Gilbert Scott Associates is a UK-based, independent search and selection firm that prides itself on providing a high-quality recruitment service to our clients, consultants and candidates.

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We work with technology leaders across a diverse client portfolio, providing senior interim and permanent talent.

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Typical projects for us are:

  • CIO
  • Heads of Department
  • Project and Programme Management
  • Business Change Management
  • IT BRM/IT Business Partnering
  • Business Analysis

Why people use us

By working with Gilbert Scott Associates, your Principal Consultant will be James O’Driscoll supported by an extended team of highly skilled professionals.

People who choose Gilbert Scott Associates as their search partner can expect:

  • High levels of integrity as defined in our Promise of Service.
  • Direct, clear and unambiguous communications.
  • A strong business relationship where we become your trusted search partner.
  • 100% client, consultant, and candidate satisfaction.

James is an inspiration to recruitment, and he fully understands the needs of both the candidate and the employer.

Nick Parker – Technical Lead

James made sure he fully understood what type of individual I was looking for, from the right skillset to the ideal personal qualities.

Mark Nicholls – Head of Information Security, Risk & Compliance

Thanks to James we were able to bring in the right person, who has fitted in perfectly and hit the ground running!

Natalie Harris – Head of Digital Transformation

I found James to be very professional and highly diligent making sure the move was right for both me as well as the organisation he represented.

Andrea Brooke – Head of IT Vendor Management

What is great with James is that he understands very well the value that IT Business Relationship Manager and Business Partner can bring to an organisation.

Nico Devocelle – IT & Digital Change Professional

James has been a breath of fresh air to work with throughout the recruitment process.

Kieran Lewer – Head of IT Operations

Our supportive consultant care programme ensures we enjoy:

  • A high acceptance rate for assignments and extensions offered.
  • An increased flow of introductions from our consultant community.

A long and proven track record of search success resulting in:

  • A deep understanding of the projects and assignments we accept.
  • Access to a trusted network of consultants and potential candidates.
Our promise of service

How we work

The Gilbert Scott Associates Search System is comprised of six proven steps, which when combined, will find the right interim or permanent member for your team.

  1. Taking the brief – fully defined in our Search Project Plan and confirmed by you.
  2. Search – we use our network and a range of tools to reach active and inactive candidates.
  3. Qualification – we use a 21-point qualification process that excludes unsuitable candidates.
  4. Presentation of candidates – in the format and style preferred by our clients.
  5. Progress reporting – typically we provide a weekly update on progress made.
  6. Post-placement support – for all new starters through our informal onboarding process.
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Our values

At Gilbert Scott Associates we believe values should infuse into every action and influence every decision we make.

These are ours:

  • Integrity Trust Transparency Honesty
  • Results Persistence Creativity Selectiveness
  • Reliability Predictable Available Long-term
  • Thoughtful Caring Supportive Personable
  • Quality Accuracy Efficiency Effectiveness
  • Embracing Equality Diversity Inclusion
James O'Driscoll - Principal Consultant, Gilbert Scott James O’Driscoll
Principal Consultant

Our Promise of Service to you

Here at Gilbert Scott Associates we are committed to consistently high standards of behaviour.  Our Promise of Service defines the level of service our clients, consultants and candidates can expect from us.

Should you feel we have broken any of these promises, we will donate £200 to the charity of your choice.

  • Complete honesty always.
  • All candidates fully briefed on the role and the company.
  • We will deliver what we promise or tell you immediately if we cannot.
  • Consultant and candidate CVs will accurately reflect their skills and experience.
  • We will respond to all requests within 24 hours.

IT BRM/IT Business Partnering Search Practice

We’re well known within the IT BRM and IT Business Partnering community having fulfilled many assignments within this practice, in a variety of sectors and domains, since 2011.

Our Principal Consultant, James O’Driscoll, has also achieved his BRMP® qualification which allows him to have a greater insight into specific briefs and what type of individual a client requires at a specific time (e.g. order taker, trusted advisor etc.).  It also allows him to look outside of the “classic” candidate profile and identify those people who have the required skills and behaviours.