Biggest recruiter for region's Public Sector Jobs – signs up 27 local authorities in three year deal

ContractsWe Manage Jobs the region’s biggest online public sector recruiter has signed a landmark deal with 27 local authorities across the West Midlands.

Councils and fire services have subscribed, based on the level of size and service, to WMJobs who will continue to run local authority recruitment platforms until 2020.

The £1.2 million contract will see 27 public sector organisations use the  website for all job vacancies.

Some of the authorities will also take advantage of the We Manage Jobs (WMJobs) Disclosure and Barring service and its applicant tracking system – managing all external job applications and internal vacancies.

Earlier this year WMJobs entered into a re-procurement exercise to ensure it offered the very best in innovation on its applicant tracking system and more efficient for managers and candidates alike.  A company called Lumesse won the contract with its TalentLink system.

To help further seal the deal WMJobs overhauled its consumer facing website with a new look and total system upgrade that went live at the end of July.

The new state of the art jobs board is delivered by a company called Madgex who are leaders in the area of online recruitment. Clients include The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Independent.

The new platform boasts the latest in online job advertising providing more ways to promote vacancies, a better experience for candidates and is fully responsive as it adjusts to personal devices including, mobiles, tablets and laptops.

Founded in 2009 We Manage Jobs is a not for profit public sector organisation and reinvests any surplus revenue back into the sector.

Manny Sandhu, Head of Resourcing and Talent Acquisition at WMJobs, said: “We are ecstatic to have secured the continued support of so many of the regions local authorities. 

“At We Manage Jobs we are passionate about getting people into the public sector.

“WMJobs is unique in that it brings the majority of the West Midlands local authority vacancies into one place making it the site to visit if you are interested in developing or pursuing a public sector career.

“There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to work in the public sector. There is lots of change taking place, lots of transformation and lots of challenges in delivering more high quality services with less money.

“Ultimately the sector is focused on making a positive difference in our communities. So if people want to work in an area where they can make a real difference, roll up their sleeves and get stuck in, WMJobs is the site for them.”

Visit the website at or follow @WeManageJobs on twitter.

Click here to watch a short film on working in the public sector produced by WMJobs.

The following councils and fire and rescue services have signed up for the service up until 2020:

  1. Birmingham City Council
  2. Bromsgrove District Council
  3. Redditch Borough Council
  4. Coventry City Council
  5. Dudley MBC
  6. East Staffordshire Borough Council
  7. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
  8. Herefordshire Council
  9. Malvern Hills District Council
  10. North Warwickshire Borough Council
  11. Nuneaton and Bedworth Council
  12. Rugby Council
  13. Sandwell MBC
  14. Solihull Council
  15. Stafford Borough Council
  16. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  17. Stoke on Trent City Council
  18. Stratford Upon Avon
  19. Tamworth Borough Council
  20. Telford and Wrekin Council
  21. Walsall Council
  22. Warwickshire County Council
  23. Wolverhampton City Council
  24. Worcester City Council
  25. Wychavon District Council
  26. Worcestershire County Council
  27. Wyre Forest District Council


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