Derby City Council: Candidate Generation for Future Generations

Derby City Council: Candidate Generation for Future Generations

Devilering outsourced recruitment for this government agency.


Derby City Council needed to recruit several Directors to drive forward their 2030 vision for a safer, stronger city. They engaged PeopleScout for recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), including candidate generation and talent assessment in a robust, pragmatic way. We delivered a streamlined, structured solution to ensure they had the information they needed to make successful appointments based on objective, role-specific insights.


In-Depth Insight

To target suitable candidates for each of the roles, our team immersed themselves in the culture of Derby City Council. They asked questions to understand the key success requirements, experience and qualities essential for each role. This also supported the development of a compelling, yet realistic, narrative that could be used to keep candidates motivated to complete the recruitment journey.

Measurement & Validation

Our assessment consultant ensured that each candidate completed two personality questionnaires to measure their profiles against the organization’s key strategic level competencies. In addition, our occupational psychologists conducted a 60-minute validation call with each individual to bring their behavioral profiles to life.

Bespoke Candidate Reports

We then compiled a report on every candidate, highlighting their key strengths and development areas, providing briefs for the panel to use to probe further during the selection interviews.


This streamlined, structured solution ensured that Derby City Council had the information they needed to make appointment decisions based on objective, role-specific insights.

It also made for a fair process which both successful and unsuccessful candidates found to be enriching, as they received insightful feedback throughout. Similarly, the assessor panel reported that the briefings helped to focus their questions at the final stage interviews for each candidate.

At a Glance

  • COMPANY: Derby City Council
  • PEOPLESCOUT SOLUTIONS: Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • ABOUT DERBY CITY COUNCI;: Derby City Council is the local authority for Derby, a city in the East Midlands region of England.