Delivering executive leadership to transform your business

Executive Search and Recruitment Reimagined for London and Beyond

Seeking executive talent who not only fit the mold, but shatter it? Look beyond the traditional UK executive search firms offerings. DiSRUPT, a B Corp certified leader in ethical and innovative recruitment, brings a revolutionary approach to executive search and recruitment across the UK and beyond.

Executive Search and Recruitment Reimagined for London and Beyond

While your typical executive search agency focuses on matching skills to requirements, DiSRUPT delves deeper. We understand that transformative leaders don't simply fill boxes; they disrupt industries, redefine possibilities, and propel businesses to extraordinary heights. That's why we specialise in identifying and placing executives who are not just qualified, but visionary, purpose-driven, and ready to lead with disruptive brilliance.

The DiSRUPT Difference: Unlocking True Potential

  • Market-leading expertise: Our team of seasoned Headhunter recruitment experts boasts unparalleled knowledge of your sector, whether it's Insurance & Fintech or Energy/Utilities. We speak your language, understand your challenges, and navigate the nuances of your talent landscape with laser focus.
  • Beyond the profile: Forget cookie-cutter CVs and tick-box assessments. DiSRUPT dives into cultural fit, leadership potential, and a candidate's ability to ignite change. We uncover hidden gems and present not just the "who," but the "why" behind each placement.
  • A socially responsible compass: As a B Corp, ethical and sustainable practices are woven into our very fabric. We champion diversity and inclusion, support charities and not-for-profit organisations, and actively drive positive change within the recruitment industry.
  • Global reach, local understanding: While our Executive Search Recruitment expertise spans the UK and internationally, our teams maintain a deep understanding of local markets and cultural dynamics. We ensure seamless talent acquisition, wherever your journey takes you.

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Executive Search: Not Recruitment as Usual

Benefits of DiSRUPT Recruitment

The DiSRUPT Approach: Unconventional, Yet Unerringly Effective

  • Executive job roles reimagined: We tailor job descriptions to attract not just skilled professionals, but game-changers who resonate with your mission and vision. We are experts in finding the highest caliber of talent to leads your business and teams.
  • A collaborative dance: We partner with you, not just fill positions. We become an extension of your team, actively participating in your strategic talent roadmap and providing invaluable insights beyond recruitment.
  • Transparency and partnership: Our communication is crystal clear, our processes collaborative, and our fees fair and transparent. We believe in building long-term relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

The DiSRUPT Approach: Beyond Traditional Executive Search Recruitment Agencies

We pride ourselves on being more than just another recruitment agency. Our approach is rooted in understanding your company ethos, existing teams, and future aspirations. This depth of insight, combined with our commitment to social responsibility, sets us apart.

What DiSRUPT does better

Why Choose DiSRUPT Recruitment as Your Executive Search Recruitment Agency?

  • Global Connections: Our global reach taps into a rich and diverse pool of top-tier talent, matching them with organisations ranging from budding enterprises to well-established entities across a host of sectors
  • Exec Search Expertise: Our deep-rooted specialisation in Executive and leadership search recruitment, empowers us to understand the unique needs of both job seekers and employers.
  • Tailored Recruitment Solutions: Every recruitment drive we undertake is customised, ensuring an impeccable match between clients and candidates.
  • Confidentiality is Key: Trust is foundational to our operations. We uphold strict confidentiality standards throughout our recruitment process.
  • Emphasis on Quality: Our primary focus is to introduce our clients to a curated selection of exceptionally qualified candidates, facilitating a streamlined hiring process.
  • Versatile Understanding: Be it property management, student accommodation, B-Corps, or sustainable workforces, our expertise spans across varied sectors, catering to both niche startups and expansive organisations.
  • Measurable Performance and Results: We don't just deliver; we measure our efficacy to continuously refine our recruitment strategies.
  • Efficient Cost Management: While we prioritise quality, we also ensure cost-efficient recruitment processes.
  • Building Talent Reservoirs: We play a pivotal role in fostering and managing talent pools, guaranteeing a continuous influx of qualified candidates.
  • B Corp and Includability Membership: Our B Corp status and partnership with Includability reaffirm our dedication to inclusivity and ethical recruitment, pioneering a holistic approach from the ground up.
  • Championing Diversity and Inclusion: We actively support and initiate diversity and inclusion strategies, underscoring our commitment to fostering varied and inclusive workspaces.
  • HINTERVIEW and HINTRO Platforms: Our state-of-the-art platforms streamline the recruitment process, from video interviews to job introductions, enhancing candidate engagement and efficiency.
  • Ethical Impact Initiatives: Through our association with B1G1 and Ecologi, we contribute to global sustainability efforts, including making our candidates carbon neutral for their first year.
  • Extensive Job Boards Access: With full LinkedIn recruiter licenses and access to over 130 job boards, we amplify the reach of your vacancies. We also feature unique boards for B Corp and B Corp Pending Organisations.
  • Transparent UPDATES Schedule: Regular virtual and in-person updates ensure that you are always in the loop, promoting clear communication throughout our recruitment journey.

The Value of Embracing Ethical Leadership Recruitment

At DiSRUPT, we're ardent advocates of inclusion, mental health, societal impact, and workplace well-being. These pillars are instrumental in crafting a thriving, vibrant, and enriching work environment.

  • DiSRUPT Inclusion: Diversity and inclusion aren't just buzzwords for us. We strive to help our clients cultivate a space where every individual feels acknowledged and appreciated for their distinct contributions. Read More
  • Mental Health Training by Mental Health Charter: Recognising the profound impact of mental health on work and life, we champion mental health support and discussions in the workplace, fostering environments of understanding and support. Read More
  • DiSRUPT Impact: As a certified B Corp agency, we're on a mission to harness business as a beacon for positive change. We guide our clients on this journey, championing sustainable and equitable business decisions. Read More
  • DiSRUPT Wellbeing: Employee well-being is paramount to us. From endorsing work-life balance to fostering a nurturing work culture, we're committed to enhancing employee satisfaction and productivity. Read More
  • Includability B Corp: Our alliance with Includability amplifies our commitment to inclusivity, sustainability, mental health, and more. It offers a platform for employers and candidates alike to navigate a more inclusive professional world. Read More

Join us in our endeavour to redefine recruitment, shaping workplaces where diversity, well-being, and impact are celebrated. Let's craft a brighter, inclusive future together.

What we do for candidates

  • Matchmaking with purpose: We connect you with executive roles that ignite your passion, align with your values, and offer endless opportunities for growth and impact.
  • Career navigation: We provide expert guidance, personalised coaching, and insider insights to help you navigate the executive job market with confidence.
  • Respectful, human-centric approach: We treat you as individuals, not just candidates. We value your time, understand your aspirations, and prioritise your well-being throughout the process.

Our diverse range of services is designed to meet various candidate needs:

  • Permanent Recruitment: We connect highly skilled individuals with top firms for long-term employment opportunities.
  • Executive Search: Our expertise lies in identifying and recruiting upper-level executives and C-suite leaders capable of driving your organisation to success.
  • Contract Recruitment: We specialise in finding adept professionals for project-based or interim positions in the fast-paced FMCG sector.
  • Talent Mapping: We provide an exhaustive talent mapping service, giving a detailed perspective of the talent market in your specific industry and location.
  • Candidate Experience Focus: We prioritise a positive and smooth experience for candidates throughout the recruitment journey.
  • Mental Health First Aid Training: Emphasising our dedication to employee wellbeing, we provide mental health first aid training to ensure a supportive work environment.

Take the next step in your career with DiSRUPT, your trusted partner in Executive and Leadership recruitment.

How do I get started?

For more information about our recruitment opportunities, visit us at careers.wearedisrupt.co.uk. If you need help or advice regarding you career, feel free to reach us at recruitment@wearedisrupt.co.uk

Alternatively, you can contact us on +44118 3042 855

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Expertise You Can Trust:

  • Insurance & Insurtech
  • Financial Services & Fintech
  • Engineering, Construction & Property
  • Management Consulting
  • Energy/Utilities
  • Energy efficiency & Renewable energy
  • Charities & Not for Profit
  • Logistics & Distribution
  • IT/Technology
  • Business and Change/Transformation Leadership

Measuring Recruitment

Expertise in Executive Search Recruitment

Our accolades speak volumes. As a B Corp, Planet Mark and CSRA Gold accredited agency, we're recognised for our ethical, socially responsible practices. Our specialised teams have in-depth knowledge of every vertical within a range of  industries, ensuring precision in every placement.

Why Choose DiSRUPT for your Recruitment?

  • Market Leaders: Recognised as innovators in PMR recruitment.
  • Ethical & Socially Responsible: Our B Corp status drives our commitment to betterment.
  • Supported by Includability: Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is unwavering.
  • Comprehensive Solutions: We're not just about filling positions; we're about building futures.

Ready to Experience the DiSRUPT Difference?

Don't settle for ordinary. Partner with DiSRUPT, the market-changing Executive Search recruitment agency in London and beyond. Let us guide you to success with our innovative, ethical, and socially responsible approach.

Use the form below to learn more about our recruitment services. Whether you're an existing client, a member of Includability, or new to our network, we're excited to connect and partner with you.

Alternatively, reach out to us directly at +44118 3042 855, or drop us an email at recruitment@wearedisrupt.co.uk. We look forward to collaborating with you to disrupt the norms of recruitment.

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DiSRUPT Recruitment FAQs

Find out the what, how, when and why of being unapologetically different.

What is Executive Search Recruitment?
Executive Search

Executive Search focuses on finding and placing executive/senior leadership in key positions (up to Board level) usually with a growth, change or transformation agenda. It requires a tailored and professional approach across a very specific network of relevant talent. Search incorporates an in-depth, targeted approach utilising specialist and innovative technologies and expertise to source and engage talent that can deliver on the strategic objectives and needs of the business. Executive Search will usually incorporate some form of Psychometric or behavioural psychologist assessment within the process or prior to an offer.

Why use Executive Search?
Executive Search

Executive Search is best used where a business needs a specialist and professional service that will guarantee the delivery of a suitable hire for the position required. It is often used where a business critical hire is needed usually at a senior leadership or board level. It can be used to embed an operationally efficient and highly professional process that reduces commercial downtime of your existing leadership or can be used to keep a particular senior leadership hire confidential.

Some organisations will also move to Search where the traditional contingent recruitment methods have failed to produce a suitable candidate, however this is not recommended as often candidates can be put off by a poor inefficient process. Typically you would use an Executive Search campaign where the position is both a senior leadership role and would be classified as a 'business critical' hire from a technical, specialist or experience perspective. Equally it can be used where you wish to attract talent that sits outside of your traditional industry networks or specialisms.

What's the difference between Executive Search and Headhunting?
Executive Search

Typically Recruitment forms the broader and most common classification around hiring talent and is typically associated with low to senior level contingency hiring; paying for the service only once a suitable applicant is hired and starts. Headhunting is the term used for proactively mapping, selecting and approaching potential talent in a way that engages and appeals to their interest and opens them up to further conversations. Executive Search is the holistic term that incorporates a full workflow of systems, technology, expertise, networks and information to provide a highly powerful, targeted and professional service and talent experience that is reflective of the hiring business, it's people, culture , values and purpose. Executive Search will also involve a contractual appointment of a professional Search business and the relevant partner/consultant who is best placed to source and deliver on the job or role brief. Typically this is managed exclusively and through a retained structure where you pay for the services you require up front.

What types of Executive Search services do you offer?
Executive Search

We offer various Executive Search solutions to meet the needs and budgets of our clients. These include traditional Retained Search for single permanent and/or interim appointments; Chief, Director, Specialist, project-based search for scaling or building leadership for Projects, Change or Transformation requirements and finally Team Search which is useful for business that are required to scale at pace.

How can I be considered for an Executive Search position?
Executive Search

We encourage you to contact us directly initially for an informal discussion. If happy we would register your profile on our website and provide you with some helpful advice to maximize your visibility to the wider market. We actively search for top talent in various sectors and may have something to discuss immediately or could reach out to you directly if your profile aligns with an open position in the future.

How do I get started?

For more information about our recruitment opportunities, visit us at careers.wearedisrupt.co.uk. If you need help or advice regarding you career, feel free to reach us at recruitment@wearedisrupt.co.uk

Alternatively, you can contact us on +44118 3042 855

What should I expect during the Executive Search process?
Executive Search

The process can in some cases take several months to complete or could move very quickly so ensure you communicate the timelines you are working to and prepare to offer some flexibility. You can expect to receive clear and constructive feedback throughout the process and prepare to be open and transparent about all aspects of your career or personal life/attributes that are important. You can expect to be supported and provided with lots of insight and advice at every stage. You can expect regular phone calls, video and face to face meetings both with your Search Consultant and various client contacts. You may be asked to be available outside of core working hours, travel anywhere in the UK or Globally to attend key meetings/interviews. You should also be prepared to put in the time needed to prepare for every interview stage. Sometimes this will include presentations and/or meetings with Psychometric profilers and/or Behavioural Psychologists. Throughout the entire process we will ensure you are supported at every stage and will be available and accessible outside of core working hours.

What are your fees?
Executive Search

Our fees vary depending on the scope of the search, client type (Seed start up, series funded, VC/PE Backed, SME, National, Global, Not for Profit/Charity etc) and the level of the position. We offer transparent and competitive fixed price and % margin fee structures/pricing (Typically 20% to 30%) and payments that can be structured to meet the needs of your business.

What industries do you specialise in?
Executive Search

We have expertise in various industries, including technology, finance, healthcare, energy, retail, and more. We can tailor our approach to your specific sector and its unique challenges.

What's your typical search process?
Executive Search

Our process starts with gathering the information we require. This includes understanding your company culture, strategy, vision, purpose, needs, and desired candidate profile. We need to understand what is great, good and not so good about your business. Where you can improve and what you do great. We want to know how you support and develop your people and the aspects of your business that will appeal and attract world class talent to want to join you. We will want to get to know you and everything about the opportunity we will present to potential hires. We then employ a combination of research methodologies, networking, innovative search technologies and targeted outreach to identify and contact potential candidates. We then spend time getting to understand them before presenting the opportunity to attract and engage their interest. Through subsequent meetings and calls we then build a rapport and understanding to enable us to assess all potential candidates before moving to a shortlist of suitably qualified individuals. We then present these back to you with some commentary usually in person or virtually with a view to setting up initial discussions/meetings/interviews. We manage the process from inception to offer, start date and beyond ensuring you have the right information you need at every stage of the process.

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Not as much as you think. Our solutions offer the best in value for both our recruitment services but also with the support through D&I, Mental Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability benefits.

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B-Corp

Our sustainable and purpose led recruitment solutions are perfect for B-Corps

Charity & Non Profit

Specialising in non-profit, charity, and public sector jobs, we connect visionary organisations with exceptional talent dedicated to driving change.

Energy

Specialising in the energy sector, we link innovative firms with exceptional professionals committed to advancing sustainable energy solutions.

Executive Search

Our Executive Search Recruitment expertise spans the UK and internationally. We ensure seamless talent acquisition, wherever your journey takes you.

FMCG

We are not just another FMCG recruitment agency; we are a B Corp certified team, driven by a mission to redefine the recruitment process by championing People, Planet, and Purpose.

Fintech

Fintech recruitment services dedicated to connecting top-tier talent with innovative firms while fostering a sustainable future.

Financial Services

Our Financial Services team is committed to creating a paradigm shift in recruitment, focusing on innovative, tech-driven industries such as insurance, insurtech, banking, and fintech, our dedicated professional recruiters hold a wealth of industry knowledge and experience.

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SMEs

We have developed a range of scaleable recruitment systems to help support SMEs from 1-100 Employees

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