Joanne Caine

Joanne Caine
Joanne Caine
Managing Director

I joined Cathedral Appointments in 1998 to cover a maternity leave and never left. I now co own the business and love my job. I've a great team of consultants who work with me in ensuring that Cathedral Appointments provide an excellent service to candidates and clients alike.

I've gained an excellent knowledge of the local employment market and have long established relationships with many leading employers in the area. I recruit for a number of commercial organisations as well as the public and not for profit sectors and have a strong network of Human Resource contacts in the region.

My recruitment specialities include:

  • Search and Selection
  • Executive Recruitment - CEO, COO, Director, Senior Management and Leadership roles
  • HR Recruitment - HR Directors, HRBP's, Head of HR, HR Managers, Learning & Development, Resourcing, Talent Acquisition 
  • Senior Marketing and Commercial Recruitment - Marketing Directors, Head of Marketing, Head of Departments, Commercial  Directors
  • Salary Advice and Salary Benchmarking
  • Specialist Advertising, Talent Attraction Knowledge
  • Local Job Market Information
Cathedral Appointments Job Report - April 2018

Cathedral Appointments Job Report - April 2018

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 16 May, 2018

The number of people placed into permanent job roles continued to rise markedly in April. That said, the pace of expansion was the softest seen in 2018 so far. In contrast, growth of temp billings picked up from March’s 13-month low.

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What recruiters want to see on a CV

What recruiters want to see on a CV

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

As one of the West Country’s busiest recruitment consultancies, our staff read a small mountain of CVs every day. From wonderful to weird, we’ve seen it all – including one effort covered in photographs of lions.

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Then and now: salaries snowball in Devon and beyond

Then and now: salaries snowball in Devon and beyond

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

Beautiful beaches. Breath-taking countryside. Exceptional artisan cider and - whisper it – the best pasties in the region! There are some parts of Devon’s reputation that we are only too happy to uphold. When it comes to salaries? Different story.

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West is best: the greatest regions to work in the West Country

West is best: the greatest regions to work in the West Country

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

There’s more to working in the West Country than surrendering to the magnetic pull of Bristol and Bath. If you are prepared to broaden your horizons it’s possible to find fabulous jobs in truly gorgeous parts of the region - such as Devon, recently voted by Country Life Magazine to be the best place to live for quality of life in England.

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Interview formats, common questions and how to prepare

Interview formats, common questions and how to prepare

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

At this moment, in an office far away, an interviewer is shuddering at the prospect of asking the same question for the umpteenth time today. The simple fact is that some interview questions are asked more than others. And that’s good news for you and your job hunt.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Leave London for Devon

8 Reasons Why You Should Leave London for Devon

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

Living in London is exhilarating. It’s also exasperating and exhausting. If it’s time to shift focus towards a better quality of life, South Devon could be your perfect exit from the rat race. Give us five minutes to explain why.

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The Office Christmas Party - How to avoid being one in ten who go overboard...

The Office Christmas Party - How to avoid being one in ten who go overboard...

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 17 December, 2017

Tis’ the season to be jolly. Just, not too jolly… as a survey published by the TUC (Trade Union Commission) has shown that over 40% of party-goers have admitted to getting more than a bit squiffy at the office Do which can have some rather unfavourable consequences…

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Six Tricky Work Types and the Best Ways to Handle Them

Six Tricky Work Types and the Best Ways to Handle Them

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

We spend over 1500 hours at year at work so getting along with the people you work with is rather important. But what happens when you come across one of these ‘difficult’ types? Or worst, are you one of them?! A recent article in People Magazine outlined some examples we have used as inspiration!

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13 foolproof ways to motivate your staff

13 foolproof ways to motivate your staff

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

It’s a wonderful thing - the energy and dynamism of a motivated group of people. Problems get solved. To-do lists are crunched. Work begins to feel much less like work.

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How to Hire in a Candidate Focused Market

How to Hire in a Candidate Focused Market

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

You’ve heard it a thousand times. And it’s true. Your staff are the most important asset of your business. So when the time comes to hire, it makes sense to pick the candidates who are the best possible fit for your vacant roles.

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Interview Presentation Tips

Interview Presentation Tips

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

Petrified of your interview presentation? Don’t be. You belong to a bloodline of fabulous storytellers. It’s the whole reason you are here, walking the earth.

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How to create a competitive benefits package – on a budget

How to create a competitive benefits package – on a budget

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Recruitment can be a sticky business. You have to be prepared to do everything you can to attract your dream recruits in this market. During the interview process, employers tend to forget that candidates are sometimes weighing up more than one job vacancy.

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