About Jigsaw Specialist Recruitment

We specialise in Commercial, HR and Executive Search recruitment assignments at all levels on a permanent, temporary and contract basis. But our real speciality is personal service.

Why Choose Us?

We are old hands – although our business is new. We started the consultancy in April 2016, but our directors have 20 years’ experience to draw on, a wealth of excellent contacts, and all the know how you need and expect.

We are small – at the moment (but growing fast!) This business is our passion. Our guiding philosophy is to provide a truly personalised, tailored approach to recruitment, and we keep that in mind in everything we do. That means you will have the benefit of genuinely personal attention.

We deliver what we promise. From providing regular progress updates, to meeting the most demanding role specifications, we do what we say we will. We are so confident that we can find your ideal employee that we won’t ask for a penny upfront. You will only pay us when the successful candidate starts in the role.

Our reputation speaks for itself. We have become recruiters of choice for many well-known employers across the South coast, and our clients come back to us time and time again. We’d love you to get in touch and find out why.

“our guiding philosophy has always been to provide a truly personalised, tailored approach”


  • Administration
  • Data Entry
  • Office Management
  • PA/Secretarial
  • Reception
  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Legal Support Staff
  • IT
  • Finance/Accountancy
  • Procurement


  • HR Director
  • HR Business Partner
  • HR Assistant
  • HR Manager
  • HR Advisor
  • HR Administrator
  • Training Manager
  • Compensation & Benefits Specialists
  • Change Management Professionals
  • L&D Manager
  • In-House Recruitment

Executive Search

  • Chief Executive
  • Operations Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Finance Director
  • HR Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Senior Management
  • Business Development Director



Meet the Team




Natalie Brian MIRP | Director – Commercial Recruitment

Natalie is a senior recruitment specialist who has built an enviable reputation working for leading international recruitment brands. Natalie’s career in the finance and commercial recruitment sectors has spanned over a 14-year period. She is equally at home managing the next rising recruitment star as she is keeping her finger on the pulse and taking on all your junior, senior and executive commercial recruitment needs.

When not recruiting Natalie enjoys going to the gym, keeping her husband and co-director Robin in check and being a mum to their two children.

Get in touch

E-mail: natalie@jigsawspecialist.co.uk
Tel: 01202 888343

Robin Brian MIRP | Director – HR Recruitment

Robin first started in recruitment in 2002 servicing the hospitality industry sector. This was a baptism of fire and started his love and passion of the recruitment industry. Robin soon moved on to recruiting in the professional services sectors and in 2006 became an established HR recruiter. Robin is now highly regarded as one of the South’s leading specialist recruiters and prides himself on a client base ranging from small independent companies to international blue chip organisations.

When finding time away from the office Robin can be found enjoying time with his wife Natalie, son Henry and daughter Beth. He is also an ageing and somewhat unfit footballer who still thinks there is time for a playing comeback for his beloved AFC Bournemouth!

Get in touch

E-mail: robin@jigsawspecialist.co.uk
Tel: 01202 888343

Julia Rees | Recruitment Specialist 

An ethical and well-networked recruitment specialist, Julia has extensive experience within independent marketing and digital recruitment consultancies, and inhouse as an Internal Recruitment Manager managing a change in recruitment strategy and increase in direct sourcing.

Julia thrives on gaining an in-depth understanding of clients, briefs and candidate motivations, building solid partnerships, and a strong desire to find the perfect match; she has built a sound reputation, based on her personal, honest and consultative approach, and market and industry knowledge.

Having relocated to Dorset and joined the Jigsaw team, Julia is already putting her marketing and digital knowledge and passion to good use, supporting our clients with their search for marketing and digital talent, as well as other commercial assignments.

When not at a desk, Julia fills her summer time with cycling, swimming and sprint triathlons, gardening, and camping trips; come Winter, she can’t get enough of mountains and skiing.

Get in touch

E-mail: julia@jigsawspecialist.co.uk
Tel: 01202 888343

Jules Astrup | Social Media & Marketing Expert

With 15 years in journalism under her belt, including a stint as a senior reporter on the Bournemouth Daily Echo, Juliette became a freelancer in September 2016 and hasn’t looked back. Now, as well as writing features for a raft of publications, she is branching out into social media management. After joining the Jigsaw team in April 2017 she became our go-to gal for captivating content and punchy prose across our website and social media platforms.

When not writing Juliette is a busy mum of two, keen baker of cakes, terrible gardener, and huge fan of libraries.

Get in touch

E-mail: jules@jigsawspecialist.co.uk
Tel: 01202 888343