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Search is excited to announce that our Director of Marketing & Communications, Janine Owen is in the election race for a position at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s Council (REC) for 2019 to 2020.

This year the REC Council has eight vacancies for members to vote for, including six corporate directors and two individual directors. Voting is now open to elect members, and the results will be announced at the REC annual general meeting on Thursday the 20th of June at 12:00pm at the REC’s London offices.

Janine Owen, alongside 12 other candidates, has put herself forward for election as Corporate Director. Many of the candidates were interviewed by Recruiter, where this announcement was originally published.*

REC members are entitled to vote for vacant Corporate Director positions, and IRP members vote to fill individual director positions. Corporate members are entitled to one vote per company. However, the candidates are not permitted to receive votes from colleagues or staff within their own organisations.

As part of our  REC membership, Search’s employees are members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals. This demonstrates our strong commitment to best practice and world-class recruitment standards, adapting to the ever-changing needs in the market and ensuring we remain in the forefront of the industry.

With over 20 years in recruitment and marketing, Janine works closely with Search's senior leadership teams across the business to identify and secure partnership opportunities and strategically support campaigns. She said: "As a representative of Search Consultancy, I think I can also represent a business that is truly UK wide with a really significant presence in the North of England and across Scotland. I think that awareness of issues and events in those areas could benefit the REC team." 

Janine also told Recruiter she is passionate about the growth of women leaders within the industry, with particular emphasis on those with regional influence, in particular the North of England and Scotland.

She added: "As a sector that is undergoing massive change due to emerging technologies and communication platforms, the role of subject matter experts from business growth disciplines – such as marketing – and providing an alternative perspective are key to industry agility and reputation."

Voting closes on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 5pm. If your business is an REC member, please show your support and cast your vote. The main point of contact for the REC within your business should receive an email with a link to vote.

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