After an introduction from our sister digital marketing agency, SiteVisibility, I met the Head of HR and the CEO of the award-winning charitable trust, Wave Leisure…

From our meeting, it was apparent they were already doing a great job at inspiring active lifestyles with their high quality, affordable and accessible health and fitness facilities. In fact, the Trust had doubled membership numbers over the last 2 years. With ambitions to continue improving, clockworkTalent were tasked with supporting them in hiring an experienced Head of Marketing.

It was abundantly clear Wave Leisure really cared about what they were doing. They were also transparent in that they were only in the early days of embracing online marketing.

However, it was very evident they were enthusiastic adopters and keen to bring the right Marketer into the Trust who could be similarly passionate about Wave Leisure but also bring the knowledge and experience to drive their marketing initiative. It would take energy, passion and confidence, let alone the skills in off and online marketing strategy, stakeholder management, leadership, reporting and more.

Read what CEO, Duncan Kerr had to say about working with clockworkTalent:

“Initially introduced by a digital agency I met with specialist recruiters, clockworkTalent and was immediately confident we’d be in safe hands. The questions they asked myself and HR dug that bit deeper than most recruiters generally do, wanting to know about us and our ambitions, let alone about the Marketing job. It was abundantly clear this wasn’t “just” another vacancy to them but they understood we were looking to make big marketing innovations and that this was a key strategic hire.

 Guiding us through traditional marketing and what is needed to inject the Digital Marketing experience we’re looking for as well as sharing the talent market intelligence, it was clear they have expertise in Recruitment as well as Marketing.

 Working closely with our Head of HR, clockworkTalent introduced us to several candidates who matched our expectations and ambitions, saving us time from having to meet dozens. In addition, they provided brief summaries of each candidate prior to the interview, highlighting why they had been shortlisted and points to probe for more detail, something we had never received from any other agency.

 Although it’s early days, we’re really pleased with who we’ve hired. It’s unlikely we would have been able to attract her without the help of clockworkTalent. It’s clear to see they’re specialists at what they do and they make hiring the right people simple.

 I recommend clockworkTalent and would return for their hiring support in future Marketing initiatives.”

-Duncan Kerr, CEO, Wave Leisure Trust

This job opportunity received a huge amount of interest and we were really fortunate to attract the attention of Abby Tayleure-Emmit. Interestingly, Abby was in the final months of her yearlong travel around the world with her husband. She was just beginning to consider her career options for her return back to the UK. Read what Abby had to say about her experience with clockworkTalent during this time.

In presenting our shortlisted candidates, we worked closely with Nicola, Head of HR reporting our considerations on each and every proposed individual. We do this to make sure the face to face interviews of employer and job seeker are used effectively with all parties fully aware of the details.

Read what Nicola Nicholas, Head of HR had to say about working with us:

“We have recently worked with specialist recruiters, clockworkTalent to appoint a Head of Marketing for our Charitable Trust.  Throughout the process Natasha provided unprecedented guidance in terms of what we should be looking for.  Rather than just taking our brief, she wanted to know about the company’s ambitions, goals and strategic priorities so that she could help ensure we had the right blend of traditional and digital marketing skills to deliver the challenges ahead of us.

 What I particularly appreciated was that Natasha spent time screening each applicant and this is not always the case with other recruiters. Every applicant put in front of us was high quality and with valuable skills, we were provided with a list of strengths and areas for consideration which certainly helped us to shape our thinking.

 An excellent company, providing professional and friendly advice.  Natasha cares about both the candidates and the client in equal measure, for her it is about making sure the fit for both parties is right and a long-term relationship is secured.”

-Nicola Nicholas, Head of HR, Wave Leisure Trust

If, like Nicola and Duncan, you are looking for support in hiring the right Digital Marketing talent, give me a call. I run clockworkTalent and have a 20-year headhunting background.  In clockworkTalent, we have a pedigree of hiring search marketing talent for brands, agencies and everything in between- so if I can’t understand what you’re trying to hire, I don’t think anyone will!  We also put a 100% guarantee on our hires which demonstrates our confidence in our ability to help you hire the right people.

If you need support to hire the right digital marketing staff, call me on 02037514108 or email me via  natasha@clockworkTalent.comYou can read reviews from previous recruitment projects on our website as well as all current jobs listed with clockworkTalent for comparison.