Nick is the owner of OSA Recruitment in Guernsey, a successful recruitment business, with close to 30 years' experience of guiding people through their career choices. OSA's excellent team are experts in finding the perfect candidate for jobs at all levels, from graduates and temporary placements to senior executive positions and non-executive directors. Nick says: ‘I believe that an integral part of our success is attributed to our unrivalled reputation for professionalism, honesty and integrity, and for building trusting relationships with clients and candidates.’ Nick’s background includes a public relations degree and several jobs in stockbroking and financial services. Over the course of his career and through his involvement with the administration of local sport, he has built a wide range of contacts in Guernsey's business community. He has a solid understanding of how the island works and how beneficial close networks are, regardless of the career you are immersed in. He is interested in continuing to build his network of senior business leaders for mutual benefits.
As well as specialising in senior recruitment for the Guernsey market, Sophie oversees the day-to-day operations for running the OSA office. During her 19 years with OSA, she has helped hundreds of candidates with their careers, from working with junior candidates when she first joined to the more senior/executive candidates she helps today. Sophie has seen a great deal of change throughout her years at OSA but what has remained the same is the relationships that she builds with candidates and clients and the satisfaction that she achieves when she makes that perfect placement!
Belinda says: ‘My passion, having worked in recruitment for quite some time, is meeting and helping people with career guidance. Success is knowing that organisations recruit people and not just CVs, so I like to take time to work through the ‘ideals’ on both sides before making introductions. Knowing that it can be difficult to find that perfect match for both sides at the right time, I apply reasonable creativity when coming up with solutions for you. I am definitely not a promoter of the square peg/round hole scenario.’
With 15 years of recruitment experience under her belt at OSA, Angela thrives on pairing a person with the right job that will allow them to flourish. She is perceptive and empathetic by nature, enabling her to build strong relationships with both her candidates and clients, and can also be described as tenacious with a will to succeed at the task in hand. Angela’s background includes completing a degree in Philosophy followed by her early career in the travel industry in London and France – and then a move to Guernsey, where she now calls home.
Mike joined the OSA permanent recruitment team in 2019, bringing with him more than 20 years’ experience recruiting in Guernsey, predominantly for locally based clients and candidates but also for organisations and individuals in other leading offshore jurisdictions, including the Caribbean and the Far East. Mike has built up a great network in Guernsey and has developed relationships over many years with candidates who have gone on to become clients, and vice versa. He has a well-earned reputation for honesty, integrity, trust and discretion and works to these principles with all of his clients and candidates.
As the Temp Desk Manager for one of Guernsey’s most trusted agencies, Alice has been successfully heading up the temp team since 2004. Alice has developed her role to encompass coaching where she has trained to deliver one-to-one confidential sessions, helping people in many ways. She is also part of The Next Step team here at OSA, where we partner with local schools to educate students on employment opportunities and career path options, as well as the practicalities of how to go about finding their first job. With her natural energy for life and warm personality she encourages candidates to open up and draw on their strengths, managing to deliver a high-quality work force in a fast-paced environment.
With a strong and varied background in client relations and administration, Annie is working to become a Recruitment Consultant whilst providing support to Alice Digard on The Temp Desk. Always looking for a challenge, Annie relishes the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced world of temporary employment, building strong relationships with both clients and candidates. Annie is also a keen member of The Next Step team, where OSA partner with local schools to educate students on employment opportunities and career path options, as well as the practicalities of how to go about finding their first job. Annie is a certified PRISM Brain Mapping practitioner and enjoys helping people to understand their strengths, highlight any potential weaknesses and realise their full potential.
Esther’s busy role sees her continuously juggling OSA accounts and the Temp Desk payroll administration, through daily contact with clients and candidates, to ensure that all temps are paid on time. With a background in administration, she previously assisted the OSA team as a recruitment administrator, managing reception and general administration, before taking on the payroll responsibility in 2010. Esther is also part of The Next Step team and enjoys going into schools to assist students in CV writing and interview skills and speaking about recruitment as a business. She feels it is important to inspire the next generation and help them along their path, whether it be going to university or finding their first career.
Lisa heads up our administration team, bringing her knowledge gained from her secretarial diploma and experience from a variety of roles in several sectors including medical, legal, asset management and captive insurance. Lisa keeps us all on our toes with her keen eye for detail and fabulous organisational skills. We are so happy to have Lisa back at OSA after 10 years away, she is a joy to have in the office!
Ali is super-friendly and welcoming to all our clients and candidates, putting them at ease from the moment they arrive. She forms an integral part of the administration team, assisting with CV writing and vacancy updates. With a natural flair for creativity and excellent communication skills, Ali jointly manages the Pop-Up Shop’s activity, liaising with a huge variety of charities, community groups and businesses, raising significant funds and awareness for many wonderful causes.
Rachael joined OSA in November 2019 after finishing her degree in English and Film Studies. She helps Lisa and Ali with Administration and is excitedly pursuing CIM Marketing Qualifications. She is currently working on OSA's social media strategy, creating blog content and assisting with advertising. Rachael is passionate about charity work and environmental issues and so has gladly joined the Pop Up Shop team to make a positive impact in the community.
Well here we all are, scrubbed up in our best frocks and suits in our profiles below!
However, rather than talk too much about ourselves, we want to meet you instead. We want to get to know each other, and through doing that, build the kind of long term relationship you need to build a long term career in Guernsey.
Remember, we are not here just to get you your next position, we are here for the one after that and the one after that, until who knows, maybe you will be the boss asking us to find you new recruits!
Our consultants are friendly and approachable, and we are also passionate, determined and driven in our quest to find the right Guernsey job for you. So if you are seeking the services of a recruitment agency in Guernsey who will remain right by your side throughout your career, contact a member of our team today.