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Recycling Lives launches unique recruitment business

The Recycling Lives team

An award-winning organisation working to change lives has launched a specialist recruitment business.

Recycling Lives has established Recycling Lives People, to offer specialist recruitment to its clients alongside its unique social impact offer.

Recycling Lives uses its commercial operations, primarily in the recycling and waste management sector, to create social good by directly supporting and sustaining its own social and charitable programmes. These programmes work to reduce reoffending rates, homelessness and food poverty through offender rehabilitation, a residential charity and food redistribution.

The new recruitment business will now work with national clients to place high calibre candidates to enhance businesses, both for specialist roles or participants of the social programmes looking to turn their lives around.

William Fletcher, managing director of the Recycling Lives Group, said: “Our decision to establish Recycling Lives People within the Recycling Lives Group is borne of our ethos of creating opportunities and our commitment to delivering the best solutions to our clients. Our HMP Academies and residential charity programmes have already provided excellent candidates so our clients asked us to provide further recruitment solutions across their businesses.”

Recycling Lives People will offer permanent, contract and temp recruitment solutions, managed services and recruitment process outsourcing. Its team are specialists at finding candidates for the IT, Cyber Security, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management, Office and Hospitality, Professional Services, and Manufacturing and Industrial sectors.

Recycling Lives People will also offer services to place ex-offenders in a variety of roles across national businesses, supporting clients to create real social impact through employment opportunities. Recycling Lives social programmes have already placed participants in a wide variety of organisations, including with national utilities firm United Utilities and international clean energy firm Green Growth Ltd.

Robert Hall, commercial director of Recycling Lives People, said: “We’re excited to have joined Recycling Lives’ team to use our recruitment expertise to find the best candidates for clients. As part of the Recycling Lives Group, we can offer our clients unrivalled CSR as their spend contributes to the creation of social impact through Recycling Lives’ charitable programmes.”

Recycling Lives’ social programmes comprise: a residential charity offering housing, support and training opportunities for marginalised men to regain their independence; HMP Academies, prison-based workshops providing opportunities for men and women to improve their skills and life chances ahead of release; and a Food Redistribution Centre, redirecting surplus food from supermarkets to charitable organisations and communities, to tackle food waste and food poverty. Its programmes create significant social value each year, creating £4.1m social value in 2015/16 alone through reducing reoffending rates and redistributing goods to charitable organisations.