About Flexible Minds
Flexible Minds was established by Sarah Moore to bring a new and flexible approach to recruitment in the West Midlands. There are many reasons why individuals may want to work on a flexible basis. Flexible Minds brings together talented individuals who are looking for rewarding and fulfilling jobs with progressive and insightful employers who value the talent someone has, not just whether they can be at their desk for the standard 9 to 5.
Flexible workers offer many benefits to employers and we are passionate about finding the right roles in the right companies for the right people.
Talent, not time, is our mantra.
A little bit about the founder, Sarah Moore:
Sarah graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Psychology and began her sales career working for Countrywide, the UK's largest and most successful estate agency and property services. In 2002 she joined recruitment company Badenoch & Clark specialising in finance and accountancy recruitment into the public sector in the West Midlands. Throughout her career she has held various sales and operational management roles working within the recruitment industry, property industry and prior to setting up Flexible Minds she was the Chief Executive for the charity Relate in Worcestershire.
Whilst working for Relate she also completed an MSc in Occupational Psychology, which is the study of human behaviour at work with the intention to increase the effectiveness of organisations and how they work with individuals.
For her dissertation she researched working mothers and the common place issue of mothers needing to occupationally downgrade (needing to take a reduction in responsibility, status or salary) if wanting to work part time and the impact of this on their wellbeing and stress levels. (link to research). The reason why women seem to be occupationally downgrading in order to work part time is inextricably linked to the recruitment market. Once established in an organisation and an individual has shown the impact they can have in their position, many employers are happy to consider shaping the employee's role around their flexible needs. In contrast when trying to move on and find a new position with flexibility the recruitment options are significantly more limited. The research mirrored Sarah’s own experiences and whilst it was nice to know she wasn’t alone she felt there had to be another way.
The great news is, things are changing and Flexible Minds is here to help lead the way in the West Midlands. There are many flexibly minded employers who have identified the huge benefits that offering flexible working can bring. These include potential cost savings, a more motivated and responsive workforce, reduced absenteeism, increased productivity and crucially access to a diverse, previously untapped, pool of talent.
What we offer:
Flexible Minds specialises in the recruitment of talented professionals working across a whole range of industries in administration, accountancy, business consultancy, charities, HR, management, marketing and sales, media and digital communications, technology and IT.
Flexible working doesn’t just mean part time; there’s flexi-time, compressed hours, reduced hours, term time, job sharing, career breaks, teleworking, remote working or a combination of options. See our guide to flexible working for more information.
Employers can opt for a managed recruitment service and pay a fee that is a percentage of the recruited candidates salary (on a pro rata basis, if applicable) or can choose to advertise a vacancy on the job board for a one off fee and manage their own recruitment process.
Individuals looking for a new opportunity should send their CV to Flexible Minds to register as a candidate. We want to build a relationship with you to understand your strengths and ambitions. We can work proactively on your behalf, approaching industry relevant employers as well as informing you when we have a new position that would be perfect for you. Frequently, in recruitment, by the time a job gets advertised a recruiter will have already received, and be considering, a number of pre-qualified candidate CVs. Give yourself the best chance of success by registering your CV as soon as you decide you are ready to start looking.Send CV