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Meet The Team

Read up on our small and dedicated team of consultants – they best describe themselves…

Jenny Hooper

Branch Manager and Director, Direct Line 01279 756963

Jenny Hooper

Hi, I'm Jenny! I’m sure most of you would have heard of me within the recruitment industry by now, either by registering as a candidate, or by dealing with me as a client! There’s no hiding from the fact that I’m a little on the loud side, but I hope that comes across as just being passionate about my job. I’ve been with Dove for 11 years now, and my job is to manage the day to day operations of the company. As of August 2012, I was also made a Director of the business so it’s been an extremely exciting year for me and us as company. We also went from being a Partnership to a Limited company. I’m happily married and in September 2011, I had my little girl which was probably my biggest achievement to date (other than getting married and my job of course!) Hopefully you now know a bit more about me, so if you are looking for work, or have a job you would like to advertise with me, a complaint/query, or just something nice to say about the Dove then please do give me a call – I’d love to hear from you. I can assure you, you won’t find someone more hardworking and committed than myself. Working with Dove really is a memorable experience, so jump aboard and enjoy the ride...

Roxanne Elkins

Temps Manager, Direct Line 01279 756962

Roxanne Elkins

Hi, I'm Roxanne and I am the Temps Manager at The Dove Partnership. I have been here since April 2012 and have thoroughly enjoyed every second of it! Completely different to what I'm used to (coming from 9 years in hospitality) I decided that I wanted to try something new. A gamble - but one that has definitely paid off! Every day here is different. We see a lot of great candidates and personalities and we get to work with equally great clients. My background in customer service has certainly helped and I have adapted that to being able to pick up the phone and talk to anyone. I am extremely motivated and determined, which you can see when I work to fill a permanent placement - hopefully I have proved that to my candidates and clients! The atmosphere in the office is second to none and is such a great place to work, so come and visit us! We will always welcome you through our doors.

Jamie Woods

Consultant, Direct Line 01279 756962

I’m Jamie, and I joined the team in July 2014 as a recruitment consultant to join our permanent team. Coming from a trading background in the Asian sports markets, I fell in love with working in exciting, fast paced environments... and this certainly didn’t let me down! My time at The Dove so far has been the most enjoyable of my career. I instantly noticed The Dove Partnership maintained fantastic relationships with their candidates, a real rarity in the recruitment industry and something I had never seen before. Working in such a friendly atmosphere and with such a nice team (along with a job where no day is the same!), I can’t see myself anywhere else! 

Lisa Rogers

Consultant, Direct Line 01279 756966

I am really excited to join the team at Dove, I was instantly warmed and welcomed by the team that are passionate about giving outstanding service to both clients and candidates which reflect my personal values. I have spent the last 3yrs as Regional Sales and Recruitment Manager for beauty and luxury retail temp staff across the south and prior to this Account Manager for Chanel for 7 years. I have gained a wealth of experience in Sales, Customer services, Management and Recruitment and I am really keen to develop my knowledge learning about the diversity of the roles and sectors Dove work with, and I am really interested in working more with the permanent recruitment side of the business and putting my skills to good use.

I love to travel having most recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and been on safari in Tanzania, and in my spare time can be found riding my horse or doing Agility with my Dog!

And for the two Founding Directors, who work mostly behind the scenes but of course are still integral to what goes on here at Dove...

John Sims

CEO, Direct Line 01279 756967

I'm one of the Founding Directors of Dove (now probably a father, or perhaps more rightly a grandfather figure to the staff!) and have over 30 years experience within recruitment. I've recruited for many household names such as Sony, Warner Brothers, Deutche Bank, HSBC, as well as many smaller but equally important commercial organisations. My role within Dove is to co-ordinate the long term objectives of the company as well as looking after marketing and some areas of finance. I am also the director of 2 companies within the entertainment industry, and have produced mobile apps for clients such as Leona Lewis. On a personal level, my hobbies include golf and resisting the urge to retire!

Mal Sims

Founding Director, Direct Line 01279 654443

I’m also a Founding Director of Dove (I hope you like the name – it was my idea!). I’ve worked in recruitment for over 15 years covering most areas of the job, but my responsibilities within Dove are mainly financial covering credit control, purchase ledger and administration as well as being “mum” to female members of the staff. My hobbies include the usual, watching soaps, shopping for clothes and babysitting for my grandchildren.