The Candidate Executive

Unparalleled Expertise in Senior Executive Recruitment for agencies and businesses across the UK. 

The Candidate Executive

Recruit Senior Management, Directors, ‘Heads of’ and C Suite level talent by working with our Award-Winning Search & Selection Executive Search Team. Our trusted, respected and most networked consultants will deliver you the best talent with a perfect cultural fit for your business.


Our strength is in the quality of our connections and the extensive experience we have in placing candidates in senior roles. Whether it’s high growth technology businesses, SME’s who require senior talent to add organisational structure or it’s our corporate client base, they all share the same demand for the leading executive level talent in the market.


We have experience in recruiting at a senior level across all sectors including eCommerce, travel, financial services, professional services, retail, property, utilities, commercial, telecoms, with success in The Northwest and across the UK.


Following a number of successful engagements, The Candidate is striving to deliver an unparalleled service in the upper echelons of digital marketing recruitment.

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Team Insight

The Engagement

It's important as a client or a senior candidate that when you come to engage with a recruiter they understand the brief and company as well as any potential pitfalls on the vacancy. The key factors in a successful engagement are the following;

Culture - Will you/they fit and be right to lead in the environment

Skillset - Do you/they have tangible successes to measure up with

Network - Does the recruiter have the network to attract the right talent

Motivation - What is the key motivators for the person to move? Money, responsibility, location or business?

The Search

The search and selection approach is naturally methodical, focused and structured based on skillset and that 3rd dimension - personality. Working via networks and headhunting, it is a sensitive and tailored service. This requires an experienced approach and with over 30 years combined experience in Digital and Recruitment, The Candidate are perfectly placed to match any digital brief.


The Selection

This stage of the recruitment process is where we at The Candidate will really make a difference. By interviewing each candidate face to face, we can comprehensively delve into the executive's skill set and in turn, we will match the core competencies of their skill set to the job brief.

This interview can almost be deemed as the first interview on behalf of the client. It will mean that the candidate will know what the brief is and ultimately whether they will be right for the client long term.

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Our Expertise

The Candidate is the leading marketing recruitment agency sourcing the UK’s top talent in digital, marketing, analytics, creative and technology. We’re proud to support the future of UK businesses and beyond.

We're the best recruitment agency for digital marketing jobs in the UK, having placed thousands of candidates in digital jobs since 2012. Our extensive database and effective sourcing techniques mean that we’re the experts in digital recruitment, identifying the best candidates for our clients’ openings in quick timescales resulting in long-term placements.  

We understand how to recruit the best candidates for the marketing jobs we recruit for as many of us are from marketing backgrounds. Coupled with an outstanding recruitment service, we help candidates develop their marketing careers in some of the best job opportunities in the UK. Whether it’s a marketing agency position, or client-side opportunity, we’ll work to ensure the best recruitment experience and outcome for clients and candidates.

Data and analytics jobs complement the marketing recruitment we undertake for many of our clients. We’ve built a large database of many top-quality candidates and have a record of working with clients to effectively place them in both permanent and contract roles. Our specialist recruiters in this area will advise you on the level of candidate you’ll need to ensure effective recruitment to complete any project or ongoing role.

We have many creative jobs available at all levels across this inspiring and ever evolving industry. We’ve worked with candidates throughout their creative careers and worked with many agencies and companies on the best creative jobs in Manchester and across the UK. Our creative consultants will work to identify the best candidates, whether they are active or passive, from our extensive creative database.  

Work with the best tech recruitment agency who has placed candidates in many tech jobs, including recruitment of developers of all types, engineers, leads, designers and project managers to name a few. Our tech recruitment consultants understand emerging tech and what clients need in order to fulfil their projects. We have candidates available to immediately fill contract and permanent roles.

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Whether you're seeking your next career move or need expert recruitment advice in Marketing, Digital, eCommerce, Creative, Technology, Data, BI or Analytics, contact us for confidential, specialist advice.