Moving jobs is a huge decision, whatever stage you're at in your career. With so many tech businesses looking to recruit the best talent, it's sometimes difficult to cut through the noise and find the right company that reflects your values and aspirations. BPT strive to treat your next career change with the respect and professionalism it deserves. Whether you're a self-taught coder looking to take your first step into software development or a seasoned CEO, we pride ourselves in delivering a confidential, professional recruitment experience.
Board Director - Tech
Specialist Area :Anything tech and software development related. From self-taught or junior developers right through to CTO level. (and everything in-between!)Why I joined Better Placed: Better Placed are one of the best-known agencies in Digital and Marketing. I wanted to join a business that would allow me to marry my expertise in tech and software development with an established brand that complimented what I do, Better Placed ticked every box!Why send us/me your CV: I have a genuine network that goes beyond “LinkedIn Connections” and will treat your application with respect it deserves. One interesting fact about me: I’ve dislocated my knee 8 times!
I have built an exceptional reputation internally and externally since joining the Group in 2010. Now a Board Director, my expertise spans retail, e-com, hospitality and leisure sectors and I have a first class network throughout marketing and digital functions in particular. My clients range from major high street retailers to emerging scale-ups and disruptors and I've helped many individuals transition between the twoI'm not afraid to challenge traditional thinking and try to bring a fresh perspective to my client’s search criteria and I have a strong track record in helping women to secure leadership positions. I would like to think I have an incredible work ethic and a honest approach and this has proved a very successful combination throughout my career, and for that reason, I'm often the chosen recruitment partner for many businesses and candidates alike.
Senior Consultant - Tech
Specialist Area :All roles within the software space but with a particular love for open source software development. Why I joined Better Placed:Better Placed has a fantastic reputation as an agency and I wanted to join a business where I would have the opportunity, responsibility and freedom to help develop their Tech offering. Why send us/me your CV:I have a genuine interest in helping you find a role that fits what you are looking for. I get to know each individual candidate and offer honest advice based on market knowledge and experience. One interesting fact about me:I speak Greek (badly!)
Sourcing Consultant - Tech
What’s your specialist area?All roles within IT and tech! Why did I join Better Placed?Having worked within recruitment before, I already knew that Better Placed had an amazing reputation as an agency, so I was excited to find out that they had expanded into IT and tech recruitment. I wanted to join a business that would allow me to learn and grow with plenty of opportunities! Why send me your CV?I have a genuine interest in finding the perfect role for each individual candidate. In the past, I have recruited for a variety of roles within IT, including Software Developers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Heads of IT and more! This allowed me to expand my knowledge on these roles to help me build strong relationships with my candidates. Something you may not know about me is…I have a pet tortoise named Winnie who freely roams around my living room and garden.
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Lead Java Developer
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Ian Austin - Solutions Director
George Craggs - Front End Developer
Sebastian Green - Head of Technology
Fox Group International
Joshua Hornby - Head of Software Engineering
Holly Fanthorpe - Software Developer
Katarzyna Zur - Software Developer
Kris Oliver - Head of Design & Development
Six & Flow
Zayed Ismail - Front End Developer
Tim Langley - CEO
John Broderick - Managing Director
Broderick Group Ltd
"Finding us the right people at the right time"
Jonathan has been a fixture on my limited, trusted list of recruiters since 2018. He’s someone who understands the cultural fit of an employee and employer as much as the business one. He’s done an amazing job of finding us the right people at the right time. Always available, nothing’s ever too much trouble and has been able to produce results against the odds or with limited information to go off.
"The communication in particular was standout!"
Big thanks to Jonathan for helping me find my new role, and supporting me through the application process. An overall excellent service, but the communication in particular was standout!
"A very smooth transition, thanks a lot for your hard work!"
I had the pleasure of having Jonathan as recruiter for Beauty Bay, he helped a lot for sorting out my cv and answering any questions regarding with the new role, it was very smooth transition, thanks a lot for the hard work!
"My Go-to Recruiter!"
I've worked with Jonathan on multiple roles over the past few years. He has always found great candidates quickly when others have struggled. He's my go-to recruiter!
Nothing was too much
Jonathan recently helped me land a new role. From my initial message Jonathan was super responsive & helpful, nothing was too much and he was a joy to work with. I look forward working together in the future to help me fill positions in my team.
"He was there every step of the way"
Ben was a great recruitment consultant to work with. He was there every step of the way through my interview process and always available to answer any questions I had. He even called me on his day off to tell me I had received a job offer!
"The best recruiting process I have ever participated in"
I'm so grateful that I can barely put it into words. Jonathan helped me get my first job as a software developer. It was the best recruiting process I have ever participated in. He was very professional, he knew what he was talking about. I got tremendous support during recruitment. You're great at what you do. Thank you Jonathan!
"Professional, friendly and extremely communicative"
Jonathan took the time to see and understand the potential in my skillset and advise me on my approach to applying for positions. He successfully secured me in an exciting new role that I may have overlooked without his support and confidence. He has been professional, friendly and extremely communicative throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend and work with with him again.
"Extremely professional and helpful"
Extremely professional and helpful, Jonathan has been amazing to work with. I have worked with a broad spectrum of recruitment and placement specialists, it is rare to find someone who is interested only in your best interests and takes such a composed and professional approach to helping you find your next role. Nothing but positive experience with Jonathan, cannot recommend enough.
"He has an excellent network"
I’ve worked exclusively with Jonathan for four years now. During this time he has sourced the majority of our software development team. He has an excellent network and has unearthed some great developers from a diverse range of backgrounds. Always willing to go the extra mile and provide detailed market knowledge I’d have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan to any tech business looking to scale up.
"The did an excellent job"
Having had bad experiences with a recruitment company I was reluctant to engage again, however Jonathan and his team visited our business twice pre engagement and I felt they understood our wishes, we explained what we thought we wanted. After careful consideration they asked us to reconsider the candidate's entry level . We interviewed several good candidates, then they turned up trumps. Whilst we broke the bank to fill the role what they predicted is happening the more senior role has added value immediately and we are delighted with the result. I’d have no hesitation to recommend Jonathan and his team. They did an excellent job!
Stats from our community: What do employees really prioritise?
There’s so much conversation about changes in the workplace since the pandemic, mostly looking at the practical elements. How work has changed to suit our lifestyles more; how employee voices have become more dominant in the workplace; how benefits have become more people focused and creative. However, one conversation that keeps being alluded to but not explicitly explored is that of the relationship between passion and work.Surprisingly, as people experienced job insecurity or loss, studies show that priorities shifted from financial stability and climbing traditional career ladders to finding hobbies and passions or even just focused further on their family lives.What can employers learn from this? Well, there’s plenty. However, it most centres on how they can keep and retain the best talent by nurturing and prioritising this in their employees.By offering flexibility that allows personal hobbies and career growth at the same time, employees will retain the best talent for the longest time. The old days of days spent in the office being the measure of success rather than actual output are gone and this is how employees should judge performance. Even though the young graduate is at their desk every day by 8am, they might not be performing as well as the mum of two splitting her working day across multiple time slots.So, what do candidates really want? Not our opinion, but theirs. We asked our community about next looking for a promotion, most desired benefits, flexible working best practice and things they miss about the old ways of working. This is what they said:When will you start looking for your next job or promotion?A huge 61.5% of over 1000 respondents said they’re currently looking for a new opportunity. We’re constantly being told about the impacts of ‘The Great Recession’ but this stat is a real insight into the share of that market shift. However, as much as this can be a threat to businesses who will have huge changeovers, it’s a fantastic opportunity to secure fantastic talent and revolutionise your business to suit the post-covid world.What do you miss most about working from the office full time?Conversely when we asked the market about the negatives of working from home, the social aspect of chatting with colleagues was the vote of almost a third (30%) of respondents. This paired with 19% stating ease of collaboration does highlight the communication challenges of remote working that many businesses have still not mastered.Unsurprisingly with how people are favouring flexibility, only 5% of respondents listed a structured routine as what they miss most and a whopping 45% voted that they missed nothing and remote working has changed their lives only for the better.Which flexible working practice is most appealing to you?The most popular answer here was hybrid remote working with 48% of the votes. This aligns with the growth of flexibility whilst also accounting for the continued need to collaborate and socialise in the office for some periods of the week.The other answer cropping up here was the allusion to a shortened working week, either by compressing hours or simply cutting to four working days a week as policy. Whilst this might seem an extreme change to the standard office it’s becoming more and more standard with tech businesses such as Basecamp, Buffer, Toshiba, Shopify and Microsoft Japan already implementing this for their employees.So as an employer, how can you exploit the zeitgeist of chasing passions? Create a workplace in which they can co-exist. Give staff the time and flexibility to spend with their families or on hobbies in order to create a working environment too desirable to leave.In an employment market full of talent shortages, it is those extra non-monetary benefits that we’re seeing really sway candidates at every level of seniority and across all industries.If you’d like to chat to us about growing your team with these principles in mind, get in touch today to speak to an expert consultant.Read More