Emily Smith

Research & Resourcing Consultant

Emily graduated in 2001 as a Biomedical Scientist and enjoyed a career in Forensic Science before taking time out to raise her family. She returned to work in 2015, working flexibly around her family, as a Business Support Resourcer and tender lead before joining Seymour John, in September 2019, where she supports all aspects of the recruitment process as the Research & Resourcing Consultant for our public services team in the North.

As the liaison between our clients, candidates and consultants, Emily’s role is crucial in ensuring everyone is fully supported throughout. Commercially astute and with an impeccable service ethic, from mapping the market to collating longlists and organising interview schedules to advising on equitable remuneration packages, Emily oversees it all.

As she says: “My role is about building and managing relationships, providing the best possible experience for candidates and clients, whilst lending research support to the lead consultant. Communication is key, making sure everyone understands the process and the timescales involved. The one thing people appreciate above everything we do is our communication – the fact that we proactively stay in touch.”

People are our business, at the centre of everything we do. For us, there is no distinction between a candidate and a client; the goal is the same – to find the right fit. As such, Emily takes the same rigorous approach in assessing, challenging and supporting both.

Outside of work Emily likes to spend time in the great outdoors, exploring new places with her family and the dog. It’s not just at work where she’ll always go the extra mile, either; this super-woman has successfully completed two ultramarathons!! And when not climbing a mountain you can rely on her to be the last one standing at the bar… and missing the last train home!

Contact details

Email: emily@seymourjohn.com

Telephone: 07732 693250

Emily Smith
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