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
Why now is a good time to be looking for a job

Why now is a good time to be looking for a job

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 09 July, 2021

While it may seem hard to comprehend moving jobs in a pandemic, there’s never been a better time than the present. For the first time in nearly a year and a half, the landscape is on more level footing and employers are desperate for talent. Such a candidate-led market is rare, and this is a brilliant opportunity to make the most out of taking your next step.

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Are office dress codes changing?

Are office dress codes changing?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 25 June, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, it was recorded that by May 2020, the UK’s demand for casual and loungewear had skyrocketed by 49 per cent. With no reason to leave the house, especially in the initial months of lockdown, formalwear sales dropped by 25 per cent and slipper sales boomed by a whopping 285 per cent.

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Post-Pandemic Priorities: Work & Wellbeing

Post-Pandemic Priorities: Work & Wellbeing

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 21 June, 2021

Once the storm passes and we settle into some form of ‘normality’, many of us are hoping to work towards achieving healthier, happier and more productive lifestyles. This all begins by prioritising our own wellbeing – mentally, physically, and everything in between.

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Why you should never overlook a temporary role

Why you should never overlook a temporary role

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 08 June, 2021

In April 2021, vacancy growth for temporary roles rose at the quickest rate since October 2014, according to the REC. And, as the economy continues to reopen and organisations look to plug skills gaps without going over budget, the demand for temporary workers is set to continue.

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Combatting return to work anxiety

Combatting return to work anxiety

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 07 June, 2021

While many employees have craved the return to the office, ridding themselves of social isolation and the same four walls, not everyone is excited about the return to work. And even though over half a million Brits won’t be returning to the office full-time, the idea of going back to ‘normality’ at all is nerve-wracking for many.

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Managing your mental health during the recruitment process

Managing your mental health during the recruitment process

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 14 May, 2021

If you’re in the process of job hunting, here are three ways you can protect your wellbeing during this time.

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Five ways to help staff reintegrate into the workplace post-pandemic

Five ways to help staff reintegrate into the workplace post-pandemic

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 26 April, 2021

At the end of that day, we have all been battling an invisible enemy for over a year, and the barriers we have had to put in place to protect ourselves, our teams and our families have been nothing but robust. The thought of having to break down these barriers and open ourselves back up to potential threat will, of course, be distressing – no matter how much we’ve missed and craved human contact.

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How to engage a passive talent pool

How to engage a passive talent pool

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 16 April, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic last year, the use of technology, software and innovation to adapt to the ‘new normal’ has skyrocketed. From the boom in use of applications such as Microsoft Office, to the creation of new apps to make virtual business work seamlessly, the need for comprehensive and experienced IT and Tech talent has never been so high.

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Supporting neurodiverse talent through the hiring process

Supporting neurodiverse talent through the hiring process

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 12 April, 2021

As Autism Awareness Week drew to a close last week, we reflect on how businesses can break down existing barriers to help support neurodiverse talent through the hiring and onboarding process and begin making positive change.

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What is the correct attire for a Zoom interview?

What is the correct attire for a Zoom interview?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 26 March, 2021

Knowing what to wear to an interview can be a difficult process at the best of times, but in this ‘new normal’ of Zoom interviews, it can be downright confusing.

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Agency workers & COVID-19 vaccines: what you need to know

Agency workers & COVID-19 vaccines: what you need to know

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 23 March, 2021

With over 27 million people in the UK having now received their first vaccination against COVID-19, employers are beginning to feel more hopeful that their workforce will be able to safely return to the workplace in just a few months’ time. However, there’s been increasing debate about whether employers should expect employees to be vaccinated before returning to work – and for agency workers, discourse gets a little more complicated.

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Rate rises: What are the different wage rates and how are they changing in 2021?

Rate rises: What are the different wage rates and how are they changing in 2021?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 22 March, 2021

During the Chancellor’s spending review late last year, it was announced that national living wage (NLW) was to be increased by 2 per cent for those aged 25 and above, and a whopping nearly 9 per cent for 23 – 24-year-olds - a new group to be entitled to NLW.

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