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Who we are

We know healthcare

With many of us coming from a healthcare background ourselves, we understand the industry. The Safehands team is made up of dedicated and talented professionals well versed in delivering results.

500+ Temporary workers
12,000 + Staffing hours per week
1000 + Clients
2013 Year established
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Katie Armstrong

Director, Cheltenham

Katie Armstrong

Director, Cheltenham

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Lucy Dowie

Operations Manager, Cheltenham

Lucy Dowie

Operations Manager, Cheltenham

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Alicia Loughlin

Branch Manager, Cheltenham

Alicia Loughlin

Branch Manager, Cheltenham

Alicia joined the Safehands team in 2015 as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant and has since become our Branch Manager in Cheltenham.

During her time at Safehands, she has developed a real passion for ensuring the candidates we recruit are quality carers, ensuring we provide a high-quality service for the service users and the clients we support.

 

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Oli Yuille

Branch Manager, Bristol

Oli Yuille

Branch Manager, Bristol

Oli has over 25 years of recruitment experience. In 2021 he opened up the first Safehands Recruitment franchise in Bristol. Having this opportunity has been a great journey for him and he is still enjoying his experience. Since working with Safehands, Oli has learnt from the Senior Management team how to support the opening of a new business which he hopes to replicate in the future.

In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym and cooking.

Oli’s best piece of career advice is to have an aim and put in the hard work to achieve it.

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Katie Wright

Branch Manager, Cardiff

Katie Wright

Branch Manager, Cardiff

Katie joined us in 2024 following an expansive career in healthcare recruitment. She loves building lasting client and staff relationships and truly believes in the quality of service that Safehands provides.

One of her favourite parts of the job is placing a worker on their first shift and hearing positive feedback.

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Chantal Ferguson-Giles

Branch Manager, Hereford

Chantal Ferguson-Giles

Branch Manager, Hereford

Chantal has a background in healthcare and joined Safehands as a support worker in 2014. Following this, she became a recruitment consultant and since 2018 has been our Branch Manager in Hereford.

Chantal is known for the high level of customer service she delivers and for always providing an easy, smooth onboarding process for our candidates.

Her best career advice: “If you have a goal in mind, don’t lose sight if you don’t achieve it the first time. If you want to do something in life, be confident in yourself to achieve it”.

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Faye Brain

Branch Manager, Telford

Faye Brain

Branch Manager, Telford

Faye joined Safehands in January 2018 and since day one her upbeat personality has helped build fantastic relationships with our clients and candidates in the Telford branch.

Faye loves the daily challenges of recruitment and takes pride in knowing that she makes a difference in many people’s lives. A highly talented recruitment consultant and manager, she recently won a trip to Ibiza for her dedication and passion within the business.

Outside of work, she is a busy mum and enjoys spending time with her family.  She also has weekly PT lessons, is a keen chef and loves to host!

Her best career advice is to remain on your toes, and always try switching things up. Always make people laugh and be a supportive listening ear. Never promise something you cannot commit to, and honesty is the best policy. Feel the hunger to succeed and push every single day for it, and never take success for granted…. keep pushing to achieve it more than once.

 

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Jessica Davies

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Telford

Jessica Davies

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Telford

Before working in recruitment, Jess worked in the care sector for over five years. She is now combining the two and bringing her knowledge and expertise together to make her mark on the
Shropshire area. She is very driven and positive and has high hopes for the healthcare industry. Her priority is providing outstanding care and outstanding candidates for our services.

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Natalie Chard

Senior Compliance and Resourcing Officer, Stoke

Natalie Chard

Senior Compliance and Resourcing Officer, Stoke

Natalie has a wealth of experience in the care sector having previously worked as a support worker and a deputy manager with children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, challenging behaviour and dementia.

She joined Safehands in 2015 as a Recruitment Consultant and built the Telford branch into what it is today. Now Senior Compliance and Resourcing Officer for the Staffordshire branch, she has created strong and successful relationships with our clients and candidates. Natalie is exceptionally talented at placing the right candidate in the right role.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking in the countryside with her dog and mountain biking in the Welsh hills.

Natalie’s best piece of career advice is to never think you are not right for the job because with enough passion you will succeed.

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Nokhaya Dlami

Branch Co-Manager, Surrey

Nokhaya Dlami

Branch Co-Manager, Surrey

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Sarah Felton

Branch Manager, Worcester

Sarah Felton

Branch Manager, Worcester

With 19 years of recruitment experience, Sarah has gained respectable amounts of knowledge and expertise. She has a talent for building and maintaining relationships with both clients and candidates and working with clients in difficult-to-recruit areas has taught her how to explore alternative methods to successfully support them.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and socialising with her friends.

Sarah’s best piece of career advice: “Always remain professional, be resilient, and stay positive because everything is possible”.

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Rhys Jones

Principal Recruitment Consultant, Cheltenham

Rhys Jones

Principal Recruitment Consultant, Cheltenham

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Gary McCarthy

Internal Trainer, Training

Gary McCarthy

Internal Trainer, Training

Gary McCarthy has worked in healthcare for over 38 years, beginning as a dedicated caregiver and progressing to a manager and teacher. With 16 years of experience as a certified educator, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his role. As a seasoned training manager, he specialises in an array of comprehensive healthcare training courses, delivering them in a friendly, easy-to-follow format.

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Klaudija Terzic

Recruitment Consultant, Cardiff

Klaudija Terzic

Recruitment Consultant, Cardiff

Klaudija joined the Safehands team in 2024. Before this she was a Maths teacher for 17 years and also worked as a Processing Assistant for the MET police. She is passionate about placing job seekers in roles that they love and enjoys the fast-paced variety of every day.

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Amber Harrison

Recruitment Consultant, Telford

Amber Harrison

Recruitment Consultant, Telford

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Charlie Alexander

Recruitment Consultant, Hereford

Charlie Alexander

Recruitment Consultant, Hereford

Katie Armstrong

Director, Cheltenham

Lucy Dowie

Operations Manager, Cheltenham

Alicia Loughlin

Branch Manager, Cheltenham

Alicia joined the Safehands team in 2015 as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant and has since become our Branch Manager in Cheltenham.

During her time at Safehands, she has developed a real passion for ensuring the candidates we recruit are quality carers, ensuring we provide a high-quality service for the service users and the clients we support.

 

Oli Yuille

Branch Manager, Bristol

Oli has over 25 years of recruitment experience. In 2021 he opened up the first Safehands Recruitment franchise in Bristol. Having this opportunity has been a great journey for him and he is still enjoying his experience. Since working with Safehands, Oli has learnt from the Senior Management team how to support the opening of a new business which he hopes to replicate in the future.

In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym and cooking.

Oli’s best piece of career advice is to have an aim and put in the hard work to achieve it.

Katie Wright

Branch Manager, Cardiff

Katie joined us in 2024 following an expansive career in healthcare recruitment. She loves building lasting client and staff relationships and truly believes in the quality of service that Safehands provides.

One of her favourite parts of the job is placing a worker on their first shift and hearing positive feedback.

Chantal Ferguson-Giles

Branch Manager, Hereford

Chantal has a background in healthcare and joined Safehands as a support worker in 2014. Following this, she became a recruitment consultant and since 2018 has been our Branch Manager in Hereford.

Chantal is known for the high level of customer service she delivers and for always providing an easy, smooth onboarding process for our candidates.

Her best career advice: “If you have a goal in mind, don’t lose sight if you don’t achieve it the first time. If you want to do something in life, be confident in yourself to achieve it”.

Faye Brain

Branch Manager, Telford

Faye joined Safehands in January 2018 and since day one her upbeat personality has helped build fantastic relationships with our clients and candidates in the Telford branch.

Faye loves the daily challenges of recruitment and takes pride in knowing that she makes a difference in many people’s lives. A highly talented recruitment consultant and manager, she recently won a trip to Ibiza for her dedication and passion within the business.

Outside of work, she is a busy mum and enjoys spending time with her family.  She also has weekly PT lessons, is a keen chef and loves to host!

Her best career advice is to remain on your toes, and always try switching things up. Always make people laugh and be a supportive listening ear. Never promise something you cannot commit to, and honesty is the best policy. Feel the hunger to succeed and push every single day for it, and never take success for granted…. keep pushing to achieve it more than once.

 

Jessica Davies

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Telford

Before working in recruitment, Jess worked in the care sector for over five years. She is now combining the two and bringing her knowledge and expertise together to make her mark on the
Shropshire area. She is very driven and positive and has high hopes for the healthcare industry. Her priority is providing outstanding care and outstanding candidates for our services.

Natalie Chard

Senior Compliance and Resourcing Officer, Stoke

Natalie has a wealth of experience in the care sector having previously worked as a support worker and a deputy manager with children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, challenging behaviour and dementia.

She joined Safehands in 2015 as a Recruitment Consultant and built the Telford branch into what it is today. Now Senior Compliance and Resourcing Officer for the Staffordshire branch, she has created strong and successful relationships with our clients and candidates. Natalie is exceptionally talented at placing the right candidate in the right role.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking in the countryside with her dog and mountain biking in the Welsh hills.

Natalie’s best piece of career advice is to never think you are not right for the job because with enough passion you will succeed.

Nokhaya Dlami

Branch Co-Manager, Surrey

Sarah Felton

Branch Manager, Worcester

With 19 years of recruitment experience, Sarah has gained respectable amounts of knowledge and expertise. She has a talent for building and maintaining relationships with both clients and candidates and working with clients in difficult-to-recruit areas has taught her how to explore alternative methods to successfully support them.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and socialising with her friends.

Sarah’s best piece of career advice: “Always remain professional, be resilient, and stay positive because everything is possible”.

Rhys Jones

Principal Recruitment Consultant, Cheltenham

Gary McCarthy

Internal Trainer, Training

Gary McCarthy has worked in healthcare for over 38 years, beginning as a dedicated caregiver and progressing to a manager and teacher. With 16 years of experience as a certified educator, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his role. As a seasoned training manager, he specialises in an array of comprehensive healthcare training courses, delivering them in a friendly, easy-to-follow format.

Klaudija Terzic

Recruitment Consultant, Cardiff

Klaudija joined the Safehands team in 2024. Before this she was a Maths teacher for 17 years and also worked as a Processing Assistant for the MET police. She is passionate about placing job seekers in roles that they love and enjoys the fast-paced variety of every day.

Amber Harrison

Recruitment Consultant, Telford

Charlie Alexander

Recruitment Consultant, Hereford

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