I have over 10 years’ experience in marketing and communications recruitment, and an unparalleled network of professionals in this area. Having studied and worked in this area prior to becoming a consultant, I have gained an in-depth understanding and appreciation for this discipline. Together with an insightful approach, I work as a trusted partner for candidates and clients alike in delivering against their requirements.
I specialise in the interim market, and have supported clients across multiple sectors in placing senior internal communications professionals in large scale change and transformational programmes, maternity covers and project-based work.
My recent projects
Some of the roles I have recently filled in the UK include:
Interim Head of Internal Communications at a Business Services Organisation
Interim Associate Communications Director at a Telecoms Company
Change and Communications Lead at a Financial Services Organisation
What my clients and candidates have said about me
"Deborah is a very efficient recruiter. She gets results quickly and was helpful during my search. She was very persistent, too, which ensured that the whole recruitment process was quick and ran smoothly!"
- Rachel Butterfill, Group Communications Manager at KELLER
"Deborah helped to place me in my current role. She is insightful, intelligent and a polite person.
In a competitive recruitment market, with multiple recruiters working on the same roles, Deborah and the VMA Group are only one of two recruiters that I trust to represent me to potential employers. I'd highly recommend her."
- Gillian McDonald, Freelance Communications Manager
"Deborah is a consummate recruitment professional. At every stage of a new opportunity - from JD to interview, from feedback to on-boarding - she takes meticulous care to fit the needs of both client and candidate. In addition, Deborah is pro-active, responsive - and a delight to work with. Highly recommended"
- Adam Baines, Change Communications Lead
"I am happy to endorse Deborah's skills as a recruiter. She is always polite, friendly, helpful and informative. In my opinion, Deborah has a strong understanding of the internal communication practice. To sum up I would describe Deborah as friendly and 'on the ball'."
- Nigel Edwards, Internal Communication and Culture Change Specialist