About Oakland

Our Mission

To work in partnership with all of our
clients and candidates, to provide an
outstanding service that helps to meet
all your recruitment objectives.

Our Vision

To continue to grow in a competitive
market through first class service, while
ensuring that our recruitment practice
is ethical, professional and reliable.

Oakland Group

Mark Heath
Group Managing Director
Mark has led Oakland Recruitment for 14 years and has over 25 years of experience in the recruitment industry.  Oakland Recruitment has developed over the past 2 years to now Read More
Sarah Pursglove Howard
Director of Care and Training
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience within Recruitment and Training sector, and she is also Cert Ed qualified.  Sarah trains all our care candidates which ensure we produce the best Read More
Katrina Cartlidge
Payroll
Katrina is our payroll administrator and works across Recruitment and Care. She is responsible for all staff wages and ensure everyone is paid each Friday. Katrina is a new mum Read More
Anna Roest-Merrick
Accounts
Anna works for Oakland Group and is responsible for making the accounts balance across all companies! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband.  She Read More
Jasmine Poole
Reception / Compliance
Jasmine is the Oakland Group receptionist and is perfect at her job. Jasmine will be the first person you meet when you come into our offices. She is expecting her Read More
Dillion
Office Dog
Dillion or Dilly is 11, and loves nothing more than lazing on the sofa in the office. He just lies there and watches the world go by. Pop in and Read More

Oakland Recruitment Team

 

Mark Heath
Group Managing Director
Mark has led Oakland Recruitment for 14 years and has over 25 years of experience in the recruitment industry.  Oakland Recruitment has developed over the past 2 years to now Read More
Sarah Pursglove Howard
Director of Care and Training
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience within Recruitment and Training sector, and she is also Cert Ed qualified.  Sarah trains all our care candidates which ensure we produce the best Read More
Katrina Cartlidge
Payroll
Katrina is our payroll administrator and works across Recruitment and Care. She is responsible for all staff wages and ensure everyone is paid each Friday. Katrina is a new mum Read More
Julia Bent
Recruitment Consultant (Business)
Julia is a senior recruitment consultant with a wealth of experience under her belt. She is meticulous at her job and is a long standing staff member at Oakland. In Read More
Dillion
Office Dog
Dillion or Dilly is 11, and loves nothing more than lazing on the sofa in the office. He just lies there and watches the world go by. Pop in and Read More
Ashleigh Coleman
Recruitment Consultant
Ashleigh is a dedicated and longstanding team member. Starting on the reception desk, Ashleigh applied herself and was soon promoted to an industrial Recruitment Consultant. In her spare time Ashleigh Read More
Chris Walmsley
Business Development Manager
Chris comes with 23 years of sales’ experience. In his previous roles he’s sold everything sofas to mobile phones and gas door to door. Over the last few years’ he’s Read More
Andrew Billington
Recruitment Consultant (Driving)
Andrew has recently joined the Oakland Group to manage our new driving division. Andrews personality and drive makes him an exceptional consultant. He has a wealth of recruitment  experience and Read More

Oakland Care Team

Sarah Pursglove Howard
Director of Care and Training

Sarah has over 20 years’ experience within Recruitment and Training sector, and she is also Cert Ed qualified.  Sarah trains all our care candidates which ensure we produce the best of the best.

She provides care, management and other training solutions to companies both onsite at Oakland and at the employers premises.

She is training currently to deliver the Mental Health First Aid Qualification and has recently started Reiki training.

Using her array of skills and experience, Sarah ensures the Oakland Group has a clear strategy for growth.  With proven track record of mentoring and coaching staff, she leads by example with a hands on approach.

Sarah participates and runs a range of charity events, most recently climbing Snowdon!

I believe our staff are the heart of what we do, our people make our business.  Respecting and valuing cultural and diversity is at the heart of working at the Oakland Group.

 

Nicola Wightman
Recruitment Consultant (Care)

Nicola is an experienced Registered Care Manager with a wealth of experience within the recruitment sector.

She has exceptional knowledge and understanding the needs and requirements of clients and gives 100% in everything that she does.

In her spare time, she can be found watching re-runs of Friends, and she describes herself as a ‘Friends fanatic’.  Nicola likes to spend time with her dog and her boyfriend of 12 years, yet still no ring!

Marie Jones
Recruitment Consultant (Care)

Marie has 10 years care experience which in her current roles allows her to understand the needs of clients and candidates at an exceptional level.

In her spare time she also likes to walk her dog and enjoys time with her husband when he is home.

When Marie married her husband, a submariner, she was only given 2 weeks’ notice before they got hitched!

Dillion
Office Dog

Dillion or Dilly is 11, and loves nothing more than lazing on the sofa in the office. He just lies there and watches the world go by. Pop in and say hello to him!

Gus Nicol
Recruitment Consultant (Care)

Gus is a fabulous additional to our Care Team.  He joined the group in May 2019.

Gus is a knowledgeable, competent and motivated manager that prides himself in putting 100% in at everything he does.

He has extensive knowledge and understanding of all types of care settings and brings new fresh ideas to the group due to his experience in recruitment.

Gus is part of a band “TheSkirr”, described as “indie-rock and garage-pop tunes”. We all look forward to hearing some tracks,  In the meantime check them out on www.theskirr.co.uk

 

 

Andy Pearse
Care and Education Consultant

Andy brings with him a passion and drive for recruitment. His career has been recruitment and this shows in his everyday work ethic, a true asset to Oakland Care.