Executive Search

The Leadership and Governance team manage all Search and Selection campaigns at Board, CEO, Director or Head-of level.

Our TPP Leadership & Governance have a wealth of experience in executive search, supporting a range of clients across the non-profit and public sector with key appointments that have critical impact on your organisations.

With our extensive network and knowledge our Leadership & Governance team recruit CEO’s, Directors, and Heads of, both on a permanent and interim basis. The team also recruit Board-level appointments – Trustees, Chairs, Treasurers and salaried Non-Executive Directors.

What you can expect from TPP

We offer a tailored approach to our executive search recruitment to ensure you find the best senior talent to lead your organisation. 

  • Expert advice on role design, job descriptions, candidate attraction strategies, salaries, benefits and more.
  • Clear milestones and safety nets along the way so you have the reassurance that you will be supported at every step of the process.
  • We gain a thorough understanding of your D&I aims and objectives to support this strategy.
  • Everything we do is through an inclusive lens, always aiming to develop in partnership with you a suitable recruitment process, reducing barriers to application, and to attract the most diverse talent for your role.
  • We will work with you on any additional services, such as branding, microsites, psychometric testing. 
  • Create and post an inclusive job advert, that will be shared on the TPP website and various other specialist job boards.
  • Access our extensive active and passive candidate network.
  • Engage with suitable candidates who meet the requirements of the role, screening fully for suitability and genuine interest in the role and organisation.
  • Advise and support suitable candidates throughout the application process.
  • Present a suitable shortlist for your review.
  • Arrange interviews, tasks, presentation, or tests.
  • Support and prepare all candidates for interview.
  • Support and advice to hiring manager/interview panel as required
  • Manage the feedback process to ensure all parties are kept fully informed at all times.
  • Manage the offer process ensuring all the required information is shared.
  • Stay in regular contact with both parties during the notice period to help with facilitating a smooth and comfortable onboarding process.
  • Gather feedback post start date and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome.

Our Success Stories


BHS Case Study

The British Horse Society (BHS) approached TPP Recruitment to tender for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Trustee to join their Board and Chair an EDI Advisory group. TPP were carefully selected and ran a comprehensive search campaign, successfully appointing an EDI specialist.

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NYA Case Study

The National Youth Agency (NYA) approached TPP Recruitment in January 2022 to tender for a recruitment campaign to recruit a Trustee/ NYA Board (with this specific Trustee role also Chairing the Education Training and Standards (ETS) Committee).

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ETF Case Study

In January 2020, we were approached by ETF to support with a large recruitment project. ETF had been awarded a contract by the Department for Education and needed to grow substantially to deliver to the contract. We were appointed as the sole recruitment partner to support with the delivery of this campaign.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A retained campaign is where you engage the services of TPP as the sole consultancy managing all aspects of the assignment, including marketing (advertising and information pack/microsite ensuring an approach that complements your diversity and inclusion strategy), search (headhunting and networking) and finally, selection (enhanced assessment  by TPP Consultants through a combination of competency, strength and potential-based interview questions designed specifically for your role).

The Retained Search fee is a fixed amount agreed with the client upfront. Unlike contingency recruitment, the fee is usually payable in three equal instalments as detailed below:

  • The first third is payable upon engaging and retaining our services
  • The second third of the fee is payable upon acceptance of a short-list
  • The final third is payable once the successful candidate commences in post

An open recruitment campaign is both fair and the best way to attract a diverse pool of candidates for your Board vacancy. Adverts alone often fail to generate the required level of interest, so through the support of the Leadership and Governance team you will have the comfort of knowing that you will have a fair and equitable process that is promoted on both paid-for job boards, but also shared with specific and relevant networking groups. In addition, the team add to the process through their extensive knowledge of search and, by having been involved fully in the briefing, are well placed to secure the interest and applications from the very best candidates.

Our friendly Leadership & Governance team will take you through the process step-by-step for executive search recruitment. Our tailored service & in-depth consultation will ensure we reach the right professionals for your role. Get in touch with our team today for an initial conversation.

  • info@tpp.co.uk
  • 020 7198 6000
  • TPP Recruitment, Northern & Shell Building, 4th Floor, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AF