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Head of People

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circa £60,000 plus benefits
Closing date
31 Jul 2022
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Starfish Search Limited is an executive search business working across the social sector, public policy and local government on senior, high-profile appointments. Our work is split across executive and non-executive roles, and we support both permanent and interim appointments. Our experienced consultancy team have a powerful track record of appointing to the most senior roles across a diverse and national client base.

Starfish’s new Head of People,  reporting directly to the Chief Executive, will ensure the smooth running and forward planning of the people elements of our business – how we recruit, develop and retain our workforce from partners to project managers.     Instrumental in developing and driving forward the company’s growth objectives, you will also help to shape and develop our employer brand, including the culture and values of the company. 

Based in our Leeds Office, you will be responsible for the direct line management of our dedicated team of project managers and executive assistants,  which requires visible leadership and a strong track record of performance management. You will also lead on some additional operational functions connected to the effective running of the business and be a trusted sounding board to the leadership team on our people agenda.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Penny Ransley, Director at  or visit to access the role profile and application process.

Closing date:  31st July 2022

At Starfish we are passionate about our people and providing the best possible services to our clients. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of other non-white ethnicities, LGBTQ+, disabled and neurodiverse individuals.

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