Office Collective was set up in 2017 originally known as ‘The Office Club’. We re branded in 2018 with a vision to create an agency that creates a positive impact based on honesty, authenticity and trust with both our clients and candidates.
We are deeply invested in the clients & candidates that we work with.
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.
Our goal is to create a partnership that is based on expertise, emotional intelligence, motivations and long-term aspirations. We specialise in finding talent that will genuinely compliment an individual organisation’s needs.
We take the time to listen to your specific desires and gain an understanding of your long-term goals and objectives.
We are committed to improving the level of diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
We believe that by recruiting individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, businesses are able to gain an extensive variation of viewpoints and perspectives.
Companies with employees from a broad range of backgrounds are known to outperform those with a less diverse workforce.
We are aware that implementing and adopting a new diversity strategy can be a challenge. By working together as a partnership, we help our clients to take on a new and innovative approach to access a more diverse talent pool.
Exploring specific strategies to develop a company culture that embraces diversity and reaches out to new sources of talent can help create a diverse and valued workforce that stands beyond the competition.
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 little girl Anya.
Head of Talent Resourcing
Michael has extensive recruitment experience having gone straight into the industry after graduating from university. Michael has spent the last 5 years working his way up at a boutique Mayfair agency specialising in office support roles and was responsible for looking after one of their largest accounts.
Michael manages the candidate’s recruitment journey by placing them in a wide range of organisations from world-class blue-chip organisations to elite private individuals across a variety of sectors and job roles.
Michael is very much the “Go To” person for all things in the office and is always here to help! #teamplayer
Out of the office Michael loves spending time with his 3 nephews and his little boy Carter. Michael loves his food, going to the gym, travelling and watching Manchester United!
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.
Head of Office Snacks
Buddy is always available to help you eat your breakfast, lunch or other treats that are brought into the office! Buddy loves licking, barking and snoring!
What our clients and candidates say
Anouska and Michael are two of the most supportive, encouraging and empathetic recruiters I’ve ever been in touch with. They took the time to not only understand what I was looking for but also to really get to know me as a person, in turn, they played an integral role in finding my dream job. Thank you both so much, it’s been a pleasure!
We are extremely happy with the service that Office Collective and Michael personally has done for us –he has not only presented us with candidate with a speed of light, he has found a great selection of diverse candidates that we could pick from and in the end we found the absolute perfect fit. I really just wanted to highlight to you that myself and the CEO were super impressed with the work he has done! We will definitely be using you in the future exclusively for roles that you will be able to help us with and I will recommend to my professional network as well. Thank you!’
Head of HR, Onyx Commodities
Hey Anouska, just back from my first day and it was lovely. The team are all great and the spaces are gorgeous!
Thanks to you and Michael again for all your help getting me in here, you have no idea how much I needed a change!
Anouska was the perfect balance of professionalism and approachability. She simplified every step of the hiring process and really supported me from my initial interviews to my first day at work. I would highly recommend her expert help and support to anyone looking for a new challenge or career change.
“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!”
“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!”
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.
“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)
“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 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
“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!”
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
“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.”
“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
“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
“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 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
“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.”
“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.”