Our team

The Capability Jane recruitment team are a small, high energy group of professionals with extensive business and executive experience in a wide variety of industry sectors and functional roles. From start ups to large corporates, we bring a fresh approach to sourcing flexible talent.

Sara Hill
Founder and Chairman
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Sara Hill
Founder and Chairman

Sara Hill is the founder and chairman of Capability Jane. Sara works with boards and senior leadership teams to influence, engage and gain commitment to programmes that will transform ways of working and increase the number of women recruited, retained and progressed in the business. Before founding Capability Jane, Sara held senior roles in management consultancy (Ernst & Young, Stratevolve) and in industry (Montague, Virgin) in the UK and the US. Sara is an innovator and evangelist with a real strength for identifying market opportunities, developing solutions and bringing them to market. She is a passionate campaigner for diversity and flexible working (founder of The Job Share Project) and a frequent advisor to organisations, government, policy makers and media.

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Gill Stewart
Managing Director
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Gill Stewart
Managing Director

Gill has over 25 years’ experience in the recruitment industry both within owner/managed businesses and within the larger corporate environment.

Gill was a Director and shareholder of the specialist office recruiter, Tate and was part of the team who sold to Carlisle Staffing in 2000.  She then set up Carlisle’s Managed Solutions business before leaving at the end of 2008 to become a self-employed consultant/advisor in 2009.

Her expertise is in both RPO/Managed Services and the professional staffing sector and she also has exposure to many other recruitment disciplines through RPO and during her work as a consultant.

She has a particular passion for SME recruitment businesses and enjoys supporting and mentoring owner/managed businesses helping them to achieve their next level of growth and potential.

She acts as a Chief Examiner and Subject Matter Expert for the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) focusing on Strategic Business Planning, Sales and Bid Management.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and a one time Governor sitting on the Education and Training Committee.  She was awarded the REC Business Manager of the Year award in 2000.

To contact Gill please email gillstewart@capabilityjane.com

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Caroline Doherty
Commercial Director
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Caroline Doherty
Commercial Director

Caroline is Commercial Director for Capability Jane Recruitment. She is a qualified HR professional with a postgraduate diploma in HRD. Caroline worked with Caledonian Airways where, amongst other things, she successfully headed up that company’s volume recruitment strategy. In 2000 Caroline joined HRi sourcing, providing HR talent at senior management and director level across all sectors, moving in 2003 to a business development role.  In 2009 Caroline set up and successfully ran an HR consultancy offering generalist advice to SMEs before joining Capability Jane in 2012.

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Linda Baldwin
Senior Resourcing Manager
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Linda Baldwin
Senior Resourcing Manager

Linda has been with Capability Jane since 2008, joining shortly after the business started.

She had already been working in recruitment for 10 years, first with a boutique Executive Search firm where she trained as a Researcher. Then as a freelance consultant for a variety of firms, headhunting senior level candidates and building talent pools. Linda has also worked as a career coach and CV writer.

Her expertise lies in sourcing talented candidates with the right skills and culture fit for our clients.

Linda enjoys working with organisations of all sizes from startups and beyond, supporting the growth of strong leadership teams within a positive and well balanced working environment.

Expert in flexible working solutions Linda writes regularly for Capability Jane’s blog and guest blogs such as Sage Advice.

To contact Linda please email lindabaldwin@capabilityjane.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindabaldwin/

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Jennifer Brooks
Client Account Manager
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Jennifer Brooks
Client Account Manager

Jennifer Brooks is a Client Account Manager for Capability Jane Recruitment.   With a background in marketing, Jennifer has spent the majority of her career in Account Management and Sales Team Management. She spent 4 years at Thomson Reuters becoming UK Sales Director before moving into working with SMEs where she used her skills and experience to implement sales and growth strategies.   Jennifer is passionate about working with clients to understand their needs and put in place flexible solutions that enable them to achieve their own business objectives.

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Karen Bailey
Marketing Manager
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Karen Bailey
Marketing Manager

Karen is Marketing Manager at Capability Jane Recruitment.  Qualified with the CIM Diploma of Marketing she has over 15 years’ experience within large Corporates including Barclays and the Financial Times.  More recently she has been working for small and medium size businesses providing strategy and management of the full marketing suite using both traditional and digital marketing.  Experienced in website management, SEO, PPC as well as marketing strategy and planning. Karen is passionate about customer focus within businesses.

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Elspeth Peters
Candidate Resourcing Manager
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Elspeth Peters
Candidate Resourcing Manager

Elspeth is Candidate Resourcing Manager. With a law degree and MCIPD accreditation, Elspeth has 12 years resourcing experience, gained from a variety of in-house roles across a number of sectors including property and financial services.  Latterly she headed up the recruitment function at Henderson Global Investors Asset Management where she was responsible for all resourcing activity including creating and delivering a direct sourcing model, senior level hiring in the UK and overseas, and implementing their Graduate Programme.  Elspeth is an experienced recruiter across all functions with expertise in assessment methodologies, interview technique and talent management with a specific focus on part- time, job share resourcing.

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Sandra Plunkett
Operations Manager
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Sandra Plunkett
Operations Manager

Sandra is Capability Jane’s Operations Manager. Sandra works to ensure the business needs, processes and systems are supported, including documentation and reporting requirements. Sandra has extensive experience in working on CRM, database and systems optimisation and aligning systems and processes for top tier firms within the legal, property management and financial sectors.

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