Andy Dolby

Market Director - Public Sector, Capita People Solutions

Andy Dolby is the Market Director for the Public Sector at Capita People Solutions, with over 25 years’ experience in the recruitment sector, particularly in outsourced recruitment solutions.

Holding various senior and executive roles throughout his career, Andy has had vast exposure in transforming talent acquisition solutions and strategies, looking at alternative, strategic approaches in order to stay ahead of rapid market advances and overcome the ever-changing challenges of the talent market.

Now Andy is continuing to put his extensive experience and expertise into practice as we face one of the biggest challenges in recruitment – transitioning from a predominately human workforce to a future, optimised hybrid workforce and preparing our businesses to successfully operate and thrive in a fully optimised, agile and digitally-enabled future. His focus and mission are to help public sector organisations make the right investments and transformations to their recruitment function that will not only equip them with the necessary skills and optimise their workforce - but build a strategy that is fit for the future.

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Bryony Taylor

Account Executive, jobs.ac.uk

Bryony joined the jobs.ac.uk team in early 2013, kickstarting her career in recruitment advertising. Her role has changed over the years but she continues to manage over 100 higher education institutions in the North of England, Wales, Scotland, Norther Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Bryony is responsible for supporting her clients in reaching and attracting the best academic and research talent in the UK and internationally.

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Emma Fulton

Head of Marketing Planning, British Army

Emma is a resourcing professional with more than 15 years of experience. She started her career in a generalist HR position, prior to making the move into resourcing, an area she is truly passionate about.

Emma has always worked closely with businesses; building strong stakeholder relationships and providing support and solutions for an array of people related issues. She has led recruitment strategies across many sectors, as well as delivering employer brand projects and implementing corporate initiatives.

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Emma Johnson

Head of Marketing, Warwick Employment Group

Emma leads the marketing team at Warwick Employment Group (WEG), her team are responsible for making sure our message is heard and supporting our customers on their respective journeys, whether applying for a post-doc opportunity or embarking on their first temp job.

Through a mix of digital strategy, engaging content, PR and events her team are dedicated to helping HE and FE professionals get the very best of out the services offered by the WEG brands.

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Jack Richardson

Deputy Director, Government Recruitment Service

My current role is Deputy Director of Recruitment Operations, working to the Chief Operating Officer in CSHR. I love it!

My career path has had a few twists and turns, sometimes with a plan and other times taking opportunities as they came. Doing both really helps with career development I think.

A quick summary… my first proper job was a Team Leader in pensions processing. Before that I worked in shops, restaurants, a contact centre, Newcastle Arena, and as a gardener. All useful preparation for the following 17 years! I’ve worked in operational change implementation, HR planning and delivery, various projects including some commercial work, the NHS National Treatment Agency (Heroin and Crack Cocaine services), Jobcentre Plus, and latterly as Head of Service for Volume Recruitment within Civil Service Resourcing, before moving into my current role in July last year.

As Deputy Director, my role is about leading and enabling my teams to operate effectively in an increasingly challenging and changing environment. I spend most of my time engaging and coaching people individually and in groups, and some of the time managing senior stakeholders and dealing with things like budgets and strategic planning. More than anything, I enjoy being an authentic and present leader… “a real person” as I like to say, not someone hiding in an office somewhere that people try to avoid.

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Julie Griggs FCIPD

Assistant HR Director, Manchester Metropolitan University

Julie has 19 years’ experience in private sector HR working as a both a generalist and specialist. She has a background across various industries, ranging from Facilities Management, Energy, Management Consulting, Outsourcing and Media. Julie’s specialisms are recruitment, talent management, change and transformation.

Julie joined Manchester Met in 2016 to re-imagine the Resourcing function, bringing in a new team to redesign processes and the University’s offering. In 2018 she also took responsibility for the reward function and internationalisation agendas. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

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Kerry Walker

Business Development Manager, jobs.ac.uk

Kerry is a business development professional with over 10 years’ experience in media recruitment advertising. She has considerable experience managing print and digital recruitment campaigns in the public, private and charity sectors.

Before joining jobs.ac.uk in 2013, Kerry’s clientele included Michelin Star restaurants and five-star hotel chains.

In the last six years, Kerry has honed her career in Higher Education, as the jobs.ac.uk UK South and UAG Business Development Manager. She is responsible for overseeing, advising and managing multiple online recruitment campaigns for many of the UK’s leading institutions. Her clients include the University of Oxford, University College London, Imperial College, London School of Economics and the University of Bristol.

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Mark Holleran

Director, SearchHigher

Mark is Director and Founder of SearchHigher with over 12 years of experience in executive search across Higher Education, financial services, and both the corporate and public sector.

Mark has led on executive appointments with institutions such as the University of Oxford, University of St Andrews and the University of Warwick. Outside of Higher Education, he has advised on a wide range of leadership appointments with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, the NHS and the Football Association.

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Matt Forrest

Head of Resourcing, Manchester Metropolitan University

Matt has over 15 years private sector HR and Recruitment experience, initially gained in the financial services, FMCG, IT and outsourcing industries, before moving to higher education in 2016.

He has delivered a number of recruitment system implementation projects, originally joining MMU to replace their applicant tracking system and revamp their careers site before joining permanently and becoming their Head of Resourcing. He’s keen to create simple processes, that deliver a great candidate experience, underpinned by modern recruitment technology and has recently launched automated video interviewing and online ability testing technology at the University.

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Neil Harrison

Consultant and Owner, NH237 Consulting

Neil has worked in the field of Employer Branding for the past 15 years, initially heading up the team responsible for the creation of EVPs and people insights at the agency TMP, then establishing his own business focusing on this field.

He has delivered EVP solutions for the likes of Unilever, Santander, Telefonica, the University of Sheffield as well as Manchester Met. He is also due to lecture on the subject at Middlesex University in early 2020. He is a firm believer in the inside-out nature of the EVP – that what an organisation presents to the outside world in terms of candidate attraction has to be born out of the internal employee experience and prevailing culture.

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Phill Lane

Managing Director, ThirtyThree

Phill is an employer brand and recruitment marketing professional, with almost 20 years of experience in the field. aving been an Account Planner for more than ten years, his focus is now on employer brand development, articulation and management for the Brand and Insight division of ThirtyThree.

He brings extensive experience of delivering research driven communications for a wide range of sectors, worldwide, and is a regular industry keynote speaker and commentator.

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Sue Shutter

Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of Human Resources, Regent’s University London

Sue is currently the Director of Human Resources at Regent’s University London, a role she has held since 2009. As a Pro Vice Chancellor and member of the Directorate she also contributes towards strategic planning.

At Regent’s Sue has developed and delivered the organisational development and culture change, people, wellbeing and equality strategies and recently led a full review of the organisational culture.

Sue is regularly invited to speak at Leadership Foundation and CIPD events about her work to date, which has covered organisational development, leadership development, managing change, performance management, HR consulting, mentoring and coaching.

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