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Down to earth

As a boutique agency, we care deeply about every individual and work tirelessly to ensure every candidate finds a perfectly suited role

Home grown.

Deep roots.

Oakley is a home-grown recruitment service founded on more than 20 years of industry experience as an alternative to the impersonal approach many
recruiters take today. From humble origins in a broom cupboard to the 'happy space' Oakley Hub with five full-time employees (and mascot Hattie) at the bottom of the garden,
Oakley has been supporting top names in the industry to find the ideal candidates since October of 2020.


Our commitment to innovations, flexibility and remote working environments reflects our approach to recruiting, offering the care and support candidates and clients need to find their ideal match.



and values.

Oakley's mission is to transform recruitment from a soulless service to a place where people and companies can flourish, treating every candidate as an individual seed that requires care and attention to grow.

Our focus isn't on immediate placement, but on finding the right people for the right job. We help clients across the UK to source the ideal employee for their culture and environment, sowing the seeds for long-term

success and helping each candidate to bloom, blossom and grow.






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Meet Hayley

Oakley Recruitment Founder

Hayley founded Oakley in 2020 as the ideal solution to flexible working, allowing her to spend more time with her children and take a new approach to the field of recruitment. With more than 20 years of industry experience, starting a brand-new business seemed the natural next step.


As a crazy passionate recruiter with an excellent
she transformed Oakley from a single-person company into the flourishing business it is today, forming long-term partnerships with dozens of clients to help them achieve their recruitment goals.

Meet the

Oakley Team

Eden James

Social Media and Recruitment Coordinator

Our fiercely creative expert uses creativity to engage with our clients and candidates through social media platforms. Eden holds the team together with her competent delivery of our administration support, a stickler for attention to detail and accuracy, this girl is your go-to girl for extra support with CV writing — a bonus for anyone choosing Oakley!


Eden has been attempting to play golf for the past year and spends her Sundays watching Formula 1.


Danielle Barrett

Recruitment Consultant

Danielle is our Contact Centre Recruitment Expert across retail, financial services, and insurance. A passionate, driven, and caring individual who is motivated by placing candidates in their dream jobs.

Danielle consistently GETS IT RIGHT, with one of the team’s top success rates on interviews, this girl really does get to know you and ensures you are exactly where you are meant to be. A family-orientated fun Momma who loves a night out when she gets a chance.


Lucy Packwood

Recruitment Consultant

Lucy is our professional services recruitment expert for qualified and support roles across Finance, HR, and Marketing. With seven years industry experience, Lucy is at the top of her game when it comes to placing her candidates in the right environment. If you’re lucky enough to work with her, she will work tirelessly to achieve your career goals.


An extremely passionate individual, consistently striving to ensure the candidate's journey is the best it can be. Loves socialising with family and friends and has a wicked sense of humour, if this girl is on your side, you won’t look back.


Joanne Adams

Recruitment Consultant

Joanne recruits our entry-level support roles across all clients. Joanne has the most infectious personality, and you can’t help but fall in love with her, she instantly makes you feel at ease and gets to know her candidates inside and out, making the journey simple and enjoyable.

Passionate about supporting individuals who are starting their careers and offering the best support she can to ensure they are on the road to success. Joanne is our fitness fanatic and loves a good bootcamp session.

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and we can't forget...


Fox Red Labrador, Office Mascot

Hattie was Oakley’s first recruit, joining Hayley in Dec 2020. Hattie is a key player in our team and contributes to our wellness approach, she loves a cuddle and tummy rub as well as lying in the sun in the garden.


Hattie knows when we place the right candidate in the right environment and gets involved in celebrating with the team.

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