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Case Study | Interim Leadership Recruitment - Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Posted on April 2024

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Dependable leadership recruitment

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council needed to strategically appoint interim leaders within their Housing Department to ensure seamless service delivery during organisational changes and legislative adjustments. These professionals played a crucial role in maintaining service quality whilst the council secured permanent talent.
Throughout the year, as a supplier on their HR Portal, we were requisitioned to deliver this recruitment support alongside other agencies and fulfilled 75% of the roles.

The Solution

On receipt of each requirement, our local government division utilised our extensive talent database and LinkedIn network to secure a shortlist of suitable candidates who would add value to the council.

Our collaborative team structure ensured the CVs of qualified and committed candidates were forwarded to the client within three days of receipt. This efficiency was achieved through the immediate concentrated efforts of the four team members conducting the initial search, followed by shortlisting and interviewing in the subsequent days.

The Outcome

75% of all these leadership roles were successfully placed by our team, enabling the council to effectively prepare and implement strategic change.

The positions we delivered were:

  • Head of Capital Projects

  • Head of Contract Management and Procurement

  • Head of Building Safety and Compliance

Each role took a maximum end-to-end recruitment process of one month, and we continue to be a leading vendor for the council.


“We have successfully appointed interim Heads of Services through Venn Group over the last few months. The candidates have been well suited to the roles and were well matched to the criteria that was defined. Venn have continued to engage to ensure the candidates continue to deliver as per our service requirements.”

Assistant Director Asset Management and Improvement


Discuss your Local Government Corporate Services recruitment requirements with:

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Jonny Finnikin

Senior Executive Consultant

0121 616 0660