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FOI 14807

Budget for Media

Request

Could I please request the following information


1) The budget for your council's press office/media department in 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16 and 2016/17


2) The headcount of staff employed in your council's press office/media department in 2011/12,
2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16 and 2016/17


3) A structure chart and job descriptions and salary bands for the media relations/press
office team currently employed by your council.


Could you please send any response and or requests for clarification to this e-mail
address.

Response

1) The budget was as follows
11/12 £50,000
12/13 £50,000

This was to pay for an external contract we had for our Comms team.

2) Head count of staff
11/12 – 13/14 - Outsourced Communications department
14/15 – 16/17 – 2 people

3) The Structure of the Comms team is as follows:

Senior Communications Officer – Grade G (currently fulfilled by an interim)
Communications Officer – Grade D

4) There is no structure chart and the job description for the Grade D officer was drawn up whilst the Comms department was under external contract.