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Kirsty Clarke
Name: Kirsty Clarke
Company Position: Senior Client Manager – Government & Policy
Email Address: kirsty.clarke@beyond.co.nz
Phone Number: 027 222 8488

Where I’m from: I grew up across the harbour in Eastbourne, after 6 years in London, have come full circle!

My professional background:  I started off on the academic path, doing tutoring/junior lecturing in history of medicine at Otago University. After moving to London, I joined an HR consultancy where I led a team to create and implement outsourced recruitment solutions for a large UK retailer. For the past three years,  I have done executive search and OD advisory for (predominantly private sector) clients across the UK and Europe. More recently, my client focus shifted to organisations at the interface of private and public sector, local authorities, and central government departments. The best thing about this job is the opportunity to engage with people on a meaningful level, and I’m looking forward to continuing that with clients, candidates, and colleagues at Beyond Recruitment.

Why I’m Passionate About my role at Beyond Recruitment: Our Government has plans to deliver some really important programmes of work, which – with the right capability – will create significant outcomes for all New Zealanders. As Senior Client Manager, Government and Policy, it’s a huge privilege to partner with senior decision makers within our public sector and work with them to find the right people for this work. Our clients tend to be very passionate about what they do, and recognise that they can’t get anywhere without good people. They are therefore generous when it comes to sharing quality information. This helps us to find candidates with the right skill set to do the work, and the right approach to build high-performing, diverse teams with a culture of inclusion. 

What not many people know about me: I have a double-jointed thumb which bends in fairly weird ways…​

What I love about New Zealand: The kindness and openness of people here! Plus, the ability to get outdoors easily and enjoy hiking, sailing, diving, skiing, etc.

What I love about Beyond Recruitment: Everyone is incredibly welcoming, friendly, and keen to work collaboratively. People are motivated and high-performing, which is a great environment to leverage off. We’re respected as an organisation and doors tend to open quickly because of Beyond Recruitment’s reputation for delivering quality work. 

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