Principal - HR Search Lead

Emma Castillo

After graduating from University with a degree in Languages, I spent some time living and working in Russia before moving to London to start my career. I worked for some of the leading secretarial agencies before joining Oakleaf Partnership in September 2012, focusing initially on Senior HR appointments into Financial and Professional Services. I have since moved within Executive Search and Interim Management Solutions to work across a range of clients and sectors. These have included technology, telecommunications, retail, leisure, manufacturing, healthcare, travel, hospitality, professional services, financial services and media. I also have a particular interest in fintech as a sector.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, in particular my 2 sons - I can be seen at the side of a rugby pitch most Sunday mornings! I also love running though have yet to complete a marathon (unlike most of my colleagues!). I also love to travel and researching new holiday destinations.

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Oakleaf take a very human approach to managing you as a candidate or client. As a candidate you feel supported, informed and given honest feedback. From a client perspective this gives great comfort as to how prospective candidates will see your brand.
Consultants provide a thorough brief before interviews, covering off all aspects from approach the interviewer will likely take, to characters involved. They take time to listen to what the client is really looking for in a candidate and carefully match you, rather than sending a stream of CVs that just boost numbers. Oakleaf then sensitively manage the offer and negotiations and provide follow up to both candidates and clients. Outside of the recruitment process Oakleaf maintain close relationships and are always on hand for advice or updates on the market - they are a pleasure to work with.

Amanda Underwood - CPO Rhubarb

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In relation to a recent senior HR appointment within our organisation I found Oakleaf Partnership to be professional in every way in fulfilling the assignment. They quickly formulated a comprehensive insight into our business and the specific requirements of the role. I have no hesitation in recommending Oakleaf Partnership as a specialist customer focused recruitment partner within the HR and Payroll disciplines.  

Adrian Roche - Managing Director, Signature Senior Lifestyle

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Thank you for the brilliant support Emma has provided me in my job search. She was proactive in bringing the relevant opportunities to me and a cut above in comparison to all the other consultancies I was engaged with. I thoroughly recommend her work and am grateful for all her support.

I thoroughly recommend Emma and am grateful for all her support.

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