About us

Osborne Thomas is a modern, innovative provider of both recruitment and HR consultancy solutions to the public sector; these include Local and Central Government, Healthcare, the Emergency Services, Higher Education, Housing Associations, and the Third Sector. Our clients say that we stand out through competence, professionalism, honesty, and the rare distinction of being fun to work with.

Public sector accounts for more than 90% of our client base. We have a strong track record:

  • 65% of our assignments and projects come about as repeat business;
  • We service the public sector right across the UK;
  • We are key suppliers on the national frameworks of LGRP and ESPO, and are preferred suppliers to multiple organisations across the UK;
  • And we sponsor and support associated public sector bodies including the PPMA, the LGA, London Councils, UHR, and so on.

Osborne Thomas have helped us fill some of our most difficult roles, often manging to find us a hidden gem in a difficult recruitment market. They are always very responsive, efficient and effective.

Director of People & Inclusion, London Borough

Just wanted to say thanks for your support and the team – especially Lucy who has been brilliant. I have a new Head of and thrilled.

Looks like you are all busy so I am pleased that you are doing so well.

People Director, Charity

I wanted to express my thanks and appreciation for the results you and the team have delivered since engaging with Osborne Thomas to help in establishing the Sovereign Digital Data & Technology Service.  We approached you at a time when the market was at its most competitive, seeking over 30 highly sought-after roles , and insisted this was launched across prime holiday season – not an easy ask.

You and the team help to meticulously plan the campaign, challenged, and helped us revisit the approach, provided market intelligence and insights, created a superb microsite, provided support, managed the project plan and weekly status updates alongside screening, candidate engagement and a range of other services .  To date I believe we have recruited and are onboarding the successful applicants for over 60 % of those roles. A fabulous result in a very tough marketplace.

Interim Chief Digital & Information Officer, London Borough

Register with us

If you’d like to discuss using Osborne Thomas to make an interim or permanent appointment to your team please reach out to us on 0203 280 3671 to discuss how we can assist. The same contact details apply to any HR Consultancy services you might require.

To register with us for interim or permanent roles please send your CV to: vacancies@osbornethomas.org or 0203 280 3671 and one of our consultants will reach out to discuss what you are looking for from your next role.