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FOI / 3764 / 2018 - Secondary employment policy

I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold this information.Please see below the answers to your request and on the attached document.

Initial request:

I am interested to find out whether public sector employees are permitted to work other jobs alongside their public sector role.

Could you please tell me: Does your organisation have a policy on whether employees are permitted to take additional employment?

What is the policy?

If employees are permitted to take additional employment, are there any restrictions on the type of work/hours worked?

What are these restrictions?

Do employees working other jobs have to register details of these other jobs? If so, would it be possible to get a list of all employees who work extra jobs and details of these jobs?

I appreciate that you will not be able to disclose the name of employees but if you could give a general description of their role with the organisation and as well as a description of their other role that would be useful. E.g. HR officer ? Freelance consultancy work.

Please could I get details of any details currently on record ? and any that have been put on record in the past three years?

Final response:

A copy of our current Secondary Employment policy is attached.

The Service requires that all employees obtain approval for secondary employment.

Please find below details of the types of secondary employment currently on our register.

Support Staff

Special Constable


Ambulance Service

Property Management

Operational Staff

Project Consultancy Work

Fire Risk Assessment, Consultancy and Training

Electrical/General labour

Electrical Engineer



Fire Safety work

Control Room Operator

Trauma/ First Aid Trainer

Car Valet


Sole Trader


Employment Law Consultant


First Aid Instructor

Taxi Driver

Cleaning Services

Garden Maintenance

Rowing Service

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.

Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire And Rescue Service

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