Who needs a Project Coordinator?
An unlikely match for a difficult role.
New Job Title: Project Coordinator
Role Location: Oxfordshire
Sector: Digital / Creative
Candidate Location: Oxfordshire
Old Job Title: Masters Student
Duration of Search: 8 weeks
Consultant Name: Jamie Foisneau – Bates
This particular case study focuses on a challenge from both the client and our Digital Consultant Jamie. The agency work in a very niche sector, working for large Blue-Chip companies, making them run more effectively. A niche business requires staff with very specific skills and experience.
Once the brief came in, Jamie went out to meet with the client to understand their challenges as a business when recruiting. He discussed the skills required for the role and went about finding some strong talent. Jamie advertised the role on all relevant job boards and went through countless LinkedIn responses, to finally come across the ideal candidate. Once Jamie felt like he had found the perfect candidate, he went and met then to discuss their experience, his aspirations in his next role and why he would be a good fit for the business.
The candidate had graduated with a Masters and hadn’t quite found his first “proper” job but was now content with the knowledge he has found himself a great role.
After going through three interview stages, including an initial discussion to go over experience, a second to talk through the role & do practical based tasks and a final interview to cover off any last questions and run through another practical task.
After a seamless negotiation process, all parties were left happy with the result. The client had an exceptional candidate that will be with them for years to come and the candidate has been given a role that he can grow into and develop.
“Jamie came to meet us in our offices to discuss our exact requirements for a support role we needed to fill. He took the time to understand our business and what the right type of candidate would look like. He kept me in the loop throughout the entire recruitment process and sent some very strong candidates. We’re very happy with the end result and will definitely use Jamie and Stonor in the future. I would recommend them to anyone looking to recruit”.
“The agency has very high standards and work in a very niche sector. They work in a space where there are no direct competitors so trying to directly headhunt proves tricky. I really enjoyed working on this role as it was completely different to anything I had worked on before.”