A multi-disciplinary construction consultancy needed assistance in shaping and developing a new business area, focused on general Health and Safety services and support for their client network. They were eager to expand their offerings and maintain competitiveness in the market and therefore needed an experienced leader in general Health and Safety consultancy.
This individual was expected to spearhead the development, delivery, and growth of fee-earning work while establishing themselves as an industry expert. The business aimed to collaborate with a search partner possessing a robust network in general Health and Safety, specifically within the Consultancy sector, and therefore partnered with Shirley Parsons to help achieve this.
Leveraging a well-established relationship with the Director, Shirley Parsons Career Consultants gained valuable insights not only into the required experience for the position but also the ideal personality fit for the team and the overall business.
Our search process involved contacting candidates meeting the specified criteria, resulting in a shortlist of 10 individuals. After confirming the alignment of experience, each candidate underwent a thorough assessment of their personality to ensure a match with the growth mindset and drive essential for developing a new business segment.
A refined shortlist of six candidates was presented to the client, all of whom underwent interviews. One standout candidate demonstrated the requisite experience and personality traits, leading to a successful offer. Shirley Parsons facilitated a smooth onboarding process, addressing all inquiries prior to the candidate's commencement.
Our end-to-end process, spanning two months, ensured our client could have someone in place for the New Year. The appointed candidate has initiated work by mapping key stakeholders within the business and devising an effective strategy for developing the general Health and Safety services arm.
Their leadership experience in general Health and Safety consultancy, coupled with a proven track record of team growth and successful service delivery while maintaining strong client relationships, instils confidence in the success of this new venture.
Shirley Parsons Careers Consultant Ethan Baddeley says:
"We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this search. We were able to fully understand our client's needs and then present a candidate who had all the necessary experience and who was a perfect fit for their team."