Public Sector

NHS North East London Integrated Care Board

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The challenge

North East London integrated Care Board serves the population of North East London across eight local authority areas. They were formed on the 1st of July 2022 following the Health and Care Act 2022 and replaced North East London Clinical Commissioning Group. We were tasked to support the Chief People Officer in forming an Interim Human Resources function which incorporated a range of roles from Band 8a through to Band 9 including:

  • Interim Deputy HR Director
  • Interim Head of HR
  • Interim HR Consultant
  • Interim HR Operations Consultant
  • Interim EDI Specialist
  • Interim Organisational Design Consultant

We assisted the CPO in designing and delivering an interim HR function whilst they carried out an organisational design transformation piece. Many of the requirements were not defined and needed individuals that were well versed with change and that had worked in various sectors (including NHS) to ensure that they had a range of skills and experience to cope with the transformation piece that the organisation was about to endure.

The solution

We created a large recruitment plan to aid the CPO in an extensive search piece for six different roles. This included recruiting people through our existing candidate network and also recruiting passive candidates via headhunting through our CV searching methods and using LinkedIn. This enabled us to provide a diverse and inclusive shortlist for the role, including engaging new-to-sector talent with the appropriate transferable skills and experience. These candidates all met the standard of dealing with and being hands-on in a change environment.

The impact

Following a full search and selection process, we had six diverse candidates with previous experience working in various organisations, including NHS and the wider public sector and commercial backgrounds. The candidates were all placed within a 2-week time frame or sooner (depending on their notice periods), which provided the CPO with the support they needed to deliver the organisation transformation piece. We have also provided further support and guidance on recruiting the new organisation’s permanent team going live over the next six months.

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