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Human Resources

Workforce
Information Report
Contact Details Issue 11 July 2006

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Stefan Hendry, Assistant HR Manager Workforce Supplementary Notes 2
Planning & Information on 020 7217 8556 or by email at:
stefan.hendry3@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Staff in Post
If you have any comments on this report, please e-mail Staff in Post by Job Group 3
your comments to: National Probation Directorate 4
NPD.workforceinforeport@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Board Members 4
Staffing Ratios 4

Headline Figures Staff in Post by Area & Region 7


Starters & Leavers
• At the end of Quarter 4 05/06 (1 January – 31 March National Figures 15
2006) there were a total of 21,103.45 FTE staff in the Starters & Leavers by Job Group 15
NPS (including Chief Officers). In addition, there were
110.10 FTE staff employed by the NPD Starters & Leavers by Area & Region 16
• The total number of staff in the NPS is up by 519.39 Destination of Leavers 18
FTE (2.52%) on Quarter 3, and has increased by a Active Vacancies
total of 1,306.10 FTE (6.60%) across the 2005/2006
financial year Active Vacancies by Job Group 20
• 87.01% of these staff were employed in an offender Active Vacancies by Area & Region 21
related function, with the remaining 12.99% Health & Safety 31
employed in corporate services. The overall ratio of
staff in offender services to corporate services in the Employee Relations
NPS was 6.81:1 at the end of the quarter Disciplinary Cases 35
• The growth in staff across this quarter has been Grievance Cases 36
driven by substantial increases in Administration staff
(up by 643.03 FTE or 16.67%), and Probation Employment Tribunal Cases 38
Services Officers (up by 131.16 FTE or 2.10%)
across the quarter. • The frequency rate of ‘1-day lost time’ accidents has
• The national attrition rate for the 2005/2006 financial risen for the third consecutive quarter, and is up to
year was 9.42%, which is a slight increase on the 0.153 from 0.145 at the close of the previous quarter.
annualised figure recorded last quarter (9.09%). The same rate for ‘3-day lost time’ accidents is down
However, the attrition rate for this financial year is slightly to 0.175 from 0.180 last quarter
down on that for the previous year (10.06% for
• Information on the number of disciplinary, grievance,
2004/2005)
and employment tribunal cases has been collected
• Active vacancies have decreased substantially this since Quarter 3 05/06, but is reported here for the
quarter, down by 331.70 FTE. The majority of the first time this quarter. Both the number of disciplinary
decrease originates in London where the number of and grievance cases are up on Quarter 3, with the
active vacancies has fallen by 135.56 FTE this former increasing by 15.56%, and the latter by
quarter. This has been reflected in the significant approximately 40%. The number of active
gains in the number of staff in London, and is a direct employment tribunal cases was down slightly at the
result of the recent recruitment drive close of Quarter 4

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SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES
General Notes template. However, where there are mismatches in job
groups and functional categories, a best estimate has
This report covers the period 1 January 2006 to 31
been provided based on the approximate mapping of the
March 2006 (Quarter 4 of the 2005/2006 financial year),
old onto the new. For example, Middle Manager figures
and has been compiled using data submitted by the 42
in previous quarters (for comparative purposes) are
Probation Areas and the National Probation Directorate
based on aggregates of SPO and Section / Function
(NPD). The material has not previously been published.
Head data.
• Data contained within this report on staff numbers While attempts have been made to minimise the effect of
represents a snap-shot at the 31 March 2006 the change to the template, there will inevitably be some
• Data from Quarter 3 2005/2006 has been included unusual data arising as a result. Additionally, this is the
where appropriate for comparison, as well as from first time that NPD Areas have used the new template,
previous quarters where necessary and there will inevitably be some variation in the quality
of data as they familiarise themselves with its use.
• The data contained within the report is not directly
Compounding this is the fact that not all NPS Areas have
comparable with previous data collected through
fully implemented the Offender Management model on
RDS Probation Statistics
which the design of the new template is based, and this
The New Data Collection Template will mean that staffing figures in some Areas are
provided as a ‘best fit’ estimation only. It may take a
This is the first quarterly report completed on the basis of
number of quarters for the new reporting process to be
the new workforce information collection template. The
bedded in, and we expect there to be a degree of
template has been reorganised following consultation
fluctuation in the workforce data.
internally within the NPS and NPD. The significant
changes to the reporting structure are as follows: Terminology
• Three new job groups have been added that have Some of the main terminology used within this report is
not previously been used. They are Middle Manager, defined as follows: -
Professional Development Advisor (PDA, also known
FTE – Full Time Equivalent. An expression of the amount
as Practice Development Assessor), and Treatment
of time worked by an individual proportionate to a full
Manager
time standard contract. Values less than 1 indicate a part
• The Middle Manager job group is an amalgam of the time employee
previous Senior Probation Officer and Section /
Function Head job groups, both of which have been Headcount – The number of people employed,
deleted from use irrespective of the number of hours worked
• There is no longer a split between operational and Establishment – the number of staff for which budgetary
support staff as there was deemed to be little provision has been made, which may be subject to
practical use in dividing staff in this way. revision and reallocation during the course of the year.
The systems in a small number of Areas are not set up to
• The split of staff across functions consists of 4 main
report on establishment levels and separate provisions
groups;
have been made to collate the relevant information
Offender Management
Active Vacancy – a post that is being actively recruited
Interventions to.
Other Agency / Services Attrition – calculated as the number of leavers/average
number of staff in post over the period. At Area level,
Corporate Services
attrition includes those who have left that Area but who
These 4 broad functions are then subdivided into have remained within the Service. At national level, such
various work areas, most of which are the same or leavers are not included, as they do not represent
similar as previous, while a number of new areas attrition from the Service.
have been introduced. The functional categorisation
is designed to reflect the Offender Management
model * Please note that Greater Manchester have only
• Data on employee relations activity (incidence of been able to provide information on staff in post for
Discipline, Grievance, and Employment Tribunal Quarter 4. No information has been provided on
cases) has been included. The collection of this data starters and leavers, or active vacancies. As a result
commenced in Quarter 3, but the results from the 2 calculations concerning attrition rates and active
quarters now collected are reported here for the first vacancy percentages have been adjusted to exclude
time. all data relating to Greater Manchester for this
Quarter. This may cause some fluctuation in the
The above changes mean that in some circumstances
figures relative to previous quarters.
the data collected is no longer directly comparable with
the data collected in previous quarters using the old

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1 STAFF IN POST
On 31 March 2006 there was a total Table 1 – Staff in Post by Job Group
of 21,103.45 FTE staff in the NPS
(Including Chief Officers). This is an Quarter 4

Change on Year
increase of 519.39 FTE on the total

Change on
Interventions
Management

Quarter
for the previous quarter, which

Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services
National Probation Service

Other

Total
means that staffing levels are up by
2.52%.
Quarter 4 marks the end of the 0.00 0.00 0.00 42.00 42.00 0.00 0.00
Chief Officer
2005/2006 financial year, and 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 42 0.00% 0.00%
staffing levels are up by a total of 14.50 8.40 2.10 43.80 68.80 10.90 26.80
Deputy Chief Officer i i
1,306.10 FTE or 6.60% across the 21.08% 12.21% 3.05% 63.66% 72 18.83% 63.81%

full year period. 77.25 35.80 64.50 115.79 293.34 0.74 4.06
Assistant Chief Officer
26.33% 12.20% 21.99% 39.47% 328
j 0.25%
i 1.40%
Table 1 opposite provides a detailed Area/District Manager
64.10 34.98 18.40 37.00 154.48
i
1.88
i
24.53
41.49% 22.64% 11.91% 23.95% 158 1.23% 18.88%
breakdown of the changes in staffing
638.40 352.35 302.11 298.54 1,591.40 76.39 11.77
levels by job group across the NPS Middle Manager j j
40.12% 22.14% 18.98% 18.76% 1645 4.58% 0.73%
relative to both the previous quarter, 100.99 90.45 52.71 25.40 269.55 104.71 100.69
and the start of the financial year. Senior Practitioner
37.47% 33.56% 19.55% 9.42% 286
j 27.98%
j 27.20%
3,708.23 494.66 994.63 33.60 5,231.12 77.82 208.75
Staff in Post by Job Group Probation Officer
70.89% 9.46% 19.01% 0.64% 5376
j 1.47%
i 4.16%

Despite the fact that there has been 4.80 0.00 115.91 84.06 204.77 0.00 0.00
Professional Developm ent Advisor
2.34% 0.00% 56.60% 41.05% 218 0.00% 0.00%
a substantial increase in staff for the
18.00 0.00 1,013.20 233.00 1,264.20 122.51 491.41
NPS as a whole, most job groups Trainee Probation Officer
1.42% 0.00% 80.15% 18.43% 1265
j 8.83%
j 27.99%
have recorded a drop in staff in post 6.80 166.85 4.30 0.00 177.95 0.00 0.00
Treatm ent Manager
since last quarter. Eight of the 3.82% 93.76% 2.42% 0.00% 194 0.00% 0.00%
sixteen job groups are down on last Probation Services Officer
2,526.03 2,845.51 970.37 24.42 6,366.33
i
131.16
i
516.34
39.68% 44.70% 15.24% 0.38% 7010 2.10% 8.83%
quarter, with a further three showing
4.00 12.00 3.00 1.00 20.00 1.00 0.60
no change. Psychologist i i
20.00% 60.00% 15.00% 5.00% 20 5.26% 3.09%

The reason for this unusual pattern Other Operational Staff


18.80 447.14 17.66 24.01 507.61
j
30.69
j
65.76
3.70% 88.09% 3.48% 4.73% 660 5.70% 11.47%
is the reconfiguration of job groups
1,925.21 687.80 362.87 1,525.28 4,501.16 643.03 1,003.43
as a result of the introduction of the Support Staff - Adm inistration
42.77% 15.28% 8.06% 33.89% 5002
i 16.67%
i 28.69%
new workforce information template. 10.24 55.70 9.13 146.79 221.86 149.84 127.07
Support Staff - Other
4.62% 25.11% 4.12% 66.16% 322
j 40.31%
j 36.42%
Three new job groups have been
14.60 48.22 20.47 105.59 188.88 88.59 64.44
added, and one of these replaces Other Staff
7.73% 25.53% 10.84% 55.90% 234
j 31.93%
j 25.44%
the former Senior Probation Officer 9,131.95 5,279.86 3,951.36 2,740.29 21,103.45 519.39 1,306.10
and ‘Section/Function Head’ job T otal
43.27% 25.02% 18.72% 12.99% 22832
i 2.52%
i 6.60%
groups, which have been discarded.
- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each job group allocated to the
As a result, staff have been relevant function
redistributed across the new - Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column represent headcount figures
categories, and this has - Percentage figures in red indicate the proportionate change represented by the FTE figures above them
exaggerated the decline in staff
- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – increase, red – decrease)
numbers in some groups.
- The ‘Professional Development Advisor’ and ‘Treatment Manager’ job groups show no change against
There are two job groups that are the previous quarter and year because they are new, and there is no comparable data available
largely responsible for the significant increase in staff Staff numbers in this job group are up by 516.34 FTE
numbers in the NPS since last quarter. The main (8.83%) on a year ago, and the pattern of strong growth
contributor is the ‘Support Staff – Administration’ job is looking set to continue.
group where staff numbers have jumped by 643.03 FTE
One significant drop in staff numbers which would not
since Quarter 3 05/06. That equates to an increase of
have been affected by the redistribution of staff is the
16.67% in one quarter, and now means that that the
122.51 FTE (8.83%) decrease in the number of Trainee
Administration job group is 1003.43 FTE (28.69%) larger
Probation Officers (TPO). A significant proportion of this
than a year ago. These results reflect the consistent and
is as a result of continuing graduation of TPOs to
significant growth seen in this job group across the last
Probation Officer (PO) posts , although there have been
year and a half, although the growth seen in the present
an increased number of leavers during Quarter 4.
quarter has been exceptionally large.
The falling number of TPOs reflects the fact that the
The second job group recording a substantial rise in staff
large numbers recruited in recent years to meet the
numbers is Probation Services Officers (PSO). Staff in
shortfall in POs are reaching the end of their qualification
post figures for this job group are up by 131.16 FTE
period, and being converted in Probation Officers.
since last quarter, which is an increase of 2.10%. This is
Recent TPO recruitment levels have fallen back to a
slightly down on the increases that we have seen in this
level required to meet replacement needs only, rather
job group across recent quarters, but continues to
than to achieve growth. This means that the conversion
maintain growth at approximately 2.00% per quarter.

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Charts 1a & 1b – Staff in Post by Job Group (Quarterly Time Series)

68.8 178.0

55.9 57.9
Deputy Chief Officer Treatment Manager
51.7
42.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

294.1 6,366.3
293.3
Probation Services 6,235.2
Assistant Chief
290.5 6,086.5
Officer 289.3 Officer 5,968.4
287.0 5,850.0

155.3 154.5 20.0


152.6 19.4
147.4 19.0 19.0
Area/District Manager Psychologist

130.0 17.0

1,667.8 592.9
1,652.6 573.4
Other Operational
Middle Manager 1,628.0 Staff 538.3
1,603.2
1,591.4 509.6 507.6

370.2 374.3 4,501.2


358.8 357.5
Support Staff -
Senior Practitioner Administration 3,858.1
3,723.8
3,603.2
269.6 3,497.7

5,308.9 365.1 371.7


348.9
5,231.1 328.7
Probation Officer Support Staff - Other
5,022.4
4,985.2 221.9
4,938.2

204.8 269.1 277.5


265.7
253.3
Professional Other Staff
Development Advisor
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 188.9

1,755.6 21,061.5
1,744.6
Trainee Probation 20,542.1
1,551.1 Total
Officer 20,096.9
1,386.7 19,855.8
19,755.4
1,264.2

Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

2004/05 2005/06 2004/05 2005/06

rate of TPOs to POs is currently high, but the intake rate proportions of staff allocated by function.
of new TPOs is relatively much lower, and the net effect
At the close of Quarter 4 05/06 87.01% of the total staff
is a decline in staff numbers in the job group.
in the NPS (excluding Chief Officers) were allocated to
National Probation Directorate an offender related function (Offender Management,
Interventions, or Other Agency Services). The remaining
In addition to the staff employed by the NPS and Chief
12.99% of staff were allocated to Corporate Services,
Officers, there were 110.10 FTE employed in the
and as such their work is not directly related to offenders.
National Probation Directorate at the close of Quarter 4.
This places the current ratio of staff allocated to offender
This figure is down by a further 9.90 FTE (8.25%) on last
services to staff allocated to corporate services at 6.81:1.
quarter, and has decreased by a total of 221.30 FTE
Because this data represents a reorganised picture of
(66.78%) since the same quarter a year ago. As noted in
the organisation, it is not possible to make comparisons
previous reports, much of this decline is the result of a
with data from previous quarters at this stage.
mass transfer of NPD staff to NOMS in April 2005.
However, NPD staffing levels have continued to The ratio of PSOs to POs has recovered from the slight
gradually erode over the subsequent period. Please note dip seen between quarters 2 and 3 of this financial year
that the above figures refer to permanent civil servants and is now back up to 1.22:1. This change is directly
employed by the NPD, and do not include consultants. linked to the significant growth in PSOs seen in this
quarter, allied with a small drop in PO numbers.
Board Members
The ratio of non management staff to Middle Managers
At the close of Quarter 4 05/06 there were approximately
stands at 11.91:1. Given that the Middle Manager is a
549 Probation Board Members in post. This figure is for
new job group, this statistic has not previously been
information only as Board Members are not part of the
considered, and we do not have comparative figures.
NPS workforce.
However, if we use an amalgamation of the previous
Staffing Ratios Senior Probation Officer and Section / Function Head job
groups as an estimate, then the ratio last quarter was
In previous editions of this report a number of 11.01:1.
comparisons have been made between staff in the
‘operational’ and ‘support’ staff categories. As noted The total number of staff in a management role
earlier, this distinction between sets of job groups is no (Including Chief Officers, but not NPD) within the NPS
longer made in the new workforce information reporting was 2,150.02 FTE at the end of the quarter, which
template. accounts for 10.19% of the total workforce. This figure is
inclusive of the new Middle Manager job group, which
Instead, we can now make comparisons based on the

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Table 2a - Staff in Post by Area & Region

Quarter 4

Change on Year
Change on
Interventions
Management

Quarter
Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services
Other

Total
95.94 36.77 34.00 24.78 191.49 2.43 16.11
Cum bria
50.10% 19.20% 17.76% 12.94% 213
i 1.29%
i 9.19%
219.30 71.61 51.48 44.67 387.06 12.02 31.46
Cheshire
56.66% 18.50% 13.30% 11.54% 438
i 3.20%
i 8.85%
858.20 300.54 149.50 105.66 1,413.90 73.74 87.71
Greater Manchester
60.70% 21.26% 10.57% 7.47% 1534
i 5.50%
i 6.61%
208.03 121.65 121.89 121.10 572.67 4.73 20.25
Lancashire
36.33% 21.24% 21.28% 21.15% 613
j 0.82%
j 3.42%
280.72 228.55 185.65 87.90 782.82 0.21 19.00
Merseyside j i
35.86% 29.20% 23.72% 11.23% 811 0.03% 2.49%

1,662.19 759.12 542.52 384.11 3,347.94 83.25 134.03


North West
49.65% 22.67% 16.20% 11.47% 3609
i 2.55%
i 4.17%
94.93 83.13 94.90 16.50 289.46 7.64 12.75
Durham
32.80% 28.72% 32.79% 5.70% 303
j 2.57%
j 4.22%
272.31 181.48 133.30 71.57 658.66 11.45 17.91
Northum bria
41.34% 27.55% 20.24% 10.87% 706
j 1.71%
j 2.65%
111.44 98.59 92.89 23.78 326.70 3.68 10.09
Teesside j i
34.11% 30.18% 28.43% 7.28% 347 1.11% 3.19%

478.68 363.20 321.09 111.85 1,274.82 22.77 20.57


North East
37.55% 28.49% 25.19% 8.77% 1356
j 1.75%
j 1.59%
178.47 88.57 140.98 66.65 474.67 2.89 34.50
Hum berside
37.60% 18.66% 29.70% 14.04% 537
j 0.61%
i 7.84%
76.00 72.09 54.19 21.86 224.14 1.59 15.96
North Yorkshire
33.91% 32.16% 24.18% 9.75% 257
i 0.71%
j 6.65%
271.80 217.88 104.10 57.70 651.48 11.22 4.62
South Yorkshire
41.72% 33.44% 15.98% 8.86% 733
j 1.69%
j 0.70%
372.59 296.40 271.54 92.90 1,033.43 8.12 5.00
W est Yorkshire j i
36.05% 28.68% 26.28% 8.99% 1139 0.78% 0.49%

898.86 674.94 570.81 239.11 2,383.72 20.64 18.92


Yorkshire & Humberside
37.71% 28.31% 23.95% 10.03% 2666
j 0.86%
i 0.80%
125.80 117.70 82.80 33.00 359.30 4.70 3.20
Derbyshire
35.01% 32.76% 23.04% 9.18% 394
j 1.29%
i 0.90%
162.60 107.10 176.40 29.60 475.70 8.90 34.60
Leicestershire
34.18% 22.51% 37.08% 6.22% 550
i 1.91%
i 7.84%
89.50 57.64 58.60 33.30 239.04 10.13 8.38
Lincolnshire
37.44% 24.11% 24.51% 13.93% 269
i 4.43%
i 3.63%

83.40 65.03 69.14 43.80 261.37 30.88 40.66


Northam ptonshire
31.91% 24.88% 26.45% 16.76% 253
i 13.40%
i 18.42%
150.70 119.81 161.10 119.70 551.31 6.11 34.80
Nottingham shire i i
27.33% 21.73% 29.22% 21.71% 597 1.12% 6.74%

612.00 467.28 548.04 259.40 1,886.72 51.32 121.64


East M idlands
32.44% 24.77% 29.05% 13.75% 2063
i 2.80%
i 6.89%
92.42 39.15 25.80 16.40 173.77 7.91 26.00
Dyfed Powys
53.19% 22.53% 14.85% 9.44% 200
i 4.77%
i 17.59%
152.40 40.40 42.80 22.60 258.20 1.60 32.10
Gwent
59.02% 15.65% 16.58% 8.75% 286
i 0.62%
i 14.20%
107.30 84.40 38.60 22.00 252.30 9.00 10.60
North W ales
42.53% 33.45% 15.30% 8.72% 265
i 3.70%
i 4.39%
329.00 109.90 109.20 68.40 616.50 1.80 47.72
South W ales j i
53.37% 17.83% 17.71% 11.09% 666 0.29% 8.39%

681.12 273.85 216.40 129.40 1,300.77 16.71 116.42


Wales
52.36% 21.05% 16.64% 9.95% 1417
i 1.30%
i 9.83%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each job group allocated to the
relevant function
- Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column represent headcount figures
- Percentage figures in red indicate the proportionate change represented by the FTE figures above them
- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – increase, red – decrease)

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Table 2b - Staff in Post by Area & Region

Quarter 4

Change on Year
Change on
Interventions
Management

Quarter
Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services
Other

Total
180.80 113.80 75.50 40.13 410.23 11.17 12.07
Staffordshire
44.07% 27.74% 18.40% 9.78% 496
j 2.65%
j 2.86%
79.55 49.40 27.32 19.06 175.33 0.91 6.24
W arwickshire
45.37% 28.18% 15.58% 10.87% 198
i 0.52%
i 3.69%
173.00 132.00 68.00 37.00 410.00 35.91 34.01
W est Mercia
42.20% 32.20% 16.59% 9.02% 396
i 9.60%
i 9.05%
587.20 373.40 313.00 128.50 1,402.10 62.13 115.80
W est Midlands i i
41.88% 26.63% 22.32% 9.16% 1557 4.64% 9.00%

1,020.55 668.60 483.82 224.69 2,397.66 87.78 143.98


West M idlands
42.56% 27.89% 20.18% 9.37% 2646
i 3.80%
i 6.39%
91.80 59.20 32.80 20.10 203.90 11.60 10.81
Bedfordshire
45.02% 29.03% 16.09% 9.86% 223
i 6.03%
i 5.60%
70.71 63.87 60.91 49.51 245.00 2.82 22.57
Cam bridgeshire
28.86% 26.07% 24.86% 20.21% 283
i 1.16%
i 10.15%
145.90 101.80 83.40 135.80 466.90 8.90 17.70
Essex
31.25% 21.80% 17.86% 29.09% 526
j 1.87%
i 3.94%
96.18 43.95 32.80 68.64 241.57 13.37 24.37
Hertfordshire
39.81% 18.19% 13.58% 28.41% 260
i 5.86%
i 11.22%
153.86 62.24 44.71 28.76 289.57 5.90 31.25
Norfolk i i
53.13% 21.49% 15.44% 9.93% 314 2.08% 12.10%
62.97 65.01 50.27 50.46 228.71 6.01 19.29
Suffolk
27.53% 28.42% 21.98% 22.06% 288
i 2.70%
i 9.21%

621.42 396.07 304.89 353.27 1,675.65 30.80 125.99


East of England
37.09% 23.64% 18.20% 21.08% 1894
i 1.87%
i 8.13%
205.10 129.00 89.50 114.20 537.80 12.80 27.95
Avon & Som erset
38.14% 23.99% 16.64% 21.23% 595
i 2.44%
i 5.48%
151.20 119.20 142.60 81.60 494.60 2.60 34.00
Devon & Cornwall
30.57% 24.10% 28.83% 16.50% 566
i 0.53%
i 7.38%
61.80 72.16 60.16 34.62 228.74 2.87 12.04
Dorset
27.02% 31.55% 26.30% 15.14% 278
i 1.27%
i 5.56%
74.06 46.19 43.85 22.11 186.21 2.51 12.23
Gloucestershire
39.77% 24.81% 23.55% 11.87% 211
i 1.37%
i 7.03%
106.10 25.10 30.50 17.10 178.80 6.80 32.20
W iltshire i i
59.34% 14.04% 17.06% 9.56% 192 3.95% 21.96%

598.26 391.65 366.61 269.63 1,626.15 27.58 118.42


South West
36.79% 24.08% 22.54% 16.58% 1842
i 1.73%
i 7.85%

294.90 162.70 96.80 45.10 599.50 16.90 67.13


Ham pshire
49.19% 27.14% 16.15% 7.52% 119
i 2.90%
i 12.61%
231.68 109.39 93.24 63.56 497.87 22.49 31.64
Kent
46.53% 21.97% 18.73% 12.77% 551
i 4.73%
i 6.79%
84.90 73.30 73.00 28.26 259.46 3.45 6.81
Surrey
32.72% 28.25% 28.14% 10.89% 288
j 1.31%
i 2.70%
221.71 80.71 68.84 28.91 400.17 1.87 28.83
Sussex
55.40% 20.17% 17.20% 7.22% 464
j 0.47%
i 7.76%
245.70 221.90 130.50 53.60 651.70 29.50 30.80
Tham es Valley i i
37.70% 34.05% 20.02% 8.22% 755 4.74% 4.96%

1,078.89 648.00 462.38 219.43 2,408.70 63.58 165.21


South East
44.79% 26.90% 19.20% 9.11% 2177
i 2.71%
i 7.36%

1,479.98 637.15 134.80 507.40 2,759.33 201.79 382.06


London
53.64% 23.09% 4.89% 18.39% 3120
i 7.89%
i 16.07%

9,131.95 5,279.86 3,951.36 2,698.29 21,061.45 519.39 1,306.10


NPS
43.36% 25.07% 18.76% 12.81% 22790
i 2.53%
i 6.61%

- - - - 110.10 9.90 221.30


NPD
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 112
j 8.25%
j 66.78%

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Charts 2 – Staff in Post by Region (Quarterly Time Series)

3,347.9
3,312.3
North West 3,264.7
3,213.9 3,213.3

1,307.1
1,295.4 1,297.2 1,297.6
North East

1,274.8

2,404.4
Yorkshire &
2,381.7 2,383.7
Humberside
2,364.8 2,363.7

1,886.7

1,835.4
East Midlands
1,795.4 1,794.3
1,765.1

1,300.8
1,284.1
Wales 1,243.1

1,184.4 1,192.5

2,397.7

West Midlands 2,309.9


2,300.7
2,253.7 2,247.8

1,675.6
1,644.9
East of England
1,592.2
1,549.7 1,560.5

1,626.2
1,598.6
South West
1,524.5
1,507.7 1,511.4

2,408.7

2,345.1
South East
2,274.6
2,243.5 2,251.6

2,759.3

London 2,557.5

2,377.3 2,394.5 2,394.3

21,061.5

20,542.1
NPS
20,096.9
19,755.4 19,855.8

Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

2004/05 2005/06

has not been included previously. This means that the Northamptonshire, where staff numbers have risen by
overall ratio of non management to management staff in 13.40% since last quarter (30.88 FTE). This comes on
the NPS is 8.82:1. the back of a 9.12% (19.27 FTE) increase recorded in
the same Area last quarter. There were also significant
Staff in Post by Probation Area and Region
increases of 7.89% (201.79 FTE) in London, and 6.03%
Compared to Quarter 3 05/06, the number of Areas that (11.60 FTE) in Bedfordshire. A further contribution to the
have achieved growth in staff in post has decreased overall growth during the period came from Manchester
slightly in Quarter 4 05/06. where staff numbers were up by 5.50% (73.74 FTE). As
noted in previous reports, the substantial increases in
Of the 42 Areas in the National Probation Service, 28 staff numbers in London are a direct result of the recent
(66.67%) have recorded an increase in total staff recruitment drive which has resulted in inflated active
numbers on the previous quarter. This compares to
vacancy figures in recent quarters.
growth in 35 (83.33%) Areas between Quarters 2 and 3
of 2005/2006. Overall, the NPS Areas have collectively By comparison, the losses in the remaining 15 Probation
grown by 519.39 FTE (2.53%) since last quarter. Despite Areas have been relatively small. The largest falls
growth in fewer Areas, the overall growth in the present recorded during Quarter 4 were 2.65% (11.17 FTE) in
quarter is higher than in the previous quarter thanks to Staffordshire, and 2.57% (7.64 FTE) in Durham. The
sharp rises in selected locations. change in staff in post figures in the remaining Areas
amount to less than a 2.00% decline on the figures from
The largest individual increase was observed in the previous quarter.

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Table 3a – Staff in Post by Job Group & Function
Page 8

Offender M anage me nt Inte rv entions Other Agency/Services


A

Victim Liaison
Unpaid Work
Programmes

Programmes

Interventions
Resettlement
Community
Supervision

Supervision

PO Training
Accredited

Approved
Other OM

Premises
Function

MAPPA

Prisons
Courts
Other

Other
National Probation Service

Team
FTE 2.50 0.00 12.00 1.10 0.00 0.10 0.20 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10
Deputy Chief Officer
% 3.63% 0.00% 17.44% 1.60% 0.00% 0.15% 0.29% 10.17% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.15%

FTE 17.95 1.40 57.90 5.80 1.90 3.25 4.25 20.60 0.85 0.20 0.70 2.15 5.10
Assistant Chief Officer
% 6.12% 0.48% 19.74% 1.98% 0.65% 1.11% 1.45% 7.02% 0.29% 0.07% 0.24% 0.73% 1.74%

FTE 20.30 0.00 43.80 5.30 4.00 6.20 7.00 12.48 0.00 0.00 2.80 1.00 0.80
Area/District Manager
% 13.14% 0.00% 28.35% 3.43% 2.59% 4.01% 4.53% 8.08% 0.00% 0.00% 1.81% 0.65% 0.52%

FTE 207.21 12.30 418.89 102.18 31.40 79.62 87.25 51.90 16.25 15.50 20.50 39.10 108.10
Middle Manager
% 13.02% 0.77% 26.32% 6.42% 1.97% 5.00% 5.48% 3.26% 1.02% 0.97% 1.29% 2.46% 6.79%

FTE 27.74 0.00 73.25 39.50 1.00 18.00 23.55 8.40 3.00 19.56 3.00 4.00 7.00
Senior Practitioner
% 10.29% 0.00% 27.17% 14.65% 0.37% 6.68% 8.74% 3.12% 1.11% 7.26% 1.11% 1.48% 2.60%

FTE 1,412.00 124.24 2,171.99 288.55 8.00 54.11 55.20 88.80 20.60 47.14 8.00 195.78 430.44
Probation Officer
% 26.99% 2.38% 41.52% 5.52% 0.15% 1.03% 1.06% 1.70% 0.39% 0.90% 0.15% 3.74% 8.23%

FTE 3.80 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 112.91 0.00 0.00 0.00
Professional Developm ent Advisor
% 1.86% 0.49% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 55.14% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,013.20 0.00 0.00 0.00
Trainee Probation Officer
% 1.42% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 80.15% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 6.80 0.00 0.00 156.17 0.00 1.00 7.68 2.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.30
Treatm ent Manager
% 3.82% 0.00% 0.00% 87.76% 0.00% 0.56% 4.32% 1.12% 0.00% 1.12% 0.00% 0.00% 1.29%

FTE 879.23 64.66 1,582.14 784.48 170.29 381.38 1,319.35 190.01 120.84 0.00 2.00 331.31 341.01
Probation Services Officer
% 13.81% 1.02% 24.85% 12.32% 2.67% 5.99% 20.72% 2.98% 1.90% 0.00% 0.03% 5.20% 5.36%

FTE 0.00 1.00 3.00 8.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00
Psychologist
% 0.00% 5.00% 15.00% 40.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 20.00% 0.00% 0.00% 15.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 13.00 0.00 5.80 8.90 24.21 239.81 161.52 12.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other Operational Staff
% 2.56% 0.00% 1.14% 1.75% 4.77% 47.24% 31.82% 2.50% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 728.54 60.67 1,136.00 174.82 41.90 114.44 267.10 89.54 35.71 7.44 14.40 232.68 13.21
Support Staff - Adm inistration
% 16.19% 1.35% 25.24% 3.88% 0.93% 2.54% 5.93% 1.99% 0.79% 0.17% 0.32% 5.17% 0.29%

FTE 8.84 0.00 1.40 7.36 2.00 27.28 19.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00
Support Staff - Other
% 3.98% 0.00% 0.63% 3.32% 0.90% 12.30% 8.59% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.45% 0.00%

FTE 2.00 0.00 12.60 7.22 4.80 12.50 21.00 2.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.67
Other Staff
% 1.06% 0.00% 6.67% 3.82% 2.54% 6.62% 11.12% 1.43% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.35%

NPS T otal FTE 3,347.91 265.27 5,518.77 1,589.38 289.50 937.69 1,973.16 490.13 197.25 1,217.95 54.40 807.02 908.73
% 15.90% 1.26% 26.20% 7.55% 1.37% 4.45% 9.37% 2.33% 0.94% 5.78% 0.26% 3.83% 4.31%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each job group allocated to the relevant work area within each function
Table 3b – Staff in Post by Job Group & Function

Other Agency/Services Corporate Services

Information &
Secondments

Partnerships
Development
Other - Not

Resources

Training &

Comms &

Consortia
Probation
Research,
Relations
Specified

Training
Finance

Boards
Human

Public
YOTS

Other

Other
National Probation Service T otal

CJIP

IT
FTE 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 12.64 7.00 1.70 1.10 1.53 0.00 3.00 1.00 15.83 68.80
Deputy Chief Officer
% 0.00% 0.00% 2.91% 0.00% 18.37% 10.17% 2.47% 1.60% 2.22% 0.00% 4.36% 1.45% 23.01%

FTE 0.30 0.20 53.00 2.00 16.91 19.66 1.00 0.83 17.50 6.43 4.90 4.20 44.36 293.34
Assistant Chief Officer
% 0.10% 0.07% 18.07% 0.68% 5.76% 6.70% 0.34% 0.28% 5.97% 2.19% 1.67% 1.43% 15.12%

FTE 0.00 2.00 7.80 4.00 3.00 7.00 2.00 0.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 154.48
Area/District Manager
% 0.00% 1.29% 5.05% 2.59% 1.94% 4.53% 1.29% 0.00% 1.94% 1.29% 0.00% 0.00% 12.95%

FTE 4.00 13.00 73.86 11.80 34.41 48.91 29.30 13.31 60.61 24.00 0.90 13.80 73.30 1,591.40
Middle Manager
% 0.25% 0.82% 4.64% 0.74% 2.16% 3.07% 1.84% 0.84% 3.81% 1.51% 0.06% 0.87% 4.61%

FTE 2.00 1.00 12.55 0.60 0.00 2.00 14.60 0.00 1.00 0.80 0.00 6.00 1.00 269.55
Senior Practitioner
% 0.74% 0.37% 4.66% 0.22% 0.00% 0.74% 5.42% 0.00% 0.37% 0.30% 0.00% 2.23% 0.37%

FTE 197.47 15.60 49.70 29.90 1.00 4.50 12.10 0.50 3.00 4.50 0.00 1.00 7.00 5,231.12
Probation Officer
% 3.77% 0.30% 0.95% 0.57% 0.02% 0.09% 0.23% 0.01% 0.06% 0.09% 0.00% 0.02% 0.13%

FTE 1.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 37.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 47.06 0.00 204.77
Professional Developm ent Advisor
% 0.49% 0.00% 0.49% 0.49% 0.00% 0.00% 18.07% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 22.98% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 233.00 0.00 1,264.20
Trainee Probation Officer
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 18.43% 0.00%

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 0.00 177.95
Treatm ent Manager
% 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%

FTE 26.00 63.40 50.11 35.70 0.00 0.00 6.60 0.50 10.50 2.80 0.00 0.00 4.02 6,366.33
Probation Services Officer
% 0.41% 1.00% 0.79% 0.56% 0.00% 0.00% 0.10% 0.01% 0.16% 0.04% 0.00% 0.00% 0.06%

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 1.00 20.00
Psychologist
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.00%

FTE 0.00 6.80 6.86 4.00 3.55 5.27 2.19 1.00 9.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 507.61
Other Operational Staff
% 0.00% 1.34% 1.35% 0.79% 0.70% 1.04% 0.43% 0.20% 1.77% 0.59% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 4.40 22.30 27.50 5.23 217.43 179.27 92.69 19.62 282.91 22.20 11.02 35.69 664.45 4,501.16
Support Staff - Adm inistration
% 0.10% 0.50% 0.61% 0.12% 4.83% 3.98% 2.06% 0.44% 6.29% 0.49% 0.24% 0.79% 14.76%

FTE 0.00 0.00 3.60 4.53 26.94 26.80 9.04 2.80 63.72 1.00 0.00 1.76 14.73 221.86
Support Staff - Other
% 0.00% 0.00% 1.62% 2.04% 12.14% 12.08% 4.07% 1.26% 28.72% 0.45% 0.00% 0.79% 6.64%

FTE 15.30 0.00 1.00 3.50 10.79 23.64 4.00 3.40 49.65 3.00 0.80 2.50 7.81 188.88
Other Staff
% 8.10% 0.00% 0.53% 1.85% 5.71% 12.52% 2.12% 1.80% 26.29% 1.59% 0.42% 1.32% 4.13%
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NPS T otal FTE 250.47 124.30 288.98 102.26 326.67 324.05 212.22 43.06 502.42 69.73 20.62 346.01 853.50 21,061.45
% 1.19% 0.59% 1.37% 0.49% 1.55% 1.54% 1.01% 0.20% 2.39% 0.33% 0.10% 1.64% 4.05%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each job group allocated to the relevant work area within each function
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Table 4a – Staff in Post by Region & Function

Offender M anage me nt Interve ntions Agency/Serv ice s


Other A

Victim Liaison
Unpaid Work
Programmes

Programmes

Interventions
Resettlement
Community
Supervision

Supervision

PO Training
Accredited

Approved
Other OM

Premises
Function

MAPPA

Prisons
Courts
Other

Other
Team
National Probation Service

FTE 332.52 112.93 1,216.74 237.57 26.42 169.89 269.29 55.95 11.29 196.76 14.00 103.83 120.11
North W est
% 9.93% 3.37% 36.34% 7.10% 0.79% 5.07% 8.04% 1.67% 0.34% 5.88% 0.42% 3.10% 3.59%

FTE 402.95 0.00 75.73 113.52 10.00 35.92 124.95 78.81 7.00 98.04 5.90 87.85 72.74
North East
% 31.61% 0.00% 5.94% 8.90% 0.78% 2.82% 9.80% 6.18% 0.55% 7.69% 0.46% 6.89% 5.71%

FTE 366.89 0.00 531.97 191.77 2.80 123.44 268.16 88.77 38.70 138.29 3.00 163.37 123.50
Yorkshire & Hum berside
% 15.39% 0.00% 22.32% 8.04% 0.12% 5.18% 11.25% 3.72% 1.62% 5.80% 0.13% 6.85% 5.18%

FTE 273.50 49.60 288.90 116.41 20.80 87.24 186.53 56.30 15.80 114.00 9.50 106.44 130.40
East Midlands
% 14.50% 2.63% 15.31% 6.17% 1.10% 4.62% 9.89% 2.98% 0.84% 6.04% 0.50% 5.64% 6.91%

FTE 342.00 0.00 339.12 71.90 9.00 41.65 104.10 47.20 14.10 116.60 6.00 1.00 33.00
W ales
% 26.29% 0.00% 26.07% 5.53% 0.69% 3.20% 8.00% 3.63% 1.08% 8.96% 0.46% 0.08% 2.54%

FTE 790.45 22.80 207.30 198.00 63.60 131.60 231.40 44.00 29.70 139.72 5.00 165.10 61.00
W est Midlands
% 32.97% 0.95% 8.65% 8.26% 2.65% 5.49% 9.65% 1.84% 1.24% 5.83% 0.21% 6.89% 2.54%

FTE 212.67 5.00 403.75 131.03 36.27 75.52 116.55 36.70 16.18 102.90 6.19 65.44 68.51
East of England
% 12.69% 0.30% 24.10% 7.82% 2.16% 4.51% 6.96% 2.19% 0.97% 6.14% 0.37% 3.91% 4.09%

FTE 168.45 64.04 365.77 123.73 63.10 76.08 116.44 12.30 14.80 123.00 4.21 83.19 81.08
South W est
% 10.36% 3.94% 22.49% 7.61% 3.88% 4.68% 7.16% 0.76% 0.91% 7.56% 0.26% 5.12% 4.99%

FTE 458.48 10.90 609.51 193.35 46.51 103.07 240.97 64.10 22.48 188.64 0.60 30.80 163.55
South East
% 19.03% 0.45% 25.30% 8.03% 1.93% 4.28% 10.00% 2.66% 0.93% 7.83% 0.02% 1.28% 6.79%

FTE 0.00 0.00 1,479.98 212.10 11.00 93.28 314.77 6.00 27.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 54.84
London
% 0.00% 0.00% 53.64% 7.69% 0.40% 3.38% 11.41% 0.22% 0.99% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.99%

FTE 3,347.91 265.27 5,518.77 1,589.38 289.50 937.69 1,973.16 490.13 197.25 1,217.95 54.40 807.02 908.73
NPS
% 15.90% 1.26% 26.20% 7.55% 1.37% 4.45% 9.37% 2.33% 0.94% 5.78% 0.26% 3.83% 4.31%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each Region allocated to the relevant work area within each function
Table 4b – Staff in Post by Region & Function

Othe r Agency/Se rvices Corporate Serv


vices

Comms & Public

Information & IT
Secondments

Partnerships
Development
Other - Not

Resources

Training &

Consortia
Research,

Probation
Relations
Specified

Training
Finance

Human

Boards
YOTS

Other

Other
CJIP
National Probation Service T otal

FTE 26.00 6.00 32.50 32.03 41.67 52.92 27.61 9.22 77.47 7.59 0.85 13.44 153.34 3,347.94
North W est
% 0.78% 0.18% 0.97% 0.96% 1.24% 1.58% 0.82% 0.28% 2.31% 0.23% 0.03% 0.40% 4.58%

FTE 16.20 6.00 27.36 0.00 19.67 18.95 12.83 3.00 22.43 1.00 1.00 4.80 28.17 1,274.82
North East
% 1.27% 0.47% 2.15% 0.00% 1.54% 1.49% 1.01% 0.24% 1.76% 0.08% 0.08% 0.38% 2.21%

FTE 29.10 4.00 65.35 5.50 44.13 33.20 13.20 4.40 59.31 6.80 0.81 5.20 72.06 2,383.72
Yorkshire & Hum berside
% 1.22% 0.17% 2.74% 0.23% 1.85% 1.39% 0.55% 0.18% 2.49% 0.29% 0.03% 0.22% 3.02%

FTE 27.00 91.70 19.40 33.80 24.83 25.50 15.20 4.30 45.20 10.10 1.00 1.00 132.27 1,886.72
East Midlands
% 1.43% 4.86% 1.03% 1.79% 1.32% 1.35% 0.81% 0.23% 2.40% 0.54% 0.05% 0.05% 7.01%

FTE 25.10 6.00 13.60 1.00 24.10 22.00 23.10 1.90 36.50 0.00 2.70 6.00 13.10 1,300.77
W ales
% 1.93% 0.46% 1.05% 0.08% 1.85% 1.69% 1.78% 0.15% 2.81% 0.00% 0.21% 0.46% 1.01%

FTE 39.10 1.00 30.60 12.60 48.83 35.95 19.50 2.00 55.40 28.11 8.90 12.50 13.50 2,397.66
W est Midlands
% 1.63% 0.04% 1.28% 0.53% 2.04% 1.50% 0.81% 0.08% 2.31% 1.17% 0.37% 0.52% 0.56%

FTE 16.57 8.60 14.50 6.00 17.58 28.15 30.59 5.44 44.68 5.33 2.52 10.80 208.18 1,675.65
East of England
% 0.99% 0.51% 0.87% 0.36% 1.05% 1.68% 1.83% 0.32% 2.67% 0.32% 0.15% 0.64% 12.42%

FTE 26.00 0.00 26.50 7.83 19.68 27.39 14.00 1.80 44.65 5.50 0.44 2.76 153.41 1,626.15
South W est
% 1.60% 0.00% 1.63% 0.48% 1.21% 1.68% 0.86% 0.11% 2.75% 0.34% 0.03% 0.17% 9.43%

FTE 31.80 1.00 20.01 3.50 27.98 37.80 26.39 6.00 49.38 5.30 2.40 9.50 54.68 2,408.70
South East
% 1.32% 0.04% 0.83% 0.15% 1.16% 1.57% 1.10% 0.25% 2.05% 0.22% 0.10% 0.39% 2.27%

FTE 13.60 0.00 39.16 0.00 58.20 42.19 29.80 5.00 67.40 0.00 0.00 280.01 24.80 2,759.33
London
% 0.49% 0.00% 1.42% 0.00% 2.11% 1.53% 1.08% 0.18% 2.44% 0.00% 0.00% 10.15% 0.90%

FTE 250.47 124.30 288.98 102.26 326.67 324.05 212.22 43.06 502.42 69.73 20.62 346.01 853.50 21,061.45
NPS
% 1.19% 0.59% 1.37% 0.49% 1.55% 1.54% 1.01% 0.20% 2.39% 0.33% 0.10% 1.64% 4.05%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each Region allocated to the relevant work area within each function
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Table 5 – Staff in Post by Region & Job Group

Probation Services
Senior Practitioner

Trainee Probation
Probation Officer
Middle Manager
Assistant Chief

Support Staff -
Deputy Chief

Area/District

Development
Professional

Other Staff
Treatment
Manager

Manager
Advisor
Officer

Officer

Officer

Officer

Other
N atio n a l P ro b atio n S e rvic e T otal

FTE 7.00 34.85 28.00 238.59 27.81 992.52 12.76 175.00 33.68 903.30 13.61 17.67 3,347.94
North W es t
% 0.21% 1.04% 0.84% 7.13% 0.83% 29.65% 0.38% 5.23% 1.01% 26.98% 0.41% 0.53%

FTE 8.00 17.00 10.88 97.90 20.00 356.75 18.50 75.00 14.10 379.97 26.34 2.00 1,274.82
North E as t
% 0.63% 1.33% 0.85% 7.68% 1.57% 27.98% 1.45% 5.88% 1.11% 29.81% 2.07% 0.16%

FTE 7.00 39.81 15.80 186.50 58.56 600.18 27.69 107.60 0.00 682.87 6.20 1.00 2,383.72
Yorks hire & Hum bers ide
% 0.29% 1.67% 0.66% 7.82% 2.46% 25.18% 1.16% 4.51% 0.00% 28.65% 0.26% 0.04%

FTE 3.00 32.67 0.00 134.83 1.00 457.60 9.40 90.00 15.20 623.35 2.50 22.80 1,886.72
E as t Midlands
% 0.16% 1.73% 0.00% 7.15% 0.05% 24.25% 0.50% 4.77% 0.81% 33.04% 0.13% 1.21%

FTE 5.00 20.60 18.00 82.80 34.30 314.60 10.90 104.00 6.00 389.17 19.10 5.00 1,300.77
W ales
% 0.38% 1.58% 1.38% 6.37% 2.64% 24.19% 0.84% 8.00% 0.46% 29.92% 1.47% 0.38%

FTE 6.70 18.80 31.60 194.45 19.73 657.23 28.72 114.00 18.40 620.22 41.60 39.10 2,397.66
W es t Midlands
% 0.28% 0.78% 1.32% 8.11% 0.82% 27.41% 1.20% 4.75% 0.77% 25.87% 1.74% 1.63%

FTE 0.00 33.91 0.80 175.56 20.70 351.38 17.00 107.60 24.75 570.84 9.58 20.09 1,675.65
E as t of E ngland
% 0.00% 2.02% 0.05% 10.48% 1.24% 20.97% 1.01% 6.42% 1.48% 34.07% 0.57% 1.20%

FTE 4.00 19.50 35.40 106.20 58.20 356.45 14.60 100.00 18.00 484.03 76.55 12.02 1,626.15
S outh W es t
% 0.25% 1.20% 2.18% 6.53% 3.58% 21.92% 0.90% 6.15% 1.11% 29.77% 4.71% 0.74%

FTE 16.10 20.20 14.00 186.93 29.25 530.95 28.90 158.00 22.60 775.16 24.98 69.20 2,408.70
S outh E as t
% 0.67% 0.84% 0.58% 7.76% 1.21% 22.04% 1.20% 6.56% 0.94% 32.18% 1.04% 2.87%

FTE 12.00 56.00 0.00 187.64 0.00 613.46 36.30 233.00 25.22 937.42 1.40 0.00 2,759.33
London
% 0.43% 2.03% 0.00% 6.80% 0.00% 22.23% 1.32% 8.44% 0.91% 33.97% 0.05% 0.00%

FTE 68.80 293.34 154.48 1,591.40 269.55 5,231.12 204.77 1,264.20 177.95 6,366.33 221.86 188.88 21,061.45
NPS
% 0.33% 1.39% 0.73% 7.56% 1.28% 24.84% 0.97% 6.00% 0.84% 30.23% 1.05% 0.90%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total staff in each Region allocated to each job group
Chart 3 – Distribution of Staff in Post by Function

30% 50%

45%
25%
40%

20% 35%
30%
15% 25%
20%
10%
15%

5% 10%
5%
0% 0%

Management

Corporate
Interventions

Agency/Services

Services
Offender

Other
Offender M anagement Interventio ns Other A gency/Services Co rpo rate Services
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Chart 4 – Ranked Distribution of Staff in Post by Job Group

35%

30%

25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

0%

At a regional level, 8 out of the total of 10 in the NPS or 16.07%). Approximately 60% of Probation Areas grew
have recorded an increase in staff numbers since last by 5.00% or more during the 2005/2006 financial year.
quarter. The largest increase in a single Region was
Of the 6 Areas that have recorded a drop in staff
recorded in London, where the number of staff in post
numbers relative to a year ago, the largest decreases are
has increased by 7.89%. The remaining Regions that
apparent in North Yorkshire (down 15.96 FTE or 6.65%),
achieved growth during the quarter were generally up by
Durham (down 12.75 FTE or 4.22%), and Lancashire
less then 3.00%, with the smallest increase recorded in
(down 20.25 FTE or 3.42%). The remaining 3 Areas
Wales where staff in post figures increased by just 1.30%
recorded decreases of less than 3.00%.
(16.71 FTE)
At a regional level, the pattern of year on year growth is
The two Regions reporting a decline in staff numbers
evident in 9 of the 10 Probation Regions. The largest
between quarters were the North East and Yorkshire &
increase across the 2005/2006 financial year was
Humberside, which were down by 1.75% (22.77 FTE)
recorded in London (up by 16.07% as above), with
and 0.86% (20.64 FTE) respectively.
Wales the next largest at 9.83% (116.42 FTE) up on a
Year on year growth continues to be strong and year ago. The only region showing a decline in overall
widespread. Thirty six of the 42 Probation Areas finished staffing levels was the North East where there are now
Quarter 4 2005/2006 with more staff than they had at the 1.59% fewer staff than at the end of 2004/2005 financial
close of the same quarter a year previously. Collectively, year.
the NPS grew by 1,306.10 FTE across the 12 month
Ongoing widespread growth in PSO numbers, and even
period, a year on year increase of 6.61%.
larger increases in the ‘Support Administration’ job group
Wiltshire has recorded the largest year on year increase, continue to drive the overall increase in staff numbers in
having grown by 21.96% (32.20 FTE) in the past year. the NPS in the present quarter, and are the basis of the
Similarly large percentage increases have been recorded majority of the increase in staff numbers seen across the
in Northamptonshire (40.66 FTE or 18.42%), Dyfed financial year.
Powys (26.00 FTE or 17.59%), and London (382.06 FTE

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2 STARTERS & LEAVERS
Throughout this section there is extensive reference to group. Having said that, internal transfers do not form
attrition rates. An attrition rate is calculated as the total part of the calculation of attrition rates at National,
number of leavers during the period referred to (e.g. a Regional, or Area level. They are only used in calculating
quarter or financial year), divided by the average number attrition rates within a job group.
of staff in post across the same period, and shown as a
National Figures
percentage figure. While the formula for calculating
attrition remains consistent, there is some variation in the In Quarter 4 05/06 the attrition rate for the National
types of leavers that are included and excluded in the Probation Service as a whole (excluding NPD) was
calculation depending on the way in which the data is 2.11% (424.91 FTE leavers during the quarter). This
grouped. The main variations are as follows: represents a 0.29% decrease on the attrition rate at the
end of last quarter (2.40%), but is up slightly on the
National Level - Calculations do not include those
attrition rate for the same quarter a year ago (2.03%).
leavers who have transferred within the service (i.e. from
one Area to another), as they do not represent a loss During the quarter there were 778.61 FTE starters
from the NPS as a whole. (excluding the NPD) who joined the organisation as
either completely new or returning staff. The ratio of
Regional Level – Includes transfers within the service
starters to leavers for Quarter 4 2005/2006 is therefore
where staff have transferred from an Area inside a
1.83:1, which is consistent with the growth in staff in post
Region to an Area outside of that Region. Area to Area
seen this quarter.
transfer within a Region are not included.
The full year attrition rate at the close of the 2005/2006
Area Level - Includes all leavers, irrespective of whether
financial year stands at 9.42%. This is up slightly on the
or not they have transferred within the NPS, as they
9.21% recorded for the 12 months to the end of Quarter
represent a loss from that Area.
3 05/06, but is an improvement on the 10.06% recorded
In addition, the current quarter is the first one in which for the 2004/2005 financial year. This equates to 1888.34
internal (within an Area) transfers have been included in FTE leavers across the financial year.
attrition rate calculations. Previously these transfers have
Starters & Leavers by Job Group
not been regarded as constituting a leaver, as the
individual remained employed with the organisation but The attrition rate for the main Probation Officer grades
in a different capacity. However, this type of transfer (Probation Officers and Senior Practitioners combined)
accounts for a significant amount of movement of staff, during Quarter 4 05/06 was 2.44%, and equates to
and is pertinent when looking at attrition rates by job 131.28 leavers during the quarter. This compares to a

Table 6 – Starters & Leavers Summary by Job Group

Starters Leavers Attrition Rate


Starters:Leavers

Quarter Rate
Ratio of
New Starts

Change on

Change on
Year Rate
Transfers

Transfers

Transfers

Transfers

Quarter
Leavers
Internal

Internal
Service

Service

National Probation Se rv ice


Total

Total

Year
Deputy Chief Officer 2.00 - 5.00 7.00 5.00 - 0.00 5.00 1.40 : 1 8.08% i 6.26% 16.03% j 3.77%

Assistant Chief Officer 1.00 - 2.00 3.00 8.00 - 3.00 11.00 1 : 3.67 3.80% i 2.25% 9.17% i 3.83%
Area/District Manager 0.00 - 11.00 11.00 2.00 - 3.00 5.00 2.20 : 1 3.46% i 2.81% 9.33% i 1.26%
Middle Manager 12.20 - 16.80 29.00 21.71 - 12.00 33.71 1 : 1.16 2.13% i 0.37% 9.39% j 0.56%
Senior Practitioner 2.00 - 12.50 14.50 2.00 - 1.00 3.00 4.83 : 1 0.94% j 1.80% 14.48% j 0.47%
Probation Officer 19.90 - 76.00 95.90 92.28 - 36.00 128.28 1 : 1.34 2.53% j 0.81% 11.39% i 0.35%

Professional Developm ent Advisor 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 2.10 - 11.00 13.10 - 13.38% i 13.38% 26.77% i 26.77%

Trainee Probation Officer 24.00 - 3.00 27.00 19.00 - 62.00 81.00 1 : 3.00 6.31% j 27.25% 52.57% i 3.92%
Treatm ent Manager 2.00 - 4.00 6.00 1.10 - 3.00 4.10 1.46 : 1 5.16% i 5.16% 10.32% i 10.32%

Probation Services Officer 354.39 - 40.90 395.29 140.65 - 10.00 150.65 2.62 : 1 2.46% j 1.71% 13.11% j 2.33%
Psychologist 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 - 0.00% 0.00% 8.65% j 5.33%
Other Operational Staff 25.63 - 1.00 26.63 13.30 - 23.10 36.40 1 : 1.37 7.66% j 0.30% 28.80% i 1.62%

Support Staff - Adm inistration 314.03 - 35.60 349.63 106.27 - 46.17 152.44 2.29 : 1 3.78% j 1.10% 17.06% j 0.69%
Support Staff - Other 13.66 - 2.67 16.33 6.00 - 14.10 20.10 1 : 1.23 6.83% j 0.33% 25.36% i 3.22%

Other Staff 7.80 - 35.40 43.20 5.50 - 21.50 27.00 1.60 : 1 11.64% i 9.52% 22.31% i 8.95%

NPS T otal 778.61 - - 778.61 424.91 - - 424.91 1.83 : 1 2.11% j 0.29% 9.42% i 0.22%

- The starters to leavers ratios are colour coded as follows: red indicates that leavers exceed starters, and green indicates the opposite
- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – decrease, red – increase)

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Charts 5a & 5b – Rolling Annualised Attrition Rate by Job Group (Quarterly Time Series)

22.22% 10.32%
21.60% 21.08%
19.80%
Deputy Chief Officer Treatment Manager
16.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

9.17% 20.02% 20.48%


Assistant Chief Probation Services
16.74%
Officer Officer 15.44%
5.33% 5.62% 5.57% 5.34% 13.11%

137.04% 141.67%
11.24%

Area/District Manager 9.33% Psychologist


8.26% 33.67%
8.01% 8.07% 13.98% 8.65%

28.80%
10.85% 10.85% 27.19%
Other Operational 25.40% 25.38%
Middle Manager 10.01% 9.95% Staff
9.39% 20.27%

17.49% 17.57% 17.89%


17.77% 17.75%
14.95% Support Staff - 17.57%
Senior Practitioner 14.48%
Administration
17.06%
10.66%

25.24% 25.36%
11.39% 24.33%
11.04%
10.65% Support Staff - Other 22.14%
Probation Officer 10.03%
9.31% 18.69%

26.77% 22.31%

Professional Other Staff 17.65%


Development Advisor 15.89%
12.89% 13.36%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

52.57%
48.65% 9.52% 9.42%
Trainee Probation Total 9.23% 9.21%
Officer 38.49% 9.01%
31.82% 32.11%

Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

2004/05 2005/06 2004/05 2005/06

rate of 3.30% for Quarter 3 05/06, and is a significant full 04/05 financial year to 17.06% by the end of the
improvement. current financial year.
Counterbalancing the leavers there were 110.40 FTE You will note in chart 5a above that the attrition rate for
starters in the main Probation Officer Grades during the TPOs has ballooned rapidly over the last 3 quarters. The
quarter, all of whom were new to the Service or returning reason for this is the inclusion of internal transfers in the
following a break in service. attrition rate calculation for this job group. This is
designed to capture the flow through of TPOs to PO
This means that the ratio of starter to leavers for the
posts, and a result it gives the impression that TPOs
main Probation Officer grades during Quarter 4 was
have been leaving in droves over the last 3 quarters. In
1:1.19, indicating a small net loss in staff. This is
reality this is simply reflects the large number of TPOs
consistent with the falling staff numbers for both of the
graduating and taking up PO posts over recent quarters.
relevant job groups.
Although these staff are being lost to the TPO group,
The full year attrition rate for the same group during the they are not leaving the organisation and therefore do
2005/2006 financial year was 11.59%, equating to not represent a loss nationally.
620.32 FTE leavers across the period. This is up by
Starters & Leavers by Probation Area and Region
0.28% on the rate for the 12 month period to the end of
last quarter (11.31%), and is also significantly up on the Of the 42 Probation Areas that comprise the NPS, 28
rate for the 04/05 financial year (9.40%). reported a starter to leaver ratio consistent with net gain
in staff numbers. This compares to 35 Areas with a net
By comparison, attrition rates in the PSO and ‘Support
gain ratio in Quarter 3 05/06.
Administration’ job groups have shown significant
improvement across the financial year, and this has While the proportion of Areas achieving a growth ratio
contributed to the substantial increases in staff in post has dropped slightly, the growth in staff in post has
seen in both cases. continued to be strong across the NPS as a whole. This
reflects the fact that while not all Areas are consistently
The full year attrition rate for PSOs across the 05/06
making gains in staff numbers, those that are (London
financial year was 13.11%. This is down from the 15.44%
being the most obvious example) are making
recorded for the year to Quarter 3 05/06, and drastically
increasingly large gains, which has the effect of keeping
down on the 20.02% attrition rate for the 2004/2005
the national staff in post figure climbing steadily.
financial year.
In terms of attrition rate, the picture for Quarter 4 is fairly
In similar but less dramatic fashion the support Staff
mixed, with a wide range of increases and decreases
Administration attrition rate is down from 17.75% for the
across the Service.

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Table 7 – Starters & Leavers Summary by Area & Region

Starters Leavers Attrition Rate

Starters:Leavers

Quarter Rate
Ratio of
New Starts

Change on

Change on
Year Rate
Transfers

Transfers

Quarter
Leavers
Service

Service
Total

Total

Year
Cum bria 4.23 1.00 5.23 3.00 0.00 3.00 1.74 : 1 1.58% j 2.52% 7.66% j 0.17%
Cheshire 16.75 2.00 18.75 6.45 0.00 6.45 2.91 : 1 1.69% j 1.63% 11.24% j 0.24%
Greater Manchester 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.00% j 2.99% 12.84% i 1.45%

Lancashire 6.00 0.00 6.00 9.10 5.00 14.10 1 : 2.35 2.45% j 0.98% 10.26% i 1.24%

Merseyside 19.85 1.00 20.85 23.42 3.00 26.42 1 : 1.27 3.37% i 2.10% 8.87% i 2.09%
North West 46.83 4.00 50.83 41.97 4.00 45.97 1.11 : 1 1.77% j 0.90% 10.56% i 1.13%
Durham 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 1.00 4.00 - 1.36% i 0.01% 5.50% i 0.06%
Northum bria 6.00 0.00 6.00 15.00 2.00 17.00 1 : 2.83 2.56% i 0.50% 7.69% i 0.04%
Teesside 8.00 1.00 9.00 9.00 0.00 9.00 1:1 2.74% j 0.51% 11.27% j 0.54%

North East 14.00 1.00 15.00 27.00 2.00 29.00 1 : 1.93 2.25% i 0.13% 7.96% i 0.05%
Hum berside 7.10 2.00 9.10 6.61 0.00 6.61 1.38 : 1 1.39% j 0.26% 6.08% j 1.82%
North Yorkshire 4.00 0.00 4.00 4.00 1.00 5.00 1 : 1.25 2.24% j 1.40% 14.41% i 2.41%
South Yorkshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 14.80 0.00 14.80 - 2.25% i 0.14% 8.00% j 0.02%
W est Yorkshire 13.00 0.00 13.00 26.00 0.00 26.00 1 : 2.00 2.51% j 0.02% 9.58% i 0.68%
Yorkshire & Humberside 24.10 2.00 26.10 51.41 1.00 52.41 1 : 2.01 2.19% j 0.11% 8.76% i 0.37%
Derbyshire 7.10 0.00 7.10 5.80 1.00 6.80 1.04 : 1 1.88% j 0.88% 9.58% j 0.02%
Leicestershire 24.00 3.00 27.00 8.00 5.00 13.00 2.08 : 1 2.76% j 0.29% 11.35% j 0.21%
Lincolnshire 12.00 0.00 12.00 2.00 0.00 2.00 6.00 : 1 0.85% j 1.55% 11.46% j 1.65%

Northam ptonshire 13.00 1.00 14.00 7.00 6.00 13.00 1.08 : 1 5.29% i 1.66% 16.69% i 2.41%
Nottingham shire 22.60 0.00 22.60 11.80 1.00 12.80 1.77 : 1 2.33% j 1.99% 11.86% j 1.41%

East M idlands 78.70 4.00 82.70 34.60 9.00 43.60 1.90 : 1 2.34% j 1.07% 11.43% j 0.39%
Dyfed Powys 10.48 0.00 10.48 1.00 0.00 1.00 10.48 : 1 0.59% j 1.26% 3.20% j 0.13%
Gwent 3.60 0.00 3.60 2.00 0.00 2.00 1.80 : 1 0.78% j 2.49% 13.21% j 0.45%

North W ales 13.30 0.00 13.30 3.90 0.00 3.90 3.41 : 1 1.57% j 0.79% 7.01% j 0.53%
South W ales 12.60 2.00 14.60 14.30 1.00 15.30 1 : 1.05 2.48% i 1.01% 9.13% j 0.47%
Wales 39.98 2.00 41.98 21.20 1.00 22.20 1.89 : 1 1.72% j 0.17% 8.41% j 1.08%

Staffordshire 1.00 5.00 6.00 11.00 6.00 17.00 1 : 2.83 4.09% i 1.48% 9.83% i 2.93%
W arwickshire 2.00 1.00 3.00 3.75 0.00 3.75 1 : 1.25 2.14% i 0.86% 8.52% i 0.36%
W est Mercia 17.60 0.00 17.60 6.30 3.20 9.50 1.85 : 1 2.42% i 0.05% 15.98% j 0.05%
W est Midlands 47.72 0.00 47.72 24.60 3.00 27.60 1.73 : 1 2.01% j 0.16% 7.18% i 0.95%
We st M idlands 68.32 6.00 74.32 45.65 2.00 47.65 1.56 : 1 2.02% j 0.20% 7.91% i 0.77%
Bedfordshire 17.00 2.00 19.00 7.00 2.00 9.00 2.11 : 1 4.54% i 3.51% 10.28% j 0.14%
Cam bridgeshire 5.67 1.00 6.67 7.41 0.00 7.41 1 : 1.11 3.04% j 2.01% 13.01% j 0.32%
Essex 11.70 0.00 11.70 10.50 2.00 12.50 1 : 1.07 2.65% i 1.07% 11.88% j 0.11%
Hertfordshire 17.22 0.00 17.22 7.44 0.00 7.44 2.31 : 1 3.17% j 1.72% 17.76% j 0.96%
Norfolk 9.00 5.00 14.00 8.00 1.00 9.00 1.56 : 1 3.14% i 1.35% 11.39% i 0.41%
Suffolk 3.12 2.00 5.12 1.19 0.50 1.69 3.02 : 1 0.74% j 1.10% 9.56% j 3.06%
East of England 63.71 10.00 73.71 41.54 3.00 44.54 1.65 : 1 2.68% i 0.22% 11.37% j 0.23%
Avon & Som erset 14.80 1.00 15.80 13.00 1.00 14.00 1.13 : 1 2.63% i 0.42% 10.80% j 0.15%
Devon & Cornwall 10.80 0.00 10.80 10.00 0.00 10.00 1.08 : 1 2.03% i 0.35% 7.80% j 0.14%
Dorset 7.90 1.00 8.90 5.21 0.50 5.71 1.56 : 1 2.51% j 0.64% 9.01% j 0.12%
Gloucestershire 3.86 1.00 4.86 3.00 0.00 3.00 1.62 : 1 1.62% j 1.43% 14.08% j 0.24%
W iltshire 6.90 0.00 6.90 1.50 3.00 4.50 1.53 : 1 2.57% j 1.61% 15.05% j 1.06%
South West 44.26 3.00 47.26 32.71 4.50 37.21 1.27 : 1 2.31% j 0.17% 9.99% i 0.05%
Ham pshire 29.50 0.00 29.50 16.50 0.00 16.50 1.79 : 1 2.79% j 0.61% 12.03% j 0.36%
Kent 31.93 3.00 34.93 14.03 0.00 14.03 2.49 : 1 2.88% i 0.90% 11.62% j 0.04%
Surrey 11.10 2.00 13.10 13.80 2.00 15.80 1 : 1.21 6.05% i 1.21% 18.70% i 3.54%
Sussex 18.00 1.00 19.00 12.00 6.00 18.00 1.06 : 1 4.49% i 1.42% 14.77% i 1.03%
Tham es Valley 39.60 3.00 42.60 17.40 1.00 18.40 2.32 : 1 2.89% j 1.86% 18.17% j 1.06%
South East 130.13 9.00 139.13 73.73 4.00 77.73 1.79 : 1 3.27% j 0.16% 14.08% i 0.44%
London 268.58 0.00 268.58 55.10 1.00 56.10 4.79 : 1 2.11% j 0.71% 9.79% j 0.69%
NPS 778.61 - 778.61 424.91 - 424.91 1.83 : 1 2.11% j 0.29% 9.42% i 0.22%
NPD 8.00 - 8.00 14.00 - 14.00 1 : 1.75

- The starters to leavers ratios are colour coded as follows: red indicates that leavers exceed starters, and
green indicates the opposite
- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – decrease, red – increase)

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Chart 6 – Rolling Annualised Attrition Rate by Region (Quarterly Time
Series)

10.56%

North West 9.43%


8.67% 8.53%
8.26%

8.29%
7.91% 7.96%
North East
6.94% 7.00%

9.14%
Yorkshire & 8.81%
8.77% 8.76%
Humberside
8.39%

11.92% 11.81%
11.77%
East Midlands 11.43%
11.16%

10.21%
9.65% 9.49%
Wales
8.98%
8.41%

7.86% 7.91%

West Midlands 7.41%


7.14%
7.04%

12.07%
11.91%
East of England 11.65% 11.60%
11.37%

11.44%

South West 10.66%


9.96% 9.94% 9.99%

14.08%
13.70% 13.64%
South East
13.16%
12.96%

11.95%
11.31%
London 10.79%
10.48%
9.79%

9.52% 9.42%
NPS 9.23% 9.21%
9.01%

Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

2004/05 2005/06

The Area with the highest attrition rate for the present Destination of Leavers
quarter is Surrey at 6.05%, followed by
Charts 7 through 11 on the opposite page show the
Northamptonshire on 5.29%. This compares to the
proportion of leavers to each destination category across
lowest rate seen in Dyfed Powys at just 0.59% for the
the last 12 months. The 12 month summary averages out
quarter, and Gwent and Suffolk following close behind at
fluctuations from quarter to quarter, and better
just 0.78% and 0.74% respectively.
represents longer term patterns in the data.
Surrey is also at the head of the table with respect to the
Of the total number of leavers across the NPS during the
attrition rate for the 05/06 financial year at 18.70%, which
2005/2006 financial year, the largest proportion left with
is up 3.54% on the rate for the full year to the end of
no other employment secured (18.55% of total leavers).
Quarter 3 05/06. Also at the high end of the full year rate
However, this figure is down by 1.72% on the proportion
are Thames Valley on 18.17% and Hertfordshire on
recorded for the 12 month period to the end of Quarter 3
17.76%. Unsurprisingly, Dyfed Powys is also the Area
05/06.
with the lowest annualised attrition rate at only 3.20%.
The next two most frequent destinations for those staff
The South East has the highest regional annualised
leaving a job in the NPS were another post within the
attrition rate by some distance at 14.08%, perhaps
NPS (an intra-service transfer), and retirement, at
reflecting the relatively high competition for staff due to
11.48% and 10.62% of total leavers respectively.
the abundance of employment opportunities in the
region. The closest comparator is the East Midlands at Retirement and Ill Health retirement combined accounted
11.43%. for 14.05% of total leavers from the NPS during the year,

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Chart 7 – Proportion of Leaver by Destination (NPS)

11.48% ( -0.84%)

27.46% ( -0.44%) Other NPS Employment


6.29% ( -0.94%)
Other Correctional Services
Other Public Services
Other Employment (Not Specified)
8.98% ( +0.05%) No Other Employment
Retirement
1.13% ( +1.13%) Ill-Health Retirement
Education/Training
1.09% ( +0.12%)
Death
1.77% ( +0.00%) 9.20% ( +2.14%)
Dismissal
3.43% ( -0.17%)
Other - Not Know n

10.62% ( +0.67%)
18.55% ( -1.72%)

Chart 8 – Proportion of Leaver by Destination Chart 9 – Proportion of Leaver by Destination


(Offender Management) (Interventions)
12.26% ( +12.26%) 13.38% ( +13.38%)

23.27% ( +23.27%)
27.17% ( +27.17%) 2.96% ( +2.96%)
2.36% ( +2.36%)

6.30% ( +6.30%)

13.15% ( +13.15%)

3.94% ( +3.94%)

1.57% ( +1.57%)
5.08% ( +5.08%) 1.89% ( +1.89%)
2.05% ( +2.05%)
1.69% ( +1.69%) 9.47% ( +9.47%)
0.51% ( +0.51%) 24.06% ( +24.06%)
3.13% ( +3.13%)
9.41% ( +9.41%)

13.91% ( +13.91%) 10.66% ( +10.66%)


11.78% ( +11.78%)

Chart 10 – Proportion of Leaver by Destination Chart 11 – Proportion of Leaver by Destination


(Other Agency/Services) (Corporate Services)
3.45% ( +3.45%)
16.53% ( +16.53%) 20.04% ( +20.04%)
13.12% ( +13.12%)

33.55% ( +33.55%)
3.24% ( +3.24%)

8.63% ( +8.63%)
6.48% ( +6.48%)
18% ( +5.18%)

1.73% ( +1.73%)

3.45% ( +3.45%)
16.05% ( +16.05%) 1.73% ( +1.73%)
6.48% ( +6.48%) 21.25% ( +21.25%)
0.81% ( +0.81%)
3.24% ( +3.24%)
6.48% ( +6.48%) 7.13% ( +7.13%) 21.41% ( +21.41%)

and shows that retirement continues to be a significant leavers). There was also a significant proportion that
drain on the NPS workforce. opted to transfer within the Service at 13.38% of total
leavers within the function.
Retirement is the most common leaving destination for
leavers from the Offender Management function with Leavers from the Other Agency/Services function show a
13.91% of total leavers during the period. In addition to similar pattern with 16.53% transferring within the NPS,
the standard retirement figure, there were 3.13% of and a further 16.05% leaving the organisation without
leavers who left due to ill health retirement, which makes further employment secured.
a combined total of 17.04% from the Offender
Amongst Corporate Services staff, retirement is again
Management function.
the most significant leaving destination at 21.41%,
By comparison, staff leaving from the Interventions closely followed by staff leaving without further
function were much more likely to be leaving the NPS employment secured (21.25%).
with no other employment lined up (24.06% of total

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3 ACTIVE VACANCIES
Nationally, there were 977.32 FTE vacancies which were and is now in the process of appointing newly recruited
actively being recruited to in the NPS at the close of staff. This correlates with the large increases in staff in
Quarter 4 05/06. This puts active vacancies at 5.30% of post figures seen in London over the last two quarters.
the total available posts. This is a significant decrease of We can expect to see this pattern continue in the next
331.70 FTE vacancies during the quarter. couple of quarters as the recruitment drive is bought to a
close.
The majority of active vacancies continue to originate in
London, which is responsible for 486.50 (49.78%) of the Active Vacancies by Job Group
total vacancies. However, despite the continuing high
Generally active vacancies have fallen across the major
levels of vacancies in London, the total has dropped
job groups within the NPS during Quarter 4 05/06.
markedly since last quarter, and is down by 135.56 FTE.
The most significant falls have been recorded in the TPO
As discussed previously, we are informed that the high
and PSO job groups. TPO vacancies are down 61.50
level of recruitment activity in London is the result of a
FTE on last quarter, which has approximately halved the
planned 10% (approximately 350 posts) increase in staff
number of vacancies in the job group. As a result active
for the 2005/2006 financial year, in addition to
vacancies now account for 5.97% of the total available
recruitment required to back fill posts left vacant by staff
posts in the job group, which is down 4.10% on Quarter 3
leaving the organisation. While the recruitment activity
05/06. This is consistent with the TPO recruitment cycle,
has not been completely resolved at the close of the
where the majority of Areas recruit TPOs on masse in
financial year, the figures above would suggest that
Quarters 2 and 3 of the financial year.
London has reached the peak with respect to vacancies

Table 8 – Active Vacancies Summary by Job Group

12 Month Average
Quarter 4 Vacancy Percentage

Quarter Total
Interventions
Management

Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services

Change to
Other

National Probation Service Change on


12 M onth
Quarter
Average

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 3.00 3.10


Deputy Chief Officer
33.33% 33.33% 0.00% 33.33% 4.91% 6.10%
j 2.75% j 0.71%

3.00 2.00 0.00 4.00 9.00 7.75


Assistant Chief Officer
33.33% 22.22% 0.00% 44.44% 3.29% 2.97%
i 0.33% i 0.18%

8.00 2.00 0.00 1.00 11.00 11.75


Area/District Manager
72.73% 18.18% 0.00% 9.09% 8.54% 8.69%
i 2.32% i 0.43%

14.50 8.50 4.00 7.80 34.80 63.23


Middle Manager
41.67% 24.43% 11.49% 22.41% 2.53% 4.39%
j 1.76% j 0.04%

9.00 4.00 2.00 16.00 31.00 35.99


Senior Practitioner
29.03% 12.90% 6.45% 51.61% 10.55% 9.63%
i 0.53% i 1.58%

54.60 12.30 25.20 0.10 92.20 151.25


Probation Officer
59.22% 13.34% 27.33% 0.11% 2.15% 3.52%
j 1.06% j 0.39%

0.00 0.00 3.50 6.00 9.50 2.38


Professional Developm ent Advisor
0.00% 0.00% 36.84% 63.16% 5.06% 5.06%
i 5.06% i 5.06%

0.00 0.00 36.00 32.00 68.00 105.68


Trainee Probation Officer
0.00% 0.00% 52.94% 47.06% 5.97% 7.90%
j 4.10% i 1.26%

0.00 6.20 0.00 0.00 6.20 1.55


Treatm ent Manager
0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.14% 4.14%
i 4.14% i 4.14%

196.40 124.20 19.50 1.00 341.10 477.53


Probation Services Officer
57.58% 36.41% 5.72% 0.29% 5.95% 8.36%
j 4.23% i 0.25%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.70


Psychologist
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.10%
0.00% j 1.61%

3.66 17.26 1.00 2.00 23.92 32.39


Other Operational Staff
15.30% 72.16% 4.18% 8.36% 5.89% 8.01%
i 1.34% j 0.16%

244.10 17.50 21.04 41.82 324.46 283.48


Support Staff - Adm inistration
75.23% 5.39% 6.48% 12.89% 8.11% 7.99%
i 0.47% i 0.59%

0.50 10.10 0.00 3.40 14.00 21.19


Support Staff - Other
3.57% 72.14% 0.00% 24.29% 6.07% 8.80%
i 1.48% j 0.08%

3.56 2.40 1.00 2.18 9.14 14.17


Other Staff
38.95% 26.26% 10.94% 23.85% 5.72% 6.74%
j 0.53% i 0.77%

538.32 207.46 113.24 118.30 977.32 1212.11


T otal
55.08% 21.23% 11.59% 12.10% 5.30% 6.69%
j 1.83% i 0.24%

- The starters to leavers ratios are colour coded as follows: red indicates that leavers exceed starters, and green
indicates the opposite
- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – decrease, red – increase)

* Please note that Greater Manchester, Merseyside and West Midlands Probation Areas are unable to provide data
on active vacancies

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Charts 12a & 12b – Active Vacancies Percentage by Job Group (Quarterly Time Series)

9.48% 4.14%
7.91% 7.66%
Deputy Chief Officer 4.91%
Treatment Manager
2.29% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

3.29% 10.18%
3.13% 8.95%
Assistant Chief 2.96% Probation Services 8.29%
Officer Officer 5.95%
2.55%
2.46% 4.04%

15.57% 10.01%
6.49% 5.88%
Area/District Manager 8.54% Psychologist
6.44% 6.21%
3.24% 0.00% 0.00%

15.31%
5.56%
5.06% Other Operational
4.29%
Middle Manager Staff
6.65% 5.89%
2.43% 2.53% 4.93% 4.55%

12.16% 8.76%
10.55% 8.11%
10.02% Support Staff - 7.45% 7.64%
Senior Practitioner Administration
5.78%
3.82% 5.22%

4.77% 12.01% 12.25%


3.97%
3.66% Support Staff - Other
Probation Officer 3.21%
6.44% 6.07%
2.15% 4.59%

10.63%
5.06%
Professional Other Staff 6.25% 5.72%
Development Advisor 3.75%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.51%

10.06% 7.67%
9.00% 7.13%
6.69%
Trainee Probation 6.55% 5.97% Total 5.30%
Officer
0.49% 3.82%

Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

2004/05 2005/06 2004/05 2005/06

PSO vacancies have also almost halved during Quarter Avon & Somerset has 51.40 fewer active vacancies than
4, and are down by 261.43 FTE. Active vacancies now last quarter, and only 20.00 FTE vacancies outstanding
account for 5.95% of the available PSO posts in the at the close of the present quarter. This means that
NPS, which is down by 4.23% on the same figure at the active vacancies now account for 3.59% of the total
end of the previous quarter. In the case of PSOs, the available posts in the Area, which is down by 8.39%.
decrease in active vacancies can be directly linked to the West Yorkshire has also shed a similarly large proportion
significant increase in PSO numbers recorded in the of vacancies, down by 72.05 FTE to just 10.00 FTE
present quarter, the majority of which were appointed in vacancies at the end of Quarter 4. Active vacancies now
London. account for just 0.96% of total available posts in West
Yorkshire.
In contrast, despite the massive gains in staff numbers in
the ‘Support Administration’ job group seen during However, as discussed earlier, the change in London’s
Quarter 4, the number of active vacancies has risen active vacancy figures has been the most dramatic, and
since Quarter 3. Active vacancies are up by 56.26 FTE is responsible for the lion’s share of the change at
during the quarter, and now account for 8.11% of the national level. The proportion of available posts
total available posts (up 0.47%). This would indicate that accounted for by active vacancies has dropped by 6.80%
we can expect to see ongoing increases in this job group to 14.99%. Although the proportion of vacancies is still
in the coming quarters as the outstanding active relatively high, for reasons highlighted above, this
vacancies are filled. represents a drop of some 135.56 FTE vacancies across
the quarter.
In similar but less dramatic fashion the Area/District
Manager job group has seen ongoing increases in staff In contrast to the above, there are selected Areas where
numbers in recent quarters. The active vacancy figures active vacancies have increased during Quarter 4. Active
for Quarter 4 would tend to suggest that this trend is vacancies in Dyfed Powys have increased to 18.58 FTE
likely to continue into the future, with vacancies up 2.70 from 3.10 FTE at the close of the previous quarter. This
FTE during Quarter 4. This takes active vacancies to boosts the proportion of total available posts accounted
8.54% of the total posts available in the job group, which for by vacancies by 7.82% to 9.66% at the close of the
is an increase of 2.32% on the previous quarter. quarter.
Active Vacancies by Areas and Region Wiltshire has seen a similarly large increase in the
proportion of active vacancies, rising by 6.37% to a total
Despite the falling number of total active vacancies
of 14.24%. This is thanks to an increase in active
during the quarter, the number of Areas reporting an
vacancies from 14.70 at the end of the previous quarter,
increase in vacancies during the quarter is fairly evenly
to a total of 29.70 at the end of Quarter 4.
split with those reporting a decrease.
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Table 9a – Active Vacancies Summary by Area & Region

12 Month Average
Quarte r 4 Vacancy Perce ntage

Quarter Total
Interventions
Management

Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services
Change to

Other
Change on
12 M onth
Quarter
Ave rage

5.00 3.69 0.00 1.00 9.69 7.57


Cum bria
51.60% 38.08% 0.00% 10.32% 4.82% 3.95%
i 0.45% i 0.33%

2.56 0.50 1.00 1.50 5.56 24.45


Cheshire
46.04% 8.99% 17.99% 26.98% 1.42% 6.01%
j 4.21% j 0.12%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


Greater Manchester 0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
0.00 6.00 0.00 3.00 9.00 15.75
Lancashire
0.00% 66.67% 0.00% 33.33% 1.55% 2.66%
i 0.86% j 0.53%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


Merseyside 0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

7.56 10.19 1.00 5.50 24.25 47.77


North West
31.18% 42.02% 4.12% 22.68% 2.06% 4.01%
j 0.91% j 0.23%

0.00 0.00 15.00 0.00 15.00 22.98


Durham
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 4.93% 7.26%
j 4.08% i 0.87%

1.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 7.00 1.75


Northum bria
14.29% 28.57% 28.57% 28.57% 1.05% 0.26%
i 1.05% i 0.26%

10.86 8.45 24.00 2.00 45.31 40.58


Teesside i 2.95% i 2.11%
23.97% 18.65% 52.97% 4.41% 12.18% 10.87%

11.86 10.45 41.00 4.00 67.31 65.30


North East
17.62% 15.53% 60.91% 5.94% 5.02% 4.80%
i 0.38% i 0.96%

9.50 2.60 3.00 1.90 17.00 4.25


Hum berside
55.88% 15.29% 17.65% 11.18% 3.46% 0.91%
i 3.46% i 0.91%

1.50 6.50 1.00 2.20 11.20 5.83


North Yorkshire
13.39% 58.04% 8.93% 19.64% 4.76% 2.50%
j 0.40% i 1.21%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


South Yorkshire 0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
0.00 7.00 1.00 2.00 10.00 60.08
W est Yorkshire j 6.34% j 0.91%
0.00% 70.00% 10.00% 20.00% 0.96% 5.49%

11.00 16.10 5.00 6.10 38.20 70.16


Yorkshire & Humberside
28.80% 42.15% 13.09% 15.97% 1.58% 2.86%
j 2.19% j 0.14%

4.50 5.00 2.00 0.00 11.50 6.15


Derbyshire
39.13% 43.48% 17.39% 0.00% 3.10% 1.67%
i 1.93% i 0.15%

7.10 4.00 4.90 0.50 16.50 22.48


Leicestershire
43.03% 24.24% 29.70% 3.03% 3.35% 4.61%
j 1.25% j 0.30%

3.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 5.00 6.00


Lincolnshire
60.00% 20.00% 20.00% 0.00% 2.05% 2.55%
j 0.51% i 0.08%

11.00 2.00 2.00 4.10 19.10 22.02


Northam ptonshire
57.59% 10.47% 10.47% 21.47% 6.81% 8.71%
j 1.64% i 0.88%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.60


Nottingham shire j 2.29% j 0.60%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.74%

25.60 12.00 9.90 4.60 52.10 66.25


East M idlands
49.14% 23.03% 19.00% 8.83% 2.69% 3.50%
j 0.83% j 0.07%

15.60 2.48 0.50 0.00 18.58 7.45


Dyfed Powys
83.96% 13.35% 2.69% 0.00% 9.66% 4.39%
i 7.82% i 1.65%

12.40 5.00 0.00 1.60 19.00 8.78


Gwent
65.26% 26.32% 0.00% 8.42% 6.85% 3.50%
i 4.64% i 0.39%

3.00 2.40 0.00 0.00 5.40 9.75


North W ales
55.56% 44.44% 0.00% 0.00% 2.10% 3.80%
j 4.97% j 0.02%

3.00 4.00 0.00 3.00 10.00 24.50


South W ales j 1.76% j 0.60%
30.00% 40.00% 0.00% 30.00% 1.60% 3.90%

34.00 13.88 0.50 4.60 52.98 50.47


Wales
64.18% 26.20% 0.94% 8.68% 3.91% 3.87%
i 0.25% j 0.01%

- The starters to leavers ratios are colour coded as follows: red indicates that leavers exceed starters, and green
indicates the opposite
- Red and green arrows indicate the direction of change (green – decrease, red – increase)

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Table 9b – Active Vacancies Summary by Area & Region

12 Month Average
Quarter 4 Vacancy Pe rce ntage

Quarter Total
Interventions
Management

Agencies /

Corporate
Offender

Services
Services
Change to

Other
Change on
12 M onth
Quarter
Average

12.00 10.10 7.00 1.00 30.10 15.33


Staffordshire
39.87% 33.55% 23.26% 3.32% 6.84% 3.55%
i 5.32% i 0.57%

2.40 0.44 1.54 2.80 7.18 5.27


W arwickshire
33.43% 6.13% 21.45% 39.00% 3.93% 2.98%
i 1.64% i 0.35%

0.30 7.60 3.90 3.20 15.00 20.58


W est Mercia
2.00% 50.67% 26.00% 21.33% 3.53% 5.11%
j 4.36% i 0.40%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


W est Midlands 0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
14.70 18.14 12.44 7.00 52.28 41.18
West M idlands
28.12% 34.70% 23.79% 13.39% 4.99% 4.07%
i 0.78% i 0.47%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8.10


Bedfordshire
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.00%
0.00% j 1.84%

4.00 1.20 5.00 0.22 10.42 13.78


Cam bridgeshire
38.40% 11.52% 48.00% 2.08% 4.08% 5.50%
i 0.95% j 0.88%

2.10 3.50 1.00 5.50 12.10 7.90


Essex
17.36% 28.93% 8.26% 45.45% 2.53% 1.67%
i 1.38% i 0.26%

9.10 3.22 6.00 3.00 21.32 17.18


Hertfordshire
42.68% 15.10% 28.14% 14.07% 8.11% 7.12%
i 2.17% i 0.33%

0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 5.90


Norfolk
0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.69% 2.07%
j 1.25% j 1.04%

2.30 4.54 0.60 1.00 8.44 14.43


Suffolk i 0.18% j 0.39%
27.24% 53.81% 7.11% 11.84% 3.56% 6.16%
17.50 14.46 12.60 9.72 54.28 67.29
East of England
32.24% 26.65% 23.21% 17.90% 3.14% 3.99%
i 0.70% j 0.46%

11.10 1.50 2.00 5.40 20.00 59.23


Avon & Som erset
55.50% 7.50% 10.00% 27.00% 3.59% 10.15%
j 8.39% j 1.94%

1.00 4.72 0.80 2.58 9.10 16.28


Devon & Cornwall
10.99% 51.87% 8.79% 28.35% 1.81% 3.28%
j 0.83% j 0.36%

1.50 2.70 0.00 1.60 5.80 13.15


Dorset
25.86% 46.55% 0.00% 27.59% 2.47% 5.62%
j 1.28% j 0.43%

1.00 2.00 2.00 3.00 8.00 9.33


Gloucestershire
12.50% 25.00% 25.00% 37.50% 4.12% 4.90%
i 1.78% j 0.06%

23.70 3.00 3.00 0.00 29.70 18.93


W iltshire i 6.37% i 2.06%
79.80% 10.10% 10.10% 0.00% 14.24% 10.61%
38.30 13.92 7.80 12.58 72.60 116.90
South West
52.75% 19.17% 10.74% 17.33% 4.27% 6.95%
j 2.31% j 0.66%

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.88


Ham pshire
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.01%
j 3.56% j 0.67%

2.00 5.02 3.00 1.00 11.02 23.06


Kent
18.15% 45.55% 27.22% 9.07% 2.17% 4.67%
j 2.82% j 0.76%

8.60 3.80 5.50 1.20 19.10 23.95


Surrey
45.03% 19.90% 28.80% 6.28% 6.86% 8.41%
j 2.02% j 0.00%

4.70 1.00 0.00 0.00 5.70 6.43


Sussex
82.46% 17.54% 0.00% 0.00% 1.40% 1.63%
i 1.40% j 0.93%

23.50 13.50 3.00 1.00 41.00 44.55


Tham es Valley i 2.40% j 0.48%
57.32% 32.93% 7.32% 2.44% 5.92% 6.68%

38.80 23.32 11.50 3.20 76.82 109.86


South East
50.51% 30.36% 14.97% 4.17% 3.09% 4.52%
j 0.79% j 0.61%

339.00 75.00 11.50 61.00 486.50 576.94


London
69.68% 15.42% 2.36% 12.54% 14.99% 18.59%
j 6.80% j 1.28%

538.32 207.46 113.24 118.30 977.32 1212.11


NPS
55.08% 21.23% 11.59% 12.10% 5.30% 6.69%
j 1.83% i 0.24%

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Chart 13 – Active Vacancies Percentage by Region (Quarterly Time
Series)

6.19%
4.70%
North West
2.99% 2.97%
2.06%

5.83%
4.63% 5.02%
North East 3.73%

1.06%

3.97% 3.77%
Yorkshire &
Humberside 2.16% 2.08%
1.58%

4.26%

East Midlands 3.56% 3.52%


2.90%
2.69%

4.84%

Wales 3.97% 3.91%


3.67%
3.07%

4.99%

4.21%
West Midlands
3.79%
3.15% 3.23%

5.15% 5.30%
4.95%

East of England
3.14%
2.44%

9.65%

South West 6.84% 7.33%


6.58%

4.27%

6.49%
5.50%
South East 4.67%
3.88%
3.09%

20.52% 21.79%
17.01% 14.99%
London

0.00%

7.67%
7.13%
6.69%
NPS 5.30%

3.82%

Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

2004/05 2005/06

At a regional level, the figure which stands out is quarter. This is a total decrease of 40.00 FTE vacancies
obviously the significant decrease in active vacancies during the quarter, and means that the active vacancy
seen in London. However, there have also been a couple percentage for the region has dropped by 2.31% to
of other decreases in regional active vacancy figures that 4.27%.
have contributed to the overall national downturn during
Meanwhile, there have also been some limited increases
Quarter 4.
at regional level during Quarter 4. The proportion of
The Yorkshire and Humberside region has 55.95 fewer vacancies in the West Midlands is continuing an upward
active vacancies than last quarter, and now has just trend, rising a further 0.78% to 4.99% of total available
38.20 active vacancies outstanding across the region. posts at the close of the quarter. This is attributed to a
This has resulted in a drop of 2.19% in the proportion of 9.62 FTE increase in the number of active vacancies.
total available posts that are vacant, a figure which now
The quarter has also seen a second consecutive
stands at just 1.58%.
quarterly increase in the proportion of active vacancies in
Similarly, in the South West the number of active Wales. The proportion of available posts accounted for
vacancies has dropped from 112.60 FTE at the end of by active vacancies is up 0.25% in Quarter 4 to 3.91%
the last quarter, to 72.60 at the close of the current (an increase of 4.08 FTE vacancies).

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Table 10a – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Function

Offender M anage me nt Interve ntions Other Agency/Services


A

Victim Liaison
Unpaid Work
Programmes

Programmes

Interventions
Resettlement
Community
Supervision

Supervision

PO Training
Accredited

Approved
Other OM

Premises
Function

MAPPA

Prisons
Courts
Other

Other
Team
Deputy Chief Officer FTE 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 33.33% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Assistant Chief Officer FTE 1.00 0.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 11.11% 0.00% 22.22% 11.11% 0.00% 0.00% 11.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Area/District Manager FTE 2.00 0.00 6.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 18.18% 0.00% 54.55% 9.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 9.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Middle Manager FTE 9.50 0.00 5.00 6.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.00
% 27.30% 0.00% 14.37% 17.24% 2.87% 0.00% 0.00% 4.31% 0.00% 2.87% 0.00% 0.00% 5.75%

Senior Practitioner FTE 4.50 0.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 14.52% 0.00% 14.52% 6.45% 0.00% 3.23% 3.23% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Probation Officer FTE 18.70 1.00 34.90 10.30 0.00 0.00 -1.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 16.60
% 20.28% 1.08% 37.85% 11.17% 0.00% 0.00% -1.08% 3.25% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.08% 18.00%

Probation Services Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 31.58% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Professional Developm ent Advisor FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 36.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 52.94% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Trainee Probation Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 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% 0.00%

Treatm ent Manager FTE 11.10 1.00 184.30 79.50 2.00 16.33 19.07 7.30 4.50 0.00 0.00 4.00 7.00
% 3.25% 0.29% 54.03% 23.31% 0.59% 4.79% 5.59% 2.14% 1.32% 0.00% 0.00% 1.17% 2.05%

Psychologist 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% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Other Operational Staff FTE 3.66 0.00 0.00 1.62 0.00 9.95 4.69 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00
% 15.30% 0.00% 0.00% 6.77% 0.00% 41.60% 19.61% 4.18% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.18% 0.00%

Support Staff - Adm inistration FTE 17.00 1.00 226.10 7.00 2.50 0.00 3.50 4.50 7.04 0.00 2.00 9.00 0.00
% 5.24% 0.31% 69.69% 2.16% 0.77% 0.00% 1.08% 1.39% 2.17% 0.00% 0.62% 2.77% 0.00%

Support Staff - Other FTE 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 1.00 7.60 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 3.57% 0.00% 7.14% 54.29% 10.71% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Other Staff FTE 3.00 0.00 0.56 0.40 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
% 32.82% 0.00% 6.13% 4.38% 0.00% 0.00% 21.88% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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NPS T otal FTE 71.46 3.00 463.86 116.02 6.50 34.88 31.76 18.30 11.54 40.00 2.00 15.00 25.60
% 7.31% 0.31% 47.46% 11.87% 0.67% 3.57% 3.25% 1.87% 1.18% 4.09% 0.20% 1.53% 2.62%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total active vacancies in each job group occurring in each of the relevant work area within each function
Table 10b – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Function
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Other Agency Services Corporate Services

Information &
Secondments

Partnerships
Development
Other - Not

Resources

Training &

Comms &

Consortia
Probation
Research,
Relations
Specified

Training
Finance

Boards
Human

Public
YOTS
T otal

Other

Other
CJIP

IT
Deputy Chief Officer 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 1.00 3.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33%

Assistant Chief Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 9.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 11.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33%

Area/District Manager 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 1.00 11.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 9.09%

Middle Manager FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 2.80 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 34.80
% 0.00% 0.00% 2.87% 0.00% 2.87% 0.00% 8.05% 0.00% 0.00% 2.87% 0.00% 0.00% 8.62%

Senior Practitioner FTE 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 3.00 6.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 5.00 31.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 3.23% 3.23% 0.00% 9.68% 19.35% 0.00% 3.23% 0.00% 0.00% 3.23% 16.13%

Probation Officer FTE 7.20 0.00 0.00 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 92.20
% 7.81% 0.00% 0.00% 0.43% 0.00% 0.00% 0.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Probation Services Officer FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 0.00 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.50
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.26% 0.00% 0.00% 63.16% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Professional Developm ent Advisor FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 32.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 68.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 47.06% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Trainee Probation Officer 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 6.20
% 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%

Treatm ent Manager FTE 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 341.10
% 0.59% 0.00% 0.00% 0.59% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.29% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Psychologist 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% 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 1.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.92
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.18% 0.00% 4.18% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Support Staff - Adm inistration FTE 0.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 2.80 6.40 0.00 0.00 3.50 1.00 0.00 2.00 26.12 324.46
% 0.00% 0.92% 0.00% 0.00% 0.86% 1.97% 0.00% 0.00% 1.08% 0.31% 0.00% 0.62% 8.05%

Support Staff - Other FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.80 0.00 0.80 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.80 14.00
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.71% 0.00% 5.71% 0.00% 7.14% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.71%

Other Staff FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.18 9.14
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 10.94% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 10.94% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 12.91%

NPS T otal FTE 9.20 3.00 2.00 4.90 5.60 9.40 48.70 0.00 7.50 3.00 0.00 3.00 41.10 977.32
% 0.94% 0.31% 0.20% 0.50% 0.57% 0.96% 4.98% 0.00% 0.77% 0.31% 0.00% 0.31% 4.20%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total active vacancies in each job group occurring in each of the relevant work area within each function
Table 11a – Active Vacancies by Region & Function

O ffe nde r M anage me nt Inte rv e ntions O the r Agency/Services


A

Victim Liaison
Unpaid Work
Programmes

Programmes

Interventions
Resettlement
Community
Supervision

Supervision

PO Training
Accredited

Approved
Other OM

Premises
Function

MAPPA

Prisons
Courts
Other

Other
Team
N atio n a l P ro b atio n S e rvic e

FTE 0.00 0.00 7.56 7.00 0.00 0.50 1.69 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00
North W es t
% 0.00% 0.00% 31.18% 28.87% 0.00% 2.06% 6.97% 4.12% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.12%

FTE 10.46 0.00 1.40 0.00 2.00 7.45 0.00 1.00 1.00 35.00 0.00 2.00 1.00
North E as t
% 15.54% 0.00% 2.08% 0.00% 2.97% 11.07% 0.00% 1.49% 1.49% 52.00% 0.00% 2.97% 1.49%

FTE 1.50 0.00 9.50 5.50 0.00 8.00 1.60 1.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 2.00 1.00
Yorks hire & Hum bers ide
% 3.93% 0.00% 24.87% 14.40% 0.00% 20.94% 4.19% 2.62% 0.00% 2.62% 0.00% 5.24% 2.62%

FTE 8.60 2.00 15.00 5.00 1.00 3.00 0.50 2.50 0.50 0.00 1.00 3.00 2.20
E as t Midlands
% 16.51% 3.84% 28.79% 9.60% 1.92% 5.76% 0.96% 4.80% 0.96% 0.00% 1.92% 5.76% 4.22%

FTE 0.00 0.00 5.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.69 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W ales
% 0.00% 0.00% 51.60% 10.32% 0.00% 0.00% 17.44% 10.32% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 12.00 1.00 1.70 8.30 0.00 2.60 3.44 3.80 1.54 0.00 1.00 3.00 5.50
W es t Midlands
% 22.95% 1.91% 3.25% 15.88% 0.00% 4.97% 6.58% 7.27% 2.95% 0.00% 1.91% 5.74% 10.52%

FTE 4.00 0.00 13.50 3.00 0.00 0.83 8.13 2.50 2.00 2.00 0.00 2.00 2.60
E as t of E ngland
% 7.37% 0.00% 24.87% 5.53% 0.00% 1.53% 14.99% 4.61% 3.68% 3.68% 0.00% 3.68% 4.79%

FTE 6.40 0.00 31.90 8.62 3.50 1.50 0.30 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.80
S outh W es t
% 8.82% 0.00% 43.94% 11.87% 4.82% 2.07% 0.41% 0.00% 1.38% 1.38% 0.00% 0.00% 3.86%

FTE 25.50 0.00 13.30 8.60 0.00 4.00 7.22 3.50 0.50 1.00 0.00 3.00 5.00
S outh E as t
% 33.19% 0.00% 17.31% 11.20% 0.00% 5.21% 9.40% 4.56% 0.65% 1.30% 0.00% 3.91% 6.51%

FTE 0.00 0.00 339.00 64.00 0.00 6.00 3.00 2.00 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.50
London
% 0.00% 0.00% 69.68% 13.16% 0.00% 1.23% 0.62% 0.41% 1.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.92%

FTE 71.46 3.00 463.86 116.02 6.50 34.88 31.76 18.30 11.54 40.00 2.00 15.00 25.60
NPS
% 7.31% 0.31% 47.46% 11.87% 0.67% 3.57% 3.25% 1.87% 1.18% 4.09% 0.20% 1.53% 2.62%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total active vacancies in each Region occurring in each of the relevant work area within each function
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Table 11b – Active Vacancies by Region & Function

Other Agency/Services Corporate Services

Information &
Secondments

Partnerships
Development
Other - Not

Resources

Training &

Comms &

Consortia
Probation
Research,
Relations
Specified

Training
Finance

Boards
Human

Public
YOTS

Other

Other
CJIP
National Probation Service T otal

IT
FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 24.25
North W est
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.19% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 16.49%

FTE 1.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 67.31
North East
% 1.49% 0.00% 1.49% 0.00% 0.00% 2.97% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.97%

FTE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.50 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.60 38.20
Yorkshire & Hum berside
% 2.62% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.62% 1.31% 0.00% 0.00% 2.62% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 9.42%

FTE 0.20 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 3.10 52.10
East Midlands
% 0.38% 5.76% 0.00% 0.00% 0.96% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.92% 0.00% 0.00% 5.95%

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 1.00 9.69
W ales
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 10.32%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.40 1.30 0.00 1.70 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 52.28
W est Midlands
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.68% 2.49% 0.00% 3.25% 0.00% 0.00% 3.83% 0.00% 0.00% 3.83%

FTE 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 7.72 54.28
East of England
% 3.68% 0.00% 0.00% 3.68% 0.00% 1.84% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.84% 14.22%

FTE 2.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.90 2.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.68 72.60
South W est
% 2.75% 0.00% 1.38% 0.00% 0.00% 1.24% 2.75% 0.00% 2.75% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 10.58%

FTE 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 76.82
South East
% 1.30% 0.00% 0.00% 1.30% 1.56% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.30% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.30%

FTE 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 45.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.00 486.50
London
% 0.41% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.82% 9.25% 0.00% 0.41% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.06%

FTE 9.20 3.00 2.00 4.90 5.60 9.40 48.70 0.00 7.50 3.00 0.00 3.00 41.10 977.32
NPS
% 0.94% 0.31% 0.20% 0.50% 0.57% 0.96% 4.98% 0.00% 0.77% 0.31% 0.00% 0.31% 4.20%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total active vacancies in each Region occurring in each of the relevant work area within each function
Table 12 – Active Vacancies by Region & Job Group

Probation Services
Senior Practitioner

Trainee Probation
Probation Officer
Middle Manager
Assistant Chief

Support Staff -
Area/District

Development
Deputy Chief

Professional

Other Staff
Treatment
Manager

Manager
Advisor
Officer

Officer

Officer

Officer

Other
N atio n a l P ro b atio n S e rvic e T otal

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12.50 0.00 0.56 24.25
North W es t
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.12% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 51.55% 0.00% 2.31%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 4.00 1.00 0.00 35.00 0.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 67.31
North E as t
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.49% 5.94% 1.49% 0.00% 52.00% 0.00% 5.94% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 3.00 2.50 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 16.10 0.70 0.00 38.20
Yorks hire & Hum bers ide
% 0.00% 2.62% 0.00% 7.85% 6.54% 15.71% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 42.15% 1.83% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 1.00 2.00 6.50 0.00 13.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.50 0.50 0.00 52.10
E as t Midlands
% 0.00% 1.92% 3.84% 12.48% 0.00% 24.95% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 18.23% 0.96% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 3.20 0.50 0.00 1.00 12.88 0.00 0.00 52.98
W ales
% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.89% 6.04% 0.94% 0.00% 1.89% 24.31% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 1.00 1.00 4.00 4.80 2.60 6.80 0.00 0.00 1.10 12.94 5.20 0.00 52.28
W es t Midlands
% 1.91% 1.91% 7.65% 9.18% 4.97% 13.01% 0.00% 0.00% 2.10% 24.75% 9.95% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 1.00 0.00 3.50 1.00 14.10 2.00 0.00 0.00 22.96 0.00 0.00 54.28
E as t of E ngland
% 0.00% 1.84% 0.00% 6.45% 1.84% 25.98% 3.68% 0.00% 0.00% 42.31% 0.00% 0.00%

FTE 0.00 1.00 1.00 4.00 2.90 23.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 13.30 2.60 2.58 72.60
S outh W es t
% 0.00% 1.38% 1.38% 5.51% 3.99% 31.68% 1.38% 1.38% 0.00% 18.32% 3.58% 3.55%

FTE 2.00 2.00 3.00 8.00 1.00 13.60 1.00 0.00 0.60 16.42 1.00 6.00 76.82
S outh E as t
% 2.60% 2.60% 3.91% 10.41% 1.30% 17.70% 1.30% 0.00% 0.78% 21.37% 1.30% 7.81%

FTE 0.00 2.00 1.00 4.00 16.00 10.50 5.00 32.00 3.50 220.50 4.00 0.00 486.50
London
% 0.00% 0.41% 0.21% 0.82% 3.29% 2.16% 1.03% 6.58% 0.72% 45.32% 0.82% 0.00%

FTE 3.00 9.00 11.00 34.80 31.00 92.20 9.50 68.00 6.20 341.10 14.00 9.14 977.32
NPS
% 0.31% 0.92% 1.13% 3.56% 3.17% 9.43% 0.97% 6.96% 0.63% 34.90% 1.43% 0.94%

- Percentage figures in blue represent the proportion of total active vacancies in each Region occurring in each job group
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Chart 14 – Distribution of Active Vacancies by Function

50% 60%
45%
50%
40%
35%
40%
30%
25% 30%
20%
15% 20%

10%
10%
5%
0% 0%

Management

Corporate
Interventions

Agency/Services

Services
Offender

Other
Offender M anagement Interventio ns Other A gency/Services Co rpo rate Services
Chart 15 – Ranked Distribution of Active Vacancies by Job Group

40%

35%

30%

25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

0%

4 HEALTH & SAFETY


The number of Areas reporting no accidents or incidents Charts 16 and 17 on page 32 plot the annualised
(referred to as ‘accidents’ in the rest of this section) frequency rate of 3 and 1-3 day lost time accidents by
during the quarter stands at 25. It continues to be unclear region. Frequency rate is a standardised measure of
how many of these are genuine ‘nil’ returns, and how accidents in an organisation, which represents the
many represent a failure to provide the requested number of accidents and employee can expect to have
information. NPD will continue to work with Health & across their working life.
Safety representatives in the Areas to improve the quality
At the close of Quarter 4 05/06 the frequency rate for 3
and accuracy of accident reporting.
day lost time accidents in the NPS stood at 0.175, which
There were a total of 44 accidents across all severity is down from 0.180 at the close of Quarter 3.
levels reported in the NPS during Quarter 4. This
London continues to have the highest frequency rate for
compares with 42 reported accidents in the previous
3 day lost time accidents at 0.292, which is up on 0.280
quarter. This brings the total number of accidents for the
in the previous quarter. This continues the general
2005/2006 financial year to 166.
upward trend seen in London, although the quarterly
Chart 18 on page 34 breaks down the accidents over the increases do appear to be levelling out. As explained in
last year by type and severity. The NPS Health and previous reports, London has only been able to provide
Safety Policy Manual classifies accidents by severity accident figures for the last 4 quarters, and because the
(rated 1 – 4). Severity 1, being the highest rating, covers frequency rate takes account of 12 month blocks of data
work-related deaths of employees or other parties. it will take some time for a ‘steady state’ picture to
emerge.
There were no further severity 1 accidents during quarter
4, which leaves a total of 3 such accidents during the The 3 day lost time accident frequency rate has also
2005/2006 financial year. This means that severity 1 risen sharply in the South East during Quarter 4, and is
accidents account for 1.84% of the total accidents for the up to 0.073 from 0.025. Similarly, the rate in the North
year. East has risen to 0.220 from 0.131 in the previous
quarter, which is the second quarterly rise in this figure
The majority of accidents were at severity level 3,
for the Region.
accounting for 41.10% of total accidents during the year,
with the majority of this category consisting of generic ‘3 The overall frequency rate for 1-3 day lost time accidents
day lost time accidents’ (33.74% of total). The next in the NPS was up during Quarter 4, and now stands at
largest proportion of accidents during 2005/2006 were 0.153. This continues a general upward trend seen
classified as generic ‘1-3 day lost time accidents’ across the last year with steady increases from quarter to
accounting for 26.38% of total accidents. In both cases quarter.
this is consistent with the pattern of accidents seen over
The North West Region has the highest frequency rate
the preceding quarters of this year.
for 1-3 day lost time accidents at 0.329. However, this is

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down slightly on the 0.350 reported at the close of also up sharply during the quarter, which compounds the
Quarter 3 which followed two consecutive quarters of similarly sharp increase seen between Quarters 2 and 3
relatively sharp growth in the frequency rate. of this year.
In both Yorkshire & Humberside and the East Midlands In contrast the 1-3 day lost time frequency rate in the
the frequency rate for 1-3 day lost time accidents South West has continued to steadily decline, although
continues to steadily rise with the former up to 0.143 the drop between Quarters 3 and 4 has been relatively
from 0.096 during the quarter, and the latter up to 0.155 slight (down to 0.182 from 0.185). This mirrors the trend
from 0.126. seen in the 3 day lost time accident frequency rate in the
South West, and shows that reported accidents/incidents
The 1-3 day lost time accident rate in West Midlands is
are generally falling across the Region.

Chart 16 & 17 – 3 Day Lost Time (Left) & 1-3 Day Lost Time (Right) Accident Frequency Rate by Region
(Quarterly Time Series)

0.234 0.350 0.329


0.178
North West North West 0.211
0.105 0.105 0.108
0.086 0.071

0.220 0.178
0.181
North East 0.131 North East 0.136 0.132
0.089
0.044 0.088 0.087

0.192 0.191 0.143


Yorkshire & Yorkshire &
0.169 0.167 0.096
Humberside Humberside 0.072 0.072
0.146 0.049

0.293 0.289 0.155


0.284 0.126
0.098 0.096
East Midlands East Midlands
0.230
0.218 0.000

0.197 0.193 0.091

Wales 0.142 0.136 Wales

0.093 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

0.216 0.211 0.088

0.052
West Midlands West Midlands 0.043
0.026
0.078 0.076
0.052 0.000

0.152 0.152 0.150 0.146


0.143
East of England 0.112 East of England 0.072

0.073 0.070 0.000

0.273 0.507
0.423
South West 0.231 0.226 South West
0.302
0.185 0.182 0.185 0.182

0.073

South East South East

0.026 0.026 0.025 0.025 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

0.280 0.292 0.164


0.143
0.238
London 0.165 London

0.070 0.000 0.000 0.000

0.188 0.153
0.145
0.182 0.180
NPS 0.175 NPS
0.121
0.166 0.111 0.109

Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

2004/05 2005/06 2004/05 2005/06

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Table 13 – Accident & Incident Summary by Severity

Change on Quarter

Change on Quarter
Total Accidents /

1-3DLT Accident
Frequency Rate*

Frequency Rate*
3DLT Accident
Severity 1

Severity 2

Severity 3

Severity 4

Incidents
Cumbria 0.00 1.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 1.0 0.000 j 0.315 0.000 0.000
Cheshire 0.00 1.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 1.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Greater Manchester 0.00 1.00 3.00 (3.00) 0.00 (0.00) 4.0 0.125 j 0.002 0.498 j 0.008

Lancashire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 2.00 (2.00) 2.0 0.098 i 0.001 0.591 j 0.092

Merseyside 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.074 j 0.000 0.074 j 0.000

North West 0.00 3.00 3.00 (3.00) 2.00 (2.00) 8.0 0.086 j 0.018 0.329 j 0.021
Durham 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Northumbria 0.00 0.00 1.00 (1.00) 0.00 (0.00) 1.0 0.170 i 0.086 0.168 j 0.001
Teesside 0.00 0.00 1.00 (1.00) 1.00 (1.00) 2.0 0.512 i 0.168 0.179 i 0.179

North East 0.00 0.00 2.00 (2.00) 1.00 (1.00) 3.0 0.220 i 0.088 0.132 i 0.044
Humberside 0.00 1.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 1.0 0.245 j 0.254 0.000 0.000

North Yorkshire 0.00 0.00 2.00 (2.00) 2.00 (2.00) 4.0 0.999 i 0.508 0.473 i 0.473

South Yorkshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

West Yorkshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 1.0 0.055 j 0.055 0.221 i 0.001

Yorkshire & Humberside 0.00 1.00 2.00 (2.00) 3.00 (3.00) 6.0 0.167 j 0.024 0.143 i 0.047
Derbyshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.157 j 0.000 0.000 0.000
Leicestershire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.386 i 0.013

Lincolnshire 0.00 1.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 1.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Northamptonshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 1.0 0.000 0.000 0.515 i 0.257

Nottinghamshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.630 j 0.224 0.000 0.000

East Midlands 0.00 1.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 2.0 0.218 j 0.067 0.155 i 0.029
Dyfed Powys 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Gwent 0.00 1.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 2.0 0.235 j 0.251 0.251 i 0.251

North Wales 0.00 0.00 2.00 (2.00) 1.00 (1.00) 3.0 0.460 i 0.460 0.235 i 0.235
South Wales 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Wales 0.00 1.00 2.00 (2.00) 2.00 (2.00) 5.0 0.136 i 0.043 0.091 i 0.091
Staffordshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Warwickshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

West Mercia 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 j 0.152 0.000 0.000

West Midlands 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 1.0 0.211 j 0.005 0.088 i 0.045
West M idlands 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 1.0 0.123 j 0.027 0.049 i 0.024
Bedfordshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Cam bridgeshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Essex 0.00 0.00 1.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 1.0 0.123 j 0.125 0.000 j 0.247
Hertfordshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Norfolk 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.203 j 0.215 0.000 0.000

Suffolk 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

East of England 0.00 0.00 1.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 1.0 0.070 j 0.073 0.000 j 0.072
Avon & Som erset 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.108 j 0.001 0.446 i 0.006
Devon & Cornwall 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.237 j 0.004 0.000 0.000

Dorset 0.00 2.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 3.0 0.257 j 0.004 0.262 i 0.001

Gloucestershire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.314 j 0.005 0.000 0.000

W iltshire 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

South West 0.00 2.00 0.00 (0.00) 1.00 (1.00) 3.0 0.182 j 0.003 0.182 j 0.003
Ham pshire 0.00 1.00 1.00 (1.00) 0.00 (0.00) 2.0 0.098 i 0.098 0.000 0.000
Kent 0.00 2.00 1.00 (1.00) 0.00 (0.00) 3.0 0.241 i 0.119 0.000 0.000

Surrey 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Sussex 0.00 0.00 1.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 1.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Tham es Valley 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

South East 0.00 3.00 3.00 (2.00) 0.00 (0.00) 6.0 0.073 i 0.049 0.000 0.000
London 0.00 3.00 4.00 (3.00) 2.00 (2.00) 9.0 0.292 i 0.012 0.143 j 0.020

NPS 0.00 14.00 17.00 (14.00) 13.00 (13.00) 44.0 0.175 j 0.006 0.153 i 0.008

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Chart 18 – Accident & Incident Summary by Severity

40% 45%

35% 40%

35%
30%
30%
25%
25%
20%
20%
15%
15%
10%
10%
5% 5%
0% 0%

SEVERITY 1

SEVERITY 2

SEVERITY 3

SEVERITY 4
SEVERITY 1 SEVERITY 2 SEVERITY 3 SEVERITY 4
5 EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Data on the number and type of discipline, grievance, Table 14 – Disciplinary Activity Summary
and employment tribunal cases in the NPS was collected
for the first time during Quarter 3 of this financial year,

Carried Over From

Completed During
Previous Quarter

Close of Quarter
and subsequently for Quarter 4 also. Neither set of data

Outstanding at
During Quarter
Commenced
has been published prior to this report.

Quarter
Disciplinary
Because this information is being collected in addition to
normal quarterly workforce data, the initial template was
designed to capture broad information and minimise the
administrative burden of completing it. As a result, North W est 3 13 2 14
ethnicity data has been grouped to simply split staff into
‘White’ and ‘Black & Minority Ethnic’ categories. This is North East 3 3 2 4
instead of using the 16+1 ethnicity categories used in the Yorkshire & Hum berside 2 2 1 3
national census.
East Midlands 12 3 9 6
Similarly, no information has been collected at this stage W ales 6 6 4 8
regarding the outcomes of disciplinary, grievance, and
employment tribunal proceedings. The data presented W est Midlands 8 0 5 3
here only represents the turnover of cases during the East of England 4 17 10 11
reporting period. It is anticipated that information on South W est 10 13 5 18
outcomes will be gathered in future. The data collection
process will continue to be refined over time to meet South East 23 15 20 18
reporting needs. London 19 12 12 19

The analysis presented here is at a general level in order NPS Total 90 84 70 104
to prevent the inadvertent identification of any individual
cases.
The Region with the largest number of ongoing cases at
It is impossible to comment on any trends in the data at the close of the quarter was London with 19, followed
this early stage, as this will only become possible once a closely by the South West and South East Regions on
significant time series of data has been established. 18. However, in the case of the South East, this
represented a significant reduction on the 23 cases that
Tables 14 through 16 on the following pages present
were ongoing at the start of the quarter.
data for Quarter 4 only, while Charts 19 through 24 show
average figures for the 2 quarters of information that For the NPS as a whole, the largest proportion of active
have been collected so far disciplinary cases at the close of the last two quarters
concerned allegations of misconduct with an average of
Disciplinary Cases 31 cases (34.83% of total). In addition to this, there was
At the beginning of Quarter 4 there were 90 disciplinary an average of 19.5 cases of gross misconduct (21.91%
cases in progress across the NPS. During the quarter 70 of total).
cases were bought to a conclusion, while a further 84 The next two largest proportions of disciplinary cases
cases commenced. As a result there were 104 cases
concerned allegations of breaches of procedure, or
ongoing at the close of the quarter, which is a net
bullying and harassment, both at an average of 13.5
increase of 15.56%. cases (15.17% of total) at the close of the last two
quarters.
Chart 19 – Breakdown of Disciplinary Cases by Type
When the disciplinary data is split by
gender, it shows that the most frequent
reason for male employees facing
5.5 (6.18%)
3.0 (3.37%)
13.5 (15.17%)
disciplinary action was misconduct at 17.5
cases (37.63% of total), with an additional
13.5 (29.03%) facing allegations of gross
misconduct. The combined total of gross
Breach of Procedures and general misconduct accounts for
Bullying/Harassment (General) almost two thirds of all disciplinary cases
13.5 (15.17%) Sexual/Racial Harassment
concerning men.
Gross Misconduct
31.0 (34.83%) Misconduct By comparison, female employees were
Other also most frequently facing disciplinary
Appeals
3.0 (3.37%) action on grounds of misconduct (13.5
cases, 31.76% of total), but with a
significant proportion also concerning
allegations of breaches of procedure (9.5
19.5 (21.91%)
cases on average, 22.35% of total), or
bullying/harassment (7.5 cases on
average, 17.65% of total)

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Chart 20 – Breakdown of Disciplinary Cases by Type and (1) Gender and (2) Ethnicity

Male Employees Female Employees


1.5 (3.23%) 1.5 (3.53%)
4.0 (8.60%) 2.5 (5.88%)
3.0 (6.45%)
9.5 (22.35%)

6.0 (12.90%)

1.0 (2.15%)

13.5 (31.76%)

17.5 (37.63%)
7.5 (17.65%)

Breach of Procedures
Bullying/Harassment (General)
13.5 (29.03%)
Sexual/Racial Harassment
2.0 (4.71%)
Gross Misconduct
6.0 (14.12%)
Misconduct
Other
White Employees Appeals BME Employees
3.0 (2.21%) 3.0 (7.14%) 3.0 (7.14%)
9.0 (6.62%)
24.0 (17.65%) 2.0 (4.76%)

7.0 (16.67%)

44.0 (32.35%) 20.0 (14.71%) 1.0 (2.38%)

5.0 (3.68%) 18.0 (42.86%)


8.0 (19.05%)

31.0 (22.79%)

The dominance of misconduct issues in disciplinary


cases continues when the data is split by ethnic group. Table 15 – Grievance Activity Summary
White employees facing allegation of misconduct

Completed During Quarter


accounted for an average of 32.35% (44 cases) of total

Outstanding at Close of
Commenced During

disciplinary cases for the group, with an additional


Carried Over From
Previous Quarter

22.79% accused of gross misconduct (31 cases). There


Quarter

Quarter
were also an average of 24 cases (17.65% of total)
involving white staff that related to alleged breaches of Grievance
procedure.
Black and minority ethnic employees involved in
disciplinary proceedings also most often faced
accusations of either misconduct (18 cases, 42.86% of
North W est 6 10 6 10
total) or gross misconduct (8 cases, 19.05% of total).
However, a significant proportion of the black and North East 3 1 3 1
minority ethnic employees faced charges of bullying or Yorkshire & Hum berside 7 7 2 12
harassment (7 cases, 16.67%).
East Midlands 1 5 1 5
Grievance Cases W ales 6 4 2 8
There was a significant increase in the number of active W est Midlands 1 1 0 2
grievance cases during the course of Quarter 4
East of England 3 5 8 0
2005/2006. At the close of the quarter there were 90
active grievance cases across the NPS, compared to just South W est 14 8 2 20
64 active cases at the start of the quarter, which is an South East 6 12 3 15
approximate 40% increase. This can be attributed to an
extra 59 cases arising during the quarter, while only 33 London 17 6 6 17
cases were bought to a conclusion. NPS Total 64 59 33 90
The largest number of grievance cases at the close of
the quarter originated in the South West Region (20
cases), with the figure having grown by 42% since the

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Chart 21 – Breakdown of Grievance Cases by Type
4.5 (5.70%)

18 (22.78%)

14.5 (18.35%)

Bullying/Harassment (General)
Sexual/Racial Harassment
Relationship w ith Manager/Colleagues
4 (5.06%) Terms & Conditions
Employee Relations
Other
11 (13.92%) Appeals

19 (24.05%)
8 (10.13%)

end of Quarter 3. A similarly large increase occurred in conduct (8.5 cases, 29.82% of total). The next largest
the South East with the number of grievances more than group were male employees who took a grievance on the
doubling across the quarter. basis of a dispute over terms and conditions (5 cases,
17.54% of total). Women on the other hand were on
The largest number of active grievance cases on
average most likely to take a grievance based on
average in the NPS at the close of the last two quarters
allegations of being bullied or harassed (14.5 cases,
related to issues between an employee and their
28.71% of total), although there were also a significant
manager or colleagues (19 cases, 24.05% of total),
proportion who had a grievance with a manager or
followed closely by cases relating to bullying and
colleague (10.5 cases, 20.79% of total).
harassment (18 cases, 22.78% of total)
There is also a noticeable difference in the type of
A comparison of grievance cases based on the gender of
grievance action being taken when staff are split by
the employee taking the action shows that male
ethnic origin. White employees, in a pattern consistent
employees on average over the last two quarters most
with that seen for the NPS as a whole, were most likely
frequently took issue with a manager or colleague

Chart 22 – Breakdown of Grievance Cases by Type and (1) Gender and (2) Ethnicity

Male Employees Female Employees


2 (3.96%)
2.5 (8.77%) 3.5 (12.28%)

10 (19.80%) 14.5 (28.71%)


2 (7.02%)
4.5 (15.79%)

2.5 (8.77%)
2 (3.96%)
8.5 (29.82%) 8.5 (16.83%)

Bullying/Harassment (General)
Sexual/Racial Harassment

5 (17.54%) Relationship w ith Manager/Colleagues


3 (5.94%) 10.5 (20.79%)
Terms & Conditions
Employee Relations

White Employees Other BME Employees


5 (4.03%)
Appeals
4 (11.76%)

28 (22.58%) 8 (23.53%)
24 (19.35%)

5 (14.71%)

2 (5.88%)
20 (16.13%)
7 (20.59%)
32 (25.81%)

14 (11.29%) 6 (17.65%)

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to have taken grievance action because of issues with a Table 16 – Employment Tribunal Activity Summary
manager or colleague (32 cases, 25.81% of total). A
further 28 cases (22.58% of total) bought by white staff

Carried Over From

Completed During
Previous Quarter

Close of Quarter
members related to bullying or harassment, with another

Outstanding at
During Quarter
Commenced
20 cases (16.13% of total) concerning employee

Quarter
relations issues. Employment T ribunal

This contrasts with the pattern for black and minority


ethnic staff, where the top two reasons for grievance
cases were bullying or harassment (8 cases, 23.53% of North W est 11 0 1 10
total) and sexual or racial harassment (7 cases, 20.59%
of total). North East 0 0 0 0
Yorkshire & Hum berside 1 3 1 3
Employment Tribunal Cases
East Midlands 19 4 10 13
Over the course of Quarter 4 there was a slight decrease
in the number of active employment tribunal W ales 1 0 1 0
proceedings. W est Midlands 2 2 0 4

The close of the quarter saw 43 cases still in process, East of England 3 2 0 5
compared to 44 at the start of the quarter. This is owing South W est 4 0 1 3
to the fact that there were just 14 new cases that
commenced during the quarter, compared with the 15 South East 3 3 1 5
cases that were brought to a conclusion. London 0 0 0 0

Pension disputes account for a significant proportion of NPS Total 44 14 15 43


the total employment tribunal cases that were active at
the end of the quarter. A total of 11 cases, all of them
(4 cases, 25.00% of total). However, outside of this there
originating in the East Midlands region, concerned a
were a combined total of 5.5 cases (34.37% of total)
dispute over pension entitlements, which is just over a
covering race, disability, and other discrimination.
quarter of the total active cases. This glut of pensions
cases contributes to the East Midlands having the By comparison, active employment tribunal cases bought
highest number of outstanding employment tribunal by female employees were more often on the grounds of
cases at the close of Quarter 4. However, this figure is race discrimination (3 cases, 9.38%), and either
down by almost a third from the start of the quarter. constructive dismissal or sex discrimination (2.5 cases,
and 7.81% in both instances). Just 1.5 cases (4.69% of
Of the remaining employment tribunal cases, the most
total) bought by women were for unfair dismissal.
prevalent subject matter was unfair dismissal with an
average of 5.5 cases (11.46%) of total across the last Cases, other than pensions related, brought by white
two quarters. However, aside from this there was a fairly employees were on average over the last two quarter
even spread across the remaining categories, with 4 most frequently for constructive dismissal or disability
cases (8.33% of total) each concerning constructive discrimination (4 cases, and 10.26% in both cases).
dismissal, race discrimination, and disability
This contrasts with tribunal proceedings brought by black
discrimination. A further 4.5 cases (9.38% of total) on
or minority ethnic employees who most often did so on
average across the last two quarter related to some other
the grounds of race discrimination (3 cases, 33.33%),
form of discrimination not accounted for in the specific
with the next largest group concerning constructive
categories.
dismissal (2 cases, 22.22%). It is worth noting that none
Setting aside pension disputes, the largest average of the pension related disputes related to black or
number of employment tribunal proceedings that were minority ethnic staff.
brought by male employees concerned unfair dismissal

Chart 23 – Breakdown of Employment Tribunal Cases by Type

2 (4.00%)
5.5 (11.00%)

4 (8.00%) Unfair Dismissal


Constructive Dismissal
Sex Discrimination
Race Discrimination
4 (8.00%) Disability Discrimination
Other Discrimination
Bullying/Harassment (General)
25 (50.00%) Breach of Contract
4 (8.00%) Employee Relations Dispute
Other
Appeals

4.5 (9.00%)

0.5 (1.00%)

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Chart 24 – Breakdown of Employment Tribunal Cases by Type and (1) Gender and (2) Ethnicity

Male Employees Female Employees


2 (5.97%) 1.5 (4.48%)
2.5 (7.46%)

4 (24.24%)
2.5 (7.46%)
5.5 (33.33%)

3 (8.96%)

Unfair Dismissal
1.5 (9.09%) Constructive Dismissal
1.5 (4.48%)
Sex Discrimination
Race Discrimination
19.5 (58.21%) 0.5 (1.49%)
Disability Discrimination
1.5 (9.09%) Other Discrimination

3 (18.18%) Bullying/Harassment (General)


1 (6.06%) Breach of Contract
Employee Relations Dispute
Other

White Employees Appeals BME Employees


1.5 (3.70%) 4 (9.88%) 0.5 (5.26%)
1.5 (15.79%)
1 (10.53%)
2 (4.94%)

4 (9.88%)

1 (10.53%) 2 (21.05%)

3.5 (8.64%)
24 (59.26%)

0.5 (1.23%)

3 (31.58%)

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