Senior Appointments

Specialist recruitment across marketing, communications, digital and design

Our expertise

Senior Appointments has been a core function for Spotlight since we started in 2008. Senior hires are crucial for the development of talented teams across marketing, events, digital, design and communications and we support our clients across all key areas, within retained and contingency:

  • Role profile: we develop job specs and brand briefing packs to showcase businesses and allow us to engage the right people.
  • Psychometric testing: We are able to offer and provide information on a number of psychometric testing tools to assess preferred behaviours, motivations and attitudes.
  • Interview coaching: We support our clients in assessment of the interview process and how to prepare and plan interviews, from competency-based questioning to scorecards and assessment.
  • Contingency or retained: We are used to working on contingency (fee only on placement) or retained assignments to support recruitment on an exclusive basis.
  • Reference checking: we support clients in obtaining key references, either via us or directly to allow clients to see the full picture before making a decision.

Our team of specialist Consultants work with a range of clients in all sectors:

  • Agencies
  • Architecture 
  • Beauty 
  • Care Homes 
  • Charities
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Environment
  • Events
  • Executive Search 
  • Fashion
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Drink
  • Healthcare
  • Healthtech
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Leisure
  • Luxury
  • Manufacturing
  • Market Research 
  • Medical Products 
  • Membership Bodies 
  • Music 
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Property
  • Retail & Consumer
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Travel

Recruitment for Senior Roles

We work across all sectors and our clients span creative startups to global brands wanting to hire at Director level and above, and who are focused on finding the strongest senior talent on the market. Our experience and reputation in the market sees us successfully engaging senior candidates using carefully executed executive search methods.

Businesses have had to adapt recruitment strategies following the pandemic, with greater focus on workplace culture, hybrid working and brand perception. Hiring at VP, Marketing Director or CMO level in this economic climate has put greater emphasis on real leadership, with marketing teams needing to show tangible impact on growth and commercial objectives.

Do you need to hire?

Specialist recruitment since 2008

Our specialist team of Consultants and Researchers work collaboratively across the following roles:

  • Head of Strategy & Advocacy
  • VP of Marketing Communications
  • Creative Director
  • Account Director
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Digital
  • Marketing Director
  • VP of Marketing
  • Director of Customer Insight
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Director of Communications
  • Content Director
  • Director of Brand Strategy
  • VP of Marketing Communications
  • Managing Director
  • Director of PR
  • Director of Growth Marketing
  • Director of Marketing & Admissions
  • Client Services Director
  • Strategy Director

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)

Spotlight are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and work in partnership with our senior clients to ensure they are supported in building an inclusive culture and working environment that focuses on equal opportunities for all. We help our clients identify and address diversity challenges through more inclusive search, and engage with the broadest range of candidates to support diverse talent pools.

We offer support and advice to clients who want to use blind recruitment practices, or learn more about unconscious bias training and are able to offer a range of psychometric testing options to support unbiased assessment of a candidate’s suitability for a role.

Meaningful change takes time and we engage with the broadest range of candidates that will support our clients’ inclusive recruitment goals.

Spotlight goals

Our goal is to align with our clients, to help you craft a strong candidate experience to attract and retain the most exceptional senior talent.

We work in partnership with our clients to onboard the right candidate who will help to shape the business and lead development and growth.

Our work goes beyond the placement, and our team of specialist Consultants will ensure the right candidates are represented to fit our clients’ exact requirements.

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Why choose us?

500+ happy clients

Since 2008, Spotlight have placed hundreds of talented candidates with clients in all sectors. We aim to exceed expectations and deliver results that will enhance our clients’ businesses.

100,000+ LinkedIn followers

We have an extensive network of marketing, communications, digital and design talent with 100,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. We are in touch with the right people at the right time.

Recruitment with integrity

Our team are committed to clear communication with both clients and candidates. Our work goes beyond the placement and we believe in transparency and impactful recruitment.

What our clients say

Hands down, Spotlight is the best recruitment agency I have ever worked with. My consultant took the time to get to know me and my business and the referred candidates were top quality and a perfect skills and personality fit. The whole process was professional, swift and resulted in two excellent new members to my Marketing Team. I look forward to working with Spotlight again on our next vacancy and cannot recommend them highly enough.


We recently worked with Spotlight to make a senior appointment to our Leadership Team, following an unsuccessful round of interviews. The team were great to work with, listened carefully to the needs of the business and team and were agile to respond to feedback on candidates. They found us some utterly brilliant candidates and we made a fantastic appointment to our team. Would happily work with them in the future.


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Talk to our specialist team

We'd love to hear from you and the vision you have for your recruitment.

If you would like to discuss marketing, digital, design or communications recruitment for your business or want to find out more about us and our team, you can reach Spotlight at 020 3008 4254 or email us directly at 

Alternatively, visit our contact us page to share job specs and role details or CVs and information on your job search.

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