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Impressed with Selecture as a candidate and now I am working with Selecture to build my team.


Since 2001, our Consulting team have partnered with leading strategy firms, full-service management consultancies, boutiques and also corporates for in-house roles. Our sweet spot is Manager to Director level and we’re also very experienced at executing team and practice builds for new service lines and locations. We focus on placing both interim and permanent specialists and many candidates have been working with us exclusively throughout their careers. Selecture have consistently been voted “Best Management Consultancy Recruiter” in the annual Top Consultant awards.

Smith & Nephew



Selecture's international networks helped us recruit an IT security and forensics expert based in Europe for a critical programme in Sydney.


Our consultants have been sourcing technology specialists for over 14 years. They adopt a proactive approach and get to know the stars within each of our specialisms. Their in-depth knowledge helps us respond swiftly and with the expert consultancy you would expect. Our experienced consultants understand the evolving technology landscape that we recruit into.

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Deutsche Telekom

Financial Services


Selecture assembled a team of international Finance transformation specialists with depth in Insurance to help us deliver a critical global transformation programme.


Financial services firms are under immense pressure to transform their operating models in response to regulatory changes, new cyber security threats and the technological impact of Digital, Big Data and Analytics. Selecture partners with leading Banks, Insurers, Asset Managers and Consulting firms to provide the specialist talent our clients need to stay ahead. Our international teams collaborate and work from Associate VP level right up to MD level.

Standard & Poor's



Very impressed with Selecture as a candidate and now I am working with Selecture to build my team.


We excel at delivering against challenging senior briefs. Since our inception, we have placed 46 Partners and have successfully completed many team builds. Selecture support both consulting and corporate clients. We employ a rigorous search methodology based on evidence based interviewing and leverage our world class research to identify the best possible candidate, regardless of their location.


Talent with Purpose

Selecture are an award winning search and recruitment firm that partner with a select group of clients and candidates. We cover four core areas and transformation lies at the heart of what we do.

Each of our consultants specialises in a specific discipline, developing subject matter expertise and deep networks so we can effectively advise our clients and candidates.



Financial Services


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  • Sales Leadership
  • Group Strategy
  • Programme Leaders
  • General Management
  • Executive Development

The Facts

Selecture recruits specialists for major corporates, management consultancies, technology firms and strategy houses. We work globally servicing assignments from ‘hub’ offices in London, Singapore and Melbourne.

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Leadership Development & People / Organisational Advisory
£50,000 - £200,000
London, City of London - Greater London
Opportunity to work with leading Leadership Development and People/Organisational Advisory firm - Across all levels - Consultants, Principals, Directors, Partner £50,000 - £200,000 + excellent bonus + benefits Leadership Development is one of the highest priorities on the executive agenda as businesses with strong leadership outperform the market across all sectors. The demands on leaders have never been greater as market dynamics and business change and transformation initiatives are driving the need for agile leadership that can quickly adapt to an increasingly complex world. My client are a pre-eminent global people and organisational advisory firm. This is a great opportunity to join a firm leading the way in terms in depth research, intellectual property and have a genuine global coverage. You will be working at the very top end (C:suite) of their clients across their blue-chip FTSE portfolio. Their route to market is unique and is reflected with the high calibre of Consultants who work there. Would you like to be part of this team that is taking the Human Capital Advisory sector to new heights? My clients are a mixture of Consultants, Occupational psychologists and commercially astute technical specialists who cover the following functional capabilities: Leadership & Executive Development Change Management Culture Change Succession Management Executive Assessment Organisational Design Reward Strategy You will have: A degree level qualification plus significant relevant work experience in a professional services firm. A sustained track record of delivering high impact interventions in client situations in the Human Capital Advisory sector. Expertise in organisational/leadership development/culture change/behavioural change/organisational design or broader change interventions and has demonstrated sales, account management and delivery expertise. Understand the business, leadership and organisational issues faced by those operating at senior/executive levels. I would be particularly keen to talk to people from either a reputable consultancy house or boutique advisory firm where their focus has been on Leadership Development/Assessment, Culture and behavioural change, Reward or Talent Management strategies. I understand there are a lot of consultants out there who are disillusioned from their employers on false promises of promotions. My client’s culture and philosophy is very much a meritocracy with no red tape on promotions. If you do a great job, you get promoted - SIMPLE! If you would like to understand more, please SEND YOUR CV NOW to darren.head@selecture.co.uk Selecture are an award-winning search and recruitment firm that partner with a select group of clients and candidates. Each of our consultants specialises in a specific discipline, developing subject matter expertise and deep networks so we can effectively advise our clients and candidates. Selecture recruit’s specialists for major corporates, management consultancies, technology firms and strategy houses. We work globally servicing assignments from ‘hub’ offices in London, Singapore and Melbourne.
Graduate Recruitment Consultants
London, UK
Graduate Recruitment Consultants Required City of London (Finsbury Square/ Moorgate) £20k Base salary + Uncapped Commission – (year 1 OTE = >£35k) Selecture are an award winning search and recruitment firm that partner with a select group of clients and candidates. We cover four core areas and transformation lies at the heart of what we do. Each of our consultants specialises in a specific discipline, developing subject matter expertise and deep networks so we can effectively advise our clients and candidates. As a Graduate Recruitment Consultant you will interact with globally renowned firms and their people every day. You will operate at the centre of a competitive marketplace and regularly interact with the highest calibre candidates of 1 or 2 years’ experience through to top level leadership executives. The rewards, including our uncapped commission and excellent incentive schemes ( including Selfridges vouchers, Holidays, cash prizes, days off,) are evident from day 1 and remain market-leading. What we are looking for: Confident and motivated individuals who enjoy speaking to candidates & clients Impactful with an ability to empathise with candidates and also influence Dedication and motivation to achieving results personally and for clients Self-starters – our training will give you the tools but YOU are in control of progression! Ability to understand and explain often complex topics, with ability to become SME’s Professional, willing to learn High levels of personal integrity/sincerity Recruitment or Sales experience isn’t necessary, although it may help European language desired, not essential The role allows you to progress to a £80-100k+ role within 2 years, to quickly advance leadership positons and the facility to shape Selecture offerings for the next decade. We are looking for élite talented, determined individuals and we will put time and effort into your training and development to help you carve your own mark as a headhunter. If this sounds like you then please apply to: info@selecture.co.uk
Software Development Manager
$60,000 - $110,000
A great opportunity to join a global e-commerce platform organisation looking to set up an R & D function here in Singapore. As the first senior Technical Lead in the country, you will build, lead and mentor a Development team of approx. 8-12 individuals. This organisation are one of the fastest growing e-commerce firms in the world and a house-hold name. The work will be a mixture of new greenfield development as well as enhancements on existing platforms. The right sort of profile of individual will include an experienced Agile Development Manager with exposure to large, distributed systems. Some of your responsibilities will include: Building and leading a team of 8+ Developers. Driving design and architecting of the system. Driving engineering best practices which will include: unit testing, continuous delivery, code reviews etc) Growing and coaching team members.-Working closely with Product Owners to provide technical direction. Some of the technologies you will have experience in should include: Front-end web technologies eg ASP.NET, MVC, Python, Play Framework-Web service technologies eg WCF, REST, ASP.NET Web API-Databases eg SQL Server, Oracle NoSQL database technologies eg Cassandra, Hadoop, Couchbase Message query technologies eg Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, MSMQ-OO languages eg C#, Java, Scala Continuous Integration (Jenkins) Your experience / background will include: 5+ years’ experience in development (ideally with some of the above tech) as well as previous leadership / management experience. Must have worked in an Agile environment and have an understanding of Scrum. First class communication and interaction skills.-Entrepreneurial and keen to see own ideas and initiatives implemented. Solid academic pedigree. Our client will go over and beyond to secure the best available talent in the market, so please do get in touch for an informal conversation around this if there is some initial interest.

Awards & Accreditations

Our achievements have been recognised over the years and we have been rewarded with a number of prestigious industry awards.

These include:

  • David Lancefield - Top Management Consultancy Recruiter (2013) in recognition of outstanding candidate feedback. Top-Consultant.com
  • Top Management Consultancy Recruitment Firm (2014 & 2015) Top-Consultant.com
  • Runner Up for Best Management Consultancy Recruitment Firm (2010, 2011, 2013). Top-Consultant.com
  • Received a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding contribution towards lateral hiring (2012)

Our Story

Selecture is an award winning search and recruitment consultancy dedicated to placing mid to senior talent within our specialisms. We are the preferred supplier to major consulting firms, boutique strategy firms and major corporates.

We differentiate ourselves by ensuring each of our consultants align to a specific niche, developing deep networks and subject matter expertise within their area. Supported by our world class research, we’re able to identify high quality passive talent, providing clients precise delivery and candidates interesting career opportunities.

Selecture was set up in 2001 and we have offices in London, Singapore and Melbourne. We work globally from our hub offices and have placed professionals in over 20 countries.

Our approach is consultative and we seek to build long term partnerships with our clients and candidates based on trust. This may be why many of our candidates become clients.

What Makes us Tick

Selecture was formed with a very clear vision and set of values. Our vision is the long term development and growth of relationships, careers and our people. We connect our clients with the specialist talent needed to succeed. Our core values are embedded in everything we do.

Teamwork: We care about our accomplishments and understand that we are all contributors to the success of Selecture. We want to see each other succeed.

Expertise: Being a trusted advisor to our clients and candidates through our expertise and market knowledge.

Relationships: We cultivate deep relationships by taking time to understand the very particular professional, cultural and personal experiences, interests and aspirations of our clients and candidates.

Respect: We approach interactions with our clients, candidates and colleagues with respect and integrity.

Accountability: We take pride in the work we do and don’t shy away from accountability.

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David LancefieldSilvia AtkinsonDarren HeadClaire WhiddettStephen WilsonCal DohertyJuliane Haupt

David Lancefield - Managing Director

David has led the Selecture business since 2001 and relishes working with a team of professionals who thoroughly enjoy what they do and consistently go above and beyond for their clients.

With over 16 years experience in executive search, David has proven expertise in identifying and acquiring key talent with technical and leadership capabilities. He has depth placing senior specialists in business transformation, strategy and operations. Clients include management consultancies, FSIs and major corporates implementing new operating models.

By focusing on a few core areas, David is able to provide a deep view of candidate and client communities and valuable market insights. He is dedicated to balancing the requirements of his clients whilst upholding the highest level of candidate care and has been recognised on several occasions, winning “Recruiter of the Year” award, as voted by clients and candidates.

In his spare time, David enjoys tennis, skiing and relaxing with family and friends.

Silvia Atkinson - Finance Director

Silvia has a BA Hons degree in Business and Italian and completed her CIMA qualification in 2008.

Prior to Selecture, Silvia worked with major brands including Warner Bros, Motivate Publishing, and Pacific Magazines and was responsible for managing large finance teams, shaping financial strategy and  implementing effective risk management.

Silvia specialises in  providing financial services including  financial and business strategy, preparation of the financial reports, budgets, forecasts and tax preparation.

In her spare time, Silvia likes to fine tune her culinary expertise.

Darren Head - Partner, Head of UK Consulting

Darren is a specialist recruiter focused on placing management consultants and corporate advisory professionals in to management consulting and in-house roles from Director to Partner level.

Darren joined Selecture in 2006 after running the Recruitment for Lincoln Financial Group, a US Pension and Investment firm.

If he is not training for marathons, obstacle courses or boxing, Darren enjoys the theatre, reading and learning to cook.

Claire Whiddett - Company Secretary, Head of Finance and Administration

With 16 years’ experience, Claire is the Company Secretary and the Head of Finance and Administration for Selecture; based in the London office.

With the first 9 years of her career in Retail and Hospitality attaining experience in office management, accounting, secretarial, operations, recruitment, HR, marketing and events; a move to Selecture with its global presence and high reputation in the market was an ideal venture to enable her to build on her already established skills and knowledge. For the past 7 years, she has been managing the Finance and Administration division of Selecture on a global level.

With a membership to Arsenal football club, Claire is an avid spectator of all sports. In addition, she also enjoys reading, music, socialising with her friends and spending time with her young family.

Stephen Wilson - Partner, Technology

Stephen is a Senior Partner within Selecture and is based in Melbourne.  He has a proven track record of advising in the technology recruitment space over the last 10 years and his experience spans from working with Pre IPO Silicon Valley firms and DOTCOM start ups to larger software vendors and global consulting firms. Stephen has successfully carried out assignments across the UK, EMEA (DACH, Nordics, Benelux and France), the Middle East and more recently Australia.

Stephen has very strong domain knowledge; as well as a growing network within Enterprise (Technology) Security & Forensics – an area of increasing significance across both the SME and larger customer bases.

High on integrity and an advocate of offering a truly consultative service to the market, Stephen brings a fresh and detailed oriented approach to his assignments, keen to understand the needs of those he advises.

Stephen has a degree in Italian & Linguistics from University College London and is an avid sportsman – enjoying squash, golf, skiing and mountain biking.

Cal Doherty - Director, Europa

Cal Doherty co-leads Selecture’s Europa Team. He works primarily throughout continental Europe and partners with renowned blue chip corporates, boutique strategy firms and prestigious global consultancies.

Cal has close to 8 years search and recruitment experience with particular depth in senior search, Team/ Practice Builds, and bespoke Recruitment Solutions. From an initial career in Telecoms with BT, O2 and Orange, Cal moved into recruitment with Selecture in 2008.

He manages a team of researchers and consultants which focus on:

  • Business Transformation (Finance, HR, Supply Chain)
  • Financial Services (Capital Markets, Banking, Risk & Compliance)
  • Industry-Specific Consultancy (ICT, Automotive, Life Sciences, Utilities)
  • Strategy Consulting
  • Technology Consulting

Cal’s style is consultative, seeking to build long-term relationships with his candidates and clients.

Juliane Haupt - Director, Europa

Juliane Haupt co-leads the European Selecture Team. Based on her own background in executive management, she specialises in international executive placements primarily within Big 4 advisories, renowned blue chip corporates, boutique strategy firms and prestigious national and global consultancies.

Having created momentum for, and delivered on, broad transformation initiatives, Juliane is an experienced consultant who now helps build high-performing teams for international clients.

With her international experience and understanding of culturally diverse clients, she is a credible advisor for both clients and candidates.

She manages a team of researchers and consultants which focus on:

  • Business Transformation
  • Financial Services
  • Strategy Consulting
  • International Executive Search and
  • Bespoke recruitment solutions

Juliane is an experienced team manager and intertwined with her industry expertise, she offers senior individuals thorough consulting advice that does not end with the placement.

We keep good company


Selecture have found many of our current stars.

Consulting Partner, PwC UK

Selecture were able to quickly get to grips with a challenging brief and successfully delivered where other agencies had failed.

Head of AsiaPac, Greenwich Associates

Their client network is phenomenal and helped me land my ideal leadership role working for the CEO of a Fortune 500 client.

Head of Transformation for Europe, Heinz

Impressed with Selecture as a candidate and now I am working with Selecture to build my team.

Lead Partner, Capco UK

Selecture's network in the Director & Partner community is phenomenal and meant they were able to unearth a couple of real gems.

Lead partner for Oil & Gas, Big 4

Raj has been extremely helpful to our business assisting in finding professionals for our structured products valuation team as well as more general forensic accounting candidates.

Senior Managing Director, Navigant


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Comprehensive Training & Development Programme

As we continue to grow, we are on the lookout for talented people who share our values. We look for people with passion, intelligence and integrity. To thrive at Selecture you will be honest, innovative, driven, professional and a team player!

We can offer you:

  • Comprehensive training and development programme
    • We help our people reach and maintain their potential by  investing heavily in both external & internal training programmes. Our  in-house training programme breaks our proprietary search methodology Into modules which we teach at regular intervals. Incoming staff are also assigned a career mentor from Day 1 and based on an assessment of skills and any gaps,  we  design  a training programme fully tailored to the individuals needs.
    • Selecture regularly send senior Selecture staff onto quarterly management training programmes, which helps successful recruiters  learn how to juggle billing and managing a team.
  • The opportunity to work with tier 1 clients
  • Attractive package and benefits including;
  • Market leading commission scheme
  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • International secondments ( Singapore, Australia )
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Company organised events  ( days out for paintballing, go-karting )
  • End of year bonuses

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