Deerfoot IT Recruitment Specialists

Employers

Experience & expertise As one of the longest-established independent tech recruitment consultancies in the UK, we have dedicated the past 25 years to exclusively focusing on tech talent search and engagement best practices. This extensive experience has allowed us to build up expertise and refine our processes, ensuring we consistently deliver measurable results. The Deerfoot team is made up of highly experienced technology recruiters, with an average of 12 years of IT sector experience and 9 years at Deerfoot. Ever mindful of our ethical and social responsibilities to all parties, we strive to be a trusted recruitment partner, delivering results across all IT departmental functional roles and technologies. Helping you achieve better hiring outcomes Needing to hire for a strategically important tech role gives you the opportunity to welcome a valuable new team member who can enrich your existing tech team. This individual has the potential to bring in fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and valuable skills that will truly elevate your team. It's crucial to use this opportunity to hire the best-matched candidate. With access to the UK's widest tech talent pools and a robust BSI-audited candidate assessment process in place, we have full confidence in our ability to facilitate exceptional matches between employers and candidates that will stand the test of time and benefit all involved. We focus on securing authentic candidates with the essential skills, experience, and, importantly, positive behavioural traits. We believe in thorough, deliberate selection processes that prioritise quality over speed. Tools & knowledge From an AI diversity & inclusion tool to ensure our vacancy adverts show no bias; to best-in-class video interviewing software to reduce interviewing time for our hiring stakeholders, we tirelessly review, assess and adopt the best candidate attraction, selection and engagement tools. These include natural search technology that delivers better target candidate short-lists than Boolean and chatbot tech to provide a user-friendly engagement platform for candidates. Additionally, we offer a platform for clients to review shortlisted candidates and easily schedule interviews. Team training focuses on achieving process excellence and understanding technology across all tech roles and disciplines to enhance comprehension. We shy away from sales-based training and tactics but operate in a more considerate way that delivers better long-term outcomes for all candidates & hiring stakeholders. Corporate & social responsibility We hope we have a good collective social heart as a business. We know there is always room for improvement. It’s too easy to create policies on social and environmental impact, but it’s action that counts. We need to continually reflect and consider what we do, how we do it and why we do it. We need to be comfortable with the answers. Generating profits and achieving growth is okay, but only if on reflection services or goods provided by an organisation do not have a detrimental impact on society and moreover are respectful of the environment. Each month we donate a sum of money for each employee to http://www.ecologi.com . This organisation plant trees & funds the world’s best climate crisis solutions. Further, Deerfoot has donated over £50,000 to charitable causes. One long term initiative is the way we link the support of one charity to the candidate’s we represent and present to clients. Every time we send a candidate’s CV to a recruiting client, we donate £1 to the Born Free Foundation (registered charity no. 1070906). Born Free protects many species and is devoted to compassionate conservation and animal welfare. Diversity & Inclusion We welcome partnerships with organisations that evidence and action a clear diversity, equality and inclusion policy and recognise the positive impact a strong diverse workforce can offer. Improving DE&I is at the top of the corporate agenda and we are committed to supporting our clientele in this endeavour. We utilise an AI tool to ensure our IT vacancy adverts are compliant and further are optimised to attract candidates from minority represented groups. For all IT vacancies, we aim to always present a diverse shortlist of qualified candidates. Appropriate IT recruitment support We offer a mature, objective, informed IT candidate search service that fully supports in-house HR/Talent teams and IT departmental managers. Our service delivery model is built on objective and fact-based communications, keeping in mind the ever-changing landscape of recruitment best practices. We focus on quality and present just the best-match, authentic candidates, aiming for a 2:1 (CV submission to interview ratio). We conduct certified biometric TrustID checks on all candidates to whom you extend a job offer. Additionally, we perform in-depth vetting to uncover even the smallest "red flags" in candidate findings.

Areas of Focus

What we Recruit for:

We recruit for all roles that sit in or bridge an organisation's technology landscape. Cloud transformation & IT infrastructure consultants DevOps Site Reliability Engineers Developers Cyber Security Consultants Business Intelligence / Data roles IT Product Specialists and IT Subject Matter Experts Business Analysts Project / Programme Managers Strategic senior tech hires

Additional Services:

  • Interview Suites
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Salary Surveys

Candidates

We are experiencing a very large number of individual jobseekers telephoning in at this time given market conditions. If you are wanting to move into an IT career we provide some helpful information on our website. Unfortunately we rarely have entry level roles. If you are an established IT professional please take a look at our current list of IT vacancies on our website or register with us via our website. Thank you. Permanent IT job-seekers: Moving jobs is a big decision. We understand our responsibility to support you. The decision to commence searching for a new permanent IT role is significant and has important implications for both you as an individual and your family. We never forget this and are careful to offer a supportive, impartial and confidential service to you. We will never coerce you into making premature decisions on job options. We respect the right for all parties to make decisions in their time, not ours. At all times throughout the recruitment cycle we will act very responsibly. If you are fed up with "slick", "fast-talking", "over-familiar" or "pushy" IT recruitment consultants you will find us to be refreshingly different. We will always email you with full, complete vacancy details (detailing who our client is) and wait until we receive email confirmation from you before presenting you as a candidate. We will endeavour to ensure our service to you is professional and informative. We work hard to have a strong knowledge of all the roles, products and disciplines within the IT fraternity. IT Contractors: Every working day of every year since 1997 IT consultants have been adding value on assignments via Deerfoot. Stability If you are contracting via an agency, you should carry out some due diligence to ensure the agency is stable with both a good trading history and ample cash reserves. Deerfoot IT has returned appropriate profits each and every year of trading (since 1997) and has cash reserves in excess of £1m. We are a stable partner for you. Payments We have a great back-office accounts team and following on from helping you secure a good assignment, we understand that the most important service we can provide is to pay you efficiently. We pay on both weekly or monthly frequencies (depending on end client invoicing requirements) and pay as cleared funds within 14 days of invoice / delivery. Contracts Although our contracts always need to reflect the reality of relationships, we hope you and your advisors will find them workable for your needs whether your concerns focus on IR35, AWR or conduct regulations. We will try to be supportive where we can on any amendment requests. Approach We are gentle throughout the whole contract placement life-cycle. We respect your 'position' and never use clever 'closing' techniques to get you to commit. (No false deadlines for accepting a contract, no imaginary second choice candidate waiting in the wings, no lies when it comes to what our client is willing to pay. We will tell you what our margin fee is and are happy for you to verify with the end client once on site

Areas of Focus

What we Recruit for:

We recruit for all roles that sit in or bridge an organisation's technology landscape. Cloud transformation & IT infrastructure consultants DevOps Site Reliability Engineers Developers Cyber Security Consultants Business Intelligence / Data roles IT Product Specialists and IT Subject Matter Experts Business Analysts Project / Programme Managers Strategic senior tech hires

Additional Services:

  • Jobs Listed On Website

Contact Options

Additional Information

IS0 9001:2008 certified. Awarded and audited by BSI annually. REC Corporate member and REC IT & Comms divisional member All recruitment consultants hold the CertRP accreditation.

We have offices located at the following addresses:

  • Redwood House, Brotherswood Court, Almondsbury Business Park, Bristol, Avon, BS32 4QW
  • 16 St. Martins Le Grand, London, Greater London, EC1A 4EN
  • Lowry Mill, Lee Street, Salford, Manchester, Lancashire, M27 6DB
  • 38 Rumbridge Street, Totton, Romsey, Hampshire, SO40 9DS

We recruit candidates at the following experience levels:

Graduate, Junior, Regular, Senior, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director

We recruit in the following industries:

Consulting, Executive / Management, Information Industry, IT, Project Management, Digital