Barbara McKiernan
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Barbara McKiernan

Managing Director

As Managing Director of VANRATH, Barbara is committed to building the strongest team of experienced recruitment specialists in Northern Ireland and is always keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in joining VANRATH. We have experienced teams across a range of disciplines and are recruiting for a number of opportunities in a range of sectors. Prior to her move into an operational business role, Barbara has 15 years' experience recruiting Senior Finance professionals and has an extensive track record placing talented individuals within Northern Ireland’s leading commercial businesses. Barbara has unrivalled connections and long term relationships built upon a reputation for honesty, confidentiality and trust.

WHAT OUR CANDIDATES SAY ABOUT US

After a long time of searching, VANRATH has helped me secure an excellent career move for myself. The professional service of their staff and Sean Doherty in particular has been vital for me to secure this post.

Excellent Career Move for Myself testimonial

Very good experience with this organisation & particularly Peter Brittain. He helped me at every stage of the selection process through interviews and even after getting the job keeping in contact to see how it was going. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter and Vanrath.

Very Good Experience testimonial

​I would definitely recommend VANRATH. Ryan Quinn was very helpful throughout the process of securing my new role. I can highly recommend Ryan to help you with your next career move. Thank you Ryan for your support.

Would Definitely Recommend testimonial

Michael Irwin was super helpful and made the whole process very easy. He was professional and approachable answering any questions I had and was able to provide advice at every step of the way. Overall a great experience and I would have no hesitation in both recommending and working with Michael again.

Great Experience overall testimonial

Could not be more thankful to Erin O'Kane at VANRATH for helping me take the next step in my career. Erin found a role that was a great fit for me. Erin was always very helpful, approachable and professional throughout. Thank you!!

Approachable and Professional Throughout testimonial

Daniel Morgan was very professional and supportive to work with. He understood what type of roles I was looking for and ensured I was well prepared for the interviews. He was efficient and responsive on every occasion. Thank you VANRATH!!

Professional and Supportive testimonial

Jobs by Barbara

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Recruitment Consultant (IT Sales)
Belfast£70000 - £80000 per annum

VANRATH are in a period of significant growth due to the success of the last 12 months. Following on from our success we are looking to recruit an Recruitment Consultant to specialise in IT Sales. ...

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Recruitment Resourcer
BelfastNegotiable

Are you a recruitment resourcer or a graduate who is confident on the phone, has excellent organisational skills, and would like to earn good monthly bonuses? VANRATH are in a period of significant...

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Recruitment Consultant (IT)
Belfast£70000 - £80000 per annum

VANRATH are in a period of significant growth due to the success of the last 12 months. Following on from our success we are looking to recruit a number of IT Recruitment Consultants. We have been ...

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