Office Collective saw the need for a boutique recruitment firm that can offer a bespoke and personal experience, supported by a deep sector knowledge. We understand that motivated staff with outstanding talent can drive a business forward.
Often, the best match will transpire from unforeseen places. Occasionally, thinking outside the box brings that one-off, exclusive individual who has come from a completely diverse professional background. Skill sets are transferrable and we are here to break the mould with a fresh and innovative approach.
We are deeply invested in the clients & candidates that we work with, whether they are in London, Manchester, Birmingham or beyond. For our clients, we take our time to understand and appreciate your individual needs based on your market, distinctive culture and the capabilities and qualities of the people who will excel there.
Devoting time to listen to our candidate’s specific desires, and understanding your strengths and abilities, allows us to match your interests & aspirations with specifically chosen organisations.
We pride ourselves on building transparent relationships with our clients and candidates that last for the duration of your careers.
Who we are
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Anouska worked as an actress for 15 years, taking on a range of roles in UK Film and Television productions. Whilst auditioning, Anouska also worked as an Executive Assistant across a variety of sectors. In these roles, Anouska was responsible for the hiring of additional staff members to join individual teams within these organisations.
After leaving her acting career, Anouska began working as a Senior Recruitment Consultant in a 360-degree capacity across a diverse range of industries. Out of the office, Anouska loves to travel, and her favourite hobbies are cooking, skiing and reading. She also thrives spending time with her nephew Milo and three nieces, Phoebe, Demi and Luna as well as her puggle Buddy.
Valerie has many years’ experience within the recruitment business, in addition to being a fee earner. She previously ran the operational side of a central London agency and has recruited at all levels throughout London and nationally.
Valerie has built up an excellent client base, many of whom work with her on an exclusive basis. She is upfront and honest, with strong business acumen and a vast knowledge of the London market. Valerie is passionate about finding the right talent for your business using direct sourcing and her extensive network of contacts. Valerie splits her time between London and her house by the sea, and when not eating cheese, she is burning it off, trying to keep fit.
Emma has recently taken on the role as a Consultant having worked as PA and Office Manager in a previous recruitment agency for 3 years. Emma was responsible in the hiring of new recruits and implementing systems to help grow the business.
During her time in a sales environment Emma quickly realised that she had the passion and drive for the recruitment industry and due to her exceptional people and communication skills has settled in the team as a natural!
Out of office hours Emma like to work out, cook and travel. As well as being a doting mum to her 5 year old daughter Ella.
“From the first moment of connection through LinkedIn, Anouska demonstrated a uniquely empathetic approach to building a relationship with me. She is a talented, astute individual, with a genuine commitment to providing the best service possible. Her professionalism is a credit to her employer, and I have no hesitation in recommending her to others. I trust Anouska to provide the best, and most appropriate candidates to me. To date, she has not let me down once”.
Edmund Monk I CEO I The Learning & Performance Institute
“I always enjoy working with the team at Office Collective. They are creative in their approach, focused on delivering the best candidates and great to work with throughout the process. I highly recommend working with them again in the future.”
Adam Clyne I CEO I Coolr
“I just wanted to send a note to say thank you for your time this week! It was really refreshing to meet someone in recruitment who doesn’t see you as a number and actually listens to what it is that you’re looking for and what would be best suited! First time I’ve come away from a recruiters meeting and felt confident……ever!”
“I enjoy working with the Office Collective. They consistently provide us with excellent candidates. They are quick, efficient and extremely transparent which is something I really appreciate”.
Alan Fayolle I Group Managing Director I Foreverbeta
“Searching for a new job can sometimes be a daunting task but working with Office Collective to secure the next step in my career was an absolute pleasure. Not only were they friendly, professional and insightful, but the whole recruitment process was streamlined meaning I was able to secure employment a lot sooner than I had expected. I was given all of the necessary information and support to help prepare for my interview and I can’t thank Office Collective enough! I couldn’t recommend working with the team more.”
“Office Collective helped us secure a new Office Manager. They placed a number of candidates in front of us and listened and responded accordingly to our feedback. It took us only a few weeks to find the right person and she has settled in well and is doing a great job. We would definitely use Anouska and the team again should the need arise.”
Director of Operations I City of London Group
If anyone is looking for outstanding recruitment going forwards I highly recommend Office Collective! After some very positive & successful hires for our business, I would like to spread the word. Office Collective is experienced in recruiting for entry level positions through to senior level roles across all industry sectors. Their specialist sectors are Office Support, HR, Marketing, Finance and Sales. We were very sceptical at first with using an outside recruiter, however they learnt the business and have performed extremely well.
Daniel Price I Co-Founder I My 1st years
“Anouska is one of the most genuine and honest recruiters I have worked with, she understands people and most importantly gets to know you. She made my whole experience so easy and found me a job I genuinely enjoy going to every day!”
“Very customer centric journey – from start to finish I was well informed and Office Collective were very kind and supportive. I got the job so, thank you!”
Holly Smith (candidate)
“Anouska is an extremely efficient, commercial and helpful consultant who has sourced numerous roles for our firm. I would highly recommend her to anyone!”
Jamie Beale | Partner | LXI REIT Advisors
“Office Collective listens, which is not the usual style! They found me what I needed, rather than just place someone on her books with me. I highly recommend the Office Collective.”
Shimon Cohen | THE PR OFFICE
“I’ve found Office Collective to be extremely thorough and diligent. Their attention to detail and commitment to whatever role we put to them is why Office Collective are a preferred supplier”
David Gabbie (Joint CEO) Beauty Bay
Anouska and her team at Office Collective were a pleasure to work with, beyond the basics of a professional recruiter, Office Collective goes that extra mile to get to know you and what makes you tick. As a result, Office Collective placed me in the most challenging and rewarding role of my career to date. If you’re looking to take that next step, you’ll be in great hands with Office Collective. Highly recommend.
“I would highly recommend Anouska and the team at Office Collective. They took the time to find out what kind of role I needed and matched me perfectly. Office Collective was always on the end of the phone and very supportive. I’m now a year into my role and I’m happy to say we’re still in contact. I would definitely go to Office Collective again for any recruitment needs.”
“We have worked with Office Collective on a number of recruitment searches including Executive Assistants, Sales Executives and Systems Trainers and every time they have delivered an excellent service. We have built a trusted relationship with the team and we will continue to work with them. We see them as a partner in helping to build a fantastic team at Informa.”
Stephen Henderson | Group HR | Informa
“Office Collective helped me find my new position in London! Office Collective was very supportive and professional throughout the entire process. If anyone is looking for a new role or if you are looking to hire for your business I couldn’t recommend using Office Collective highly enough! I couldn’t be happier, and I am very excited to start my new career in London!”