The SJ Personnel Team

Experienced HR and recruitment specialist, SJ Personnel is an ethical, transparent and proven recruitment company, with talented Human Resources (HR) professionals at the helm.

Sarah Thomas Founder Geelong Recruitment Agency SJ Personnel

Sarah Jane Thomas

SJ Personnel Co-Founder – Managing Director

Sarah Jane (SJ) Personnel co-founder Sarah Jane Thomas is an experienced HR and Resourcing Specialist, who has gained in excess of 21 years recruitment experience across both local and international recruitment companies. Sarah is an accomplished and dynamic Human Resources professional with excellent consultative, and strategic business partnering skills.

Sarah is an innovative and energetic entrepreneur, where she is involved with local committee boards and helps and assists local charities and fundraisers. Sarah is also a judge on the Geelong Business Excellence Awards.

On a personal note, Sarah is a mother of three young children, where she ensures work life balance between her family lifestyle and work.

To discuss your needs with Sarah Jane please phone her on 0487 591 660.


Adam Charleston

SJ Personnel Co-Founder

SJ Personnel co-founder Adam Charleston has more than 30 years experience in senior management and executive roles in family, multinational and government agencies. A chartered accountant by profession, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in management, finance, marketing and strategic planning to our organisation.

Working with a variety of organisations, Adam has experience in financial services, finance, engineering, product development and sourcing, distribution and consumer retailing.

Adam’s extensive business background ensures that we have a sound understanding of your organisation’s recruitment requirements.

Adam now spends his personal time playing golf and also enjoying some wonderful time with his 6 grandchildren.

To discuss your needs with Adam please call him on 0439 000 292.


Cody Craven

Recruitment Executive and Human Resources Specialist

Cody Craven is an experienced HR professional coming from the heavy vehicle and manufacturing sector. Growing up and studying locally on Geelong’s Bellarine Peninsula, Cody has experience in both recruitment and a range of HR related disciplines, from payroll through to complex employee relations issues.

Cody is extremely passionate about his community and ensuring that the people are looked after. He looks to achieve this through his work, as well as community work where he can.

On a more personal level, Cody likes to spend his time with his close knit group of family and friends. He also has a passion for travelling and even lived in Orlando, Florida for six months.


Jasmin Edgar

Human Resources Coordinator

Jasmin Edgar is a 4-year veteran of the Royal Australian Navy, who has recently completed her Diploma of Human Resource Management, whilst also being a qualified Registered Nurse and Paramedic.
Jasmin has a strong passion for helping people through my experience in customer service, leadership, administration, and time management.

Looking to begin her career in the Human Resource field, transition her skills in administration, training and application of policy and procedures.

SJ Personnel work closely with the following people and businesses.


SJ Personnel work with a number of sub-contractors for all our administrant tasks.

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SJ Personnel work closely with some well known HR advisors on HR and Employee relations assignments.


We work closely with Allison Kerr for all our media and PR communications.


Adam Thomas from BARRACOM runs our IT and telecommunications

SJ Personnel work with businesses and candidates based in the Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne regions.

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