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FOI 13182

Empty homes Information request - not under FOI Act

Request


Information Requested

Current employees
1.
Please list the job-titlesof all your current employees who work directly with private sector owners to bring private sector empty property back into use for housing (‘empty homes work’); and for each job-title listed
a)
please estimate the Full-Time-Equivalent [FTE] staff resource
spent on*empty homes work; and
b)
please give the FTE resource formally
allocated to*empty homes work; and
c)
please specify the amount the resource, if any, that is on time-limited contracts (agency workers, temporary contracts etc, i.e. not permanent contracts).
Other posts
2.
Please provide information identical to that requested at 1 - ignoring 1(a) - for any posts for which you are in the process of recruiting and which will be allocated empty homes work.

* ‘Spent on’ versus ‘allocated to’
We want to distinguish between time spent dealing with empty homes reactively or ad hoc and time that is formally allocated to empty homes work (e.g. ‘you will deal with empty homes two days a week’).

Examples
(NB Do not make any deductions for non-productive time such as holidays, training, sickness etc).)
An empty homes officer working full-time on empty homes would be spending 1.0 FTE and allocated 1.0 FTE.
If diverted onto other work two days a week this officer would be spending 0.6 FTE and allocated 1.0 FTE.

An environmental health officer working reactively one day a week on empty homes would be spending 0.2FTE and allocated 0.0FTE.
A full-time environmental health officer allocated to work two days a week on empty homes, and doing so, would be spending 0.4FTE and allocated 0.4 FTE.
If an employee works across more than one authority, estimate the FTE spent in your authority.

Please respond by replying to this email, i.e. to: admin@ehnetwork.org.uk
You may find it easier (but it is not essential) if you download our survey table in MS Word format from:
www.ehnetwork.org.uk/library-item/ehn-empty-homes-survey-2016-table
Don’t hesitate to contact me for clarification and feel free to provide additional comments, notes etc to clarify your own response.

Response

Current employees
1.
Please list the job-titlesof all your current employees who work directly with private sector owners to bring private sector empty property back into use for housing ('empty homes work'); and for each job-title listed
a) - NO OFFICERS DIRECTLY EMPLOYED FOR THIS PURPOSE
please estimate the Full-Time-Equivalent [FTE] staff resource
spent on*empty homes work; and
b) - LESS THAT 1%
please give the FTE resource formally
allocated to*empty homes work; and
c) - NONE
please specify the amount the resource, if any, that is on time-limited contracts (agency workers, temporary contracts etc, i.e. not permanent contracts).
Other posts
2. - NONE
Please provide information identical to that requested at 1 - ignoring 1(a) - for any posts for which you are in the process of recruiting and which will be allocated empty homes work.

* 'Spent on' versus 'allocated to'
We want to distinguish between time spent dealing with empty homes reactively or ad hoc and time that is formally allocated to empty homes work (e.g. 'you will deal with empty homes two days a week'). – NONE BUT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS WILL RESPOND TO ADHOC ENQUIRIES OCCASIONALLY.