Search & Select

Our Search & Select division is a senior-level recruitment consultancy. We find and place the best talent in clinical and management roles within Health and Social Care.


Search & Select

Ocean Healthcare has been operating as a Health and Social Care recruiter since 2013. Early in 2023, we introduced Emma Bedford to our business to drive this new service in Senior-Level Search & Select. We can fill permanent, interim and contract roles. Emma is a career recruitment professional operating with deep experience in senior recruitment and a track record of delivering the best outcomes for clients. She is joined by Ocean-grown talent Naomi Ruiz-Walker who brings an unparalleled level of graft and determination to make things happen.

Great organisations require great people…but the best people are often hard to find. Those who are also a good fit for your organisation, are even harder to find.

Emma and Naomi are a magic combination that intelligently work their socks off to find the gold out there for our clients.

Introducing Emma and Naomi

Emma Bedford

Head of Search & Select

Emma has been helping find talent for all sort of clients of all sizes during her career. Having worked for some of the largest nationwide recruitment businesses, Emma is now at Ocean Healthcare specialising in talent for the health and social care industry. Emma leads our Search & Select business because she cares about doing things right, give her a call to see just how much she wants to help you end your recruitment pain.

Naomi Ruiz-Walker

Recruitment Consultant

We have been so successful in our fist few months that Emma quickly need to expand her team so Naomi has recently joined Search & Select as our first ever consultant, having already worked as a recruiter for our temporary staffing agency business. Nobody is as committed to getting things done well and at pace as Naomi is. Experience her enthusiasm and tenacity for yourself, give her a call!

Hiring the wrong people can come at huge cost. There’s a lot we can do to increase the odds of getting it right. Our aim is to work with our clients to properly understand what you need. Having a job description and skill matching is not enough. Let’s go deeper and establish the best way of getting the right person for you. 

To explore if or how we can get Emma and Naomi started, click request a call back button or call us now on: 01626 241060

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