Skip to main content

Coronavirus (Covid-19): service updates, support and health advice.

The council website and most online services will be down for periods between 8am and 5pm on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October 2021. This is due to essential maintenance.

Employee data

We collect, analyse and report on data about our workforce. This helps us to understand our workforce better and how our staff are adding value to the council.  This data helps us to make informed decisions and assess the impact of policies and initiatives.

You can read our main privacy notice which applies to any of the services we provide, as well as individual privacy notices for the services we may provide to you.

All data excludes Schools staff.

Integra is a South Gloucestershire Council division who trade with schools, local public sector organisations and local businesses, and provide services to the Council. Integra was established as a single ‘Trade Services’ team in 2011 when the catering, cleaning and professional support services were brought together within the Council and the large majority of schools funding was devolved to schools.  With input from South Gloucestershire schools, Traded Services rebranded as Integra, the trading arm of South Gloucestershire Council, in 2015.

FTE is calculated based on the number of contracted hours worked by an employee where 37 hours = 1 FTE. Therefore 1 FTE may equate to 1 employee being contracted to work full time (37 hours a week) or made up of a number of employees who are contracted to work less than 37 hours per week. The following table shows the number of FTE by department. Please note an employee’s FTE is counted in each role they work in.

Department Mar-20 Mar-19  Mar-18 Mar-17 Mar-16 Mar-15 Mar-14 Mar-13 Mar-10
CAH 957.4 919.6 909.2 918.1 906.9 909.9 929.6 989.2 1,523.30
41% 40% 40% 39% 38% 37% 37% 38% 48%
ECS 773.4 736.4 728.1 742.1 714 706.8 720.3 734.6 888.7
33% 32% 32% 32% 30% 29% 29% 29% 28%
CECR 368.1 416.5 404.5 413.6 416.9 443.8 464.5 482.2 502.8
16% 18% 18% 18% 17% 18% 19% 19% 16%
Integra 242.5 243.7 248.6 269.8 355.5 379.7 372.5 365.4 279.5
10% 11% 11% 12% 15% 16% 15% 15% 11%
Council wide
(excluding Schools)
2,341.4 2,316.2 2,290.30 2,343.7 2,393.3 2,440.10 2,486.90 2,571.40 3,194.30

Headcount is the number of people employed by the Council. The following table displays the headcount of employees by department. Please note an employee is counted once in their main post, no matter how many contracts they hold or how many departments they hold contracts in. Headcount excludes casual workers, but includes zero hour contracts if the zero hour contract is the main or only post

 Department Mar-20 Mar-19 Mar-18 Mar-17 Mar-16 Mar-15 Mar-14 Mar-13 Mar-10
CAH 1,380 1,330 1,280 1,263 1,227 1,202 1,190 1,875 2,466
42% 41% 41% 39% 37% 37% 37% 57% 60%
ECS 988 938 911 925 888 852 866 888 1,078
30% 29% 29% 29% 27% 26% 27% 27% 26%
CECR 417 470 460 477 480 510 528 548 571
13% 15% 15% 15% 15% 16% 16% 17% 14%
Integra 478 483 487 534 693 693 634

 

*

 

*

15% 15% 16% 17% 21% 21% 19% 3,311 4,115
Council wide 3,263 3,221 3,138 3,199 3,288 3,257 3,218

The following table displays the number of full and part time contracts by department within the Council. A full time contract is classed as 37 hours or more. An employee is counted once in each contract they hold.

Full-Time Dept Mar-20 Mar-19 Mar-18 Mar-17 Mar-16 Mar-15 Mar-14 Mar-13 Mar-10
CAH 653 620 603 576 581 598 716 710 909
ECS 572 552 550 558 538 531 550 565 679
CECR 271 318 314 316 313 336 353 369 402
Integra 68 70 75 81 84 95
Council 1,564 1,560 1,542 1,531 1,516 1,560 1,619 1,644 1,990
Part-time Dept Mar-19 Mar-18 Mar-17 Mar-16 Mar-15 Mar-14 Mar-13 Mar-10
CAH 518 550 790 614 587 529 1195 1386 1837
ECS 404 375 383 395 382 379 377 372 459
CECR 153 159 149 165 169 178 182 186 172
Integra 417 410 455 438 628 662
Council 1,492 1,494 1,777 1,612 1,766 1,748 1,754 1,944 2,468

The government introduced a public sector apprenticeship target in April 2017 in accordance with The Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017. The regulations set a target for any public sector employer in England with at least 250 employees to employ an average of 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2021.

The target set is for all new apprenticeship starts which includes both newly employed and any existing employees that have begun any training via the apprenticeship route. Prescribed groups and public sector bodies with 250 or more staff in England have a target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts over the period of 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021. Bodies in scope must have regard to the target. The Government considers the duty to ‘have regard’ to the target to mean that, in making workforce planning decisions, public bodies should actively consider apprenticeships.


Reporting Percentages

Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 7.47%
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2020 1.03%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 20202 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2020 1.12%

 

The Council has a neutral vendor supplier contract with Comensura to facilitate the provision of agency staff workers. If the suppliers that are signed up to the Comensura framework are unable to supply suitable agency workers then the Council will, as a last resort, work with non-Comensura agencies to engage an agency worker.

Council spending on agency workers is detailed below.

2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2011/12
Comensura £5,056,237 £4,517,014 £3,840,647 £4,120,837 £2,791,789 £1,957,576 £1,808,707 £186,455
70% 78% 87% 76% 80% 82% 76% 6%
Non Comensura £1,521,714 £1,310,244 £594,844 £1,314,149 £698,963 £433,130 £575,191 £2,691,302
30% 22% 13% 24% 20% 18% 24% 94%
Total £6,577,951 £5,827,258 £4,435,491 £5,623,089 £5,434,986 £3,490,752 £2,390,706 £2,877,757

The following table shows the number of days absent due to sickness per FTE by department across the Council.

Department Mar-20 Mar-19 Mar-18 Mar-17 Mar-16 Mar-15 Mar-14 Mar-13 Mar-10
CAH 9.54 9.51 10.09 10.81 9.31 10.68 9.08 10.24
ECS 8.50 7.18 7.19 7.16 7.00 7.95 6.93 8.22
CECR 6.65 5.81 7.04 6.51 6.47 8.00 5.92 6.84
Integra* 8.89 9.67 9.05 11.91 12.27 13.21
Council wide 8.65 8.13 8.51 9.07 8.57 9.78 7.87 9.52 10.06

*Integra was included in CAH data prior to 2015.

Is there anything wrong with this page?