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Case Study | Permanent Recruitment | Westminster City Council

Posted on October 2023

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Delivering local government recruitment expertise

Westminster City Council’s Change and Innovation directorate required a permanent Business and Engagement Manager to drive and deliver the needs of its employees through consistent training, development and culture building. 
Priorities supported:
  • Unable to secure a suitable candidate through internal campaigns, a recruitment partner was needed who could confidently guarantee the delivery of this placement

  • Partner with an agency which specialises in local government and has the capability to reach this niche skill set

  • Retain a candidate with the wide range of expertise needed to fulfil this brief

Experience applied:
  • Once retained, a job specification meeting was held with the two directorate heads to interrogate the brief and ensure our total understanding of the role

  • Engaged our talent network to attain recommendations for the position from market peers

  • Leveraged our legacy database to engage with passive talent  

Outcomes delivered:
  • Our shortlist of three qualified and committed candidates was supplied within three weeks of receiving the role

  • All our candidates were invited to interview and the successful applicant was retained 24 hours after the interview

  • Managed the entire recruitment process through to on-boarding with the incumbent starting the role within two months

I received an excellent service from Venn Group; consistently helpful, responsive and great to work with. They took the time to understand what I needed for my vacancy, and provided me with a number of really excellent candidates.”

Westminster City Council

To discuss your local government recruitment please contact Daniel Williams:

Daniel Williams
Senior Consultant
020 7557 7667