Home Office

Role - Deputy Director PPPT


Having identified the permanent need for an SCS1 Deputy Director into Police and Public Protection Technology, Sanderson Government and Defence (G&D) were commissioned to undertake a retained search for the role. The recruitment of this post had been challenging and had stalled once through an external organization. This was/is a critical role in bridging the gap between 43 regional police forces, the Home Office and wider security services.


Having identified that the potential catchment audience for this role was broad, Sanderson G&D built a be-spoke advertising solution with a central website specific to the role, DDaT in the Home Office and the Home Office as a whole. This website was then facilitated by branded advertising on 5 external job boards as well as LinkedIn. Alongside the advertising mediums, Sanderson G&D utilized our network generated by over 20 years of working in the security sector as well as targeted headhunting and market mapping.


Across all mediums Sanderson G&D generated 51 applications of which 12 were proposed for longlist and all applicants delivered to the Home Office in 1 pack. From the applications a shortlist was agreed on of 5 people. Equality and Diversity data was tracked in which we saw a wide cross section of applicants and the civil service recruitment principles adhered to through competency scoring.

The 5 shortlisted candidates were then progressed through Occupational Psychology and Independent Leadership Assessments to allow the interview panel to construct be-spoke areas of questioning alongside standard interview questioning.

On completion of the 5 shortlisted interviews a successful candidate was identified and employed.

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