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Global Experts in Sustainability, Environmental and ESG.

Shirley Parsons are experts in helping organisations achieve their sustainability, environmental and ESG initiatives and targets. Our unique combination of Sustainability, ESG and HSQ industry knowledge and exceptional service delivery ensures that our clients acquire the best talent for their organisations whilst also providing valuable feedback on how the market perceives them as potential employers.

Our personal networks of Sustainability, ESG and HSQ leaders are second-to-none, and we excel at professional matchmaking in the sector. Our networks continue to develop because our focus has always been as much on helping Sustainability, ESG and HSQ professionals to find careers as it is on helping employers to plan for and engage the right people to fill these vacancies. We have helped our clients reduce their environmental impact and come up with new innovative ways to sustain life on the planet we live on whilst making it a safer and more sustainable place.

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We partner with organisations to undertake executive search campaigns and deliver permanent, contract and interim recruitment services whilst always being transparent and consultative.

“Shirley Parsons impressed us with their knowledge and proposed process. Sarah provided a structured approach with defined timelines and follow-up calls even through the holidays. We have appointed a fabulous candidate and look forward to him making a real difference in our sustainability strategy. The service provided by Shirley Parsons was excellent across the board, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone else looking to appoint a senior sustainability professional.”

- Regional HR Manager EMEA

What areas do we specialise in?

We partner with people and organisations to help them achieve their sustainability, environmental and ESG ambitions.

We support the following industry sectors:

  • Infrastructure, Construction, Civils and Utilities

  • Corporate Services - including Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate and Property

  • Energy and Renewables

  • Public Sector, Charities, NGOs, Education

  • Manufacturing, Logistics and Waste

  • Consultancy

  • And more...

What type of opportunities do we place?

Anything from graduate level to Chief Director level and beyond.

  • Director/Head of Sustainability/Environment/ESG/CSR

  • Managers – Environmental/Sustainability

  • Advisors – Environmental/Sustainability

  • Energy / Carbon /Net Zero

  • Sustainable Finance

  • Social Value

  • ESG

  • …the list goes on as the world of sustainability and ESG continues to grow

Shirley Parsons is respected by both businesses and professionals for our ability to find compatible matches from a large network of professionals, globally.

What other aspects might be of interest to your business when partnering with Shirley Parsons?

Ensuring Diversity

Throughout the hiring process, we can ensure diversity. Offering a diverse and broad source of candidates from a large network of talent in the United Kingdom and worldwide. We welcome professionals from all backgrounds and demographics.

When screening candidates, we have the ability to ask a standardised set of questions, peer reviewed and approved to avoid unfairness. In sending profiles, we can offer a blind shortlist which ensures that prejudice is prevented. We can also advertise opportunities on specialist ED&I boards.

Candidate Profiling

We offer well-tested candidate profiling tools that vastly increase the chances of a strong talent match for your business. This is our bespoke MAPP tool.

This not only covers a behavioural (personality) assessment of each candidate, but it also looks at their aspirations and cognitive aptitude, including verbal reasoning mathematical and logic. Offering a greater understanding and appreciation of candidates and also offering hiring managers valuable prior knowledge before interviewing a candidate, along with interview questions to delve deeper to further aid understanding.

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