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We take pride in representing the best candidates. Every member of our team has first-hand industry experience and insight, so you know you’re in safe hands. You won’t find any jargon-spouting, salesy types here, just straight-talking professionals.

Once selected, we treat all our candidates as individuals, getting to know you personally, so we can successfully place you in a role tailored to your skills, experience and personality. As a result, everyone on The Industry Club’s books are people we know; members not numbers.

Because we’re a small company we can offer a more personal service than larger companies.

Freelance
If you are looking for flexibility or you’re unsure about your next move, freelance could be the change you are looking for. Freelance can be exciting and rewarding with great benefits but it can also be quite challenging: we can advise you whether it’s the right choice for you.

If you freelance directly with clients or agencies, you probably won’t have a contract in place specifying notice periods and payment terms. When you freelance through us, you are protected by our contract terms and we take care of your payments on a weekly basis.

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Future proofing your career

We strive to support all of our candidates through the course of their careers, offering solid career advice and as a registered candidate you can take advantage of our broader services;

  • Quarterly industry networking events

 

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We are working with...

M&C Saatchi
Ogilvy
Gyro

We recruit for

  • Client Services
  • Strategy
  • Creative/Design
  • Project Management/Production
  • Editorial/Content/Social

Our clients include

  • Advertising agencies
  • Content agencies
  • Digital agencies
  • PR agencies
  • Client side brands

DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

I moved to London from New Zealand and was very worried about finding a job in a new market which I knew nothing about. I found Nicky through LinkedIn and once we had our first conversation on the phone, Nicky did everything she could to help me find a job. She would call me in the evenings to prep me for interviews the next day or talk to me about new job listings she thought would suit, she went above and beyond to get me a job as soon as possible. Nicky promised to have me in a job I would love within 3 weeks, and here I am, writing this recommendation from my new job that I love 3 weeks later! I would not hesitate to recommend Nicky, she goes above and beyond and does everything she can to make sure you are happy with your new role.

 

Taryn Walace

Content Manager

Gyro

Working with Zoe has been a real breath of fresh air. She’s super attentive and really took the time to understand what was important to me in making my next step.

Zoe understands the importance of character and culture and stands out as someone who really does care about finding the right environment for her candidates. She also has a really deft touch which helped make navigating my way through the recruitment process really easy.

Overall, an absolute joy to work with. I’d thoroughly recommend her, or someone just like her!

 

 

 

Jason Edwards

Senior Strategist

fcbInferno

Melissa stands out with not only her efficient, pro-active and professional approach, but also the genuine integrity she demonstrates in her quest to find you a role that fits properly. I highly recommend her and The Industry Club if you are seeking work in the creative / advertising world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristie Girvan

Senior Producer

The Corner

Working with Charlene has been the best experience. She is clear, honest and on it. I met her and landed my top choice placement in under 48 hours. I look forward to working with her in the future and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a PM Consultant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth Cagara

Global Integrated Project Manager

Ogilvy and Mather

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Melissa Smith


Managing Director

Having spent 20 years working in project management and senior operational roles across some of London’s leading agencies at Board Level, Melissa recognised there was a gap in the market for a consultancy to equip creative businesses with effective processes, best in class talent and relevant training - helping clients maximise creative and commercial opportunities. Melissa, founded The Industry Club in early 2011. Melissa places senior operations people, leads the Project Management Workshops for The Industry School and works as an Operations Consultant for The Ops Clinic. She is also a regular contributor to The Drum magazine, Advertising Week and events specialising in Operations.

Charlene Tyler


Consultant for all levels of Project Managers/Producers

Charlene has over ten year’s experience in the industry working at leading London agencies and brands both in the creative and recruitment world. Having worked agency side Charlene understands the importance of the role of project management within the organization. Individuals have to be organized, good leaders, calm under pressure but most importantly creative both in their thinking and commercials so as not lose the vision the agency and Client want to deliver. If you are looking for a project management role within an agency (above the line, integrated, CRM or digital) Charlene can advise you on the right position for you.

Zoe Edwards


Consultant for Senior Client Services and Strategy

Zoe has over 15 years agency experience working at some of the most inventive, creative and award winning agencies and brands. It’s all about the work with Zoe but to create great work you need brave, intelligent and passionate people. Finding the right people for the right agency requires matching visions, ambitions and passions to make the most effective partnership. If you are looking for a new role in Client Services or Strategy then speak to Zoe.

Nicky Irving


Consultant for all levels of Client Services

Nicky thrives on discovering the best and right talent for leading London creative agencies and brands. Having worked in the industry for eight years she has a solid understanding of how different agencies operate and aims to find the right person who will give and get the most out of their agency. Offering experience across digital, direct, integrated and above the line briefs. If you are thinking of moving agency or need advice on your next career move in Client Services, then Nicky is the person to speak to.

Jemma Thomas


CONSULTANT FOR ALL LEVELS OF SHOPPER/EXPERIENTIAL/BRANDING/ACTIVATION

Jemma has over 14 years agency experience in the creative industry and so understands the challenges, pressures but also the rewarding nature of brand activation. And with marketeers set to accelerate spend on experiential, Jemma recognizes that this is an opportune time to ensure agencies and candidates are fully equipped to meet the needs of their brands. Jemma’s experience lies within the integrated and direct creative industry having worked both agency side and as a recruiter, making her well equipped to find the right candidate at any level. And as a consultant, she takes on board an agency’s and individual’s 'wants' in a new role, to ensure the perfect match.

Farzana Dhami


Consultant for all levels of creative talent

Farzana is a highly respected and credible creative recruitment consultant. Working in the creative industry with over 18 year’s experience in both agency and recruitment, Farzana understands the challenges and opportunities creatives face in this ever evolving industry. Great ideas come from inspirational and brave environments. But one size doesn't’ fit all. Farzana can find the right agency for you to reach your potential. If you are thinking of moving agency or need advice on your next career move, then Farzana is the person to speak to.

Katie Warren


Consultant for all Levels of Digital Design, UX/UI, Motion

Katie has over 11 year’s experience in the digital recruitment industry working directly with brands in-house and creative agencies. It’s her ambition to live, breathe and immerse herself in the digital environment to identify the right career opportunities for individuals who want to fulfil their potential now, and in the future. Katie has built strong, personable and credible relationships with both her Candidates and Clients by maintaining a deep understanding and insight in her area of specialism to help support and progress their careers and Clients businesses.

Mandy Daniel


Finance/Office Manager

Mandy is at the heart of The Industry Club managing the administration of the Borough High Street office, our finances, terms of business and the general wellbeing of the team.