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Veredus and its dedicated team members are ideally suited to meet your recruitment needs in the Senior Civil Service and associated NDPBs.  Veredus, as a business, brings a comprehensive understanding of the Civil Service and the wider public sector. It has been a leading supplier of executive search to the Civil Service for over 25 years.  Firstly as Price Waterhouse in 1995, PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998 and as Veredus since 2002 (when Capita purchased the business).   We have successfully recruited over 850 roles into the Senior Civil Service. This deep understanding means we appreciate the journey the Civil Service has been on from the past to the present day and how the needs and expectations have changed over time.  We bring a corporate memory, as it were, of many of the historical appointments made and the lessons learnt from them.

In recent years (2010+) there has been a change in emphasis in bringing external and largely private sector talent in to the Civil
Service.  As an existing successful supplier to the Civil Service we have specialised in bringing external talent from the private sector in.  Over 75% of our search activity is involved in attracting private sector candidates to public sector roles. 

The team dedicated to this sector brings a significant track record of success in recruiting talented individuals that meet the Civil
Service’s requirements.  They are also diverse and understand how important diversity is to you.   They have a track record in excess of 94% of first-time appointments, which has been consistently maintained over the last 5 years. 

Our team is led by James Greengrass.  He has recruited senior civil servants for the last 22 years.  He has also recruited across
a diverse range of other sectors including financial services and local government at the most senior level.  James has also managed large-scale exercises on behalf of the Civil Service in the past, where a pool of talented candidates needed to be generated for multiple departments simultaneously.

This team does not operate in isolation, it is part of the wider Veredus business group that operates across the private and public sectors that also includes Interim Managers and Business Psychology.  As part of the wider Capita business it also has access to the 200+ businesses this entails and their expertise.

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