Executive and senior level management professionals tend to be industry leaders who are responsible for overseeing the daily business operations of a company. Executive personnel such as board level directors or interim managers have usually acquired years of experience in their field and can be relied upon to lead a team, be organised and make important decisions. Specialist London recruitment agencies will look to place senior level staff into permanent, temporary or contract vacancies and may use search and select / headhunting techniques with a view to recruiting the very best candidates.
Executive and management staff can expect to be well paid with those in the most senior positions potentially earning a salary of £100K+ per annum. London based professionals typically earn the highest salaries with the finance, media and growing creative industries proving to be the most lucrative.
As the UK capital and an international centre for business, London is a key location for executive professionals looking to thrive in the industry. London contributes around 20% to the country's GDP with finance being it's largest sector. The Bank of England, London Stock Exchange and Lloyd's of London all reside in the city, whilst it is also home to 480 banks from overseas. The media industry also plays an important role here with the BBC and News UK (formerly News International) being some of the area's biggest executive employers.
London executive recruitment agencies will combine their local knowledge and industry expertise to source the most capable and in demand senior staff for their clients. Agencies will typically cover the main business districts of Lambeth and Southwark, Camden and Islington, Canary Wharf, West Minster and The City, whilst many will also cover the wider South East region. A consultant will look to recommend experienced and dynamic candidates for permanent and interim roles such as chairman, commercial director and area manager.