JCOL Search is an executive search firm with offices in Edinburgh and London, working exclusively to hire senior leaders.
With a long track record of effective and diverse executive placements, we have unique insight into what makes successful leaders. Robust evaluation and an advisory approach to both client and candidate, ensure that our appointments have a profound, positive and enduring impact on our clients’ organisations, and reflect our commitment to diversity.
Why Us
JCOL Search puts clients first, judging success by the longevity and effectiveness of each placement. Compact in size and serving only a select number of organisations, we build strong and enduring partnerships, which enable us to deliver a high quality executive search experience. Humility, intelligence and ambition are the hallmark characteristics of a team whose backgrounds comprise a variety of professional and international experience. JCOL Search is committed to promoting diversity in all forms, and is a signatory of the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms.
Executive Search
JCOL Search applies a rigorous and robust search process. This involves both JCOL Search and our client investing significant time at the outset of every assignment to ensure that the role, reporting lines and the cultural aspects of the firm are fully understood by both parties such that these can be clearly communicated to potential candidates.
Market Advisory
Our bespoke studies provide a detailed picture of the executives and leaders within the market, in a discrete and informative way. These short exercises, usually taking around four weeks, can either be undertaken as a standalone assignment, or can provide the foundation for a progression into a full search.
Building a 360° overview of a candidate through detailed referencing brings a significant level of objectivity to the hiring process. The type of questioning we use is designed to draw out how a candidate operates, where their professional spike is greatest and their approach to the management and leadership of others. Whilst referencing is a standard feature of our executive search process we also provide the service as a standalone product.
The Team
James Colhoun
Managing Partner
One of founding team of JCOL Search, James has played a critical role in leading and shaping JC Search’s brand, approach and client footprint.