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Executive Search and Interim

You might need someone to bridge the gap for six months. Or you might be after your next Chief Executive. Either way, our consultants will give you the support you’re after. In both our Search and Interim practices, we’ve got extensive experience and expertise. It means we can advise you on the best approach to deliver the most diverse candidates.

While we’re the leading recruiter in local government, we also have dedicated functional teams. In fact, we’re the home of public sector finance and have a unique partnership the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). Our Enterprise team also use their expertise in commercial and Board recruitment. They secure private sector candidates for public sector C-Suite positions in local and central government and not-for-profit sectors.

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Case Study

Government of Jersey

The challenge?

In 2018, the Government of Jersey faced Brexit, global financial risks and declining productivity. They were also subject to frequent criticism. So, a comprehensive top-down restructure was launched. That’s where Penna came in.

Our solution?

To help achieve the new operating model, Penna reviewed major leadership structures, reducing the number of departments from 11 to 9. Those in existing management roles underwent competitive recruitment or internal assimilation processes. At the same time, some strategic interim appointments were made to fill critical gaps.

We also created a relocation support package for candidates and launched a creative attraction campaign. With a bespoke microsite and high-touch targeted searches, we engaged with the right candidates – even internationally.

And the results?

We’re entering the third year of the five-year ‘One Government’ programme and are already seeing incredibly positive changes. But it’ll take a few more years before we see the real results. Most importantly, Penna will be on hand as a partner every step of the way and the Government of Jersey are transforming.