Sarah Ingram

Corporate Services & Executive Search Team Leader

Tell us about your role.

I am the Corporate Services Team Leader on the Social Services side of Tradewind. I work on the Executive level positions across Community Services in Melbourne and Victoria, as well as the business support roles for Not for Profits, such as Payroll Officers, Marketing Managers, HR Officers and everything in between.

Tell us about your career to date.

I began my recruitment career back in the UK after a long stint traveling across India, Nepal and Thailand. I represented Child Protection Social Workers across London for 5 years. When I got to Melbourne in 2017 I had a brief stint working with Architects, but I found I missed the Social Work sector too much and finally found my home at Tradewind.

After meeting with Tradewind's Directors, Hope Collins and George Richards, I knew this was the family for me and since then I have not looked back.

I started on the Permanent desk and then saw an opportunity on the Mental Health team, working across AOD, homelessness & housing, youth, justice, asylum & disaster recovery sectors. I became Senior Consultant under Melissa Carson's fantastic guidance and enjoyed a productive year with that amazing team. Before long, another opportunity then arose as Team Leader for Corporate Services and I knew it was time to make the leap and take on another challenge.

Which of Tradewind's Core Values resonates with you the most and why?

Invest in Long-Term Relationships - without this, a career in recruitment just won't work. I thrive off improving organisations workforces and efficiencies. I love finding out candidate's stories and finding out where they see their next steps going, and helping them achieve their career goals.

I pride myself on the relationships I have built and seizing every opportunity. Even outside of work, I am that annoying mum in the playground that will know as soon as you are open to opportunities and will offer to revamp your resume!

Why should a job seeker or business choose to work with Tradewind?

We have a very specialised approach at Tradewind and take huge satisfaction in pairing the right candidates with the right organisations. We have a unique understanding of the Not for Profit space and work hard to be at the the forefront of recruitment for the social services industry. This allows us to anticipate shifts in market treads and advise our clients and candidates accordingly. We have an incredible, diverse and talented network at our fingertips, and we really do live up to our values every single day.

What is an interesting fact about you? 

I've starred in two Bollywood movies.