FOI19115 – Number of staff in each employment band and the average salary 2019

Ref: FOI/19115

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 27th August 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

The number of staff in each employment band and the average salary paid in each band. Also, if you could include both the figures with and without national insurance

Reply

Please see below.

The number of staff in each employment band and the average salary 2019 1.0 Download

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

 

19067- Firefighter Suicides

Ref: FOI/19067

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 5th June 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

  1. How many firemen/women have committed suicide while still employed by the force in the last four years?

Reply

The number of Firefighters that have committed suicide in the last four years is one in 2019.

Request

  1. How many former firemen/women have committed suicide in the last four years?

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold information concerning former employees

Request

  1. How many firemen/women have attempted suicide in the last four years while still employed by the force?

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. Additionally, further detail about individuals is classed as personal data and therefore attracts a Section 40(2) exemption under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Disclosure of the information may cause damage and distress to the individuals involved so would therefore be unfair to disclose it and contravene principle 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

 

19129 – Initial training

Ref: FOI/19129

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 20th September 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

How long (in weeks) is your basic or initial training package for new wholetime firefighter recruits?

Reply

The Trainee firefighter development programme last 8 weeks after which a trainee firefighter can respond to operational emergency calls. West Midlands fire service only recruits wholetime firefighters.

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

19125 – HR Policies and procedures

Ref: FOI/19125

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 11th September 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request
Could you please supply me with copies of your green book HR policies and procedures. specifically those around :
Disciplinary,
Grievances,
Performance improvement
Wellbeing/stress
Absence/ Capability
Stand by / callout
Condition of Service
Standby/callout
Trade Union Facilities Agreements
Maternity/paternity
Flexible Working

Reply
Please see attached.

Disciplinary, 0201 –

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02/01 - Disciplinary Procedures 1.0 Download

Grievances, 0202 –

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0202 - Grievance Procedure 1.0 Download

Performance improvement 06/01 –

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0601 - Organisational Learning and Development Framework 1.0 Download

Wellbeing/stress 1602 –

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1602 Wellbeing Health and Fitness 1.0 Download

Absence/ Capability 0501 / 0207 –

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0501 - Attendance Management Policy 1.0 Download
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0207- Capability Procedure 1.0 Download

Stand by / callout 1301 /1301A –

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1301 - Mobilisation 1.0 Download
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1310A Mobilisation 1.0 Download

Condition of Service 0212 –

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0212 - Code of Conduct 1.0 Download

Trade Union Facilities Agreements 02/03 –

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0203 Employee Relations Framework 1.0 Download

Maternity/paternity 0408 –

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0408 - Pregnancy, Maternity, Paternity SP Provisions 1.0 Download

Flexible Working 0227 –

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0227 - Flexible Working 1.0 Download

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

19123 – Secondary employment

Ref: FOI/19123

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 9th September 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

How many of your firefighters have registered second jobs?

What are those jobs?

How many of your firefighters have not registered second jobs?

Reply

We have 1392 total number of uniformed staff and 517 of them have a current secondary employment registered.

Please see attached for job types. 

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List of secondary employment types 1.0 Download

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

 

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