Brentwood Borough Council
Vivid Resourcing has been working with David from Brentwood Borough Council for a while now, since helping the organisation out with a staffing problem. The council covers around 80,000 people and David is the environmental health manager responsible for the environmental health and private sector housing team. This encompasses everything from noise pollution to tenant’s rights. We talked to David to get his perspective on how we were able to help his department out.
In late 2019, David’s was faced with a significant recruitment issue. His team consisted of him, four district officers and one technical officer, but practically overnight it lost three of its members. One member of staff quit, one retired and one started a new job, all within quick succession of each other. Shortly after this, COVID-19 hit, which added to the staffing pressure. David had been in touch with us before this point and soon we got in contact to see how we could help by finding his team some contractors.
While we hadn’t worked with David before, we had provided other departments in Brentwood Borough Council with staff, so we were his first choice for a recruitment agency. We had monthly calls with them and on one of these David talked to us about his recruitment needs. His team required district officers who are able to get up-to-speed with the role quickly, so previous experience in similar roles would be a major help.
*David Carter – Environmental Health Manager