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

​My whole experience working with the VANRATH team has been positive, and I can not recommend them highly enough. Special thanks to Ross, who guided me through the process with an experienced and professional approach, connecting me quickly to my perfect job.

​My whole experience working with the VANRATH  team has been positive testimonial

​Had a fantastic experience with VANRATH, Sean Doherty is a star. Right from the start, he listened clearly to what it was I was after and found me a fantastic role I'd never have even thought of applying for! Every interaction I had with VANRATH in general was impressive, they really do an excellent job.

Every interaction I had with Vanrath in general was impressive testimonial

​I cannot recommend VANRATH enough. Daniel Morgan is an absolute gentleman to deal with. 5 stars isn't even enough so I am going to give my own 10+ stars. If you are looking for employment look no further than VANRATH. And, if you are as lucky as me to have the chance of working with Daniel Morgan you will not be disappointed.

I cannot recommend VANRATH enough testimonial

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

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