By Ria Logan
6th Jan 2021
The recruitment challenges faced by L.E.A.D. Academy Trust will be familiar to many of you. The MAT has experienced rapid growth and due to this, supply cover spend has grown for day-to-day, short-term and long-term periods. The MAT’s existing temporary staffing model was becoming increasingly costly and unsustainable across their multiple sites. Local agreements at academy level with different suppliers made it hard to monitor compliance standards both in terms of safer recruitment and procurement best practice. The challenge of collecting supply data consistently across such a large and growing Trust became apparent.
Today, however, L.E.A.D. Academy Trust partners with a Master Vendor to manage recruitment for its daily hires, whilst also developing a joint offer for professional salaried and student roles. These positions span a variety of skills and expertise, from entry-level trainee teachers and teaching assistants to heads of departments. The Master Vendor provides local recruiters and support services from their regional delivery hubs as well as from their service delivery centre, to support temporary hiring. This dual approach ensures talent acquisition leaders and hiring managers have access to both local advisers and national resources. The new model can be quickly scaled to the needs of the organisation, so that at very short notice, the MAT can access additional recruitment and just as easily scale back when the demand has been satisfied.The Master Vendor has helped in providing localised governance while a central structure has been developed jointly to ensure the programme delivers and accelerates the impact of the transformed recruitment function whilst addressing regional and local needs.
Key benefits of this approach include:
Are you considering how best to approach the procurement of temporary staff and would like more information on a master vendor arrangement? Talk to the suppliers on CPC’s Temporary and Permanent Staffing framework agreement and put your requirements out to competition under Lot 16 Master Vendor.
Please contact the framework manager Ria Logan on [email protected] or 0161 974 0955 for more information.