Health and Community Services salaries and titles (FOI)
Health and Community Services salaries and titles (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 08 September 2023.
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With reference to the Freedom of Information response below, please confirm the job titles and salary grades for the additional 119 posts declared on this FOI and comment on progress, if any, in recruiting these additional posts and reducing the declared vacancies since October 2022 as of 1 July 2023.
Health and Community Services staff vacancies (FOI)
There was an increase of 119 Whole Time Equivalents (WTEs) in the funded establishment of Health and Community Services (HCS) from October 2022 to May 2023, rather than 119 additional posts.
Much of the increase in WTEs relates to changes in the hours available for some posts, and through extra posts in existing roles, particularly in the areas of Nursing (nurses and midwives), Medical (all doctors), and Healthcare Assistants, as per the second table of the previously published Freedom of Information response referenced.
Similarly, increases in existing roles were seen across Allied Health Professions (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Biomedical Scientists, Radiographers, Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, and so on.), as well as in non-clinical staff required to support the clinical services.
Please see the table below for post titles and grades of roles where funded establishment increased in the intervening period, including posts re-allocated or introduced to the HCS funded establishment:
Increase to HCS funded establishment since October 2022.pdf
Identifying the increase in funded WTEs required reconciliation of the complete staffing establishment for the two months, and has utilised the full time allocation allowed for Freedom of Information responses. Providing the information requested in respect of recruitment status of any new posts as of 01 July 2023 would require further interrogation of datasets and systems, and would exceed the timescales prescribed in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014. Therefore, Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
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