Midla nds
4.70%
2.04%
(1.50%) [3.40%] Ea st Midla nds
4.90% 4.09%
(4.21%) [3.73%]
W a le s
4.20%
3.87%
(4.24%) [2.80%] Ea st of Engla nd
4.40% 4.82%
(4.50%) [5.92%]
South W e st 3.60%
7.56%
(6.76%) [9.51%] London
3.20% South Ea st 0.00%
5.83% (0.00%) [0.00%]
(5.43%) [7.05%] 7.00%
3.60%

Chart 14: 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.
Figures in blue indicate the regional unemployment rate for comparison

Chart 15 – Ranked % Change in Vacancy Levels by


Job Group (Operational)

Trainee Probation Officer -94.64%

Senior Probation Officer -47.53%

Probation Officer -42.06%

Probation Services Officer -7.55%

Senior Practitioner 3.72%

Other Operational Staff 52.86%

Psychologist 250.00%

Operational Group -27.54%

Chart 16 – Ranked % Change in Vacancy Levels by


Job Group (Support)

Area/District Manager -72.73%

ACO and Equivalent 0.00%

DCO/Director 0.00%

Support Admin 3.36%

Other Specialist 50.00%

Support Staff Other 112.50%

Section/Function Heads 193.08%

Operational Group 5.46%

Chart 15 & 16: Please note that where there are large percentage increases, these
reflect calculations based on small numbers. For example, an increase from 1 vacancy
to 2 vacancies between quarters equates to a 100% increase in percentage terms.

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Chart 17 – Ranked % Change in Vacancy Levels by Probation
Area (Operational Posts)

Cheshire -100.00%

North Yorkshire -100.00%

South Wales -71.35%

Durham -66.67%

Dyfed Pow ys -62.50%

Staffordshire -61.15%

Norfolk -56.15%

West Mercia -55.58%

Devon & Cornw all -51.35%

Dorset -43.62%

Essex -42.86%

Bedfordshire -41.80%

Surrey -41.79%

Thames Valley -38.66%

Sussex -37.72%

West Yorkshire -33.80%

Wiltshire -18.00%

Suffolk -11.08%

Kent -6.12%

Cumbria -0.86%

Greater Manchester 0.00%

Merseyside 0.00%

Lancashire 0.00%

London 0.00%

North Wales 0.00%

Northumbria 0.00%

Nottinghamshire 0.00%

South Yorkshire 0.00%

West Midlands 0.00%

Humberside 0.00%

Hertfordshire 0.00%

Hampshire 5.26%

Teesside 6.25%

Gloucestershire 8.27%

Derbyshire 10.20%

Leicestershire 21.74%

Cambridgeshire 23.91%

Lincolnshire 31.37%

Northamptonshire 33.33%

Gw ent 75.00%

Avon & Somerset 123.96%

Warw ickshire 144.83%

Chart 17: Please note that where there are large percentage increases, these reflect
calculations based on small numbers. For example, an increase from 1 vacancy to 2
vacancies between quarters equates to a 100% increase in percentage terms.

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Chart 18 – Ranked % Change in Vacancy Levels by Probation
Area (Support Posts)

Cheshire -100.00%

Durham -100.00%

Dyfed Powys -100.00%

Essex -100.00%

North Yorkshire -100.00%

North Wales -100.00%

Sussex -78.26%

Hampshire -71.43%

South Wales -31.20%

Wiltshire -31.11%

Warwickshire -24.32%

Kent -11.67%

Dorset -1.47%

Gloucestershire 0.00%

Gwent 0.00%

Hertfordshire 0.00%

Humberside 0.00%

Lancashire 0.00%

Greater Manchester 0.00%

Merseyside 0.00%

West Midlands 0.00%

Northumbria 0.00%

Nottinghamshire 0.00%

South Yorkshire 0.00%

Cumbria 0.00%

Teesside 0.00%

London 0.00%

Bedfordshire 0.00%

Devon & Cornwall 0.87%

West Yorkshire 3.45%

Thames Valley 8.08%

Staffordshire 9.35%

Norfolk 15.30%

Suffolk 21.28%

Leicestershire 22.22%

Surrey 33.33%

Cambridgeshire 47.73%

West Mercia 48.94%

Northamptonshire 51.33%

Avon & Somerset 96.77%

Derbyshire 100.00%

Lincolnshire 105.00%

Chart 18: Please note that where there are large percentage increases, these reflect
calculations based on small numbers. For example, an increase from 1 vacancy to 2
vacancies between quarters equates to a 100% increase in percentage terms.

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Starters and Leavers
At Area level attrition rates include all leavers, attrition rate at the end of last quarter (2.92%). If the
irrespective of whether or not they have transferred average attrition rates for Quarters 1 through 3 are
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 average number of leavers
calculations do not include those who have transferred remains constant, this equates to a projected annual
within the service, as they do not represent attrition from attrition rate of 10.07%. This is a significant decrease on
the NPS as a whole. This also applies to the figures on the same estimate from last quarter (11.50%). It also
starters, where national figures reflect only those who means that the projected full year attrition rate for
are new to, or re-entering the service. 2004/2005 is less than the attrition rate recorded for the
previous financial year (10.45%).
By Staff Group
During the quarter there were 959.66 FTE starters
In Quarter 3 2004/2005 the attrition rate for the service (including NPD) who joined the organisation as either
as a whole (including NPD) was 2.38% (466.58 FTE completely new or returning staff.
leavers during the quarter). This is a decrease on the

Table 17 – Starters & Leavers by Job Group (Operational)

Attrition Rate (%)


Starters:Leavers

Change on Last
Starters (FTE)

Leavers (FTE)
% Transfers

% Transfers
Number of
Number of

Ratio of

Quarter
Senior Probation Officer 11.00 72.73 21.17 28.34 1 : 1.92 1.84 - 0.34
Senior Practitioner 4.00 75.00 5.00 28.34 1 : 1.25 1.36 + 0.53
Probation Officer 60.96 57.91 113.58 28.34 1 : 1.86 2.29 + 0.07
Trainee Probation Officer 470.00 8.51 41.00 28.34 1 : 0.09 2.42 + 0.31
Probation Services Officer 267.69 4.54 146.57 28.34 1 : 0.55 2.63 - 0.28
Psychologist 0.00 0.00 3.00 28.34 - 12.00 + 4.16
Other Operational Staff 22.44 4.46 18.03 28.34 1 : 0.80 3.19 - 0.43
T otal: 836.09 11.90 348.34 28.34 1 : 0.42 2.43 - 0.07

Table 18 – Starters & Leavers by Job Group (Support)


Attrition Rate (%)
Starters:Leavers

Change on Last
Starters (FTE)

Leavers (FTE)
% Transfers

% Transfers
Number of
Number of

Ratio of

Quarter

Deputy Chief Officer/Director 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 - 2.30 - 2.74


ACO & Equivalent 3.27 61.16 4.00 75.00 1 : 1.22 1.43 - 0.38
Area/District Manager or Equivalent 3.00 66.67 3.00 0.00 1 : 1.00 2.44 + 2.44
Manager - Section or Function Head 9.00 11.11 10.07 19.86 1 : 1.12 2.37 - 0.55
Support Staff - Adm inistration 172.08 4.01 112.98 1.77 1 : 0.66 3.24 - 1.28
Support Staff Other 23.28 7.30 8.20 0.00 1 : 0.35 2.28 - 1.49
Other Specialist W orker 9.00 0.00 4.60 21.74 1 : 0.51 1.85 - 3.29
Support Staff T otal 219.63 6.19 143.85 5.56 1 : 0.65 2.89 - 1.23

Table 17 & 18: All starters and leavers totals include those staff transferring within the NPS.
Figures marked in red indicate where the ratio of starters to leavers shows a net loss in
staff, or where the attrition rate is higher than the national average for the job category.
Figures in green indicate the opposite.

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Amongst Probation Officer grades (including Senior Analysis of rolling annual attrition rates by grade (shown
Probation Officers and Senior Practitioners) the attrition in Charts 19 & 20), shows that the rate amongst POs is
rate in Quarter 3 was 1.76%, equating to 113.85 FTE actually continuing a slight downward trend.
leavers. This is a decrease on last quarter (2.14%).
For other operational grades, the rolling annual attrition
The actual total number of Probation Officer leavers rate is generally remaining constant. This is with the
during the quarter across the NPS was 139.75 FTE. exception of the ‘Psychologist’ job group, where a rapid
However, of these 25.90 FTE (18.53%) were transfers increase continues to be apparent. This is an artifact of
between Areas, and were retained within the Service. the small number of staff in this group, and a small
During the same period there were a total of 75.96 FTE number of leavers in recent quarters, where previously
starters, of whom a minority of 29.66 (39.05%) were new there have been none.
to the service, or were re-entering following a break in Amongst Support grades, there continues to be a
service. general downward trend in the rolling annual attrition
The net loss of Probation Officers (excluding transfers rate. In the ‘Support Staff Admin’ and ‘Area District
between Areas) in Quarter 3 stands at 2.45 leavers for Manager’ job groups, the respective rolling attrition rates
every 1 starter. However, both this ratio, and the gross have leveled off or declined in Quarter 3 following recent
ratio presented in Table 17 on Page 21, does not take increases.
account of transfers within an Area. This therefore
excludes those staff graduating from TPO to PO posts, By Area
as this is treated as a transfer rather than a new start. The strong growth in staff in post figures during Quarter
If internal transfers within an Area are included, there 3 is reflected in the starter to leaver ratios in the Areas
have been a total of 473.19 starters, and 280.43 leavers and NPS as a whole. Of the NPS Areas, 90.48%
from the PO job group. This gives rise to a much (45.24% last quarter) reported that their starters were
healthier ratio of 0.59 leavers for every starter. This either exceeding or meeting the number of leavers. The
figure is consistent with the growth in PO staff from remaining Areas (9.52%) incurred a net loss of staff
Quarter 2 to 3. during Quarter 3 2004/2005.

Chart 19 – Rolling Annual Attrition Rate by Grade Chart 20 – Rolling Annual Attrition Rate by Grade
(Operational) (Support)

40% 35%

35% 30%

30%
Senior Probation Officer 25% DCO/Directors

25% Senior Practitioner ACO


Probation Officer 20% Area/District Managers
20% Trainee Probation Officer Section or Function Heads
Probation Services Officer 15% Support Staff Admin
15% Psychologist Support Staff Others
Other Operational Staff 10% Other Specialists
10%

5% 5%

0% 0%
Q4 03/04 Q1 04/05 Q2 04/05 Q3 04/05 Q4 03/04 Q1 04/05 Q2 04/05 Q3 04/05

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Table 19a – Starters & Leavers Summary by Area & Family Group

Attrition Rate (%)


Starters:Leavers

Change on Last
Starters (FTE)

Leavers (FTE)
% Transfers

% Transfers
Number of
Number of

Ratio of

Quarter
Cum bria 13.86 10.10 6.15 32.52 1 : 0.44 3.65 + 2.28
Dyfed Powys 3.48 0.00 0.00 - 1 : 0.00 0.00 - 1.77
Gloucestershire 13.16 22.80 4.48 0.00 1 : 0.34 2.56 + 0.56
Lincolnshire 13.50 7.41 6.10 32.79 1 : 0.45 2.72 - 1.30
Norfolk 12.00 0.00 8.00 0.00 1 : 0.67 3.38 + 1.26
North Yorkshire 22.40 39.73 23.10 58.44 1 : 1.03 10.25 + 6.27
North W ales 6.30 31.75 4.00 0.00 1 : 0.63 1.69 - 0.88
Suffolk 4.58 0.00 6.60 45.45 1 : 1.44 3.27 - 0.25
W iltshire 11.40 8.77 5.40 18.52 1 : 0.47 3.74 + 0.33
Family Group 1 100.68 17.18 63.83 33.68 1 : 0.63 2.41 + 0.05
Bedfordshire 8.00 50.00 5.00 20.00 1 : 0.63 2.79 + 0.05
Cam bridgeshire 8.50 35.29 6.75 0.00 1 : 0.79 3.07 - 1.97
Dorset 17.63 16.22 8.20 24.39 1 : 0.47 3.97 + 1.40
Northam ptonshire 11.67 17.14 6.00 0.00 1 : 0.51 2.84 - 4.57
Surrey 19.40 20.62 9.22 0.00 1 : 0.48 3.81 - 2.12
W arwickshire 8.75 0.00 3.93 0.00 1 : 0.45 2.45 - 2.52

Family Group 2 73.95 21.45 39.10 7.67 1 : 0.53 2.96 - 1.16


Cheshire 17.00 35.29 1.00 0.00 1 : 0.06 0.29 - 2.09
Derbyshire 11.90 8.40 9.10 26.37 1 : 0.76 2.60 + 0.89
Durham 22.00 31.82 2.20 0.00 1 : 0.10 0.78 - 0.34
Gwent 8.00 25.00 4.30 0.00 1 : 0.54 1.83 - 3.07
Hertfordshire 8.50 23.53 8.76 1.26 1 : 1.03 3.97 + 1.39
Leicestershire 21.00 14.29 13.00 7.69 1 : 0.62 2.93 + 0.11
Staffordshire 24.50 28.57 9.90 0.00 1 : 0.40 2.45 + 0.26
Teesside 15.10 19.87 6.20 64.52 1 : 0.41 2.01 - 1.21
Family Group 3 128.00 24.22 54.46 13.79 1 : 0.43 1.81 - 0.42

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Table 19b – Starters & Leavers Summary by Area & Family Group

Attrition Rate (%)


Starters:Leavers

Change on Last
Starters (FTE)

Leavers (FTE)
% Transfers

% Transfers
Number of
Number of

Ratio of

Quarter
Avon & Som erset 30.30 3.30 12.00 16.67 1 : 0.40 2.49 - 1.65
Devon & Cornwall 23.27 10.74 8.00 12.50 1 : 0.34 1.83 - 2.55
Hum berside 42.90 28.90 14.50 48.28 1 : 0.34 3.35 + 1.16
Sussex 31.90 28.21 2.60 0.00 1 : 0.08 0.75 - 5.12
Tham es Valley 43.40 4.61 19.60 20.41 1 : 0.45 3.27 - 1.02
W est Mercia 14.60 6.85 10.50 19.05 1 : 0.72 2.84 + 1.64
Family Group 4 186.37 14.97 67.20 23.81 1 : 0.36 1.92 - 1.24
Essex 28.90 9.00 10.60 47.17 1 : 0.37 2.53 - 0.98
Ham pshire 38.18 0.00 17.20 11.63 1 : 0.45 3.39 + 0.00
Kent 23.85 8.39 13.28 12.05 1 : 0.56 2.94 - 1.30
Lancashire 28.90 6.92 10.10 9.90 1 : 0.35 1.71 - 0.58
Nottingham shire 46.10 7.59 15.20 6.58 1 : 0.33 3.16 - 2.95
South W ales 28.40 10.21 7.00 14.29 1 : 0.25 1.27 - 1.87
Family Group 5 194.33 6.69 73.38 15.81 1 : 0.38 2.06 - 1.11
Greater Manchester 85.00 0.00 30.00 6.67 1 : 0.35 2.33 - 1.85
London 59.07 0.00 72.98 1.37 1 : 1.24 3.01 - 0.64
Merseyside 53.62 0.00 13.00 0.00 1 : 0.24 1.69 - 0.90
Northum bria 32.89 3.04 11.00 9.09 1 : 0.33 1.66 - 0.82
South Yorkshire 35.00 2.86 20.00 0.00 1 : 0.57 3.09 + 0.57
W est Midlands 53.30 0.00 23.56 4.24 1 : 0.44 1.92 - 0.72
W est Yorkshire 53.51 11.21 23.68 4.22 1 : 0.44 2.29 - 0.34
Family Group 6 372.39 2.15 194.22 3.09 1 : 0.52 2.34 - 0.58
NPD 17.00 0.00 40.00 0.00 1 : 2.35 12.73 - 3.87
National T otal * 959.66 - 466.58 - 1 : 0.49 2.38 - 0.76

Table 19a & 19b: Figures include those staff transferring from one Area to another, except
for the National total (marked with an *). Transfer percentages are calculated as a
proportion of total starters or leavers (as appropriate). Figures marked in red indicate
where the ratio of starters to leavers shows a net loss in staff, or where the attrition rate is
higher than the national average. Figures in green indicate the opposite. The Attrition Rate
figures are calculated for Quarter 3 only.

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Chart 21 – Ranked Average Number of Leavers Chart 22 – Ranked Average Number of Leavers
per Starter by Probation Area (Quarter 3 only) per Starter by Probation Area (Year to Date)

Dyfed Powys Durham

Cheshire Leicestershire

Sussex South Wales

Durham Merseyside

Merseyside Essex
South Wales Dorset
Nottinghamshire Sussex

Northumbria Cumbria

Humberside Dyfed Powys

Gloucestershire Nottinghamshire

Devon & Cornwall Gloucestershire

Lancashire North Wales


Greater Manchester Humberside

Essex Gwent

Avon & Somerset West Mercia

Staffordshire Lancashire
Teesside Greater Manchester
West Midlands South Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Hertfordshire

Cumbria Derbyshire

Warwickshire West Yorkshire


Hampshire Hampshire

Thames Valley Wiltshire


Lincolnshire Staffordshire

Dorset Teesside

Wiltshire West Midlands


Surrey Northumbria
Northamptonshire Bedfordshire
Gwent North Yorkshire

Kent Cheshire
South Yorkshire Thames Valley

Leicestershire Northamptonshire
Bedfordshire Warwickshire

North Wales Norfolk


Norfolk Avon & Somerset

West Mercia Surrey


Derbyshire Kent
Cambridgeshire Lincolnshire

Hertfordshire Devon & Cornwall


North Yorkshire Cambridgeshire

London London
Suffolk Suffolk

0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 0 1 2 3 4

Chart 21 & 22: The red indicator line marks the balance point where the ratio of starters to
leavers equals 1 to 1 i.e. no net change in staff. Figures above this line are marked in red,
and show Areas where the ratio of starters to leavers indicates a net loss of staff. The
dashed indicator line shows the national average for the relevant period.

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Chart 23 – Ranked Attrition Rate by Probation Chart 24 – Ranked Projected Full Year Attrition
Area (Quarter 3 Only) Rate by Probation Area

Dyfed Powys Durham

Cheshire Dyfed Powys

Sussex Lancashire

Durham Staffordshire
South Wales Merseyside
Northumbria Humberside

Merseyside Teesside

North Wales Derbyshire


Lancashire West Mercia
Gwent West Yorkshire

Devon & Cornwall West Midlands

West Midlands Cheshire

Teesside Gloucestershire
West Yorkshire South Wales
Greater Manchester Northumbria

Warwickshire North Wales

Staffordshire Cumbria
Avon & Somerset Leicestershire
Essex Essex
Gloucestershire South Yorkshire

Derbyshire Hampshire
Lincolnshire Dorset
Bedfordshire Greater Manchester
West Mercia Kent

Northamptonshire Avon & Somerset


Leicestershire Hertfordshire
Kent Lincolnshire
London Suffolk
Cambridgeshire London
South Yorkshire North Yorkshire
Nottinghamshire Norfolk
Thames Valley Devon & Cornwall
Suffolk Sussex
Humberside Bedfordshire
Norfolk Gwent
Hampshire Nottinghamshire
Cumbria Cambridgeshire
Wiltshire Wiltshire
Surrey Warwickshire
Hertfordshire Thames Valley
Dorset Northamptonshire
North Yorkshire Surrey

0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%

Chart 23 & 24: In Chart 23, the red indicator line marks the national attrition rate for Quarter 3 2003/2004, while the
dashed indicator line shows the same figure for the current Quarter. In Chart 24, the red line marks the national full
year attrition rate for the previous financial year (03/04). The dashed indicator line in Chart 24 indicates the
projected full year attrition rate for the NPS in the 2004/2005 financial year based on figures to date.

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Starters and Leavers by Region
Charts 25 through 34 show the starters (positive the East Midlands Region, where the net growth in
numbers), leavers (negative numbers), and the net Quarter 3 is lower than that in Quarter 2. It was noted
change for each of the last four quarters by Region. last quarter the strong positive net change was the result
of a large intake in the ‘Support Staff – Admin’ job group.
This affords an opportunity to look at the changing
trends in starter and leaver figures, and how this relates The other contrasting result is in the London Region,
to changes in staff in post figures. where, despite a sharp increase in new starters, the
continuing high number of leavers has resulted in a
As expected in this quarter, the majority of Regions have small net loss in staff. The net change in staff has
shown a sharp increase in starters, which in turn has improved dramatically thanks to the intake of new staff,
lead to a net increase in staff. This is in keeping with the but is still below the gain line. It is still possible that some
yearly staffing cycle in the NPS. It is expected that a of this may be attributed to the residual effects of a
smaller net gain will be recorded for the majority of reorganisation that took place last quarter.
Regions in the next quarter, followed by a two
consecutive quarters of slight net losses in staff.
However, there are two exceptions to the general trend
observed in the current quarter. The first of these is in

Chart 25 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter Chart 26 – 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
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

Chart 27 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter Chart 28 – 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
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

Chart 29 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (East Chart 30 – 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
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

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Chart 31 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter Chart 32 – 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
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

Chart 33 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter Chart 34 – 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
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

Chart 35 – Regional Attrition Rates (Quarter 3 Only)

North Ea st
1.23
North W e st (1.44%) [0.54%]
1.81
(1.62%) [2.4%] Yorkshire & Hum be rside
2.75
(2.49%) [3.42%]
W e st Midla nds
2.17
Ea st Midla nds
(2.17%) [2.17%]
2.75
(2.52%) [3.47%]
W a le s
1.31 Ea st of Engla nd
(1.31%) [1.29%] 2.75
(2.35%) [4.14%]

South W e st
2.33
(2.77%) [1.48%] London
South Ea st 2.23
2.74 (1.98%) [3.24%]
(2.12%) [4.74%]

Chart 35: Figures in ( ) brackets show the attrition rate in Quarter 2 for
operational staff in the Region. Figures in [ ] brackets show the same rate for
support staff

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Chart 36a – Regional Rolling Annual Attrition Chart 36b – Regional Rolling Annual Attrition Rates by
Rates by Quarter Quarter
16.0% 18.0%

14.0%
16.0%

North West
12.0% East of England
14.0%
North East
Wales
10.0%
Yorkshire & South West
Humberside 12.0%
8.0% West Midlands South East

London
East Midlands 10.0%
6.0%

4.0% 8.0%
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

Regional Attrition Rates


Charts 36a and 36b plot the regional annual rolling the continuing substantial decline in the attrition rate for
attrition rate. The data continues to show that generally, the East of England Region, which has fallen by 1.13%
the annual rolling attrition rate is holding reasonably since last quarter, and 3.01% in the last year.
steady across the NPS. Previously, Wales has been identifed as the region with
Encouragingly, seven of the ten Regions are showing a the highest attrition rate natiuonally. However, this has
downward trend in the attrition rate, which is consistent been as a result of an error in the forumlae used to
with the fact that the projected annual attrition rate for calculate the rolling averages, which has affected figures
this year is now lower than the recorded full year attrition for 4 of the 10 regions. This error has now been
rate for last financial year. The most notable of these is corrected, but current figures vary from those reported
previously as a result.

Destination of Leavers
Charts 37 & 38 have been altered this Chart 37 – Destination of Leavers (Operational Staff)
quarter in order to better illustrate longer
term trends in the destination of Leavers
data for the NPS. The information in the
respective charts now shows the 1.34% 2.61%
proportion of leavers to each destination 5.68%
1.51% Y outh Justice (+ 0.32% )
Drugs Projects (+ 0.16%)
category across the last full year (4 3.25% Social Services (+ 0.44%)
quarters). This averages out minor Other V oluntary Sector (- 0.19% )

fluctuations in the data from quarter to Prison Service (+ 0.34%)


Other Public Sector (- 0.15%)
1.68%
quarter, and better represents longer Other Private Sector (+ 0.24%)

terms patterns in the data. 9.20%


2.00% Self -Employed (- 0.09% )

With the exception of retirement and 27.27%

death in service, we still do not currently 14.82%

collect ‘Reasons’ for leaving on a


national basis. Employment w ithin NPS (- 0.02% )
Other Employment (+ 0.01% )
The destination of leavers in the NPS No Other Employment (- 0.00% )

continues to be steady. In both charts, Education/Training (- 0.00%)


Retirement (- 0.01%)
the figures in brackets to the right of Death (+ 0.00% )
each legend entry show the change in 26.77%
16.39% Other/Not Know n (+ 0.02%)

percentage for each destination relative


to the results for four quarter period 1.10%

from Quarter 3 03/04 to Quarter 2 0.95% 12.71%

04/05. Any change is limited to only


fractions of a percent.
3.62%

Amongst leavers in the operational staff


category, there is a significant number Retirement (+ 0.31%)
Ill Health Retirement (- 0.88% )
that take up employment within another
Area in the NPS (14.82% of total
leavers), and are retained by the 9.09%

Service. Of those that do leave to


pursue employment outside of the NPS,
a significant proportion (9.20% over the
last 4 quarters) leave to join another

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Public Sector organisation. The next Chart 38 – Destination of Leavers (Support Staff)
largest group (at 5.68%) leaves to
pursue a career in the private sector.
0.27% 0.07% 0.62%
Interestingly, there are also a significant 1.24%
1.98%
Y outh Justice (+ 0.00%)
1.25%
number of operational staff (16.39% of Drugs Projects (+ 0.01% )

total leavers over the period) that leave Social Services (- 0.63%)
Other V oluntary Sector (+ 0.15%)
the NPS with no other employment to go 11.73%
Prison Service (- 0.09%)
to. Other Public Sector (+ 0.23% )
Other Private Sector (+ 0.90%)

Leavers from the support category on 11.68%


Self -Employed (- 0.02%)

the other hand are far more likely to


leave the NPS altogether, with just 28.84%
3.28% of leavers taking a post in another
Area. The Private Sector is a more likely
destination for staff in this category 24.02% Employment w ithin NPS (+ 0.01%)

(11.73%), although there are still a 3.28%


Other Employment (+ 0.01% )
No Other Employment (- 0.03%)
significant proportion of leavers that Education/Training (- 0.00%)
continue in the Public Sector (11.68%). Retirement (- 0.01%)
Death (- 0.00%)
However, there are also a large 1.27% Other/Not Know n (+ 0.03%)

proportion of staff leaving from the


Support category that have no other 29.99% 12.21%

employment to go to (24.02% of leavers 0.38%


1.34%
over the period).
Retirement continues to account for a Retirement (- 0.95%)
significant number of leavers from both Ill Health Retirement (+ 0.29%)
the Operational and Support categories
(12.71% and 12.21% of total leavers in
the last 4 quarters respectively). 10.88%

Health and Safety


The number of Areas providing a nil return for Health & It is also worth noting that the accident rate in East of
Safety information has fallen back slightly to 25 from 27 England is showing a similar upward curve, with a
last quarter. While this is a slight improvement, it does further increase apparent since last Quarter. However,
not dispel continuing concern that some Areas are generally speaking, for the remaining regions the
overlooking this section of the quarterly return, and in number of accidents per FTE is trending downwards.
turn continues to mean that the information presented
below must be treated as indicative at this stage.
Following two consecutive quarters of growth, the
frequency rate (the number of lost time accidents staff
members can expect to have in their working life) of ‘3
Day Lost Time’ incidents or accidents has decreased
significantly since last quarter. At the same time, the
number of ‘1 to 3 Day Lost Time’ incidents or accidents Chart 39 – Number and Frequency Rate of 3 Day Lost Time
has held steady this quarter after dropping between Accidents/Incidents
quarters 1 and 2. 18 0.25

The NPD will continue to monitor these trends, and to 16


work with Areas to implement measures to control this 0.20
14
situation.
12
Charts 41a and 41b on page 30 show the number of 0.15
10
accidents per FTE by Region, a measure introduced in
Rate
No.

issue 4 of this report. 8


0.10
6
Generally speaking, the rate of accidents measured in
this way appears to be relatively low and stable. The 4 0.05
notable exception to this is the South West Region, 2
where the accident rate is continuing to steadily climb. 0 0.00
As noted previously, this trend is likely to be the result of Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05
improved reporting in this Region, more so than actual
Number of Accidents/Incidents Frequency Rate
changes in the number of accidents.

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Chart 40 – 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
Q4 - 03/04 Q1 - 04/05 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05

Number of Accidents/Incidents Frequency Rate

Table 35 – Regional Accident/Incident Summary

(Previous 4 Quarters)

Average FTE in Post


Accidents/Incidents

Accidents/Incidents

(FTE) Involved in an
Proportion of Staff

Accident/Incident
Across Period

per FTE
No. of

North W est 26 3133.79 0.008 1 : 120.53


North East 12 1241.09 0.010 1 : 103.42

Yorkshire & Hunberside 14 2318.56 0.006 1 : 165.61

East Midlands 6 1703.12 0.004 1 : 283.85

W est Midlands 12 2146.29 0.006 1 : 178.86


East of England 17 1475.41 0.012 1 : 86.79

South W est 33 1441.71 0.023 1 : 43.69

South East 3 2150.29 0.001 1 : 716.76


London 1 2468.50 0.000 1 : 2468.5

W ales 6 1141.12 0.005 1 : 190.19

T otal 130 19219.87 0.007 1 : 147.85

Chart 41a – Regional Summary of Chart 41b – Regional Summary of


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

0.0250 0.0250

0.0200 0.0200

North West East of England


0.0150 0.0150
North East South West
Yorkshire & Hunberside South East
East Midlands London
0.0100 0.0100
West Midlands Wales

0.0050 0.0050

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

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Type of Accident/Incident
The NPS Health and Safety Policy Manual classifies quarter to present a summary of the data on accident
accidents and incidents by severity (rated 1 – 4). type over the last 4 quarters. Again, this averages out
Severity 1, being the highest rating, covers work-related quarterly fluctuations, which are inevitable given the
deaths of employees or other parties. There have been nature of accidents, and allow the assessment of longer
4 Severity 1 incidents reported since collection of this term trends.
information began. There have been no further such Severity 3 incidents continue to be the most frequently
incidents reported in Quarter 3 2004/2005. reported type in the NPS, accounting for 51.94% of all
The information shown in the following charts depicts the accidents/incidents over the last 4 quarters. This is an
type of events that occur throughout the NPS. Collecting increase of 0.83% on the previous 4 quarter period. Of
such data nationally enables the identification of the accidents in this category, the vast majority are of
significant risks to staff and others who may be affected the ‘3 Day Lost Time’ type.
by our work, with a view to directing resources The implementation of the National Health & Safety
accordingly to manage and reduce those risks. Strategy will contribute to further improvements in the
As with the presentation of ‘Destination of Leavers’ data, safety culture of the NPS.
the information on accident type has been changed this

Chart 42 – Breakdown of Accidents/Incidents by Severity Rating and Type


Injury to em plo yee
resulting in
abs enc e in exc es s
o f 1-day as a
c o nsequence o f
vio lenc e & D eath resulting
intim idatio n 7.69% fro m
A sphyxiatio n o r
expo s ure to
to xic s ubstance
0.77%

Suicide o f any
pers o n within
N P S P rem ises
o r whilst under
Injury to em plo yee NP S
res ulting in 26.92% Superv is io n
abs ence in exc es s 1.54%
o f 1-day 19.23%
2.31%

18.46% Severity 1 (- 0.63%)


Severity 2 (- 0.66%)
Severity 3 (+ 0.84%)
Severity 4 (+ 0.45%)

Other fire requiring


the attendance o f
em ergency D angero us
F ailure o f fire o r
s ervic es 1.54% 52.31% Occ urrenc e 3.08%
perso nal alarm s
fo r m o re than 7
wo rk ing days
4.62%
T hreat with intent
T hreaten with an 3-day lo st tim e to Kill 4.62%
o ffens ive weapo n ac cident/injury to
11.54% em plo yee 39.23%

M ajo r Injury to any M ajo r Injury to any


pers o n as a pers o n (in the
c o nsequence o f wo rk place) 3.85%
vio lenc e &
intim idatio n 2 31%

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