Why Choose Shirley Parsons Search?

At Shirley Parsons Search, we possess a deep understanding of the HSEQ, Sustainability & ESG industries in Australia and New Zealand. Our commitment to exceptional service ensures that our clients attract the finest talent for their organizations while also providing valuable insights on how the market perceives them as potential employers.

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​​Shirley Parsons worked hard throughout the search to ensure a right match for both candidate and the hiring organization.

​​​I’ve worked with Shirley Parsons for over 20 years in various roles. When I recently needed to appoint a senior HSES manager with influence and gravitas, I knew where to turn. They understood the brief and conducted a thorough candidate search. I particularly value their focus on communication and engagement. They worked hard throughout the search to ensure a right match for both candidate and the hiring organization. We were pleased with the outcome and would use Shirley Parsons again.

James Pomeroy, Group HSES Director, Lloyd's Register

​My experience of using Shirley Parsons Executive Search has been extremely positive, with commercially astute and technically competent professionals being sourced for high-profile roles.

​​I have appointed Shirley Parsons and her team to deliver a number of critical executive search assignments and have no hesitation in recommending these specialist careers consultants. Deep expertise in the field of health and safety, quality and sustainability mean that the team has trusted long-term relationships with the very best talent in this sector. It is often tricky to find specialists who are also business leaders.

Lynne Graham, People Director at Thames Water

​​​I would not hesitate in recommending Shirley Parsons for anyone looking for a senior HSE professional.

​Shirley Parsons reacted quickly to the change in our circumstances and delivered an excellent interim solution. ​Our quick timelines were met well, and customer service was great throughout the assignment. ​I would not hesitate in recommending Shirley Parsons for anyone looking for an HSE professional. They know their market very well and provide a friendly and professional service.

John Lambert, Group Human Resources Director at Interserve Group Limited

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Our Approach to Your Search

We adopt a client-focused, objective, thorough, and confidential approach to every search assignment entrusted to us.

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To kick-start the process, we begin by comprehensively understanding and defining your requirements. Our team will meet with a minimum of 2 key stakeholders to delve into your company culture, job specifications, and ideal candidate profile.

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Leveraging our professional research staff and utilizing our extensive Intelligence Network, we meticulously map out potential candidates from both primary and secondary sources. This includes individuals already known to us and those outside our networks.

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Conducting exploratory phone interviews with 40-70 candidates. Collaboratively reviewing and evaluating each candidate internally. Handpicking 10 individuals for further interviews based on our assessment.

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We employ our unique MAPP personality and aspirations tool, along with any additional testing and assessment tools you require, to assess each shortlisted candidate. The results are carefully considered during the decision-making process to ensure the best fit for your organization.

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The final phase of our search process focuses on managing the offer and onboarding process. We provide guidance on understanding your selected candidate's motivations, enabling you to tailor an attractive offer. With our approach, the likelihood of acceptance is greatly increased.

EHS & Sustainability Talent

Collaborating with Shirley Parsons for your executive search needs can give your company a competitive advantage. Our specialized expertise in the industry allows us to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of your organization. With our tailored search methodology and extensive industry knowledge spanning Australia and New Zealand, we can assist you in identifying and attracting top talent that will drive cultural transformations and advance your company's HSEQ and sustainability strategies.

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Find Your Next Career Move with Shirley Parsons

Choosing to work with Shirley Parsons for your next career move can be the key to discovering new opportunities for growth and impact. Our deep understanding of the industry and our commitment to finding the right cultural fit means that we can connect you with companies that align with your values and goals. With our thorough search methodology and comprehensive support throughout the application process, you can be confident that you are taking the right step for your career.

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Find Your Next Opportunity in HSEQ & Sustainability

Explore possibilities in Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) and Sustainability. Discover a range of positions in Australia, New Zealand, and globally. Take the next step in your career in HSEQ & Sustainability.

Shirley Parsons Team

Shirley Parsons has developed an executive search offering that can be customized to the needs of our clients. This process has yielded exceptional results for both multinational organizations and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Thanks to our specialization, our clients find better candidates in half the time compared to other companies. We are experts in our field; we have daily interactions with senior leaders in the realms of health, safety, environment, quality, and sustainability, and understand what it takes to lead these roles.

  • Duncan Cooke

    Duncan Cooke

    Regional Lead

  • Tim Melvin

    Tim Melvin

    Director & Co -Founder

  • Ben Evans

    Ben Evans

    Global Development Manager

  • Miranda Jane Taylor

    Miranda Jane Taylor

    ANZ Renewable Energy Advisor

  • Joseph Sissons

    Joseph Sissons

    Head of Client Services

  • Georgie Ramsdale

    Georgie Ramsdale

    Head of Search

  • Hannah Martinez

    Hannah Martinez

    Recruitment Consultant

Expert HSEQ, Sustainability Executive Search

Shirley Parsons specializes in HSEQ and Sustainability Executive Search. With in-depth industry knowledge and exceptional service delivery, we assist our clients in attracting top talent while providing valuable market feedback. Our well-crafted search process ensures thoroughness, confidentiality, and a focus on finding the perfect match. Contact us today for customized solutions in executive search that align with your needs.