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Contract wins 16.05.19



HR GO Recruitment has won a contract to supply temporary agency workers to Ashford Borough Council for the next five years. The council chose the Ashford-based national business after a detailed tender process.


The roles cover all essential services such as cleaning, clerical, customer services, community safety, housekeeping, facilities, payments, planning and welfare.


The contract spans 19 different role and pay band categories, with specific jobs ranging from housekeeper to housing options officer, repairs assistant to revenues officer, customer service advisor to civil enforcement officer, administration assistant to arborist.


Cindy Hare, managing director of HR GO Recruitment, said, “I am so delighted to be working with Ashford Borough Council. Our head offices are in the town and we have enjoyed seeing its growth and development over the past few years.


“It has truly become a key business location in the county and much of that is down to the ambitions and achievements of the council.” Cindy added: “We know that the lengthy Brexit debate has caused uncertainty in terms of the jobs market. But HR GO is fully geared up to meet the challenge of finding the right staff for clients like Ashford Borough Council.”


Michelle Pecci, head of HR and customer services with Ashford Borough Council, commented, “The tendering process was a highly competitive one so we are pleased to be able to welcome experienced local recruitment company HR GO on board. We look forward to working with them over the next five years as Ashford continues to grow.”




Crown Commercial Services, the government procurement agency, has awarded Capita a place on its new recruitment framework, entrusting the company with candidate sourcing and processing for permanent positions across government departments.


Capita Resourcing, part of Capita People Solutions, will be listed as a supplier on the RM006 Permanent Recruitment Service Agreement, a new service for recruiters across central government and the wider public sector.


Capita, alongside other providers, will provide permanent resourcing services including candidate search and assessment, shortlisting, interviews, pre-employment checks, onboarding and training. Executive Search will be delivered via the Veredus brand under the agreement.  


Geoff Smith, people solutions executive director at Capita, said, “With more than 20 years of experience in providing recruitment services to central and local government institutions for the Civil Service Commissioners, we are delighted that our long-term partnership will continue on the new Crown Commercial Services recruitment framework.


“Our two decades of partnership have given Capita a detailed understanding of the Civil Service Commissioners’ values and legal obligation to ensure fair, open competition and merit-based appointments. We look forward to helping them recruit the very best personnel, ensuring timely delivery of candidates, achievement of diversity requirements and transparent reporting.”


Capita will provide support at every stage of the recruitment process, from the search stage through to candidates’ first day of work. This will encompass analytics, including market mapping, executive search and selection, as well as resourcing, campaign design and project management.


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