Media/Press office staffing

Reference Number: 

20171896
Dates

Request Date: 

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Response Date: 

Tuesday, 7 November, 2017

Request Details: 

Could I please request the following information 1) The budget for your force's press office/media department in 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16 and 2016/17 2) The headcount of staff employed in your force's press office/media department in 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16 and 2016/17 3) A structure chart and job descriptions and salary bands for the media relations/press office team currently employed by your force

Exemptions Applied: 

None

SYP Response: 

RESPONSE The information you seek is not held in a single, searchable system. I have therefore sought the assistance of three different departments for assistance with your request: 1. The Accountant within Corporate Services Department provided me with the budget figures for Corporate Communication for the financial years specified: Financial Year Budget £ 2011-2012 582,153 2012-2013 717,233 2013-2014 686,012 2015-2016 680,330 2016-2017 798,683 2. Our Workforce Planning Department searched records for staffing numbers. I have been provided with the following numbers and caveats: … we seem to have counted ‘Corporate Communications’, ‘Media and Marketing’, and ‘Office of the Police Commissioner’ (communications staff) differently over the years so I have no standardised reports to refer to throughout the period. My best results from a brief count for headcounts are shown below. Data is notionally as at 31 Mar annually. Staff on Career Break are excluded: At 31 Mar 12 for 2011/12 Headcount 18 At 31 Mar 13 for 2012/13 Headcount 19 At 31 Mar 14 for 2013/14 Headcount 17 At 31 Mar 15 for 2014/15 Headcount 16 At 31 Mar 16 for 2015/16 Headcount 18 At 31 Mar 17 for 2016/17 Headcount 19 3. Workforce Planning also provided the job descriptions stored within HR: SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Corporate Communications Assistant Band C SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Head of Corporate Communications Exec Staff 5 SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Engagement Manager Band F SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Media Services Manager Band F SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Senior Public Engagement Officer Band E SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Senior Media Relations Officer Band E SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Senior Internal Engagement Officer Band E SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Design and Digital Media Officer Band D SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Media Relations Officer Band D SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Media Relations Officer Band D SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Communications Officer Band D SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Media Relations Officer Band D SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Engagement Officer Band D SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Engagement Officer Band D SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Engagement Officer Band D SY-CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SY-Engagement Officer Band D I

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