17 years supplying staff for a major UK police force

We deliver a managed service for a prominent police force. We supply all staffing categories, including Ex-Officers. Using our specialist teams, we meet the demands of their volume recruitment campaigns.


The Challenge

We need to maintain a high direct fill rate across all roles, requiring us to recruit a large number of candidates with rare skillsets.

We have worked with the client for over 17 years and have become their trusted partner in delivering specialist technical and professional staff.

Throughout the contract, they have required us to deliver large numbers of candidates into development projects and programmes. These projects involve hard-to-fill roles, such as Platform-specific Architects and System Engineers.

As well as recruiting candidates from the local area, the client also requires a large number of Ex-officers to investigate significant crimes.

The Solution

We used the combined power of our specialist sector teams to fulfil our client’s recruitment needs:
  • Reed Technology

Over 50% of the client’s staffing needs are for niche IT workers. As one of our 20 specialist sectors, Reed Technology provides workers across the IT spectrum. We adopt a consultative approach to understand and forecast stakeholders’ requirements.

  • Reed Secure

Our dedicated Ex-Officer recruitment division allows us to access former police officers, security cleared professionals and cyber security experts across the UK. We utilise our market intelligence to source candidates for investigative, fraud and safety roles – to name a few.

  • Supplier Relationship Team

Our Supplier Relationship Team on-boarded over 50 specialist suppliers to ensure we can meet all niche requirements.

The Results

We continue to fill 97% of roles and have the established infrastructure to support any request.

Through the combined expertise of our specialist teams, we have been able to:

  • Recruit 100 Ex-Officers within 12 weeks
  • Supply 50% of Ex-Officer roles without support suppliers
  • Fill senior niche roles, such as Head of Procurement
  • Maintain over a 97% fill rate across all categories
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Emergency Services
  • 15 years delivering a managed service
  • 97% fill rate maintained
  • 50 specialist suppliers on-boarded
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