Government / Public Sector Recruitment Agencies in West Midlands
The public sector is a major source of employment in the West Midlands, with 19.7% of people working in it. While the NHS and education account for the vast majority of the jobs, around 81,000 staff are involved in public administration.
The largest public sector employers in the region are Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton councils, while Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall councils also have sizeable workforces. They have a wide variety of jobs, including roles for benefits, customer service, housing, regeneration, human resources and tax collection staff.
Many of the positions within local government are filled by people who began their careers in entry-level jobs with the councils and achieved internal promotions. However, there are opportunities for professionals with relevant finance, housing and personnel qualifications.
Other public sector employers in the West Midlands include central government agencies, such as the Ministry of Justice, Skills Funding Agency, Ministry of Defence and Environment Agency, and a variety of housing associations. The latter manage much of the social and affordable housing in the region and need experienced development, maintenance and tenancy enforcement staff.
West Midlands recruitment agencies that specialise in the public sector do handle temporary vacancies, although the main focus is on permanent jobs. Salaries are typically slightly lower than the national average and housing officers can expect to earn £19,000 to £24,000 a year, while customer service staff are paid between £13,000 and £18,000.
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