Jobsgopublic's round-up of 2017

Jobsgopublic's round-up of 2017


Jobsgopublic have big plans for 2018 as they continue to look for new ways to help their clients tell their stories and attract the very best talent to their organisations.


A number of campaigns that began initially as temporary recruitment drives become ongoing campaigns and jobsgopublic are delighted that this continued to be the case in 2017. Ongoing clients have included:

  • Birmingham County Council – Social Care Campaign
  • Cambridgeshire County Council – Social Care Campaign
  • Medway Council – Social Work Campaign

Shorter campaigns have included: 

  • UK Export Finance – ICT & PMO campaign
  • Cambridgeshire County Council – Cambridgeshire Growth campaign
  • Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue – Apprenticeship campaign
  • London Borough of Hounslow – NQT campaign
  • Croydon Council – Social work campaign


As the public sector continues to face some significant challenges, inspirational and strong leadership has arguably never been more crucial.

Senior recruitment is never an easy task but in the current climate, finding exactly the right fit to not only help an organisation stay afloat but thrive is something else entirely.

The SmartSearch team have approached every challenge head on and some of the successful appointments have included:

  • Elmbridge Borough Council – Head of Planning
  • Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead – Head of Commissioning  
  • London Borough of Hillingdon – Head of ICT 
  • Bath and North-East Somerset Council – Heritage Business Manager
  • Voice – Chief Executive

Jobsgopublic continue to develop SmartSearch, driving use of data, industry knowledge and innovative search methods to further enhance the service.

Chapter Education

School recruitment has been a big part of jobsgopublic for nearly two decades. There is a well-documented teacher shortage in the UK, making competition for the top talent fierce.

In response to the changes in the sector, Chapter Education was set up as a dedicated service to help schools ensure that their recruitment strategy is fit to purpose in today’s market.

PPMA Awards

The competition is always incredibly strong so at the 2017 ceremony, jobsgopublic were absolutely overjoyed to win not one but two awards for Best Frontline Recruitment Campaign and Best Value for Money Campaign.

Best Frontline Recruitment Campaign Award is in recognition for the ‘All Roads Point South West’ campaign that ran for Bath and North-East Somerset Council. Recruiting to their Highways and Traffic service, this campaign saw some challenging roles by highlighting exactly what makes BathNES an employer of choice for ambitious individuals in that field.

The Best Value for Money Campaign award was for work with Cambridgeshire County Council’s social care services. This ongoing campaign set out to attract highly talented social care professionals to both their adults and children’s services.


In 2017 jobsgopublic hosted a number of breakfast events, focusing on different sectors and key areas of recruitment as well as events such as Midlands ‘Let’s Talk Digital’ event, hosted with the PPMA. These provided the opportunity to dissect some of the key topics impacting recruitment through expert speakers and round table discussions.

Jobsgopublic were main sponsors at the East England LA Challenge – the event put teams from a range of authorities to the test with a day of grueling role play challenges, which was won by Luton Borough Council.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

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