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National Offender Management Service: Manpower

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff were working in an offender management role in each year since 2003. (280840)

Figures on the number of staff working in an offender management role in the National Probation Service prior to 2006 are unavailable as the figures collected were not broken down into Offender Management Roles. The table shows the number of staff working in an offender management role in 2006 and 2007 broken down into job group:

National Probation Service

12006

22007

Deputy Chief Officer

16

16

Assistant Chief Officer

81

75

Area/District Manager

74

83

Middle Manager

684

694

Senior Practitioner

124

111

Probation Officer

3,876

3,998

Probation Services Officer

2,616

2,459

Psychologist

4

5

Other Operational Staff

32

20

Support Staff- Administration

2,137

2,103

Support Staff-Other

19

11

Other Staff

9

2

Total

9,672

9,577

1 Figures provided are fall time equivalent and are as at 31 December for each year.

2 Figures provided for 2007 are about to be made public.

Notes:

1. Figures for 2008 are currently unavailable due to issues with data classification at this level of detail. A data validation exercise is currently taking place that will resolve these issues and information will be available at the conclusion of this exercise.

2. Information is not collected on how many Prison Service staff undertake offender management roles. Offender management is an integral part of the Prison Officer's role within an establishment. How this resource is deployed varies from establishment to establishment.