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Scottish Government recruitment breakdown: FOI release

Published: 19 May 2021

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

Published:
19 May 2021
Scottish Government recruitment breakdown: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100188238
Date received: 30 Mar 2021
Date responded: 27 Apr 2021
Information requested

1. How many jobs were advertised for positions in your department between January 31st 2020 and January 31st 2021?

2. In this time period, how many applicants applied for each job?

3. In this time period, what percentage of applicants were from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background?

4. In this time period, how many positions were filled by applicants from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background?

Response

Please note that a number of Campaigns have yet to reach a conclusion therefore these numbers are subject to change.

1. Internal Campaigns Advertised (1338)
Internal Post Numbers (1853)

External Campaigns Advertised (529)
External Post Numbers (1325)

2. Internal Applicants (15,417)
External Applicants (46,972)

3. 4754 (7.61%) applicants declared a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background?

4. 133 applicants who declared a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background were offered a position.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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