Department for Work and Pensions: Recruitment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st September 2020.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff have been recruited to her Department (a) at each location and (b) in each category of work in each week since July 2020.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

DWP has 877 locations and has recruited into over a quarter of these during July and August 2020. The number of staff recruited by each Group and number of locations is as follows:

Business Group

Month

Number of staff recruited

Number of locations

Change

July 2020

0

0

August 2020

Less than 5

1

Communications

July 2020

0

0

August 2020

Less than 5

1

Digital

July 2020

11

5

August 2020

13

6

Finance

July 2020

Less than 5

3

August 2020

Less than 5

3

People and Capability

July 2020

Less than 5

2

August 2020

Less than 5

2

Policy

July 2020

6

2

August 2020

15

6

Service Excellence

July 2020

Less than 5

2

August 2020

7

5

Work and Health

July 2020

680

171

August 2020

1095

125

Total

1846

334

Data has been provided by month and to end August 2020 as weekly data is not available for all recruitment.

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