GDPR is Coming

Due for implementation in May 2018, GDPR promises to be a wake up call for businesses of all shapes and sizes.  Luckily, there are plenty of organisations out there with information to guide us through.  From consultancies who will offer a tailored service, to journalists and bloggers who are generating a wealth of open discussion.

The Information Commissioners Office, who are charged with upholding and regulating information rights in the UK, offer comprehensive information free of charge.

Read about GDPR on the ICO website

Residential Conveyancing Executive   to £35,000 + Bens Buckinghamshire

A Residential Conveyancer is required for a brilliant opportunity with a well established and award nominated law firm in Buckinghamshire.  My client was established more than 30 years ago and is a thriving and expanding legal firm providing a comprehensive range service . Their ethos has always been to serve their clients with skill, tenacity, good humour and to provide a platform for talented people to learn, develop and flourish. There is a strong culture of teamwork and this applies within teams and across different departments – providing a seamless service to Clients.

As a Residential Conveyancer, you will be managing a caseload of conveyancing matters, such as buying and selling freehold and leasehold property, re-mortgages, transfer of equity, and equity release. This role would suit an individual who is experienced as a Conveyancer and ideally be ‘qualified’ – Solicitor / Ilex or CLC.  It is essential that the individual can produce high quality work and be able to bring wonderful communication and client-care skills to the table.

Residential Conveyancing Secretary/Paralegal   to £24K Buckinghamshire

My client is a major legal practice with an enviable reputation and a passion for what they do and who they employ!  They are looking for an experienced Residential Conveyancing Secretary to provide typing and administrative support to a Senior executive and occasionally other fee earners as required.  A varied role combining the traditional support role (answering the telephone/taking messages, arranging appointments, producing completion statements arranging, sending and receiving e-mails, filing, photocopying, sending/receiving faxes) and a more admin based focus relating to conveyancing matters (dealing with clients, progressing cases, liaising with third parties, file maintenance etc)

The successful candidate will need to have strong secretarial skills including audio typing together with previous experience within the conveyancing sector.  A high standard of English grammar and spelling together with strong time management skills and the ability to deal sensitively with clients are all essential. 

Trading and Investment Firm

Anna has excellent judgement as a Recruitment Consultant, largely due to her style of approach but most importantly her ability to listen thoroughly to both job seeker and client.  I have found her extremely effective to work with.

HR/Office Manager

International City Bankers

Anna is a great professional and has an outstanding personality. I have worked with her for the last few years and I have to say that she is extremely knowledgeable and reliable.

Head of Human Resources

West End Private Equity Advisers

Anna is a very driven individual from the work hard, play hard school of thought with a great sense of humour. Anna’s expertise in her field make her worth listening to and I would usually consult her for the general market view regarding any specialist role I would be looking to fill. Anna is a therefore a valuable business contact.

HR and Executive Services Manager

Mayfair Private Equity House

When I was looking to change my career, I contacted several well-known recruitment agencies throughout London and the Home Counties. I had to deal with a lot of young girls barely out of school and with little work experience themselves or girls with no London experience recruiting for London roles. I was offered roles completely opposite as to what I was looking for and in locations I specifically did not want to work in. But then I met Anna and was recruited into my current role almost instantly! Anna listens, knows her clients and is a straight talker. Highly recommended (which I have subsequently done!)

EA to Senior Partner

Events Specialist

As well as being personable and straight-talking, Anna’s knowledge of business support roles is unparalleled. She has great contacts and maintains relationships with recruiters at superb companies, and she is the first person I ring for advice on moving roles.


Executive Coach and Outsourced HR Company

I first worked with Anna in 2006 when she sourced a Recruitment Manager for me. I have always been able to rely on Anna to source high quality candidates in a short space of time. She is always my first phone call when looking for Administration or Facilities roles. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her.

Business owner

Investment Management company

Anna is both professional and personable. She has good relationships with her clients and understands the requirements for the roles that she is recruiting for and takes time to get to know her candidates. Anna has been most helpful in my job search and has recently placed me in my current position and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Executive Assistant

London Marketing Company

Anna is a brilliant Consultant and this is why I have returned to her time and again to help find me new employment. She is a great communicator, consistent and trustworthy. She is also very nice! Most importantly she gets results. She talks you through the whole interview process, providing great tips and unbiased knowledge. I would highly recommend Anna to any candidate or indeed employer, looking for an honest, straight forward, hardworking consultant.

Office Manager and PA to the MD

Asset Management Company

Anna has been a great recruitment consultant helping me find the ideal Executive Assistant role. She knows the business inside out and instils confidence. She is supportive and makes you believe in yourself and your abilities. She takes a very no nonsense approach and gives honest, if sometimes painful, feedback in a positive and constructive way.

PA to Chairman & CEO

Real Estate Investment Company

Anna is an excellent recruitment consultant and has assisted me recruiting PA’s for roles in Private Equity. She is very thorough with the search, has an innate sense of understanding personalities for roles and always provides qualified candidates. Straight talking, supportive and trustworthy, I would have no hesitation in recommending Anna to companies looking for a no nonsense recruiter to assist with their searches.


Medical Technology Company

Anna is a very experienced personable recruiter who knows her market and can share useful insights into candidate availability and remuneration levels. When referring clients and candidates to Anna I am confident that they will receive a professional response and valuable service.

CFO / COO / Programme Director

Leading Investment House

Anna is an absolutely stunning consultant who has always been able to help find the perfect candidates (both in terms of experience and personality match) for my clients. Her enthusiasm and no nonsense attitude ensures a role gets filled asap and a candidate knows what to expect going forward. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anna for anyone looking to engage a professional, well-connected, fun and dedicated recruitment partner.

Employee Relations Manager

Major UK Charity

Anna has a unique and powerful way of working with talent. She brings out the best in people in forthright, challenging and inspirational ways. Anna brings out the best in the people she represents, I always listen closely to her guidance, and always come away from meeting and speaking with Anna, stronger and more confident in my skills and abilities.

Assistant to the CEO & Director of Communications

Private Equity House

Anna is right at the top of her game and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to both candidates and employers. Her interview skills are second to none, she gets straight to the point and will ask questions you probably won’t have asked myself…getting right down to the specifics of the job/candidate you’re looking for, putting her in an excellent position to ensure the right fit for both the candidate and the client. Having survived one of Anna’s interviews (!) I have absolute confidence as an employer that she will only send me candidates who are perfectly suited to the role.

Office Manager

The Guardian: What will the graduate job market look like in 2016?

The graduate jobs market improved significantly in 2015, although we are probably not yet quite back to where we were before the recession – if we ever will be. As a consequence, finalists and graduates experienced the kindest jobs market for new graduates since 2007.

Read the full article on the Guardian website here….

London Chamber of Commerce Positive About London Job Market

The London Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey (April 2016) shows that despite some job cuts in the headlines London businesses are still more likely to be increasing their staff rather then making job cuts. This is in line with a strong increase in London actual employment over 2015.

This increase is likely to be led by larger firms, who are more optimistic than micro-businesses, about taking on more staff.

You can download the results of any of the Capital 500 surveys  from the LCCI website…

Interviews are available after working hours and discretion is assured so please send your CV today!

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received it will only be possible to contact successful applicants.

Altana Recruitment Limited is an equal opportunities employer