Recruitment

Information

The Recruitment team supports the University to attract, source and select individuals for all roles within our Colleges and Professional Services.  

Location

The team is located in Northcote House, Room 357a.

Website

The recruitment and selection webpages have more information about recruitment and selection at the University.

Hannah Crowe

Hannah Crowe

Head of Talent Management

My role focuses on how we attract, support and retain our people.  The Recruitment team reports up into me and I work closely with the other Heads Of Department within HR Services due to the close alignment with my role.  We are all currently working on various initiatives and projects as part of the Attract, Perform, Retain strategy. 

My background is predominantly in Talent Acquisition and Talent Management and I have managed teams for a number of large banks and insurance companies.  I recently moved back to the UK after 13 years living in Australia and am thrilled to have found a perfect role for me at the University, meaning I can work in beautiful Devon, close to my home county of Cornwall.

I am passionate about partnering with leaders to enable thinking about the roles and skill sets they need in their teams and helping them attract and select the very best people to fill those roles.  I love keeping across new technology and initiatives within recruitment and talent management and am always eager to trial new ideas and processes.

I am keen to meet as many people as possible across the University so am always open to discussing Talent Acquisition and Management and would love to hear your experiences as either a hiring manager or an employee.  Please get in touch if you’d like to talk or if you have any feedback on recruitment at the University.

Email: h.crowe2@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 724120 (internal 4120) Mobile: +44 (0)7717 701 952

Simon Isaac

Recruitment Manager

I lead on all recruitment activity for:

  • The University of Exeter Business School (UEBS)
  • Executive Suite
  • People Services
  • Global Advancement

I work closely with the PVCs and Directors, HR Business Partners and senior members to provide strategic guidance and advice on all things recruitment. I advise on strategies for sourcing and talent acquisition, assisting in the planning of future recruitment needs for my areas.

I also line manage the Recruitment Coordinators.

I joined the recruitment team here at the University in January 2017, having previously worked for DAC Beachcroft.

Email: s.isaac@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 3083 (internal 3083) Mobile: +44 (0) 07825 106 603

Leanne Northam

Recruitment Lead

I lead on all recruitment activity for:

  • The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (CEMPS)
  • Penryn Campus
  • College Operations
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Exeter IT

I work closely with the PVCs and Directors, HR Business Partners and senior members of my portfolio to provide strategic guidance and advice on all things Talent Acquisition. I advise on strategies for sourcing the best talent, and assist in the planning of future recruitment needs for my areas.

I joined the recruitment team here at the University in November 2015 after a 6 month career break where I travelled around Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that I relocated from London and joined the Met Office as a Recruitment Advisor. In this role, I provided strategic leadership support to help source talent related to the introduction of the HPC Supercomputer, as well as overseeing recruitment for the Commercial and Government Services.

I graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2011 with a degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising. I initially pursued a career in buying with the Arcadia Group before moving within the fashion and retail industry into recruitment at Michael Page in London. It is here that I learnt and developed my commercial recruitment knowledge and skills, working with well-known UK and International retail companies to recruit talent across Marketing, Communications and PR.

Email: l.m.northam@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723103 (internal 3103)

Chloe Whittaker

Recruitment Lead

My role focuses on candidate engagement; streamlining processes; advertising sources; reporting and onboarding to drive successful recruitment. Working as part of the Recruitment Team in People Services, I collaborate with Pro Vice-Chancellors, Directors, HR Business Partners and senior members of my portfolio, providing strategic guidance and advice around talent acquisition. I relish the challenge of ensuring we attract the right candidates, so we are the best that we can be. I manage recruitment activity for:

  • The College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES) Senior Roles
  • Research Services (Inc. Doctoral College)
  • Compliance, Governance and Risk (CGR)
  • Policy, Planning and Business Intelligence (PPBI)
  • Living Systems Institute

My background is in Events Management; I hold a degree in Arts and Event Management and have worked across large public and private sector organisations providing successful event management, coordination and administration support and hold team management experience. 

I joined People Services at University of Exeter in 2014 as Recruitment Administrator, before quickly progressing into the role of Temporary Staff Bank Administrator, managing the full-cycle recruitment processes for the temporary resourcing unit (TSB). I am delighted to have moved into the role of Recruitment Lead in 2017.  CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) Level 3 qualification (completing March 2018); setting the industry’s professional standard. 

Please get in touch if you’d like to talk or if you have any feedback on your recruitment experience.

Email: C.A.Whittaker2@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 722930 (internal 2930)

Megan Towers

Recruitment Lead

I lead on all recruitment activity for:

-The College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS)
-The College of Humanities (HUMS)
-Innovation, Impact and Business
-Finance Services

My role in the Recruitment Team focuses on working with PVCs and Directors, HR Business Partners and senior members in my areas to understand your recruitment needs and how it impacts your team and business. I want to understand how we can work in a streamlined, effective and successful way to help find the best talent for you.

My background is within agency recruitment at Robert Half where I was working in a fast-paced and demanding environment constantly coming up with new innovative ways to not only fulfil a Job Description with a skill set but a person to the right environment.

I then moved to the University in September 2017 where I lead the Temporary Staff Bank within the Temporary Resourcing Unit which enabled me to work in a 360 recruitment role, advising and supporting Recruitment Managers as well as interviewing and developing candidates who joined the TSB. During my time at the TSB I streamlined processes and worked on ways to find talent that we hadn’t been able to reach yet enabling us to deliver on a wider range of roles which in turn meant a quick and effective recruitment service for line managers. 

I am extremely excited to have joined the Recruitment Team in April 2018; I am always keen to meet with managers that I will be supporting so please feel free to reach out to me to arrange a time to meet to discuss where your team is at currently, plans for the future and any upcoming recruitment you may have.

I look forward to working with you.

Email: M.K.Towers@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 724008 (internal 4008)

Richard Sitko

Recruitment Coordinator

I coordinate the recruitment for:

  • The University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS)
  • Campus Services

If you work in these areas, please contact me direct for any queries in relation to placing job adverts, interview advice, candidate management and the issuing of contracts.

I joined the University in September 2013, having worked previously at Exeter College and Devon County Council. I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Human Geography with Tourism Management, and am also PTLLS qualified.

Email: R.Sitko@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723312 (internal 3312)

Harriet Webber

Recruitment Coordinator

I coordinate the recruitment for:

  • The College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES)
  • Education and Student Experience (ESE)
  • Student Recruitment

If you work in these areas, please contact me direct for any queries in relation to placing job adverts, interview advice, candidate management and the issuing of contracts.

Email: H.Webber@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 722212 (internal 2212)

Harriet Parsons

Recruitment Coordinator

Email: H.Parsons3@exeter.ac.uk

Helen Belcher

International Employment Officer

Northcote House, Room 362

 

Email: H.Belcher@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 726433 (internal 6433)

Laura Johnston

Recruitment Administrator

I provide administrative support to the Recruitment Leads and Coordinators and am specifically aligned to Simon Isaac and Chloe Whittaker.

 

Email: L.Johnston@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 726552 (internal 6552)

Ben Smith

Recruitment Administrator

I provide administrative support to the Recruitment Leads and Coordinators and am specifically aligned to Leanne Northam and Harriet Webber.

I graduated from the University of Sussex in 2012 with a first-class honours degree in Film Studies before undertaking a Masters degree in English Literary Studies at the University of Exeter. After graduating with distinction in 2015, I worked in the Rota Team for Devon Doctors before returning to the University of Exeter as a Recruitment Administrator in 2017.

Email: B.Smith5@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 725425 (internal 5425)

Carrie-Anne Elsden

Recruitment Administrator

I provide administrative support to the Recruitment Leads and Coordinators and am specifically aligned to Megan Towers and Richard Sitko.

 

Email: C.Elsden@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723119 (internal 3119)