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The whole team were superb in helping me prepare for the various stages of the recruitment process. They were always very clear on what would be happening and the sorts of questions I could expect. They were very proactive in their communication so I always knew what was happening. Overall it was a very good experience and I would happily work with them again. Highly recommended.


Rob Jackson, Client Listening Research Manager, Allen & Overy

I have worked with Leighton Taylor as a candidate and a recruiter and have always found them to be responsive, consultative, and really good at listening to my needs. I had a long list of quite specific requirements when I began looking for my current role and they really listened and came up with suggestions that showed they understood that I was looking for. They made the process really smooth and easy and I couldn't be happier in my new role! 

Tamsin Porter, Director of Client Marketing & Communications, Frontier Economics

Leighton Taylor do more than just recruit, they put the right people in the right roles. Leighton Taylor show a depth of understanding of our business and culture that is quite unique. And I love that there is no hard sell with them, just trust, sincerity and professionalism. 


Lisa Spencer-Arnott, HR Manager, Conyers Dill & Pearman 

I have looked for two roles in the UK (15 years apart) and Giles has helped me to find them both. Giles has extensive experience of the industry and is most helpful in identifying suitable opportunities as well as providing support and guidance through the interview process. I would highly recommend Leighton Taylor looking for roles within the sector.

Megan Khan, Interim Head of Marketing and BD, Hogan Lovells

Our services

Database Search

Operating on a NO placement, NO fee basis, a call to Leighton Taylor can mean access to a number of CVs that you have not already seen. This may either be the starting point of your campaign or you may have been trying to recruit for some time and require fresh impetus.

All candidates have been thoroughly interviewed and screened and only after their express permission has been established will a CV be forwarded to a client.

Website Advertising

As well as a high profile position on the Leighton Taylor website, roles will be advertised anonymously and at very short notice on all the leading industry job boards. This service is absolutely free and means that you will not spend your advertising budget on these sites. You will then only receive CVs of those candidates that are appropriate for your roles, meaning lots of time and money saved.

Media Advertising

If it is felt necessary to advertise a specific vacancy in a sector publication an advertisement will be designed, drafted and agreed to a client's approval. Leighton Taylor has over 12 years' experience in writing copy specifically for professional services vacancies and has a strong track record in attracting outstanding individuals through this process.

Once a recruitment advertisement has been published you will be kept fully updated on the response and after a detailed interviewing process, a shortlist of applicants will be produced to an agreed timescale. Leighton Taylor will manage the process through to a successful appointment.

Search and Selection

This is particularly effective for Head of/Director level positions or roles where a distinct skill set is required. Having established a brief with a client we can identify a number of leading individuals both within and outside of the sector through a detailed research program. Potential candidates will then be contacted and assessed for their suitability. Once completed, Leighton Taylor will send a shortlist of CVs to the client and then manage the interview process through to offers and placements.

Regional Assignments

Leighton Taylor has a strong track record in recruiting for regional professional services firms. So if you are looking for your first marketing/business development specialist or want to expand an existing team, we will find you individuals that suit your partnership's culture.

Interim/Maternity Cover Vacancies

Interim and maternity cover roles can sometimes be problematic for companies. With a position to fill, an interim is often required at very short notice. A number of candidates at all levels register with us looking for exactly this type of role - either for short or long-term assignments. They will generally have strong qualifications and previous professional services experience enabling them to come into your firm and hit the ground running from day 1.

How else can we help?

As much as Leighton Taylor realises that our fundamental role is to fill vacancies, we offer so much more. We can provide detailed sector specific information, gathered over the past decade to advise our clients on anything from salary scales; including base salaries and bonus structures, through to advice on job specifications, current trends in the market and the availability of a desired skillset for your team. Please contact us for further information.