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Public Sector

At Panoramic Associates, we deliver specialist resource across the whole of the Public Sector, working with over 85% of UK local authorities.

Our knowledge of public sector markets is unparalleled offering bespoke, market-leading resource solutions across Public Health, Adult Social Care, Children's Services, SEND & Educational Services, Transformation & Change, Capital Programmes & Infrastructure, Environmental & Waste, Legal, Procurement, HR, Finance, Audit & Risk and Tech & Digital.

With the sector encompassing such a diverse range of services we are able to offer a more dynamic approach with our extensive candidate network of industry specific subject matter experts. We provide our clients with permanent hires, executive search, senior interims and specialist contractors.

Public Health

There have been many major changes across the Public Health sector over recent years which has resulted in a dramatic new landscape. ​The transfer of Public Health responsibilities from the NHS to Local Authorities in 2013 led to significant restructuring and transformation which was closely followed by a £200 million cut to Public Health budgets. Moving from the NHS to Local Authorities meant staff needing to adapt to new organisational cultures, new ways of delivering services, new partner organisations and most importantly, new ways of protecting and improving the health of the population.

​​With the Public Health Departments often facing major skills shortages, we have made a crucial difference to the Local Authorities we work with. As an approved supplier on the government Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Framework, we partner with our clients to provide experienced Public Health candidates on an efficient and cost-effective basis. Panoramic Associates are ingrained in the Public Health sector with our expert consultants specialising in niche markets and developing a real understanding of the challenges.

​We don’t just fill roles, we work alongside our clients to create long-term resourcing solutions and delivering top talent across contract, interim, search and permanent appointments. We can also offer exclusive, retained, Statement of Work and MSP / RPO solutions enabling you to hire multiple contractors with a higher level of governance and the ability to boost your employer brand along the way in support your recruitment programmes. ​

SEND & Educational Services

Panoramic Associates are leading experts in providing interim SEND professionals to Local Authorities across the UK.

​The Children's and Families Act 2014 has dramatically impacted the way in which councils provide services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The reforms have required local areas to not only implement new processes and procedures but, perhaps more importantly, to secure system-wide organisation and cultural change so that support for children, young people and their families is personalised and outcomes-focused.

​Following these changes, Panoramic Associates have been working closely with councils, supporting them with the implementation of these reforms by providing high calibre and experienced SEND professionals. Our extensive knowledge and experience within the sector has enabled us to offer valuable advice and bespoke, partnership-led recruitment solutions to our clients.

​Some of the key areas we support Local Authorities include:​​

  • Inspection preparation / Statements of Actions

  • SEN Audits – Quality Assurance

  • Clearing backlog of Annual Reviews

  • Remote EHC Plan Writing

  • Locum & Associate Educational Psychology

  • Tribunal / Mediations

  • Post 16 / transitions / further education

  • Improving timescale of 20 weeks to produce a final EHC plan

  • Maternity / Long term sick cover for Substantive post

  • SEND Commissioning

Social Care

Panoramic Associates are highly experienced at placing the top talented and sought after professionals throughout both Adult and Children’s Care Services. The stark realities of government-funded social care mean that councils are faced with ever-greater budgetary constraints. This is inevitably leading to a drive towards outsourcing of social care services to the independent sector.

​However, CQC and Ofsted are now monitoring the sector more rigorously than ever before. NHS England has also produced a detailed plan for the implementation of closures of inappropriate hospital capacity for people with learning disabilities. Combined with a plethora of policy reviews, this has created dramatically increased demand for residential adult social care of a measurably high standard.

​In addition, the care and protection of minors continues to create operational and budgetary concerns for local authorities across the UK. Private care providers faced with ever-smaller budgets are increasingly seeking better value for money by outsourcing Children’s Residential Care, Specialist Education and Foster Care to the Independent sector. These specialist areas of care now account for significant expenditure and demand within the UK's Independent health and social care sector creating an urgent need for experienced professionals.

​At Panoramic Associates, our market specialist and highly experienced consultants build long-term partnerships with their clients so that we understand their exact requirements, their people and their company ethos. This enables us to find them the perfect candidates. Our extensive knowledge and experience within the sector enable us to offer valuable advice and bespoke, partnership-led recruitment solutions to our clients.​

Transformation & Change

The level of transformation Local Authorities are now facing is unprecedented. Over the last few years, councils have been faced with a perfect storm of challenges. The fiscal crisis has coincided with a host of fresh financial demands and at the same time, many councils are under pressure to reshape their defining priorities in direct response to the potential opportunities created by decentralisation and devolution of both powers and budgets to local government.

​With this change comes a need to look at new ways of delivering services, and requires a new set of skills and expertise. Inevitably, there is a growing demand for Project, Programme and Change Management resource with the ability to work across all council services. Stakeholder management skills and political awareness is essential for effective delivery.

​At Panoramic Associates, we understand our clients need a partner they can trust. Our expert consultants provide individuals who can deliver real change, are industry experts and have worked on the largest Change and Transformation programmes in the UK.​

Capital Programmes & Infrastructure

With the UK Government setting out investment plans on infrastructure and development projects, the planned capital expenditure by Local Authorities on education, social care, social housing and transport initiatives looks certain to rise.

Whilst the needs of each region will differ, the objective of many Local Authorities’ capital programmes is to have a varied portfolio of activities that stimulate growth. Councils are looking to ensure the activity is prioritised accordingly with robust plans in place and a focus on generating income and ensuring the quality of infrastructure for the benefit of the local population, whilst remaining affordable and sustainable.

The need for Councils to secure experienced Capital Programme specialists is therefore extremely pressing. Panoramic Associates' team of motivated, highly experienced and knowledgeable consultants utilise their unrivalled expertise to provide bespoke solutions to suit any business challenge, each having a level and depth of understanding you would expect from your premium talent partner.

Nurturing our strong partnerships with both our clients and candidates, our talented team of industry experts are able to carefully match the best talent on both a permanent and contract basis.

Environmental & Waste

With many local councils making a long-standing commitment to reducing environmental impacts, work with the community and ensuring a safe, clean and sustainable environment for all, Panoramic Associates work tirelessly to deliver specialist resourcing solutions across the Environmental & Waste sectors.

Our team of motivated, highly experienced and knowledgeable consultants utilise their unrivalled expertise to provide bespoke solutions to suit any business challenge and source the highest calibre professionals for our market-leading clients.

As well as sourcing the most experienced people across contract, interim, search and permanent appointments, we also offer exclusive, retained, Statement of Work and MSP / RPO solutions enabling you to hire multiple contractors with a higher level of governance.

We focus on providing resource into the following areas within environment and waste:

  • ​Conservation

  • Ecology

  • Climate Change

  • Carbon

  • Sustainability

  • Waste Management

  • Recycling


The procurement function remains key to the strategic objectives of every Local Authority. This is in part due to the demands to deliver a broad range of key services. In addition, the recent drive to merge and restructure procurement teams has resulted in many hampered initiatives with complexities around team integration and working practice standardisation.

​Against such a dynamic backdrop, the ability to find experienced and target-oriented Interim Managers to navigate this change is invaluable. Panoramic Associates, therefore, assists a number of Local Authorities in sourcing highly talented, experienced professionals who can undertake interim roles with a clear focus on implementing both organisational transformation and cost reductions.

​Crucially, our sector experience has given us a clear awareness of the complexities of procurement roles like these, and the sensitivities involved in niche areas such as Social Care. So we not only understand the expectations of hiring managers but can also quickly and effectively identify candidates with the requisite skills and background for each role.

​Our focus on this sector has also enabled us to build up an exclusive network of candidates who are not only MCIPS qualified but can produce clear evidence of cost savings achieved in previous roles.​


At Panoramic Associates, our experience in recruiting HR professionals across the full range of specialisms has allowed us to understand the ever-changing legislation impacting our clients.

 We understand that HR is integral to core business functions and our team is made up of HR recruitment specialists equipped to advise and guide our clients through the recruiting process. As such, we can assist from administrator through to director level in the following areas:

  • Employee Relations

  • Talent/Resourcing

  • HR Generalist

  • Reward

  • Organisational Development

  • HR Change / Project Management

  • Learning & Development

  • Diversity & Inclusion​


The public sector requires strong accounting and finance professionals to ensure accountability, manage costs and support medium to long term decision-making and policy setting.

​Accountability has always been key but there is going to be a renewed emphasis on ensuring that the general public has value for money, balancing costs and deliverables whether for local or central government departments such as education or for the NHS. The Covid19 pandemic and the financial and human costs associated with it has put a significant strain on the public purse and on the NHS in particular.

​Panoramic has a wealth of experience introducing experienced professionals within the public sector and has extensive capabilities to deliver both permanent and interim candidates across the entire spectrum of finance and accounting disciplines.​

Audit & Risk

Panoramic Associates are highly experienced at placing the top talented and sought after professionals across the internal audit and risk market.

​Nurturing our strong partnerships with both our clients and candidates, our talented team of industry experts utilise their unrivalled expertise to provide bespoke solutions to suit any business challenge and are able to carefully match the best Audit & Risk talent on both a permanent and contract basis.

The areas we specialise in include:

  • Internal Audit

  • Risk Management

  • Corporate Governance

  • Internal Controls

  • Assurance

  • Technology Risk

  • IT Audit

  • Fraud & Forensics

  • Compliance

  • Information Security

  • Cyber Security

Tech & Digital

Organisations across the public sector & NHS face increasing pressure to deliver streamlined & efficient services without compromising on care and delivery. Panoramic Associates work with top talent within Public Sector & Health Tech. We understand the critical role Technology & Digital must play in achieving these aims now and in the future, and we’re extremely proud of our record in helping Public Sector clients face up to today’s challenges.

​We are a Crown Commercial Service RM6160 and Digital Outcomes and Specialists 4 supplier. This demonstrates our commitment to delivering the highest levels of service and governance to the public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

​From data analysts to front-end developers and cloud security experts - no role is the same. That’s why it’s reassuring to know that our recruiters have a detailed knowledge of the skills they are sourcing. Our consultants have expert sector knowledge, as well as deep technical knowledge. This enables us to consult with customers and truly understand the drivers as they deliver essential services for citizens.​​​


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