Val Haydon

Val Haydon, author, The Glamour Job and founder and principal,

Val Haydon's career has spanned the world and she has recruited for all kinds of glamourous professions in Airlines, Health & Fitness, Television and Radio. She is also the managing director of Glamour Job, a vocational guidance and motivation services for career seekers.


Founder of and The Glamour Job Academy.

Author of The Glamour Job Career Guide.

Val's career has spanned a variety of industries and roles, including TV, radio, airlines, health, fitness and international sports events.

Having initially trained in Hotel Management, she got a taste for glamour in one of her first jobs, which was working in a hotel owned by famous entertainer Danny La Rue. Since then she has had a raft of exciting and unusual jobs that have taken her all round the world working in Media, PR and Recruitment, including working for Premier League Football Club Chelsea in the UK and she has decided that "glamour" has to be her middle name!

Val's first role in Television was in PR and Promotions on game shows such as "Perfect Match" (Known as Blind Date in the UK), "The Price is Right" and "Wheel of Fortune". Over the next few years she worked in both television and Radio, on air and behind the scenes. She has had many film and TV appearances and has recently been featured on Ready Steady Cook! and as a Judge on Search for a TV Presenter on Life TV.

Val also produces commercial videos and has worked on televised golfing events featuring top international golfers and celebrities including Greg Norman, Craig Parry, Tom Watson, Michael Parkinson, Nick Price, Tim Bailey and many more....

She is now Managing Director of her own company,, a Vocational Guidance and Recruitment service which includes a Career Guide, Job Portal and the Glamour Job Academy, specialising in glamorous jobs in Fashion, TV, Radio, Modelling, PR, Sport, Health and Beauty. She is also a business Mentor for the Prince's Trust.

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Valerie's career has spanned a variety of industries and roles, including airlines, television, radio, golf resorts, health, fitness and international sports events. Her initial training was as a hotel manager, however, determined to see the world, she left hotels and joined the airline industry as a Flight Attendant.

Having "conquered the world" and "shopped till she dropped" she then decided to protect her bank balance by staying on the ground more - this lead her to a career in Cabin Crew Recruitment, Training, PR, Promotions and Events within the airline industry the latter part of which was spent in Sydney Australia, where she was responsible for Australasia and the Pacific Islands. What a patch!

Australia became her new home and nationality and brought new horizons thanks to some extra studies and a lot of persistence. Valerie landed herself a job in Television working on game shows such as "Perfect Match", "The Price is Right" and "Wheel of Fortune". Over the next few years she worked in both television and Radio in Sydney and North Queensland.

Whilst in North Queensland she decided to consolidate her experience in Hotels, Recruitment and Media and joined a multi-million dollar luxury Golf and Health Spa project as Project Manager.

Since that first project she has gone on to set up 6 more luxury resorts and spas in Australia, The West Indies, The Far East, The US and the UK. Her roles have including the recruitment of personnel, training, PR and celebrity launches/special events such as televised international golf tournaments and celebrity challenges. She has worked top sports persons and celebrities including Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Michael Parkinson, Craig Parry, Nick Price, John Daly, Ian Baker-Finch, Laura Davis, Carrie Webb.

The pinnacle of her career was as General Manager of a 5 star luxury Spa for Premier League Chelsea Football Club in London, England.

After an exciting 10 years travelling and setting up resorts, she decided it was time to hang up her "travelling boots" and do something to encourage new up and coming talent instead.

Valerie is now Principal of the Glamour Job Academy, designed to inspire young people and career changers to go after the jobs of their dreams.



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