Public services are creaking. We can all feel it. Growing demand and pressure, set against a backdrop of budget cuts, increased regulation and a severe skills shortage. It’s a challenging time for all.

We need answers, and we need them quickly…

We believe that now is the time for genuine and dramatic change in how public services organisations build their workforces, and how staff develop and progress throughout their careers.

So we’re pioneering new approaches to workforce attraction and engagement, delivering innovative new models and technologies to put public services back on the front foot.

We’re devoted to delivering a better way.

The Affinity difference

Whether it’s in education, healthcare or social care, we give clients the visibility, data and insight to make smarter, more informed decisions, and we provide access to the high-quality skills they need to hit their targets, whilst always remaining compliant.

Partnering with Affinity Workforce means you can expect:

Greater workforce visibility and control

Better understanding of your entire workforce, meaning more control, more joined-up thinking, and a future-fit strategy to fix staff shortages and reduce reliance on temporary staff

Increased workforce mobility

More effective deployment and utilisation of resources. More engaged staff, eager to remain and progress within your organisation

Smart technologies to drive efficiency, reliability and an enhanced user experience

Real-time workforce management, so you can make faster, more informed decisions and secure high quality, reliable staff when you need them most. We use technology as an enabler of great service, alongside our dedicated consultants, there for you whenever you need them

Improved employer brand and candidate attraction

Devise and communicate a dynamic Employer Value Proposition to stand out from the competition. We’ll help you to become an ‘Employer of Choice” and reduce reliance on temporary staff

Flexible solutions to address problem areas

Experienced, specialist and highly skilled teams, at fixed cost, to own and lead on important projects, and address potential issues such as backlogs within social care. We tailor our approach to ensure we meet your needs, and deliver on time and on budget

Integrated services to streamline operations

Streamlined and efficient operations and supply chain, integrating other functions such as payroll, legal and finance into your workforce management strategy

Industry-leading compliance standards

All of our candidates are vetted in accordance with the very latest regulations in education, healthcare and social care provision. There is no compromise here - we remove the risk of non-compliance

Trust and transparency

We recognise that our business is built on the strength and longevity of the relationships we forge with our clients and candidates.

That’s why we’re dedicated to developing trusted, collaborative relationships that stand the test of time, based on mutual understanding, straight-talking expert advice, and a genuine desire to make a difference.

We’re proud to work with the people on the front line of delivering public services and we’re committed to supporting them in any way we can. We’re there for our clients, 24/7.

And what’s more, we’re putting ourselves at the forefront of raising standards within our industry, bringing the professionalism, transparency and honesty that everybody within public services needs and deserves.

We’re here to offer a better way to recruit and manage your workforce, with better outcomes for all.

A commitment to brilliant people

We’re committed to providing public services workers with the very best opportunities, professional development and ongoing support, to help them forge ahead in their careers, from qualification to management.

We support tens of thousands of teachers, nurses and social care workers, helping them to develop their careers and achieve everything they want to.

And because we offer market-leading benefits and career-long support, it means that we’re able to give our clients access to the very best talent around – motivated, engaged, highly-trained people, ready to deliver great outcomes.

Find out more about our unique offering for staff.

National footprint, local knowledge

At Affinity, we offer the best of both worlds. An extensive national footprint which provides scale, reach and expertise for your estate; combined with local and specialist consultants that have an unrivalled understanding of your area and the dynamics of your sector.

3 Divisions

20 branches

471 consultants

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Driving the performance agenda in education

84% of head teachers and MAT leaders believe that a culture of recruitment compromise is undermining their overall performance. Our research reveals the five priorities for MATs and schools to build a high-quality teacher workforce.

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