HE Recruitment 2018

The UK’s Premier HE Recruitment Conference


Catherine Hearn HR Director (Resourcing and Talent), BBC

Catherine became Director of Resourcing in September 2015, joining the BBC in April 2015 as Director of Talent in the Television division. She previously worked in variety of recruitment and talent acquisition roles in media organizations and agencies.

Catherine oversees the BBC’s resourcing function across the corporation, responsible for the end to end resourcing proposition for graded staff and temporary workforce and governance and controls across all resourcing channels including redeployment.

Dave Hazlehurst Director, Ph.Creative

Recognised as a thought leader in recruitment marketing, “Google” Dave Hazlehurst has delivered keynotes and workshops for senior level recruitment conferences, exhibitions and seminars across Europe and America.

As a director at the internationally successful employer branding agency Ph.Creative, with offices in Liverpool, London and New York, Dave continuously strives to ensure he delivers remarkable talent attraction results for his impressive portfolio of clients.

Through the use of integrated digital strategies and tactics and Ph.Creative’s own innovative philosophy and framework, Ph.Creative clients include BT, Virgin Media, LinkedIn, BAE Systems and WehKamp, with a growing client base in the USA including Blizzard Entertainment and Magellan Health.

Beenu Rudki Head of UK Immigration, K2 Corporate Mobility

Beenu is Head of Immigration at K2 Corporate Mobility she has 18 years’ experience in servicing international clients dealing with global scale corporate immigration advice and strategy. Beenu deals with all immigration matters including corporate and personal immigration matters. She provides strategic business advice to international clients, develops innovative services and regularly engages with the UK Government. Beenu who joined K2 in March this year has already successfully taken K2 through the process of achieving its OISC accreditation signifying that K2 Corporate Mobility now offers full immigration advisory capability, to organisations of all sizes, across all industries who need trusted advice when employing their talent in the UK.

Mark Holleran Director, SearchHigher

Mark is Director and founder of SearchHigher with over 12 years of experience in executive search across Higher Education, financial services, and both the corporate and public sector. Mark has led on executive appointments with institutions such as the University of Oxford, University of St Andrews and the University of Warwick.

Outside of Higher Education, he has advised on a wide range of leadership appointments with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, the NHS and the Football Association.

Prior to joining Warwick Employment Group, Mark worked at leading financial executive search firm Walker Hamill advising on appointments within the investment banks and financial institutions and also provided executive coaching with clients including GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft and Mars ltd.

Emma Durrant Operations and Compliance Manager, Warwick Employment Group

Emma joined the University of Warwick 21 years ago in the role of Unitemps Supervisor, running the newly created Unitemps business which had just been set up within HR. Since then she has worked for jobs.ac.uk in various roles before moving into her current role of Operations and Compliance Manager for Warwick Employment Group, an integrated family of specialist recruitment and people orientated services which includes Unitemps, SearchHigher and jobs.ac.uk.

Emma is responsible for the development, leadership and management of operational procedures and processes, ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and regulations for all WEG businesses.

George Marshall Compliance Officer, Warwick Employment Group

Since completing his PhD in Physics in 2011, George has been based at the University of Warwick in the role of Compliance Officer, to support both the University and Unitemps franchise network. Initially he implemented a new system to manage Agency Worker Regulations at Unitemps, and following the completion of this project he has successfully developed additional processes and systems for Unitemps, to ensure compliance with other key employment law, including eligibility to work checks and visa restrictions.

Kerry Walker Business Development Manager, jobs.ac.uk

Kerry is a business professional with over 10 years’ experience in media recruitment advertising. She has considerable experience managing print and digital recruitment campaigns in the public, private and charity sectors. Before joining jobs.ac.uk in 2013, Kerry’s clientele included Michelin Star restaurants and five-star hotel chains.

In the last five years, Kerry has honed her career in higher education, as the jobs.ac.uk UK South and UAG Business Development Manager. She is responsible for overseeing, advising and managing multiple online recruitment campaigns for many of the UK’s leading institutions. Her clients include the University of Oxford, University College London, Imperial College, London School of Economics and the University of Bristol.

Bryony Morley Business Development Manager, jobs.ac.uk

Bryony joined the jobs.ac.uk team in early 2013, kickstarting her career in recruitment advertising. Her role has changed over the years but she continues to manage over 100 higher education institutions in the North of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Bryony is responsible for supporting her clients in reaching and attracting the best academic and research talent in the UK and internationally.

Mervyn Dinnen HR and Talent Trends Analyst, Two Heads Consulting

Mervyn Dinnen is an HR & talent analyst advising recruitment and HR technology businesses on the emerging trends impacting hiring, retention and engagement. He is author of the book Exceptional Talent and a forthcoming book Digital Talent (August 2019), an award winning blogger, and an International speaker and writer on HR and recruitment trends. He previously spent 20 years working with UK companies on recruitment and retention strategies.

Ellen Pugh Senior Advisor, Advance HE

Ellen is a senior advisor at Advance HE (formerly Equality Challenge Unit, Higher Education and Leadership Foundation for HE) and specialises in equality, diversity and inclusion issues relating to both staff and students. She has worked with a range of HEIs and sector bodies during her career in the HE sector which spans more than 14 years. Her specialisms include gender and disability equality, including pay equality and gender identity. She was responsible for the Gender Equality Chartermark which was merged with the Athena SWAN Charter in 2015 and has worked with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the development of the Codes of Practice and statutory guidance on the Equality Act 2010.

Date and time:

Thursday, 15 November 2018
9.00am – 4.00pm GMT

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