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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

I've recently relocated to Exeter from London and Cathedral Appointments placed me in a role that's a great fit with my background. I've been very impressed by the quality of support I received throughout the interview and job offer process, and the focus that the team had (and Jo in particular) on making sure the role was a good match in terms of experience, opportunity and organisational culture. Thoroughly recommended.

Jill

Satisfied Candidate

Excellent service. I got made redundant at the end of January, went to see Jayne @ Cathedral appointments and within 3 days I had an interview and started work the next day! So professional and friendly, have been recommending Cathedral appointments to all my friends and family. Thank you so much.

Sarah

Satisfied Candidate

'Sophia, you have helped me get my foot in the door, and be well on my way to achieving my career dreams! I cannot emphasise how thankful I am to you.'

Chloe

Satisfied Legal Candidate

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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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Lynsey Skinner

Lynsey Skinner DipRP

Recruitment Manager - IT Division

Lynsey has over 17 years of recruitment experience, all of which have been with Cathedral Appointments! She took on the IT/Tech Division in 2016 and now works with a wide range of businesses across the South West to find their future tech superstars. She also provides IT support to the business on a day-to-day basis.
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Dani Osborne

Dani Osborne

Recruitment Manager - HR, Marketing and Senior Office

Dani is a seasoned recruitment specialist with vast experience in the local recruitment market. She focuses on providing a quality and consultative approach for both clients and candidates. She is passionate about recruitment being done well - no shortcuts, no compromises, no excuses. Just a thorough, careful and considered approach to each and every detail. Specialties: Commercial and specialist recruitment, team building, business development, brand marketing, collaborative approaches, project management, innovative thinking.
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