Barbara McKiernan
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Barbara McKiernan

Managing Director of VANRATH

As Managing Director of VANRATH, Barbara is committed to building the strongest team of experienced recruitment specialists in Northern Ireland. 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

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​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.

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​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.

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​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.

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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.

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