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Council recruitment service

Support recruiting local talent through our Job Brokerage Service.

Last updated: 15 September 2022

Next review: 20 May 2023

What do we offer?

Our Opportunities team provide specialist recruitment services to support employers to identify motivated and enthusiastic recruits that will add value to their business.

Our team of Account Managers and Placement Officers will work alongside you to identify your vacancy requirements and advertise your roles across the borough with aim of attracting the best talent. We source “role ready” candidates in a variety sector’s including (but not limited to) Logistics and Warehouse, Hospitality, Customer Service, Facilities Management, Administration, Health and Social Care, Security and Construction.

As part of our service, we thoroughly brief candidates on the role, match and screen them to the job description and ensure that they are a good match prior to putting them forward for interview.

Our focus is about assisting Waltham Forest residents with experience of disadvantage and any other challenges to gain employment, independence, inclusion and control over their lives.

We work alongside many charities, Waltham Forest Job Centre, Welfare to work organisations, foodbanks, faith groups, Waltham Forest College, community groups and volunteers who support people with a wide variety of disadvantages and underrepresented groups into employment. This includes those with experience of poverty, homelessness, offending History, physical or learning disability, Identify as BAME/BIPOC, Care Leavers, Lone Parents, Ex Armed Forces, Domestic Violence Survivors. The impact of Covid-19 has widened inequalities amongst disadvantaged people and created a massive increase in unemployment. We also work with the councils Care Leavers programme, Tenancy sustainment and Housing teams to identify those that may benefit from our Employer Partnerships.

What are the benefits for employers?

We support employers to identify great candidates that come from a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities which is good for business. Our approach helps employers to:

  • Promote Social Responsibility and Ethical recruitment practices. Support employers to create a diverse workforce that reflects the demographic of Waltham Forest residents and communities we operate in.
  • Advertise your roles using our extensive partner network and communication channels via the website and social media.
  • Receive high quality applicants who have been fully briefed and screened for the specific roles.
  • Develop accredited and non-accredited training pathways to ensure that applicants have the relevant skills and qualifications for the role.
  • Support with training costs for applicants who need job specific licences such as SIA, Health and Safety, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Food Handling and CSCS badges.
  • Provide on-going in work support to ensure that candidates are settling into their new role.
  • Our services are cost free to all employers. You receive dedicated recruitment expertise without a fee or any contractual obligations!

How to apply

If you are interest in speaking to a member of the team and finding out about how we can support your recruitment process, please email opportunitiesteam@walthamforest.gov.uk. A member of the team will get back to you within 72 hours.