Our Mission

Changing lives through recruiting with conviction(s)

Our Values

  • Expectant hope – we believe in the change we want to see
  • Resilience – we stay the distance
  • Relationship-led – we focus on people not programmes
  • Collaboration – we thrive through supporting each other in team and by partnership
  • Christian values – compassion in action, integrity, second chances, faith

Who We Are

The Recruitment Junction is an award-winning recruitment charity in the north east of England, placing people with convictions into sustainable paid work. We see people rediscover a sense of purpose through finding fulfilling work where they can add real value, becoming role models who drive positive generational impact across their families. We deliver on skills shortages across the region, we push back on local unemployment and we contribute to a national reduction in reoffending.

Our Team

Beverley Brooks
Beverley BrooksFounder
Beverley Brooks is a former business owner and senior recruitment manager with over 20 years’ experience in the sector. She spent the past 10 years designing and running ex-offender employability programmes in Newcastle and London. In the corporate world between 2001 – 2010, she founded and ran an international IT recruitment business, exiting after a management buy-in when it had reached a turnover of £10 million. Beverley is passionate about seeing people fully move into their purpose, through finding fulfilling work where they can add real value.
Cameron Mann
Cameron MannChair
Cameron Mann is a former Chief Inspector with 20 years experience of operational and specialist roles at Northumbria Police, followed by 7 years at the Home Office where he managed a variety of national and international projects. Cameron continues to work with European law enforcement agencies, governments and academic institutions as an adviser and researcher and is an Advisory Board member at the International Security & Emergency Management Institute. Cameron has worked for several years as a volunteer, establishing and leading job clubs where he has supported many people with convictions on their journey into employment.

Our Board

Complementing the niche recruitment expertise of its Director, the board of The Recruitment Junction brings together specialists from each segment of the criminal justice sector: Colin Fozzard, Prison Outreach Worker (HMP Durham and HMP Northumberland) and Employability Skills Trainer, and Margaret Lawson, retired Partner of a local law firm and volunteer ex-offender Job Coach. Mark Simpson is an adviser to the Board, and is the Executive Director of Nigel Wright Recruitment Group, previously training as an engineer and undertaking operational roles in industry.

Our Funders and Commissioners

We are grateful for the support of over 40 philanthropic funders, including Bernicia Group, the Drapers’ Company, the Grocers’ Charity, the Leathersellers’ Company, National Lottery Community Fund, Newcastle Building Society, People’s Postcode Lottery and the Worshipful Company of Weavers.

PCC Northumbria Violence Reduction Partnership
Department for Work & Pensions
Ministry of Justice
HM Prison & Probation Service
Newcastle City Council