As an official supplier to Crown Commercial Service (CCS), Acorn supplies the NHS and public-sector bodies with approved temporary recruitment solutions.

Of more than 30,000 UK registered recruitment agencies, Acorn is consistently listed within the top 15 agencies for services to the public sector.

For years we have met the needs of public sector clients from UK-wide NHS contracting authorities, public sector bodies, local government, universities, charities and blue light services. We're accustomed to your procedures and processes and can complete all due diligence in accordance with CCS’s Non-Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff framework.

Public Sector
What can we supply?

We're delighted to be able to support you for all your temporary and fixed term staff within:

  • Lot 1 - Admin & Clerical
  • Lot 2 - Corporate Functions
  • Lot 3 - IT Professionals
  • Lot 6 - Ancillary Staff
Benefits of using Acorn

  • Quick on-boarding process
  • Framework rates are set to maximum
  • Free temp-to-perm (12 weeks)
  • Transparent rates / costs for PAYE & Limited company temporary workers
  • Develop relationships you can trust
  • Advanced online recruitment processes
  • Bespoke marketing campaigns to extend your target reach
  • Additional savings with a range of discounts on nominated workers, volume based recruitment and length of placement


"Acorn has been supplying the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for over 15 years for a number of departments across the trust. The staff supplied are excellent, and many of which have been taken on permanently."
Experience & Results

Crown Commercial Services Benefits

The staffing framework agreement supports the government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function.

In 2018/19, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth £945m — supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Learn more about CCS benefits. 

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Get in touch

To discuss your needs within any of the above, please contact our Public Sector Team on 01633 760123 or email


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