Workforce Planning Committee 11th February 2015
New Business Case Template
Following the determination of the North East staffing establishment the Workforce Planning Committee (WPC) agreed a Business Case Template which will be piloted over the coming months.
A Business Case will be required by the WPC prior to any discussion on changing the agreed and devolved establishment for each Cluster. ACOs will be responsible for managing their Cluster within the given establishment, should they wish to change the staff/skill mix or exceed the given establishment they will need the prior approval of the WPC.
New NE Expression of Interest Form
Following the use of Expressions of Interest (EoI) to rebalance Divisional staffing resources the WPC have agreed to pilot the use of an agreed template which mirrors the use of competencies from the Civil Service recruitment processes but also requires the support and approval of both the local line manager and ACO to ensure the wider Cluster overview and stability is maintained.
EoI will be used in the first instance to allow existing staff to move within the Division prior to to advertisement on Civil Service Jobs website. EoI can only be used for level transfers and acting up arrangements and it will be at the discretion of the ACO as to how widely within the Division they are advertised (where surplus situations exists an ACO may decide to extend the EoI only to those Clusters to protect staff and minimise the use of mobility procedures).
New Workload Management Tools
The National Probation Service are in the process of launching a suite of tools to support Divisions in the determination of establishments and caseload levels. These tools will in time replace the North East Resource Model and tools and include a Workload Measurement Tool (WMT) to support the management of staffing caseloads, a Workforce Planning Tool (WPT) to track vacancies as well as the resource model Mat-Area Capacity Model (MACD) which determines the staffing establishment for OM and Court works.
PO Recruitment Campaign - Stage 4
Following the recent recruitment to CA and PO posts across the Division the WPC agreed to extend the PO recruitment exercise to Stage 4 (open competition). The advert will appear on Civil Service Jobs shortly and all CRC employees can apply.
(More examples of MoJ management speak crap always welcome - Ed)
PS - The results of the Probation Institute elections are in and amongst the successful are Paul Senior, Mike McClelland, Keith Stokeld and Neil Maloney.