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Project information

ACTION TALENT recruitment and Unemployment service

Action Talent recruitment services- an innovative social enterprise- helping companies increase social mobility/diversity of employees- recruiting disadvantaged young people and adults. We need donations, social investment and business expertise/advice to launch this social business and scale up

April 2019 - December 2028

Charity information: Action West London

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  • Need


    To address Social Mobility through recruitment --- *the UK is the least socially mobile economy in Europe; * this results in major barriers to employment for less advantaged young people and adults to improve their life chances * government and enlightened companies want to tackle these barriers * employers miss hidden talent when there is a shortage of candidates * companies are under pressure to demonstrate social value.* a commitment to social mobility gives companies a competitive edge


    Action Talent will recruit young people and adults from less advantaged and diverse communities* Our project will contact companies and employers who want to demonstrate their commitment to social mobility and diversity through their HR and recruitment processes* We will source Job vacancies and match our talented candidates to them * this will 'open the door' to opportunities for interviews and employment * increasing social mobility through employment * we will also offer diversity training

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To promote social mobility and diversity through Employers using our recruitment services


    » To provide Employment opportunities with companies to promote social mobility and diversity in their workforce

    What success will look like

    We will record diversity & social background of candidates employed by companies we work with. We will measure social impact +Employers feedback .Success will be candidates in Jobs

  • Impact


    Our project will demonstrate the value and impact of using Recruitment services to promote social mobility and diversity. Through companies reviewing their employment and HR practices this will have a wide impact long term. Our Action Talent recruitment services project can be scaled up significantly . Elements of its approach can be adopted in large scale recruitment processes by companies. Our project will contribute to the urgent need to address social mobility and diversity in recruitment .


    1. Employers and companies do not 'buy in' to using Recruitment to assist social mobility and diversity.
    2. Competition from existing, well established recruitment agencies prevent us securing vacancies from employers.
    3. Candidates from less advantaged and diverse backgrounds do not register with our Action Talent recruitment services.
    4. Insufficient funding to establish the project and then to scale up
    5.The project needs expertise from the Recruitment sector to help develop the project


    We will provide regular reports as requested by donors . (Minimum 6 monthly). We will provide regular e newsletter if required. Updates will be on our website with recognition given to donors .Companies who donate can have their logo listed as supporters .We will use social media to inform donors

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £140,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £29,000 recruiter salary (vacancies) to contact companies and employers to source vacancies
      £29,000 candidate sourced salary to contact candidates to register with our agency
      £15,000 social media/admin part time s to promote the project on social media and administer the project
      £21,000 business development manager ( to over see the project and generate new business
      £22,000 junior recruiter to recruit and place candidates with employers
      £14,000 office premises office premises/phones/services
      £10,000 marketing social media marketing/recruitment database/IT

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    With Bridge Trust £50,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The project base will be located in West London.*
    However companies and employers aiming to increase social mobility by opening up job opportunities for candidates from less advantaged and/or diverse backgrounds can be located anywhere in London (or the UK) *. Similarly candidates can be recruited from across London and the UK. *


    Talented individuals from less advantaged social backgrounds and people from ethnic minority and diverse communities who are facing barriers to securing employment as a result of employers/companies' existing recruitment and HR practices.* Employers will also benefit by attracting talent that they are currently missing out on.* There is clear evidence of the business benefits of recruiting talented candidates from diverse and less advantaged backgrounds .

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Action West London is a well established (20 years) innovative and entrepreneurial charity and social enterprise* . Our Mission is 'changing lives through Employment , Education and Enterprise.* We have extensive experience of helping young people and adults secure Employment* . We have extensive links with SME employers and also large companies. *This new Action Talent social enterprise recruitment agency will build on our extensive experience .

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    All Staff Will Be Recruited So Not Yet In Post

    All staff will be recruited so not yet in post