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Environment Agency: Vacancies

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many vacancies there were for (a) flood risk engineers, (b) flood risk planners, (c) flood risk project managers and (d) other flood risk management posts in the Environment Agency in each region on 1 April in each of the last five years; and for how long each such post has been vacant. (277360)

The following tables show the number of vacancies in regional flood risk teams in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and to May 2009 in each region. It also provides a breakdown of how long these have been vacant during 2008 and 2009. Information on this preceding 2008 is not available.

The majority of posts are filled by permanent employees and as part of the Environment Agency’s resourcing strategy a range of other techniques are used to ensure that work is completed within agreed timeframes. These include the use of consultants, contractors, part-time or flexible working.

Region

Positions

Vacancy May 2009

Vacant for 0 to 3 Months

Vacant for 3 to 6 months

Vacant for 6 to 12 Months

Vacant for 12 months +

Anglian

FR planners

2

2

0

0

0

FR engineers

9

4

1

3

1

FR project managers

11

6

3

2

0

Others

2

2

0

0

0

Anglian total

24

14

4

5

1

Midlands

FR planners

2

1

1

0

0

FR engineers

10

7

1

1

1

FR project managers

5

5

0

0

0

Others

0

0

0

0

0

Midlands total

17

13

2

1

1

North East

FR planners

1

1

0

0

0

FR engineers

5

1

0

3

1

FR project managers

4

3

0

1

0

Others

5

4

0

1

0

North East total

15

9

0

5

1

North West

FR planners

3

0

1

2

0

FR engineers

5

0

1

4

0

FR project managers

2

0

2

0

0

Others

5

4

0

1

0

North West total

15

4

4

7

0

Southern

FR planners

4

0

0

4

0

FR engineers

6

2

1

3

0

FR project managers

1

0

1

0

0

Others

2

2

0

0

0

Southern total

13

4

2

7

0

South West

FR planners

4

3

1

0

0

FR engineers

16

16

0

0

0

FR project managers

10

10

0

0

0

Others

4

4

0

0

0

South West total

34

33

1

0

0

Thames

FR planners

3

0

1

2

0

FR engineers

6

3

1

1

1

FR project managers

3

1

0

2

0

Others

10

4

0

6

0

Thames total

22

8

2

11

1

Wales

FR planners

2

1

1

0

0

FR engineers

2

2

0

0

0

FR project managers

5

4

0

1

0

Others

1

1

0

0

0

Wales total

10

8

1

1

0

Overall total

150

93

16

37

4

Region

Positions

Vacancy May 2008

Vacant for 0 to 3 Months

Vacant for 3 to 6 months

Vacant for 6 to 12 Months

Vacant for 12months +

Anglian

FR planners

9

4

1

3

1

FR engineers

8

2

5

0

1

FR project managers

9

4

4

1

0

Other

1

1

0

0

0

Anglian total

27

11

10

4

2

Midlands

FR planners

1

0

1

0

0

FR engineers

5

3

1

0

1

FR project managers

8

4

2

2

0

Other

3

2

1

0

0

Midlands total

17

9

5

2

1

North East

FR planners

2

2

0

0

0

FR engineers

9

9

0

(T

0

FR project managers

9

8

1

0

0

Other

0

0

0

0

0

North East total

20

19

1

0

0

North West

FR planners

1

1

0

0

0

FR engineers

10

9

1

0

0

FR project managers

7

6

1

0

0

Other

3

0

0

1

2

North West total

21

16

2

1

2

Southern

FR planners

3

2

1

0

0

FR engineers

7

7

0

0

0

FR project managers

4

4

0

0

0

Other

0

0

0

0

0

Southern total

14

13

1

0

0

South West

FR planners

4

1

2

1

0

FR engineers

15

7

3

3

2

FR project managers

9

3

2

3

1

Other

2

2

0

0

0

South West total

30

13

7

7

3

Thames

FR planners

1

1

0

0

0

FR engineers

9

4

2

2

1

FR project managers

7

7

0

0

0

Other

4

3

1

0

0

Thames total

21

15

3

2

1

Wales

FR planners

2

0

1

1

0

FR engineers

4

2

2

0

0

FR project managers

7

1

2

2

2

Other

1

1

0

0

0

Wales total

14

4

5

3

2

Overall total

164

100

34

19

11

Region

Positions

Vacancies May 2009

Vacancies 2008

Vacancies 2007

Vacancies 2006

Vacancies 2005

Anglian

FR planners

2

9

7

6

7

FR engineers

9

8

9

2

3

FR project managers

11

9

4

5

7

Others

2

1

0

0

0

Anglian total

24

27

20

13

17

Midlands

FR planners

2

1

2

0

1

FR engineers

10

5

5

6

6

FR project managers

5

8

7

7

7

Others

0

3

0

0

0

Midlands total

17

17

14

13

14

North East

FR planners

1

2

2

1

1

FR engineers

5

9

7

2

5

FR project managers

4

9

6

0

5

Others

5

0

0

0

0

North East total

15

20

15

3

11

North West

FR planners

3

1

0

0

1

FR engineers

5

10

4

1

2

FR project managers

2

7

4

5

8

Others

5

3

0

0

0

North West total

15

21

8

6

11

Southern

FR planners

4

3

3

4.5

4.5

FR engineers

6

7

6

19

19

FR project managers

1

4

2

6

6

Others

2

0

0

0

0

Southern total

13

14

11

29.5

29.5

South West

FR planners

4

4

0

5

6

FR engineers

16

15

3

13

13

FR project managers

10

9

6

4

5

Others

4

2

0

0

0

South West total

34

30

9

22

24

Thames

FR planners

3

1

4

3

3

FR engineers

6

9

7

26

27

FR project managers

3

7

8

5

6

Others

10

4

0

0

0

Thames total

22

21

19

34

36

Wales

FR planners

2

2

4

4

4

FR engineers

2

4

0

0

0

FR project managers

5

7

6

3

3

Others

1

1

0

0

0

Wales total

10

14

10

7

7

Overall total

150

164

106

127.5

149.5