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        Cabinet Office – Digital & Information Office – multiple hires

        The Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government. They are also the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and take the lead in certain critical policy areas. This means that Cabinet Office’s work is far reaching, providing an interesting and varied workload.

        The Cabinet Office employ around 2,050 staff and there are also around 700 people working for the Crown Commercial Service, an executive agency. Their main offices are in London, but they have staff based around the country – to reflect this, many of their vacancies are located across the UK.

        The Government is transforming at pace, and it is the Cabinet Office’s ambition to make UK Government digital and data services the best in  the world, exceeding the benchmark set globally by the best public or private sector standards.

        Brief/Problem

        Allen Lane were selected as the exclusive recruitment partner for the Cabinet Office’s new Chief Digital & Information Office directorate, as they sought to add 40 permanent hires to replace expensive contingent labour while increasing appointments in non-London geographic locations, namely Bristol and Manchester.

        Approach/research

        We created a dynamic and engaging advertising strategy, giving prospective candidates detail on the directorate’s separate ‘pillars’ (Data, Technology, Cyber, Change & Deliver). The use of LinkedIn for advertising and headhunting, alongside specialist job-board use (e.g. Jobserve) ensured we delivered diverse shortlists to supplement applicants via Civil Service Jobs. At the height of the campaign, our delivery team were servicing 20 live jobs simultaneously.

        Results/achievement

        Allen Lane delivered on all vacancies across the campaign, including 15 Cyber roles. Vacancies recruited to were at HEO-Grade 6, with many eligible for a DDaT allowance to supplement the base salaries. Onboarding processes were often elongated due to the need for security checks, Allen Lane ensured regular contact with the successful candidates throughout. 40% of appointments were female, including a Head of Programme Delivery, as well as 2 appointments via the Disability Confident Scheme.

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