Adult Services Case Study

How it came about

This metropolitan authority in the north had gone to the market themselves and failed to recruit for a Director of Adult Services.

The brief

The authority approached us to help them recruit for the post. Given that one of their neighbouring authorities was going out at the same time for a similar post – albeit with a wider remit and higher salary - this was doubly a tough challenge.

What we did

Firstly, we wrote a high impact advert before undertaking a comprehensive candidate search whereby we really sold the strong reputation and ambition of the authority.

The outcome

We were able to offer the client a strong shortlist, including three candidates they deemed as appointable. The successful candidate came from a 2nd tier post in a nearby unitary but also had some health experience, and will offer the council a huge amount of energy and passion.

The candidate also demonstrated a real focus on making a difference for local people and was able to link strategy to outcomes.

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