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Meet the CJ. Talent team

The CJ. Talent team is a small, high energy group of professionals. Between us we have extensive business and executive experience in a wide variety of industry sectors and functional roles. This means we understand both client requirements, and candidate aspirations from first-hand experience. We use that experience to provide guidance to clients and candidates alike, and ensure we match the perfect candidate to the right role. From start ups to large corporates, we bring a fresh approach to sourcing flexible talent.

Caroline Doherty - CJ Talent team

Caroline Doherty

Managing Director
GILL STEWART

Gill Stewart

Executive Chair
Jennifer Brooks

Jennifer Brooks

Senior Account Manager
Jayne Winch - CJ Team

Jayne Winch

Account Manager
Marianna - CJ Team

Marianna Geany

Resourcer

Sian Mansbridge, marketing manager for CJ. Talent - standing in front of dark background

Siân Mansbridge

Marketing Manager

Sandra Plunkett

Sandra Plunkett

Operations Manager

Get in touch with the CJ Talent team today to find out how we can help. 

Caroline Doherty - CJ Talent team

Caroline
Doherty

Managing Director

Caroline is MD of CJ Talent. She is a qualified HR professional with a postgraduate diploma in HRD. Caroline worked with Caledonian Airways where, amongst other things, she successfully headed up that company’s volume recruitment strategy. In 2000 Caroline joined HRi sourcing, providing HR talent at senior management and director level across all sectors, moving in 2003 to a business development role. In 2009 Caroline set up and successfully ran an HR consultancy offering generalist advice to SMEs before joining CJ Talent in 2012.

To contact Caroline please email caroline@cjtalent.com

GILL STEWART

Gill
Stewart

Executive Chair

Gill has over 25 years’ experience in the recruitment industry both within owner/managed businesses and within the larger corporate environment.

Gill was a Director and shareholder of the specialist office recruiter, Tate and was part of the team who sold to Carlisle Staffing in 2000. She then set up Carlisle’s Managed Solutions business before leaving at the end of 2008 to become a self-employed consultant/advisor in 2009.

Her expertise is in both RPO/Managed Services and the professional staffing sector and she also has exposure to many other recruitment disciplines through RPO and during her work as a consultant.

She has a particular passion for SME recruitment businesses and enjoys supporting and mentoring owner/managed businesses helping them to achieve their next level of growth and potential.

She acts as a Chief Examiner and Subject Matter Expert for the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) focusing on Strategic Business Planning, Sales and Bid Management.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and a one time Governor sitting on the Education and Training Committee. She was awarded the REC Business Manager of the Year award in 2000.

To contact Gill please email gill@cjtalent.com

Jennifer Brooks

Jennifer
Brooks

Senor Account Manager

Jennifer Brooks is a Senior Account Manager for CJ Talent. With a background in marketing, Jennifer has spent the majority of her career in Account Management and Sales Team Management. She spent 4 years at Thomson Reuters becoming UK Sales Director before moving into working with SMEs where she used her skills and experience to implement sales and growth strategies. Jennifer is passionate about working with clients to understand their needs and put in place flexible solutions that enable them to achieve their own business objectives.

To contact Jennifer please email jennifer@cjtalent.com

Jayne Winch - CJ Team

Jayne Winch

Account Manager

Jayne is an Account Manager with CJ Talent and has over 20 years’ experience within the recruitment industry. She has worked with clients across a variety of sectors including global law firms, accountancies and consultancies as well as within education, placing Information, Library and Knowledge Management professionals. More recently Jayne has worked on an in-house role for Microsoft hiring technical consultants across EMEA. She enjoys building in-depth, successful relationships with clients and candidates and helping to make the ideal work/life balance a success.

To contact Jayne please email jayne@cjtalent.com

Marianna - CJ Team

Marianna Geany

Resourcer

Marianna joined CJ Talent as a Resourcer, her role is to assist the Account Managers with all candidate communication and contact. She has a deep knowledge of the Recruitment Industry having been a client facing Recruiter as well as solid knowledge of Operations. Her focus is to engage with candidates on initial contact with CJ Talent and then support their journey through the internal and external interview process.

To contact Marianna please email marianna@cjtalent.com

Sian Mansbridge, marketing manager for CJ. Talent - standing in front of dark background

Siân Mansbridge

Marketing Manager

Siân joined CJ. Talent in late 2022 and brings with her over 25 years’ experience in the marketing industry. During that time she has worked on both the agency side, and as an in-house marketer, for businesses ranging from FTSE100 firms, to boutique SMEs. Her preference is definitely on the SME side, so she’s delighted to have found her place on the team at CJ Talent.

Siân takes a strategic approach to marketing, and enjoys creating robust marketing strategies that deliver growth for ambitious businesses.

To contact Siân please email sian@cjtalent.com

Sandra Plunkett

Sandra
Plunkett

Operations Manager

Sandra is CJ Talent’s Operations Manager and is responsible for the smooth running of all CJ Talent’s Business Processes. She also manages the business’s finances, systems and management information. Sandra has extensive experience delivering CRM, database and IT system solutions having worked for top tier firms in the legal, property, management and financial sectors.

Sandra monitors CJ Talent’s quality of service for candidates and clients and, together with the management team, ensures top standards are delivered.

To contact Sandra please email sandra@cjtalent.com

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