Acorn has been awarded a place on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Non-Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff framework (RM6160) for the National Health Service (NHS). The new two-year agreement will be rolled out across Acorn’s branches and specialist divisions throughout the UK, and will cover all non-medical roles including administration, all corporate functions including finance and purchasing, IT and ancillary services.
The staffing framework agreement supports the government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function.
Acorn has over 25 years of providing recruitment services to the public sector, and of more than 30,000+ UK registered recruitment agencies, Acorn has been consistently listed within the top 15 agencies for services to the public sector.
“We are delighted to have been awarded a place on the new framework to supply both temporary and fixed-term workers to public sector clients,” said Acorn Recruitment’s bids manager, Steve Newman. “We are extremely proud of our reputation for the specialist and general recruitment support we provide to the public sector across the UK, and we’re looking forward to continuing to build on this over the next few years.”
The CCS framework is used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations.
CCS works with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery. In 2018/19, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth £945 million – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.