Across interim, permanent, executive search and managed services, we deliver the professionals vital to shaping the future of central government – the backbone of our nation’s operational efficiency.
We’re proud to support the careers and hiring needs of the sector that generates a total income of over £80bn annually, delivering recruitment solutions to meet the demands of the charity, arts and not-for-profit sectors.
We pride ourselves on contributing to maintaining the highest standards, reputation and efficiency of education institutions through our tailored recruitment services.
Since 2004, we’ve proudly provided the NHS with multiple routes to the best solutions and resources, including tailored strategic partnership routes via government approved frameworks.
We’re understand the complexities and the continually evolving pressures and demands on the housing sector, delivering the talent required to continue meet the diverse needs of communities across the UK.
Our understanding of the unique challenges and demands on local authorities enables us to source experienced local government professionals that share your ethos and meet the technical requirements of the role.
Every successful organisation lies in its workforce. Identify and secure the right people who are skilled and aligned to your organisation’s people needs, culture and vision. Experience seamless hiring processes, reduced time and effort, cost efficiencies and increased retention – all contributing to your long-term success.
Investing in our permanent hiring solutions means investing in the future of your organisation.
We recognise that organisations require agility, adaptability, and quick recruitment solutions to address and overcome ever-evolving challenges within the charities, not-for-profit and public sectors. Leverage our interim and temporary recruitment services, designed to engage and attract exactly the talent you need, when you need it.
Whether you’re transforming, managing projects with specialist requirements or filling recent talent gaps, we’ll deliver interim talent for immediate value.
The right leadership has a profound impact on an organisation’s trajectory. That’s why our executive search services are laser-focused on introducing and connecting you with the experienced industry experts who have already navigated the unchartered territories ahead.
Leverage our expansive network, industry insights and rigorous evaluation methods to secure the transformative leadership you need to transform your public sector, charity or not-for-profit organisation.
Access to the best talent while optimising costs and improving productivity. Our managed services drive your recruitment and streamlines your costs and operations to achieve growth through a comprehensive workforce strategy of talent acquisition and management.
Across the recruitment lifecycle, we take care of all of it – from sourcing and onboarding to performance monitoring and continuous improvement.
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Seeing is believing
I have worked with Beth as both a recruiting manager and a candidate. She demonstrates excellent market knowledge and provides clear advice on role, skill sets and appropriate salary levels. As a recruiting manager she always provides a quality list of candidates that could undertake the role. Beth is always keen to ensure that the role is right for the candidate and the candidate is the right person for the role and the organisation. It is an approach that goes way beyond just filling a role And shows her understanding of both organisation and candidates.
Recruiting Manager within charity, arts and not-for-profit sector
We used Allen Lane to recruit for a senior finance role as Assistant Director of Finance for Children and Young People Services. Children services is one of the key areas of strain and poses significant challenges to local government finance and service delivery. We were keen to work with a recruitment agency that was experienced in supporting such a high profile recruitment, offering a full wraparound service, including microsite, web content advice, assessment centre, shortlisting and onboarding support. The campaign was tendered for and Allen Lane came in with the best all round offer including price. The team at Allen Lane were excellent throughout the process and Jack Murphy provided excellent advice and support throughout, being very responsive to last minute changes and questions. I would highly recommend Allen Lane.
Assistant Director of Finance and Deputy s151 at London Borough of Lambeth
I would like to say how grateful I am to both Ed and Steph for their assistance and support during my recent recruitment process. The initial information pack about the role was detailed and clear. The preparation session that Steph offered provided me with some incredibly useful information on how the interview would be conducted so that I was better equipped and knew what to expect on the day itself. Since receiving an offer, Ed has been attentive and promptly followed up on any queries I had, ensuring clear communication throughout and has subsequently been able to help in negotiating an offer that was amenable to all parties. I am very grateful for all the support I have been offered throughout the whole recruitment process.
Deputy Director – SCS1
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
I want to show a deep appreciation for the way you supported me during the interview process with RBKC. Not only your swift response to my email communications during the process and the guidance on the expectations and preparation for the interview, but also, progressive guidance and words of encouragement and advice you gave me to prepare well and remain positive during the interview journey, I want to say thank you Ed. Once again, I want to express my appreciation for your level of professionalism towards the support you offered to me during the RBKC employment process. Based on this fantastic experience, I want to draw a conclusion that Allen Lane is a good recruitment company that any new employee would love to associate with.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
I have known Beth and Allen Lane for over ten years since I started out as an interim. She is perfectly suited to the role of a recruitment consultant. First and foremost she is a connector and knows everyone in the sector. She is also hard working and focused which makes her well placed to respond to urgent recruitment needs. She is also hugely experienced. For this reason I have successfully turned to her to recruit senior roles and benefited from her wisdom of the market as I have rebuilt finance teams. I have also been on the other side of the table and she has picked me out for roles that have been well suited to my skills.
Outstanding recruitment agency! A big thank you to Iain Slinn who was very meticulous and made the whole process from initial call till the last interview seamless. I highly recommend Allen Lane for their excellent recruitment services.
Beth is brilliant at really getting to know candidates, their capabilities, motivations and potential. She also digs beneath the job description to understand what an organisation really wants from the role. That’s why, for over a decade, I’ve trusted her to bring the right two together both as a client and as a candidate.
Beth is simply brilliant. Brilliant at building and maintaining trust and long-term relationships and brilliant at really understanding what her clients and candidates are looking for. I can highly recommend her.
I worked with Niraj to find a new role and I can't recommend him enough. From start to finish, Niraj has been amazing at keeping in touch, keeping me up to date, giving me great advice and even suggesting improvements to my CV. I wouldn't hesitate to contact him again if I was looking for a new role - thanks so much, Niraj.
Assistant Company Secretary at ODI
I received a very dedicated service from Allen Lane. Iain took time to understand what kind of role I wanted and he was available every step of the way. Iain always offered excellent guidance and support throughout and after the process.
Finance Business Partner
I have had the pleasure to work with Beth for over 6 years as both candidate and client. As a candidate, I always felt that there was considerable effort to ensure that my skills, experience and ways of working were being matched to the client I was being put forward to. As a client, I saw a range of candidates who could perform in the role which was curated specifically with the brief in mind. This synergistic approach lead to a thriving environment for the duration of the engagements I was involved with.
Steph led us through the recruitment process with ease, from an initial discussion to offer. Steph offered advice and did a brilliant job of the candidate pack, seeking out suitable candidates, shortlisting and arranging interview schedules. It was Steph’s knowledge and advice that I valued the most through the process and will be asking her to help us with future recruitment.
Finance Director at Sport England
Steph did a great job leading our recruitment campaign for a number of senior Finance roles within a newly formed team. I was impressed with how she thought outside the box to give us a selection of good candidates from a range of different sectors, and her recommendations and appraisals showed a strong understanding of a complex brief. She was a great communicator throughout and a pleasure to work with.
Director of Business, Finance and Property at House of Commons
Steph at Allen Lane has always been really professional and collaborative in her approach to executive search for the Government Finance Function. She is knowledgeable of Civil Service recruitment processes and builds credibility with senior stakeholders effectively.
Senior HRBP, Government Finance Function
I’ve worked with Stephanie on a number of campaigns during this last year. She was in constant communication with me as needed, everything was very organised at her end, she was very clear about our expectations and worked to these fully, and she was a pleasure to work with. I’d highly recommend.
Deputy HR Director at MHRA
Stephanie provided invaluable advice on my resume and assisted me during the recruitment process. Her help and advice have been tremendous and helped me to focus on the critical element of the job interview, which was successful. I want to express my deep gratitude for her guidance and assistance during the process. Her professionalism and proactive attitude contributed to the success of my interview.
Deputy Director of Clinical Investigations and Trials at MHRA
Stephanie, I just wanted to record how brilliant you have been throughout this whole campaign! You have been so supportive, encouraging and thoughtful, ensuring that I am kept informed at regular intervals – and ensuring that I know what is going on and what to expect. It really was the care you gave me that meant so much, as well as ensuring I knew what to expect and to do. I am so grateful for all you have done; I couldn’t have possibly have succeeded in securing the role without your help – right from the outset when we discussed how I should best approach the Suitability Statement! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
COO at Ofgem
Stephanie was amazing in finding me this role at the House of Commons that was an excellent fit for my availability and skills set. She was very supportive; always available to help me translate any of the employer’s requests into succinct easy questions which I was able to answer easily. I was very comfortable throughout the whole process from submitting a CV up to my accepting the position and negotiating the offer. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for work or placing a candidate in their team.
Head of Finance at House of Commons
Stephanie has provided a brilliant service in helping me apply, prepare for interviews and successfully land my new senior role. She was always available for that critical last bit of information and encouragement. Thanks Steph!
Head of Vaccines at MHRA
I really appreciated that the agency contacted me with roles that they felt were relevant to my areas of interest rather than just calling me with any role that they needed to fill. This showed a proper understanding of me as a candidate and my interests and strengths. This allowed me to go for roles that I was suited to and had a good chance of getting. Steph was very good and proactive in helping me prepare for an interview and as well as providing focussed feedback on my performance to help with future/subsequent interviews. She also advocated very well for me with the prospective employer, so much so that it went a long way towards me getting my new role! Thanks a lot Steph!!
Senior Financial Accountant at DCMS
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