East London’s largest college group serves young people and adults from diverse communities with an impressive range of courses and qualifications. With further growth on the horizon, New City College required a new staffing solution to manage the attraction and retention of staff to continue to deliver outstanding student outcomes.
Through the CPC Framework, the HR team at New City College looked to appoint a public sector staffing specialist who could focus on the quality provision of teaching staff and the operational professionals working with over 12,000 students. This new outsourced recruitment model will be performed by Morgan Hunt, a recruiter known for working in the further education sector for two decades.
Luke O’Neill, Divisional Director, Education and Training, Morgan Hunt explains “Managed Service recruitment technology allows us to work with specialist suppliers where necessary but keep rates at agreed levels and use management information to inform an employer’s candidate attraction strategies and forecast demand from one place.”
He goes on to comment “Recruiting temporary and permanent staff across a College group with a number of different campuses and keeping costs controlled but quality high, was a key focus for New City College. The college will be using an online recruitment portal; Greenroom V5 to manage the compliance, time, attendance and invoicing for their staff all in one online system, all of which allows for transparent and immediate reporting.”
“Having a partner that can deliver to the size and scale of our growing recruitment requirements will allow the college group to have a clear view of expenditure. The improved management information we’ll be able to access will inform our workforce planning and talent strategies. We’re confident that Morgan Hunt will provide the right recruitment framework to deliver on our commitments to students” said Peter Armah, Group Director HR, New City College.
About New City College
New City College was created by the merger of Hackney Community College with Tower Hamlets College in summer 2016 and then with Redbridge College in spring 2017. Epping Forest College merged with New City College on 1st of August 2018.
It has campuses in each area ensuring that their shared communities continue to have access to the largest choice of courses and training that will best prepare them for accessing the increasing career opportunities in this fast-developing part of East London and Essex.
About Morgan Hunt
Morgan Hunt is a nationwide recruitment business with a quality-assured reputation for staffing solutions that result in placing talented people into UK public services. From managed service to contingent recruitment methods we deliver our clients value in sectors including; education, health, housing, local and national government and charities.
Founded in 1994 and operating in the public sector since 2001, Morgan Hunt is a trusted recruitment partner to employers and candidates.