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CMEC places 100th professional since start of recruitment drive

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, the non-departmental public body established to take responsibility for child maintenance in Great Britain, has placed its 100th professional since the beginning of its recruitment drive at the end of last year. In 2009 the Commission partnered with local recruitment company, Hays Accountancy & Finance, to fill 250 administrative and professional roles across a variety of disciplines, including: information technology; human resources; financial management and office support.

Louise Martin started at the Commission this month, having secured her position as Finance and Administration Support to the Marketing and Communications Directorate. Louise previously worked for the Scunthorpe and Grimsby Magistrates Courts as Assistant to the Court Centre Manager. She will be relocating to Leeds for the new role. Louise says: "I am really excited to be relocating to Leeds and starting to work for the Commission, an organisation that has such a big responsibility and role within the UK."

The Commission, whose headquarters are located in Leeds, is responsible for maximising the number of effective child maintenance arrangements in place and as part of this provides the statutory service currently operated by the Child Support Agency (CSA). The Commission also provides the Child Maintenance Options service which offers confidential information and support for separated parents. The Commission's people in Leeds are currently developing an entirely new statutory maintenance scheme that will replace the two schemes currently operated by the CSA from 2011.

Steve Morris, Director at Hays says: "This is excellent news for the local region; the openings are providing opportunities for a number of professionals in Leeds which is a great boost for the City in the current downturn. Hays is working closely with the Commission to meet their recruitment needs. These professionals undertake a specialist job and it helps that we understand the market, have a comprehensive knowledge of the employer and know how to track down the best people for the roles."


Note to editor:

Hays plc (the "Group") is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. It operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

The Group employs 6,933 staff operating from 345 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.

For the year ended 30 June 2009:

  • The Group had revenues of £2.4 billion, net fees of £670.8 million and operating profit of £158 million.
  • The Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 270,000 people into temporary assignments.
  • The temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees.

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