Richard McFarland
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Richard McFarland

Head of Talent

With 15+ years' experience in the HR recruitment sector, Richard has placed HR professionals from Officer to Director level across Northern Ireland and the bordering counties. Richard is CIPD Qualified and now looks after internal recruitment with VANRATH.

Richard 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. His role also includes Sourcing, Screening and Selection of all Internal hires, Talent Mapping and Reward Benchmarking and Candidate Experience.

​Had a brilliant experience with VANRATH, after having used many other recruiters in the past Dan Morgan in particular really listened to what type of role I wanted and made the whole process very smooth and easy! Really appreciated his help throughout.

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​Fantastic company, Conor Birch was especially exceptional at helping me out and I can’t thank him enough.

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​I recently worked with Chanel Gillen to fill a vacancy in my finance department. Chanel was a joy to work with and we filled our vacancy within a week. I would have no hesitation in recommending both Chanel and VANRATH for your finance recruitment needs.

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Extremely patient, thorough, helpful and conscientious about his work. Above and beyond and a pleasure at all times. Much appreciated and highly highly recommended.

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​Matthew Evers made looking for a new job very straight forward, He took my CV and very quickly found a suitable role for my experience. Very transparent and helpful throughout the process

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​In my eyes, VANRATH is the clear industry leader of recruitment in Northern Ireland. With a long history of placements, they have perfected the recruitment trade, which was made very clear to me during my time with them. Whether you plan to find your new role or work directly for VANRATH.

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Jobs by Richard

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Senior HR Advisor (VANRATH Exclusive Moira)
Northern IrelandNegotiable

Senior HR Advisor (Multi Site) Moira VANRATH Exclusive VANRATH is exclusively partnering with one of Northern Ireland's leading manufacturers, as they seek to appoint an experienced Senior Advisor ...

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Ballymenanegotiable, commission

HR Business Partner Ballymena VANRATH is pleased to be partnering with a leading manufacturing organisation based in Ballymena, as they seek to appoint a HR Business Partner to their expanding team...

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Group HR Manager (Ballymena)

Group HR Manager Ballymena VANRATH is pleased to be partnering with one of Northern Ireland's best known hospitality organisations, as they seek to appoint a Group HR Manager. What you will be doin...

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