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Dear Orkney Islands 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

foi, Orkney Islands Council

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Dear Sir

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

Thank you for your information request dated 13 March 2023 and received on 14 March 2023. Our reference is FOI 2023-0331. This is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

We are considering your request. We may be in touch soon to ask for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not able to fulfil your request in its present form.

The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we receive a valid request, including any clarification we need to make a final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification where necessary. We hope to give you the information you are looking for at an earlier date if possible.

Regards

Katy Russell-Duff
Administrative Officer/FOI Co-ordinator
Strategy, Performance and Business Solutions
Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY
Telephone (01856) 873535 Extension 2210

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foi, Orkney Islands Council

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Dear Sir

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

 

I refer to your email dated 13 March 2023 and received on 14 March 2023;
our reference is FOI 2023-0331.

 

I am pleased to give the information you requested as indicated, rather
than as a spreadsheet, and hope that it meets your requirements.

 

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.              

 

One for each of the financial years from 2018/19 to 2022/23.

 

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).               

 

Approximately 70% of our 1 FTE is spent on empty homes work.

 

Under FOISA, if you are dissatisfied with our response, you may ask the
Council to review its handling of your request. If you wish to do this,
you should make your request for review within 40 working days of
receiving this email. Please make your request for review to Head of Legal
and Governance, Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY
or email to [1][Orkney Islands Council request email]. Your request must be in permanent form
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That you are asking for a review of this decision, and

Why you are unhappy with the response you have received.

 

We will issue a full response to your request for review within 20 working
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Where the outcome of the review fails to resolve the matter to your
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Information Commissioner for a decision. You have six months in which to
do so following receipt of our review outcome – see
[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

Regards

 

Hazel Flett

Service Manager (Governance)

Strategy, Performance and Business Solutions

Orkney Islands Council, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Tel: 01856 873535 Extension 2208 Direct Dial: 01856 886463

[3]www.orkney.gov.uk

 

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The Ferret Media Ltd

Hi Hazel,

As requested, please can you provide an FTE figure for each of the financial years from 2018/19 to 2023/23?

Yours sincerely,

The Ferret Media Ltd

foi, Orkney Islands Council

Classification: NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

Dear Sir

We provided the information for each of the financial years from 2018/19 to 2023/23:

One for each of the financial years from 2018/19 to 2022/23.

Kind regards

Katy Russell-Duff
Administrative Officer/FOI Co-ordinator
Strategy, Performance and Business Solutions
Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY
Telephone (01856) 873535 Extension 2210

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