We are Oxford HR – a global team of recruitment experts dedicated to finding and supporting world-changing leaders. Driven by a passion for positive change, we search for the exceptional people who can make that happen.

Executive Search

With an impressive depth and breadth of experience in the for-purpose sector, and a rich background in working across a broad array of practice areas, we have a deep understanding of the needs of the sector which has consistently delivered great results to our clients time and again.  Our executive search service works tirelessly to identify and appoint extraordinary individuals to enable our clients to deliver their mission.


Assessment and Learning

What makes a great leader for your organisation? Can you tell the difference between confidence and competence at interview? Are you using ‘gut feel’ to select key employees? Are you meeting your diversity targets?  Will your recruit fit with your leadership team?  Will the team be high performing?

We are here to deal with these sorts of challenges – and to recruit and develop your leadership team.Where there are varying opinions regarding the aims of the job or the person needed, a new role created or a merger of competing cultures, Oxford HR can analyse the role to determine exactly what you require.

We can gain agreement on the role and design a bespoke, context-relevant assessment process that will identify a recruit that is the closest capability, potential and cultural fit.And provide coaching goals and support for their first 100 days to guarantee performance.

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Practice AREAS

Board and Advisory

Non-executive, trustee or advisory committee roles that are essential for good governance.

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Charities and Not for Profit

Targeted approaches to understanding the culture and recruitment needs of local and global charities.

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Economic Development

Identifying inspirational talent to address complex social and economic development issues and ensure a positive impact on societies.

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Environment, Climate and Conservation

We support and are passionate about working with organisations seeking sustainable solutions.

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Governmental and International Institutions

Strategic appointments to support and harmonise large scale Government and Institutional intervention.

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Delivering skilled leadership for medical research, health programmes, service delivery and health strategy.

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Higher Education and Research

Visionary leaders to address the bigger questions in Education, Teaching & Research.

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Interim Managers

Growth or change within any organization can cause significant turbulence, which is why it’s key to have the right people on board.

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International Development

Identifying key leadership skills to support our global partners in change.

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Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitivity

Positive peacebuilding practices are essential to preventing conflict and rebuilding communities after war.

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Philanthropy and Foundations

Strong leadership you can trust to fulfil your mandates for change.

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Just One Tree

Oxford HR is committed to not only searching for the best global talent for the needs of the For Purpose sector, but also recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are continually striving to reduce our environmental impact and improve our performance, as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods. We also encourage our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

As part of this commitment, we are supporting the Not-for-Profit organisation, Just One Tree. For every candidate that we place we will plant 10 trees, and up to 25 trees when placing a CEO level role. In addition to this, Oxford HR have committed to a regular planting of 25 trees a month as of January 2020.

Trees Planted