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Equity and Excellence leads posts and overall cost: FOI release

Published: 3 Sep 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
3 Sep 2019
Equity and Excellence leads posts and overall cost: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900003026
Date received: 5 Aug 2019
Date responded: 2 Sep 2019
Information requested

- Could you therefore please tell me how many of the 435 equity and excellence leads posts were filled as of July?

- Could you also give me a breakdown of how many of the equity and excellence posts each local authority has been assigned and how many of the posts each local authority had filled as of July

- Was Tavish Scott correct to say the original goal was to fill these posts by August 2018 – if not please state the correct date?

- How much does the Scottish government estimate this initiative will cost

Response

The information below is based on responses from local authorities on how many equity and excellence leads are in post, how many have a start date before the end of September, and also any posts that have previously been filled.

- Could you please tell me how many of the 435 equity and excellence leads posts were filled as of July?

Local authorities reported that 398.5 FTE (full time equivalent) posts had been filled. The data collection took place at the end of July 2019, with all responses received at the end of August 2019.

- Could you also give me a breakdown of how many of the equity and excellence posts each local authority has been assigned and how many of the posts each local authority had filled as of July?

Local Authority

Equity and Excellence Leads:
FTE Allocation

Total FTE that has been filled
Aberdeen City 6 6
Aberdeenshire 6 4
Angus 3 3
Argyll & Bute 3 3
Clackmannanshire 7 7
Dumfries & Galloway 10 10
Dundee City 21 21
East Ayrshire 15 15
East Dunbartonshire 2 2
East Lothian 3 3
East Renfrewshire 1 1
Edinburgh, City of 20 20
Falkirk 8 8
Fife 28 28
Glasgow City 112 88.5
Highland 6 6
Inverclyde 8 7
Midlothian 3 3
Moray 2 2
North Ayrshire 24 24
North Lanarkshire 40 40
Orkney 1 1
Perth & Kinross 2 2
Renfrewshire 26 22.5
Scottish Borders 3 3
Shetland 1 1
South Ayrshire 12 11.5
South Lanarkshire 26 20
Stirling 5 5
West Dunbartonshire 11 11
West Lothian 19 19
Western Isles 1 1
Total 435 398.5

- Was Tavish Scott correct to say the original goal was to fill these posts by August 2018 – if not please state the correct date?

The original goal was to fill these posts from August 2018.

- How much does the Scottish government estimate this initiative will cost?

The equity and excellence leads initiative is estimated to cost around £18 million per annum. This estimate is based on information provided by local authorities on the estimated costs of delivering in their respective areas.

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