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National Offender Management Service: Manpower

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) former Probation Service and (b) former Prison Service staff by grade are working in the Financial Management Unit under the auspices of the Chief Operating Officer at the National Offender Management Service; (248461)

(2) how many former (a) Probation Service and (b) Prison Service staff of each grade are working in the (i) Office of Information and Technology, (ii) Office of Financial Control and Accountancy, (iii) Office of Shared Services, (iv) Commercial and Competitions Unit, (v) Audit and Corporate Assurance Office, (vi) Strategy and Effectiveness Group, (vii) Programme and Project Services Group and (viii) Procurement Group under the auspices of the Director of Finance and Performance at the National Offender Management Service;

(3) how many former (a) Probation Service and (b) Prison Service staff of each grade are working in the (i) Estates Planning and Development Group under the auspices of the Director of Capacity Programme and (ii) Safer Custody and Offender Policy Group under the auspices of the Director of Commissioning and Operational Policy at the National Offender Management Service;

(4) how many staff of each grade working in National Offender Management Service headquarters previously worked for the (a) Probation Service and (b) Prison Service;

(5) how many former (a) Probation Service staff and (b) Prison Service staff of each grade are working in the office of the (i) Chief Operating Officer, (ii) Finance and Performance, (iii) Human Resources, (iv) the Capacity Programme, (v) Commissioning and Operating Policy, (vi) the office of the Director of Offender Health, (vii) the office of National Commissioning under the auspices of the Chief Operating Officer and (viii) the office of Performance Delivery under the auspices of the Chief Operating Officer at the National Offender Management Service.

Information on the number of former probation and prison staff that are now employed by each directorate, headquarters group and the National Offender Management Service Headquarters broken down by grade, is contained in the following tables.

The information includes a number of staff (792) who are employed in the units specified who were neither former Prison Service or Probation Service staff. These staff were previously employed in the former NOMS HQ.

The new NOMS HQ was formed from all staff from the National Probation Directorate and Prison Service Headquarters, as well as staff from the former NOMS HQ. Inevitably the majority were former Prison Service staff. This is because the Probation Service headquarters was significantly smaller as many staff are employed in probation boards and trusts. What matters is that all employees in NOMS HQ recognise that they are now working for a new agency and whatever their past employment history they are focused on public protection and reducing re-offending through integrated offender management.

National Offender Management Service Headquarters Staffing: As at 31 December 2008

Prison Service

Directorate

Organisation

Senior Civil Service

Senior Manager

Manager

EO and Equiv.

Capacity Programme

Estates Planning and Development

1

Other Groups/Units

1

1

Capacity Programme total

1

1

1

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Offender Assessment and Management Group

2

Other Groups/Units

Commissioning and Operational Policy total

2

Director General

Briefing and Casework Unit

1

16

15

Internal Communications

4

6

Race Equality Action Group

1

5

17

1

Other Groups/Units

1

5

7

5

Director General Total

2

11

44

27

Finance and Performance

Audit and Corporate Assurance

1

6

18

7

Commercial and Competitions Unit

1

Financial Control and Accountancy

1

5

21

9

Information and Communication Technology

1

16

28

13

Phoenix Shared Service Centre

1

30

252

287

Procurement

1

7

17

8

Programmes and Project Management Group

1

Strategy and Effectiveness Group

1

7

20

3

Other Groups/Units

2

20

80

61

Finance and Performance Total

8

91

436

390

High Security Directorate Total

2

23

46

18

HR Total

7

77

105

28

Chief Operating Officer

Area Offices, ROMs, DOMs and Area Teams

11

91

214

42

Office of National Commissioning

2

Performance Delivery

1

1

Public Protection Unit

1

2

Other Groups/Units

2

26

55

14

Chief Operating Officer Total

13

118

273

58

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Commissioning, Women and Young Peoples Group

2

21

38

12

Interventions Group and Substance Misuse

20

59

8

Offender Employment Skills & Services Group

1

11

53

8

Operational Policy Unit

2

3

2

Safer Custody and Offender Policy Group

1

5

7

4

Other Groups/Units

2

9

13

3

Commissioning and Operational Policy Total

6

68

173

37

Grand total

39

391

1,078

558

Prison Service

AO/AA and Equiv.

OSG and Officer Grades

Other and Industrial

Total

Capacity Programme

Estates Planning and Development

1

Other Groups/Units

2

Capacity Programme total

3

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Offender Assessment and Management Group

2

Other Groups/Units

Commissioning and Operational Policy total

2

Director General

Briefing and Casework Unit

5

37

Internal Communications

1

11

Race Equality Action Group

2

1

27

Other Groups/Units

3

21

Director General Total

11

1

96

Finance and Performance

Audit and Corporate Assurance

10

10

52

Commercial and Competitions Unit

1

Financial Control and Accountancy

1

37

Information and Communication Technology

58

Phoenix Shared Service Centre

340

112

12

1,034

Procurement

4

37

Programmes and Project Management Group

1

2

Strategy and Effectiveness Group

2

6

39

Other Groups/Units

59

1

42

265

Finance and Performance Total

413

129

58

1,525

High Security Directorate Total

25

32

146

HR Total

20

14

251

Chief Operating Officer

Area Offices, ROMs, DOMs and Area Teams

137

79

377

951

Office of National Commissioning

2

Performance Delivery

2

Public Protection Unit

1

4

Other Groups/Units

9

16

1

123

Chief Operating Officer Total

146

96

378

1,082

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Commissioning, Women and Young Peoples Group

3

10

86

Interventions Group and Substance Misuse

14

2

103

Offender Employment Skills & Services Group

11

1

85

Operational Policy Unit

7

Safer Custody and Offender Policy Group

5

22

Other Groups/Units

8

1

1

37

Commissioning and Operational Policy Total

41

13

2

340

Grand total

656

285

438

3,445

Probation

Senior Civil Service

Senior Manager

Manager

EO and Equiv.

Capacity Programme

Estates Planning and Development

Other Groups/Units

Capacity Programme total

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Offender Assessment and Management Group

Other Groups/Units

Commissioning and Operational Policy total

Director General

Briefing and Casework Unit

Internal Communications

Race Equality Action Group

Other Groups/Units

Director General Total

Finance and Performance

Audit and Corporate Assurance

Commercial and Competitions Unit

Financial Control and Accountancy

Information and Communication Technology

Phoenix Shared Service Centre

Procurement

Programmes and Project Management Group

Strategy and Effectiveness Group

Other Groups/Units

Finance and Performance Total

High Security Directorate Total

HR Total

1

6

7

3

Chief Operating Officer

Area Offices, ROMs, DOMs and Area Teams

6

25

18

18

Office of National Commissioning

Performance Delivery

Public Protection Unit

Other Groups/Units

1

6

2

3

Chief Operating Officer Total

7

31

20

21

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Commissioning, Women and Young Peoples Group

Interventions Group and Substance Misuse

Offender Employment Skills & Services Group

Operational Policy Unit

Safer Custody and Offender Policy Group

Other Groups/Units

Commissioning and Operational Policy Total

Grand total

8

37

27

24

Probation

AO/AA and Equiv.

OSG and Officer Grades

Total

Former NOMS HQ

OMMS HQ Total

Capacity Programme

Estates Planning and Development

30

31

Other Groups/Units

87

89

Capacity Programme total

117

120

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Offender Assessment and Management Group

21

23

Other Groups/Units

3

3

Commissioning and Operational Policy total

24

26

Director General

Briefing and Casework Unit

1

38

Internal Communications

11

Race Equality Action Group

2

29

Other Groups/Units

7

28

Director General Total

10

106

Finance and Performance

Audit and Corporate Assurance

——

24

76

Commercial and Competitions Unit

46

47

Financial Control and Accountancy

12

49

Information and Communication Technology

44

102

Phoenix Shared Service Centre

1

1035

Procurement

5

42

Programmes and Project Management Group

2

Strategy and Effectiveness Group

1

40

Other Groups/Units

57

322

Finance and Performance Total

190

1715

High Security Directorate Total

2

148

HR Total

1

18

14

283

Chief Operating Officer

Area Offices, ROMs, DOMs and Area Teams

11

5

83

1

1035

Office of National Commissioning

70

72

Performance Delivery

2

Public Protection Unit

177

181

Other Groups/Units

12

132

267

Chief Operating Officer Total

11

5

95

380

1557

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Commissioning, Women and Young Peoples Group

7

93

Interventions Group and Substance Misuse

31

134

Offender Employment Skills & Services Group

6

91

Operational Policy Unit

3

10

Safer Custody and Offender Policy Group

3

25

Other Groups/Units

5

42

Commissioning and Operational Policy Total

55

395

Grand total

12

5

113

792

4350

Note:

Staff have been allocated as either Prison Service, Probation Service or former NOMS HQ based on their unit immediately prior to the creation of the new NOMS HQ. No account is taken of experience before that, either in the Prison Service or Probation Service.