Central and local government recruitment experts
in the UK

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Public Sector Recruitment

 Central and local government recruitment experts
in the UK

Looking to hire?

Our recruitment experience for public service roles across central and local government 

Discover how our specialist recruiters in central government, local government and wider public services roles can find the talent you’re after. 

When it comes to enabling central and local government bodies to be able to deliver on their purpose, Hays has the expertise and deep networks to connect you with the talent you need. 

Talented professionals are widely required to instigate transformation and change programmes alongside service delivery, strategic investment, restructure, relocation and levelling-up projects. We work with a range of organisations across the UK to enable the delivery of essential services to the people who most need them. 

  • Twenty five years of experience working in the central and local government sector has given us first-hand insight into the hiring challenges faced by employers, and as your lifelong leadership partner our ambition is to support your organisation in delivering improved efficiencies in light of budget constraints and heightened demand for services.  
  • Our inside knowledge of the market allows us to access talent across a range of functions – including digital, data and technology, accountancy and finance, business support, policy and strategy, commercial and procurement, marketing, human resources, and construction, property and maintenance – from across the UK.  
  • We have the scale, insight and deep understanding of central and local government to help shape your hiring strategy. 
  • Using a customer-first and data-driven approach to meet the needs of your central or local government body, we make it easy for you to deliver against the complex talent and recruitment landscape you need to navigate. 

 

Central and local government partners we recruit for 

We provide permanent, temporary and executive recruitment services to central and local government bodies of all sizes, hiring for roles within the following functions: accountancy and finance, business support and administration, children’s services, corporate services, education, engineering and surveying, healthcare, highways, transportation and infrastructure, housing, human resources, legal and governance, marketing and communications, planning, policy and strategy, procurement, project and programme management, property and maintenance, qualified social work, social care, sustainability, tax and treasury, technology, transformation and change, waste, environmental and recycling.

Your organisation could join a growing list who’ve benefited from our talent recruitment and strategic support.  

Some of the clients we’ve worked with include City of London Corporation, Birmingham City Council, Leeds City Council, Companies House, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Home Office and Ministry of Justice. 

 

Recruitment services for central and local government

It’s not just people we provide – whatever your workforce challenge, we’re constantly innovating and evolving our services so we can build the best solution for your organisation. 

Whether you need someone to fill a permanent position, a temporary professional to make an instant impact, an inspirational leader to transform your business, or want to outsource your hiring completely, we’ve got you covered.

 

Our core services

Temporary recruitment

  • Benefit from our partnerships built across industries, skillsets and job roles, as we enhance the breadth and depth of our talent networks.  
  • Leverage our omnichannel approach to access the people you need, at the pace you require.  
  • Minimise complexities and delays with our streamlined administrative processes, including externally managed pay and timesheets.  

Find out more about our temporary recruitment services

 

Fully managed temporary recruitment 

  • Gain a greater understanding of your non-permanent population, with visibility enabling cost reduction and strategic management of risk.  
  • Reimagine what’s possible with faster access to an extensive network of new and alternative skills channels, including the Human Cloud and cross-border supply chains.  
  • Leverage deep market insights to make the best buying decisions across enhanced talent networks. 

Read more about fully managed temporary recruitment

 

Permanent recruitment

  • Get committed support throughout your journey, including sourcing, assessment and development of your people.  
  • Access vast talent networks, connecting you with the skills and expertise critical to your organisation. 
  • Find passionate people who will align with your ambitions, contribute to your culture and power the progress of your organisation.

Find out more about our permanent recruitment services.  

 

Outsourced permanent recruitment

  • Enhance your employer brand and ensure you’re first choice for top talent.  
  • Unlock access to dynamic talent networks primed with the skills you need to elevate the capacity and capability of your organisation. 
  • Make decisions at pace, as our proprietary tech stack supplements your digital capabilities to uncover a wealth of data and insights and increase efficiency.   

Discover more about outsourced permanent recruitment

 

Executive recruitment

  • Navigate organisational change by finding inspirational leaders within the sector. 
  • Empower business transformation and steer your organisation to success with exceptional executive hires. 
  • Build success through diversity with bespoke job ads and transparent interview processes.

Read more about our executive recruitment services

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John at Hays really took the time to understand what U was looking for and made sure I was looking for and made sure I was only approached about roles I was really interested in.

-Sarah Jones, Analyst