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While we’re recognised as the leading recruiter in local government, we also have a strong track record supporting central government and not for profit sectors to find the talent needed to deliver success. We also invest time in developing the next generation of talent building the pipeline of future leaders. While we’re the leading recruiter in local government, we also have dedicated functional teams.

We’re home of public sector finance and have a unique partnership with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). This partnership offers unrivalled access to the best finance professionals across the UK.

Our Enterprise team also use their expertise and networks gained in their commercial sector and Board recruitment to secure technical and commercial skills for public sector C-Suite and Board positions.

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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.