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Vacancy Advertising (20370/18)


  1. Whether the police service/force ‘the service’ pays any external organisations to advertise vacant police officer and police staff roles on their website.
  2. For a list of websites / organisations the service uses to advertise police officer and staff roles (excel format) and how much each website/organisation received from the service in the three most recent financial years




    If no money was paid to advertise the roles, please indicate this on the spreadsheet.

  3. For an email address and contact information for the HR department or relevant department responsible for publishing and promoting vacancies within the service.

    Note: Everything in this FOI relates to the financial years 2015/16 to 2017/18. If the cost limit exceeds that which is allotted, then start from 2017/18 and work backwards.


Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.