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Today, the organisations we work with have more recruitment choices than ever before. Our unparalleled industry knowledge, extensive directory of contacts, and fairness in price are why our clients continue to choose Ellwood Atfield.

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1. Expertise in Breadth

As headhunters we cover the entire communications function. Our practice is led by former industry directors, board members, and practitioners.

2. Expertise in Depth

We recruit the entire team – from junior to senior, interim and permanent. Our experts build and grow the best teams because they understand every job.

4. Expertise in your organisation

We know different types of organisations can have their own very specific requirements. Last year we were the first recruiter to be awarded Best Association Supplier at The Association Excellence Awards.

Partnership based on transparency

Our team of specialist headhunters is deeply connected to and embedded within, the communications, advocacy, public relations, and sustainability sectors. Meaning we have the expertise and network necessary to recruit the person responsible for your company’s communications, reputation, change, and influence.

Equal Opportunities, Diversity, and Inclusion

Diversity is proven to improve profitability, growth, and innovation. When you retain our services or work with us exclusively, your search is conducted using our EA Diversity and Inclusion methodology.

To better inform our procedure, EA has been surveying senior figures in the communications industry to report not only on the diversity demographics, but also the prevalence of bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination. We will release our report, recommendations, and updated methodology in October 2018.

Ellwood Atfield is a proud supporter of the Speaker’s Parliamentary Placement Scheme, a cross-party initiative that has introduced Parliamentary internships to people who have always wanted to work in politics but haven’t had the opportunity.


We provide a higher standard of search, applying the same methodology across both junior and senior-level search. Our team includes former Directors’ of Communications and Corporate Relations, a Court Member of the Company of Public Relations Practitioners, a twice voted European Consultant of the Year, and a Doctor of Trade Association Management.

We understand the industry, our clients, and our candidates; working daily to nurture and maintain our network of talent. To find out more about who we work with, and the searches we have conducted, see our Testimonials page.

Ellwood Atfield founded and continues to sponsor, the Women in Communications Careers Network, a group for senior women in comms that organises research, events, mentoring, and social outreach to support other women in the industry.

With our colleagues in Brussels, we launched the Association Leadership Academy to provide education, skills, networking opportunities and training to Trade Association leaders. Ellwood Atfield also employs a panel of experts who provide Coaching, Mentoring, and Leadership training.


Your job vacancy is unique, and we treat it as such. Many attributes combine to make the perfect candidate, from experience and knowledge, to value alignment and aptitude. We work with you to establish how difficult the assignment is, the timescales involved, and which members of our team are best suited to your brief. It results in the right price.

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