(2) whether all the vacancies in the National Offender Management Service for Directors of Offender Management have been filled;
(3) what estimate he has made of the cost to the National Offender Management Service of employing each of its Directors of Offender Management in 2009-10.
The recruitment costs for the directors of Offender Management (DOM) in the National Offender Management Service is £168,000 as of 4 June 2009.
Nine of the 10 vacancies for DOM have been filled. The remaining vacancy, the north-east, is currently being covered by an interim appointment.
The director of Offender Management role has been evaluated, in all cases, to be senior civil servant (SCS) pay band 2. The salaries paid will be commensurate with this pay band and are expected to be in the region of £80,000 to £120,000. The exact salaries of the directors will be different because the roles vary in scale and this will be recognised accordingly.
The savings generated from the regional restructuring in the National Offender Management Service, which includes the creation and appointment of directors of Offender Management will result in a cost base reduction of £10 million.
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) became part of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) when it was formed in May 2007. Before then it was part of the Home Office.
The NOMS agency unaudited resource and capital expenditure outturn for the financial year 2009-09 is: resource £4,452 million and capital £550 million. The final audited figures will be included in the MOJ annual departmental report and accounts that will be published in due course.
The agency’s predecessor was announced in January 2004. The resource and capital expenditure outturn figures for each financial year are shown as follows.
Financial year Resource Capital 2007-08 4,722 577 2006-07 4,358 400 2005-06 4,034 354 2004-05 3,680 403
Figures for 2004-05 to 2006-07 have been taken from the Ministry of Justice departmental report 2007-08. Figures for 2007-08 have been taken from the Ministry of Justice annual accounts 2007-08.
The figures for 2008-09 will not be directly comparable with those for previous years as a result of the reorganisation of the service and the establishment of the new NOMS Agency, and the transfer of strategic functions to the newly formed Criminal Justice Group in the MOJ, from April 2008.