Advertisement of Vacancies

Reference: 18021

Date Added: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Question

 

1.  Whether the PCC’s office pays any external organisations to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office on their website

 

2.  For a list of websites / organisations the PCC’s office uses to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office (excel format) and how much each website/organisation received from office in the three most recent financial year.

 

3.  For an email address and contact information for the HR department or relevant department responsible for publishing and promoting vacancies within the PCC’s office.

 


Note: Everything in this FOI relates to the financial years 2015/16 to 2017/18. If the cost limit exceeds that which is allotted, then start from 2017/18 and work backwards.

 

 

Answer

 

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

 

Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is partly held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find responses below.

 

1.  Whether the PCC’s office pays any external organisations to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office on their website.


2015/16 – No external organisations were paid to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office on their website.


2016/17 – Western Mail


2017/18 – No external organisations were paid to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office on their website.

 

 

2.  For a list of websites / organisations the PCC’s office uses to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office (excel format) and how much each website/organisation received from office in the three most recent financial years


If no money was paid to advertise the roles, please indicate this on the spreadsheet.

 

2015/16 – not applicable


2016/17 - We paid to advertise in the Western Mail newspaper, which includes publication on their website, for the role of the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.   The organisation received £3,565.00 excluding VAT and £4,278.00 including VAT (this was paid to Trinity Mirror).  Please note that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent is able to claim the cost of VAT back.  I have also included this information in excel as requested.

 

2017/18 – not applicable

 

3.  For an email address and contact information for the HR department or relevant department responsible for publishing and promoting vacancies within the PCC’s office.

 

The Gwent Police HR department are responsible for publishing and promoting vacancies in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) although the OPCC is able to direct where they would like these vacancies published.  The email address for Gwent Police is centralrecruitment@gwent.pnn.police.uk, the email address for the OPCC is Commissioner@gwent.pnn.police.uk