Employment Agencies

Department of Health written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Labour, Sefton Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department have been employed through employment or recruitment agencies in each year since 2010-11.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department uses recruitment agencies to support permanent appointments to the Senior Civil Service (SCS). The table below shows the number of SCS appointments that have been made where a recruitment agency was involved, for each financial year since 2010-11.

Financial Year

Staff Employed

2010-11

2

2011-12

7

2012-13

2

2013-14

4

2014 to date

2

It should be noted that the above information does not include recruitment numbers for our executive agencies.

Below SCS level, recruitment agencies are only used for components of a recruitment exercise eg. advertising, sifting or assessment tests.

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