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Employment Services

Parkhouse Bell’s core sector specialism is in Employment and Related Services. We have over ten years’ experience of recruiting in the sector, from frontline advisor through to board level appointments. We firmly believe that there is no recruitment company with comparable experience to ours.

To date, we have supported thousands of people to secure roles within the UK’s Employment Services market, across Welfare to Work, Employability, Skills and Criminal Justice (including probation and educational services). We have built strong relationships with employers and professionals working within the public, private and third sector, recruiting staff at all levels into both permanent and interim positions.

We have an in-depth understanding of the government’s Employment Services programmes, having worked in the sector from the introduction of New Deal and Flexible New Deal, through to the current Work Programme. Our criminal justice experience spans Offender Learning and Support Service (OLASS), National Offender Management Services (NOMS), and Transforming Rehabilitation programmes.

Our CEO, Matt Wells, is a Fellow of the Institute for Employability Professionals  and has worked in the international Employment Services sector for over 15 years in a variety of senior Business Development and Operational roles. This gives our team a great insight into the sector and unique expertise in matching the best candidates to particular job roles.

Our Executive Search Division has filled roles including (but not limited to):

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Finance Director
  • Operations Director
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Sales and Commercial Director
  • Business Development Directors

A small selection of our senior appointments include, the CEO of the Employment and Related Services Association; the CEO of Shaw Trust; the CEO and COO for Rehab UK; the CEO of Sarina Russo UK; the CEO of Kennedy Scott; the CEO of WiseAbility; the COO of Ixion Holdings Ltd; the UK Head of Business, Employment, Training and Skills for Barnardos; the Employment Services Director for learndirect (formerly JHP) and the Operations Director for Interserve Learning and Employment.


Our Recruitment Division has filled a number of operational roles including (but not limited to):

  • Employment Advisor
  • Job Broker
  • Tutors and Coaches
  • Support Officers
  • Account Managers
  • Recruitment Managers
  • Employer Engagement Managers

We have recruited for the majority of leading DWP prime providers and their supply chain partners, across the private and third sectors. Our clients include:

  • 3SC
  • Barnados
  • G4S
  • Ingeus
  • Interserve Learning and Employment
  • Ixion
  • NCG
  • Papworth Trust
  • People Plus
  • Reed in Partnership
  • Richmond Fellowship
  • Sarina Russo UK
  • Shaw Trust

We are also the only Employment Services sector specialist that is able to offer a truly global perspective on the sector, built on experience and insight developed through our work in Australia and the Middle East.

If you are interested in a role within the employment services sector then you can search for existing roles through our Vacancy Search function.

Alternatively to speak with one of our Employment Services Consultants, please contact us directly on 020 7242 4890 or by emailing

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