Lara Mitchard

Lara Mitchard

Specialisation: BD, Marketing & Communications
Company Position: Principal Consultant - BD, Marketing & Communications
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Phone Number: 020 7430 7249

My Background

I started my career in recruitment working for an independent commercial recruitment consultancy, 14 years ago.  I quickly discovered that I enjoyed the pace and variety of working in the temp and FTC division and have focused on this aspect of recruitment ever since.  I have experience working both operationally and strategically, developing and supporting teams and delivering quality focused recruitment solutions to a range of highly prestigious clients – ranging from high volume recruitment campaigns to bespoke, targeted headhunting projects.  My ethos has always been to live and breathe the ‘Consultant’ aspect of my role which has enabled me to build a strong network of clients and candidates alike.  

Roles I recruit

I recruit temporary and fixed term contract Business Development, Marketing and Comms staff at all levels.

What candidates and clients say about me

"I can’t praise Lara enough for her help and guidance and for placing me in the perfect role. I really appreciate the time that was taken to find out exactly what I wanted, what my skills were and where I’d fit in. Not to mention; the great interview prep and keeping in touch to see how I am getting on, even several months later." - Jess Bondzie, Marketing Manager at Hollis

From the first conversation, every touch point in between, to landing my new role Lara was invaluable in guiding me at every step. Lara is a seasoned recruiter who knows the ins and outs or recruitment, understands what hiring managers are looking for, and her specialist sector knowledge was invaluable to me. Lara didn’t just prep me at every stage of the interview process, she help me dig deep into my skills, experience, and background boosting my confidence throughout the interview process. Her support and guidance didn’t there, Lara has been in touch since starting my new role." -CathyAnn H. - BD & Marketing professional

"It was an absolute pleasure to have met with Lara and to have been assisted in my job search by her. From the first phone call to a month later in the dream role she secured for me she has been amazing. She gave me the confidence to go into the interviews with my head high and genuinely believed in me and encouraged me to go and achieve my goals. I find that very rare in the recruitment industry! Lara helped prep me for all stages of the interviewing process and really gave her time to assist me. A month on in the job she is still checking in with me to see how I am doing. I highly recommend Lara!"  Lauren Wright, EA at Freshfields.

“I would recommend all future candidates and employers to go through Lara to get the perfect match for your requirements - someone who actually listens and delivers rather than just "filling a space" and "hitting their targets". Thank you Lara.” - Candidate, Board Level PA

“Lara has always worked hard whenever I have challenged her to find us the best candidates for our roles! She always delivers even when I asked for 30 temps to start the next day! She listens and always gets it right!” - Client, HR Manager

"It has been a pleasure working with Ambition, Lara Mitchard matched me to some really great and interesting temporary assignments, which enabled me to really figure out what long-term career move I should be making. The level of communication was brilliant. I can honestly say this is one of the best agency's I have come across, they are truly transparent and trustworthy. There back of house admin in terms of timesheets/payables also ran without a hitch."  - Lisa Goldsmith, EA at Mazars

Outside of work

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking (but not without a glass of wine in my hand!) and reading.  I have recently developed a love of theatre and enjoy nice holidays, having lived abroad for several years previously, so like to get away as often as I can.