Recruitment of chief officers and chief executives

Recruiting senior managers in local government is a resource-intensive exercise, often fraught with political sensitivities, requiring market knowledge of the local government employment sector.

Not all councils have the in-house expertise required to recruit to senior positions. We have therefore created a specialist unit to provide councils with independent, expert knowledge and technical advice to support their in-house teams.

Our well-respected reputation ensures the trust of members. Our experienced team of strategic and operational HR specialists will provide support with all – or selected – parts of the recruitment process, starting from when you receive a resignation letter to sending out a job offer.

Using our recruitment service

Our promise to you:

  • complete confidentiality
  • experience of dealing with members
  • expertise on pay and job evaluation and HR strategies
  • a flexible, practical and results driven approach
  • a cost effective solution.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • carrying out exit interviews to undertake job and organisational analysis issues
  • drafting job descriptions and person specifications
  • preparing advertisements and placing with the appropriate media
  • preparing the recruitment information pack
  • managing the response handling service for your organisation
  • advising on short-listing and recruitment processes
  • carrying out "long-listing" and preliminary interviews
  • undertaking a full testing and assessment process – including providing feed-back to interviewees
  • attending interviews to advise panels on process and technical support
  • carrying out job offers and agreeing benefits packages
  • record keeping and monitoring/analysis of recruitment statistics and information
  • training HR, line managers, chief officers and/or members in recruitment and selection
  • re-writing recruitment policies and procedures
  • checking and/or writing equalities policies that impact on recruitment and retention.

Further information

020 7187 7352











8 February 2017

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