These are difficult times for any public sector or third sector organisation. Austerity has meant doing more with less: reducing costs while maintaining front line services is a real challenge for everyone in the organisation. Those choosing to lead in these sectors need to constantly acquire new personal and leadership skills. The requirement to build partnerships with stakeholders, external and commercial agencies, is as important as managing financial and human resources. They also have to manage, motivate and retain a workforce that is under pressure, sometimes disillusioned – and faced with fewer opportunities for promotion than ever before..
bfpeople has vast experience of working with the UK public sector. We understand the culture as well as the challenges ahead. Over more than 20 years, we have had a specific interest in Leadership in the public sector and have been able to conduct and present research in this topic. Our extensive experience includes recruiting, assessing and developing Chief Officers in Local Government, Senior Academics in Higher Education and Head Teachers for Schools, as well as key roles in Health, Police & Probation services, central government and a variety of NDPBs, Charities and Volunteer organisations.
bfpeople offers the public sector a bespoke consultancy service to help you get the best out of your staff so you can be sure you’re in the best shape possible for the tough times ahead. We work with people at all stages of the employee life cycle from recruitment through retention and to redundancy and retirement. We understand how the sector works and we recognise that one size does not fit all. And, whether you are interested in recruitment, assessment or development, we will never come to discuss a project with a ready-made solution.
We have recently completed research into leadership styles within local government, using data from the Leadership Judgement Indicator and other psychometric exercises. The results are interesting and a summary can be read by clicking here.
Our government, public sector and third sector experience
Chief Officer appointments – various local authorities
Senior Manager appointments – housing association
Search for Consultant Physicians – NHS Trust
Recruitment support for senior academics – Universities
Head of marketing – emergency services
Contact centre team – housing association
Assessment & development
Assessment for recruitment of PVC – university
Leadership development & coaching programme – local authority
Cognitive diversity assessment – charity
Assessment centre design & delivery – university
Board restructuring assessment – NDPB
Leadership assessment & benchmarking – local government
Assessment & coaching – Head of Communications – NHS Trust
Interviewing and assessor training – local authority
The above are just a few examples of the work we have completed in this sector. Can we help you with your project? Call 0333 202 2225 or click below to discuss your project.