Northgate Public Services office opens with plans for 170 new jobs

23 September 2015
Nottingham Council

Up to 170 new jobs are being created with the official opening of the new Northgate Public Services office in Bulwell today. The building was officially opened by long term Bulwell resident Mayor Jackie Morris, Deputy Councillor Graham Chapman, and Anthony Singleton, Executive Director, Northgate Public Services.

The new business hub will provide cost-effective document services, such as scanning and mailroom services, to the local authority in Nottingham and other government offices including central government departments, and  police and health care organisations throughout the UK. Estimated to be worth in excess of £50 million to the local economy over the initial 7 years of the partnership, the new jobs will be spread over the next five years, with 70 positions already filled and includes 25 apprenticeships

Councillor Graham Chapman said: “This is a great shot in the arm for the local economy. It means more money in the local economy, more jobs and more apprenticeships in a big organisation with opportunities for advancement.

“The creation of the hub is a direct consequence of the success of the partnership between Nottingham Council and Northgate Public Services, which is expected to save the council £6 million as well as safeguard council jobs.”

When advertising for the jobs, both the council and Northgate Public Services agreed to focus on advertising for people who had difficulties finding employment and who might be long term unemployed.

Charmaine Chulan was out of work for six years before finding employment at the new hub.

“I’d been to college for four years and studied beauty therapy and had a daughter,” said Charmaine. “I’d been administration for work experience before this opportunity came along. It took me a long while to get a job – now that I have, I plan to be here for a long time, learn a bit of everything, and become a team leader! Now that I have a job, there’s so much more I can do with my daughter, so many fun things.”

Anthony Singleton, Executive Director Services, Northgate Public Services, said:

“We’re extremely pleased with the opportunity to deliver public services to the people of Nottingham. Our partnership with the council through this business hub reflects the strength of our long term commitment to the area, as well as our belief in the drive and focus of our new local employees. Over the coming weeks and years we will continue to be looking for new employees, so if you have what it takes, please do get in contact.”

Future vacancies will be advertised jointly with Nottingham City Council employment hub.