Our team are a friendly bunch with a reputation for professionalism, discretion and commitment to helping you take the next step in your career.
We are professionally qualified and have been working with in the Guernsey recruitment market for 30 years, providing objective support and advice to thousands of jobseekers, and ultimately finding them their perfect new job.
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!
With 17 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.
Annie joined OSA Recruitment in 2019 and was quick to take on as many challenges as possible! With a strong and varied background in client relations and administration, she now knows that her passion lies in encouraging people to make positive changes. Her primary role is now Recruitment Consultant for both permanent and temporary vacancies. As a certified PRISM Brain Mapping practitioner, she enjoys helping people to understand their strengths, highlight any potential weaknesses and realise their full potential. Annie is also a key member of The Next Step team and can provide tailored one on one workshops to students who need guidance on all aspects of preparation when starting out into the world of employment. She also runs payroll when Esther is taking a well-deserved break, so if you’re late with your timesheet then you can expect her to be on your case!
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.
Lauren is the newest recruit to join the OSA team. Lauren is helping with reception, meeting and greeting clients/candidates, social media, general recruitment administration of CVs and vacancies and keeping the website updated! Lauren completed a degree in Photography and has previously worked in admin, events, retail and customer service. In 2021 she launched a jewellery business with her mum which has been a great success online, at markets and in pop-up shops. Lauren moved to Guernsey 5 years ago following in her family’s footsteps and now calls our island home.