We are here to advise and support people and organisations to realise their potential so that together we can impact lives and communities for the better.

This is our purpose. We aim to deliver exceptional results for our clients through commitment to excellence on every step of the recruitment journey. Time and again we hear that our focus on the impact of our appointments is why clients choose to work with us.

We want our clients to be better as a consequence of working with us, which regularly means support and advice beyond core Search and Selection.

Our aim is to build long term relationships, the best of which all have strong two-way communication and, where necessary, brutal honesty at their heart. As such, we do not shy away from tough conversations and we ask our clients to approach the relationship in the same spirit.

Our long-term success is built on putting the long-term interest of clients at the centre of the service we provide, coupled with bucket loads of passion and determination.

With an established network of contacts primarily in Scotland and the wider UK, we also work with many clients overseas and have experience carrying out international recruitment campaigns. We provide comprehensive market mapping with wide reach and extensive networking on a global scale.

Executive Search

Executive Search

Whether you are a start-up or family-owned business, a public or not for profit organisation, or a large corporate company, we can provide tailored executive search support. Combining powerful search resources with an in-depth consultative approach, we work closely with our clients to understand their organisation’s competitive challenges, business objectives and culture. We see partnership as the key to success, listening and challenging in equal measure to ensure we can deliver an impactful solution.

We specialise in placing candidates into senior and executive positions throughout all industries and sectors. We cater for all functions in your leadership team and each of our consultants has their own market specialisms and areas of expertise.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

We are also experienced in placing candidates into Non-Executive roles in the public, not for profit and private sectors.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

As well as permanent assignments, we partner with our clients to manage short-term skills gaps and longer-term strategic initiatives, providing a rapid solution to a wide range of pressing business challenges.  We pride ourselves on our ability to create and deliver bespoke solutions appropriate to the fluid and everchanging needs of all businesses, and can support the placement of:

  • Advisers & consultants
  • Temporary contractors
  • Fixed-term workers

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

Below C Suite level, we also have deep functional expertise in these areas:

  • CFO Services: Accounting & Finance
  • Technology, Change & Transformation
  • Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

Within Livingston James, we have a highly skilled research team focused on building and engaging a talent pool for each assignment. The team utilises a robust search methodology, whilst also employing the latest technology, to find and attract the very best candidates for your requirement. The Research team leads the project management of the process, gathering information throughout and providing market intelligence and insights to clients.
Leadership Advisory

Leadership Advisory

We develop long-term strategic partnerships with our clients which help build winning leadership teams and create substantial value. In addition to search, we offer strategic introductions to our wider network, leadership assessments, and team development services.

Our firm’s commitment to our clients begins with bringing creative solutions with a focus on quality to the table. We help our clients continue to innovate their leadership platforms and capitalise on emerging talent.

We create customised assessment processes tailored to the needs of your organisation. We can also offer advice on your Board composition and structure, which are both critical in maximising long term positive impact on an organisation. As we move into the post Covid world, it will be paramount that businesses have the right skills and behaviours embedded in their senior management team in order to secure future success.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

Our expertise in psychometric assessment offers a powerful predictor for workplace performance and potential. This can be a hugely beneficial tool to aid organisations in making critical hiring and development decisions, particularly in an environment which provides continuous uncertainty. For more information, please contact our in-house psychometric assessor.

Effective succession planning starts well in advance of any particular succession need and is core to any robust HR strategy. We help our clients identify the future desired impact of key leadership roles and reverse engineer assessment processes that help identify future leaders and the skills and experience they need to build to be ready to step up when the time comes.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

Ensuring the financial and other elements of your reward structure are competitive often requires real time market testing to make sure you remain competitive in the quest to attract and retain top talent. Our bespoke market benchmarking service ensures that you have all the right data to hand when making decisions around Executive reward.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.




At Livingston James, an unwavering focus on the impact of our appointments is at the heart of everything we do.  We work in partnership with our clients and candidates to bring together leadership teams that transform organisations and careers for the better. 

Jamie Livingston

Famous for excellence.

Our dynamic team has experience advising in a wide range of industries and sectors.  We have led and developed businesses from board level, managing people and processes across countless specialisms and geographies. We can bring a unique perspective to your business needs.

Client Impact - Par Equity & Ironbridge Capital Partners

By thinking outside the box to select the candidate shortlist for the role of CEO at distance learning organisation, ICS Learn, Livingston James was able to deliver a candidate that was able to accelerate pace of change within the organisation, resulting in a significant return in investment for our clients.

Together we achieve more.

Livingston James Group comprises two bespoke sub brands: Livingston James – our executive search and leadership advisory practice, and Rutherford Cross – our specialist finance recruitment practice. This wider group structure complements our robust search and assessment process, allowing clients to access our deep-rooted network and expertise.

Contact Our Executive Search Specialists

We’d be delighted to provide further information. Get in touch with our team to find out how we can help you.

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