Caroline Taggart –

With an honest, intuitive and hardworking approach, Caroline is dedicated to providing an unrivalled standard of service to both clients and candidates.

Caroline works across the business, meeting with both clients and candidates, to ensure the successful introduction of office personnel to many of Edinburgh’s top organisations.

“Although we have faced many challenges over the years, including successfully competing against national recruitment firms and adapting to the digital era, I believe that with hard work, determination, integrity and humour we continue to hold a special place in the hearts of many excellent clients and candidates.”


Pamela Gavin –
Recruitment Manager

Pamela joined Time Recruitment Services in May 2018 and brought with her over 15 years experience in the finance and recruitment sectors.

Pamela is a friendly, organised, committed and driven individual who thrives in a busy environment. She spends her time sourcing, interviewing and meeting with new clients across Edinburgh (or via Zoom) and enjoys matching suitable candidates to the appropriate positions.

“We spend substantial time with each candidate ascertaining their skills, employment history, and professional aspirations. At the same time, we meet with new clients to learn about their company and to precisely establish what their recruitment criteria are. Clients can then be assured that each candidate referred to their company has the skills, character fit, knowledge and ability to carry out their new role to an excellent standard.”


How we work

We take our time to get to know you.

We are open and clear in our communications.

We solve problems with a considered and practical approach.

We do what we say we’ll do.


We have used Time Recruitment on several occasions to help us find suitable candidates for vacancies that we were not able to fill from open recruitment. Caroline takes a lot of time at the beginning to really understand your organisation and the role of the vacancy in the organisation. The job description and person specification are discussed in great detail, which saves time in the long run. This personal touch is what sets Time Recruitment apart. You can ring Caroline up and she will immediately know what you are looking for; and as if by magic the perfect candidate appears! I would highly recommend any organisation to use Time Recruitment for their candidate search – you will be most pleasantly surprised!

Edinburgh Charity

The Law Society of Scotland have worked with Time Recruitment for a number of years and have had some fantastic candidates over that time. The quality of candidates has been second to none and a good proportion of these have gone on to secure permanent roles within the organisation. The staff at Time Recruitment have worked with us to understand our organisation with the result the candidates they refer to us not only have the right skills for the job they also are a great fit with our culture. Time Recruitment have delivered a reliable, timely and professional service which has made our job of resourcing the organisation effectively so much easier.

The Law Society of Scotland

We have used Time Recruitment for our annual event, held at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh since 2014 and will continue to use them in the future. They have matched our requirements in terms of the temporary staff required to work on various areas of our events perfectly. The staff have been reliable, friendly and were able to carry out the duties required without hesitation. Time Recruitment offer a high standard of customer service and I would highly recommend them.

Events Charity

Since I have been working with Time Recruitment I have found the company to be professional, efficient and understanding of my requirements. Caroline Burns is experienced and a pleasure to deal with, she responds promptly to any requests for updates and is always available for a meeting if required. She has placed 3 people in our Business and all of them are high quality; I felt she had considered the job descriptions I had provided and she had ensured that the people we met had the skills I had outlined, this saved a lot of time filtering candidates that were not suitable. We have now built a good relationship and I will continue to use Time and Caroline for my recruitment needs.

Wealth Management

My relationship with Time goes back a long way since I was appointed at the IFoA in 2003. I was so impressed with the personal service afforded me as someone looking for a fulfilling role that, now on the other side of the fence, I have turned to Time for help in filling a number of vacancies resulting in great appointments to my team. The proof that these appointments have been an ideal fit is the extremely low turnover of staff and this is largely due to the meticulous selection process of applicants offered for consideration. Our policy is not to use one recruitment firm exclusively, but on experience the bulk of our appointments have been from Time.

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

We contacted Time Recruitment in the summer 2016 to assist our business in recruiting an additional Administrator. Caroline was great to deal with, very personable and gained a good grasp of our business, the role and the type of person that would fit the team and as such we had complete confidence that Caroline would be able to find the ideal candidate. The candidate that Caroline put forward was indeed a perfect fit for our business and it has been a very successful appointment. We would most definitely contact Time Recruitment and Caroline again when the time comes to expand our team once more.

Wealth Management

I have used Time Recruitment for many years and have always been extremely happy with the service provided. They ensure that they select the most appropriate person(s) for the roles and are very approachable and helpful regarding any questions on the recruitment process. They know their temps well and hand pick the most suitable person for your vacancy, I have always found all the Time Recruitment staff helpful and provide a high level of customer service. I consider their terms of business and fees to be excellent and represent extremely good value for their level of professionalism and excellent customer service. The level of service is the same whether you are looking for one person or a whole team. I have used other recruitment agencies over the years but have not experienced the level of professionalism and customer service provided by Time Recruitment and can therefore highly recommend their services.


I’ve known Caroline for almost 20 years and have worked with her during this time as both client and candidate. I cannot recommend her and the Time Recruitment team highly enough. They are highly professional and work with the utmost integrity which is invaluable when dealing with recruitment. As a client, they will only put forward the best candidates and their understanding of candidates skills, experience and ultimate career aspirations sets them apart from other recruitment agencies. Fabulous service, high level of honesty and integrity and pleasure to deal with!

M. Ramsay

I moved to Edinburgh after graduating in England with no idea what to do – lost, aimless, unsuccessful in my job applications. Then I met the team at Time. Time Recruitment are a special kind of company. Not only are they very friendly, extremely helpful and genuinely care about their clients and candidates (a rare feature in recruitment companies today), they are also models of professionalism. They match their candidates to positions with the greatest care, ensuring everyone gets something that is suited to them and their set of skills. Caroline and her team have certainly gone above and beyond the call of duty and have been incredibly supportive the whole way. It has been an absolute pleasure working for/with them, and I would highly recommend their services.

D. Machado

I approached Time Recruitment as I was looking for work to tide me over in the short-term while I looked for something more permanent following the completion of my doctoral studies. I was seen by everyone else as a bit of a problem case as they all regarded me as too over-qualified to be considered for temporary work, but Caroline immediately saw past this and I was placed almost straight away in what turned into a rolling contract. I can’t recommend Time Recruitment highly enough to candidates and clients alike. It’s the most personal service I’ve experienced from staff who genuinely care, with Caroline getting to know each candidate personally. The main focus is on ensuring that the right candidate is placed in the right position, not just placing a job as quickly as possible to make a quick buck. Thanks to the support of Time, I’ve regained the professional confidence I lost during the several years I was out of the workplace due to a rather tough period of study, and I’ll never be able to thank them enough for that invaluable gift.

L. Williamson