Deverell Smith provides a 360˚ service to the new homes industry in London and across the country, supplying sales & marketing, administrative, after-care and completions staff to industry leading developers and consultancies. Driven by a desire to make the recruitment process as hassle free as possible for our clients, we have created an offering whereby our clients need only turn to us when it comes to recruiting staff. Whether clients need a trainee on a temporary or contract basis or a Sales Director on a permanent basis, we are excellently placed to help. In addition to placing individual members of staff, we are often called upon to assemble entire teams and regularly do so. Where possible, we travel to every site we work with in order to give our consultants sufficient knowledge of the specific challenges to suitably vet candidates. In addition, our temporary and contracts team are able to absolve employers of all HR, payroll and legal obligations, and will deal with these compliantly on their behalf.
Tess prides herself as being a people person. Her biggest motivation in the workplace is making a positive difference to people’s lives. She joined Deverell Smith in early 2018 and works in the New Homes team. Before Deverell Smith she volunteered for the Princes Trust and worked for the Royal Mencap Society supporting adults with learning disabilities into employed. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Ellie joined Deverell Smith in March 2018, and works on the New Homes desk. Before working at Deverell Smith, she worked in women’s fashion for a top department store. In her spare time, she enjoys taking trips back to Gozo, an island off Malta where she used to reside.
After completing her degree at the University of Manchester, Roberta moved to London and started a role within luxury travel in Notting Hill. She joined the New Homes team at Deverell Smith in early 2018, placing candidates with property experience from junior to senior level. Roberta spends most of her time in Surrey or Parsons Green and enjoys horse riding and skiing.
Caroline joined the company in November 2017, and works on the New Homes desk. Before working at Deverell Smith she previously worked in the beauty industry as a Brow expert. In her spare time Caroline enjoys road cycling and touring. She will be cycling from London to Amsterdam in Spring 2018.
Lucy joined Deverell Smith’s New Homes Team after a successful number of years in Estate Agency, where she worked for a leading London brand and an independent in Suffolk. Lucy enjoys utilising her extensive knowledge of the London property market by placing new homes professionals for some of the top developers and agencies. When not exploring London with friends, you can find Lucy enjoying the countryside back on her family farm in Suffolk.
Prunella previously worked for Deverell Smith for three and a half years from 2010 in business support recruitment before joining Savills in 2013 as an onsite new homes sales negotiator. During her time at Savills, Prunella worked on The Eagle with Mount Anvil and more recently at Capital and Counties Lillie Square, phase one of the Earls Court Master Plan.
Prunella was very excited to re-join Deverell Smith in March 2017 to head up the Temporary New Homes Desk. Her joining comes at a pinnacle time in the market as we are seeing significant growth in temporary and contract employment within New Homes across the Capital. Her knowledge of both the new homes and recruitment sector can provide strong market knowledge to really add value to our clients, candidates and our team.
Georgia completed her Professional Diploma at Quest Professional before joining Deverell Smith. Due to her strong interest in property, particularly property development she joined the New Homes team at Deverell Smith. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and exploring the exciting bars and restaurants around London and Surrey.
With a Masters degree in Commercial Property, Censa returned from Sheffield University to join Deverell Smith in 2012. She has been an instrumental addition to our New Homes desk where she specialises in the placement of Consultants through to Managing Directors within the Residential Development sector. As Head of New Homes, she is also responsible for developing business and has established strong relationships with some of London’s largest developers and consultancies. Censa is a very keen traveller; you can often find her hiking glaciers, searching architectural wonders and has gained an exceptional knowledge of many bars and restaurants en route!
Georgia Zambakides was recommended to me by an ex manager who deals with her periodically. From our first contact I found her to be extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable. At our face to face meeting, she questioned me in depth as part of the process, skilfully identifying my strengths and matched them to a suitable vacancy.
Georgia has always kept me updated on progress, even if this meant contacting me out of hours. She has a re-assuring and confidence inspiring manner and has been an absolute pleasure to communicate with.
I have been successful in securing the vacancy Georgia matched me to and I am extremely grateful for all her efforts. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a new role.
If anyone is looking for a position I can’t recommend Gemma Walsh enough…Not only did she find me my perfect position but the professionalism she has is second to none! I have dealt with a few recruiters in the past who will just send you on any interview to try and give you a job they want you to have, not what you want! She listens to what you want and is there for you every step of the way!
My initial meeting with Deverell Smith was with Gemma and Alex who both made me feel at ease and rest assured they will do their upmost for me. (And they certainly did! I was then introduced to Censa who knew about the perfect position for me. When Gemma and Censa put their heads together and got me in to see the company I couldn’t wait! I have now started in my new position and without sounding cheesy I have also found a friend. I would 1,000,000% only use Deverell smith in the future (hopefully I won’t need to) and would recommend them to anyone!!!
Good luck to everyone and all the best!
Unfortunately everyone is always very quick to comment with bad feedback so I thought I would take some time to tell you what a great job Censa did. The company was recommended to me by an old colleague and friend and his recommendation did not fall short of expectation. I found Censa extremely positive at all times and incredibly supportive, which I can assure you was needed at times.
I’d also like to say how impressed I was that when Censa was away from the office, you were able to take over the process for a couple of days with no obvious glitches and Censa was still in contact via text to make sure all went well.
Censa is without a doubt the most professional recruiter out there! After working in recruitment and dealing with quite a few different recruiters at Deverell smith and across the board your professionalism and approach is by far the best!