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We provide recruitment support and solutions to Herefordshire and beyond. Operating across the private and public sectors, we take pride in placing skilled people in temporary and permanent roles, as well as offering a quick and efficient online DBS checking service.

How can we help?

DBS services

Our dedicated DBS team provide quick and efficient online DBS services to a range of customers including schools, care homes, voluntary organisations, children's centres, fostering organisations, GP practices and dental surgeries, to name but a few.

The team are fully trained in identifying document fraud, and we ensure our knowledge of legislation and guidelines is always up to date.

We offer Enhanced, Standard and Volunteer checks to suit different needs. Download our service options.

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  • Disability Confident Employer

    This accreditation recognises best practice in recruiting and supporting disabled employees. It means our recruitment practices have met the standards for inclusivity and accessibility set out by the Department for Work & Pensions.

  • Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

    Hoople hold the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which recognises employers who promote themselves as being forces-friendly and actively market vacancies to reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.

  • REC Audited Education

    Recruitment & Employment Confederation Audited Education is a 'kite mark' for recruitment in education. It provides applicants and education leaders with reassurance that we, as a recruitment business, demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and best practice.

Read our reviews

Primary health care provider in Herefordshire

Hoople provide us with an excellent recruitment service and their HR knowledge and expertise is essential for the running of our business.

Business solutions centre

Communication was excellent at all levels throughout the process and we found being able to meet face-to-face as well as speak over the phone on a frequent basis enabled the Hoople team to better understand the environment we work in and the diversity of the jobs to fill.

Successful job seeker

Hoople Recruitment were able to open a door for me into gaining experience in my chosen field. They were successful in finding me a role as an agency worker, which eventually led me into securing a permanent position in a school. I found the staff to be extremely helpful when it came to any form of query. Kerry, especially, was always at the end of the phone whenever I needed her and was quick to solve any problems in a friendly yet effective manner. Thank you Hoople.

Meet our expert recruitment team

  • Lisa Yates

    Lisa joined Hoople in May 2023 having spent four years as Director of People & Organisational Development at her previous company. She provided functional leadership, vision and accountability for the development and delivery of the strategic people agenda, including, operational HR delivery and design and implementation of transformational people activities. Lisa brings 22 years of HR experience to Hoople, which allows her to support the development of the company as it moves through further growth and diversification.

    Lisa Yates

    Head of HR & OD

  • Kelly Hughes

    Kelly has been with the team since Hoople began in 2011 and has been working in the recruitment sector for over 15 years, so is the fount of knowledge for clients, job applicants and her team. Managing the team, ensuring a great service is provided and advising on all matters recruitment are top of the list, as well as always making sure we're placing the best applicants in roles for our clients around the county.

    Kelly Hughes

    Resourcing Manager

  • Kerry Donativo

    Kerry originally started off within the in-house recruitment team for Hoople and Herefordshire Council, and since moved across to work with Herefordshire schools, and now specialises in helping them to secure Supply Teachers and Teaching Assistants for both long and short term cover. She subsequently has a wide understanding of all recruitment procedures and policies and prides herself on customer-focused working relationships.

    Kerry Donativo

    Recruitment Consultant

  • Nick Butterworth

    After finding his passion for the world of recruitment in his previous role as a Recruitment Administrator, Nick knew that this was the career for him. Now specialising in the recruitment for our commercial customers and clients, his current responsibilities in the team include resourcing the best candidates and developing valuble client relationships.

    Nick Butterworth

    Recruitment Consultant

  • Claire Muir

    Claire is a long-standing member of the team having joined as an apprentice at the very beginning, and has since worked her way up to Team Manager. With extensive knowledge in all aspects of Recruitment and DBS, Claire's favourite parts of the role are working with the team, building relationships with managers and providing an excellent service to all our customers.

    Claire Muir

    Recruitment and DBS Manager

  • Angel Rawstron

    Angel joined the Recruitment Team as an apprentice nearly five years ago! Angel started in permanent recruitment, she is now a Recruitment Consultant and works in placing agency staff within Herefordshire Council and Hoople, dealing with a huge variety of roles from Care Workers to Social Workers and everything in between.

    Angel Rawstron

    Recruitment Consultant

  • Jayne Francis

    With a background in early years teaching, safeguarding and training, Jayne has worked at Hoople from the very beginning, gaining knowledge and experience in different departments so is the fount of all Hoople knowledge!

    Jayne Francis

    Recruitment and DBS Advisor

  • Julie Glazzard

    Julie previously worked for Herefordshire Council for 24 years. Her role covers all new job adverts and new appointees for Herefordshire Council and Hoople. Julie says the best thing about her role is the great team and the challenge of learning new skills.

    Julie Glazzard

    Recruitment and DBS Advisor

  • Sally Vaughan

    Sally worked for Herefordshire Council for many years, most recently in the recruitment of foster carers, and she has been able to transfer these enrolment skills into Hoople’s recruitment team.  Her focus is on Hoople’s internal recruitment, which includes a huge variety of roles.  Her day-to-day business involves advertising the position, arranging interviews and processing new starters, as well as attending community jobs and careers fairs. 

    Sally Vaughan

    Internal Recruitment Partner

  • Natasha Howells

    Natasha has recently joined the recruitment team and specialises in the care sector, specifically Hoople Care. In her role, Natasha’s focus is on promoting the care services and vacancies within Hoople Care. Her aim is to attract the best candidates for the roles and to be the first point of contact to the applicants throughout the process.

    Natasha Howells

    Recruitment Officer- Hoople Care

  • Paige McNally

    Paige has recently joined the Recruitment team, with 7 years’ experience in administration-based roles. Paige now specialises in recruitment for Herefordshire Council and her day-to-day tasks include creating job adverts, liaising with new starters and carrying out pre-employment checks. Paige really enjoys her role as its always busy, and says it's a dynamic and a lovely team to work in. We agree!

    Paige McNally

    Recruitment and DBS Advisor

  • Karen Collingwood

    Karen joined the team in January 2023 as a Recruitment Advisor, ensuring all new employees are successfully appointed to their new positions within Herefordshire Council. She started out as a small business owner for 10 years, this was followed by over 12 years working in residential and educational settings, supporting children with autism and complex disabilities. A move into the care sector allowed Karen to expand her knowledge and progress to Home Administrator. She has brought with her many transferable skills and experience. Working a hybrid contract, Karen especially enjoys her office based days, working alongside her colleagues who have been extremely welcoming and supportive.

    Karen Collingwood

    Recruitment Advisor

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General Enquiries


Hoople Recruitment & DBS
Auxilium House
Legion Way


01432 383003

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