Sarah YadaoHead of Operations
Head of Operations
Sarah came to Joss Search in 2017 as a candidate looking for a career change. Prior to that, she worked in the retail sector, predominately the footwear industry so you can imagine the extent of her shoe cupboard!! We instantly fell in love with her infectious positivity and Irish charm, so decided to keep her for ourselves. She quickly showed her passion for the team and all things office related – so in January 2018, Sarah was promoted to Office Manager and in November 2020, Sarah was promoted again to Operations and People Manager and oversees all our operational responsibilities - working hard in the background to keep us all in check and in good spirits.
Outside work she likes to travel, keep fit or have a Guinness or few with her friends. She’s a social butterfly, but don’t let that deceive you - she once spent 6 weeks walking the entire Camino de Santiago without a single technological device.
Amy DawsonManaging Consultant - Permanent Team
Managing Consultant - Permanent Team
Amy joined Joss Search in 2018 and is now a Managing Consultant on the permanent team.
As Managing Consultant, Amy provides a consultative recruitment service to her long-standing clients. She's extremely passionate about championing her candidates and finding them their dream job. In additional to recruitment, Amy is responsible for managing and developing a small team of Jossies.
In her spare time, you'll find Amy either in the gym or watching as many musicals in the West End as possible!
Claire JohnstonPrincipal Consultant - Permanent Team
Principal Consultant - Permanent Team
Claire is a Principal Consultant on the permanent team at Joss Search. She has extensive experience in the alternative investment sector having worked as an EA for some of London’s most successful private equity firms for over 10 years. She joined our team in April 2013 having been a candidate for many years.
Claire has successfully developed relationships with some of the largest buy-out firms as their go-to consultant for excellent support staff. Known as CJ, she is very active and incredibly competitive when it comes to sports. She loves skiing, is very social and a real team player!
Nisha PatelHead of Temporary Team - London
Head of Temporary Team - London
Nisha became a Jossie in November 2017 when she joined our temporary team after a working in in-house recruitment for 5 years. She is now a Managing Consultant, focused on nurturing her client relationships and supporting the team through their own development. She is extremely passionate about cultivating our growing temp community and providing the best possible service to our clients.
She loves everything London has to offer, she’s an avid reader, a huge Harry Potter fan, (who isn’t?) and loves weekly netball games with the team.
Helena BaileyAssociate Director - Head of New York
Associate Director - Head of New YorkHelena became a Jossie in July 2016, initially as an Associate Consultant. Over the last five years she's grown to lead our temporary recruitment division in the UK and has built an outstanding team, fostered an engaged temp community, and created loyal relationships with clients. Helena is now an Associate Director and Head of our New York office! Prior to joining Joss Search, Helena lived and worked in Val d’Isere and spent four years working at Foxtons in their internal recruitment team. Helena loves to cook, dance, ski and hang out with her friends and very big family (she’s one of nine siblings)! Oh, and let's not forget, Helena loves to start the day with exercise and is always in search of the best classes!
Ben HeathornExecutive Chairman
Executive ChairmanBen has been involved in Joss Search since it was founded, predominantly as a non-executive. He joined the team full-time in January 2018 having spent the previous six years launching and growing popchips to exit in the UK & EU and prior to that spending three years at innocent drinks. He is moderately obsessed with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and spending time with Sivan and their daughters Ariella and Maisie.
Jasmine AdamsCo-Head of Permanent Recruitment - London
Co-Head of Permanent Recruitment - London
Jasmine has been a part of the Joss Search team since January 2017, initially joining as a candidate. Now serving as Co-Head of the Permanent Recruitment team in London, she is dedicated to driving team strategy and empowering her colleagues to perform at their highest potential.
Jasmine takes a consultative approach to recruitment, forging long-standing relationships with clients and going above and beyond to champion candidates and help them land their dream jobs. She also plays an active role in improving systems and processes, and has spearheaded numerous projects that have benefitted the business.
Before joining Joss Search, Jasmine spent a decade working in the sports industry, including a role as Commercial Partnerships Manager at the National Governing Body of Cricket (ECB), where she managed accounts for global sponsors and managing large scale events.
When she's not working, Jasmine enjoys spending time at home with her dogs, practicing yoga and meditation, and experimenting with gardening (though she admits to being a novice!).
In a previous life, Jasmine was an avid runner and accomplished one of her biggest challenges by completing the London to Brighton Ultra Marathon.
Sivan JossFounder & Director
Founder & Director
Sivan is the founder of Joss Search and has worked in the recruitment industry for 15 years. She left school at 16 and was soon managing a local restaurant where she discovered her passion for providing exemplary service. She moved into recruitment and worked for several firms before deciding to set up Joss Search in 2010 to focus on finding the highest calibre candidates and staff regardless of their backgrounds. Quality is at the heart of everything she does.
Sivan is a busy bee and, when she isn't travelling around in a campervan with husband Ben and their daughters Ariella and Maisie, she watches her beloved Arsenal and enjoys keeping active. Sivan also loves music, surfing, reading and listening to podcasts.
Natalie GowingSenior Consultant - Permanent Team
Senior Consultant - Permanent Team
Natalie joined Joss Search in October 2018 after spending five years in the fast-paced world of high-end matchmaking, joining the team with a knack for people and an excellent understanding of their needs. Prior to this, she worked in chalets in the French alps.
When not at work, Natalie can usually be found with her friends and family, on long countryside walks or at the local Everyman most weekends!
Josh TurnbullSenior Consultant - Permanent Team
Senior Consultant - Permanent Team
Josh became a Jossie in 2019. He had just returned from a year of travelling after graduating from the University of Birmingham with a geography degree in 2018. He is a confident and hardworking individual, always looking to provide an exceptional level of service.
Josh has a burning passion for skiing and is always planning his next trip to the alps. When he isn’t heading to the slopes, you can almost guarantee he is heading to an Asian restaurant to try new and exciting dishes.
Nicola TaylorManaging Director
Nicola is our Managing Director, responsible for our recruitment teams in London, Europe and New York. Nicola has 18 years’ experience recruiting PAs/EAs within Financial Services and is passionate about providing the highest quality service to both candidates and clients.
Having started her career as a PA herself, Nicola lives our mission to “champion the hidden heroes”.
Nicola joined Joss Search in February 2020. Prior to this, Nicola was part of the team to launch the Page Group secretarial business in 2003 and went on to lead sector specialist teams across London.
Nicola enjoys keeping active, family time and is a regular on the side-lines of her son’s football team!
Jacqui HauserPrincipal Consultant - Germany
Principal Consultant - Germany
Jacqui joined the team in March 2021 as Principal Consultant dedicated to helping our clients and candidates in Germany. Jacqui has 15+ years of recruitment experience, the vast majority spent recruiting executive secretarial and support roles within the finance sector, predominantly private equity and alternative investment firms. She is passionate about recruitment and really enjoys getting to know the particular needs of her clients and candidates in order to provide the best possible service.
When Jacqui isn't working, she loves to travel, run, play tennis and eat great food with her friends and family. She is super competitive (with herself!) and has completed marathons all over the world including Vienna, Athens, Bordeaux and Las Vegas!
Yana IvanovaHead of Permanent Recruitment - New York
Head of Permanent Recruitment - New York
Yana joined the Jossies in May 2021 as a Principal Consultant specialising in the New York market. After graduating with a degree in Law she jumped straight into recruitment and now has over 7 years' experience predominantly recruiting for executive secretarial and support roles. She is passionate about building strong relationships with her clients and candidates and using her knowledge to provide the best service.
Outside of work, Yana is a keen foodie, enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and spending time with friends and family.
Bryony DaviesOperations and Compliance Support
Operations and Compliance Support
Bryony became a Jossie in January 2015. As the business has grown she's held many roles within the ops and management teams, but for the time being works remotely a few hours a week whilst primarily focusing on her lively little ones! She has a love of the rules and an eye for detail, and currently works mainly on our compliance and terms of business.
Outside of work Bryony has a newfound love of gardening, and spends her time with her children, friends and family.
Rose KarlinCandidate Manager - New York
Candidate Manager - New York
Rose has joined our team as a Candidate Manager in New York.
Rose grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis where she studied Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy (PNP) and the Business of Social Impact. She most recently lived in Melbourne, Australia before relocating to New York City.
In her free time, she loves playing Pickleball, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.
Laura DarrochSenior Consultant - Temporary Team
Senior Consultant - Temporary Team
Laura is the most northern member of the Jossie Temp Team. Having previously worked on various temp assignments through Joss, it seemed like a natural career move to join the temporary division as a consultant, helping to place other candidates looking for short-term work.
Outside of work, Laura loves to binge-watch anything and everything on Netflix, try out new cafes and restaurants across the City and is an avid Class Pass member.
Jessica NortonCo-Head of Permanent Recruitment - London
Co-Head of Permanent Recruitment - London
Jess joined the team in September 2021 as a Principal Consultant. Having worked in support recruitment for over 15 years she has been a long time champion of the hidden heroes and enjoys working closely with her clients to help them find their own.
Away from the office, Jess enjoys cooking and has a constantly growing list of new restaurants to try. She loves spinning, hates running but will always say yes to an endurance challenge if travelling is involved – so far walking across Jordan, climbing Mt Kinabalu in Borneo and husky racing in the Arctic Circle have all featured!
Rachel RaffetyConsultant - Permanent Team
Consultant - Permanent Team
Rachel joined the team as a Consultant in October 2021 having previously worked as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager at a Private Equity firm in Chelsea before joining the Joss Search team to pursue her career in recruitment. Rachel is now using her experience in being both a client and candidate to match candidates to their perfect role.
Prior to this she toured the world, attending various shows and events as a personal hair stylist for a well-known popstar.
Rachel loves fitness and will be found most mornings at Barry’s Bootcamp. She loves a challenge - her latest is the 2022 London Marathon!
When she’s not working or running, she loves to spend her time with friends and family, enjoying fine wine, Japanese food and walks in the park with her puppy Bailey.
Tasha EdwardsConsultant - Permanent Team
Consultant - Permanent Team
Tasha joined Joss Search as a Candidate Manager in November 2021, after initially registering as a candidate. She was promoted to Consultant in September 2022.
Prior to joining Joss, Tasha worked as a professional dancer, performing all over the world in various shows.
In her spare time Tasha loves to take dance classes and spend time with friends.
Imaan HusainConsultant - Temporary Recruitment Team
Consultant - Temporary Recruitment Team
Imaan joined Joss Search in November 2021 having initially registered as a candidate. She used to work for the NHS on the front line as a Diagnostic Radiographer and decided it was time for a change.
In her spare time, she loves to cook – and eat! She’s also a fan of crocheting, yoga and hula hooping. Imaan is really excited to start her new adventure and be a Jossie!
Carla BradmanHead of Marketing
Head of Marketing
Carla has worked in small business marketing for 10 years and loves helping SMEs supercharge their marketing and communicate with their customers!
Away from the office Carla enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and cooking.
Jonathan HasselbachOperations Executive
Operations ExecutiveJonathan joined Joss Search as a member of the Operations Team in December 2021 and was promoted to Operations Executive in November 2022. Prior to joining Joss Search, he completed his degree in International Relations at the University of Exeter, where he enjoyed exploring Dartmoor and swimming at various beaches in Devon. When he is not working, Jonathan loves to enjoy his passion for motor racing or take long walks through the beautiful parks of London.
Sarah KaneGrowth and Engagement Manager
Growth and Engagement Manager
Sarah joined Joss Search in December of 2021 as Associate Consultant and will work primarily on our New York market by helping build and grow the New York candidate pool.
Sarah comes to Joss Search from the USA (from right in the middle of America - Kansas City, Missouri!) and is joining us for a year through an international work/study programme. Sarah has worked in marketing the last few years and is excited to learn more about the recruiting industry. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cooking, trying new things and staying active. Sarah is so excited to explore all that London has to offer and plans to travel as much as she can!
Hiie NõmmConsultant - Munich
Consultant - Munich
Hiie joined Joss Search as the candidate manager for the European market as was quickly promoted to Consultant for Munich. Her focus is on finding the top candidates and helping them achieve their career goals.
Prior to joining the Jossie family, Hiie worked in a variety of administrative positions in London and Melbourne. Her passion and experience for the field is what she hopes to bring to her job, and she looks forward to matching the best candidates to the right clients.
In her spare time Hiie enjoys travelling and exploring her love for cooking.
Yashna AbholOperations and Compliance Manager
Operations and Compliance Manager
Yashna graduated from the University of Roehampton with a degree in Media and Culture. Post university she spent a year living in Mumbai before graduating with a diploma in Acting and Dance.
Yashna is a proud dog Mum to the cutest Toy Poodle - Winnie. She also enjoys travelling, dancing, brunching, and spending time with her family, Winnie and friends.
Katie WintonConsultant – Permanent Recruitment
Consultant – Permanent Recruitment
Katie is originally from Scotland and lived there until she went to university in Newcastle to study Media, Culture and Society.
She moved to London five years ago and volunteers for the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. Her hobbies include skipping, making martinis, reading, writing and drawing.
Betsy AbernethyAssociate Consultant – Permanent Recruitment
Associate Consultant – Permanent Recruitment
Betsy joined the Joss Team in June 2022 as a part of an exchange study programme. She comes from the small town of Duluth, Minnesota but loves the buzz of a big city.
After graduating with a degree in Communication, she became an air hostess and spent 5 years jet setting before becoming a client advisor at the luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton.
Betsy is also a yoga teacher and spends her mornings at hot yoga, on walks, or in any new fitness class she can get to. She loves anything wellness related, trying new restaurants, fashion, and catching flights.
Rachel ChaconAssociate Consultant – Temporary Recruitment
Associate Consultant – Temporary Recruitment
Rachel moved from sunny Los Angeles to London to join us at Joss Search in June 2022.
Rachel graduated from the University of Southern California in 2017, and during her time at USC spent a semester abroad studying psychology at University College London. Since studying at UCL she’s always dreamed of returning to live and work in the UK.
In her free time Rachel enjoys reading, travelling and golf, and she’s also an avid Formula 1 fan.
Ellen WheelerConsultant – Europe
Consultant – Europe
Ellen has joined Joss Search as a Consultant for the Europe team and will be focussing on the Paris market. She studied French and Spanish at the University of Southampton which included a year abroad studying in Spain, and has just moved back to England after a year teaching English in the South of France.
In her free time, Ellen enjoys long walks, yoga, watching rugby and getting lost in a book. Being from Devon, she is excited to explore all that the big city has to offer and to try out all the restaurants and cocktail bars!
John RoseBoard Advisor
John Rose has 30 years’ experience in the recruitment sector, including 12 as CEO across global recruitment companies.
He joined Joss Search in 2018 and is a valued and respected addition to the team.
As Board Advisor at Joss Search, John’s support ensures we have the tools and expertise to grow the business.
Jesse HartshorneTalent Manager
Jesse is our Talent Manager who is responsible for finding great people for Joss Search and joined Joss Search in August 2022. In his previous internal recruitment position he created and established a global recruitment function for World Animal Protection, a well-known international animal welfare charity.
Jesse is passionate about people, culture and values. When not at work, Jesse is spending most of his time with his children and dog Luna.
Hope PenwellConsultant - Permanent Recruitment
Consultant - Permanent Recruitment
Hope joined Joss Search in September 2022
Originally from the US, she moved to Scotland in 2017, and got two degrees in medieval history before moving to London.
In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, skiing, singing, and travelling with friends.
Isabella MclaughlanConsultant – Temporary Recruitment
Consultant – Temporary Recruitment
Isabella joined Joss Search in September 2022, having just completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester where she studied History and American Studies.
Outside of work Isabella loves anything active: walking, wild swimming, yoga, and hockey, but is also an avid reader. Isabella is a complete newbie to London and cannot wait to explore the city, so any recommendations would be great!
Charlotte GealConsultant – Temporary Recruitment
Consultant – Temporary Recruitment
Charlotte has joined the Joss Temp Team having previously worked as a Personal Assistant to the Co-CEOs of an investment bank. After being a PA for 8 years in the finance sector, Charlotte decided to use her experience to pursue a career in recruitment.
When not in the office, she loves to spend her time cooking, cycling outdoors and training for her next marathon.
Danielle WorthalterCandidate Manager - New York
Candidate Manager - New York
Danielle has joined our team as a Candidate Manager for New York.
She grew up in South Florida but now lives in New Jersey. She went to school at Washington University in St. Louis, studying Psychology and Anthropology.
In her spare time she likes to go to the gym, bake, and spend time with her friends and family.
Katie LifandaPrincipal Consultant - Temporary Recruitment New York
Principal Consultant - Temporary Recruitment New York
Katie joins us as Principal Consultant in New York in our temporary recruitment team. Her background is in temp staffing recruitment, business development and account management primarily in the healthcare space.
She's originally from just outside of Chicago and recently moved from Los Angeles to New York.
When not working, she absolutely loves traveling, trying out new restaurants, going to concerts and recently started taking ceramics classes.
Lauren WiskerCandidate Manager - Europe
Candidate Manager - Europe
Lauren joins us as a Candidate Manager in our Europe team.
Prior to joining she worked as a Primary School Teacher after studying Primary Teacher Education at Oxford Brookes University.
She decided to make a career change into recruitment because she loves listening to and helping others in any way possible. She enjoys getting to know people of all ages and hearing all about their journeys in life so far.
In her spare time Lauren loves socialising and spending time with her friends and family, and visiting new places. She also enjoy online shopping a little too much!
Sophie BurgessCandidate Manager - London
Candidate Manager - London
Sophie joined Joss Search in January 2023 as a Candidate Manager, having just completed an undergraduate degree at the London College of Fashion where she studied Fashion Management.
Sophie loves anything fashion related, travelling the world, Pilates, and spending time with her family and friends.