Georgie Ramsdale
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Georgie Ramsdale

Head of Search | Australia | ANZ

About Georgie

My name is Georgie, and I am the Head of Search for Shirley Parsons Australia, focussing on recruiting professionals across Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality. This is a diverse role, seeing me support companies in both permanent and contract recruitment across Australia, New Zealand and APAC.

I have had a varied background here at Shirley Parsons, starting my career in the UK in 2016. I initially worked within the Environmental sector before moving my focus to Health and Safety Consultancy and Services and heading up my team and the wider Careers business. I have enjoyed building great relationships with my clients and building my Health and Safety knowledge. I used my time during multiple lockdowns to complete my NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health and Safety. In 2023, I was given the exciting opportunity to join Shirley Parsons ANZ, heading up the Australian office.

Before joining Shirley Parsons, I spent my time travelling the world, completing a BSc in Television Technology and Production and living in Australia for two years. While the bright lights of Aylesbury kept me back in the UK for 7 years, the Sun, Sea and opportunity brought me back to wonderful Sydney.

I am a keen DIYer and bought a house two weeks before the first lockdown, so I had lots of time to practice my DIY skills, turning an 80s décor granny flat into my dream home. I enjoy singing and can be found belting out a musical theatre tune on a Monday night at choir, or whilst completing some DIY, or any other time of the day or night, especially in the Shirley Parsons offices!

“Having worked with Georgie for the last 5 years I would recommend her to anyone looking for professional support with their recruitment needs. Georgie takes the time to really understand the requirement and cultural fit, this approach has led to a multitude of brilliant candidates first time around. Coupled with great communication when managing expectations, Georgie is a an excellent addition to add to you recruiting resources.”

.” – Adam Clarke, Managing Director of Consulting at Praxis42

“I've worked with Georgie for a number of years and she is truly is an excellent recruitment professional. Georgie is passionate, energetic and hardworking. She is a true expert in her field who is able to manage stakeholders at all levels. Georgie has a superb understanding of the recruitment process from a 360 perspective, she is a real asset to any team that she is a part of and I couldn't recommend her enough!”

– Lisa Spavins, Talent Acquisition Partner at ISG

“I’ve worked with Georgie for the past 12 months and she is certainly one of the best recruiters I’ve dealt with over the years. Georgie has excellent knowledge of the health and safety consultancy sector and the importance of "the right candidate". She understands System Concepts as an organisation and the type of person we want to recruit, both in terms of their technical competence and their personality. Georgie is excellent at keeping us informed, is open and honest with me and is a pleasure to work with.”

– Stephen Flounders, Head of Health and Safety at System Concepts Ltd

Vacancies

Group Financial Controller

£70k - 80k per year

Buckinghamshire

Job Title: Group Financial ControllerReporting to: CEOSalary: £70,000 - £80,000Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (Head Office), with hybrid working. Who We Are: Shirley Parsons is a global professional services firm with expertise in Health & Safety, Quality, Sustainability and Business Improvement. Our main services are consultancy & advisory, recruitment, and contract staffing. Our mission is simple; to create a better, safer, and more sustainable world.We are seeking an experienced finance professional, who has worked in an owner-managed business, to join our dynamic team and play a pivotal role in contributing to our global business growth. The Opportunity: As Group Financial Controller, you will have responsibility for supporting the UK and other global markets in operational decision-making, enhancing the finance and reporting system, and providing overall financial and treasury management information for the business. You will be a key member of the senior management, partnering closely with the Northern American Financial Controller and senior stakeholders on a global level. What You'll Be Doing: Provide strategic financial guidance, including prioritising EBIT and long-term value creation.Provide a financial and risk lens on new business opportunities, and market entry to new jurisdictions.Oversee the finance department and in region colleagues.Support the senior management team with accurate and timely financial reporting.Efficiently manage global debt book and treasury to ensure liquidity for operational needs and strategic investments, across the global business.Operationally lead the budgeting and global audit for the business and act as company secretary. What We Are Looking For: Fully qualified accountant – ACA, ACCA or CIMAExperience in an owner managed businessProven track record of leading a finance function and having full accountabilityExperience in a sales-focused services environment or FMCG will be highly advantageousExceptional Microsoft Excel skillsLeadership skills and experience managing a team.Strong communication and interpersonal skills.High level of integrity and dependability.

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