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Public sector professional recruitment

Uncovering high calibre professionals for public sector organisations

We’re one of the world’s leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies with a clear differentiation based on the quality of our service. We work with a range of public sector organisations, leveraging our 30 year track record of uncovering high calibre professionals, utilising innovative and diverse recruitment methods, while providing added value solutions to support your long-term talent attraction and retention strategies.

Trusted public sector recruitment agency

With offices across London, Birmingham & the Midlands, Manchester & the North and Milton Keynes & the South East, we recruit across a range of professional disciplines for public sector organisations including:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Support
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Policy & Governance
  • Procurement
  • Technology
  • Sales & Customer Services

Crown Commercial Service

Robert Walters is an approved recruitment supplier on the Crown Commercial Service's Permanent and Temporary Recruitment and Digital Outcomes & Specialists 5 frameworks.

Non Clinical Temporary or Fixed Term Staffing or NCS

This free to use framework can be utilised by a large number of organisations to secure quality hires across the UK specifically for temporary, fixed term and Statement of Work (SOW). This framework allows a quick and easy onboarding process and direct contact with suppliers for smooth working relationships.

Permanent Recruitment Solutions

Free to use and fixed price framework, specifically for permanent and fixed term hiring delivered by CCS. Robert Walters is one of the 51 suppliers approved to provide services from financial services, legal etc.



Our track record in public sector recruitment

View examples of our previous experience in public sector recruitment.

We have worked on large-scale recruitment projects with public sector organisations across a variety of sectors, working to strict deadlines and client briefs.


General Medical Council

When the General Medical Council looked to overhaul internal IT systems and redevelop its website, they partnered with Robert Walters to source and hire specialist technology professionals across a breadth of specialisms.

Transport for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) has engaged with Robert Walters Technology since 2018 as they launched a strategy to revolutionise digital services offered to the Greater Manchester public.



The UK Public Sector Salary Guide

Looking to benchmark your team with sector specific data?

Our UK Public Sector salary guide has been developed to provide more accurate benchmarking for public sector organisations, with access to proportionate salary information, talent trends and hiring advice.

Latest public sector research

When lockdown came to an end in 2021, we saw vacancies within the public sector rise by 97.7%. As a result of this, the total number of vacancies exceeded pre-Covid levels during 2019.

But will public sector vacancies continue on this upward trend, as we continue to transition into post-Covid ways of life? 

In our latest whitepaper, in collaboration with data specialist VacancySoft, we provide an extensive data analysis of the rapidly evolving public sector. 

The report explores:

  • Hiring trends across the public sector
  • Public sector vacancy demands by region 
  • Key market insights, delivered through an exclusive industry interview
  • Further insights and trends within the business functions

Organisations trust us to tell their story

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Meet your public sector recruitment expert

Habiba  Khatoon

Habiba Khatoon

Public Sector Recruitment, Birmingham

With over 15 years of experience in specialist recruitment services, Habiba has gained an extensive network across the Midlands market. Habiba now oversees the Birmingham office.

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Bespoke salary benchmarking

Using a combination of our own data, publicly available insights and our recruitment experts, we build bespoke overviews of the salaries and benefits required to attract talent.

Latest public sector insights

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Public Sector Report

The transforming world of the public sector: A review of UK labour market trends When lockdown came to an end in 2021, we saw vacancies within the public sector rise by 97.7%. As a result of this, the total number of vacancies exceeded pre-covid levels during 2019. But will public sector vacancies c

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