About Collaborate Recruitment

Collaborate is an independent Recruitment Agency that fosters a flexible, tailored approach to working with both clients and candidates alike. With a focus on the bigger picture, we are always looking for ways to develop our working partnerships, for long term recruitment and retention success.

Whilst we predominantly work within the Dorset and Hampshire areas, we also support clients with offices further afield, or candidates who are looking to relocate towards the South Coast. Our meticulous, creative approach to Recruitment allows us to fully understand the brief and think outside the box, when placing the most suitable candidate in an organisation. Whilst qualifications and specific skills or experience are important, we appreciate that finding the right team fit, is crucial.


Our Mission

  • Deliver an outstanding, honest recruitment service that benefits our clients business and helps our candidates achieve their career goals
  • Provide appropriate career advice, interview support, and a consultative, personal service to candidates looking for new opportunities
  • Foster an open minded, forward thinking approach to business in an ever changing world
  • Build a reputation for being honest - saying what we mean and meaning exactly that!
  • Become the recruiter of choice, with one point of contact dedicated to support the greater business.

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Job Opportunities

HR Manager - Christchurch (with additional site visits)
Christchurch, Dorset

HR MANAGER JOB SUMMARY: This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Manager, to join a growing team.  Having never had a dedicated HR contact […]

Warehouse Assistant - Now Filled
Ringwood, Hampshire

WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT JOB SUMMARY: Warehouse Assistant required to join a very busy team, in the Ringwood area.  Our client are market leaders in what they do, […]

Home Insurance Advisor
Ringwood, Dorset.

JOB SUMMARY: Working within a consultative sales and services team, you will be working with customers to ensure that they get the home Insurance to meet […]

Specialised Recruitment for a Variety of Industries, including but not limited to:

  • HR and internal recruitment
  • Finance and accounting
  • Purchasing and procurement
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Marketing, office and commercial
  • Sales and account management
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    When I was out of work, Rob really helped me with finding a new role. He put me forward for only the best roles and was always prompt with getting back to me with feedback. I have used Rob before and would not hesitate to use him again should I need to.
  • I cannot Thank Katya enough for helping find me a position at a company that I love! She understood what I was looking for and found it.
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    I had been out of work for 4 months after having been made redundant. And yet, after only one week after making contact with Collaborate, they had helped me land a job (and a really good one, too). Katya was very experienced and astute in her role and supported me superbly throughout the process: a credit to the firm. All my needs and wants were met and only the most suitable interview opportunities were presented to me. In summary: no time wasted at all: very professional and amicable.
  • I cannot thank Katya and the team highly enough for really working closely with me to find my perfect role.   Katya is so helpful and keeps you posted at every stage even after working hours (which I was super grateful for) I would highly recommend Collaborate for anyone that is struggling to find their perfect role ! I haven’t enjoyed Mondays until now. Thank you ????
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    After I had spent so long looking for creative role, Sara was the most helpful supporting me through the interview process and preparation for my new role. Throughout the hiring process I felt so confident, thanks to Sara's attentive and thoughtful direction. It was always a pleasure speaking to Sara!
  • Joy works tirelessly to deliver a level of support in recruitment that I have never experienced before. The level of detail she goes into ensures that you get the right candidates, not only with the right experience, but culture and drive too. Working with Joy makes recruitment a pain free experience and takes away the time consuming tasks involved, bringing forward only 100% suitable candidates who are always well prepped. If anything, the hardest part of working with Joy is choosing only one of the candidates!
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Joy. From our very first phone call I felt assured that she understood my skills and aspirations, and was determined to ensure that I was placed in the perfect role to suit my desired career path. Joy’s passion and enthusiasm shines through and her work ethic is second to none, making herself available at all times of the day to give advice, feedback and guidance at a time that is most convenient for the candidate. From start to finish, working with Joy was a fantastic experience and I will never hesitate to recommend her.
  • I would highly recommend Collaborate as a recruiter. Joy has been an absolute pleasure to work with and has helped me find the ideal employer. Joy took the time to get to know me as a person and has related a lot to life and general experience. She is genuine and only has your best interest at heart! Joy has been very understanding, supportive and honest! She has given great advice with thorough information and coaching for an interview preparation.  
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    During these unprecedented times, Joy managed to find me the perfect position. Joy was more hands on than any recruiters I have previously dealt with, far exceeding any preconceptions I may have had. Joy is the most professional and dynamic recruiter I have ever dealt with. Always making time to speak to me and assist me with any questions I had regarding the position or the company. I felt supported and reassured through every stage during my lengthy interview process. It was apparent that Joy also had her client’s best interest at heart, ensuring that the person she put forward for the vacancy was a perfect fit for the team and therefore more likely to succeed in the position. Joy approaches the recruitment process with integrity, honesty, and principles. Understanding the dynamics of the team she is recruiting for and the job role requirements. This can only be achieved by a motivated, driven, and dedicated person. Joy has the ability to inspire confidence in the candidate and recruiting company alike and this, combined with her professionalism and integrity, will ensure that Joy will always be successful in the industry and in her personal capacity. Having spent time in a several managerial positions for several years, I can honestly and openheartedly recommend Collaborate, whether you’re someone looking for work or a company looking to fill a job vacancy, look no further than Joy and Collaborate Recruitment!
  • It was a pleasure to work with Joy along my recruitment process. She took her time to get to know me and has been incredibly helpful providing me with techniques to help me in the interview process. I would recommend Collaborate Recruitment to anyone who might be looking for a new challenge.
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for all of your support during my job search. Thank you again, you've taught me a lot and I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for a role. I must say, I've had a lot of recruiters get in touch with me over these past months and they just stop responding, but you really communicated everything to me and gave me so much support before the interview as well.
  • I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for the exemplary service and kindness that I received from yourself and Collaborate Recruitment. I am fortunate to have been referred to you and your commitment and enthusiasm in helping me find the perfect fit job for me is commendable. It’s not often one engages with a company who completely understands their clients requirements and is able to propose a suitable candidate for the position without any hesitation. In this regard I was the fortunate candidate to have been presented and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity Based on my personal experience I highly recommend Joy Bruce and Collaborate Recruitment to any company looking to employ and for candidates searching for vacancies.
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    Joy was amazing and happy to help with anything. Even through the current pandemic situation she was able to secure me a new permanent role. Although my application was put on hold, we managed to continue with the process of a face to face interview when we were able to. Joy helped me prepare for the telephone interview and face to face interview. She even took a phone call in unsociable hours to help me with interview preparation due to myself being at work/family commitments. I would highly recommend Joy to help and guide you with job hunting.
  • You were the one recruiter that I spoke with who took plenty of time to understand me, thoroughly go over the role with me and to provide full support and encouragement throughout the process – it was more like dealing with a friend than a recruiter. I’ve had this conversation with my new manager several times, you were so thorough, I knew that if I secured the position it would be the right one for me and the right decision for the business, because of your hard work in the run up to interview and offer.
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    A huge thank you once again for placing me. It is amazing the difference it makes to wake up every morning and look forward to going to work, to be learning new things and to feel included and valued!
  • I would highly recommend Joy at Collaborate. She has been incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the recruitment process. From helping me understand the skills that the employer was looking for, to practicing a zoom interview with me so I felt prepared, Joy went above and beyond to make sure I felt prepared and confident. Thank you Joy!
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    Joy, at Collaborate Recruitment found my CV online and contacted me regarding an ideal job vacancy for me. I said let's do it, she got me an interview and now I start work this Monday. This was only possible thanks to Joy reading my CV and taking the time to recognise my skills and prove to the employer I was a fitting candidate. Joy was attentive throughout the process and more than happy to offer her wisdom to help guarantee the best outcome.
  • Joy has been the most exceptional recruiter I have ever been in contact with. She assisted me in a job opportunity in less than 2 weeks, the communication was effortless and the necessary information was provided to me in minutes! I have never felt as at ease as I have with Joy. She took the time to prepare me for my interview, which I had yet to experience with anyone else. Thank you Joy for helping me with my career, and making me feel excited again for a new career venture!
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    Highly, highly recommend Joy to any prospective Client or candidate. She always gives of her best, works with great integrity and is very Professional. She will support you over and beyond what is required and will find the right position for you with the best deal. I would personally like to thank her for the support and advice she has given me since starting to work in the UK (2014) Anyone in the market, whether a client or candidate should look no further!
  • Joy has a genuinely friendly but professional approach. She gives plenty of information on the roles and companies she is recruiting for and she really listens to what candidates look for in their next move. She keeps in touch at every step of the recruitment so that you know what is happening behind the scenes, which is great. It builds trust and respect. I won't hesitate in recommending her to friends in need of a job.
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    Following contact with Joy at Collaborate Recruitment in mid-February (having never dealt with Collaborate previously), I have found the whole experience excellent, culminating in me receiving an offer of employment and ultimately even starting my new role,  especially during these uncertain and challenging times! Joy was professional throughout the process, keeping me informed at every stage, interviews were arranged to accommodate travel times from both sides and detailed feedback given. I can’t recommend Joy and Collaborate Recruitment enough, whether that be to a prospective client or candidate.
  • Joy has been amazing in helping me to secure this position. I would definitely recommend Collaborate Recruitment. Joy has acted as the go between me and the employer to answer any questions and put my mind at rest with any concerns. She has helped to ensure I was well prepared for interviews and the most valuable thing was that I actually got feedback!
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    Joy is very professional and takes an interest in her clients - I felt like she genuinely listened to what I wanted from a role and although she initiated the contact as she had identified a role matching all my job skills perfectly, after talking to me she was happy to speak to the prospective employer and act as an advocate on my behalf, which has enabled me to be successful in getting back into the skillset I wanted to work in. I am very happy with the service that she provided.
  • I have been fortunate enough to work with Joy on both sides of the recruitment fence. Regardless of whether I've been sourcing candidates or have been a candidate myself, I have found her to be respectful and approachable at all times. She listens to the brief and works hard to only put forward suitable recommendations. She keeps in touch without being too pushy and acts quickly on requests. I will certainly contact Joy in the future for any recruitment requirements.
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    Joy is an amazing recruiter who doesn’t make you feel like a number but an individual. She is great at matching person not to just the job but the company culture as well. If I know anyone looking for new employment, she is one of the few people I recommend as a recruiter. Joy will always go that extra mile when it comes to finding new opportunities for her clients.
  • I couldn’t have asked any more from Joy throughout the entire recruitment process. From the initial submission of the lengthy job application through to perfect advice for the gruelling interview process to finally the aftercare after receiving the job offer. Joy is really professional but also so friendly, she is very thorough and the whole process was so efficient. She was always contactable and would go out of her way to offer help and advice at any stage. I would highly recommend Joy as a recruiter to anyone looking for a new role. I was actually recommended to Joy through a friend and within one day of contact she had a perfect job opportunity for me! Thank you so much for all your help.
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    Joy found me a position which is perfect for me and kept me updated and in the loop constantly, throughout the recruitment process. Even afterwards, checks in to make sure things are as they should be! Five star service.
  • It's been a pleasure working with Joy over the last few weeks; she's engaging, personable and professional. Joy kept me up to date regularly with emails and calls, gave me lots of advice and support as I searched for a new role, and I know I'll remember her advice in the future of my career, too. It's obvious Joy is very much a people person, as she is so easy to talk to and comfortable to be around. I know she genuinely had my interests at heart and was definitely not looking to make a fast and dirty placement without considering the suitability and potential longevity of the fit for both the candidate (me) and company. I really do hope to work with Joy in the future and will certainly be recommending her to any of my job-seeking friends and colleagues!
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    Joy is thorough, informative and ensures that as a candidate you have all of the information you need. This is so rare in today's recruitment market. An absolute pleasure to work with.
  • I can't thank Joy enough for making me feel confident and supported during my job search. From start to finish Joy was professional, kind and always had her finger on the pulse. I felt prepared going into interviews, well informed about options, and Joy was always available to answer my questions. I would recommend working with Joy for a really professional and caring approach to finding your next role.
  • Missing Puzzle Piece
    Joy was nothing short of superb from the minute I met her to the moment she found me a great job! In the challenging world of recruitment, Joy was a breath of fresh air and I cannot recommend her highly enough!
  • Joy has helped me recruit for a number of positions over the past few years. She takes time to listen and understand the needs of your business and delivers top quality candidates. She is incredibly honest and open, which is something I have struggled to find in other consultants, and I have no hesitation in recommending her services.