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Case Study | Interim Leadership Recruitment - Amber Valley Borough Council

Posted on November 2023

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Local Government Leadership Recruitment

Amber Valley entrusted Venn Group with the recruitment of a Section 151 Officer, one of their most senior posts. This leadership role was pivotal to the council and needed to be in place before the incumbent left.

Priorities supported:

  • Partner with a consultancy experienced in local government leadership recruitment

  • Secure a candidate prior to the incumbent’s leave date to allow for ample handover

  • Ensure the salary was competitive in the market to attract highly qualified talent to the borough

Experienced applied:

  • Understanding the importance of the handover, we maintained clear and transparent communication throughout the process with the incumbent, the Head of HR and our shortlisted candidates

  • Leveraging our local government network, we targeted candidates with a combination of local government leadership experience, locality, and a CIPFA qualification

  • Using our team structure, we ensured momentum was never lost and no parties ever had to wait for updates

Outcomes delivered:

  • We contacted ten candidates and refined them to a shortlist of three, and our candidate was selected for interview

  • Our successful candidate was in place within one month of requisition, and by staying in contact with the incumbent we secured the requisite handover time

  • Locating this statutory role against other agencies reaffirmed our position as local government leadership experts

Was very much a team effort, contact was regular and I was kept up to speed by whoever was getting in contact.”

Discuss your leadership recruitment requirements with:

Marcus Hamer

Executive Consultant - Local Government | Corporate Services

0121 616 0660