Join us

Our people are our most valuable assets, so we are always on the lookout for the next motivated and talented member to join our team. Take a look at what it’s like to work here, check out our current vacancies and let us know if you would like to work with us by contacting careers@douglas-stuart.com

Our Culture

Building our business from the inside out

At Douglas Stuart we care about the work that we do, how we do it, and who we do it with. Finding great people for our clients means recruiting great people for ourselves. We are working hard at building a company that we want to work for, and anyone who joins us will play a big part in how we evolve. Fundamentally we all hate doing work that we don’t enjoy, which is why we place a premium on a work culture that encourages good habits and great fun.

Growth

We strive to grow, as individuals, a team and a business. Growth means learning, by the things we do well, and the mistakes we make. It means encouraging candor alongside encouragement and kindness. If our individuals flourish, our business will grow.

Collaboration and Contribution

Our business is our people, and the impact and contribution that each of those people make. We support each other as a team, but we take ownership for the things that we do. We congratulate success and we don’t play the blame game. We promote autonomy, but always have time to offer guidance and support when needed.

Challenge

We are experts in our field, but recognize that nothing is constant, and what worked yesterday, may not be what works today. There is always an alternative way of doing things and a different point of view. Our community is diverse , and so is our approach. We focus on results , not process – the more we can adapt, the more we can accomplish.

Job Vacancies

Head of Contracting

Who you are

You’ll understand the ins and outs of recruiting contractors in the public and private sectors.
You’ll have experience of completing and winning Tenders
You’ve established the necessary in-country infrastructure for delivery against major
Supply Agreements
You ask great questions and have excellent people skills
You communicate in plain English.
You're a great negotiator.
You’re a natural prioritiser.
You’re comfortable with the pressure of having to deliver quickly.
You’ve got resilience by the bucket-load.
You’re a team-leader or have the desire to become a team-leader.

What you'll do

You’ll grow our private sector contracting business focussing on the Energy, Infrastructure and Supply Chain customers
You’ll manage the existing contractors we have working on long-term contracts
We have Supply Agreements with 50+ national and local authorities and you’ll manage the end to end recruitment cycle across a wide variety of disciplines.
You’ll play an active role in the decision-making on the strategic direction and growth of Douglas Stuart Ltd. not just our contracting business
You’ll recruit and manage additional members for your contracting team as and when you feel the time is right

Benefits

When we find brilliant people to work with, we want to hang on to them, which is why we give as much back as we can.
For this particular role you’ll earn commission from day one as you’ll inherit our existing contractors
In addition we offer ;
Excellent base salary
Uncapped individual reward scheme and team bonus
Pension
25 days holiday (plus national holidays and an extra day for your Birthday)

We also offer plenty of perks, including;
Flexible working - We’d prefer you to work alongside us in the office (when Covid goes away) but we know this won’t suit everyone’s circumstances so we’re happy to accommodate working from home.
Free parking
Showering facilities
Fruit, breakfast and daily supply of fresh eggs from our resident ducks and chickens
Bean-to-cup coffee
Regular team lunches and drinks on a Friday in one of the great local pubs nearby (Sutton Hall, Ye Olde Kings Head, Ryles Arms)
We work in a relaxed environment, so you can wear what you like, listen to music and play pool

Learning & Development

Your personal and professional development is very important to us, as we know it is to you. To that end we provide plenty of learning and training opportunities that include;
A structured induction programme introduces you to the key areas of your role and explains our policies, procedures and IT systems.
Competency based assessment training
Equality and Diversity in Selection training
Leadership training and development (at all times we favour internal promotions over external hiring)
In-house workshops and ‘Lunch ‘n’ Learns’
Regular appraisals, both formal and ad-hoc.
From day one we will work with you on your areas of development and build on your strengths. That might include support or funding for an outside course or activity that will help you pursue your interests and goals.

Other reasons to join

Global portfolio of highly respected customers
Excellent relationships with the right level of decision-maker
Excellent cloud-based IT infrastructure and properly populated CRM system
Team rewards to promote lead sharing and high-quality delivery
Team with world-wide recruitment experience having worked in The Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, Australia and US
Highly credible Research team able to open conversations with even the most passive of talent
Suite of Talent Attraction and Retention tools and workshops ready-made to deliver to our customers on a consultancy basis
Amazing feedback from clients and candidates (see testimonials on our website) and a 4.9 rating on Glassdoor

Let us know if you would like to work with us by contacting careers@douglas-stuart.com

Researcher

Who you are

You’re proactive, innovative, organised and courageous
You’re great at quickly establishing credibility and building rapport
Your knowledge, attention to detail, and ability to ferret out valuable and insightful data makes you indispensable to our consultants and clients
You’re worldly-wise and may have lived and worked in different countries
You’re social-media savvy and familiar with web-based search techniques
You’re culturally sensitive and fully aware of your own biases
You’re able to quickly comprehend different sectors and disciplines

What you'll do

You ‘ll be involved in a wide range of office-based and client facing activities including executive search, harvesting market intelligence, talent mapping, attending briefings and updates internationally and representing Douglas Stuart at conferences and tradeshows
You’ll devise the most effective sourcing strategy and tap a wide variety of sources to surface the very best candidates
You’ll write compelling, honest messages and briefing documents
You’ll provide insight and counsel in person in search updates and assignment reviews
You’ll play an active role in the decision-making on the strategic direction and growth of the business

Benefits

When we find brilliant people to work with, we want to hang on to them, which is why we give as much back as we can.
As standard we offer;

Excellent base salary
Uncapped individual reward scheme and team bonus
Pension
25 days holiday (plus national holidays and an extra day for your Birthday)

We also offer plenty of perks, including;
Flexible working.
(We’d prefer you to work alongside us in the office but we know this doesn’t suit everyone’s circumstances so we’re happy to accommodate home and part-time working)
Free parking
Showering facilities
Fruit, breakfast and daily supply of fresh eggs from our resident ducks and chickens
Bean-to-cup coffee
Regular team lunches and drinks on a Friday in one of the great local pubs nearby (see Sutton Hall, Sutton Gamekeeper, Ryles Arms)
We work in a relaxed environment, so you can wear what you like, listen to music and play pool

Learning & Development

Your personal and professional development is very important to us, as we know it is to you. To that end we will provide plenty of learning and training opportunities for you that include;
A structured induction programme introduces you to the key areas of your role and explains our policies, procedures and IT systems.
Competency based assessment training
Equality and Diversity in Selection training
Leadership training and development (at all times we favour internal promotions over external hiring)
AESC Research and Headhunting accreditation
In-house workshops and ‘Lunch ‘n’ Learns’
Regular appraisals, both formal and ad-hoc.
From day one we will work with you on your areas of development and build on your strengths. That might include support or funding for an outside course or activity that will help you pursue your interests and goals.

Other reasons to join

World-class retained search methodology that customers really buy into
100% success rate on repeat business from our retained customers
Small but global portfolio of highly respected customers
Excellent cloud-based IT infrastructure and properly populated CRM system
Team rewards to promote lead sharing and high-quality delivery
Team with world-wide recruitment experience having worked in The Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, Australia and US
Highly credible Research team able to open conversations with even the most passive of talent
Suite of Talent Attraction and Retention tools and workshops ready-made to deliver to our customers on a consultancy basis
Amazing feedback from clients and candidates (see testimonials on our website) and 4.9 rating on Glassdoor

Let us know if you would like to work with us by contacting careers@douglas-stuart.com

Business Development Manager

Who you are

You’re not afraid of business development. In fact, the thrill of the chase is something that really motivates you.
You’re not overly pushy but you know how and when to close the deal
You ask great questions and have excellent listening skills
You’re culturally aware and emotionally intelligent
You’re able to build and execute a B2B BD strategy utilising all appropriate sales channels
You’re amazingly well-organised and meticulous when it comes to capturing
the detail
You love working as part of a team and you’re always willing to support your colleagues, share information and ideas, and contribute to common objectives.

What you'll do

You’ll leverage the relationships we have to open new doors and win new customers in the Energy, Infrastructure and Supply Chain sectors
You’ll visit clients internationally to establish a clear understanding of their business priorities, talent requirements and to sell the right service solution
You’ll work closely with our Search Consultants to ensure first-class delivery
You’ll attend conferences, trade shows and webinars to keep abreast of latest developments and to identify commercial opportunities
When it’s likely to help secure new business, you’ll roll your sleeves up and assist with sourcing the highest calibre candidates for our customers
You’ll facilitate networking and roundtable events with senior decision-makers
You’ll play an active role in the decision-making on the strategic direction and growth of the business

Benefits

When we find brilliant people to work with, we want to hang on to them, which is why we give as much back as we can.
As standard we offer;
Excellent base salary
Uncapped individual commission scheme and team bonus
Pension
25 days holiday (plus national holidays and an extra day for your Birthday)

We also offer plenty of perks, including;
Flexible working. We’d prefer you to work alongside us in the office (when Covid goes away) but we know this won’t suit everyone’s circumstances so we’re happy to accommodate home working.
Free parking
Showering facilities
Fruit, breakfast and daily supply of fresh eggs from our resident ducks and chickens
Bean-to-cup coffee
Regular team lunches and drinks on a Friday in one of the great local pubs nearby (Sutton Hall, Ryles Arms, Ye Olde Kings Head )
We work in a relaxed environment, so you can wear what you like, listen to music and play pool

Learning & Development

Your personal and professional development is very important to us, as we know it is to you. To that end we will provide plenty of learning and training opportunities for you that include;
A structured induction programme introduces you to the key areas of your role and explains our policies, procedures and IT systems.
Competency based assessment training
Equality and Diversity in Selection training
Leadership training and development (at all times we favour internal promotions over external hiring)
In-house workshops and ‘Lunch ‘n’ Learns’
Regular appraisals, both formal and ad-hoc.
From day one we will work with you on your areas of development and build on your strengths. That might include support or funding for an outside course or activity that will help you pursue your interests and goals.

Other reasons to join

World-class retained search methodology that customers really buy into
100% success rate on repeat business from our retained customers
Global portfolio of highly respected customers who have provided named testimonials and are willing to provide references to prospective customers
Excellent relationships with the right level decision makers
Marketing support that provides qualified leads as well any marketing collateral you’ll need
Excellent cloud-based IT infrastructure and properly populated CRM system
Team rewards to promote lead sharing and high-quality delivery
Team with world-wide recruitment experience having worked in The Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, Australia and US
Highly credible Research team able to gather market intelligence to inform and support your BD strategy
A 4.9 rating on Glassdoor

Let us know if you would like to work with us by contacting careers@douglas-stuart.com

Search Consultant

Who you are

You’re not afraid of business development and you’re skilled in negotiation
You’re able to easily articulate and sell the merits of retained search
You remain up to speed on Talent Acquisition & Retention best-practice
You’re more of a consultant than a transactional recruiter
You’re an excellent interviewer and you’re likely to be experienced in competency-based assessment
You’re culturally aware and emotionally intelligent
You love working as part of a team and you’re always willing to support your colleagues, share information and ideas, and contribute to common objectives.
You’re a believer in the value that capturing and sharing relevant information can bring

What you'll do

You’ll leverage the relationships we have to open new doors and with customers in the Energy, Infrastructure and Supply Chain sectors
You’ll visit clients internationally to establish a clear understanding of their talent requirements and to sell the right service solution
You’ll work closely with our Research team to ensure first-class assignment delivery
You’ll conduct Competency-Based Interviews and prepare insightful, succinct assessment reports
You’ll attend conferences, trade shows and webinars to keep abreast of latest developments and to make sure your network is ever increasing.
When necessary, you’ll roll your sleeves up and assist with sourcing the highest calibre candidates
For consulting assignments, you’ll design and deliver training and workshops
You’ll facilitate networking and roundtable events with senior decision-makers
You’ll play an active role in the decision-making on the strategic direction and growth of the business

Benefits

When we find brilliant people to work with, we want to hang on to them, which is why we give as much back as we can.
As standard we offer;
Excellent base salary
Uncapped individual reward scheme and team bonus
Pension
25 days holiday (plus national holidays and an extra day for your Birthday)
Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
Childcare vouchers

We also offer plenty of perks, including;
Flexible working. We’d prefer you to work alongside us in the office (when Covid goes away) but we know this won’t suit everyone’s circumstances so we’re happy to accommodate home and part-time working.
Free parking
Showering facilities
Fruit, breakfast and daily supply of fresh eggs from our resident ducks and chickens
Bean-to-cup coffee
Regular team lunches and drinks on a Friday in one of the great local pubs nearby (Sutton Hall, Ryles Arms, Ye Olde Kings Head )
We work in a relaxed environment, so you can wear what you like, listen to music and play pool

Learning & Development

Your personal and professional development is very important to us, as we know it is to you. To that end we will provide plenty of learning and training opportunities for you that include;
A structured induction programme introduces you to the key areas of your role and explains our policies, procedures and IT systems.
Competency based assessment training
Equality and Diversity in Selection training
Leadership training and development (at all times we favour internal promotions over external hiring)
AESC Research and Headhunting accreditation
In-house workshops and ‘Lunch ‘n’ Learns’
Regular appraisals, both formal and ad-hoc.
From day one we will work with you on your areas of development and build on your strengths. That might include support or funding for an outside course or activity that will help you pursue your interests and goals.

Other reasons to join

World-class retained search methodology that customers really buy into
100% success rate on repeat business from our retained customers
Small but global portfolio of highly respected customers
Excellent relationships with the right level decision makers
Excellent cloud-based IT infrastructure and properly populated CRM system
Team rewards to promote lead sharing and high-quality delivery
Team with world-wide recruitment experience having worked in The Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, Australia and US
Highly credible Research team able to open conversations with even the most passive of talent
Suite of Talent Attraction and Retention tools and workshops ready-made to deliver to our customers on a consultancy basis
Amazing feedback from clients and candidates (see testimonials on our website) and a 4.9 rating on Glassdoor

Let us know if you would like to work with us by contacting careers@douglas-stuart.com