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Public Sector & Not-for-Profit


Yolk partners with Public Sector and Not-for-Profit organisations across the UK to fulfil their recruitment needs and achieve their D&I objectives.

Innovation in the sector over recent years enables this experienced team to partner effectively with organisations across the UK to deliver a streamlined and compliant recruitment solution for temporary, fixed term, contract, and permanent hires.

We offer free advertising and support for volunteer positions as well as pro bono work for NED positions within the sector. 

Yolk is a trusted supplier to the civil service which is evidenced by our appointment to Crown Commercial Service (CCS) frameworks.

We recruit roles including Office Support, Customer Service, Communications, Legal, Compliance, Human Resources, Governance, Operations, Facilities, Digital & Technology, Finance & Accountancy and other specialist roles at all levels.

Sectors We Partner With:

  • Central and local government

  • Education

  • Housing

  • NHS

  • Emergency Services

  • Health & Social Care

  • Charities

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Nici Jones
Director of Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

njones@yolkrecruitment.com02921 673716

“I’m extremely proud to be leading the Public Sector & Not for Profit team at Yolk and supporting our clients to deliver their vital services. We have a highly experienced team of delivery consultants who recruit the length and breadth of the UK and understand the constraints of many of our client’s processes.

We work in partnership with organisations to introduce high calibre candidates and to deliver a first-class, value added service. Despite nearly 40 years in the industry, we continue to evolve as we strive to offer the Public Sector and Not for Profit sector, the best in innovation, quality and value.”


​Here's what some clients and candidates have had to say

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  • "Having previously run our own direct recruitment campaign without finding the right person for our Communications & Campaigns Manager vacancy, I engaged with Yolk via the Crown Commercial Service framework for Permanent Recruitment Services. The Yolk team were responsive, helpful and able to provide us with a really strong shortlist to interview against a tight deadline, meaning we found a great member of staff without a lot of fuss. I would be happy to recommend the Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit teams’ services to other employers looking for support with their recruitment needs."

    Karen Robson, Director Wales

  • ​After a 15-year military career, followed by more than 20 in the police, the thought of venturing outside of these environments was one that filled me with dread. I’d never needed a CV and selection procedures were not the same in my world as they were in the outside world – I feared I would be type cast and for that reason it was easy to stay with what I knew. That was until I took a call from the Public Sector & Not-for-Profit team of Yolk Recruitment. They told me about an opportunity as a Specialist Case Manager with The Pension Regulator and after chatting about my background for a few minutes they got me to realise there’s a big wide world out there and encouraged me to apply. I was comfortable in my current role, but knew I wasn’t happy, and it was Yolk that got me to realise this and in doing so give me the confidence I needed to submit an application. From that first phone call in late September to Wednesday of last week when I started my new challenge, I’ve felt completely supported by the team at Yolk – from start to finish they’ve been there for me, inspiring me to take the plunge and guiding me through the journey. For that I will be forever grateful...Yolk Recruitment are a fantastic organisation who clearly go above and beyond –Thank you so much!

    Simon Atkins, Specialist Case Manager

  • ​Thanks so much for all your help and support in finding me a new role. You were so kind and encouraging and for that I am very grateful. I look forward to starting at the Royal Mint! Thanks again for finding me this role.​

    Roberta Morgan, Sales Manager

  • "​Yolk and Careers Wales have had a successful working partnership for over 4 years and the reason we go back to them time and time again is that they consistently provide us with excellent service levels and fantastic talent. Gareth and the Public Sector team at Yolk always take time at the outset of each recruitment campaign to understand the role, team and culture fit and have successfully filled commercial roles as diverse as PA, Marketing Coordinator and Business Analyst. However, their core offering to us has been in supplying over 20 Employability Coaches and Careers Advisors to us on both a temporary and permanent basis, where other agencies have failed. Their position as a CCS-approved provider means we are able to satisfy the requirements of our procurement guidelines, as well as being able to achieve exceptional value for money for the high standards of service and delivery. We also benefit from their excellent programme of HR Insights workshops and additional networking events.

    Denise Currell, Head of People Development

  • ​“The Royal Mint has worked closely with Yolk Recruitment since 2009 to support us with permanent, interim and occasional temporary recruitment across a diverse range of roles including IT; Project Management; Marketing, Engineering and Finance. They have proved very effective in their methods and I have been particularly impressed with the level of customer service they provide not only The Royal Mint but also the candidates that they represent.Since I joined The Royal Mint in 2014, I have implemented candidate satisfaction surveys which also gauge the experience that candidates receive from a recruitment agency. The candidates presented to us from Yolk consistently comment on the positive experience they have received from the team at Yolk and this is a huge factor in us continuing to utilise their services.I’ve also found the team to be true “consultants”. Should I need advice or guidance on a particular role, I know I can trust the team at Yolk to provide me with an unbiased, professional and honest consultation which I value. They are quick to react to my needs, don’t waste time and are able to source the right calibre of people within the demanding deadlines that we work to.The nature of the recruitment industry lends itself to a high turnover of consultants and personnel and I value the fact that in the 9 years that Yolk have supported The Royal Mint, the same core team have been there to support us and provide the highest levels of service. This is testament to their ethics as a company and the value they place on their employees. I look forward to us continuing our successful business partnership.”

    Craig Williams, HR Manager

  • ​Yolk's Public Sector team first contacted me about the possibility of a new role and I was dubious at first given my experiences with others previously but I experienced only positives from Yolk. They kept in touch throughout the process, and continued to keep in touch afterwards to make sure I had everything I needed. Thank you for your efforts and hard work!

    Jason Nell, Bid Writer

  • I have to compliment Yolk Recruitment who stand head and shoulders above their competition in terms of candidate experience. I was recommended Yolk via a friend and from the first introduction I was treated professionally. The team took the time to really understand my background, skill-set and motivation. They asked to meet with me to discuss potential opportunities and to best match me to suitable roles. They discussed the role at Chwarae Teg with me at length, and gave me all the relevant information prior to my interview. They called me the morning of my interview to wish me luck and afterwards for feedback on how I felt it went. I felt fully supported and confident meeting with Chwarae Teg because of the preparation given by Yolk. Yolk Recruitment are modern in their approach to recruitment and are people orientated, they want to place the right people in the right organisations.

    Nicola Davies, Participation Partner

  • ​I had a great experience with Yolk. They interviewed me to get a good understanding of my background and experience and advised me of several roles that were a good match for my skills. When I applied for my current role the process was very smooth, Yolk were always very responsive, professional and friendly and they guided me through the interview and offer process to reach a positive outcome.

    Helen Dudgeon, Marketing Partner, Data and Analytics

Case Studies

Here are some case studies that demonstrate our expertise in public sector & not-for-profit recruitment.

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What We've Been Up To

  1. Yolk Diversity Champions Podcast
    1. A key topic close to Yolk's heart for 2021 is Diversity & Inclusion within employment and ensuring it's embedded into recruitment practices. At the start of the year, we will be bringing to life Yolk's very own Diversity Champions podcast in the aim to share learnings from our clients who are striving ahead in this area. We're not only educating ourselves, but also hoping to spread the word and help other businesses build on their D&I strategy.

    2. Listen to the Diversity Champions podcast

  2. Yolk Public Sector join the panel for "Careers in the Charity Sector"
    1. Cardiff Metropolitan University invited Yolk Public Sector to join their panel discussion on Careers in the Charity Sector on 28th January 2021. We were thrilled to be able to offer advice to candidates looking to apply for roles in the charity space and received terrific feedback from the University saying:

    2. "Your presentation was hugely helpful to students, giving them positive actions they can go and do is fantastic and I am so pleased we had you as a recruiter in the mix."

  3. Yolk help DVLA recruit specialist roles
    1. We are thrilled to have helped DVLA recruit a range of specialist roles which they previously were struggling to fill. Via the Crown Commercial Permanent Framework, we helped to create a bespoke vacancy advertising solution for DVLA and ran a dual-branded campaign. With 100% fill rate, we were able to work within both the budget and time restraints with 4 candidates appointed.

    2. Read the full release here.

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Latest jobs in Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

Key Contacts

  • Isobel Richards
    Isobel Richards

    Delivery Consultant

    ​02921 673 740

  • Nikki Fisher
    Nikki Fisher

    Senior Delivery Consultant, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

    02921 673 757

  • Nici Jones
    Nici Jones

    Director of Public Sector & Not-for-profit

    ​Nici has been immersed in the UK recruitment industry for 15 years and heads up the Public Sector team at Yolk. Nici ensures we exceed the expectations of our civil service clients.