With a reputation built on integrity, honesty and excellence, the Executive team at Edge Careers partner with many leading organisations and candidates. The Executive team will work with you to secure the key executives and senior managers that your business needs to meet and exceed your business’ objectives.
What we do…
The Executive Recruitment team will discuss your requirements confidentially and advise an appropriate recruitment strategy based on your specific requirements, utilising our extensive industry knowledge and network of senior candidates. We don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach, but provide a tailored, bespoke solution based on our detailed knowledge of the industry, sector and current market conditions. The Executive Recruitment team understand that the best candidates are usually hard to find, and we often take a headhunt approach to source the perfect candidate.
The Executive Recruitment team believe every organisation has its own individual culture and brand values. We take time to understand your business and will work with you in a professional, passionate and confidential manner. We have a responsibility to manage the candidate experience in a way that reflects your business, acting as brand ambassadors throughout the process. The Executive Recruitment team believe in treating all candidates with the same level of respect and work hard to ensure that everyone involved in the recruitment process leaves with a positive impression both of us and your organisation.
As long standing and respected Headhunters, we are open and honest in all our dealings. Our objective is to meet the person behind the CV to ensure that not only do they have the correct experience, but also are a perfect cultural fit. This underpins all of our activity, whether on an executive search, retained or contingency recruitment basis both within the UK or internationally.
What our clients & candidates say about us
“As Managing Director of Lovell, I have worked with Vanessa Skinner and Edge Careers for over two decades as both a client and most recently a candidate.
Vanessa has followed my career for many years and is extremely knowledgeable on the market. I find her approach highly engaging and professional. Her counsel on roles and the industry in general is excellent and she has a deep understanding of the wide range of companies in the Construction sector and real time information on their reputations. She presents with integrity and honesty, allowing you as the candidate to form a true picture of a potential future employer.
When I am recruiting as a Client, Edge Careers present me with candidate profiles that are written with honesty and a clear understanding of my requirements, which aids my decision making. They have a great knowledge of the Construction Sector and the roles operating within it; therefore, the suitability of the candidates they provide means that often candidate lists are right first time for the role.
Edge Careers are a highly respected partner to Morgan Sindall and Lovell, which is why they worked with Edge Careers last year to undertake a significant restructure of the Lovell London Business. This required recruitment of a number of the Senior Management team, including three discipline directors. It was through this process that I was appointed as Managing Director.
When looking for a senior appointment the absolute requirement is to instruct a recruitment specialist who is well-connected in your sector as well as discreet and highly professional. I would happily recommend Vanessa and the Edge Careers team to any national or regional residential or contracting business looking for a dependable and effective recruitment partner.”
“I have worked with Vanessa Skinner at Edge Careers as my agent for nearly five years after stepping down from the Executive Board at Wates Group where I was Group Commercial Director and Head of Legal. Vanessa’s experience, industry knowledge and extensive senior business contacts has been instrumental in securing excellent senior interim roles for me including Business Turnaround Director, Interim Commercial Director and Disputes Management Director. I look forward to working with Vanessa and Edge Careers for many years to come as their attention to detail ensures that ideal roles suit my experience and are obtained on a continuous basis.”
“I first worked with Edge Careers when I met Vanessa Skinner 15 years ago and from the outset I was impressed by the level of effort she put in, not only to properly explain the company and role, but also into finding out about me, my track record and my aspirations, to ensure compatibility before putting me forward. I found Edge Careers’ approach so professional and engaging that I subsequently began to work with them as a client, and over the years we have built a strong and successful relationship.”
“I have worked with Edge Careers for the past 10 years, both as a candidate and a client. Edge Careers are responsive, honest and straight forward in their approach, with a strong understanding of the construction industry. Time is taken to understand the business need, and therefore working in partnership with Edge Careers turns what could be a challenging process, into something enjoyable, efficient and positive.”