Staffing Structures

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Dear Canterbury City Council,

I would like to request your staffing structures if possible by department with the grades of each post.

Can you please show whether the posts are full time or part time.

Can you also provide me with total costs for all staff as a basic salary and a separate cost with pension costs and other add ons, the total number of staff employed, and the number of full time and part time staff.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Fagg

CCC FOI, Canterbury City Council

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Dear Mr Fagg

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

We have worked on the current establishment list and then categorised the staffing as per the structure chart that is on the council website to add the post information. As staff are sometimes split across several services it is not easy to classify part time and full time as they may appear part time as they are coded to several cost centres, so we have used the July payroll to work out full time, part time and casual members of staff. Finally the total costs are based on the full staffing structure - excluding casual posts.

The attachment shows all the posts per service (names salaries and grades removed) showing the hours chargeable to each service.

We publish information about senior management grades and salary ranges, on our website via the following link: , but are not required to publish other staff grades or salaries.

Please note that we are unable to provide you with details of grades of each post as this information is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The exemption applied is Section 40(2) – personal information, which is an absolute exemption and therefore there is no need to consider the public interest in disclosure.

This exemption applies because the information requested is personal information which relates to individuals, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998. Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act provides that information will be exempt from disclosure if that disclosure would breach any of the Data Protection principles.

The release of this information would breach the first principle, which states that data should be processed fairly and lawfully. By disclosing this information, the Council believes that the individuals could potentially be identified and that the disclosure of this information could cause the individuals unwarranted detriment and distress. In making this decision, the Council has considered what the individual has been told about the processing of their personal data and what their reasonable expectations are in relation to that processing. In the Council’s view, no individual would reasonably expect that information of this nature would be disclosed to the public.

From the July payroll we paid 163 Part time, 336 Full time and 149 casual (zero hours) members of staff.

The annual pay costs are

Basic pay and allowances £12.3m
National Insurance £1m
Superannuation £1.4m

Further staffing stats are published on our website via the following link:

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If you are still dissatisfied after an internal review, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF.

Kind regards

Claire Hawken
Business Manager and Freedom of Information /Data Protection Co-Ordinator
Legal and Democratic Services
Canterbury City Council
01227 862 534

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Norman Sands left an annotation ()

None of the directions are helpful at all for the lower grade staff below Senior Officers.
The question was and is what are the scale ranges please for Indeviual Officers that we the public have to deal with?
Please reply by email
thank you all