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South West Recruitment Specialists

The job you choose has an enormous impact on your life and finding the right position to fulfil your ambitions can be a challenging process.  As South West recruitment specialists we understand the market and have 30 years of experience helping people across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset to find jobs that get them excited about working.

Understanding your requirements

We take time to get to know you, your background and your interests meaning we find a role that matches your personality as well as your skill set and career ambitions. It’s about more than putting you forward for the first vacancy that roughly fits your experience or technical skills we want to make sure the culture and opportunities for progression are a good fit too.

Opportunities

We recruit for a variety of positions across a huge range of sectors throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.  We can discuss your career aspirations within industries like Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Leisure, Tourism, IT, HR, Sales, Marketing, Transport and a whole lot more. We offer permanent, interim, contract and temporary roles. Our team will work with you to find out the type of job you’re looking for and discussing your options from there.

Options

We understand and have long standing in-depth relationships with a wide range of businesses across the South West and this helps us understand different options available to you for your next career move. We take the time to understand you and your requirements in the same way. We will invite you to have a chat with us and we can look at your experience, education, interests and ambitions to help you identify some of the professional environments in which you could flourish. We can also point out training and professional development opportunities that could help you take your career to the next level. A short chat could be all it takes to give you something clear to aim for.

Cathedral Appointments

Our personal approach to building strong relationships over time marks us out as the leading agency in the South West. We build lasting relationships with our candidates, helping to support you in your new job and throughout your career with all the interview and career advice you need to prosper. It’s what we have been doing since we opened our doors for business in 1988 - and since then we have become the leading independent South West recruitment agency, with a diverse mix of clients across the region and beyond. 

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Testimonials

'Andrei - I particularly enjoyed working with you. You have been straight, honest and fair. You gave me the chance to convince you and initially I convinced the client too. You also briefed me very well.'

Martin

Satisfied Candidate

Link Asset Services have had a long and successful relationship with Cathedral Appointments. We have been very satisfied with the consistent level of service received and the quality of candidates provided. Their consultants have invested time in getting to know our specialist fund administration and accounting business and to ensure they fully understand our requirements. We feel we are a valued client.

Gary Woolfries

Link Asset Services

'Jo and the team offer a professional and dedicated recruitment service, taking the time to understand our recruiting needs and providing expert sector insight where needed. It has been a pleasure to work with Jo and I would not hesitate to approach Cathedral again for future vacancies.'

Lawrie Tawse

Cherry May Financial Planning Ltd

Recruitment advice

Can recruitment be automated?

Can recruitment be automated?

With the adoption of new tools and technologies such as AI, machine learning, and robotics, automation is on the tip of everyone’s tongues. What was perhaps once an idea out of a dystopian novel, more industries than ever before are seeing certain processes being done by a machine rather than a human.

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Why do employers still not trust employees?

Why do employers still not trust employees?

When Boris Johnson said that working from home isn’t productive because of the ‘distractions of cheese and coffee’, and when Lord Alan Sugar came out and said that the pandemic has ‘unleashed a workshy, entitled culture in which people demand — and are allowed — to work from home’, there’s perhaps no surprise that the business world divided into two.

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Managing the tech staff shortage

Managing the tech staff shortage

Four in five companies are ‘unable to scale’ their digital transformation plans, with the key reason for this stunted development being the current tech labour shortage in the UK.

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Meet the team

Joanne Caine

Joanne Caine FIRP DipRP

Managing Director

I joined Cathedral Appointments in 1998 to cover a maternity leave and never left. I now 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 HR and Executive contacts in the region.
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Clodagh Murphy

Clodagh Murphy MBA; BSc Business & IT

Director

Clodagh is a business leader, holding over two decades’ experience in the tech and IT sectors. Her career began in 1996 working in San Francisco for a Mutual Fund Company, Montgomery Asset Management. Clodagh then moved back to her home city, Dublin where she spent four years in a variety of roles for eircom, the incumbent telecommunications provider. In 2003, Clodagh relocated to the UK and has had a number of leadership roles in Tech & IT Services businesses, including KCOM Group PLC, where she progressed to Managing Director of Eclipse Internet and grew that business from £20m to £40m turnover.
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Lynsey Skinner

Lynsey Skinner DipRP

Recruitment Manager - Technology

Having joined Cathedral Appointments in 2004, Lynsey has built over 18 years of recruitment experience within the region. She took over the Tech Division in 2016, building on her existing knowledge of tech, and has continued to develop strong partnerships with a wide range of businesses across the South West to find their future tech superstars. Lynsey is passionate about innovatively aiding clients with their recruitment campaigns as well as providing insight and expertise into the sector to help fulfil those more challenging roles. She also provides IT support to the business on a day-to-day basis.
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