Principal Consultant, Interim Internal, Change & External Communications
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 and external 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