Amber Rowbottom

Senior Recruiter

Developers & Technology

0117 926 9530

In your opinion, what is “what working at ADLIB” all about?

Working at ADLIB has been a breath of fresh air, standing out amidst the multitude of recruitment agencies I and others have encountered. At ADLIB, we’re not just another agency; we’re a community of sincere, dependable, and genuine individuals who are deeply passionate about recruitment and driven by a sense of purpose. Our approach transcends the conventional norms of the industry, as reflected in the meaningful connections we forge and the conscientious businesses we choose to collaborate with.


What does being a part of a B Corp mean to you?

It means adhering to higher standards of ethical business practices, sustainability, and social responsibility. For us here at ADLIB, it signifies our commitment to balancing profit with purpose and really caring about the work we do with likeminded businesses. We are very mindful about our approach to recruitment and are fully committed to creating positive impacts beyond just financial gain.


Is there a cause or issue that you are passionate about, and if so, why?

I am very passionate about the education sector, and the gap that exists between finishing education and finding a role in the area you want to work in. I believe that there should be better careers advice available within schools/universities that promote a wide range of potential career paths young people can take and clear direction on how to get there.


What is something unexpected about you that people might be surprised to learn?

I am neurodivergent! I was diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD whilst at university – little did I know growing up that these traits are very common in creative people!

Amber excels in bringing together London’s top-tier Software Engineers and Tech Leaders with forward-thinking start-ups, rapidly growing scale-ups, corporate giants, and technology-driven enterprises.

With over 6 years of Tech recruitment expertise, Amber has firmly entrenched herself in the PHP & Ruby tech ecosystems, curating an extensive talent network comprising exceptional individuals and companies deeply committed to their hiring standards and values.

Amber is incredibly passionate about building diverse and inclusive tech teams and prides herself on her down-to-earth service to both candidates and clients. Her extensive track record includes successfully scaling tech teams across diverse sectors, spanning startups, digital agencies, and professional services. Amber specialises in recruiting for a spectrum of roles from back end and front-end software engineering roles from junior to senior level, as well as recruiting for DevOps, security, and IT support professionals. She boasts a proven track record in securing top-tier talent for senior positions, including Tech Leads, Engineering Managers, and CTOs.

Amber distinguishes herself by providing tailored solutions to meet each client’s unique business needs. Her comprehensive service offerings include contingency recruitment, DEI consulting, diverse hiring strategies, branded campaigns, and embedded or RPO talent partnerships.

Amber also serves as the Community Engagement Partner at MotherBoard, a pivotal platform advocating for and empowering mothers and women in the tech & data sectors. MotherBoard houses a business charter, events series, and an ever-growing community. As the Community Engagement Partner, Amber drives the MotherBoard Charter by engaging with business leaders in discussions on fostering inclusive teams, conducts interviews for the MotherBoard blog series, and orchestrates online and in-person community events.

What my candidates say

  • Amber was brilliant throughout the whole hiring process. She made sure to check in at regular intervals during and after I got the job, and I always felt like she was rooting for me to succeed. She also sent me tips for the interviews and had ad hoc calls with me to discuss strategy and answer questions. She has been amazing!

    Ylva Turner

    Front-End Developer

  • Amber was simply amazing throughout the whole recruitment process. She displayed a wonderful combination of friendliness and professionalism, all whilst keeping me informed throughout the process. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for a new role.

    Alex Rees

    Full Stack Developer

  • I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Amber on securing my new role and can say nothing but positive things about our interactions from an employee’s perspective. Amber has kept in touch and kept me fully updated throughout (and beyond) the recruitment process. I’d highly recommend if you’re considering a new recruiter and want someone who will keep prospective candidates happy through the recruitment process you seriously consider utilising her great skill set and personality. Thank you, Amber.

    Karl Timmis

    Systems Manager

  • Amber is professional, helpful, and very friendly! She has a rare balance of being proactive without being pushy and was very useful if I ever had a query during the recruitment process. I would thoroughly recommend her.

    Sam Waring

    Senior Backend Developer

  • I highly recommend Amber for her exceptional support in my job with Krystal. Her expertise and commitment were instrumental in securing my position. A true professional and an asset to any job seeker.

    Daniel-Cristian Cojocaru

    Technical Support Agent

  • Amber is an extremely professional and friendly individual. She was the recruiter for a company I was applying for and was a delight to deal with throughout the entire process, from the initial call to discuss the role, to the various stages of the interview. She kept me well informed of the process and was always available to answer any questions I had along the way. I can't recommend Amber highly enough to any other employees searching for work, or any employers looking for recruitment.

    Will Samuel

    Web Developer

  • Working with Amber at ADLIB recruitment was a joy and the process was very easy, professional, and efficient. Amber worked with me closely to land the role and I am grateful for all her help.

    Jamie Brown

    Lead PHP Developer

  • ADLIB is unlike any agency I have ever used. So friendly and helpful during my job search and even after they had found me a job. An absolute delight, I wouldn't use any other recruitment company. Special thanks to Amber for making the experience such a pleasant one!

    Dan Wrigley

    PHP Developer

  • Fantastic company! I can't speak highly enough of the recruiter who successfully placed me, Amber. She was extremely friendly and professional and had great communication throughout the process.

    Will Samuel

    Full Stack Developer

  • As someone fairly unfamiliar with this style of recruitment, I found Amber delightful to work with. Her manner is very friendly, and she stayed fully engaged from the initial approach through to post-recruitment. If I’m looking for work again in the future, Amber will be my first port of call.

    John Clark

    Senior Web Developer



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