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Meet The Team

Who We Are

Demob Job provides both our clients and candidates with the most professional team working within the ex-military field of recruitment. With over 50 years of combined recruitment experience we are passionate and committed to delivering the best of service.

Please meet all the team below:

Adrian Cheesman

Adrian Cheesman FIRP DipRP

Managing Director

0191 4274655

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Joanne Foster

Joanne Foster MIRP CertRP

Team Manager

0191 4274584

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Kim O'Brien

Kim O'Brien AIRP

Recruitment Consultant

0191 4274666

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Emma Smith

Emma Smith MIRP DIPRP

Recruitment Consultant

0191 4274693

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Kelly Chandler

Kelly Chandler

Business Development Consultant

0191 4274559

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Adrian Cheesman

Adrian Cheesman BSC (HONS) FIRP DipRP

Managing Director

Adrian joined the British Army in 1981 leaving his home town of Ipswich to spend his initial two years military service at the Army Apprentice College, now the Foundation College, in Harrogate.

Originally Adrian trained as an electronics engineer in the Royal Corps of Signals but, like most careers in the Armed Forces, he gained opportunities to train in other areas obtaining additional skills and qualifications.  His military career took him to various locations around the world including Germany, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, The Falklands and Nepal.

Adrian spent his final 4 years Army service working within a Tri-Service military recruitment environment. It was during this final posting that Adrian decided that there was a requirement for a commercial recruitment agency that specialised in promoting the skills and employability of ex-military personnel. In March 2005 Adrian established Demob Job.

‘It’s been very rewarding seeing my initial idea grow into an established business.  I have a great team who deliver a valued service to many companies throughout the UK resulting in the Demob Job brand name being synonymous with the delivery of quality candidates’

Away from work Adrian spends too much time at the cinema, walking his dogs and not enough time out running having convinced himself that it is within his capabilities to run a sub 2 hour Great North Run.

0191 4274655 or 07813 655898
adrian@demobjob.co.uk
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/adriancheesman

Joanne Foster

Joanne Foster MIRP CertRP

Recruitment Team Manager

Joanne joined Demob Job in October 2008 after a successful career as a Senior Negotiator in a local Estate Agency.   Joanne has a strong passion for working in a ‘target driven, sales environment’ and has become a key member of the Demob Job team.  She is recognised as one of the top performing consultants within the business.   

During her time at Demob Job, Joanne has gained a strong understanding of the Technical, Engineering and FM Sectors and has developed many successful client relationships.  With Joanne’s experience within the recruitment industry, she is able to quickly establish and understand her client’s needs and requirements, something which they often acknowledge and is demonstrated by her continual success at filling client vacancies with quality candidates.

She has some indirect ties to the military having been a Brigadier’s PA in Germany whilst her husband served in the British Army, therefore she has a strong understanding and insight of military life and the transferable skills service leavers can offer potential employers in the commercial sector.

Finding the perfect match between a candidate, role and company is very important to Joanne.  She enjoys being able to assist companies in their search for talent and finds nothing more motivating and satisfying than placing ex-military candidates into their new career.

Outside of work Joanne enjoys socialising with friends and family and loves nothing better than a long walk with her Labrador Ralph along our beautiful South Shields coastline.

0191 4274584
joanne.foster@demobjob.co.uk
http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/joanne-foster/21/5A6/826

Kim O'Brien

Kim O'Brien AIRP

Recruitment Consultant

Kim joined Demob Job in April 2011 having previously served a five year career in the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a Personnel Administrator. 

As an ex-serving member of the Armed Forces, Kim personally understands and appreciates the challenging transition, both financially and emotionally, from uniform to civilian employment.  It gives her great satisfaction to be in a position to pass on any guidance or steerage she can to help people make their transition smoother and ultimately secure a new career.

In her spare time, Kim likes to keep fit by attending regular HIIT classes, spending time with her family, (Kim’s Brother joined the RAF in March to pursue a career in IT), as well as taking her French Bulldog on long walks.  She also likes socialising with her Demob Job colleagues on regular company outings to local restaurants.

0191 4274666
kim@demobjob.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-o-brien-1582878b/

Emma Smith

Emma Smith MIRP DIPRP

Recruitment Consultant

Emma joined Demob Job in 2008 initially as a Sales Consultant before progressing to become a Recruitment Consultant.

Her understanding of the skills and experience of people with a Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force background is extremely strong and she enjoys helping companies across the UK to find their ideal new employee.  She also gains great satisfaction in helping those leaving our Armed Forces secure employment.

Believing that recruitment is not just a job but a vocation she has gained her Diploma in Recruitment Practice.  Specialising in engineering and technical vacancies, Emma provides a very focussed and determined approach which delivers results.

Outside of work Emma enjoys spending time with her horse Murphy and often attends local competitions.

0191 4274693
emma@demobjob.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-smith-mirp-diprp-392b4327/

Kelly Chandler

Kelly Chandler

Business Development Consultant

Kelly joined the team in November 2016 after working in the banking industry for 12 years.

“With over 25 years previous experience in customer service I know and appreciate that service delivery is everything.  I am very proud to be part of Demob Job and I am looking forward to a long career working with such a great team.  We do not just provide a service, we care about what we do, clearly demonstrated by our impressive results”.

Kelly is keen to talk to any company or organisation about their job vacancies, offering not only advice, but also a solution, particularly with those ‘hard to fill posts’.

“The majority of ex-military personnel possess many valuable attributes that make them very employable.  Our access to this hard to reach candidate community enables us to contact jobseekers other agencies struggle to reach”.

Outside of work Kelly is kept busy with her 2 children, her son Jake (16) is aiming for a career as a Royal Marine and is currently a Corporal in the Marine Cadets and her ‘miracle’ daughter Mollie (3) who keeps her on her toes. When she gets childfree time Kelly and her husband Antony like to spend time socialising with their circle of friends.

0191 4274559
kelly@demobjob.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-chandler-6ba64a137

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