Public, Social & Education

We work with individuals and organisations in academia, charity and the public sector.

The NHS, the Civil Service, Local Government, the Police, Schools, Universities and Charities are sectors that prize the same fundamental attributes and share similar priorities. Maximising resources. Nurturing team spirit. Creating better communities. Preparing a civil society for future generations.

These public-facing industries offer highly rewarding career opportunities. Each CV needs to capture the ways in which individuals make a difference to the communities they serve. Whether on the frontline with the NHS or emergency services, a high-flying academic manager, running a policy unit or department or seeking a management or governance role in a charity, we can help isolate, identify and integrate those distinctive qualities and career history into a CV, LinkedIn profile and interview pitch that reflect each individual’s expertise and worth.

Many public sector job searches demand a highly specific approach with a tailored application and cover letter which wrap up an individual’s ability to lead with initiative, their superior administrative capabilities and show a balanced approach to decision-making. At City CV, we know how employers in these areas prefer to recruit – the language they use, the values they seek, and the techniques and strategies that will boost chances of success both on paper and in person at interview.

We recognise the personal attributes that help candidates thrive in these fields – and we understand how to translate these into brilliantly effective, personal branding documents and a compelling interview pitch for promotion and professional advancement. We offer personal coaching sessions to help clients demonstrate their ROI, their cultural fit and potential to excel.

Our team also offer outplacement support and career transition coaching to help individuals move on and move forward in their career.

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Whatever your field of expertise, we have industry specialists to transform your career.

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“Thanks for assigning such a great team member to work with me, my CV and then with my LinkedIn profile. He has great interpersonal skills, adapts well, is fast and does give one the feeling being in ‘good hands’. He must be one of the best in your team! I thank you very much for staying in touch and for coordinating the effort to get me a professional CV and I think a good LinkedIn profile.”
Martin, Senior Charity Executive

“I am super happy about my experience with City CV, which helped secure a new senior position, notwithstanding current market circumstances. In addition to the CV and LinkedIn consultation, I had various career and interview coaching sessions with Nadia and Tony, which have all been precious to me in order to succeed the several rounds of interviews. Professional and reliable at all times, I highly recommend City CV. “
David Tortora, Policy Expert

Specialist expertise from a committed team

City CV clients have secured exceptional roles at all levels of seniority in the public sector, academia and not for profit sector. Our team of consultants are experienced at hiring at every level up to and including CEO and charity executive and board positions. Our writers and coaches collaborate to fuse their knowledge of crafting and finessing CVs for these sectors with an understanding of how to navigate the job market and stand out and be memorable at interview.

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Expertise and experience:

Our public and not-for-profit experts understand the nuances of a broad spectrum of roles. Credentials include backgrounds within leading universities and business schools, state and independent schools, public sector institutions, local and national government, industry bodies, government quangos and charities.

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Industry insight:

We know how hiring decisions are made across international charities, academia and the public sector and what employers need to see on paper, online and in person. 

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Proven track record:

Our clients have secured roles in organisations, including the United Nations, British Council, NHS, Local Government, WHO, Russell Group Universities, Ombudsman Services, the Civil Service, the FSA, Save the Children, Medicine Sans Frontiers, Oxford University, Sport England, International Red Cross, Housing Associations, the National Audit Office and other NGOs.

There are more than 300 different roles within the public sector.

If you are an HR professional in the process of restructuring, or if you would like support in finding a post in any of the areas below or related fields, call us to discuss how we can help.
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Army, Navy RAF

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Children’s Services

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Civil Service

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Development Agencies

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Diplomatic Service

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Disability Charities

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Environmental Health

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Emergency Services

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Financial Conduct Authority

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Housing

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Human Rights

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Inclusivity

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International Development

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Mental Health

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National and Local Government

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NHS

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National Audit Office

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Police Force

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Schools & Universities

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Social Care

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Sustainability

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Urban Development

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Voluntary Organisations

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Women and Girls

Call +44 (0)20 7100 6656 or email our expert team to discuss your career transformation.

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