Number of full time equivalent (FTE) frontline media roles: FOI release

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

Information requested

"May I have updated information pertaining to the number of FTE (Full time equivalent) frontline media roles currently active in the Scottish Government? The previous statement from July was that there were 54.9 FTE jobs."


The number of FTE frontline communications staff/press officers is set out in the table below.

Year FTE
2020-2021 48.7*

* FTE figure is from September 30 2021

Numbers of FTE staff vary throughout the financial year and the figures represent staff numbers on just one day of each year, September 30th. This means that these figures are a 'snapshot': they do not represent either a total number or average number of staff employed in the year.

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