Clair Schindler

Regional Director | Ireland


Clair leads our specialist HR offering across Ireland with a focus on mid to senior-level HR talent. Before joining the team, she has been in the recruitment industry for over 25 years. She brings significant experience with contingency, contracting, retained and executive search recruitment processes across permanent and interim projects.

Clair’s testimonials

Head of HR | Science Foundation Ireland

“From the very beginning of the recruitment process in my current role, Clair’s dedication and expertise were exceptional. Her insights went beyond what you’d typically expect from a recruiter. She offered a comprehensive understanding of the company’s culture, values and long-term vision. She also spent a lot of time getting to know me, my experience, background and career aspirations.

Clair provided invaluable coaching and interview skills that were tailored to my specific needs. I felt well-prepared and empowered, knowing I had her support every step of the way. I am now in a role that I can confidently say is 100% right for me and I owe much of that success to Clair. Clair’s professionalism, personal touch, and dedication to finding the right fit for the candidate and organisation are what make her an exceptional recruiter. I highly recommend her services to any candidate or employer seeking a recruiter who goes the extra mile to ensure the perfect job match.”

Ursula Kenny

Chief People Officer | The Designer Group

“Clair invested time in understanding our talent requirements, the must-haves of the brief. She is a highly effective relationship manager with great enthusiasm, building trust which is so important.

Claire demonstrated real knowledge of the senior HR market and hugely assisted with our talent expansion plan. I highly recommend Claire to anyone seeking Senior People Partners/Specialists/Managers.”

Shona Boyne

People and Culture Director | World Rugby

“I worked with Clair over the last two years where she partnered with me to help me build out a new people and culture function supporting me to recruit roles in talent acquisition, HR operations, reward and talent and organisational developpement. Clair quickly understood my requirements and the vision I was trying to achieve. She identified some great talent in the market and moved quickly through the various steps of the process keeping both myself and the candidates updated in a timely fashion throughout. Clair is warm and professional, she has great relationship management skills and can readily flex to the client’s changing needs as required. Her candidates who are now my new team members also spoke very highly of how Clair interacted and managed them throughout.”

Lisa Lowry

Head of Talent Culture and Organisational Developement

“Clair was fantastic from start to finish.

Very thorough, open and supportive during the interview process and made everything very straightforward. She was also a wonderful counsel through it with good tips and advice, having not interviewed in quite some time.

I felt she was actively bought into getting me over the line, and what was best for me and the business which is hard to straddle for recruiters. I wasn’t just a number or candidate which I appreciated.

Would recommend her to anyone 👍🏻.”

Niall O’Donoghue