Civil Service Resourcing was set up in April 2011 with the remit to develop and provide a complete resourcing solution for the Civil Service.
Our team includes people from a range of government departments and experiences, offering insight and skills which are fundamental to the success of the services we provide. Drawing on these skills and experiences enables us to incorporate and build on the most successful and efficient resourcing services and products from across government.
Our objectives for 2012/2013 include:
- To provide ongoing support for a single e-resourcing platform across the entire Civil Service.
- To become the first choice provider of recruitment and other resourcing services for departments.
- For surge capacity for departments using the WCN system for recruitment, and for Career Transition Services, to be picked up by a 3rd Party Supplier, but for most internal and external recruitment, and Career Transition work, to be handled by CSR where departments have purchased these services.
- For our expert service and advice to be sought and approved by departments.
Although we are still in the relatively early stages of developing our services, we are on course to deliver our key objectives, having already made substantial progress in a number of areas:
Civil Service Jobs
All vacancies across government can now be found in one place – Civil Service Jobs. Implemented by Civil Service Resourcing, Civil Service Jobs was launched successfully on 30 September 2011 to replace the old Civil Service gateway. Civil Service Jobs provides a more streamlined service for both internal and external applicants looking for government vacancies, as well as offering current civil servants easier access to opportunities for career progression. Departments also benefit by being able to access management information to support their resourcing decisions. The Civil Service Jobs system notifies surplus staff of any job that fits their profile criteria, helping to facilitate their redeployment within the Civil Service.
Civil Service Jobs also offers departments a full end-to-end on-line vacancy filling system for their internal, surplus/redeployment, cross-government and external vacancies. Civil Service Resourcing worked with a number of departments that have already signed up for this further service, and are currently developing implementation schedules for other departments. The roll out of this e-recruitment system across the Civil Service will continue into 2013, as other departments select to join the service, helping to achieve Civil Service HR’s target ratio of 1 HR professional to 100 civil servants.
Career Transition Service
Civil Service Resourcing launched a Career Transition Service for surplus civil servants across government departments in October 2011. The service offers consistent and professional support and aims to provide surplus staff with the tools and guidance they need to assist them with their career transition.
The main Career Transition Centre is located in Bush House, London and offers a wide range of resources, from Career Counselling and Coaching to workshops and transitional support. Arrangements can also be made to deliver the service in alternative geographical locations if required.
The Career Transition Service is only available to those referred by their Department and further information and details of the variable service level offerings may be obtained from either CS Resourcing Customer Relations Management or the Career Transition Service.
In April 2011, Civil Service Resourcing took on the management of Fast Stream recruitment and on the 17th of September successfully launched the 2013 scheme. CSR are utilizing the Fast Stream website, Fast Stream Facebook page, and the new Fast Stream Twitter page, blog page and Youtube page to raise the profile of the Civil Service Fast Stream. The Fast Stream application closes on the 30th of November with round one of the Analytical Fast Streams closing on the 15th of October. The Summer Diversity Internship Programme is open for applications from the 15th of October.
The Occupational Psychology and Assessment Services (OPAS) Team offer a range of assessment services. We provide in-depth, interview and psychometrically based assessments for Senior Civil Servants; we design and deliver assessment events, including assessment and development centres; we have designed and implemented an On-Line Sift Tool for all grades between AO and Grade 7 (currently available to all departments who have signed up to Civil Service Jobs). Other services are presently being developed, such as a cross government approach for assessment to Grade 7 level. Early indicators already show that a standardised approach to assessment has produced significant cost savings.
Civil Service Local is also part of Civil Service Resourcing. You can find more information on their work and the services they offer on their Civil Service Local.