Jack Matthews joins Nicoll Curtin to lead the projects and functions division in our Ireland office
Meet Jack Matthews, the newly appointed Head of Projects and Functions in Ireland. With 10 years of recruitment experience, specialising in tech and change disciplines, Jack brings valuable insights and expertise to his role in Nicoll Curtin's dynamic Ireland team.
"I offer confidential advice, market intelligence, remuneration guidance, career support, and a comprehensive roster of opportunities across the Irish market," Jack says. He partners with blue-chip companies and medium-sized enterprises on various transformation programs, covering digital, organisational, financial, and operational aspects.
Having studied Business & Marketing at the University of Nottingham, Jack has continuously honed his recruitment skills through ongoing courses. When asked about his background, he shares, "I find that my business and marketing education has provided me with a solid foundation for understanding the needs of both clients and candidates." Beyond work, Jack enjoys cycling, football, cooking, chess, and exploring Ireland's scenic trails. He is an active participant in meet-up events, engaging with the Irish tech and change community.
"Recruitment is a rewarding career that combines my entrepreneurial traits with the importance of building long-lasting relationships," Jack says. The dynamic and fast-paced nature of the industry keeps him energised, as he embraces the ever-changing challenges that each week brings.
Key trends in the Irish change and transformation recruitment market
When it comes to the Irish market, Jack expresses enthusiasm. "The market presents exciting opportunities for change and transformation professionals." With evolving market dynamics, digital transformations, and changing customer expectations, businesses in Ireland increasingly seek experts in change management, business process reengineering, project management, and organisational design.
Jack highlights the importance of agile and lean methodologies in transformation initiatives. "Organisations now look for professionals experienced in frameworks like Scrum or Kanban, as well as lean principles for process optimisation. These methodologies enable companies to be more responsive, adaptive, and customer-focused in their change efforts."
Jack recognises that successful change and transformation initiatives require a multidisciplinary approach. "Employers seek professionals with a combination of business acumen, technical expertise, project management skills, and change management knowledge. This interdisciplinary skill set empowers professionals to drive successful transformation initiatives that positively impact organisations and their stakeholders."
Personalised recruitment solutions for both businesses and candidates
As the Head of Projects and Functions in Ireland, Jack brings his deep understanding of the Irish market and its trends to deliver tailored recruitment solutions. "My goal is to provide personalised support and guidance to clients and candidates, ensuring they find the perfect match in the ever-changing business landscape."
Nicoll Curtin Ireland
With the addition of Jack Matthews, our already strong Ireland office has become even more formidable. The office has a remarkable track record, having received the Supplier of the Year Award from Mastercard/Allegis Group in 2022 as the best performing agency covering quality, speed, cost and placements.This award marked a huge achievement for the Nicoll Curtin Ireland team, as it is the most prestigious award from the supplier forum.
It is a testament to the team's dedication and expertise in delivering outstanding recruitment solutions. Now, with Jack leading the way in the change and transformation division, clients and candidates can expect an elevated level of service and an even greater focus on driving successful change and transformation initiatives.