#searchforabetterworld

Oxford HR is a specialist executive search and organisational effectiveness firm dedicated to serving the needs of the for-purpose and not-for-profit sectors in a wide variety of practice areas. We identify and promote the leaders, thinkers and doers that can help our clients make a real difference.

We believe in championing people, and that engaging people with the right talent, skill and passion is critical to the growth and success of any enterprise.

Oxford HR not only delivers the results of these core values to its clients, but also embodies them in its own organisation. Every member of our world-class, professional team is hand-picked for their expertise and passion in their field, and their dedication to identifying and appointing transformational leaders who are inspired to help shape society for the better around the globe. Above all, we truly care about the success of the sector, as we come from the sector ourselves.

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Our Vision

A world that puts purpose before profit.

Our Mission

To enable excellence in leadership in the for-purpose sector around the world.

21

new clients worked with in 2020

62

repeat business in 2020

100

of our clients would recommend us to a colleague
*Of those asked in our client feedback survey

Our Practice Areas

Board and Advisory

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

Charities and Not for Profit

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

Economic Development

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

Education

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

Environment, Climate and Conservation

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

Governmental and International Institutions

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

Health

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

Higher Education

In an increasingly shifting and interconnected world, Universities have had to adapt to become ever more flexible, dynamic and engaged.

International Development

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

Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitivity

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

Philanthropy and Foundations

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

Our Commitment

Our core commitment is to promoting positive change by ensuring that non-profit and inter-governmental organisations have the people they need to lead and manage them successfully. We strive to embody these values on every level, and pride ourselves on having an excellent track record for ethical, non-discriminatory work practices and transparent and clear communication. We aim to always provide considered feedback to our candidates and clients, and aspire to develop a comprehensive understanding of your needs.

Collective and Personal Expertise

Oxford HR’s strength and uniqueness is defined by the exceptional skills and experience of its staff. We believe that a team performs best when every individual is valued for their knowledge and expertise, and encouraged to work together in a nurturing and supportive environment. We believe that no one person has a monopoly on the right answer and ensure we work collectively on our projects and challenges. We share knowledge and focus on disseminating ideas and expertise across the whole organisation. We hire people who are steeped in the backgrounds they’re delivering services in. People who are professional and resourceful, constantly eager to learn, and committed to their own personal development.

Care

We firmly believe in a culture of care: for our staff, our associates, our clients and candidates, and for the sectors we work in. We work globally, across many different cultures and societies, and constantly strive for a culturally sensitive response in all our projects, and for a deeper understanding of the people we work with. Our culture is non-hierarchical and we regard all staff and associates as equal parts of our Oxford HR family.

Cultural Sensitivity

We recognise the underrepresentation of certain minority groups in leadership roles and want to challenge that wherever we can. We relish having a diverse workforce, and believe fundamentally in the strength that diversity brings.

Value for Money

We enjoy working with clients in the ‘for-purpose sector’ and recognise they are often under severe financial constraints. We want to offer services that are flexibly priced, and we have the ability to be creative in offering bespoke packages to suit both your needs, and your means.

Ethical and Transparent

We uphold principles of ethical recruitment including openness and transparency in our dealings with candidates and clients.

Partners and Accreditations

The team at Oxford HR have been outstanding. Right from the first discussion they strike the perfect balance between running a professional process and taking the time to truly understand our business and the requirements of the search. They have expert knowledge of the Environmental Sustainability sector, a significant network of highly skilled contacts to call upon and the commitment needed to deliver a successful outcome. I am delighted with the candidates they have helped us to recruit and would recommend them without hesitation.

Manufacture 2030

Stuart Whinney

Chief Commercial Officer, Manufacture 2030

Oxford HR
2021-09-20T08:40:19+00:00

Stuart Whinney

Chief Commercial Officer, Manufacture 2030

Manufacture 2030
The team at Oxford HR have been outstanding. Right from the first discussion they strike the perfect balance between running a professional process and taking the time to truly understand our business and the requirements of the search. They have expert knowledge of the Environmental Sustainability sector, a significant network of highly skilled contacts to call upon and the commitment needed to deliver a successful outcome. I am delighted with the candidates they have helped us to recruit and would recommend them without hesitation.
"Oxford HR asked the right questions and listened deeply from the outset of the recruitment process grasping rapidly the type of special individuals we were looking for to complete our International Board. Their search processes were thorough and a number of truly outstanding candidates were identified. From the initial contact right through to the interview and hiring phase, we were supported by a team of friendly professionals. We would not hesitate working with Oxford HR again."

Kay Richiger
Manager Governance, International Board and Council, WWF International

Oxford HR
2020-11-02T16:31:23+00:00

Kay Richiger
Manager Governance, International Board and Council, WWF International

"Oxford HR asked the right questions and listened deeply from the outset of the recruitment process grasping rapidly the type of special individuals we were looking for to complete our International Board. Their search processes were thorough and a number of truly outstanding candidates were identified. From the initial contact right through to the interview and hiring phase, we were supported by a team of friendly professionals. We would not hesitate working with Oxford HR again."
"Thank you for all of your incredible work and guidance throughout the entire search. I really feel you went above and beyond in terms of learning about Malala Fund's work and making sure we got this extremely important hire just right. Our conversations felt very much like we were speaking to a colleague versus an outside recruiter."

Malala Fund

Amanda Cosby

Chief Operating Officer, Malala Fund

Oxford HR
2021-07-19T11:53:16+00:00

Amanda Cosby

Chief Operating Officer, Malala Fund

Malala Fund
"Thank you for all of your incredible work and guidance throughout the entire search. I really feel you went above and beyond in terms of learning about Malala Fund's work and making sure we got this extremely important hire just right. Our conversations felt very much like we were speaking to a colleague versus an outside recruiter."
"I think I'm in love with Oxford HR"

Ghada Ammar

Communications Director GFP

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:50:13+00:00

Ghada Ammar

Communications Director GFP

"I think I'm in love with Oxford HR"
"I have never experienced this level of support from any recruiter.”

Audrey Ahwan

Director for Programme Development, BRAC International

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:54:44+00:00

Audrey Ahwan

Director for Programme Development, BRAC International

"I have never experienced this level of support from any recruiter.”
"The Oxford HR process yielded fruitful discussions and I have had further great follow-up discussions with them, both during the interview processes and even after taking up my post"

Susanne Pederson

Assistant Director General, GGGI

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:58:09+00:00

Susanne Pederson

Assistant Director General, GGGI

"The Oxford HR process yielded fruitful discussions and I have had further great follow-up discussions with them, both during the interview processes and even after taking up my post"
"International Alert partnered with Oxford HR for a critical interim appointment to our Executive Team. The timeline was very compressed and over the Christmas/New Year period too! Throughout the process, I found the Oxford HR team to be dedicated, hard working and professional - and they delivered an excellent longlist of candidates that resulted in Alert having a choice of two eminently appointable professionals after interviews. Their recruitment materials and web portal were also top notch - I will certainly be planning to work with Oxford HR again for both interim and substantive key senior positions."

Michael Young

CEO, International Alert

Oxford HR
2021-01-14T15:32:22+00:00

Michael Young

CEO, International Alert

"International Alert partnered with Oxford HR for a critical interim appointment to our Executive Team. The timeline was very compressed and over the Christmas/New Year period too! Throughout the process, I found the Oxford HR team to be dedicated, hard working and professional - and they delivered an excellent longlist of candidates that resulted in Alert having a choice of two eminently appointable professionals after interviews. Their recruitment materials and web portal were also top notch - I will certainly be planning to work with Oxford HR again for both interim and substantive key senior positions."
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