John Salt has been appointed as deputy managing director of CV-Library. John will join the company in July this year, bringing with him 18 years’ experience as a commercial director in online recruitment.
Salt’s most recent role saw him work as group sales and marketing director at Stepstone, the European online jobs marketplace that acquired the Totaljobs Group in 2012. With full responsibility for the leadership and development of CV-Library’s four UK offices, Salt will play a key role in reaching the company’s aggressive growth targets and building on its outstanding reputation.
Lee Biggins has been the sole managing director of CV-Library since he completed an internal buyout from his co-founder, Brian Wakem, in 2013. Salt joining the team is another key milestone for the multi-award winning job board and provides even more opportunities for success across the country.
Biggins comments on the appointment: “I have known John for many years and always trusted and respected his views on the market. His distinguished career, passion for people development and previous experience in the online recruitment space set him apart as a standout candidate. This appointment is a poignant moment for myself and I am very confident that John will help take CV-Library to the next level.”
John Salt adds: “An opportunity presented itself to join a business that is dynamic, fast growing and well-respected, at a very senior level – not something I could turn away. I am excited to get started and continue developing the teams at CV-Library to ensure they’re as successful as possible, both as individuals and as part of the business. This is also a chance for me to continue growing my skills further and develop as a managing director.”
The news follows a recent string of victories for the popular job board, which has focused on growing its existing network of 800 career sites to ensure clients continue to receive quality applications from candidates in sector-specific roles and locations. Recent launches include Educations-Jobs.co.uk, EngineeringJobs.co.uk and JobsRetail.co.uk.
Biggins has played a key role in these launches and has always been extremely hands on since CV-Library was established in 2000. However, as the award-winning online recruitment platform continues to progress, Biggins has started to turn his attention to the marketplace oversees.
Biggins continues: “I’m certainly not planning on sitting back when John starts. This will actually allow me the time to focus my efforts on our global brand, Resume-Library. We’ve begun by introducing the first recruitment model of its kind to the US and it’s really starting to take off and gain some serious traction.
“I’ve always loved the excitement of a start-up business,” says Biggins. "With CV-Library being one of the most established brands in the UK job board market right now and John joining the team, now is the ideal time to turn my attention to a new challenge.”