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Barcelona City Council is expanding its number of municipal staff and reclaiming direct management of essential public services such as education, social services, public-space ordering, city maintenance, social housing, employment and public health, thereby improving services for city residents. The Human Resources Plan for 2016-2019 is under way to offer a quality and more local public service to city residents and neighbourhoods.

The people interviewed

Under the Human Resources Plan for 2016-2019, the City Council is interviewing professionals in active public duty over their experience and vision. This section shows you the interviews and lets you download the explanatory booklet in PDF format.

Image of Noelia López, sergeant at the Accident Investigation and Prevention Unit

Noelia López

Sergeant at the Accident Investigation and Prevention Unit

Image of Roger Pedro, architect at the Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape

Roger Pedro

Architect at the Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape

Image of Miquel Marín, management at the Directorate of Services to People and the Territory

Miquel Marín

Directorate of Services to People and the Territory

Image of Roser Jiménez, head of the Citizen Help and Information Office

Roser Jiménez

Head of the Citizen Help and Information Office

Context

The number of municipal staff has been dropping since 2009 owing to a large number of retirements and the legal impossibility of announcing public-sector vacancies. The only spheres where the number of jobs has grown by over 15% over the last decade have been in security, social rights and nursery schools. The rest of the organisation has seen a 10% fall in the number of its staff. As for the number of interim staff, this has risen by 20%, with over 20% of these places being temporary.

Restrictions in incorporating public-sector staff has prevented generational renewals. It is estimated that the average age of staff members in 2015 was 52. Note that out of the six biggest cities in the Spanish state, Barcelona is the one with the least expenditure on staff, behind Madrid, Malaga, Valencia, Seville and Zaragoza.

The weakening of this public team has forced the City Council to outsource and privatise its services, thereby reducing its capacity to respond and contributing to unstable employment conditions for workers. The City Council currently has 250 outsourced services, through 900 contracts for direct management, involving the outsourcing of over 15,000 jobs.

Goals

The municipal government is aiming to reverse this situation, through the Human Resources Plan for 2016-2019, which has two main goals: offering a quality public service and making this accessible to city residents and neighbourhoods. Hence its focus on covering the most essential jobs and areas worst affected by retirement. A plan that increases the municipal team and which aims to reclaim outsourced intellectual capital. In sum, it is a plan for bringing control of the services back to the City Council and making the Administration more accessible to city residents.

  1. 1

    Technically boosting municipal teams

  2. 2

    Filling the relevant job vacancies that occur during the municipal government’s term of office

  3. 3

    Reclaiming strategic functions that have been outsourced

  4. 4

    Boosting the City Council’s functions and territorial structure

  5. 5

    Reclaiming human resources in essential areas

Actions

The Human Resources Plan for 2016-2019 is divided up into three areas of action: announcing job vacancies for incorporating technical and quality profiles, announcing public-sector job vacancies depending on redundancies and retirement to halt cuts in the numbers of municipal workers and reduce interim staff, and initiatives for the professional development of civil servant staff.

Job pools

1000 MORE PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS

We are reversing outsourcing and covering new needs through job pools

MAJORITY GROUPS:

198 PUBLIC-SERVICE MANAGERS AND LAWYERS

Reducing the outsourcing of services, increasing the legal certainty of the initiatives and reducing tax fraud

155 INSPECTORS AND SUPPORT STAFF

Increasing the number of inspections of illegal housing and municipal-licence violations

134 SOCIAL WORKERS; SOCIAL EDUCATORS; PSYCHOLOGISTS; EDUCATORS

Reducing waiting times and increasing assistance for basic social services and care for children at risk

120 NURSERY SCHOOL EDUCATORS

Internalising outsourced-management nursery schools and putting ten new nursery schools into service during this municipal government’s term of office

100 ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, ECONOMISTS

Reducing the outsourcing of public-works and project-management services and reducing licence and permit-granting times

95 GARDENERS

Reducing the outsourcing of services and using more sustainable work systems for the environment

55 SOCIAL WORKERS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE

Internalising care services for women victims of gender violence

30 COMPUTER SCIENTISTS

Reducing the outsourcing of technical management services for IT and municipal telecommunication systems

Public job offers

Barcelona City Council approved the announcement of 2,421 public-sector job vacancies (competitive recruitment exams), the largest announcement of job vacancies by the City Council. The objective is to consolidate public employment, stabilize temporary employment and reduce temporary civil servants.

MAJORITY GROUPS:

 Management, Law and Administration: 716

 Nursery School Education and Music: 484

 Primary and Secondary School Education: 423

 Social Services: 251

 Guàrdia Urbana [city police]: 169

 Architecture and Engineering: 123

 Fire Prevention, Extinction and Rescue: 100

 Public Health: 55

 Others: 100

 

More than half of these employment offer (1,343) will be convened during the month of January 2019. The call will include 902 posts of technical and technical intermediate and superior, management of general administration, auxiliary of administration and subordinate, more than 320 positions of Guardia Urbana and 121 positions of teachers.

Professional development

We are promoting the municipal staff’s professional improvement

The City Council is promoting the professional development of its municipal staff through:

 An induction plan with basic information that helps with job incorporations and adaptations

 Ongoing support and monitoring of their work for the first few months

 An apprenticeship process thanks to team work and the sharing of knowledge among colleagues

 An extensive training plan that enables improvements to the functions and skills that people have to develop in their work

 A professional career for more specialist positions or jobs with more responsibility

Development

766 PLACES FILLED*

The Human Resources Plan began to be implemented in April 2016. Thanks to employment offices, 766 of the 1,003 envisaged vacancies for up to 2019 were filled in December 2018.

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Social Rights

285
230

Public space and infrastructures

189
114

Districts

169
152

Education, culture and sports

134
71

Organisation

128
111

Economy, jobs and taxes

81
77

Safety and prevention

17
11
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