Overall GiG Score: 11 ?
Finance Score: 0
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 10
  • No PartB
  • Only 3 Trustees: -2
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Award winner
  • Grant maker support: +10

THE RECRUITMENT JUNCTION 

Mission:

Changing lives through finding employment for those with convictions
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity is a recent Award Winner
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 3 trustees

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
Established: 3 years

www.therecruitmentjunction.com

info@therecruitmentjunction.com

0191 560 0232

Charity Commission for England and Wales

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
30/06/23£263,723£238,985£24,73815
30/06/22£328,952£204,927£124,02515
30/06/21£138,316£76,729£61,58710
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
What it does
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
The Recruitment Junction is a recruitment agency for ex-offenders. We are a not-for-profit enterprise with a social heart, on a commercial mission. Our vision is to see people with convictions rediscover a sense of purpose through work and become role models who drive positive generational impact across their families.
Who works here?
  • 15 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Individuals
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,

Who's supporting them? ?

Awards received
  • CSJ Awards 2023 Criminal Justice & Work
Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
The Fore£30,000
National Lottery Community Fund£20,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£13,000
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation£10,000
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd£10,000
Allen Lane Foundation£8,000
Charles Hayward Foundation£7,000
The Grocers' Charity£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Charles Hayward Foundation - Grant to The Recruitment Junction
£7,000 21/12/2022
Job-finder programme for ex-offenders
The Fore - Grant to The Recruitment Junction
£30,000 01/12/2022
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The Recruitment Junction is the only social recruitment business in the Northeast to focus on placing ex-offenders into paid work. Their award-winning programme enables candidates to rediscover a ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Employment Programme for Ex-offenders
£10,000 20/05/2022
The funding will be used towards the project's core costs including rent IT and CRM costs. The groups provides an ex-offenders recruitment programme which helps ex-prisoners with their employability. ....more
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to The Recruitment Junction
£10,000 20/01/2022
Core costs to support the 2022 salary costs of a Recruitment Resourcer for organisation working with ex-offenders in the North East
The Grocers' Charity - 2022-The Recruitment Junction
£5,000 16/12/2021
Towards the core cost of a recruitment consultant salary supporting ex-offenders into work in the northeast.
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Grant to Recruitment Junction
£10,000 10/12/2021
33% of the salary costs for a non-profit recruitment agency focussed on placing ex-offenders into paid work in Tyneside.
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland - A grant to The Recruitment Junction
£3,000 21/10/2021
Running criminal offence disclosure workshops for ex-offenders in the North East of England seeking employment
Allen Lane Foundation - Grant to The Recruitment Junction
£8,000 02/07/2021
£8,000 over two years (£4,000 pa) towards the salary of a Recruitment Consultant helping ex-offenders into employment and training.
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to The Recruitment Junction
£1,500 13/04/2021
Small Grant Unrestricted Core Costs
Woodward Charitable Trust - Core costs
£1,046 30/03/2021
Core costs.
National Lottery Community Fund - Employment Programme for Ex-offenders
£10,000 19/03/2021
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The funding will be used to continue to provide an employment programme for ex-offenders. This will help support ex-offenders and employers provide individual action plans coaching job search skills ....more
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear & Nthmbrlnd - salary costs for the director working to support ex-offenders into employment in the Newcastle area
£10,000 14/01/2021
salary costs for the director working to support ex-offenders into employment in the Newcastle area
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How do they operate?

Recruitment Junction Employment Programme

Objectives: To see people with convictions rediscover a sense of purpose through gaining sustainable employment

Intervention period: Can be as long as needed by beneficiary

Beneficiaries: People with convictions

Location: North East of England

Description: Recruitment Junction run a face to face, in-depth and bespoke individual employment programme. Their pre-employment preparation phase lasts between 1-6 months, and the post-employment mentoring continues for 6 months minimum (in practice, for as long as it is needed). Activities include encouragement and confidence building through 1:2:1 mentoring and peer support; writing a credible CV, focussing on transferable skills and personal attributes; using volunteer business mentors, giving the opportunity for interview practice; identifying training needs and arranging for candidates to gain qualifications; helping them to prepare, practise and “own” their disclosure speech; assisting them with basic necessities needed to attend interviews and start work, such as travel costs, work wear, obtaining ID, etc.;

....more
Comment: The majority of candidates that Recruitment Junction work with come from local prisons in the North East of England, particularly HMP Northumberland. They also receive referrals from probation officers in the community, local job centres, local referral partners and charities, and self-referrals.

Source: Giving is Great

How effective are they?
Outputs
Outcomes
Y/EReferralsPlaced into work
30/06/2023454190
30/06/2022876200
30/06/2021406100
Commentary: Once placed into employment by Recruitment Junction, only 2% of candidates go on to reoffend. This is impressive when compared to a national average of c.24% annually (MoJ).
See what you could achieve with a donation of: £
How do we calculate this?

Who works here?

  • BEVERLEY BROOKS
    CEO and Founder
    Appointed: October 2020
Beverley is a former business owner and senior recruitment manager with over 20 years’ experience in the sector. She spent the past 15 years designing and running ex-offender employability programmes in Newcastle and London. In the corporate world between 2001-2010, she founded and ran an international IT recruitment business, exiting after a management buy-in when it had reached a turnover of £10 million.

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Commentary:Complementing the niche recruitment expertise of its Director, the board of The Recruitment Junction brings together specialists from each segment of the criminal justice sector: Colin Fozzard, former Prison Outreach Worker and Employability Skills Trainer, and Margaret Lawson, retired Partner of a local law firm and volunteer ex-offender Job Coach. Mark Simpson is also an adviser to the Board, and is the Executive Director of Nigel Wright Recruitment Group, having previously trained as an engineer and undertaken operational roles in industry.
  • COLIN FOZZARD Appointed: 2020 Occupation: Employability Skills Trainer/ Prison Outreach Worker
Cameron is a former Chief Inspector with 20 years’ experience of operational and specialist roles at Northumbria Police, followed by 7 years at the Home Office where he managed a variety of national and international projects. He continues to work with European law enforcement agencies, governments and academic institutions as an adviser and....more
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 23/09/2020, number: 1191442
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
3 returns made; all on time
Main office

Milburn House
19 Dean Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1PQ

Objectives

TO PROMOTE THE REHABILITATION OF EX-OFFENDERS AND PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AND WITHIN A CHRISTIAN ETHOS, INCLUDING THROUGH, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PROVISION OF MENTORING, PEER-LED SUPPORT, ADVOCACY AND BROKERAGE WITH POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS, THE PROVISION OF GRANTS, GOODS OR SERVICES, IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE BETTER ABLE TO IDENTITY, AND HELP MEET, THEIR NEEDS AND PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN SOCIETY.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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