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Whether you’re looking for an entry level Marketing role or a Director level position, the Distinct marketing team are well placed to support your hiring or employment needs, on both a permanent and interim basis.

From our HQ in the centre of Nottingham (best city in the world!), we have a strong network across the East Midlands and in the not too distant future will have more of a presence across the West Midlands and London.

Marketing is one of the fastest growing sectors here at Distinct and I’m delighted to say I’ve been joined by Lauren and Jack who make up our team. We love working with amazing people in an ever-changing and evolving industry.

James, Lauren and Jack recruit Permanent and Interim roles across the whole Marketing spectrum:

  • Generalist Marketing
  • Digital Marketing – SEO/PPC/Social
  • CRM
  • Designers
  • Events
  • PR/Comms
  • Product Marketing

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James Hales.

Director | Marketing Recruitment

James recruits for the mid-to-senior market at salaries of 30K and above for roles such as: Head of Marketing, Digital Marketing Managers, PR Managers and Communications Managers.


I joined Distinct before we even had an office, or a name come to think of it! After I met with James & Arran to discuss what they were looking to do, I jumped at the chance to be involved in something new and it’s fantastic to have been here since day one. I joined to head up our Marketing division, I knew it had the potential to be an amazing journey and so far it hasn't disappointed.


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Lauren Hulme.

PR / Comms & Creative Consultant

Lauren is our Design and Communications Specialist; she recruits for Digital/Graphic Designers as well as more traditional marketing Assistant/Executive roles and PR & Comms.


Lauren joined us in 2017, having worked in Marketing for the previous 6 years. Lauren actually registered with us as a candidate, but she wanted something a little different. We thought she was great, so we offered her a job and the rest is history! Given her background and deep knowledge of the marketing sector, you’ll be in safe hands with Lauren, whether you’re a hiring manager looking to recruit or you’re looking for a new role yourself.


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Jack Rowland.

Digital Marketing Consultant

Jack is our Digital Marketing Specialist and looks after everything from SEO/PPC to Social and CRM. He recruits in the junior-to-mid market of roles up to 30K, specifically within the East Midlands alongside Lauren.


Jack joined Distinct in 2018 after spending the previous two years teaching English in China and Colombia. Prior to that, he’d worked in Marketing recruitment. His knowledge of the sector combined with the fact that he’s a top bloke meant it was a no brainer to bring him on board. Not only is Jack a quality recruiter, he’s also become a bit of an internet sensation with his regular LinkedIn videos and selfie stick!


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Collaboration is everything. You have individual needs and requirements, and we get that. Whether it’s an interim or permanent role, we tailor our approach specifically to you and the assignment at hand.

Our clients include:

  • hillarys
  • vision-express
  • games-workshop
  • refresco
  • sccl
  • joules
  • oakbrook-finance
  • sc-johnson
  • wilko
  • dfs
  • commify
  • e-days
  • adtrack
  • busy-bees
  • travelsphere
  • dead-happy
  • experian
  • jigsaw
  • champions
  • raleigh
  • woodland-trust
  • musclefood
  • ashfield
  • retail-assist
  • jh-group
  • nest
  • serif

We believe doing the right thing is always the right thing. Whether you’re looking for your next role, or someone to join your team, we recognise that everyone is different and will use our experience to support you every step of the way.

But don’t just take our word for it, see what our clients and candidates say about us below.

We always aim to get the best possible match for our clients and candidates.

We deal with careers every day and know that changing jobs is one of the most stressful and important life stages for anyone. So, when you’re thinking about your next career move, our approach is to get to know you through an informal chat over a coffee or using our video-chat platform, Distinct Live. This way we can truly understand your background, career aims, and what’s important to you.


We also offer other free services including CV & LinkedIn profile workshops, career development and networking events. We will share our market knowledge and work with you to improve your chances of securing your next job. Ultimately, we want to help you in your job search.



We’re not ran by KPI’s, so we will never put a candidate forward for a role that isn’t right for them, even if that means a small shortlist of 1 or 2 people – they will be the right people.

We get to know our clients’ culture and people within so that when you’re looking for someone to join your team, we can represent and promote your brand effectively.

If you decide to work with us exclusively, we will dedicate ourselves to fill your job with the best candidate on the market and with minimal disruption to your day job. In other words, we’ll take your “recruitment headache” away from you and prioritise the position to ensure a speedy resolution.

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