As essential’s Talent Operations Director, Kate Roberts sets the strategic direction for the business and manages our customer brand. It’s her job to ensure each candidate and client receives a tailor-made service, so we get the right fit – getting great candidates into great roles in great companies.

Contact Kate on 0780 142 9051

Kate’s human resources business background means she really understands recruitment from a client’s perspective; how expertise in a particular sector can make all the difference.

She brings a skillset from a career spent working nationally and globally in multiple sectors including financial services, FMCG, energy and digital; heading up talent, learning and development and internal communications for FTSE 50 and 250 organisations.


For Essential Candidates:

Forget the one click apply, ghosting and sending your cv to anyone and everyone on job boards, we offer a personal approach for the best candidates in our specialised sectors who have not yet started their search for a new role.

Our essential candidate service includes careers advice, market insight, help with writing CVs, introductions to great clients in our network so you get access to jobs often not yet advertised, preparation for interviews and access to networking and topical learning events.


For Essential Clients:

At essential we think of ourselves as a trusted business partner and that means sharing our expertise. We’ve developed an essential leadership package for our valued, regular recruitment clients with access to a range of free services that will help develop your recruitment, talent and leadership strategy.

Put simply, the more you work with us – the more you gain.