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Winter blues? Experienced interim HR, Finance and Facility Management staff ready to work across the NHS


Article posted by Eden Kendall on Jan 15, 2024

​We probably don’t need to tell those working for the NHS about the pressures that Winter can put on a workforce, but what we can expertly talk about is how an interim solution can ease the burden on staff and ensure that departments meet and exceed their goals.

Why our solutions work

Workplace illnesses can have a detrimental impact not only on the individual and their health, but on wider team morale and its capability to do the job it needs to.

Our vast network of candidates are temporary contract specialists – which means that they're experienced at coming into organisations and hitting the ground running. Whether this be to pick up the workload of someone absent, to work on a specific project, or to generally add a point of difference as someone who has worked in other Trusts and areas of the public sector, these specialists can not only maintain the level of a team but enhance it too.

Best of all, these specialist candidates could be working with you in as little as 2 weeks from first contact with us (with many on little to no notice periods ahead of the new financial year). You can also rest assured that our 23 years + of experience will help guide you and your new employee through the legalities around temporary contracts like IR35 and other necessary compliance measures, so you can focus on what you’ve brought your new employee in to do.

Finance and HR recruitment when it’s needed the most

Cobalt Public Sector (Cobalt PS) specialises in the recruitment of HR, employee relations, finance, and accountancy professionals in the public sector. Within the NHS, Cobalt PS recruit between bands 4-9, and within councils, local authorities and other not for profit organisations we cover a range of roles at differing levels of seniority. This specialised nature means that our network of candidates will only ever come with previous experience from within NHS Trusts and the wider public sector.

For example, with the end of the financial year coming up and budgets up for renewal, we can help with finance and accountancy professionals who have experience both working on end-of-financial-year accounts and the pressures that come with this, and that have experience working on more proactive budgeting and forecasting exercises for the next financial year, too. We also specialise in HR and Employee Relations specialists – critical when looking to ensure absenteeism is low and productivity is high during this Winter season and with the new financial year and new targets upon us.

Facility management specialists from the facilities management specialists

Cobalt works with an ever-growing database of nearly 3,000 project, estates and facility managers from across the NHS, and wider not-for-profit sectors.

This is in addition to contacts we’ve acquired during our partnerships with the most relevant job boards, our vast LinkedIn networks and background in facilities management across the built environment (that spans over 5,000 contacts on our database alone), makes us well-informed to match a Trust’s requirement with the perfect candidate.

About Cobalt Public Sector and Cobalt

Both Cobalt Public Sector and Cobalt Recruitment are approved recruitment partners to the Crown Commercial Service, forming an integral part of the CCS framework, RM6277 under Lot 2 and Lot 6, respectively.

Cobalt Recruitment has worked in partnership with NHS Trusts since 2019, and with project, estate and facility management specialists across the built environment for 23+ years since its foundation in 2001. Building on our reputation with these NHS Trusts, Cobalt PS specialises in the placement of HR, Employee Relations, Finance, and Accountancy professionals in both temporary and permanent positions.

To find out more about the HR, Employee Relations, Finance and Accountancy we have available through Cobalt Public Sector, contact Eden Kendall via ekendall@cobaltrecruitment.com or +44(0)2074782525.

To find out more about our network of project, estates and facility management specialists ready to work across NHS Trusts, contact Connor Humpage via chumpage@cobaltrecruitment.com or +44(0)7714230479

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