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Genuine specialists in Property Recruitment

  • Design
  • Development
  • Maintenance
  • Management

Since 2004, we’ve learnt a lot about the property sector and what makes our clients happy.  The Hunter Dunning you see today is a company which cares about doing the best possible job, whilst providing a service that can be trusted.

Whether you are searching for a job or your next employee, our approachable team will offer you advice, guidance and expert knowledge as part of our tailored recruitment service. Find all our current vacancies here.

Meet our Team

  • Gaby Montero
    Principal Consultant

    Gaby heads up our Interior Design desk and is herself a qualified and experienced Interior Designer.  Originally from Costa Rica, Gaby speaks 3 languages and spends much of her free time visiting art galleries or in a Yoga class.

  • John Watson
    Lead Consultant

    John joined Hunter Dunning in 2015, he recruits architectural professionals across the South of England.  John has a keen interest in DIY and when not in the gym can be found wearing his tool belt and renovating his house with his wife.

  • Jennifer Driscoll
    Business Operations & Marketing Manager

    Jen joined Hunter Dunning in 2015 as a Recruitment Consultant.  Having returned to work following the birth of her son, Jen is now responsible for business operations and marketing for the company.

  • Charlotte Lambert
    Senior Consultant

    Charlotte is part of Hunter Dunning’s London architectural team, managing roles throughout the City. Charlotte is dog obsessed, enjoying nothing more than walking and cuddling Loki her Bordoodle .

  • Kelly Armour
    Senior Consultant

    Kelly is part of our property team, focusing on commercial roles. She likes to enjoy the outdoors as much possible and will camp whenever she can with her son. She can also be found darting up and down the seafront on a scooter.

  • Matthew Trussler
    Senior Consultant

    Matt heads up Hunter Dunnings business in the U.S. Focusing on Interior Design and Architecture roles.  Outside of work, Matt is often found down the yard with his partner’s small herd of horses. He is also a running enthusiast.

  • ALIX TREAGUS
    Recruitment Consultant

    Alix is part of Hunter Dunning’s London architectural team, managing roles in West, North and East London. Outside of work, Alix is usually spending time with family or with her husband finding new woods or walking trails to explore.

  • Chad Musselwhite
    Recruitment Consultant

    Chad works as part of our Property Team, with a focus on Sales, Customer Care, Property Management, Facilities, Site and Construction Management roles.  Outside of the office Chad lives and breathes football. He also likes spending time in the gym and trying to eat healthily.

  • Becky Meadows
    Resourcer

    Becky works with the recruitment team supporting them with both candidate and employer-related activities. When not in the office Becky spends her time walking her dogs and socialising with friends and family.

  • DAN PEARCE
    Recruitment Consultant

    Dan works as part of our Architecture Team, managing roles across the North of England.  Outside of the office, Dan enjoys spending time at the gym and mountain climbing with friends. He most recently climbed Mount Snowdon!

  • Mike Hoad
    Recruitment Consultant

    Mike works as part of our Property Team, with a focus on Land, Planning and development and Civil Engineering roles. Outside of the office, Mike enjoys watching football and spending time with his children.

  • Yasmine Elwell
    Resource Consultant

    Yas works as part of our property team focusing on identifying candidates across a range of technical disciplines.  Outside of work Yas enjoys spending time in the gym and socialising with friends and family.

  • Joe Synes
    CEO

    Joe has worked in recruitment for longer than he cares to remember and has been a part of Hunter Dunning since it’s launch in 2004.  Outside of work Joe likes to get out on his bike and spend time with his family.

  • Jonny Dunning
    Director

    Jonny is a founding director of Hunter Dunning and has 15 years’ experience in recruitment.  Outside work his life revolves around his wife and two daughters but when he is not ‘active dadding’ he can often be found paddleboarding.

  • Roger Dunning
    Director

    Founding Hunter Dunning in 2004, Roger claims that his hairline is a direct result of a lifetime in recruitment! Outside work, Roger is all about his family, with a little Yoga and the occasional surfing trip thrown in when the family allows!

  • Molly
    Office Dog

    Molly joined Hunter Dunning in 2010 and is now a permanent fixture in the office.  If she is not snoring under Joe’s desk, she is enjoying a lunch time walk.

What do our clients & partners say?

  • I worked with Hunter Dunning during my time at Places for People from 2017 to my leaving the organisation in 2022. They provided recruitment services covering white collar property and built environment professionals across the different businesses within the PFP Group, primarily our developments business. Whilst with Places for People, Hunter Dunning have shown an in-depth understanding of the sectors in which they recruit and the ability to provide consultative advice on recruitment within the built environment, such as salary/remuneration benchmarking in a rapidly changing market through the covid pandemic and the post jobs market bounce.

    Places for People as a business has an in-house recruitment team, access to wide range of recruitment tools and will always look to fill roles internally before engaging with recruitment partners. We did not operate a PSL but used an approved supplier list, which Hunter Dunning was part, this allowed agility so we could use the agencies that provided the best service and delivery rather than being beholden to a set PSL. Over the time we operated this model Hunter Dunning become the go to built environment agency – their service marked them out as an agency to always use and often to use exclusively. Their delivery and ability to fill roles marked them out as a key part of our TA offering to the business, but what was more important was the genuine, honest feedback they provided even where, on rare occasions, they couldn’t supply talent.

    Hunter Dunning has consistently proven the ability to fill roles in candidate/skill short sectors and is regularly engaged to assist with senior/strategic appointments. Hunter Dunning has become a trusted and well-regarded supplier to our business and one that I would recommend to other businesses operating within the built environment.

    Neil Pollington (Head of Recruitment) - Places for People
  • Having been directly recruited by Joe I was really impressed by the level of detail he went into and amount of time he spent getting to know me to ensure it was the right fit. He was in constant contact throughout and always available to assist during the process.

    This understanding of me, then us as a company, has led to using Joe and the team to recruit for several roles since and we are really pleased with the results.

    It’s refreshing for a recruiter to actually listen to exactly what you require and take the time to find the right person.

    Gareth Moody (Managing Director) - Tila Commercial
  • Having worked with several architectural recruiters, both as a candidate and supporting in-house recruitment drives, I have no hesitation in recommending Jennifer and Hunter Dunning.

    It is too often the case that recruiters don’t listen to candidates and clients, leading to mismatched expectations and short-term employment. From my first conversation with Jennifer – herself recommended by a former colleague – I could tell this would not be the case.

    Jennifer and the team listened intently, asking all the right questions about the long-term employment I was looking for. As a result, I’ve started the role I’d been looking for.

    I found Jennifer and the team professional, easy to contact and honest. I would strongly recommend her and her colleagues to any practice or architectural professionals looking to recruit.

    Thanks again Jennifer, and Hunter Dunning.

    Victoria Simpson (Partner) - DLG Architects
  • Hunter Dunning have recently become a recruitment partner of Chestnut Homes. They have a very people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job spec. I am confident when we interview a Hunter Dunning candidate they will have already been vetted as a suitable fit for our company from a partner who understands us as a business. Chad distinguishes himself from others in similar positions by being genuinely passionate, caring, and professional. He has a detailed understanding of the market and is dedicated to sourcing quality candidates for our needs.

    Fiona Vivan (HR Manager) - Chestnut Homes
  • Charlotte is an absolutely amazing recruitment agent and a real pleasure to work with. She made the effort to come into our office to meet with us in person and experience the working environment.

    She immediately understood our requirements and placed an excellent candidate in a very short space of time. Overall, we had a very seamless process from interview to hire and would certainly use Hunter Dunning again in the future.

    Motti Ifergan (Principal Town Planner) - Urban Planning Practice
  • Design Group 3 Architects have used the services of many recruitment consultants to assist in the expansion of our practice. We have found Hunter Dunning to be responsive to our recruitment needs and always willing to work hard on our behalf. They seem to have access to a wide range of high caliber candidates who are all well briefed as to our business aims.

    Nick Baker (Group Design Director) - Design Group 3 Architects
  • Joe and his team were fantastic throughout the whole process. They sat down with me face to face, genuinely listened to what I wanted from my new role, and found opportunities that really matched what I was looking for.   I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a new job in architecture

    Nick Hollaway - Part II Architectural Assistant
  • We’ve been delighted with the help and service that Hunter Dunning has given us during the last few months.  Hunter Dunning has provided us with a high-quality architectural candidate, impressing us with both the efficiency and manner of their service.  A pleasure to work with.

    D Brown (Partner) - Browne Smith Baker Architects
  • I found it an absolute pleasure working with Hunter Dunning. I was extremely impressed with the effort Hunter Dunning put in to finding my current position. They worked very hard for me, was a delight to speak to and their communication was fantastic. They also kept in touch since I started my new position, regularly, to see how things are going, which is a nice touch!

    Peter Forde - Architectural Technician
  • Everyone in the industry knows how difficult it is to get the right level of staff at the right time.Recently Feilden + Mawson engaged Hunter Dunning to assist us with recruiting for our Norwich office. We were very impressed by their professional response, understanding our needs immediately and quickly identifying suitable candidates that allowed us to successfully recruit.  We look forward to working with them again in the future.

    Robert Todd (Partner) - Feilden + Mawson
  • It’s thanks to Gaby and Hunter Dunning that my 2014 New Year’s resolution, to move up the career ladder, was realised.  After my initial telephone interview with Gaby I felt at ease and extremely confident knowing that she was dedicated to helping me find my new job. Throughout the whole job searching process Gaby was attentive, encouraging, professional and always friendly.   I highly recommend Gaby and Hunter Dunning for excellent and efficient service.

    Marc Theron - Project Manager
  • Lewis and Hickey have worked with Hunter Dunning for many years and the service has always been excellent — we have employed some high-quality staff via them and have agreed long term conditions.

    Tim Hall (Managing Director) - Lewis & Hickey
  • Nightingale Associates recently engaged the services of Hunter Dunning in our search for an Architectural Technician for our Dartford Office. They listened to our requirements and forwarded appropriate candidates for our consideration. We subsequently selected a candidate and the placement has proved to be successful. We were pleased with the service provided by Hunter Dunning and continue to use their Architectural Recruitment Service to meet our recruitment needs at all levels.

    Tom Crilly (Principal) - IBI Nightingale
  • Having been made redundant I wasn’t sure where my next job would be and what effect this would have on my career. Joe was instrumental in getting my CV out to the right people, just when they were looking for my skills.

    I received a number of offers and Joe worked hard to drill down into the detail of the offers, including benefits and training opportunities. He was able to make the decision easy for me, and I was left in a better career position than when I started.

    John Markwell - Landscape Architect
  • Joe Synes is definitely your big picture, detailed oriented, go-to guy for seeking new employment.  Through his energetic efforts I secured an interview, offer, and Senior Urban Designer position with one of Britain’s largest planning firms in their flagship headquarters.   Based on my experience, I highly recommend Joe as a design position specialist who not only beats the bushes, but the crowded field of recruitment competition also.

    John Martin - Senior Urban Designer
  • Gaby was tremendously helpful and enthusiastic in helping me find a job that matched my aspirations and qualifications. She was great at communicating throughout the process, and has been absolutely lovely to work with. I am hugely grateful for her knowledge and understanding of the industry, matching my skills and experience with a company that is a perfect fit. Thank you!

    Eloïse James - Designer
  • Brooke & John were the consultants I worked with while working with Hunter Dunning. I would highly recommend them to anyone, who wants to use a highly-focused, well-organised professional recruitment service. They had a detailed understanding of my expectations, skills, knowledge and experience and were able to really focus on finding the perfect career move for me.
    Within two weeks they had arranged four interviews which matched my requirements well. They worked tirelessly for me throughout the entire process keeping me informed at every stage. All the interviews were great experience. Brooke and John had fully prepared me for my interviews and matched me really well against the roles I was being interviewed for.
    Following these interviews I have now accepted a role via Hunter Dunning and I cannot wait to start! Hunter Dunning are always up to date with the new positions on the market, and they are happy to mediate on your behalf at any stage of the process. I feel very lucky I had an opportunity to work with them.

    Kinga Berkesi - Architectural Technician
  • I have registered with quite a few agencies, but I have found that your help has been first class – more useful that the other consultants I have liaised with elsewhere ( other consultants have been impersonal).

    I genuinely appreciate the advice you have given me, and the interview you arranged for me (in just two days!!), so I would just like to say thank you, and I hope that there will be some more opportunities arising in the near future from yourself and Hunter Dunning.

    Jimi Deji-Tijan - Part II Architectural Assistant