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Selena, Jo, Jemma and Holly are your Office Support specialists at Distinct. The team have over 30 years combined experience, recruiting a wide range of office support roles on both a temporary and permanent basis.

We didn’t have an Office Support division when we opened the doors in 2016, but it’s now our 2nd largest division. We recruit for some of the largest businesses in the East Midlands – Boots, Specsavers, Next and Audi as well as a number of smaller, owner managed SMEs.

From our HQ in the centre of Nottingham, the OS team covers Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. So, whether you’re looking for an entry level Admin role or an exec PA position; the Distinct OS team are well placed to support your hiring or employment needs, on both a permanent and temporary basis.

Our OS team recruit for a wide range of positions on a temporary and permanent basis on all levels. These include:

  • Administration (General / Property / Import / Export / Supply Chain / Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Operations
  • Executive Assistants / PA’s
  • Reception
  • Project Managers
  • Office Managers / Secretarial
  • Graduates
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Selena Allwood.

Senior Office Support Consultant

Selena recruits for the whole spectrum of Office Support roles on a permanent basis. Selena is a Nottingham girl and has been recruiting in the area since 1998, so it’s safe to say she knows a few people.

We were delighted when Selena decided to join us in 2018, she brings so much experience to the team. Selena has a loyal client and candidate base and she’s been in the recruitment game long enough to never get fazed by anything. And let’s face it, if you sat on a Cactus plant when you were two years old, you’re really set up to cope with anything life throws at you.

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Jemma Tarr.

Office Support Consultant

Jem is our temp specialist and has over 4 years Office Support recruitment experience. Jem is temp through and through and loves the pace of her desk. She really gets to know her candidates and takes great pride in supporting them to find their next job.

Jem is our tough cookie from Hucknall. Her mum let her go down a Kamikaze slide when she was 2 and, more recently in 2017, gave birth to Chester who weighed in at a whopping 10lb 11. Never flustered, Jem is your go-to person if it’s 5pm and you need a temp to start the next day, Jem won’t let you down.

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Jo Sanderson.

Senior Office Support Consultant

Jo knows the Office Support market inside out and has built up some great relationships over the last 7 years. She joined us in 2017 after five years at Elizabeth Michael, recruiting on both a temporary and permanent basis across Nottinghamshire for all that time.

Jo is currently on Mat Leave spending some quality time with Matilda (the baby that never sleeps!). Jo is also the only person in Distinct to hold a Jet Ski license!

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Holly Farmer.

Office Support Consultant

Holly looks after all Office Support roles in Derbyshire, on a temporary and permanent basis. With 2 years of experience, Holly graduated from Sheffield Hallam Uni in 2013 and worked in hospitality for 4 years before moving into Recruitment.

Holly is a bit of a fitness fanatic and when she’s not climbing Snowdon she can be found scaling the hills of the Peak District on her mountain bike.


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:

  • vision-express
  • specsavers
  • xynomix
  • freeths
  • boots
  • games-workshop
  • gilgen-door-systems
  • byg
  • healthcare-at-home
  • enva
  • mainline
  • thorntons
  • greene-king
  • busy-bees
  • luxfer
  • orrsum

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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