20 January 2021 12pm – 1pm Webinar Online


Webinar: join us for ‘New Year, new job: recruitment top tips and guidance’

Register now for episode 32 of ‘Navigating turbulent times’ when our IWFM People SIG provides their best tips for landing your new job in 2021 and takes your questions.

Landing in the week of Blue Monday at a time when many will be planning for their next steps, this first episode of the New Year will look at recruitment in the context of COVID-19 and offer expert guidance on:

  • direct hiring: what are they really looking for?
  • what do recruiters and talent managers want to see on your CV?
  • the importance of social profiles and how to stand out
  • what else can you do to secure work?
  • transferable skills.

Register your place now, put your questions to the panel and start 2021 on the right foot.


Sophie Buck

FM training and talent specialist, The Xenon Group

Having worked in the world of recruitment since the late 90s and specialising in facilities management for the past 9 years, Sophie has a good understanding of what both employers and candidates are looking for.

She started her early career in the retail sector, moving from management to visual merchandising, and then into a training role, which gave her plenty of experience of how to transition between sectors and utilise transferable skills.

Rupa Datta

Founder, Portfolio People

Rupa is a recovering recruiter having spent the early part of her career in that industry. Witnessing first-hand the workplace shifts from a fully corporate career to a rise in self-employment, contracting and other types of work, she created Portfolio People to help people build and understand the value of a Portfolio Career.

She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Henley Business School and over the last decade has been involved in championing mobile workforce solutions within the facilities management sector, another example of the future of work.

Rupa’s current portfolio includes pivoting a property network from being fully in-person events to a blend of on and offline, pairing Indian food with sparkling wine and in 2020 she became the youngest woman in the UK and Ireland to be elected as Club Growth Director for Toastmasters International, a communication and leadership development organisation.

Wayne Young

Group Estates Director, Active Care Group

I am an experienced Facilities Management professional with a passion for innovation and a specific interest in the development of teams and the success of young people in the sector. Recognised in 2019  by being awarded the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers Young FM Manager of the year. I am an active committee member of the Young Pattenmakers and the IWFM People Management SIG as well as judging for the 2019 IWFM annual awards.

I have worked in FM for over 9 years and have worked in a number of industries from Education to Logistics most recently I have recently joined the Active Care Group into a brand new role of Group Estates Director. Where my role looks after Property, Facilities, H&S and Fleet. Our focus as a team is create a winning group estates strategy, where user safety and experience is at the heart of what we do.