HOW DOES IT WORK?
We recruit talented, motivated, and experienced placemaking professionals – Associates – with diverse skills and backgrounds. We take the time to understand your team's needs and skills gaps, and match you with the best Associates for the role. Start by submitting an Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the role you would like to recruit for.
WHO CAN RECRUIT AN ASSOCIATE?
We recruit Associates for public sector organisations in all regions of England including local or city authorities, combined authorities, development corporations or publicly-led delivery vehicles, hospitals, and more. Authorities are welcome to submit an Expression of Interest for more than one role. You must be able to have an Associate's contract start in the first week of April or October.
HOW ARE PLACEMENTS FUNDED?
There are several ways that Authorities fund a Public Practice Associate, which could include reallocating existing revenue budget. For example, it could be possible to use budgeted funds from a vacant post to create a new position. Placements can also be funded from outside established core revenue budgets in the form of increased income, grant funding, or insourcing services previously contracted externally. For other sources of funding available to local authorities, take a look at our ongoing Authority Funding Tracker.
WHY JOIN PUBLIC PRACTICE?
We offer a cost-effective route for Authorities to attract and recruit high-quality placemaking professionals to bring in additional expertise. As a not-for-profit, our placements are an affordable alternative to recruiting through private agencies. Our L&D Course helps prepare Associates for working within local government. In addition, if you choose to keep an Associate on beyond the end of their placement we do not charge a retention fee.