Consultant at Damhurst & Co

£40,000 - £50,000

Annual Basic Salary
London, UK
< 10
Retained Search

What Hunted Says

An Executive Search business who believe business development is all about nurturing long term relationships through networking, rather than “power hours”, call times and other pointless KPIs. A blend of experienced professionals with a start up feel, offering perks such as unlimited holiday allowance, an entertainment budget and exclusive club membership. With some seriously fascinating mandates being worked on, Damhurst are proof there’s more to the Insurance industry than Breakdown Cover and PPI…

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Damhurst & Co

Exclusively focused on serving the risk and insurance industry, Damhurst & Co is a fully retained executive search firm based in London and Italy, providing high quality services and counsel to leaders of this global and established sector. As one of the leading firms in this sector, the team at Damhurst & Co have built a reputation for being creative in their solutions, challenging in their thinking and passionate in their work. A close-knit team of experienced, genuine and committed individuals.

Large Global Brands

Damhurst works with a wide variety of the large global insurance and reinsurance providers. These organisations will provide risk management solutions for some of the largest and most complex companies in industry. Many of these companies will write billions of premium a year and employ tens of thousands of staff.

Specialist Insurers

Cyber liability cover against being hacked, a K&R policy that will pay the ransom if kidnapped and Contingency Entertainment cover against Kanye West being sober enough to perform on stage... these are all examples of the specialist insurance products written in the Lloyd's of London market.


The key link between the insurance buyer and the provider. In 99% of all commercial transactions above a certain size, it is critical for a buyer to have a specialist advisor. Damhurst currently works with a small handful of the fast-growing independent names in this sector.

Additional Clients

Damhurst has also in recent years worked with public trade and regulatory bodies who are building new management teams, hedge funds and private equity setting up new insurance products and a wide variety of other risk and insurance related companies.

Assignments Won In The Last 12 Months...

- CEO of a specialist insurer - CEO of a specialist reinsurer - Deputy CEO of a specialist reinsurer (Hong Kong) - COO of a Property & Casualty broker - COO of a Marine insurance broker - Chief Underwriting Officer of a global insurer - Head of IT for a global insurer - Head of Operations for a global insurer - Head of Claims (x5) for brokers and insurers - CEO and Country Manager, specialist insurer (Holland) - CFO International of a specialist insurer - Group FC of a global insurer - Group Head of Business Intelligence of a global insurer

The Role

- Research Strategy & Sourcing: Get to know and understand the Client's need intimately, thinking creatively and systematically about how to approach the various candidate pools - all with a view to providing an exciting, robust and ambitious longlist. - Assessment: Lead an evidence based and rigorous interview process, assessing potential candidates’ fit against the Client brief. Over 90% of a typical Damhurst longlist consists of passive Candidates and therefore the interview process and methods are delicate yet thorough. - Negotiate, Extract & Close: The Damhurst Way is to fully exhaust all questions and areas of uncertainty before allowing the Client to make an offer. The explicit aim here is to only allow our Clients to make offers to Candidate who will accept and resign in short order.

Functional Focus

With a background in the operational, technology or cyber related sectors, the newly appointed Damhurst Consultant will split their time between developing deeper knowledge of and expertise in the following verticals: - Insurance Board and Leadership - Operational Efficiency - Technology, Digital and Insurtech solutions


As a Damhurst Consultant, the opportunity is to design and deliver a vertical practice within a sector specialist leading brand, whilst also being a part of a fresh brand and business building the best leadership teams in Risk & Insurance. It is expected that this appointment will in due course be promoted to a Director of Damhurst & Co - contributing to the business by way of strategic input, product and service development, cultivation of new clients and building the business.

Character & Personality

A member of the Damhurst team is someone who: - Has passions and interests outside of their work - Seeks new experiences, enjoys learning and meeting new people - Has a commercial and entrepreneurial spirit

Experience & Background

This role requires someone who has three to four plus years experience in any of the following sectors: - Search or recruitment consulting - Professional or financial services (ideally selling into complex financial organisations) - Business Development, ideally within human capital/employee benefits/executive coaching environments

You will report directly into our Founder, James Cooper

Exclusive membership at The Devonshire Club

Free gym membership provided

We like to take time out to give back

Enjoying a well deserved day out