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Case Study | Interim Recruitment | South Cambridgeshire District Council

Posted on April 2023

Aerial view of residential neighbourhood with the South Cambs logo

Creative recruiting to track down a scarce skill set

South Cambridgeshire District Council required immediate support to fill a six-month secondment in Housing Policy. This hard-to-find officer role required a purposeful response by our specialist team.


Priorities supported:

  • A specialist interim who could embed quickly into this Housing Policy secondment vacancy

  • A supplier who understood the intricacies of this niche role

  • In-depth knowledge of the marketplace to create a distinct and effective recruitment campaign

Experience applied:

  • Our knowledge of this sector and location meant we immediately knew to look further afield for the required talent

  • By defining the budget and specification parameters we were able to engage with a wider talent pool

  • We utilised the skills of the entire housing team to search the market thoroughly and strategically

Outcomes delivered:

  • Defining our search criteria and radius ensured the team could track this hard-to-find skill set

  • Our comprehensive team-based search delivered two CVs, one of which was shortlisted for interview and offered the same day

  • We balanced the skills required with the budget to ensure a high-calibre candidate was retained

“Very knowledgeable and able to use own initiative with little support (on this) very niche type of work, that is always difficult to find.”
Julie Fletcher, Service Manager – Housing Strategy