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Matthew Gibbs

Managing Consultant, Interim Internal and Change Communications

My background

I’m a Managing Consultant in the UK Interim Internal and Change Communications practice, where I’ve specialised since 2016.

Both my degree in international business and my previous industry experience as a marketing executive and sales consultant have helped me understand the needs of both clients and candidates.

I like to keep my finger on the pulse and learn about my subject matter by regularly reading IoIC publications and attending industry events. I feel this enables me to advise on market trends and changes to the contractor landscape, giving me a consultative, rather than transactional recruitment approach.

My specialisms 

During my time at VMAGROUP, I’ve established a solid network of high level communicators and have placed almost 100 roles from officer to head of level.

My recent projects 

Some of the roles I have recently filled in the UK include:

  • Change Communications Lead at a Management Consultancy Company
  • Interim Head of Internal Communications at a Financial Services Company
  • Interim Change Communications Manager at an Insurance Company
  • Interim Internal Communications Officer at a Charity Organisation

What my clients and candidates have said about me

Client

"I recently worked with Matthew to recruit a senior change internal communication interim and was really impressed by his professionalism, the great candidate cvs that really matched the complex brief and the way he managed the logistics and my many requests of him. Thanks for your great support Matthew!”
- Jayne Wilson, Head of Internal Communications 

"Matt has all the qualities you want when working with a recruiter. He takes the time to understand the roles you have the skills for and that you would be interested in, and offers the right advice and guidance when it comes to preparing. He understands the brief - both from the recruiters' and the candidates' perspectives - and offers a level of service not often seen. I will look forward to working with him again in the future and would recommend him to anyone, candidate or client, without hesitation.”
Natalie Angel, Senior Change Communications Lead

Candidate

“I must admit that in the past, I've found working with recruiters to be a really challenging process but with Matt it's been quite the opposite. Matt has always gone out of his way to help to me out, he's responsive, friendly but most importantly, I genuinely believe that he took the time to develop a real understanding of exactly what it was that I wanted and needed from my career. I know that when I hear from Matt, it's a call that I'm going to want to take! I've been placed in two roles with Matt now, both have been great additions to my CV and really helped me to challenge myself and expand my skillset. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for their next steps and hopefully I'll get the chance to work with him again in the future.”
- Candy Hall, Internal Communications Manager 

“If you want a proactive recruiter during your job search, Matt’s your man. Easy to work with, Matt took the time to understand my strengths and where they’d fit best. Even if a company he thought would be a good fit wasn’t actively recruiting, he’d get in touch with them. I was impressed with his knowledge of organisations and the people in them. He’s a proper matchmaker!”
- Helen Theofanous, Senior Internal Communications Manager

“Matt has helped me find two roles over the last 3 years. He is extremely diligent, always giving me the best preparation possible, and extremely supportive and professional throughout. What also really impressed though, is that his interest doesn’t wane once you’re in the role - he keeps in touch and is genuinely interested in your progress. His knowledge of the industry is expert and he’s a great sounding board for ideas. Thanks Matt!”
- David Newcombe, Senior Internal Communications Manager

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