SHIRLEY PARSONS IS A SPECIALIST HEALTH & SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND QUALITY RECRUITMENT AGENCY

Shirley Parsons Ltd is a Professional Talent Practice specialising in the Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality professions.  From a standing start in 2005 the company quickly became the largest specialist Executive Search and Recruitment business of its kind in the UK.  It is the only specialist agency headed by a Chartered Safety Professional – Shirley Parsons has CMIOSH accreditation.

Our mission is to make successful placements at all levels in the HSEQ profession.  In this respect, our focus has always been as much on helping HSEQ professionals to find jobs as it is on helping employers to plan ahead and recruit the right people to fill their job vacancies.

Our strength lies in our people and the reach of our networks.  Shirley’s personal network spans more than 30 years in the Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality professions.  Since formation, she has ensured that the scope of our networks and the quality of relationships within those networks remains at the heart of what we do.  This is why we are able to excel at professional matchmaking across all industry sectors needing such expertise.

Our passion for creating healthier, safer environments across all industries means that we always go the extra mile to understand the operating environments of our end customers.  To enable this we structured our business accordingly, with internal teams focused on HSEQ in industry specific sectors.

We continually research the markets and develop our networks to find job opportunities for professionals at all levels, from graduate to director. We operate as Recruitment Agents, as Talent Partners, as Head-Hunters, as Campaign Managers and as Career Consultants, but above all we are matchmakers.  Whichever way you refer to us, you can be assured that as your dedicated agent or agency, we will do our utmost to find the right match for you.

INTEGRITY

Open and honest communication both externally and internally

EXPERT

Continuous learning about skills, sectors, and of course recruitment.

TEAMWORK

Working closely with clients, candidates, suppliers, and internally to get the job done

EXCELLENCE

Producing results to the highest standard and with the best possible experience.

OUR MISSION


Our mission is to build long term sustainable relationships. This extends to our clients, our candidates, our suppliers, and our staff. We love building and nurturing these relationships every day. This is why clients and candidates use us time and time again and why our own staff turnover is so low. Our mission is at the heart of who we are as an organisation.

WHY WORK WITH US?

In this technological age, information is bountiful; so of course we have countless candidates on our database, connected to us via LinkedIn, following us on twitter, and viewing our job adverts across various specialist and generalist job boards.

We have access to contact details of any major company you care to mention and any SME we wish to research…

But that is not so different to any business with a reasonable knowledge of technology and a decent research methodology.

We are different though because:

WE POSSESS TACIT KNOWLEDGE IN ABUNDANCE

We have knowledge that is not available via Google, or anywhere else. Knowledge that can only be gained through the experience and relationships that we enjoy. It is hard to articulate because it is in our DNA, built over several decades and absorbed throughout our organisation. It gives us an edge, an edge that we pass on to clients and candidates when we engage with them.

WE HAVE A VAST AMOUNT OF INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS

Yes, relationships – not contacts (although we have those too). We have relationships that have grown through mutual understanding and developed well past a transactional level. The power of those relationships allows us to access a huge talent pool and gives us the credibility to influence towards mutually beneficial outcomes.