Rebecca is a Consultant within the Education Practice at Odgers Interim. She is based out of Birmingham but has a national portfolio. Rebecca’s work focuses on middle management appointments in the Higher Education Sector and Executive/Board and Senior Management team appointments in the Employment Support Arena. She covers both academic and professional roles across all corporate functions such as HR, Marketing, Finance, IT, Governance and Facilities as well as project resource to lead on change programmes and workforce transformation.
After graduating from Warwick University in 2009; Rebecca began her career working for a FTSE 250 recruitment firm specialising in interim appointments in NHS. Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Rebecca worked for a boutique public sector search firm where she worked with a number of health and social care organisations to source high calibre interim capability to deliver transformation and specific organisational outcomes.
The education landscape is complex. As a rapidly changing and often high profile area, this market sector requires our constant attention if we are to make the most of changes in policy and structure to increase the volume and enhance the variety of work we win. Education is a diverse and expanding market with national and international coverage.
- Corporate Communications
Chief executives are recognising the importance of strengthening and protecting corporate reputation and the vital role played by corporate communications in doing this.
- Financial Management
As the role of the finance function in corporate decision-making becomes ever-increasingly important, so the demands on finance leaders are rising.
- Human Resources
HR has become a commercial business partnering role; finding candidates who can make a genuine contribution to the organisation is paramount to a successful appointment.
- IT Management
Today's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) play a vital role in the creation of the firm's strategic plan and in articulating how technology can enable business strategies.
- Procurement & Supply Chain
Odgers Interim are leaders in interim procurement and interim supply chain appointments. As the demand for specialist procurement & supply chain expertise increases our practice recognises the need for an international network of interim managers.
The law plays an increasing role in business life today; corporate and practicing lawyers at the height of their profession are hard to attract.
- Sales & Marketing
Finding quality sales and marketing people who will really deliver for your organisation is all about uncovering what’s behind the personal pitch.
I always think Odgers Interim are brilliant! You are so efficient and quick at coming up with solutions to our interim needs. This latest assignment was slightly different to our usual brief as I needed support around certain elements of my own role. We had an initial conversation and Odgers Interim provided some CVs but we felt they were not exactly what we needed so we engaged in an iterative process. I had a longer chat with Rebecca Brandwood and that gave her a better sense of the situation. Rebecca was able to drill down in terms of understanding exactly what we required and this enabled us to refine our decision-making. Prior to that conversation, we had not been absolutely clear in our own thinking, but Rebecca’s input clarified what we needed and she was able to suggest candidates who fitted our revised brief.