I joined Oakleaf Partnership in January 2017, recruiting initially within the generalist HR market. Having spent 4 years focusing on generalist HR recruitment I made the move internally in 2018 to focus on the mid to senior Interim Reward and Analytics market. I recruit Reward, HR MI and Reporting and HR Systems/Change professionals on an interim basis across Financial and Professional Services as well as Commerce & Industry – within C&I I focus predominantly on Technology, Fintech, Pharma and Retail.
I am very proud of the unique offering that our Reward & Analytics interim team are able to offer to the market, being one of the only two Recruiters in Europe who purely focuses on the mid to senior interim Reward market is something really special and I am able to offer interim specific consulting to our clients acting as true extension of their business. I wanted to join a business that is strong on its values and Oakleaf is definitely that. I am passionate about supporting my clients and building lasting relationships with my candidates – it is what comes naturally to me.
Outside of work, you can usually find me socialising with my friends or at the gym, I am a foodie so it means I am able to enjoy the best of London’s restaurants (without feeling too guilty) and enjoying a glass of wine or a gin or two!
Lauren Jones-Barrett shares her view on the Reward TMT market this year. Do reach out to her for more information or to share your view...
Initially, Victoria started her Interim career for one reason– flexibility.
I found Christine and Oakleaf to be very supportive and approachable in helping me find my first job in London. Christine offered me great insight and interview advice prior to my placements. During my time within placements she was very responsive and assisted with any issues that arose. I highly recommend the service provided by Christine and Oakleaf.
Jayden Burgess – Acxiom
Thanks to Christine and the team at Oakleaf I'm about to move into a dream role! We kept in regular communication after I had registered and whenever I reached out there was always a speedy and positive response without needing to chase her. Christine is really good recruiter able to match people to the jobs that suit them best. She never bombarded me with spam emails but rather targeted roles that fit my personal and professional profile. In our last communication I explained my circumstances had changed slightly so she referred me to her relevant colleagues, Harriet and Jane, who were working on a role that she felt would fit my new circumstances as well as career interests, and they have successfully supported my placement into a new role! Christine and the Oakleaf team are a pleasure to work with.
Natasha Sara – T2
Having been a client of Christine, I affirm that Christine is one of the most efficient professionals within this space. She really understands the HR market and is able to advise so well, furthermore, she is realistic, friendly and really looks at your skills set to see what the best matches are. If you are serious about your professional career journey and development, Christine will assist you well.
Mohammed Ali – Euromoney
In a competitive market that’s saturated with Recruitment Consultants, Christine and the Oakleaf team have been an amazing help and support finding me suitable work. Although she didn't actually place me in the end, I would have no hesitation in recommending Christine and/or Oakleaf to fellow candidates and clients alike as they have all been very professional and personable which is rare to find. Keep up the good work and hope our paths will cross again. (But not too soon!)
Alison Collins – Recruitment BP, Total Jobs
It gives me pleasure to recommend Christine, as a thorough professional, who did an excellent job in finding a fantastic Recruiter for me, who perfectly matched not only the brief, but crucially- the cultural / team fit too. Extremely professional in approach throughout the process, from interview to placement and follow-up processes too, for Candidate after care. I would not hesitate to recommend Christine for her excellent skills and experience in the contracting arena; and would like to keep working with her in future endeavors.”
Yasemin Gunal – Recruitment BP, Deltek
Christine is the most professional Recruitment Consultant I have dealt with over the years. She's switched on, honest & very customer focused. I would highly recommend both Christine & Oakleaf as a talent sourcing supplier. Thank you for your help in 2016.
Jenna Quinn – Interim Recruitment Manager, Jigsaw