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NI Executive Recruitment Market

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

There are conflicting views on the state of the economy in Northern Ireland.  It seems that one week we are hearing from one economist that the worst of the recession has passed, only then to hear another economist stating that there is worse to come.

Will there be a recovery? Will there be a double dip?

At Gilpin we are not economists.  We are not soothsayers either.  What we are is leading providers of Executive Search and Development in Northern Ireland.  During this holiday time we are experiencing strong levels of activity in the Executive recruitment market and we are being asked to source senior executives in areas and sectors which last year were frankly depressed.

Why is this?  Our observation is not a view on the economy or its recovery or otherwise.  However, it is clear that whilst businesses are shedding roles they are still in the business of making profit.  NI businesses are changing direction and looking for new opportunities.  With that come new career opportunities.  Even in the slowest recruitment month (July) in Northern Ireland we are currently searching for talent.  Some of which include:

– Business Development Executive: £40k for a specialist manufacturing business
– Construction Director: £100k+ for an international construction company
– Senior Estimator: £40k for a major structural steel company
– Head of Communications: £40k for a public affairs organisation
– Business Director: £50k for a professional services company
– Business Development Manager: £35k for a private membership organisation
– Operations Manager: £45k+ for a nation-wide service sector business

In addition to the above we are retained to source the senior management team for a manufacturing company that is bucking the trend in the sector and expanding rapidly, whilst we are constantly on the look out for top entrepreneurial talent to lead organisations across a range of functions for investment companies.

If these roles are of interest to you, or someone who you know, get in touch (in strictest confidence) with our Search & Selection team on 028 9076 9900 or email

If you wish the Gilpin Executive Search team to source your future leaders please get in touch immediately to access Northern Ireland’s senior execs who aren’t knowingly in the job market.  We have a track record of successfully attracting skills and experience from both within and outside NI for companies operating here.  Telephone 02890769900 for a confidential conversation about your business resourcing requirements.

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