Jo Thompson Recruitment

Established in 2003, Jo Thompson Recruitment is a privately owned premier boutique recruitment consultancy specialising in Recruitment Services, Assessment and Development Centres, HR Solutions, Career Coaching and Psychometric Testing. We pride ourselves on providing a flexible, tailored service to suit individual company needs and bringing employer’s brands to life through an enhanced candidate experience.

We identify and assess candidates, develop compelling campaigns and align your talent to organisational objectives to ensure you recruit and retain the talent necessary to stay competitive. Using a thorough screening process including a comprehensive tool kit of products, we can help you make:

• Better hiring decisions
• Improve people development and succession decisions

Our success is based in our commitment to invest in long term relationships, to truly understand your company, work with your hiring managers, and source and assess talent for today and tomorrow.

Our clients are FTSE 100 and SME companies in the South of England. We offer our candidates continuity, personal support, and a bespoke service, whether they are seeking permanent, temporary or contract positions.

    What our clients and candidates say

    • I first worked with Jo during my time at Porsche where she helped to recruit some high calibre individuals for both the Retail and Head Office businesses. Each recruitment process was carried out to the highest standard with honesty and integrity. As a result of this I have remained in contact with Jo throughout my career and wherever possible have called on Jo’s expertise and skills to help me in a variety of recruitment and development assignments. Most recently I have contracted Jo to help with our Sales Excellence workshops at Twinings which consisted of set up and content of 4 development days for our sales team, running the days and providing 1-2-1 developmental feedback for each individual. This programme has been invaluable to provide all our sales employees with a detailed 12 month development plan. Great work Jo!

      Bridget Marshall HR Director, Twinings UK and Ireland
    • The difference with JTR is that the candidate is just as important as the client! – even though recruitment agencies are obviously client-driven.

      Linda Mansfield Temporary Associate
    • I have had the pleasure of working with Jo and her team on several senior level assignments within my new role, including being hired via JTR initially for the HR Director role I now hold. I would highly recommend JTR as they are excellent communicators from candidate and business entities. The approach and style taken reflects the great business values of the recruitment sector and Jo herself is excellent at what she does in finding the right talent and keeping the business dynamics in mind.

      Dan Creed HR Director, Executive Serviced Apartments (esa)
    • I found Jo to be very knowledgeable on the company and industry. Jo maintained contact well at all stages of the recruitment process and throughout my role, always remaining helpful and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend Jo and her team to anyone looking for a new role.

      Sarah Rixon Temporary Associate
    • Jo Thompson has been recruiting for Wolseley Group Services for many years now, in several different functions and varying levels of authority. What I like most about working with Jo is that what you see is what you get, she’s always honest, if she thinks she can find the right person, she will. If she doesn’t, she will be up front and tell you from the start. Jo has an incredible talent of not only finding the candidate with the right experience, but more importantly able to find the right fit when it comes to culture and what does the team need. I have yet to meet another recruitment consultant who is able to achieve this as many times as Jo has. I would have no problem in recommending Jo to any prospective clients.

      Tash Farquhar Head of HR, Wolseley Group Services & Central Europe at Wolseley
    • I have worked with a number of recruitment agencies and can honestly say that Jo and her team stand out from the crowd. You really feel that Jo is on your side and endeavouring to find you the right role, not just any role. You build an honest and trusting relationship where she truly understands what it is you’re looking for – for me this was paramount and where so many other agencies fail. Jo Thompson Recruitment would be my first call every time.

      Nathalie Haysom Temporary Associate
    • Thanks for all your help with this appointment; you have been fantastic and really got to the essence of the right person for the job!

      Gemma Wildman Executive Assistant, Twinings UK and Ireland
    • I have experience of working with a large number of recruitment agencies, both through my work and for my own personal job searches, and working with Jo Thompson Recruitment is among the best experiences I have had of working with an agency. As well as being very helpful and supportive throughout the process, Jo was very knowledgeable about the role, company and their requirements. Her help and support ensured that I secured the role that I was interviewing for, through Jo Thompson Recruitment.

      Renee Jacobs Permanent Placement
    • Jo and her team were instrumental in resolving a difficult recruitment issue for us.
      In contrast to other Agencies, we found that Jo listened to our requirements and, most importantly, used these as the basis for her candidate evaluation. I found this particularly helpful, the focus was tailored to us and not simply the standard template of a CV database search. Also, Jo was prepared to challenge us with her experience, often to the detriment of a potential immediate vacancy fulfilment and securing a fee in doing so.

      Richard Cunningham Global Category Leader, Twining & Co
    • Thank you for your help in fulfilling our last two vacancies. I feel we have developed a great working relationship and on each occasion you really understood the type of person suitable for the roles we were seeking to fill. You presented us with an excellent shortlist of candidates for interview and for each vacancy we would have been happy to recruit more than one of the candidates. You respected our timescales and offered advice and guidance without placing undue pressure on us to make a decision.

      Jill Owen Office Manager, Greenham Trust

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    0844 292 0800

    12 – 20 Oxford Street,
    Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1JB

    How you can find us
    • London
    • Swindon
    • Bristol
    • Reading
    • Andover
    • Exeter
    • Newbury
    • Bath
    • Taunton