Senior Manager - Midlands Region

Sarah Westwood

After graduating from The University of Leeds, then training with PWC as a Chartered Accountant and a period of time with ASDA as a Buyer I finally moved into the career I enjoyed the most - Recruitment - where I have been for the last 20 years. My experience stretches across Finance, Marketing and HR but my heart lies in HR – a sector I love recruiting in. I have significant experience of managing and delivering recruitment assignment on both a permanent and interim basis. Having worked and lived in Yorkshire, London and now the Midland’s – I live with my partner on the rural edge of the Black Country and spend my spare time with our two Jack Russell’s.

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Testimonials for Sarah

"It is so refreshing to meet a Recruitment Company that places as much importance on candidate management as client management. Oakleaf impressed me from the moment we started talking - Rebecca and Sarah have both taken time to get an accurate understanding of my job search requirements which translates to a more worthwhile exchange when a suitable vacancy arises."

Clare Tipton, HR Manager

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Having recently set out on the path to finding a new role, I feel I've encountered the full spectrum of customer service from external recruitment firms and, for me, the Midlands team at Oakleaf are up there with the best of them. The always friendly and helpful team remained in frequent contact with me throughout my search, even if only to tell me they were still looking or I'd been unsuccessful in my applications; an often overlooked level of honesty I truly appreciated and commonly found wanting from others. Unlike so many others it seems, these guys really do see the value in building lasting relationships with job seekers which I believe sets them apart in the current market.

Christian Freeman – Reward Specialist

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I have known Sarah Evans for over 15 years and have sought her services both as a HR professional seeking a job move as well as using her consultancy services to find new HR professionals for my own team. Despite the many HR recruitment consultants available, I have followed Sarah to different agencies over the years as she advanced her own career. Sarah is one of those rare finds in the world of recruiters. Her communication style is efficient – in consideration of the frantic world of her HR clients and she swiftly grasps the needs of the assignments she is given both in terms of role responsibilities and cultural fit. She knows her market at both the mid-tier and senior levels and adheres to the agreed timescales when presenting a shortlist. Having been a candidate of Sarah’s I am also familiar with the trusted relationships she develops from the other side and the briefings that she provides on job roles. I am therefore assured that candidates she presents to me as an employer are fully briefed and are definite potentials for the vacancy. Working with Sarah is a pleasure and I would strongly recommend her services to anyone seeking to recruit HR professionals!

Kate Delmi - HR Director, Vestra Wealth

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