Executive Search and Selection

Executive search & selection consultants to the waste management & environmental services industry, manufacturing, logistics, FM and building services.

smartsolutions® executive search & selection is a specialist department inside our recruitment services division, operating within our specialist sectors, concentrating on senior management, non-executive, advisory board and board level appointments. smartsolutions® principal consultant has been involved primarily in waste recruitment for almost twenty years. During this time, lasting and successful relationships have been developed across a number of sectors, with many of the best known senior names, at some of the highest profile companies in this challenging environment.

The Process
For the prospective candidate considering a career move, there is no cost for placing your details with us.
For the client company, you will find that our fees are amongst the most competitive in the business, with no hidden extras such as expenses, or additional charges against bonus payments or benefits packages. We also provide appointment guarantees operating on a sliding scale up to 12 months from the commencement of the appointment.
Full details of our fee structure will be discussed on an individual basis according to the specifics of the requirement.
smartsolutions® believe in confidential transparency and flexibility at every stage.

The smartsolutions® approachto executive search is based on building effective personal business relationships with clients, in order to fully understand the kind of people they require, enabling us to search beyond the profile set out in the candidate’s CV.
The right personal qualities are every bit as important as qualifications and experience. The majority of our assignments are carried out on a high level search basis, operating discreetly and confidentially, tracking industry appointments throughout our network of contacts and retained profiles.
Many recruitment companies rely primarily on accessing candidate CVs from a database. In recent years, around 80% of appointments at this level, made by smartsolutions® consultants, have been with candidates who were not seeking a new position prior to being contacted by us. smartsolutions® consultants specialise in senior management, board and advisory board level recruitment. Much of this activity has been within the environmental sector, but also includes local authority, facilities management, logistics, engineering, and a variety of manufacturing and process industries.
Our focus in executive search is based on a professional and flexible service, looking at each individual situation, and tailoring the most appropriate techniques to suit the vacancy. This often involves operating on an executive search basis, as the best candidates are rarely those actively seeking a career change.

These days, the emphasis is too often placed on “web-based” recruitment solutions only. smartsolutions® takes a more personal approach. All available resources for identifying candidates are made use of but not at the expense of personal contact and a genuine understanding of the individual candidate’s experience, abilities and aspirations. If you’re a candidate considering a career change, we are always pleased to hear from you. Our pledge to you is that we NEVER send an individual’s CV anywhere without your prior knowledge and consent. We will always discuss a potential situation with you in depth, prior to making any client contact.
At senior level recruitment, confidentiality is paramount and, above all, you can have complete confidence in our discretion and know that we will always keep you informed of progress, leaving no stone unturned until the job is complete.

 Additional Services

Salary Comparison Surveys 
Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the recruitment market place, we are able to provide exceptionally accurate salary comparison information. This is vital in both attracting the right candidates and ensuring that organisations attract and retain their best people.

Psychometric Assessment
Managed by our principal consultant, the service is provided via one of the most respected partners in the field within the UK, with access to the very latest, innovative and accurate assessment suite of tools.


... An in-depth and totally confidential approach to management and board-level recruitment