AGMA Agency Staff Procurement Project

From EPSA - European Public Sector Award


Short description of the project

The Agency Staffing Project is the joining together of authorities with the addition of Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to reduce the vast agency spend (estimated at £70m across AGMA).

Current status and future steps for the project

Comensura have been appointed as the Managing Agent for the project. We are now in the implementation phase of the project with Tameside MBC, Bolton MBC, Rochdale MBC and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service currently live. We expect all remaining authorities to be up and running in autumn 2007. Recruitment generally i.e. e-recruitment, on-line advertising and applications. Appointment of Contract Manager, this person will monitor Comensura and identify how we can link into the "Nowpeople" Project, (NOWpeople is made up of nine AGMA authorities, to pool resources and knowledge and advertise recruitment opportunities on their website The Contract Manager will look into how the AGMA authorities can more efficiently recruit temporary staff in the future.

Lessons learned

Adequate resourcing – dedicated, high quality project manager; Establishing baseline and starting position, evidencing the potential gains; Have a project structure and plan and follow it; Have a Core Group to drive the project forward (right skills mix); Recognition of a compelling business case; Use of readily available data to validate Business Cases.

Award info
Award category: scarce resources
Award type: submission
Award year: 2007
Project type
Sector: cross-sectoral
Type of activity: human resource management
Keywords: public transport, rescue services, human resources
Short English description: agency staff procurement process, a joint initiative by several local authorities and agencies
Further information
Organisation: AGMA Collaborative Services Group
Other applicants:
Level of government: local level
Size of organisation:
Number of people involved:
Country: United Kingdom
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
Start date: 2005/04/01
End date: 2010/04/30

AGMA Agency Staff Procurement Project (53.539418° N, 2.633761° W)
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