The public sector – still open for business.

AnnieM, August 10, 2010

In some ways the public sector jobs market looks grim. According to a Labour Market Outlook survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) and management consultancy firm KPMG, one third of public sector employers have said they are making redundancies within the next three months.

Compared with the private sector which is expecting a steady increase in recruitment campaigns, the public sector recruitment cuts is set to affect nearly eight per cent of the workforce.

But let’s get things in perspective: the public sector is still very much open for business -  what affects one side of the workforce will affect the other. The private sector is dependant on the public sector and vice versa. There is still a demand for social workers and social carers. We still need teachers and paramedics. Police officers, library staff and charity fundraisers are still very much required. So whilst there will inevitably be a reduction in public sector recruitment, it will not halt all together. Don’t let the bad news put you off from your public sector job search. You may need to widen your career horizons a bit and become a little more flexible in the types of jobs you are wanting and in the areas you are looking, but take heart: Jobsgopublic is as busy as ever, (and August is meant to be our ‘quiet period’!) and the busier we are the better – it means we have hundreds more jobs to upload for you. Here is a small selection of the types of jobs we have out there....

Pre entry level

Servery Assistant at the Bourne School

Location: Farnham, Surrey.

Experience:  None required.

Salary: £13,251

The role: Assist with serving up to 200 meals a day.

Closing Date:  5th September 2010.


Trainee Valuer

Location: Wokingham Borough Council

Experience: RICS accredited degree in Estate Management.

Salary: £22,000

The role:  To assist with the valuing and management of the council’s commercial properties.

Closing Date:  27th August 2010.


HR Assistant

Location: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Experience:  Previous experience in a HR environment with knowledge of payroll.  NVQ  Level 3/equivalent HR qualification is highly desirable.

Salary: £16,900-£18,090.

The role:  Provide HR support within the department.

Closing Date: August 20th 2010.


Senior Residential Care Worker

Location: Nottinghamshire County Council

Experience:  Applicants must be over 22 with experience of working with children and adults with disabilities. Knowledge of social work techniques with good communication and leadership skills.

Salary: £21,244-£23,405

The role:  To supervise and work in a team of professional staff who are caring for children and young people.

Closing Date: August 19th 2010


Children’s Home Manager

Location: Coronation Avenue Children’s Home, Derby

Experience: Qualified manager with a thorough understanding of how to care for and look after young people. Excellent leadership skills and experience of supervising staff.

Salary: £30,851-£33,661

The role: Supervise and lead a team of residential staff in a six-bedded children’s home.

Closing Date: Monday 16th August


Director of Communities

Location: South Norfolk Council

Experience:  Appropriate qualifications (DMS, MBA etc), track record of commitment to continuing professional development.

Salary: £70,000

The role: To maintain service standards and stability in the day-to-day service delivery, in setting and maintaining service levels across South Norfolk Council and contributing to the vision and direction to transform services.

Closing Date: August 20th 2010.