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Case Study | Interim Recruitment | University of Lincoln

Posted on September 2023

University of Lincoln campus
Securing time-critical specialist support
University of Lincoln required an interim Building Projects Officer to clear a backlog of paperwork and compliance surrounding their major capital projects which were set to break ground in twenty weeks.

Priorities supported:

  • Source a skilled projects contractor with extensive experience of medium-to-large projects, with required knowledge of listed buildings and the associated regulations

  • Retain a specialist supplier to provide diverse and varied shortlist of three applicants who would embed quickly

  • Ensure successful appointee was in situ within three weeks from engagement of agencies

Experience applied:

  • Carried out a full-market appraisal across a range of online job boards and LinkedIn Recruiter alongside our known contractors

  • Contacted more than twenty potential candidates within forty-eight hours of engagement and shortlisted three qualified and committed candidates

  • Agreed a timeline for the process to ensure the client’s ideal start date was achieved

Outcomes delivered:

  • Delivered the successful placement ahead of schedule with an end-to-end recruitment process of two weeks

  • Handled offer negotiations with the preferred candidate who opted in favour of Lincoln over counter offers

  • Positive and timely outcome was made possible by following a clear plan with all party expectations set out at the initial briefing call, enabling us to act confidently on the client’s behalf

“The service from Venn Group was seamless, professional, and completed quickly. The team undertook a review and presented suitable candidates in a timely manner, for that reason I would recommend their services to others. Additionally, Venn Group demonstrated excellent value for money, within the University’s affordability range.”

Paul Labiche, Interim Head of Maintenance

​Please contact Tom Ripley at tripley@venngroup.comto learn more about our higher education recruitment solutions.