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National Offender Management Service: Manpower

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 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 (i) Reducing Re-offending Operational Policy and Third Sector Partnership Group and (ii) Stakeholder Relations Group under the auspices of the Director of Commissioning and Operational Policy at the National Offender Management Service; (248619)

(2) how many (a) former Probation Service and (b) former Prison Service staff by grade are working in the (i) Mental Health Unit and (ii) Public Health Group under the auspices of the Director of Offender Health at the National Offender Management Service;

(3) how many (a) former Probation Service and (b) former Prison Service staff by grade are working in the (i) Offender Assessment and Management Group, (ii) Interventions and Substance Misuse Group, (iii) Commissioning Women's and Young People's Group, (iv) Offender Employment, Skills and Services Group and (v) Operational Policy Unit under the auspices of the Director of Commissioning and Operational Policy at the National Offender Management Service;

(4) how many (a) former Probation Service staff and (b) former Prison Service staff by grade are working in the (i) Public Protection Unit, (ii) Race Equality Advice and Action Group, (iii) Briefing and Casework Unit, (iv) NOMS Management Board, (v) Parliamentary and Correspondents Briefing Unit and (vi) Internal Communications Unit at the National Offender Management Service;

(5) how many (a) former Probation Service staff and (b) former Prison Service staff by grade are working in the (i) Children and Young Persons Group, (ii) Women's Health Programme Unit, (iii) Social Care Unit and (iv) Parliamentary Business and Communication Group at the National Offender Management Service;

(6) how many former (a) Probation Service staff and (b) Prison Service staff of each grade are working in the Budget Support Unit 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 headquartersstaffing: As at 31 December 2008

Prison Service

Directorate

Organisation

Senior civil service

Senior manager

Manager

EO and equiv.

AO/AA and equiv.

OSG and officer grades

Others and industrials

Total

Capacity Programme

Estates Planning and Development

1

1

Other Groups/Units

1

1

2

Capacity Programme total

1

1

1

3

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Offender Assessment and Management Group

2

2

Other Groups/Units

Commissioning and Operational Policy total

2

2

Director General

Briefing and Casework Unit

1

16

15

5

37

Internal Communications

4

6

1

11

Race Equality Action Group

1

5

17

1

2

1

27

Other Groups/Units

1

5

7

5

3

21

Director General total

2

11

44

27

11

1

96

Finance and Performance

Audit and Corporate Assurance

1

6

18

7

10

10

52

Commercial and Competitions Unit

1

1

Financial Control and Accountancy

1

5

21

9

1

37

Information and Communication Technology

1

16

28

13

58

Phoenix Shared Service Centre

1

30

252

287

340

112

12

1,034

Procurement

1

7

17

8

4

37

Programmes and Project Management Group

1

1

2

Strategy and Effectiveness Group

1

7

20

3

2

6

39

Other Groups/Units

2

20

80

61

59

1

42

265

Finance and Performance total

8

91

436

390

413

129

58

1,525

High Security Directorate total

2

23

46

18

25

32

146

HR total

7

77

105

28

20

14

251

Chief Operating Officer

Area Offices, ROMs, DOMs and Area Teams

11

91

214

42

137

79

377

951

Financial Management Unit

2

2

1

5

Office of National Commissioning

2

2

Performance Delivery

1

1

2

Public Protection Unit

1

2

1

4

Other Groups/Units

2

24

53

13

9

16

1

118

Chief Operating Officer total

13

118

273

58

146

96

378

1,082

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Commissioning, Women and Young Peoples Group

2

21

38

12

3

10

86

Interventions Group and Substance Misuse

20

59

8

14

2

103

Offender Employment Skills and Services Group

1

11

53

8

11

1

85

Operational Policy Unit

2

3

2

7

Safer Custody and Offender Policy Group

1

5

7

4

5

22

Other Groups/Units

2

9

13

3

8

1

1

37

Commissioning and Operational Policy total

6

68

173

37

41

13

2

340

Offender Health

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Grand total

39

391

1,078

558

656

285

438

3,445

Probation

Directorate

Organisation

Senior civil service

Senior manager

Manager

EO and equiv.

AO/AA and equiv.

OSG and officer grades

Total

Former NOMS HQ

NOMS 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

1,035

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

1,715

High Security Directorate total

2

148

HR total

1

6

7

3

1

18

14

283

Chief Operating Officer

Area Offices, ROMs, DOMs and Area Teams

6

25

18

18

11

5

83

1

1,035

Financial Management Unit

Office of National Commissioning

70

72

Performance Delivery

2

Public Protection Unit

177

181

Other Groups/Units

1

6

2

3

12

132

262

Chief Operating Officer total

7

31

20

21

11

5

95

380

1,557

Commissioning and Operational Policy

Commissioning Women and Young Peoples Group

7

93

Interventions Group and Substance Misuse

31

134

Offender Employment Skills and 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

Offender Health

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Grand total

8

37

27

24

112

5

113

792

4,350

1 These staff are employed by the Department of Health and are therefore not included in NOMS HQ figures. They are not former Prison Service or Probation Service staff.

Notes:

1. Reducing Re-offending Operational Policy and Third Sector Partnership Group, Stakeholder Relations Group; NOMS Management Board and Parliamentary and Correspondents Briefing Unit are not recorded separately on the database. These staff are included within the Other Groups totals in the table.

2. 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.