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        Welcome to your housing recruitment and career hub

        As recruitment experts founded on supporting public sector organisations, we’re highly attuned to the complexities and the continually evolving pressures and demands on the housing sector. All Allen Lane, we ensure this critical sector has the talent required to continue meet the diverse needs of communities across the UK.

        From regulation, finance and operations, to planning, development and strategy, we have established relationships with housing professionals, at all levels, enabling us to deliver the human capital housing organisations desperately need. Whether it’s permanent, interim, leadership or managed services, we deliver tailored recruitment solutions you to meet your hiring objectives.

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        Housing sector complexities, from property development and social housing to regulatory compliance and sustainability, requires finance professionals that understand, and have experience in, implementing robust financial management processes. We deliver these finance professionals, at all levels, to create a sound financial foundation on which to build efficiencies of scale.

        Typical roles we recruit:

        CFO / Finance Director
        Head of Finance
        Head of Financial Accounts
        Head of Finance Business Partnering
        Financial Controller
        Finance Business Partner
        Financial Accountant
        Project related finance professional

        The reliance on IT and digital frameworks within housing is on the rise. We deliver the experienced IT and digital professionals to implement these sophisticated systems that increase efficiencies, from property management and data security through to tenant engagement.

        Typical roles we recruit

        IT leadership roles including CTO, CIO, CISO
        Security, AI & Data professionals
        DevOps / Infrastructure Engineer
        Data /Solutions/ Enterprise Architect
        Programme and Project Management
        Software Developer
        Business Analyst

        Secure expert professionals to navigate the complex legal and governance landscape. From regulatory frameworks to contractual obligations, we deliver the professionals needed to meticulously oversee your legal and governance requirements.

        Typical roles we recruit:

        General counsel
        Senior Lawyer
        Solicitor
        Senior Case officer
        Legal Advisor
        Head of Governance

        Operational, sustainability and cost efficiencies are a priority in the housing sector and hinge on effective procurement practices. We deliver procurement professionals that create streamlined procurement processes, essential to strategic decision-making and the overall financial health of housing organisations.

        Typical roles we recruit:

        Director / Head of Procurement
        Procurement Manager
        Specialist sustainability professionals
        Category Manager
        Contract Manager
        Procurement Officer / Analyst

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        Permanent Recruitment

        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.

        Interim Recruitment

        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.

        Executive Search

        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.

        Managed Service

        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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        Ben Tuckfield

        Ben Tuckfield

        Senior Consultant

        IT & Digital

        Ben Tuckfield

        Senior Consultant

         

        Ben’s significant recruitment experience includes engineering, housing, education and technology within the public sector. At Allen Lane, Ben specialises in recruiting permanent IT professionals across the public and not-for-profit sectors.

        Ben is a big fan of most sports. He enjoys playing golf (badly), skiing and is a lifelong Spurs fan. He’s a keen DIY enthusiast and has renovated 3 properties and a proud father to his little boy!

        Beth Young

        Beth Young

        Business Director (Charities, Housing & Education)

        Finance

        Beth Young

        Business Director (Charities, Housing & Education)

         

        A history graduate, Beth joined Allen Lane in 2007 after previously running an interim finance division of a large UK recruitment firm.

        Beth is responsible for our Not for Profit, Housing and Education recruitment division and is hugely passionate about the charity sector in particular in which she has recruited peerlessly during her AL career.

        Beth used to play the classical guitar until an addiction to having long nails won out! She has an intense fear of heights after being stuck at the top of a rollercoaster ride for over an hour with only billowing smoke and Mambo Number 5 playing on repeat for company! Beth is selfless with her time and a systems guru and has helped implement 3 CRM’s at Allen Lane!

        Bryony Thomas

        Bryony Thomas

        Business Manager

        Finance

        Bryony Thomas

        Business Manager

         

        Bryony joined Allen Lane in 2015 having previously spent 6 years in Milan working predominantly as a Brand Consultant within the fashion world. A UCL graduate and former AL “Performer of the Year”, Bryony specialises in the permanent, senior and executive recruitment of senior finance professionals within the Charity and Arts sectors.

        Amongst Bryony’s claims to fame are over 8,000 friends on social networks, some of whom she actually knows, as well as being the only female guest at Paris Hilton’s private party in Milan. She is incredibly hard-working, optimistic by nature and loves spending her spare time with her husband, daughter and dog Rocco!

        Ed Stroud

        Ed Stroud

        Business Director (Permanent IT & Central Government, Housing & Property, Legal & Governance)

        IT & Digital

        Ed Stroud

        Business Director (Permanent IT & Central Government, Housing & Property, Legal & Governance)

         

        Originally from Windsor, Ed studied Human Geography at Cardiff University before starting his career in recruitment (recruiting and managing significant teams) at Morgan Hunt, where he spent 9 years before joining Allen Lane in 2019. Ed leads our permanent IT, Legal & Governance, and Property & Housing practices; and personally specialises in permanent and executive IT recruitment across the Public Sector as well as being the brains behind many of our bids and tenders.

        Ed is a keen runner and completed the London Marathon in 3 hours, 28 minutes as well as raising over £2,000 for charity and finished in 3:28. An even keener traveller, he has so far travelled to 38 countries, highlights of which include Sri Lanka and a road trip up the West Coast of the US.

        Iain Slinn

        Iain Slinn

        Senior Consultant

        Finance

        Iain Slinn

        Senior Consultant

         

        Born in Bolton, Lancashire (not Greater Manchester!), Iain graduated from Manchester Metropolitan university with a 2.1 MSc degree in Biomedical science in 2019 and decided to put that degree to use in recruitment at Hays, where he stayed for 3 years before joining Allen Lane in 2023.

        Iain recruits finance professionals into Charities, Education and Housing organisations.

        Iain is a big fan of outdoor sports, and is always trying to branch out into new things. He is hoping to continue adventuring with hiking and skiing across the globe and tick off things off his ever growing bucket list.

        Niraj Thakkar

        Niraj Thakkar

        Head of Legal & Governance Recruitment

        Legal & Governance

        Niraj Thakkar

        Head of Legal & Governance Recruitment

         

        Niraj is from West London and has lived there all of his life. Shortly after finishing secondary school Niraj started his recruitment career at Morgan Hunt where he spent just under 5 years building a growing a public sector Legal and Governance team. At Allen Lane, his remit is to not only recruit permanent legal & governance professionals across the Public Sector, but to lead and build an outstanding L&G practice to complement our other service areas.

        Niraj is passionate about aviation and travelling. He is currently working towards his private pilot’s license and managed to fly a plane by himself at 16. He likes to travel as much as possible and is aiming to have completed 35% of the world in by 2028. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football and socialising with friends and family.

        Ridhi Vaid

        Ridhi Vaid

        Senior Consultant

        Legal & Governance

        Ridhi Vaid

        Senior Consultant

         

        Ridhi initially joined Allen Lane to deliver talent for the Interim and Permanent IT teams before joining the growing Legal & Governance practice as a 360 Interim Recruiter in 2023.

        Ridhi is from good old Streatham but moved to the states at the tender age of 15, returning in 2022 when Allen Lane came calling. Living in both the UK and US for so long makes for a pretty awkward accent. Most days she’s English and some days she’s American, depending on the weather. In her free time, she loves to travel, hike, explore new restaurants and try her hand at pottery.

        Suzanne Brighton

        Suzanne Brighton

        Senior Consultant

        Procurement

        Suzanne Brighton

        Senior Consultant

         

        Suzanne has been specialising in senior level interim and permanent recruitment across the public and not-for-profit sector since 2017, recruiting across all senior levels (up to CEO) predominantly within Local Government. Suzanne is responsible for interim and permanent procurement recruitment across the UK.

        Suzanne’s favourite hobbies are tennis, bottomless brunches and watching soaps (every night). Outside of these, you will most likely find her being pulled around the countryside by her uncontrollable puppy or at the karaoke bar, emptying the place…

        Alex Gittins

        Alex Gittins

        Business Manager

        HR

        Alex Gittins

        Business Manager

         

        An International Business and Hospitality graduate, Alex has been extremely passionate about the sector since starting his recruitment career in 2012. His recruitment journey started at a national recruitment firm on their graduate scheme, working his way up to managing a large and successful team, billing over a million pounds per year. Alex moved into the world of HR in 2018 and after nearly six years at a specialist consultancy, joined Allen Lane to grow the HR practice.

        Often mistaken for England cricket “legend” Jack Leach, sports enthusiast Alex spends his weekends following Leeds United up and down the country (someone has too) along with hacking his way around the golf course. He once had to pretend to be hypnotised at a live show in front of thousands of people, which tested his acting skills to the fullest!

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