Executive Search Partner

  • Posted: 1 month ago
  • Reference: INT3
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Salary: ┬úcompetitive + uncapped commission and incentives
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Shirley Parsons is looking for an Executive Search Partner to join us at a crucial time in our development.This is a key position directly responsible for the growth of The Search Practice within our specialist careers business.We have big ambitions, both within the UK and globally so this is a great opportunity for someone looking to grow their career and have a direct impact on the growth of the brand. It will involve expanding our existing client and senior candidate base by building long-term, sustainable relationships to win and deliver upon executive search assignments in the Quality, Sustainability, Environmental, ESG and CSR sectors.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the overall growth of the executive search practice
  • Crucially, become an expert within a specialist field
  • Build a strong personal brand reputation within the HSEQ market to become known as a best-in-class provider for executive search in our sector, always taking a consultative approach
  • Lead and execute the growth plans for the executive search business, forecasting future revenue and other financials
  • Differentiate from our competitors by offering a unique candidate experience, utilising our in-house offerings to develop careers on a longer-term basis
  • Mentor and coach other members of the team to grow the business and support their career development
  • Work with our support functions to ensure administration and invoicing are handled correctly


  • Previous experience in either search and retained assignments OR within a specialist technical recruitment (professional) environment.
  • Experience of business planning and of contributing to the growth of a business
  • An appreciation of budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience of managing and motivating people
  • Experience of delivering at a senior level

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Ability to build sustainable relationships with both candidates and clients, always being personable, approachable and collaborative
  • Have a team orientated approach to delivery
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Be curious, understand the market and always look for new opportunities or improvements
  • Client driven and commercially aware, always being ready to offer best-in-class consultative advice to clients and candidates
  • Ability to work autonomously and make informed and timely decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Accountable for delivering against targets
  • MS 365 – good all-round competences


This is a really exciting time to join the company and aid the team growth during its inception. 



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Shirley Parsons Ltd
4th Floor, Bear Brook
Office Park, Walton Street
Aylesbury, Bucks
HP21 7QW

General: +44(0) 1296 611 300


Shirley Parsons Ltd
Green Park
200 Brook Drive

General: +44(0) 1296 611 300