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Moving from Corporate to Not for Profit, is it possible?
When should you make your next career move? It’s always a difficult question and sadly there is no simple answer but if it’s Sunday night and you’re dreading that commute in on Monday then maybe it’s time to start thinking about it. Making the move from one industry to the next may seem daunting but in […]Read More..
When should you make your next career move? It’s always a difficult question and sadly there is no simple answer but if it’s Sunday night and you’re dreading that commute in on Monday then maybe it’s time to start thinking about it.
Making the move from one industry to the next may seem daunting but in fact it is easier than you think. Several of our candidates with corporate backgrounds find the move into the charity sector extremely easy and we are seeing more and more people making the move into marketing, communications and fundraising roles. If you’re still unsure ask yourself these 3 simple questions,
1. Why do you want to move?
Is it because of that dreaded Sunday night feeling or maybe because you simply want a change of scenery? You have nothing to lose in taking some time to look at what’s out there and moving into a different market is only going to help you build on your professional experience. Working in the charity sector is also incredibly rewarding, it definitely feels good to do good and gives you the opportunity to join and drive a cause where you can make a real difference.
2. How do you know what’s right for you?
Here at Gemini we can help you work out what your easiest route into the charity sector will be but ultimately it’s all about which organisation drives you, what causes you’re interested in, whether you want to stay within your area of expertise or if you want a complete career change. Moving over is easier if you stay within your area of expertise but if you want a complete change then all is not lost! There are plenty of skills you already have that would transfer over into a different market e.g. Organisation, teamwork, communication – these are all key skills and extremely important in the charity sector so make sure you work on them to give you the best chance of getting that new role.
3. Are you willing to wait?
It can be really easy to take the first role available when you’re determined to leave your current position but it’s not always the best decision, take the time to really consider which job is right for you and do your research. Make sure you know all about the organisation you’re applying for, joining a cause that you’re not passionate about is not only wasting your time but your employers as well. To work in the charity sector you need to be passionate about what you are doing! That being said don’t waste any time in looking for your new role, charities are extremely busy throughout the year and even more so in September/October and January through to March.
David Field who manages our Not for Profit team here at Gemini, has recently added two new additions to the team in the form of Richard Nolan, who specialises in recruiting for Junior and Mid-Level roles in Digital, Marketing, Communications and Fundraising and Seb Twigden, who specialises in recruiting for Junior to Senior roles in Creative Design across Digital and Offline. So if you’re ready to take that next step or want some more information about what roles the team have on at the moment, get in contact with David for an informal chat, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraising for Stroke Association
We are supporting the Stroke Association as our charity of the year in 2014/2015 after the team had a vote and this fantastic charity came out on top. We are amazed at the work they do and want to raise as much money as possible, so for the last few weeks we have been extremely […]Read More..
We are supporting the Stroke Association as our charity of the year in 2014/2015 after the team had a vote and this fantastic charity came out on top. We are amazed at the work they do and want to raise as much money as possible, so for the last few weeks we have been extremely busy outside of the office and have taken part in three amazing events to raise money for Stroke Association.
Shave or Dye
Organised by one of our Consultants Mo Khan, we raised money by either dying our hair/facial hair (not permanently) or shaving our heads/beards and the total raised was an amazing £118! The team all had great fun spraying rainbow colours through their hair whilst others were a little chilly leaving the office post shave.
Two of our Managers Andy Stone & Carrie Powell put together a Gemini Pub Quiz and provided the team with rounds of questions on Geography, Movies & TV, Tattoo based pictures and the Stroke Association. The questions were either general knowledge or based on the teams themselves, so it was an excellent way for us all to get to know each other and our newest additions a little better. The team had a great night and decided collectively that instead of prizes for the winners, all the money would go to the Stroke Association which got us to an incredible total of £320!
Stroke Association Marathon
Despite some sore muscles and tired faces in the office Monday morning, we all celebrated a fantastic achievement at Gemini Search. Some of the team ran the Royal Parks half marathon on Sunday and raised a phenomenal £2414.13 for the Stroke Association. They came away with some amazing times under their belts;
- Carrie: 2 hrs 18 mins
- Charlie: 1 hr 58 mins
- Chloe: 2 hrs 45 mins
- Emma: 2 hrs 11 mins
- Graham: 2 hrs 18 mins
- Ross: 1 hr 45 mins
We are extremely proud to have been able to take part in such an inspiring event and have raised an incredible £2852.13 overall so far this year!
If you would like to help us in supporting this amazing charity then please visit our JustGiving page to make a donation – Just Giving
Creative Pool Party
Last week we had the pleasure of attending Creative Pool’s 1st ever Pool Party and what an experience it was. After receiving a beautifully crafted flyer, Taryn, Ellie, Richard, Ben, Kimberley, Ross and I were very excited to join the end of summer celebrations. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a branded cab offering […]Read More..
Last week we had the pleasure of attending Creative Pool’s 1st ever Pool Party and what an experience it was. After receiving a beautifully crafted flyer, Taryn, Ellie, Richard, Ben, Kimberley, Ross and I were very excited to join the end of summer celebrations.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a branded cab offering to take our photo. How kind. After being Taxi-Papped, we moved on in to Corbet Place to collect our very own Gemini branded Champagne. Despite lacking a swimming pool, we did find a pool of tremendous people, music and jolly banter. With all of the Taxi generated photos popping up on a giant projector screen… Once it was taken, there was no going back.
As the Champagne was guzzled and the music stepped up a notch with Ministry of Sound’s Colin Francis flying in from Dubai, we waited excitedly for Gemini Search’s answer to MK to hit the decks… I’ll leave the story there as; what happens at the pool party, stays at the pool party.
We want to thank Creative Pool for a fantastic evening and look forward to the next event… Might we suggest a Cannes Beach party?
Gemini Welcomes Emma & Philippa to the Fashion & Retail Team
As part of Gemini Search’s impressive growth strategy we have two more fabulous additions to one of our divisions. Fashion & Retail have welcomed Philippa Leahy and Emma Lambert into the fold and what lovely additions they make. Philippa Leahy joins us from 24 Seven Inc, where she was instrumental in bringing some very big […]Read More..
As part of Gemini Search’s impressive growth strategy we have two more fabulous additions to one of our divisions. Fashion & Retail have welcomed Philippa Leahy and Emma Lambert into the fold and what lovely additions they make.
Philippa Leahy joins us from 24 Seven Inc, where she was instrumental in bringing some very big names to the Luxury Retail Division. Her dynamic and energetic approach has seen her forge exclusive relationships with respected fashion & jewellery houses such as Chanel, Ermenegildo Zegna and Theo Fennell.
Philippa was born in Benoni in South Africa where she was one of three siblings. Soon after the family left South Africa so that her Father could pursue a career in the Middle East. They spent 11 years in Kuwait before attending boarding school in East Sussex. Philippa went on to study American History, Literature and Politics before obtaining her Masters in the USA.
With over 7 years experience recruiting into luxury brands Philippa has managed to build up an unrivalled reputation with both her clients and her candidates. Her consultative approach coupled with her infectious personality make her an invaluable addition to the Gemini family.
Emma Lambert has joined us from Four Seasons Recruitment where she was responsible for all of the company’s social media, marketing campaigns, corporate image and identity as well as being a huge support to the senior management team.
Emma was born in Dublin in Ireland and grew up in picturesque village in Kildare. She was one of 6 Brothers and Sisters, most of which are now living and working in Australia. She attended University in Dublin where she studied business and law, shortly after she joined PWC in order to complete her accounting qualifications.
Obtaining a role in one of the most well respected accountancy firms show’s what an impressive profile she has, warding off any competition. She has joined the Fashion & Retail Division to support them in obtaining and nurturing the best talent that the industry has to offer.
We welcome them both and we wish them a very long, successful and fruitful career within Gemini Search.
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Note from the Managing Director of Gemini Search
The arrival of the good weather thankfully coincided with the third anniversary of Gemini Search. To mark this occasion we held a spectacular celebration at the Queen of Hoxton in London. Always handy when you have a whole afternoon planned on the roof garden of a venue that the weather is kind. I am sure […]Read More..
The arrival of the good weather thankfully coincided with the third anniversary of Gemini Search.
To mark this occasion we held a spectacular celebration at the Queen of Hoxton in London. Always handy when you have a whole afternoon planned on the roof garden of a venue that the weather is kind. I am sure that those fatalists amongst us believe this was inevitable but it is true that we feel the sun has shined favourably on Gemini Search this last year.
As we close our books on this year of trading our results have been truly staggering. Our net revenues have increased beyond our expectations and our profit (EBIT) is up 400% on last year. The freelance division goes from strength to strength and has indeed delivered over £1 million of gross profit in just over eleven months. Amazing performance from a team that is less than two years old.
We have continued to build on our historic strengths of Digital and Advertising/Integrated whilst also further developing our proposition in the Luxury Fashion and Client Side markets. Our strategy remains committed to servicing the Creative, Digital, Fashion and Media markets but increasingly those broad definition’s lead us into exciting new areas. This year we have launched exciting new teams in PR, Digital Client Side and Freelance Client side. All of these divisions have powered into their relevant markets, won new clients, attracted great candidates and made early revenue. Impressive.
Company retention has again been excellent this year. It is something that as a business we never take for granted. Our employee engagement strategy underpins everything we do but our culture has grown through osmosis and is probably the single biggest strength of our organisation. When individuals are passionate about what they do and love where they do it the results are heady. Long may it continue.
We have recruited over twenty more heads this year. At this point in the Gemini Search journey our strong management structure has enabled us to recruit fresh talent to join our business as trainee recruiters. The initial level of inexperience was balanced in the business by the sheer vibrancy that all of those individuals brought to the office. We are committed to training and developing the next generation of talented Gemini Search recruiter’s.
We have also been fortunate to attract more new talent into our business. Three new Managers joined Gemini Search this year and they are spear heading our entry into embryonic markets. They have been joined by a new enthusiastic and talented Finance Director. Welcome all. Thank you to for your commitment and energy. Your impact on our business has been amazing.
Not forgetting our existing staff who have made this journey possible. Promotion a plenty this year. We have four Resourcers who have progressed to Consultants, four Consultants who have moved up to Seniors, 1 Senior Consultant who has been promoted to Manager, 1 Manager who has been promoted to Associate Director and 1 Associate Director who has been promoted to Director. It is great to see the excitement that these internal promotions bring to the wider business
Our unprecedented organisational growth has also meant the need to relocate to larger premises. Our new home is on Carburton St close to Great Portland St Tube. We welcome anyone who wants to pop in and take a look at our great new offices. We remain committed to being situated close to the clients and candidates we service (but do however miss the amazing social and eateries on Charlotte St which is still luckily only a short walk away). So far only one of our Director’s has managed to secure a table at the local (now famous) Chiltern Firehouse. The rest of us live in hope.
As our top performers are currently packing their bags in preparation for the annual high achievement trip. They are soon to jet out to Ibiza for an extravagant weekend of socialising, sea activities and guest entry to amazing clubs. All courtesy of Gemini Search. Enjoy.
We would also like to announce that Gemini Search will be supporting the Stroke Association (www.stroke.org.uk) as our charity of choice in 2014/2015. All employees had a free vote and this amazing charity came out top. Please follow our activity on Facebook and Twitter as we aim to raise as much money as possible. Please feel free to follow us and dig deep into your pockets to support our efforts.
This year we have a number of exciting new initiatives including a brand and website refresh. We will also be formalising our Vision, Mission and Values. It is important that we truly understand what our brand represents and commit to living by those values that we believe underpin everything we do.
Additionally as our success increases we also the opportunity to enhance our employee benefits package and this year our staff now have access to private healthcare, instant medical treatment, life cover, increase in holiday allowance and access to Gemini Advantage (offering retail and cinema discounts, tax free childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme) now all form a key part of our offering. We want to ensure we couple a market leading brand with a market leading package.
So finally the market is exciting and we feel the effects of the recovery. It is a great time to be working in this sector and we hope for another bullish year for all. Happy 3rd Birthday Gemini Search and all who sail in her. Immensely proud of all you have achieved.
If you would like to hear more about our journey or are interested in opportunities please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07789 994959. It’s always good to talk.
Gemini Welcomes Jack to the PR Team
The award-winning integrated recruitment agency Gemini Search this week welcomes a new member, in the form of PR & Communications recruitment consultant Jack Field. Coming on board as the second member of the new PR Division, Jack’s experience from leading London agencies sits perfectly within their highly successful integrated team. He comments on the industry […]Read More..
The award-winning integrated recruitment agency Gemini Search this week welcomes a new member, in the form of PR & Communications recruitment consultant Jack Field. Coming on board as the second member of the new PR Division, Jack’s experience from leading London agencies sits perfectly within their highly successful integrated team. He comments on the industry he specialises in below:
“Having worked with leading PR agencies for four years, I have an excellent insight into the day-to-day life of a PR and I relish working with innovative agencies to secure long-term solutions that fit their culture and ambitions. I love nothing more than making connections between excellent candidates and companies, adding value to clients and giving top candidates the opportunity to expand their knowledge and work on stand-out campaigns.
PR is an extremely vibrant and varied industry and finding candidates with the right personality and experience is vital for any role; companies are looking for a range of skills-sets and understanding their needs along with the capabilities of candidates is key to making successful placements. Having previously recruited for a host of leading agencies across a range of disciplines, allied with my PR experience, I find I am well positioned to understand and communicate opportunities to candidates and effectively analyse the experience and aspirations of potential applicants.
As the newest member in the PR team at Gemini Search, I’ll be looking to contribute significantly to their impressive expansion and further grow their PR offering (including PR, social media and corporate communications). Working with a host of top integrated agencies and renowned brands/companies, I’ll be bringing a strong understanding of the PR industry along with a network of talented PRs to this proactive and ambitious agency.”
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Gemini’s June Round Up
Inside Gemini We are nearly at the end of June which means 1 thing at Gemini our 3rd Birthday is just around the corner, with celebration excitement in the air the growing team have been working harder than ever. In true Gemini style we never sit still. This month has been no expectation with a […]Read More..
We are nearly at the end of June which means 1 thing at Gemini our 3rd Birthday is just around the corner, with celebration excitement in the air the growing team have been working harder than ever. In true Gemini style we never sit still. This month has been no expectation with a charity event which saw baking rivalry, we have had 2 new starters and we are now proud members of APSCO.
While England might be out of the world cup we still have Wimbledon, we asked Jess Gosling on our Advertising and Integrated team to have a look at the latest adverts from Robinsons and Stella.
Perfectionists: Rufus – The Real Hawk-Eye | Stella Artois UK by Mother
Robinsons ‘Wimbledon, Imagine’ by Bartle Bogle Hegarty
“I love the Stella advert. It’s funny and more surprising. The Robinsons ad is very typical for this time of year – although it is quite emotive and familiar, it doesn’t stand out like the Stella one. It’s a good idea to pick an element of Wimbledon that the audience are not usually aware of and educate them, as it means viewers will now always associate their product with Rufus the bird of prey.”
Job Title – Digital Production Executive
Location – Central London
Salary – £35,000 – £40,000
Fantastic Digital Production Executive position with a National Charity in Central London. This role will manage the entire Digital Production life cycle for products across the Digital Mix.
Job Title – Consumer PR Associate Director, Top Integrated Agency
Location - London
Salary - £65,000 – £70,000
An incredibly exciting Associate Director role in for a PR big consumer brand superstar with considerable experience and gravitas. Working across a selection of three unbelievably desirable brands in this top integrated agency, which cherry picks the finest talent in the industry.
Job Title – Middleweight Digital Designer
Location - Victoria
Salary - £30-38k
We need a digital expert who has a passion for motion graphics, layout design, campaign and advertising and even some Flash when required. Must have worked within a Creative Agency before and also needs to have experience with big brands.
Job Title – Senior Freelance Designer
Location - City of London
Salary - £25 per hour
A major bank located in the City of London urgently requires an experienced Freelance Designer to join their team working on predominately BTL design. Fully integrated job including digital and some Powerpoint skills. Ideally, the candidate will be a talented Designer who will have past experience with producing corporate design work, specifically brochures, annual reports and infographics
For more information or to apply for any of these roles email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemini’s Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie
The team love being able to raise money for charity and this year alone we have supported ‘Going Commando’ campaign for male cancer awareness and Marie Curie’s ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’ Last week saw Gemini’s avid bakers emerge as the office hosted a Blooming Great Tea Party to raise money for Marie Curie. The team raised […]Read More..
The team love being able to raise money for charity and this year alone we have supported ‘Going Commando’ campaign for male cancer awareness and Marie Curie’s ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’
Last week saw Gemini’s avid bakers emerge as the office hosted a Blooming Great Tea Party to raise money for Marie Curie.
The team raised – £251.20
Gemini Search Become Members of APSCo
Gemini are proud to announce that we are now members of APSCo (The Association of Professional Staffing Companies) APSCo was founded in 1999 and is the only trade body dedicated to representing the interest of UK professional staffing industry. In order for Gemini to become a member we had to undergo rigorous reference checks. APSCo […]Read More..
Gemini are proud to announce that we are now members of APSCo (The Association of Professional Staffing Companies) APSCo was founded in 1999 and is the only trade body dedicated to representing the interest of UK professional staffing industry.
In order for Gemini to become a member we had to undergo rigorous reference checks. APSCo contact our candidates and clients and run strict checks that adhere to a code of conduct.
As members we have access to a wide range of tailored workshops that cover all aspects of recruitment. This week our Operations Manager, Jo Jewitt attended a workshop on the latest recruitment laws and compliance regulations. With the team regularly going to relevant events, it ensure that we provide the most up to date advice enabling us to deliver the best candidate and client experience.
Gemini Sponsor Skinny Cubs at The Cannt Festival
If you work in creative the chances are you would have heard about the Cannes Lions Festival. The festival showcases the work of established creatives with in the industry, while the younger Creatives don’t always get the opportunity to go. The Cannt festival started a few years ago to complement its bigger brother with a series of fantastic events in […]Read More..
If you work in creative the chances are you would have heard about the Cannes Lions Festival. The festival showcases the work of established creatives with in the industry, while the younger Creatives don’t always get the opportunity to go.
The Cannt festival started a few years ago to complement its bigger brother with a series of fantastic events in London starting on Monday 16th of June. Gemini are passionate about supporting young talented creatives. We are teaming up with HavasEHS for this year’s Cannt Festival, where we are proud sponsors of the Skinny Cubs event which will be held at the HavasEHS office on Wednesday 18th June 2014.
If you’re a young creative team why not get involved?
Skinny Cubs will be realising a brief on Monday 16th of June to get those creative juices flowing. You will have 48 hours to put your ideas together before they get submitted to the judging panel. The panel is made up of industry experts as well as two of our specialist creative consultants so bring your portfolios.
The winning team will be announced on Wednesday 18th at the Havas EHS party.
Tickets for the event are free, but there are only 100 spaces so grab them while there are some left. We look forward to seeing your ideas.
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- £24000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
- Integrated Creative Planner / Strategist
- £300 - £500 per day
- Corporate Designer
- £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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- £22000 - £24000 per annum
- Head of Account Management
- £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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