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Interim management Executive search and selection Headhunting Project management Intervention support Bespoke programmes and assessment days Diagnostics Serious Case Reviews Executive training and support Specialist editorial Overseas

Interim management

There is nothing short term about a
lasting legacy

We know and respect the skills and past successes of the executive staff who we seek to recruit for you. We also know that, for an executive to fulfil their role, their leadership style can be just as important as their credentials.

Our ability to match an individual executive’s capabilities with the specific needs of our clients has added significant value to local authorities across the UK and the reputation of their social services.

The senior interims we have placed have successfully supported local authorities, whether this is in times of crisis, with complete restructures or simply the day-to-day running of services. This has included intervention support, implementing transformation projects and supporting authorities in the transition to one single directory across children’s and adult services.

Executive search & selection

We are not a generic executive service; we only specialise
in social care.

We speak to those leading social services on a daily basis and, in many cases, have worked directly with the executives that we can recommend for your service.

We know candidates backgrounds, expertise and what they are looking for in their next career move, even if they are not actively applying for a new job. This not only gives us a greater understanding of their strengths and weaknesses beyond standard recruitment referencing, but gives you access to a larger talent pool – one that is unknown to other agencies.

Our search and selection service is free; fees are only charged when you recruit one of the candidates we have put forward. We also offer additional recruitment services, including running assessment days.

Headhunting

We respond to your specific requirements with the best candidate – not the most available.

Crucially, we target the most capable candidates within the entire market, rather than relying on responses to job adverts. In many cases, the candidate who we recruit for you will not be looking for a new job.

Project management

From our extensive pool of current and ex leaders within social care, we can support, design and manage entire projects from start to finish. This includes restructures, transformation projects, cost analysis, efficiency overview and intervention support.

Intervention support

We provide senior interims who have a proven track record of managing structured, measurable and timely intervention support. Our ability to resource senior leaders as well as scalable delivery teams has helped take local authorities out of intervention while leaving a legacy for future success.

Bespoke programmes and assessment days

As part of our search and selection process, we can resource and manage assessment days tailored to your specific requirements, including the provision of psychometric assessors. Your organisation’s representatives are a crucial part of the recruitment process, ensuring the right impression is made and employment needs are understood by those attending. We can help you achieve the greatest understanding of a candidate’s capabilities and recruit the right executive for your local authority.

Diagnostics

We provide highly experienced team managers and service managers who can offer an innovative outlook on coherent practice improvement. This ranges from advice and feedback on assessment tools, information systems, caseload weighting and diary management through to the development of audit tools. We resource our own comprehensive auditing programme for pre-ofsted inspections and for local authorities who are required to make improvements following an inspection.

Serious Case Reviews

We provide the expertise needed to investigate SCRs, tailoring our services to specific cases. Offering an independent and objective viewpoint, we can bring together a unique panel of representatives who are very experienced in this area, whether they are from health, social care, police or local authority and central government backgrounds.

Executive training and support

Through our specialist training division we offer bespoke courses for the executive end of the market, whether they are tailored for one-to-one training or workshops for entire management teams. Our executive training programme ranges from preparing for Ofsted inspections and implementing the Care Bill to media training.

Specialist editorial

We work in partnership with a number of social care leaders and professors in order to research and write bespoke reports for local authorities across the UK. We can also support leaders of social care with media response.

Overseas

We resource people for overseas projects, taking the UK’s experience into other countries and cultures to help share best practice.