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Temporary agency work - 1247/18

Date Responded 09 January 2019

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. Does your organisation use Temporary Agency companies to fill vacancies (temporarily)?
  2. If so, what companies does your organisation use/advertise through?

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Human Resources Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

  1. Northumbria Police do use Temporary Agency companies to fill vacancies temporarily however, we don’t use the agencies on a regular basis and perhaps only for hard to fill or specialist roles.
  2. Primarily we use the following agencies following a shortlisting exercise:
  • Harvey Nash
  • Oceans Blue
  • NRG
  • Solos
  • Tetrad
  • TRS Group
  • Reed Recruitment


In addition to the above, we have previously used the following agencies:

  • Calibre
  • Hays
  • Nigel Wright
  • X4 Group
  • Yoh
  • Opus
  • Nigel Frank
  • Graham Matthews
  • Hainton
  • LMR
  • Reed
  • BMC Recruitment
  • Sellick
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