A simple solution that benefits employers, ex-offenders and society overall
How it works is simple...

Tempus Novo are thorough in matching the right graduate with a suitable employer. We manage the process closely with each graduate having a personal case worker and mentor helping them and the employer through the employment process.

If a graduate is successful, our support continues for both graduate and employer on a day to day basis for the first 12 months of employment.

If you would like to explore a new way of recruiting good staff like the 60 local businesses already working with us, then get in touch!

We work with “low risk” offenders who have passed our unique risk assessment. This includes detailed information on their past offences, as recorded on Police, Probation (and if relevant) Prison systems. This level of scrutiny means you know everything about the candidate before you make any commitment, and certainly far more than your current systems offer.

We DO NOT work with sex offenders or arsonists as we place a big emphasis on protecting your companies good reputation.

Many of our candidates are so grateful to the employer for an opportunity, they often turn out to be the most loyal and hardworking.

As a non-profit organisation Tempus Novo can focus on quality and we back this up by offering a bespoke package of support. This includes a caseworker who will act as mentor and single point of contact for both the employer and employee for a minimum of 12 months. In actual fact when you listen to our existing business partners, there is less risk working with our candidates because you know everything about them.

Benefits to you of working with Tempus Novo:
  • Learn more about the prison system. We offer a guided tour of HMP Leeds, a Victorian jail built in 1847.
  • ALL candidates are expertly “risk assessed” including their Police, Probation and if appropriate Prison history. Our checks are comprehensive and because of this the employer knows more about the candidate than if hired using the more conventional methods.
  • Some of our candidates have in fact NEVER been to prison, but do have minor convictions which attract a community order.
  • We offer a bespoke service to fit in with your business needs.
  • What many of our employers are finding by working with this client group, is they often turn out to be their most hard working and loyal employees.
  • Every successful candidate has a support package for a minimum of 12 months. This is provided by the same mentor throughout to offer a seamless support network. This same person also provides support to the company.
  • Working with us usually fits with a company’s corporate social responsibility policy.
  • A unique recruitment method to reduce the impact of Brexit.
What Employers are saying about Tempus Novo…
“Beerhawk are a keen supporter of Tempus Novo and their initiative. I have to say the graduates’ work ethic, how they have integrated and fitted in with the team is first rate. It bodes really well for the future and we will continue to take on willing graduates.”
Martin Rourke – Beerhawk
“Just to say a big thank you, your selection of candidates is excellent and they all came across with great enthusiasm to get back into a working environment and was a pleasure to see. Looking forward to the next ones. Thanks & Regards Mick “
Mick Stead – General Manager Clipper Logistics PLC
“What Steve and Val have created at Tempus Novo is truly remarkable, it really does change lives! Taking on graduates and seeing them succeed and blossom is incredibly fulfilling, both for me personally and for our business. Long may it continue.”
Chris Hudson – Director Weekly-Pay Carpets
“Since partnering with Tempus Novo there hasn’t been a downside, as we now have a new stream of people to recruit from. The TN graduates are so grateful for the chance of fulltime well paid employment, that they work hard and this is having a positive impact both on our productivity and other colleagues.”
Kevin Dooley – Operations Director Nationwide Window Cleaning Services
Your video sums up what you do and the changes your organisation makes to people's lives. I would urge any employers out there to contact Tempus Novo. Towards the back end of last year, they placed a labourer with us on a 3-month temporary contract when we needed an extra set of hands. He is now 4 months in, and he now has his own flat, company transport and he is too good to be a labourer. Because of this, we are training him up in-house on various courses to be a mobile service engineer. The guy now feels pride in his life for the first time in years and it's all because he held his hands out to Tempus Novo, who took hold of them and put them in to our hands at Dax Air. Step up employers, you won't regret it.
Neil Hewitt - Managing Director Dax Air Limited

Join the revolution

There are many ways you can become involved with Tempus Novo and help us make a difference. From employing a TN Graduate, through to sponsorship and fundraising.

Tempus Novo aims to be politically neutral at all times