Spec Recruitment is a Bristol based independent recruitment agency with a difference!

Honesty, quality and integrity are at the heart of our values. We are a passionate, dedicated and unique team of recruitment consultants and genuinely love what we do!

We believe in making your job search or your recruitment process simple. We pride ourselves on standing out by bringing a different and personal touch to recruitment. Taking the time to meet each and every candidate face-to-face ensures that we can match not only the right skill set, but the right personality for a company culture.

For 13 years we have developed an established reputation and continued to put the best interests of our clients and candidates first, and have built and maintained lasting relationships with our clients who are leading companies across the South West.

We love what we do, and are enthusiastic about how we do it. Please contact us today to discover more!




Jackie is one of the UK’s foremost recruitment professionals, with over twenty-five year’s experience. Don’t be fooled by her inability on the golf course, obsession with all things Bikram Yoga and love of the grape, she is still as passionate about recruitment now as when she first started and is the “eyes and ears” of Spec Recruitment!

So what does Jackie think of her team? Enormously proud of their tremendous commitment and compelling combination of skills.


Leah joined Spec in January of 2014 when she came in to register and never left.

With a degree from Plymouth in Events Management and having worked within hospitality throughout her studies, Leah is well able to cope with the ever changing demands of a busy ‘perms desk’.

Her likeable, easy going manner means that she is a clear favourite with all our candidates. The ‘Kisstory Queen’, she is a total foodie and loves all things summer…whilst being the most regular user of the office dumbbells!


Natasha is a graduate of Drama from UWE and moved to London to work within property. After working six days a week for two years she swapped houses for people and now enjoys the daily challenges of recruiting within our permanent division.

Natasha has bags of energy, can be found at the gym every morning at 6am and will always go the extra mile for her candidates. She loves theatre, film festivals and Socialising with a capital S!



We understand that company culture is just as important as skills and experience, and source the best candidates for your vacancy and for your team.

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We are office support staff specialists. We recruit for temporary and permanent positions across Bristol and North Somerset

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We work with fantasic clients across the region, from small businesses to large corporations and international companies.

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We like to meet you – and we listen!
We believe in taking the time to get to know you so that we can match you to the role you are looking for

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We offer an individual service, tailored for you and your needs. We help you to improve your CV, prepare you for interviews, provide feedback and ensure you are offered the best advice and support.

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Need a helping hand? You’ll find plenty of helpful tips including writing your CV and cover letter, developing your career and the benefits of temping.

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    We only have to look back to the last century to see how far employment has progressed and how much job roles have changed.


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  • “We have used Spec Recruitment on a number of occasions over the years, and they are always our first port of call for admin vacancies. Their enthusiastic and friendly approach is outstanding. They have introduced several excellent candidates to The Bristol Port Company, at competitive fees, and these candidates have proven to become assets to the Company.”

    Bristol Port Company

  • “TC Group has had the pleasure of working with Spec for many, many years in supplying recruitment needs for both temporary and permanent members within our organisation. Our personal experience with Jackie Boulding and her team at Spec, has been beyond satisfactory… it has been exceptional. In every single instance, their service was exemplary, their staff professional, and their attention to detail amazing.”

    TC Group

  • “We have worked with Jackie for over 10 years and she just gets us! She knows the business and makes sure that the people she puts forward (for whichever department) fit with the culture of the business. As a result she has successfully appointed half the office!”

    Las Iguanas

  • “I can highly recommend Spec Recruitment. I have used them twice and both times the calibre of candidates they supplied me with have been of extremely high quality. We recruited both candidates on a temp to perm basis which they both sailed through and are now doing extremely well within our organisation.

    All of their staff are extremely friendly and very knowledgeable and I would completely recommend them to anyone looking for a new job or any employers with recruitment needs.”


  • “Whenever we have a requirement for staff it’s always Spec that we turn to. They have a good understanding of our business needs and so always send someone appropriate for the role. They are quick to respond, honest, easy to talk to, and always enthusiastic! Highly recommend.”

    Anthony James and Co

  • “I have worked with Spec since 2013 when recruiting for permanent staff. They have a clear understanding of our requirements, understand our recruitment process and I know I can rely on them to provide us with candidates that tick the boxes every time. They are fun, original, think out of the box and are great to deal with. I recommend them 100% ”

    Portland Brown

  • “I have used Spec recruitment for over 8 years now and have lost count of the number of excellent candidates that we have hired through them. They have an extremely special ‘personality’ as an agency and an enthusiasm and care for people and businesses that is rarely found.”

    Rowan Dartington