Whitehall steps up hiring for ‘disorderly Brexit’

The government is recruiting 50 civil servants as it steps up preparations for a disorderly Brexit, according to the Financial Times.

With no sign of any agreement within Parliament, and the clock ticking on the UK’s departure from the EU, the FT says recruits will join the civil contingency secretariat of the Cabinet Office, whose usual responsibilities include managing events such as terrorism, floods, major outbreaks of disease, and civil emergencies.

The civil servants, who must be UK nationals already working in a government department, will be employed on a 12-week contract, and are expected to start work in February.

Earlier this week, Recruiter.co.uk reported a massive spike in searches for ‘government adviser’ by candidates using job site Indeed – a rise that has been attributed to Brexit. 

Best of Both Worlds recruitment drive for nurses in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) has launched a recruitment drive for nurses to work at hospitals in Wellingborough, Corby and Daventry.

22 January 2019

Schools can save thousands with online tool comparing agency costs

The Education Secretary has launched a new online tool aimed at helping schools avoid agencies that charge excessive fees.

16 January 2019


This week’s contracts and deals include: Acorn, Adepto, BRG, CXC Global, Entire Recruitment, Entrust Resource Solutions, Ferris Slater, Heidrick & Struggles, Horton International UK, Morson, REC, RecruitmentSMART, Resume-Library, Schulthess Zimmermann & Jauch, Zoho Recruit

Contracts 14 January 2019

Government’s 10-year NHS plan no good without the staff

The NHS 10-year plan will be ineffective unless it is underpinned by effective workforce planning, claim recruiters.

Legislation 8 January 2019