Karen Hedger

Co-owner and Director

My job is to make sure that we deliver on our quality promise to clients and candidates and to provide leadership for our team of exceptional recruiters; I keep the business focused on ‘being Bright’.

I’m a graduate in sociology and theatre studies and have a PGDip in Sociology and Politics, I also hold a Level 4 NVQ in Management. Having initially trained as an FE Lecturer in Health and Social care I spent 3 years teaching adults who had chosen to pursue a career in the sector.

My 18 years’ experience within health and social care recruitment has included director level responsibility for three start-up recruitment businesses. I have also led on the start-up and development of domiciliary care services across 11 locations with CQC RI responsibility.

I am responsible for leading on key business areas, managing new projects and initiatives ensuring that we continually seek to improve in terms of what we can offer the sector. Whilst working with the team in ensuring all assignments are well managed and deliver the exceptional results we promise,  I also work on specialist management recruitment projects and hold key client accounts. My real interest in the healthcare sector continues to grow.

My job is brilliant; I work in the busy and vibrant industry of recruitment within a sector that I have a genuine interest and this mix keeps me forever engaged and interested in what I do.

I am passionate about the development of people and what that can deliver for those within our business, our candidates, clients and the end users – residents. Offering something that was ‘long term and impacting’ was key for both Julie and I in establishing Bright Selection and our subsequent ‘live by’ values. The best part is that we get to work with truly brilliant people, both professionally and personally, people who deliver business results and remain driven by giving the absolute best care. There is no other sector like it.

I’m a committed problem solver and lover of knowledge expansion for all. I guess this translates as avid thriller watcher, a thinking runner, foodie with eclectic musical taste and a hopeful detective novel writer!