London - East




Managing Director

Our client is a successful service provider of freelance talent to the content production sector.

This is a terrific career opportunity for a talented recruitment executive with a rare combination of good people skills and an entrepreneurial / business mindset.

Read on…..


Based in East London, our client is a recruitment company, providing freelance talent to content producers primarily in the UK but also on occasion internationally. It is the leader in its field and is well respected within the creative industry.

The company’s success derives from its focus on customer service – and the loyalty and hard work of the team of ~15.

Historically, the company has been solidly profitable, and is well placed to make a steady and ultimately complete recovery from the current crisis.

The role of MD is now open due to natural evolution, and the outgoing MD will be a key decision maker in the recruitment process.



The MD has full P&L responsibility for the company and must manage the team to achieve or exceed agreed targets.

The focus of the role is on team management and business strategy, although as the ‘figurehead’ of the company the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high public profile.

The role reports to the main shareholder of the group.

A full Job Brief is available to qualified candidates, upon request.



This role requires:

  • Demonstrable record of developing and sustaining a customer focused culture, ideally in a recruitment business
  • Proven managerial experience at a senior level, with the ability to motivate staff using effective supervision, appraisals, constructive feedback, staff development and team building
  • Ideally, knowledge of and hands on experience in video content production / post-production.....and at the very least, a strong interest in these areas.



This is a permanent, full time role, and while there is some flexibility on location, much of the time will be spent at the company’s office in East London.

The remuneration package will be attractive and designed to ensure the interests of the MD and the main shareholder are aligned.

To apply for this role, please send your details online. 

To request a discussion about the role in complete confidence, please click here (and if Searchlight doesn’t already have your details, please attach your CV).