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PA recruitment & retention survey for Individual Employers

Recent evidence suggests that recruitment and retention of PAs is proving difficult up and down the country.  This survey was designed by people who use PAs and is an important opportunity to get a clearer picture of the challenges faced by employers and to better understand what might be needed to improve the situation moving into 2022.

This survey is now live with a closing date of Sunday 23rd January 2022.   The weblink to the survey can be found here or you can cut and paste into a browser here – https://research.local.gov.uk/jfe/form/SV_5hlpAkUlzT1zUsm

For more info, support and alternative routes for you to contribute, please see info below;

  • People completing the survey can look at the questions in pdf format before they undertake it – see attached. People can move back and forwards in the survey, but once ‘submit’ is pressed, the feedback can’t be changed. The survey has been provided in easy read/plain English which should work for most respondents.  The survey should also work reasonably well on screen readers, tablets and phones but anyone experiencing technical problems can email liz.greer@local.gov.uk for support. It’s fine to do the survey with different people more than once from the same IP address.
  • For anyone who finds the survey too challenging to complete, In Control have kindly offered the alternative of a one-hour online discussion meeting on the 5th January to talk through the survey questions, and discuss the challenges people are facing in recruiting and retaining PAs. There are two meetings-people should book a place in advance using the weblinks here:

 Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 1.00 


Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 6.00pm


Finally, if anyone is keen to participate but can’t do the survey, or join one of the In Control meetings, Liz Greer and Martin Walker of TLAP will be happy to support alternative arrangements to enable participation, so please feel free to drop them a line at liz.greer@local.gov.uk or martin.waker@tlap.org.uk and they will do their very best to help. This could include translation which they could support on request.

Thanks in advance for your support completing this survey, the information you provide will help to improve recruitment.

Have a great Christmas and New Year!