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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Temporary Staff

Reference No: 110/2014
Request Date: 28/11/2014


  1. What was the organisation's total spend on temporary agency staff in the last year - either financial or calendar? Please estimate if not known.
  2. Do you have a contract with a managed service provider for the supply of temporary staff?
  3. Is the managed service provider a master vendor, a neutral vendor or are temporary staff supplied through contracts with individual agencies?
  4. What was the contract start date and minimum duration?
  5. What potential contract extensions were specified if any e.g. 2 years or 1 year + 1 year etc?
  6. What is the name of the managed service provider?


  1. For 2014/15 year to date: Total spend £77,420 however, £41,250 of this is for the implementation/report writing of a planned one off project and therefore not day-to-day agency, £20,759 was for cover on a project that has partnership funding and therefore is not funded from SFRS, £15,411 is the day-to-day agency costs for workshops, human resources and administration.
  2. No contract in place.
  3. We have preferred suppliers with whom we have negotiated terms and temporary staff are engaged through individual agencies based on their suitability for the role we are recruiting for.
  4. n/a
  5. n/a
  6. n/a