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 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.
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.
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!
As a recent graduate, Jack from Marketing helped me navigate my way through the job application process; what field I would best suit, how the job role would work and where he thought I may enjoy. Distinct know the market better than anyone else, they have amazing contacts to seek opportunities and build fantastic relationships with the client. With regular communication and updates, it is clear that they are passionate about finding people their dream job.
Distinct’s Social Media, specifically Instagram, gave me a great insight into how the company works, it adds a personable element to the agency, which makes you feel more comfortable and trusting of the staff. Jack was truly brilliant, and I am very appreciative of all his help (Christmas $$$ bonus)
Keep on doing what you're doing! Great Stuff. Give Jack a bonus because he’s a top man.
Junior Internet Marketing Consultant
Jack Rowland provided great help throughout, found an ideal job very quickly and provided great support throughout the interview process/preparation.
Paid Social Assistant, Hilarys
From my first meeting with Jack, he shared multiple roles and ideas with me, giving advice and listening to what I was after. Jack was super reliable, and we had great communication throughout the process. He worked hard at talking to prospective employers, and even proactively discussed my CV with employers who weren't necessarily hiring. In the end, I secured two job offers through Jack and Distinct and have accepted a really exciting new role. This wouldn't have happened without Jack's help, would 100% recommend working with Distinct.
Paid Social and Display Specialist, Impression
Lauren Hulme was an absolute superstar in helping me to secure my new role. She was so helpful and encouraging and also understanding of my stress when choosing between positions. So glad I chose this one and would recommend Lauren to anyone! Really appreciated the personal touch of the gift sent to the office. Great to know that you genuinely care!
Digital PR Officer, The Woodland Trust
Thank you, Lauren for understanding my needs and helping me by advising whenever you could.
Digital Marketing Coordinator, Schluter-Systems
James from Distinct Recruitment helped us to find our newest colleague. The whole process was really easy, and we're so pleased with the outcome. James took the time to really understand our requirements and, unlike many recruiters I've worked with, he was able to digest all of the information and use it to approach potential candidates without us having to wait for them to apply. He was hands on enough in the process to make it easy for us, but equally left us to it when we appropriate. We've ended up with a team member who is the perfect fit for our team and with the skills we needed too. I'd recommend Distinct.
I'd also say that, having shared an office with Distinct for some time now, that they are really true to their values; they believe coming to work should be a positive experience and that filters through their own processes as well as the way they handle our recruitment needs. By really understanding our company, they've sourced candidates who will be happy working with us and enjoy our culture - which I believe leads to higher staff retention rates too.
Head of Digital PR, Impression Digital Ltd
A few years ago, James contacted me with a great opportunity that would need someone with my skills. I applied for the job and James was so supportive and friendly throughout the whole process. In the end, I got the job and it was great to hear James so excited when sharing the news with me! In January 2019, I decided that I wanted to relocate and progress my career so I contacted James as I knew he would be the right recruiter to speak with. It was the best thing I have ever done! He introduced me to Jack, who is the kind of person that will go the extra mile to support candidates and ensure that he finds the right position for them. In the blink of an eye, I was going on an interview for a job I really wanted and here I am, working for them!
Jack was a star when supporting this process, taking all concerns away and always available to answer any questions (needless to say, very patient too!) When he was on holiday, Lauren managed to book the best day for my second interview and also gave me some valuable tips. She was really reliable and friendly. Thank you, James, Jack and Lauren for being such a friendly and supportive Recruitment Team.
Technical Marketing Executive
I contacted Distinct’s Marketing team around October last year after wanting a new challenge and feeling unfulfilled in my current role. Although there weren't many Marketing Assistant/Exec roles at the time I got in touch with Distinct, Lauren and Jack were friendly, approachable and overall just great! Distinct would 100% be the first recruitment agency I would turn to should I seek a new role in the future. Keep up with the amazing work guys!! I’ve had experiences before with recruitment agencies not making me feel comfortable in the process and not being as supporting as needed, but Distinct were great.
Marketing Assistant, Browne Jacobson LLP
E-days have worked with various members of the team at Distinct on some really key roles for our business over the past year (in particular across Marketing and Customer Support). When we set up the relationship, the team were genuinely interested in getting to know our company inside out, finding out what’s important to us when we’re recruiting and how we wanted to support candidates through their journey with us – they have been instrumental in helping us sell our employer brand to candidates who may not have heard about us before. The team are always quick to pick up and run with new roles and we have a high standard of candidates coming into our selection pools. They are a core part of our recruiting armoury!
Head of People and Culture, e-days
I receive a lot of generic calls from recruiters but from the first contact, Distinct were clearly a different level of business who understand their market. Since adding Distinct onto our PSL around four months ago, I’ve worked with both James & Aynsley during a recruitment drive for some newly created key positions. They both proved to have excellent industry knowledge and are true professionals who have taken the time to understand our business & roles, plus they also know their candidates! They also refreshingly have the right level of communication sending over only relevant candidates. We’ve already established a good working relationship & I certainly recommend working with Distinct.
Senior Human Resources Manager, Serif
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.