How we source candidates for employers 


As an executive search firm, we offer a wide variety of services, from sourcing candidates for employers to recruitment campaign planning. There are a variety of different placement types to suit each individual candidate or employer needs. 

Here is a brief overview of some of the recruitment services we offer here at Cathedral Appointments: 

Sourcing Permanent Candidates

Permanent roles are the mainstay of how companies recruit and finding the right person can often be time consuming and challenging. Knowing the market is invaluable to this process.

At Cathedral Appointments, we source candidates for permanent placements in the South West, and specialise in profiling, interviewing and shortlisting top quality candidates. Our team of highly experienced recruitment consultants work closely with employers to find candidates with matching skills, experience and aspirations.

Each of our highly experienced consultants specialise in specific vertical markets meaning we have an excellent network and database of experienced job seekers within each business specialism.

Our approach to market is a blended one: advertising and promotion of vacancies, search and selection, networking and most importantly referrals. We have been trading for over 30 years and are a known and respected name in the SW regions business community.  This means we have an enviable track record of delivering and finding the right talent. 

Our reputation in the local business community is excellent as we have the widest and most in-depth regional networks and market knowledge. This places us as the first choice recruitment partner for many businesses – many we have worked with for decades.

Temporary, Interim and Contract Vacancies

As well as recruiting for permanent roles, we also source candidates who are available to undertake temporary, interim and contract vacancies.

This way of engaging talent is flexible and can be a great way for employers to cover short term workload requirements such as peaks due to seasonal periods, holiday cover, specific projects or sickness cover.

Temporary workers are paid by the employment agency on a weekly basis and the agency is responsible for covering employment costs such as holiday pay, NI, ER’s which enables employers to engage talent without the associated payroll and legal administration.

Interim and Fixed Term Contract (FTC) roles are usually for specific projects or to cover maternity, paternity or sickness leave.  Candidates for these roles will be on your payroll and we will charge a finders fee. Interim or FTC roles are also a great way for jobseekers to get a foot in the door and often convert into a permanent role.

Self Employed Contractors/Consultants

Self-employed contractors/consultants run their own businesses and employers are their clients. Generally self-employed contractors are specialists and often project/program managers are engaged by businesses to undertake specific projects i.e. business change, business transformation, system changes etc.  We have a network of IT and Technology, HR, Engineering and Finance self-employed contractors/project managers that we regularly work with.

We also understand IR35 legislation and will be able to provide an opinion on how to engage with potential staff to prevent any potential breach of HMRC requirements.  Detailed guidance to help you understand the off-payroll rules can be found here


Executive Search

Any executive search project we undertake is based on an exclusive relationship with the employer. This means we will identify and approach executive candidates who are not actively looking for a job.

The senior team at Cathedral Appointments are experienced business professionals who have an exceptional ability to source appropriate talent for high level roles.  Each have an extensive network of key business people across the region and are the experts in executive level recruitment in the South West.

We take a detailed brief of the requirement and map the market to ensure that any potential talent is on our radar. Executive search campaigns are ran as specific projects and our approach is professional and detail orientated. 

Typically, an executive search project is on a retained basis only.  Cathedral Appointments offer this service upon request and are happy to discuss rates and previous track record.



 At Cathedral Appointments we are expert at finding and assessing flexible talent quickly, we have a pool of pre-screened, checked and referenced candidates available to fulfil last minute requirements and can source skilled workers for projects at short notice. We’ve done the groundwork and our talent pool is second to none in the region.

Whatever type of candidate your business requires, Cathedral Appointments can help.  We expertly connect Employers and Candidates through the South West. Get in touch today to find out more about the different types of recruitment services we offer.

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