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FOI 4541 / January 2023 / HR Data

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 – Please provide me with the following: The number of current vacancies in fire and rescue services in your area?

As at 27th January 2023 , the difference between budget and substantive establishment for station based firefighting personnel was 13.00. The difference between budget and current establishment was 19.00. The variance between the two figures can be attributed to the number of temporary promotions in effect where station-based personnel are promoted to non-station-based roles.

Question 2 - The percentage of vacancies in fire and rescue services when compared to the total required work force?

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