At Kameo Recruitment we are passionate about collaborating with charitable organisations and building sustainable, genuine partnerships. We are keen to use our skills, time, resources and financial donations to make a difference in the community of Cambridgeshire.
Our core values – Empowerment, Collaboration, Passion, Integrity and Excellence are not only fundamental to the way we do business at Kameo Recruitment but equally important to the way in which we engage with and support the needs of our local community. Using our expertise to assist where we can, we are committed to our corporate social responsibility and we view this action as a responsible way to do business.
Empowering people is at the heart of what we do and we are passionate about assisting others to reach their full potential and be the best that they can be. We are proud to be supporting three local organisations throughout 2020 that share our vision.
Our Work with Domestic Abuse
Cambridge Women's Aid
Cambridge Women’s Aid was established in 1977 and provides dedicated and specialist services to women and children affected by domestic abuse.
Kameo Recruitment has been supporting Cambridge Women’s Aid since 2018 raising awareness of domestic abuse and supporting their Freedom Programme; in August 2019 Sharon became an “Ask Me Ambassador” where she was given the resources and tools to listen to and direct domestic abuse survivors to specialist support.
Kameo Recruitment regularly partner with Cambridge Women’s Aid running seminars across Cambridgeshire, which aim to educate businesses on domestic abuse. Our collaborative mission is to be a partner for those businesses, helping them to understand what they can do to raise awareness of domestic abuse, and how they can be a support system to employees who are currently, or have suffered from domestic abuse in the past
Domestic Abuse Alliance
The Domestic Abuse Alliance provides FREE legal support and assistance to victims of domestic abuse. Sharon Livermore, alongside some well-known names in the UK film and television industry, became an official campaigner of the DA Alliance in August 2020. Each individual campaigner has their own story of strength and they are all striving toward a common goal of raising awareness of domestic abuse in our society.
Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse
EIDA is a growing network of employers, from various sectors, working collectively to take action on domestic abuse. They help employers better care for their employees by implementing effective internal policies on domestic abuse.
Kameo Recruitment became an EIDA member in August 2020, we are committed to supporting their mission to share resources and best practices with other Cambridgeshire businesses, in the hope that they too will recognise the importance of our cause and begin to implement positive changes within their businesses too.
Our Work with Careers
Form the Future
Form the Future, a social enterprise based in Cambridge, has been working with local schools within Cambridge and the Greater Cambridge region since 2015 to support their careers and work-related learning activity. Its aim is essentially to bridge the gap between schools and businesses, by helping students to prepare for their future after school and to help businesses recruit their future talent. In order to achieve this, Form the Future has an ongoing programme of careers events at schools across the region, runs a mentoring programme and assists students with work experience, as well as providing a careers advisory service.
Sharon has been working with Form the Future for the past four years, in September 2019 Sharon became an Enterprise Advisor for the social enterprise, where she supports Cottenham Village College with their careers programme. Commenting on her involvement, Catherine Hay, Events and Relationship Manager at Form the Future, said, “Thank you very much to Sharon at Kameo Recruitment for your ongoing support in 2018. You have helped so many students with your advice on CV writing and Interview Skills and have given numerous Mock Interviews too, always with a smile and a “can-do” attitude. We are lucky to have you on board and look forward to working with you and the Kameo Team in 2019!
Turtle Dove Cambridge offers work experience for young women in Cambridge between 15-24 years old who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET. The work experience comprises of working as part of their Events Assistance Team at events across Cambridgeshire from charity fundraisers to private functions. They also host their own community events in partnership with other local organisations for older people who are accessing day centres, residential homes or have been identified as socially isolated.
Most recently they have started their own fundraising efforts and events to take a team of the young women they work with to gain work experience in an overseas setting with charities in Brazil that support girls and young women who have been victims of abuse and at times trafficking.
With one very specific aim, Turtle Dove Cambridge was founded to improve the future of young women who are or are at risk of becoming unemployed through not having the confidence or experience to seek employment or engage successfully with society.
“We are delighted that Sharon and Kameo have chosen to work with and support us in all that we aim to achieve. Sharon’s passion, enthusiasm, person, drive and vision couldn’t be more inspiring and encouraging. By giving of herself and her business she is already an incredible gift to Turtle Dove Cambridge and the young women we exist to serve. We look forward to working with her and Kameo and seeing how the partnership unfolds.” Kate Nation, Managing Director, Turtle Dove Cambridge.