We are Oxford HR – a global team of recruitment and organisational effectiveness 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, appoint and support extraordinary individuals to enable our clients to deliver their mission.


Organisational Effectiveness

It’s a truism that any organisation is only as good as its people. At Oxford HR we want to help you not only find inspiring leaders but also to nurture and develop them, their teams and the wider organisation. We can help you do this through our team of organisational psychologists and leadership specialists, steeped in their understanding of how global and national non-profits work.

The activities of our organisational effectiveness consultant team are wide-ranging; from appraising your operating culture and capabilities and then devising ways that change and improve how the organisation works, to providing  diagnostic risk-assessments that identify those best able to lead, coaching programmes that quickly enhance the effect leaders have, and strategic team development that sharpens collective focus and impact.

Click on the links to find out about some of our service areas, and contact David Cook to explore how we could be igniting the effectiveness of your leaders, teams and organisation.

Watch our CEO, David Lale, talking to Carolyne A.Opinde on the NGO Whisperer Show on the topic of “How do you prepare your team for remote working – Best practices for nonprofits (and organisations) especially those in resource-limited settings”.

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