Legal advice taken regarding recruitment

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Dear South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,

As the service is currently undertaking a recruitment campaign, excluding individuals who live outside of the service boundaries, what legal advice have you requested & recieved and from whom which permits this exclusion.

Yours faithfully,
Steven Syme

FOI, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Steven

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: FOIA 1296

Thank you for your email of 20/01/17 requesting information about the recruitment process at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days i.e. no later than 17/02/17.

If you have any queries about your request do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Louise

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Louise Chan
Customer Service & Governance Officer
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Tel: 0114 2532276
Email: [South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service request email]

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Dear Steven

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  FOIA 1296

 

Thank you for your email of 20/01/17 requesting information about the
recruitment process at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.  Your full request
followed by our response is as follows:

 

1.  As the service is currently undertaking a recruitment campaign,
excluding individuals who live outside of the service boundaries, what
legal advice have you requested and received and from whom which permits
this exclusion.

 

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue aims to have a workforce which is
representative of the communities that we service within South Yorkshire. 
We have considered legal advice in relation to residence requirements and
have consulted with other UK Fire and Rescue Services with similar
requirements in place.  Due to the varied demographic existing within our
service boundary we are satisfied that this limitation forms part of our
positive action activity to take steps to advance equality of opportunity
between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
in order to ensure that the operational effectiveness of the service, in
terms of emergency response and particularly in relation to community
engagement and education work, is assisted by a diverse and representative
workforce.

 

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Authority

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or

The Monitoring Officer

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority

18 Regent Street

Barnsley

S70 2HG

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Louise

 

PP Tracey Wiles – Information and governance Manager

 

Louise Chan

Customer Service & Governance Officer

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

Tel:  0114 2532276

Email:  [South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service request email]  

 

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Dear South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

Having requested the specific details of the legal advice you have received, and who it was from, and with it not having been answered in a suitable timescale, I am writing to request an internal review of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service's handling of my FOI request 'Legal advice taken regarding recruitment'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Steven Syme

FOI, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Steven

 

Thank you for your email of 21/03/17 explaining that you wish to appeal. 
I would like to confirm I have passed this to Andrew Frosdick for
processing.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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Louise Chan

Customer Service & Governance Officer

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Tel:  0114 2532276

Email:  [South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service request email]  

 

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From: Steven Syme [mailto:[FOI #383470 email]]
Sent: 21 March 2017 13:23
To: FOI
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Legal advice
taken regarding recruitment

 

 

Dear South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,

 

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

 

Having requested the specific details of the legal advice you have
received, and who it was from, and with it not having been answered in a
suitable timescale, I am writing to request an internal review of South
Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service's handling of my FOI request 'Legal
advice taken regarding recruitment'.

 

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[2]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Steven Syme

 

 

 

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Dear South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service's handling of my FOI request 'Legal advice taken regarding recruitment'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Steven Syme

Information Requests,

Dear Mr Syme

I acknowledge receipt of your email in respect of an internal review following on from your Freedom of Information request of 20.01.2017.
I apologise for the length of time this has taken however, we hope to have a response for you by the 18th August 2017.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Kind Regards

Jane Buchan
Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer Customer Feedback and Improvement Team Communities Directorate, Customer Services

Postal address:Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Communities, Customer Services, Customer Feedback and Improvement Team, PO Box 679, Barnsley, S70 9GG Location address: Gateway Plaza

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Good Afternoon,

 

Please find attached internal review response.

 

Regards,

 

Tom Grierson

 

Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer

Customer Feedback and Improvement Team

Customer Services

 

Mail: Barnsley MBC, Feedback and Improvement Team, Gateway Plaza,
Sackville Street, Barnsley, S70 9GG

Tel: 01226 770770