Melanie brings over 20 years’ experience of supporting Boards, Executives, Governors and Members with senior appointments across the UK. She specialises in recruiting senior Executives and Non-Executives to a range of Health and Social Care settings in the NHS, regulators, private healthcare, government, social enterprise and the Not for Profit sector, including appointments across organisations to support joint and cross agency working.
She has particular expertise in working with organisations undergoing major transition or merger, regularly appointing whole Boards, in addition to facilitating complex stakeholder events. Additionally, she brings significant experience of transitioning individuals across sectors and bringing commercial skills into the public sector.
Melanie is also an experienced career coach working with senior leaders across the NHS and broader public sector. She has led on the design and delivery of many large scale complex projects including new exec or NED teams for start-ups and major transformation.
Melanie Shearer 8
Mel has a wicked sense of humour and enviable pragmatism. If I’m honest, on both occasions, were it not for her leading the recruitment process, I would probably not have applied.
Melanie Shearer 7
Mel went above and beyond in ensuring that I was well informed, well prepared and able to give of my best. She was extremely patient, reassuring and really made me feel confident and comfortable throughout.
Melanie Shearer 6
Very professional, but at the same time considerate and thoughtful of the process a candidate is going through during recruitment. Mel understands the changes required in workforce leaders across the health sector and personifies this engaging behaviour.
Melanie Shearer 5
What can I say – Mel delivers and some! And does so in the most professional, experienced and knowledgeable way. Every deadline is met and the quality and presentation of materials is excellent. She has helped me deal with the anxieties of Chairman and senior teams.
Melanie Shearer 4
She is flexible, responsive, professional and efficient. Whatever I have asked of Mel, she delivered. She is always helpful and goes the extra mile to ensure the service that she and her team delivers is first class.
Melanie Shearer 3
Thoroughly professional, gave me excellent advice and information about the role and was as interested in me as a person as Mel was in filling the advertised post. Felt a very genuine relationship.
Melanie Shearer 2
My 'go to' person. Mel is that rare combination in the world of search of professionalism and warmth. I trust her completely and hope to work with her again in the future.
Mel is simply a role model of professionalism with empathy and humility that I have not seen elsewhere in the recruitment industry before, and I have worked in HR for 30+ years.