1. STAFF AND ACCOMMODATION
The staff of the Inspectorate during the period of this report consisted of the Chief Inspector, two Senior Depute Legal Inspectors, a Management Inspector and a Personal Assistant.
The number of staff is modest (equivalent to 3.6 full-time) but is bolstered by the recruitment of additional ad hoc inspectors to carry out specific tasks particularly in relation to the examination of casework.
For additional inspector assistance the Inspectorate is moving towards a recruitment process based on fixed term contracts. This adds enormously to the flexibility of the staffing arrangements and is a highly cost effective and efficient method of delivering the work programme.