Recruitment Campaign Contract

Recruitment Campaign Contract

PS471 – Recruitment Campaign for 8x GLA Board Members.  To respond to requests for applications. To receive, log and acknowledge applications about the post and answer queries. • Prepare longlist, shortlist and interview packs and circulate them to panel members • Sift applications against agreed competence criteria for the role. Make recommendations as to the suitability of each candidate based on their submitted application. 

Reference number:RM4394

Deadline date:28/07/2014

This deadline is for…Expressions of Interest

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out:United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:CCS – Crown Commercial Services

Description of the contract

Appointments to the Gangmasters Licensing Authority are made by the Home Secretary in consultation with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland, under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 (subject to the Gangmasters (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2014). Appointments are made for a period of three years. The Authority is tasked with protecting vulnerable and exploited workers by regulating and licensing the agricultural, horticultural, shellfish gathering and any associated processing and packaging sectors to make sure they meet the employment standards required by law. As of 9 April sponsorship of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) transferred from DEFRA to the Home Office. Its current Board structure is unwieldy and the Triennial Review of the GLA published in April recommended this be changed to reflect best practice on Non Departmental Public Body governance, specifically a substantial reduction in the size of the Board and how its membership is appointed. There are currently 19 Board members nominated by 15 organisations and 9 ex officio members from government departments. The intention is to create a more flexible and dynamic Board, comprising of Chair and 8 members appointed through the normal Cabinet Office public appointments process. We are seeking to appoint a recruitment agency to undertake an external recruitment competition to appoint the eight new Members for the Authority with a successful track record or the ability to demonstrate achievement/performance in a Board-level or comparable role within an organisation; strategic and creative thinking which would make a positive contribution to the GLA; thorough understanding of regulation, service delivery or business change in the labour market supply chain; professional expertise, such as financial, commercial, legal or human resources. Requirement/Specification: Response Handling • Attend a planning meeting with the recruiting sponsor unit/ Authority representative, Public Appointments Assessor and Public Appointments recruitment team to discuss the role and person specification, the search and advertising strategies etc • To respond to requests for applications. To receive, log and acknowledge applications about the post and answer queries. • Prepare longlist, shortlist and interview packs and circulate them to panel members • Sift applications against agreed competence criteria for the role. Make recommendations as to the suitability of each candidate based on their submitted application. Meet the panel to agree a longlist of candidates to be taken forward to preliminary interviews. • Undertake interviews of long listed candidates to include a comprehensive evaluation against the competencies for the role. Make recommendations as to the suitability of each candidate and document the reasons why candidates have been rated in a particular order and agree a shortlist with the panel • Notify successful and unsuccessful candidates of the outcome at each stage of the campaign • Take references for candidates at either shortlist or interview stage • Attend a wash-up meeting post interviews and provide feedback to all candidates at the end of the search and selection process. • Assist with securing the appointment of the preferred candidate, including securing any references that were not forthcoming before the final panel interview etc. • Provide weekly campaign updates and statistics on the search and selection, including diversity Advertising • Following the planning meeting with the panel members, identify and recommend suitable media, preferably online, to be used to advertise the vacancy to attract a diverse and high calibre field of candidates whilst achieving value for money. • Produce an advert and candidate pack. Executive Search • Attend a briefing session with the recruiting sponsor unit/ Authority representative, Public Appointments Assessor and the Public Appointments Team to gain a full understanding of the role. • Provide a Full Search approach through actively sourcing and researching the market place to find the right individuals for the posts; the process is researching the market place against specific criteria/areas of expertise being sought, contact and liaising with the individuals actively over a period of time with the aim of encouraging them to apply for the post. This approach also involves using networks/contacts to provide names of people who can either act as a source and/or a potential candidate.

 

Classification of the contract

79600000Recruitment services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:6 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameArran Price

Organisation nameCCS – Crown Commercial Services

AddressRoom 2Y92 Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8QQ

Telephone01633 811600

Extension number:

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How to apply

CCS uses an eSourcing toolkit to enable its sourcing activities to be conducted over the Internet. Any organisation intending to submit an expression of interest must be registered as a supplier with the CCS eSourcing Portal. To register, visit the Portal’s Login Page at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk and complete the online registration form by clicking on the “Register Supplier Organization” link at the top of the page. The entire process should take no more than 10 minutes and need only be completed once. Passwords are issued via email, normally within 1 working day. Please contact the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supplier help line on 0345 010 3503. Once registered, organisations intending to submit an expression of interest must send an email to cclhr@ccs.gsi.gov.uk any time up to, but no later than 12.00pm Monday 28h July 2014. The email should be entitled (RM4394) PS 471 – Recruitment Campaign for 8x GLA Board Members and contain the following details: your organisation’s name; your contact’s email address; your contact’s name and your contact’s telephone number. Additionally when bidders submit their expression of interest they will need to provide their bank details on letter headed paper, an email address for any potential purchase orders to be despatched to and contact details for relevant contact. Any expressions of interest not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected. If, however, you believe that there are reasons as to why you would be unable to use the eSourcing service, please let us know by emailing cclhr@ccs.gsi.gov.uk, and we will consider how best to overcome your difficulties.

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