The table shows the average length of employment of DCMS staff at each civil service payband—time in grade at DCMS only, excluding previous departmental experience.
DCMS Civil service A Grade7 7 A(U) Grade 6 7.5 B HEO/SEO/HEOD 6.5 C EO 7 D AA/AO 8 SCSI SCSI 7.5 SCS2 SCS2 4.5 SCS3 SCS3 9 Grand total 7
According to the published civil service statistics for 1997, the Department (then called the Department for National Heritage) had 1,004 full-time equivalent staff (44 industrial and 960 non industrial) and of these 666 were in executive agencies (at the time Historic Royal Palaces and the Royal Parks).
There have been some structural changes in the Department since then and the Department lost the Football Licensing Authority and Gambling Commission; and created the Government Olympic Executive (GOE) to oversee the whole Olympic programme in 2006.
Currently the number of full-time equivalent staff as of 30 September 2009 is as follows.
The Royal Parks Executive Agency: 105