Head of People

circa £65,000 plus benefits

Starfish Search Limited is an executive search business working across the social sector, public policy and local government on senior, high-profile appointments. Our work is split across executive and non-executive roles, and we support both permanent and interim appointments. Our experienced consultancy team have a powerful track record of appointing to the most senior roles across a diverse and national client base.

The Role

Starfish’s new Head of People, reporting directly to one of our Board Directors but with a dotted line to the Chief Executive, will ensure the smooth running and forward planning of the people elements of our business – how we recruit, develop and retain our workforce from partners to assistant consultants. Instrumental in developing and driving forward the company’s growth objectives, you will also help to shape and develop our employer brand, including the culture and values of the company.

Based in our Leeds Office, you will be responsible for the direct line management of our dedicated team of Assistant Consultants and Administrative and Executive assistants,  which requires visible leadership (in Leeds predominantly) and a strong track record of performance management as well as some operational functions connected to the effective running of the business. The Head of People will also play a key role in developing our employer brand, including the culture and values of the company and, as with all Starfish colleagues, will be a positive role model.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.