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Big Lottery Fund: Recruitment

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Big Lottery Fund has spent on recruitment agency services in each year since its inception; and which companies provided these services. (242396)

The Big Lottery Fund has advised that the following table sets out their expenditure on the services of recruitment agencies. It does not include the costs of advertising on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund or the costs of temporary staff provided by agencies.

Financial year






Includes jobs relocated from London to Newcastle as part of restructuring and new committee recruitment for initial merger of Community Fund and New Opportunities Fund



Includes jobs relocated from London to Birmingham, as part of restructuring



Includes chief executive recruitment as well as final phase of large recruitment campaign in Birmingham and new committee recruitment following legal merger, including country committees


All costs are UK-wide and for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales recruitment reflecting the Big Lottery Fund’s devolved funding arrangements. Figures are shown for the four financial years following inception on 1 June 2004.

The Big Lottery Fund has used the services of the following recruitment agencies over this four-year period—Badenoch and Clark, Barbara Wren and Associates Ltd., Broadcasting Support Services, Brook Street (UK) Ltd., Bruce Murray Resources Ltd., Capita Business Services, Charity Action Recruitment, Charity People, Concilium Finance Ltd., Contract Connections Ltd., Covent Garden Bureau, Crystal UK Ltd., Eden Brown, Recruitment Ltd., Edward Selden, Evolution Recruitment Solution, Forrest Recruitment Ltd., Gray and Associates, Harvey Nash, Hay Group Management Ltd., Hays, Hr Staffsearch, Hudson Global Resources Ltd., Huntress Search Ltd., International Resources Group, Katie Bard, Kelly Services, Key Personnel, Law Absolute, Ludisa Recruitment Ltd., Lynda Jacobs Recruitment, Media Contracts, Media Recruitment London, Mediacontacts Recruitment, Michael Page International, Morgan Hunt Public Sector Ltd., Nicholas Andrews and Temps Fin, Nigel Lynn Associates, Now Recruitment Ltd., Office Angels Ltd., Opus Personnel Ltd., Permits2work Ltd., Pertemps Investments Ltd., Peter Lockyer Advertising, Positive Action in Housing, Positive Recruitment Solutions, Prospectus Ltd., PSD Group, Purcon Ltd., RBS Commercial-Coby, Reed Agency Services Ltd., Resolve, Robert Walters, Roc Recruitment Ltd., Royal Bank Invoice Finance and Saxton Bampfylde Hever plc., Search Total Recruitment, Select, Spring Personnel Ltd., Spring Technology Staffing, Stopgap Group, The Synergy Group, VMA Group Search and Selection and Zarak Group Ltd.