Tailored search and selection services

AWS Recruitment has an established Executive Search division which provides a bespoke service for companies wishing to appoint at Executive, Board room and Non-Exec level. Each Tailored Search & Selection process is managed as an individual project with a clear plan and timescale. A dedicated consultant is assigned to every client for the duration of the process, until the successful appointment is achieved. Our presence in Edinburgh and London also puts us in easy reach of our clients across the UK.

Please note that not all of our Executive Appointments are advertised to protect client confidentiality.

Why Choose AWS?
  • Our Tailored Approach
    We take the time to understand your organisation and your unique requirements. At the outset, we’ll appoint a dedicated consultant who will tailor the search and selection process to suit your specific needs, and exceed your expectations.
  • Our Extensive Network
    Our presence in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow ensures access to some of the best talent across the UK. All our candidates are vetted to the highest standard for suitability. We aim to shortlist leaders who will help your organisation thrive.
  • Our Specialist Focus
    We have a wealth of experience in our four specialist areas: Charity, Property, Legal and Finance. We leverage this industry insight on behalf of our clients to help define, find and place the right candidate to lead your organisation.

Alan Surgeon | Director 

With a decade of experience headhunting for organisations across the UK, Alan is well placed to find the right candidate for your senior role.

More About Alan

Alan was a Director for an Animal Welfare Charity and has a passion for Animal Welfare, The Arts, Health & Culture. Alan was also nominated for ‘Director of the Year’ by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce in both 2015 & 2016.


AWS sourced the CEO for OneKind and their assistance was invaluable. The calibre of candidates they were able to present was very high. They were also able to take the time to provide advice to potential candidates to ensure that they were all equally briefed in preparing for their presentations to the Board.

Sara Bannerman | Chair, OneKind


Here at Erskine we have been extremely pleased with the staff we have recruited through AWS in the areas of Fundraising and Marketing, and I would certainly recommend them highly.

Head of External Relations | Erskine, Glasgow


AWS are a delight to work with. We have worked with the Executive Search Division at AWS for a number of Senior Roles within our company and they deliver every time. The team take time to understand an organisations needs, listen to our requirements and consistently deliver every time.

Colette Grant | Founder & CEO, Grant Property

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