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Consultant in Focus

Thursday 25th July 2019

Faye Lyons - Speech and Language Therapy team

Our Business Manager, Faye has been working with Mediplacements for 8 years.

Faye was a highly experienced Recruitment Consultant when she first joined the business with previous experience working within medical recruitment specialising in Speech and Language Therapy.

With 14 years’ experience within the field, Faye has become a very influential recruiter within the sector.

We thought we would ask Faye a few questions to help you get to know a little more about her…

What do you enjoy most about working for Mediplacements? What I like most about working here is the family feel and close bond that everyone has.

What is your career motivation? My career motivation is leading a team to success and building relationships with new and existing clients and candidates.

What would you say is your strong point? My strong point is my personal experience of liaising with SLT’s and other Therapists due to my father’s ongoing battle with a Brain Tumour which he has had for over two decades.
My dad has a glioblastoma in his brain stem. Because he has had this condition for so long it brings with it other health issues. He has to see a Speech Therapist on a regular basis and uses Think & Easy in all of his fluids. He is fed fork mashable foods which is something that happened more recently after he was diagnosed with tonsil cancer which luckily the consultants at the fantastic Royal London Hospital were able to treat successfully.

What is your most memorable moment within your role? My most memorable moments have to be when I get to meet some of the wonderful professionals. Its lovely to be able to thank them personally for everything that they do.

What has been your most challenging experience in your role? My most challenging experience in my role has been juggling my work life balance. Having two young boys aged 5 & 3 and working in such a fast-paced environment can bring its challenges, but I think I’m beginning to get the balance right.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love taking part in activities with my family, we paint pebbles hide them in parks then check the ‘love on the rocks UK’ Facebook page to see if they have been found. We enjoy our holidays too. I’ve recently started to take PT sessions to improve my fitness levels.

Candidate feedback…

"I have been a locum through Mediplacements since 2011. This is by far the best agency that I have worked for. The consultants are not only professional but also friendly which goes a long way to help me feel valued as a candidate instead of a 'number' on somebody's spreadsheet. I really enjoy calls from Faye who shows a genuine interest and understanding of my profession and career pathways which helps me to feel reassured that I will not be put forward for a job which I am not qualified for or would not enjoy doing. Recently I have made a success of running my own Speech Therapy company and I would only consider Mediplacements (and Faye) if I were to require a locum."
Beth L – Locum Speech & Language Therapist

To discuss your future career opportunities get in touch with Faye today on 0207 045 3354 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).