WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP
Quite simply, the best placements happen when we work in close partnership with our clients. This inspires us to find the best talent and be responsive to their needs.
Finding the right people for the right agency requires matching visions, ambitions and passions to make the most effective partnerships. This is why we try to immerse ourselves in your business as much as possible with initial kick off meetings with your key leaders and relevant people who run the brands you want us to recruit for. Regular communication and speaking to the right people is key to a successful match.
We only recruit for the creative communications industry and our dedicated consultants have unparalleled insight and knowledge of the issues and challenges our industry is facing.
Managing your expectations is a key emphasis for us. We aim to supply candidates as quickly as possible and will always update you with our progress, so you have a better understanding of when the role will actually be filled.
Everyone here has worked in creative communications and knows it inside out, having gained considerable expertise in the actual roles they now recruit for.
They’ve been there and done it, so they really understand the skills required from personal experience. They’re not just box-ticking from a list on a recruiter’s brief.
Because we headhunt the majority of our candidates, we are rigorously seeking talent who may not be actively looking for new opportunities, rather than people applying through jobs boards.
All our candidates go through a rigorous selection process including an initial screen, face to face interview, competency testing and psychometric profiling if required. We would never send a candidate we did not know personally.Talk to us
We also specialise in recruiting executives and other senior personnel for our clients. We have a wide range of personal contacts in the industry and have long-lasting relationships with clients spanning many years.
We manage the hiring process with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality, conducting detailed interviews and presenting candidates to clients selectively.
Using a head hunter allows your business the freedom of recruiting from competitors without doing so directly, and the ability to choose among candidates that would not be available through internal or passive sourcing methodologies.
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Creative Services Manager
I love working with Charlene and everyone at The Industry Club. They are all not only very professional and on top of everything but kind and lovely to work with. Highly recommend this group of amazing talented women!
I absolutely love working with Nicky. She knows our business inside and out and gets the type of talent we want in our business, she takes the time to really understand the brief and the role – and I know she will take care of the candidates and make sure they’re prepped for meeting with us. Nicky is super efficient, always sends quality candidates our way and I know I can rely on her 100%. Plus she’s just a really nice person.
Zoe recently helped me source a senior client services role within the Unlimited Group. It was a challenging brief for a new kind of role with a number of requirements, but Zoe approached the task with enthusiasm, intelligence and diligence, and ultimately found my needle in a haystack! She had clearly thoroughly researched and got to know the candidates she put forward, and listened carefully to feedback, ensuring I had a range of candidates that offered distinct options.
Following a period of rapid growth, we asked Melissa to come into iris for 3 weeks to observe our processes, systems and behaviours. The result was an incredibly insightful analysis of our strengths – and the weakness that could hold us back in the future. By the end of week one she’d suggested a number of really effective “quick wins” and she subsequently outlined a long-term strategic solution to our creative services /project management function – enabling us to deliver diverse solutions, at speed, with quality. Better still, she managed to create consensus amongst a wide range of stakeholders, enabling the solution to be quickly adopted and implemented. And to top it all off, she was a good laugh to have around. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Don’t drink her tea though – it’s terrible.
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MD and Executive Search
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.
Principal Recruitment Consultant - Project Management
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.
Principal Recruitment Consultant - Account Management
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.
Social and Content Consultant
Katie works alongside Nicky as our consultant for Account Management with a background in hiring for PR, experiential and social marketing. Having studied Marketing at university, Katie continues to keep on top of marketing trends in the industry; checking out new campaigns and attending industry related events. Having previously worked as a Talent Consultant at Birkbeck University, she has experience in helping graduates kick start their careers by gaining invaluable experience to break into the agency world. Katie is also The industry Club's 'Everyone' champion; overseeing our diversity and inclusion initiatives and internal procedures. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to get involved.
Principal Recruitment Consultant - Finance and Resource Management
With over eight years of recruitment experience for some of London's top agencies, Annie is our Principal Recruitment Consultant for Finance and Resource Management. Annie has a wealth of recruitment experience and a great network, having been a financial recruiter for several years and then working in-house for two large network agencies placing more creative focused roles. At The Industry Club, she works across finance, from entry level to CFO, agency and client-side, temp and perm as well as managing our resource management roles, temp and perm.
Principal Recruitment Consultant - Strategy/Senior Client Service
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. Zoe is an expert at matching visions, ambitions and passions at a senior level to make the most effective partnership. If you are looking for a senior role in Client Services or Strategy then speak to Zoe.
Principal Recruitment Consultant - creative
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.
Senior Recruitment Consultant - Design, UX, Graphics
Issy is our Senior Recruitment Consultant working across Design, UX and Graphics roles, freelance and perm.
Issy started her career as an agency Account Manager in branding and design working in the UK and Australia before starting her career as a creative recruiter in 2012. Her previous career experience, consultative approach and large network guarantees Issy is able to match clients and candidates really successfully.
The Industry School delivers innovative, cost effective training for the creative communications industry – which as a profession changes so rapidly that keeping skills up to date is a necessity for business growth and success. Our workshops are developed and delivered by industry insiders.
Our unique workshops incorporate core business skills, the latest theories and masses of skills practice to make the session relevant and the information immediately retained by the attendee.