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Questions regarding the Scottish Forestry use of recruitment agencies: FOI release

Published: 30 Oct 2020

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

Published:
30 Oct 2020
Questions regarding the Scottish Forestry use of recruitment agencies: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000087416
Date received: 14 Sep 2020
Date responded: 25 Sep 2020
Information requested

1. Please advise the total spend on recruitment agencies in the last during 2018/2019 ?
2. Please advise what the temporary agency spend for admin, call centre, data processing and clerical roles during 2018/2019 ?
3. Please advise what the temporary agency spend for roles such as warehouse, catering and cleaners during 2018/2019?
4. Please advise what the permanent agency spend has been during 2018/2019 ?
5. Which recruitment agencies have you used in the last 12 months for admin, call centre, data processing , clerical, warehouse, catering and cleaners?
6. Which framework agreements do you use for agencies? ie Scottish Government, APUK, Crown Commercial Services?
7. What process do recruitment agencies have to follow to be given jobs to work on?
8. Who is responsible for engaging new recruitment agencies?

Response

Q1

Please advise the total spend on recruitment agencies in the last during 2018/2019 ?

A

£273099.8

Q2

Please advise what the temporary agency spend for admin, call centre, data processing and clerical roles during 2018/2019 ?

A

£53179

Q3

Please advise what the temporary agency spend for roles such as warehouse, catering and cleaners during 2018/2019?

A

£0

Q4

Please advise what the permanent agency spend has been during 2018/2019 ?

A

£0 – Scottish Forestry does not have a permanent agency spend

Q5

Which recruitment agencies have you used in the last 12 months for admin, call centre, data processing , clerical, warehouse, catering and cleaners?

A

Pertemps, ASA Recruitment

Q6

Which framework agreements do you use for agencies? ie Scottish Government, APUK, Crown Commercial Services?

A

Scottish Government Frameworks in first instance. (SP-13-022, SP-13-017, SP-13-018 used in 18/19) . other public service frameworks if applicable and accessible (653F-15 used in 18/19) .Procurement Contracts Scotland if framework route does not supply suitably skilled or qualified staff.

Q7

What process do recruitment agencies have to follow to be given jobs to work on?

A

Register for inclusion on frameworks or through PCS and adherence to terms and conditions associated with contract in addition to meeting the contract brief.

Q8

Who is responsible for engaging new recruitment agencies?

A

Cost Centre Managers or line mangers responsible for that function and role(s).

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