WORK YOUR OWN WAY

Are you in two minds about going back to ‘normal’…?

At Denholm, we’ve embraced hybrid working so we can enjoy collaborating in the office or online. Our digital-first model gives our team the flexibility and autonomy they deserve. 

Transforming our work into something we do, instead of somewhere we go. So we have the freedom to work anytime, anywhere.

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT YOU...

WE'RE HIRING

We have immediate openings for talented, ambitious professionals. If you’d like to be part of a better future in recruitment and executive search, and have had success in the following areas, please contact us:

  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • Operations
  • HR
  • Business Services

We are hiring self-starters with a minimum of two years’ experience in these key functions. Please contact Nicki Denholm for a confidential chat about joining us on a new, exciting journey.

02.

"WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT DENHOLM?"

OUR TEAM

Hearing time and again that the best part of working at Denholm is ‘the people’ – is no accident. We’re a close bunch of self-starters, collaborators and genuinely nice folks who would never be satisfied wearing just one hat.

That’s why you’ll see us handing out the Employer Brand of the Year award, supporting our online community for those transitioning careers due to COVID-19, rubbing elbows with Leonardo DiCaprio or posing in Paris with our global partners at Talentor.

We want to do it all!

03.

EMPOWERING OUR TEAM WITH TECHNOLOGY

DIGITAL FIRST

We use the latest technology as a team and as a business. Not only do we offer clients our end-to-end digital recruitment solution, SCOUT, our team benefit from fully integrated cloud-based communications, a global ATS and powerful AI automation to identify world-class talent and new opportunities. 

We use LinkedIn Recruiter, together with our BrandBox digital profiles which supercharge your reach to attract candidates and enhance our clients’ employer brands.

"Denholm never stands still. We are always looking for the next, best way to support our team and customers. Whether it's evolving our offering with the latest time-saving technology or developing as individuals. You can do it all here."
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Anastasia Banks
MARKETING MANAGER

04.

RE-IMAGINING RECRUITMENT

OUR MISSION

From our launch in 2002, we were determined to be a different kind of recruitment business… where customer satisfaction comes before profits, and innovative ideas transform the everyday into success.

We strive to be a business we can be proud of… one that delivers health, wealth and happiness for all. 

05.

DENHOLM VALUES IN PRACTICE

OUR VALUES

AGILITY, TEAMSHIP, COURAGE, AUTHENTICITY, EXCELLENCE

Our values are based on our people and behaviours. When we talk about excellence it’s because we strive to deliver more value than any other recruitment business. We don’t just adapt, we thrive in new environments because of our desire to learn and succeed.

Teamship isn’t about a pat on the back, it’s about helping one another be great. The ability to have those tough conversations and do exactly what we say we will do, means we can tackle anything – together.

06.

A NOTE FROM NICKI DENHOLM

Hello.

If you’re reading this – there is a good chance that you’re thinking – what’s next? 

So much has changed in the past year. What do we want from life and what’s important? And where and how does work fit in? 

Personally, the silver lining to the very black cloud of the pandemic has been the opportunity to re-imagine possibilities. To re-think how we can create working lives that can be so much better than they were before. 

Where commercial success and personal aspirations can be achieved in tandem. Where anything frankly is possible…

We’ve been around for just short of 20 years, have built a strong reputation, and work with an enviable client base. But we’re more excited than ever about what’s next. 

How do we serve our clients and our candidates better? How do we develop, both as individuals and collectively as a team? How do we use technology to keep innovating in our space? 

And most importantly, how do we continue to deliver on our vision of “Health, Wealth and Happiness” for us all.

After a rollercoaster year, we are ready to hire. Not people who know all the answers, but people that are curious to explore them with us – together. 

If you’re interested in joining our team, I’d love to chat.

Best wishes

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Would you like to have a confidential chat?

If you’d like to find out more about the opportunities at Denholm, you can get in touch with Nicki directly for a confidential chat or drop her a note below.

Our Community

As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.

Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.

Our Environment

We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.

Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option. 

Our People

Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!

We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.

We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.

Our Purpose

Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.

Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.

The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.

As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.

And this is what we do, every day.

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Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team. 

You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business


In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.

Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

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OPTIMISE

CVs and interviews will take you to Level 2. Our behavioural profile will take you to Level 3, vital to identifying future potential.

LEVEL 1

Appears to...

  • Appearance
  • Expressiveness
  • Manner
  • Presence

LEVEL 2

Can do...

  • Knowledge
  • Acquired skills
  • Training
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Credentials

LEVEL 3

Will do...

  • Capability to learn
  • Aptitude
  • Attitude
  • Self-motivation
  • Stability
  • Persistence
  • Maturity
  • Temperament
  • Behaviour patterns