Welcome to Harris Burns

We are a specialist recruitment business with a strong knowledge and understanding of the Public and Not for Profit Sector. Set up by highly experienced consultants with extensive knowledge of the market, impressive networks and the ability to provide a wide variety of recruitment solutions to clients and candidates alike.

Each of our team is an expert in their area of focus enabling our clients and candidates total peace of mind. You will be discussing your opportunities and careers with a specialist who takes pride in constantly improving their service.




Heather Clarke
Managing Director

Set up in 2017, Harris Burns is a specialist recruitment business and talent partner with a strong knowledge and understanding of the Public and Not for Profit Sector.

Our highly experienced, specialist consultants each have extensive knowledge of the market, proven track records and an established network.  

We provide a wide variety of recruitment solutions to clients and candidates alike.

Each consultant concentrates on a particular sector, enabling our clients and candidates total piece of mind that they are discussing their opportunities and careers with an expert who has a pride in constantly improving their knowledge and service.


MEET THE TEAM

Heather Clarke – Managing Director
 
Heather is a Public and Not-for-Profit Sector specialist with extensive experience delivering executive permanent appointments on a national basis.  She personally recruits for Board, Senior Management and Specialist Finance positions including:
  • Chief Finance Officers                                   
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Director of Strategy
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Directors of Finance
  • Deputy Director of Finance
  • Head of Information
  • Head of Procurement
  • Head of Commissioning
  • Head of Treasury 
 
Having exclusively recruited for the Public Sector since 2000, Heather has a deep understanding of diversity and a wealth of experience of delivering advertised search processes with a particular strength in leading multi-vacancy campaigns.  She is an experienced Account Manager ensuring quality delivery, innovation and retention of several large accounts.
 
 
Rachel Stanley – Senior Manager
Rachel has over 19 years in recruitment and has extensive experience of recruiting professionals from a range of disciplines across the Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors.  Rachel has a particular expertise in the Education Sector in addition to her portfolio of NHS, Housing Association, Central Government and Charity Sector clients.
 
An experienced Account Manager, Rachel has focused on permanent Financeand HRappointments throughout her career, leading and developing teams to deliver quality outcomes.  Within the Harris Burns team she has taken a lead on our compliance systems and quality processes.
 
 
Sophie Reeves – Senior Manager
Sophie has over 21 years in recruitment and has extensive experience of recruiting professionals from a range of disciplines.  She has a particular expertise in the Charity and Healthcare Sectors in addition to her portfolio of Local Government, NGDB and Housing Association clients.
 
An experienced Account Manager, Sophie has focused on Senior Manager and Qualified appointments on a national basis.  Within the Harris Burns team she has taken the lead in our operating systems and business development.
 
 
Wendy McDonald - Consultant
Wendy has over 19 years in recruitment and has extensive experience of recruiting to managerial positions across a range of disciplines.  She has established a niche of recruiting Qualified Finance Professionals.
 
Having considerable experience of competency based interviewing, Wendy complements this with her qualification and experience in delivering personality profiling and assessment centres.  Within Harris Burns she takes the lead on middle management search and selection assignments and supports executive selection processes.
 
 
Diane Goody – Office Manager
Diane has over 25 years’ experience running the finance and administration processes for growing businesses on behalf of business owners.   She is adept at liaising with chosen professional advisors and facilitating the smooth administration of the finances, insurance, IT infrastructure and ancillary services.
 
Within Harris Burns, Diane undertakes the bookkeeping and co-ordinates the smooth running of the administration services including liaising with the virtual administration team, Accountant and IT consultant.



METHODOLOGY

Our aim is to provide you with a seamless recruitment process with a view to becoming an extension of your business. Our consultants bring with them proven experience and are able to utilise their networks to find ‘passive’ individuals, not widely available to other agencies.

Our consultants are well versed in contingent, advert managed and search mandates and are able to tailor their methodologies accordingly.

We take the time to understand the dynamics of your organisation to put us in the best position possible to search for suitable candidates. We understand how key placements can transform organisations and therefore all our consultants explore candidates’ individual competency, capability, attitude and suitability through face to face meetings.


OUR VALUES

Collaborative

We will aim to work with our clients and candidates as true business partners to assist you in realising your corporate and personal goals.

Adaptable
Utilising our many years of experience and knowledge of the market we will aim to provide the best possible, time efficient solution in conjunction with a client or candidate.

Respectful
At all times we will respect a client’s or a candidate’s thought processes and views and aim to create a long term relationship by doing so.

Committed
We are fully committed to our values and in creating a working environment where all Harris Burn’s staff feel valued and can flourish.