Dear North Yorkshire County Council,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please can you advise the following information –
Do you currently have a contract(s) in place with a Managed Service Provider for temporary staffing requirements?
Can you confirm who this/these are with?
Please advise the start date of this/these?
Please advise the end date of this/these?
Please advise the duration (including possible extensions)?
Please advise the categories of staff this contract(s) covers?
What’s the annual spend via the contract(s)?
Please advise the breakdown per category of the spend via the contract?
Is there any off contract spend? If so how much?
Does this only cover temporary or does it include permanent staffing?
If both, please advise the temporary/permanent split?

Yours faithfully,

Nicola Holmwood

North Yorkshire County Council

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The information governance team

Nicola Jefferson, North Yorkshire County Council

Dear Nicola
 
FOI Request 78246 / N2997

Thank you for your recent FOI request.  Please find below our response.

1. Can you confirm who this/these are with?
Matrix SCM – Supply Chain Manager

2. Please advise the start date of this/these? 
Current contract commenced on 1/11/2014

3. Please advise the end date of this/these?
Current contract including extensions end 1/11/2018

4. Please advise the duration (including possible extensions)?
4 Years

5. Please advise the categories of staff this contract(s) covers?
Building Services & Maintenance
Catering / Hospitality
Driving
Education
Environmental
Executive
Finance
General Industrial
Housing
Human Resources
Interim Management
IT
Legal
Procurement
Revenues / Benefits
Sales / Marketing
Sec / Admin
Social Care - Qualified
Social Care - Unqualified
Technical

6. What’s the annual spend via the contract(s)?
Annual spend for financial year 2016/17 was £375,793.

7. Please advise the breakdown per category of the spend via the
contract?Catering/Hospitality                        £310
Executive                                      £56,992
IT                                                 £30,969
Legal                                            £12,081
Procurement                                 £3,921
Sec/Admin                                    £60,219
Social Care – Qualified                   £203,654
Social Care – Unqualified                £7,647
TOTAL                                          £375,793

8. Is there any off contract spend? If so how much?
No

9. Does this only cover temporary or does it include permanent staffing? 
Temporary only

10. If both, please advise the temporary/permanent split?
No applicable (please see answer to question 9)

NYCC are committed to directly employing staff, only using agency workers
to fill gaps when all other options with internal staff and recruitment
have temporarily failed. We rarely use agency workers, limiting the use to
emergency or hard to fill assignments. We have looked at national
benchmarking data on agency spend in the public sector to see how we
compare and thought you might be interested in the finding to illustrate
our approach. There were 376 organisations spending a total of £1.1b
(£1,145,627,524). 

The average spend for all the organisations was £3m (£3,046,882) which is
significantly higher than the NYCC agency spend.  Reviewing spend
regionally in Yorkshire, NYCC’s spend is in line with several local
district councils and much lower than more comparable County or Unitary
authorities in terms of size and scale.

Our highest category of spend is on qualified social care (social workers)
this was in response to a staff restructure and increase in the number of
adult social workers required, and we are committed to recruiting directly
to these roles and reduction/removal of the use of agency in this area.

Kind regards

Nicola Jefferson

Leadership Support Officer
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