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StopGap Consultant

Jane Stephens

Senior Consultant



The Serious Bit

Jane works Wednesdays to Fridays in a job share with Zoe Vannozzi who works Mondays and Tuesdays and she works on freelance roles in the following sectors; Charity, Education, Government & Public Sector and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare & Medical sectors.        

Jane started her career in integrated agencies including FKB, Carlson and Marketing Perspectives before having a break to have her son whilst working part time. She then re-joined brand design agency Blue Marlin as New Business Manager before moving sideways to a Senior Account Manager role, where she was for 5 years.

During her time at Blue Marlin, she was most proud of her work to launch a new bottled water, where she took the reigns of the project and team from start to finish including design inception, attending focus groups for structural and label options, briefing artwork and print stages as well as sourcing all peripheral aspects including caps, and producing convincing trade materials to gain listings in all major supermarkets!

The Fun Bit

My first ever job was

...selling advertising space in the grad publication ‘Graduate Opportunities’ which was a real eye opener. 

The most daring thing I’ve ever done is

...leaving a full time role to go part-time to spend more time with my son. I never looked back and never regretted it. Oh and getting a dog. Then another dog. It has cost me a fortune but they’re friends for their life and completely adorable. 

In my spare time you can find me

...in the garden growing things.

The brand I am most passionate about is

...Nivea becuase it's a wonderful heritage brand with modern relevancy. It saw me through childhood and I use many of the skincare products now; it's honest, simply packaged, all the products are fresh, a pleasure to use, available almost everywhere for almost all your skin's needs and is excellent value to boot. What's not to like.

Stopgap has exceeded my expectations. They supplied us with two of the finest account directors I have ever worked with, but also they found them without difficulty. I believe this in part reflects their selection process but also the company’s approach in not only understanding the technical aspects of the brief but most importantly the culture and values of the candidates and the agencies involved. To cap it all, their staff – whoever picks up the phone – feel like real grown ups who understand just how critical it is to find the right fit. In a world where I suspect temp to perm hiring will increasingly be the model for expensive, critical hirings, I believe Stopgap have a particular advantage.

A selection of my jobs

  • Are you an Account Director with extensive experience working in the public sector? Are you looking for an exciting 12 month fixed term contract? Then read on ...

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Temp to Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £50,000 - £60,000 -
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Temp to Permanent
    Job Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 -
  • A PR and Communications Manager with charity fundraising experience needed NOW to engage priority audiences with our client's fundraisng efforts

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £35,000 - pro rata, 6 months
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £35,000 - pro rata, 6 months
  • Do you have 3/4 years on and offline Marketing Exec/Officer experience? Good at building personal relationships? Then please read on

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £24,000 - 1 year FTC
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £24,000 - 1 year FTC
  • Do you have solid Direct Marketing and ideally have worked within the Charity sector? Have you got experience of planning and delivering multi channel direct campaigns across mail, online, telemarketing and direct response? Are yoy comfortable with data driven campaigns and available immediately? Please get in touch now!

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    Upto £200 per day based on experience/Minimum 3 months
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: Upto £200 per day based on experience/Minimum 3 months
  • Do you have a background in direct marketing across all channels from traditional mail to telemarketing? Do you have experience in fundraising? Are you available immediately? Live in or near East Sussex? Please read on

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    upto £150 per day - min 3 months
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: upto £150 per day - min 3 months
  • Paying £150-160 per day, immediate start, 3-6 months. We're looking for a communications expert for 3-6 months to help our Hounslow based London client deliver their media and content strategy.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £150 - £160 per day -
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £150 - £160 per day -
  • Senior Marketing Officer with on & offline marketing management expertise to meet key marketing recruitment strategies? Free for a Jan 18 start?

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £36,441 - £42,915 per year
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £36,441 - £42,915 per year
  • Do you have 2/3 years CRM experience, are you data orientated with great analytical skills using tools such as POWER Query, Access, Power BI or SQL? Have you had experience of building data transformations as well as segmentation, and managing suppressions, deduping and so forth? If so then read on!

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £28,000 - £34,000 per year
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £28,000 - £34,000 per year
  • Opportunity for a integrated marketing executive with experience of on and offline campaigns to join this leading public sector consultancy and work on campaigns promoting housing services to the local community. Read on for more details...

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £25,000 for 1 year FTC
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £25,000 for 1 year FTC
  • Opportunity for a integrated marketeer to lead on and offline behaviour campaigns from end to end when you join this leading public sector consultancy. Your campaigns will make a real difference to the local community.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Freelance
    Job Salary:
    £35k 12 month contract
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Freelance
    Job Salary: £35k 12 month contract