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 15 years of recruitment experience, all of which have been with Cathedral Appointments! She initially ran our office division before utilising previous knowledge and experience by taking on the IT Division in 2016. She can also be found running around sorting IT issues in the office for the rest of the team!
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Andrei Shelton

Andrei Shelton BSc Hons

Recruitment Manager - Sales & Construction Division

I joined Cathedral Appointments in April 2017 and I head up the Sales Division and the developing Construction Division. I bring extensive commercial and recruitment experience and work closely with clients and candidates to find the right people the best jobs.
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Susie Ford

Susie Ford FIRP

Finance Director

Susie founded Cathedral Appointments in 1988.   She has worked in most areas of recruitment, including running the successful Legal Division in 2001.  In Aug 2018 Susie decided to hang up her recruitment boots!  She now manages Cathedral Appointment's finances and mainly works from home. Susie has an amazing reputation in the local market and is very well connected in  the  legal sector!  She will continue to offer advice and guidance to our clients and candidates in between riding her horses and dog walking!
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Jo Howell

Jo Howell BTEC BA & MGT

Recruitment Manager - Accountancy & Financial Services

Jo joined Cathedral Appointments in 2012 after over 20 years in recruitment spanning the whole of the UK - Aberdeen, Home Counties, Greater Manchester and the South West! She recruits for both Financial Services and Accountancy professionals and is known in the office for finding the needle in the haystack candidate where no one else can!
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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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Jayne Grantham

Jayne Grantham BA Hons

Recruitment Consultant - Office Division

Jayne joined Cathedral Appointment in April 2014 as a Recruitment Resourcer/Recruitment Assistant. After 2 years Jayne progressed to a Recruitment Consultant and recruited both Transactional Finance and Financial Services Support roles. She currently works on the Office division with Ali; they have developed a strong partnership and are building some great relationships with clients across the South West.
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Sophia Damshenas

Sophia Damshenas LLB HONS

Senior Consultant - Legal Division

Sophia joined Cathedral Appointments in April 2016 as a Senior Consultant. She had previously run her own recruitment business but missed the buzz of working with fellow recruiters!  Her law degree gives her a distinct advantage working with legal candidates and firms of solicitors.  She is a great team player, good fun in the office and fab on a night out.
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Katie Fletcher

Katie Fletcher BSc

Senior Recruitment Consultant - IT Division

Katie joined Cathedral Appointments in 2013 after previous experience from both an agency and 'in-house' perspective. Recently moved across to one of our busiest sectors - IT and Data and works closely with Lynsey Skinner. Katie has strong contacts with some of the leading clients across the South West and has vast knowledge of the local recruitment market.
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Dan Toze

Dan Toze BSc Sport & Exercise Science

Recruitment Consultant - Technical Division

Dan joined Cathedral Appointments in June 2016, following an earlier career spent in Calgary (Canada) and London. He is the lead consultant on the Technical Division and has a successful track record at placing skilled, technical professionals in a variety of industries throughout the South West of England.
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Ali Willox

Ali Willox BSc Hons

Recruitment Consultant - Office Division

Ali joined Cathedral Appointments in 2017 after working in the USA for 18 months. With a customer focused approach and a strong sales background, Ali works alongside Jayne on the Office Division and has built up strong relationships with a number of the SW's leading employers. She is probably the fittest (and competitive) member of the CathApps team.
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Vicki Ruggles

Vicki Ruggles DipRP

Business Support Coordinator

Vicki joined Cathedral Appointments in 2002 and is one of our longest standing members of staff! She worked on a number of different divisions before moving to the Technical Division in 2004 which she ran successfully and built excellent relationships with a number of leading manufacturing and engineering business across the SW. After returning from maternity in 2017, after the birth of her child, she supports Joanne Caine as well as providing operational support to the entire business. Vicki is seen as the font of all knowledge and her brains are regularly picked by the team!
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Vicky Newton

Vicky Newton

Branch Administrator

Vicky is the first point of contact for the entire office (and a sunny one at that!). She is usually the voice on the end of a phone and the person welcoming visiting clients and candidates. Her role is varied and includes assisting and supporting the consultants with their day to day admin as well as managing our temporary workers weekly payroll.
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