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


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 - Tech 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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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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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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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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Rhianna Webber

Rhianna Webber

Recruitment Administrator

A graduate from the University of Bristol, Rhianna joins the growing Cathedral Appointments team to support the busy recruitment managers and wider team. With a focus on the legal and accountancy sectors, Rhianna will work very closely with Sophia Damshenas and Jo Howell and their wonderful clients and candidates.
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Aaron Hunt

Aaron Hunt -

Recruitment Resourcer

Aaron joins Cathedral Appointments as a recruitment resourcer working alongside Lynsey Skinner on the Tech team. With a passion for recruitment and a drive to match candidates with the wider variety of roles available in the South West, you will find Aaron mostly on the phone, learning about new roles, great candidates and how the tech market is evolving in the region.
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Emily Shayler

Emily Shayler -

Branch Administrator

Emily joined Cathedral Appointments from Flybe and is an integral part of the team supporting the business. With no two days the same, Emily juggles many different balls, always delivering for her colleagues and clients with a smile. No job is ever too big or too small, Emily is a delight to work with.
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Christie Doderer

Christie Doderer Recruitment

Recruitment Consultant

Christie is the newest member to Cathedral Appointments. She joins the office team and will be learning the ropes alongside Dani and Emily. Christie has some great work experience already which includes running her own business, working within a number of family businesses as well as working for a leading law firm. She is a great addition to our team!
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