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Dear North Ayrshire Council,

Please provide the following data in spreadsheet form for each financial year from 2018/19 to 2022/23 inclusive.

Please break down the results for each question by year and provide any explanatory commentary where you consider this necessary/helpful.

1) How many Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Empty Homes Officers were employed.

When assessing FTE, please only include time spent specifically on tackling the issue of empty homes (i.e. please specify when an the role of an Empty Homes Officer is a full time role, or it encompasses multiple roles with empty homes as only one element of a broader remit.

When an officer's role is not purely empty homes-related, please provide an estimate of the proportion of time each individual spends on such work (e.g. 25%, 50%, etc).

Thanks for your help,

Jamie Mann

North Ayrshire Council

Dear Jamie Mann

Thank you for your correspondence which was received by North Ayrshire
Council, requesting information.

North Ayrshire Council acknowledges receipt of your request and will
respond to you within 20 working days as required by the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (please note day 1 of your request is the
first working day after receipt of your request). We will contact you if
we require any further information or clarification from you.

If your request is regarding information which is considered environmental
information the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
(EISR) will also apply. Both EISR and FOISA provide similar rights to
access information and place requirements on the Council to consider
requests and to provide information.

The Council will now consider your request and identify any relevant
records held. Please note, should your request relate to environmental
information in terms of Section 7 of the Regulations (complex or
voluminous requests), the Council may extend the timescale to 40 working
days. We will write to you as soon as possible after receipt of your
request to advise if this is the case.

The information supplied in your request will only be accessed by North
Ayrshire Council staff and will be retained for the purposes of processing
your request for information and related purposes and for statistical and
audit purposes. The information will be held by North Ayrshire Council in
accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Yours sincerely

FOI Co-ordinator

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Dear Jamie Mann,

Thank you for your request for information dated 13th March 2023 which was
received by North Ayrshire Council.

We have now completed our research for the information and the responses
to your questions are listed below.

Please see attached document with requested information. 

Your right to seek a review.

Should you be dissatisfied with the way in which North Ayrshire Council
has dealt with your request you have the right to ask us to review it.

You should explain why you wish a review to be carried out and should be
made within 40 working days of receipt of this response. We will then
reply within 20 working days of receipt and employees not involved in your
original request will undertake the review. If you are not satisfied with
the result of the review you then have the right to make a formal
complaint to the Scottish Information Commissioner at
http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Any request for a review should be made in writing in the first instance
to:

FOI /EIR Manager
Information Governance
Cunninghame House
Irvine
Ayrshire
KA12 8EE

Email : [email address]

The supply of documents under the terms of the Freedom of Information
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Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. This includes making multiple
copies, publishing or otherwise distributing the information to other
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its accuracy is not warranted. In particular, the Council accepts no
liability for onward sale or transfer of this information to any third
party and for any reliance placed on such information by you or by a third
party.

Yours sincerely

Jessica McCallum
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

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The Ferret Media Ltd

Dear North Ayrshire Council,

Please can you simply provide an FTE figure for each financial year? e.g. 1.5FTE.

Yours faithfully,

The Ferret Media Ltd

FOIPlace_SM (shared mailbox), North Ayrshire Council

Good afternoon,

As it has been more than 40 working days since your request has been closed you will need to log a new Freedom of Information Request. Can you please confirm what service you are looking for and what financial years.

Kind Regards

Jessica McCallum
FOI/EIR Co-ordinator

Information Governance
Democratic Services

*Due to the impact of COVID-19 our staff are working from home. Please communicate with us by email which will enable us to deal with your correspondence promptly. We thank you for your cooperation*

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The Ferret Media Ltd

Dear FOIPlace_SM (shared mailbox),

As per my original request:

Please provide the following data in spreadsheet form for each financial year from 2018/19 to 2022/23.

1) How many Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Empty Homes Officers were employed.

When assessing FTE, please only include time spent specifically on tackling the issue of empty homes (i.e. please specify when an the role of an Empty Homes Officer is a full time role, or it encompasses multiple roles with empty homes as only one element of a broader remit.

When an officer's role is not purely empty homes-related, please provide an estimate of the proportion of time each individual spends on such work (e.g. 25%, 50%, etc).

As such, please provide an FTE figure for each financial year e.g. 1.5FTE.

Thanks for your help,

Jamie Mann

North Ayrshire Council

Thank you for reporting your Freedom of Information (FOI) Request online
to North Ayrshire Council.

Your Case Reference Number is: 101004372934

The Team will also contact you should they require any further information
or clarification from you. If you have any questions please feel free to
do so in writing to: [email address] where the
FOI team will be happy to assist you. Many thanks.

Kind Regards,
Freedom Of Information, Corporate Information Governance, North Ayrshire
Council

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North Ayrshire Council

Your FOI request has now been acknowledged

Case Reference: 101004372934

Thank you for your correspondence which was received by North Ayrshire
Council, requesting information.

North Ayrshire Council acknowledges receipt of your request and will
respond to you within 20 working days as required by the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (please note day 1 of your request is the
first working day after receipt of your request). We will contact you if
we require any further information or clarification from you.

If your request is regarding information which is considered environmental
information the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
(EISR) will also apply. Both EISR and FOISA provide similar rights to
access information and place requirements on the Council to consider
requests and to provide information.

The Council will now consider your request and identify any relevant
records held. Please note, should your request relate to environmental
information in terms of Section 7 of the Regulations (complex or
voluminous requests), the Council may extend the timescale to 40 working
days. We will write to you as soon as possible after receipt of your
request to advise if this is the case.

The information supplied in your request will only be accessed by North
Ayrshire Council staff and will be retained for the purposes of processing
your request for information and related purposes and for statistical and
audit purposes. The information will be held by North Ayrshire Council in
accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Yours sincerely

FOI Co-ordinator

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Dear Jamie Mann,

Thank you for your request for information dated 20th June 2023 which was
received by North Ayrshire Council.

We have now completed our research for the information and the responses
to your questions are listed below.

Please see attached document with requested information.

Your right to seek a review.

Should you be dissatisfied with the way in which North Ayrshire Council
has dealt with your request you have the right to ask us to review it.

You should explain why you wish a review to be carried out and should be
made within 40 working days of receipt of this response. We will then
reply within 20 working days of receipt and employees not involved in your
original request will undertake the review. If you are not satisfied with
the result of the review you then have the right to make a formal
complaint to the Scottish Information Commissioner at
http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Any request for a review should be made in writing in the first instance
to:

FOI /EIR Manager
Information Governance 
Cunninghame House
Irvine
Ayrshire
KA12 8EE

Email : [email address]

The supply of documents under the terms of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 does not give the applicant or whoever receives the
information any right to re-use it in such a way that might infringe the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. This includes making multiple
copies, publishing or otherwise distributing the information to other
individuals and the public.

While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information,
its accuracy is not warranted. In particular, the Council accepts no
liability for onward sale or transfer of this information to any third
party and for any reliance placed on such information by you or by a third
party.

Yours sincerely

Jessica McCallum
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

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acting, on such information prior to the receipt by those persons of
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