Investment in technology and professionals who can build, create and use IT effectively is critical to public sector business transformation and service transformation.


Investment in technology and professionals who can build, create and use IT effectively is critical to public sector business transformation and service transformation.

Allen Lane’s IT division is our fastest growing business; serving the demanding, diverse, innovative and constantly evolving Information Technology and Business Intelligence spaces, which are pivotal in providing better services across the public and not for profit sectors at less cost.

When managed and delivered correctly, technology is the enabler of enhanced organisational performance. It is through the recruitment of the best professional talent that organisations are able to maximise their performance from technology investments. Be it functional IT leadership roles or the creation, management and delivery of content; the IT professionals with whom we work focus on positive outcomes through the innovative exploitation and application of technology, ensuring improved productivity and efficiency.

We only represent the best IT professionals, aiming to help our customers maximise their existing technologies whilst managing change and evolution. Whether direct with the customer, through the executive search, contingent or interim Crown Commercial Services’ frameworks, SUPC, LUPC, ESPO, LGRP or other routes to market; we can support your various needs.

Central Government IT

We have taken advantage of a number of things – our network and knowledge in government; our presence on critical IT government recruitment frameworks; expertise in IT, BI and programme management – to become a market leader within government IT recruitment. Posts include Heads of IT at ALBs, Heads of Digital Strategy, and a number of SCS1s and teams across major government departments. IT environments are in a constant state of flux, changing to cope with sudden shifts in demands, technologies or legislation. As such, change, transformation and project-based positions are always crucial to ensure that all obstacles are overcome. Allen Lane is the obvious choice to source experts in this field, with an extensive network across these areas.

Local Government IT

Local authorities remain a crucial part of public life and face unique challenges, from constantly trying to offer better value for money in line with central government directives and councillors’ election promises to investing money to managing assets on behalf of the community.

One of Allen Lane’s biggest areas within IT is local government, often within Business Intelligence, Information Analytics and Performance areas; or when organisations have sought technical architects and strategists, and systems applications support. We have also assisted in supplying EPR and PAS specialists and the teams needed to accommodate transformation, training and support.

Allen Lane is the first port of call and most trusted method of recruitment for hundreds of professionals working throughout London councils and beyond – whether through the latest iterations of ESPO or LGRP or personal, often decade-long standing, relationships.


As Europe’s largest employer, the NHS comes under constant scrutiny from both the media and public, making it subject to political comment and potential changes. It does not stand still. We have grown our IT business from its foundation as an NHS supplier, and now have specialists within Trusts, CCGs and Commissioning. Project Managers in IT, infrastructure and EPR in particular are in constant demand. It is imperative that our network evolves at the right pace to match and anticipate this demand. Our aim is simple – to be the number 1 supplier of choice for all NHS CIOs across the UK.

Charities and Not For Profit IT

From a funny red nose to a bright yellow daffodil, some of the most recognisable brands in the UK’s economy are in the charity sector, generating a total income of over £36 billion. Providing a hugely diverse range of services, support, research and education, there has never been a greater need for their work both in the UK and abroad.

As our IT offering has grown, so we have created an IT recruitment division specifically for the not for profit sector. Whether mirroring finance in retained recruitment of Heads of IT for leading charities or providing specialist interim cover in roles as diverse as Senior Infrastructure Engineers, Office 365 Delivery Managers , Dynamics Project Managers or Service Desk Managers ; our IT recruitment team has the capabilities to support all needs.

Housing IT

In recent years, Housing Associations have weathered a very tough economic climate and are now well placed to meet current practical and financial challenges. Having operated one of the most successful public-private partnerships on record, levering in £50bn of private finance in return for £40bn of public investment, in conjunction with an underlying income stream from social rent and increased flexibility from partners and stakeholders; the sector will continue successfully to deliver new homes and strong communities in times of economic downturn.

We are particularly proud of, and excited by, the work done so far within the IT functions of the G15 in particular; working with 1 specific organisation to become their sole interim and permanent provider of IT staff due to our ability to go the extra mile and challenge the brief – sourcing roles as specific as .Net developers, Solutions Architects and Full Stack Developers. Without a strong network and sound knowledge, we would not have had this success.

Education IT

The education sector is traditionally divided into three main areas – school education, further education, and higher education. It is a sector that consistently attracts some of the Public Sector’s most creative and innovative thinkers and brightest minds. It’s hard to keep up – from student fee debates to DFE grant distribution and the increase in Academies. But we try…

The often bespoke nature of IT deems the ability to find specialists for each niche essential. We hope that, by appointing forward thinking technical specialists and helping to shape effective system solutions within the education sector, we are helping the sector overcome its unique challenges.

The education sector offers you the chance to work in high profile businesses and to influence future generations and we want to be at the forefront of this.

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