Joanne Blackman is a co-founder and Director of Blackman Mansfield Recruitment.
Jo has spent over 20 years in the recruitment industry, with experience varying from high level industry recruiting through international agencies to independent recruitment services. Her success across a wide variety of industries, particularly within technical and specialty roles, has proven her as an invaluable addition to any recruiting process.
Though she began her career in Accounting, Jo went out on a whim and tried her hand at recruiting, which led to many accomplishments in an industry where her ability to form strong, loyal candidate and client relationships has flourished.
With her most recent experience prior to Blackman Mansfield heavily focused on technical and executive roles, Jo excels in her ability to understand and communicate specialised requirements and skill sets. It is this depth of knowledge and attentiveness to detail which allows her to truly comprehend an organisation’s culture and find skilled candidates that perfectly complement it.
She undertakes a contemporary, efficient and personalised approach, and utilizes a combination of her extensive networks plus social media and technology platforms to ensure her clients are receiving the top talent for their role.
Her personal, professional and trustworthy approach gives ease to candidates and clients alike, and enables the recruitment process to be efficient, authentic, and a little bit of fun!
When Jo is taking a break from fast-paced days with clients and candidates, she enjoys appreciating her rural property in the Adelaide Hills.
Melanie Mansfield is a co-founder and Director of Blackman Mansfield Recruitment.
For the past 15+ years she’s been helping Manager’s and Business Owner’s navigate the challenging (and often frustrating!) process of hiring staff and source the cream of the crop in talent for their teams.
Melanie’s recruitment career started in the office support area where she placed a number of Administrators, PA/EA’s, Office Manager’s and Accounting support staff. She then moved into a role where she specialised in placing staff in the community and not-for-profit sector, including Management and Senior Management staff.
In recent years, Melanie’s breadth of recruitment experience has expanded to include; Marketing, IT and Procurement. It’s this diversity and the opportunity to learn about a range of industries (some of her personal fav’s include; Food & Wine, Manufacturing and Defence) that keeps Melanie passionate about what she does.
With a consultative, engaging and honest approach, Melanie works tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for her clients and candidates and over the years has built many long-lasting relationships.
When she’s not scouring for exceptional candidates or wrangling her two kids, Mel can be found pounding the pavement along the Esplanade at Brighton, enjoying a Sav Blanc at a local winery or escaping to the Fleurieu for the weekend.
Mark Elding is a recruitment consultant with Blackman Mansfield Recruitment.
Mark is a highly accomplished banking and financial services professional who, in 2021, embarked on a career change, electing to join the Blackman Mansfield team as a Recruitment Consultant. In addition to recruiting mid-management to senior level positions, Mark will also be drawing on his expertise and placing staff in the financial services sector.
Prior to joining Blackman Mansfield, Mark held various executive leadership and specialist positions within banking and financial services in both Australia and Singapore.
With extensive experience in relationship management, building high performing teams, and identifying talent, Mark leverages his professional experience and networks to deliver exceptional results to both clients and candidates.
Mark places significant importance on understanding his client’s businesses, their growth aspirations and culture to ensure he is undertaking an informed, proactive approach to sourcing talent both for ‘the now’ and the future.
Mark is a strong proponent of candidate care, understanding the needs and expectations of his clients and delivering talent that is suitably qualified, experienced and culturally aligned. He works swiftly and proactively to ensure both clients and candidates experience an informed, efficient, and seamless recruitment process.
Beyond the professional setting Mark loves mountain biking, hiking in the Adelaide Hills, experiencing South Australia’s fantastic food and wine culture, whilst also spending time with his wife Sharon and their young son Kian.
Amy Hein is the Administrative Assistant at Blackman Mansfield Recruitment.
Currently studying Marketing at the University of South Australia, Amy supports Jo and Mel with general administration, marketing, event coordination and is the go-to for any office or tech-related task.
Amy has a passion for organisation, strong attention to detail, exceptional writing and editing skills and a bubbly personality which you may run into over email or the phone.
When she isn’t surrounded by university course work, Amy loves to sing, and is often performing throughout Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills.