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Sue O'Donovan

Managing Consultant
HR
Office: Newcastle upon Tyne

Sue manages the HR recruitment team in the Newcastle Office and is also responsible for senior level appointments for Nigel Wright’s clients in the North East and across the UK. Sue’s team provide permanent and interim recruitment solutions to clients for all types of HR and L&D roles which would also include specialisms such as recruitment, talent, reward, organisational design and learning & development.

As well as managing the HR recruitment team, Sue is also responsible for maintaining relationships with senior HR and L&D professionals including HR Directors and Heads of HR. She manages a number of networking events throughout the year including quarterly HR Leaders’ Breakfasts. These events are attended by a wide variety of senior HR and L&D professionals in the region from both private and public sector organisations and are excellent opportunities for Heads of HR and HR Directors to share experiences and ideas. Sue is also responsible for Nigel Wright’s role as lead sponsors of the North East Branch CIPD Awards.

Sue Graduated from Newcastle University in 2001 with a BA Hons in Linguistics and spent two years working for Procter & Gamble in Newcastle and also working in various sites in Germany, Austria and Spain. She joined Nigel Wright in 2004 and spent 12 months recruiting within the finance team before transferring across to the HR division in 2005. Sue moved to London in 2007 and spent 3 years recruiting HR professionals for a wide variety of clients on both a temporary and permanent basis. Sue rejoined Nigel Wright in 2010 and was promoted to Managing Consultant in 2013.

  • From start to finish my candidate experience with Nigel Wright has been excellent. I can only highly recommend them, and Sue O'Donovan is highly supportive and super effective in her role.

    Candidate

  • Sue was very informative about the company, the interview process and the general details that a candidate often needs. I received prompt feedback and regular communication.

    Candidate

  • I felt the service was very personable. The recruiters really considered my needs when considering me for roles.

    Candidate

  • I can’t rate Nigel Wright highly enough. I was kept regularly up to date on my interview progress – will be recommending to family and friends.

    Candidate

  • Nigel Wright recognised my transferable skills and supported me in applying for an alternative role than the one previously applied for. They were helpful and friendly at all times.

    Candidate

  • Thanks again for all your support, Redundancy is always a little scary even when you leave on good terms, but it makes a real difference when you’ve got brilliant people helping to find the next role!

    Candidate

  • I haven't yet met Jade or Sue face to face (meeting them both this Thursday) but so far, my experience has been superb. Tracey was also amazing when I called and she immediately followed up on my queries, which then led me to talk with Jade and set up a face to face appointment. Watch this space for further updates which, on my experience so far, I have no doubt will be fabulous.

    Candidate

  • Sue has always been very proactive and supportive when I have been looking for my next opportunity.

    Candidate

  • Sue was attentive and informative throughout the whole process. We had a great rapport and I would be happy to recommend her.

    Client

  • Sue was very friendly and professional from the outset and throughout. She took the time to get to know my career goals and aspirations and worked with both myself and my new organisation to ensure we were the right fit. I can’t thank her enough and have / will definitely recommend to my friends!

    Candidate

  • What a wonderful and easy experience I have had from Sue at Nigel Wright. From the get-go, Sue has been absolutely fabulous. From the communication side, to helping with interview preparation it really has been a pleasure. I highly recommend this agency and now I have been offered a new job that I am very excited about. Thanks again!

    Candidate

  • Sue was fantastic, truly one of the best consultants I’ve come across. Her honest, supportive and trustworthy approach was paramount throughout my experience. One of the first consultants who has actually listened to their candidate.

    Candidate

  • Sue explained opportunities well and kept in touch re progress on roles for which I had applied. Sue also provided good advice and relevant information to support with the preparation of interview.

    Candidate

  • Excellent. Sue was supportive and clear in all of her communication with me. I would highly recommend her.

    Candidate

  • Sue O’Donovan was excellent; she took the time to really understood my background and aspirations and identified an ideal opportunity for me. She was extremely supportive throughout the application, selection and appointment process. And now I’m in a new role and really enjoying it!

    Candidate

  • I have been impressed with the overall service I have received from Nigel Wright. Sue O’Donovan has kept in regular contact with me, which I have really appreciated. Sue has been able to give me a good update on the organisations prior to me attending interviews with some well-respected organisations.

    Candidate

  • I've found my main contact to be engaged, interested and supportive with my job search. I'm regularly updated and have trust in being well represented as a candidate in the senior management market. I feel they are honest and professional.

    Candidate

  • Sue is brilliant – straightforward, open and immediately put me at ease. I look forward to a further catch up. I immediately felt Sue understood what I was looking for and had some good suggestions around where I pitch myself going forwards.

    Candidate

  • Sue always responded to any emails or messages I left. She took the time to understand me as a candidate and suggest suitable roles.

    Candidate

  • Excellent service all round. Sue O'Donovan is a highly professional recruiter who stays in contact with her candidates and provides a thorough brief on assignments and roles. Supportive and positive but equally realistic about the HR market. As an interim, I also found the payroll service to be excellent.

    Candidate

  • As a candidate recently appointed to a new role, Sue was fabulous. She kept me well informed during the process and also afterwards the support continued. Also, as a HR professional, I attend the HR Leaders Webinars with are great.

    Candidate

  • Good contact maintained throughout my FTC.

    Candidate

  • Very balanced, professional and responsive.

    Candidate

  • We had very limited contact in the end but the contact we had was professional, timely and helpful.

    Candidate

  • From my first interaction with Sue O’Donovan, I felt supported that Sue was fully committed in finding me new career opportunities.

    Candidate

  • Excellent professional service with constant communication and updates.

    Candidate

  • Sue has been supportive and helpful the whole time I've dealt with her. She's been very communicative in telling me all the feedback through all the different stages and providing me with great tips and information for the next stage interview.

    Candidate

  • Sue maintains good contact with me and provides feedback in a timely manner. She understands what types of role I am seeking and is always very supportive.

    Candidate