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Fiona Wilson (Managing Director and Headhunter, FJWilson Talent Services) writes: We are a UK-based company providing talent services to professional membership organisations, awarding bodies, and learning providers.

Our services include talent acquisition, talent assessment, and talent development.

 What makes us different?

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Our expertise in our specialist market –– professional membership organisations, awarding bodies, and learning providers.  We have specialist networks and a highly qualified database of both active and passive senior candidates. We also understand how to effectively search the marketplace for candidates from both within and outside the sector.

Our candidate-centric model: we can speak with candidates not only within traditional working hours, but also before or after work or at weekends.

Our discretionOnly senior, highly experienced, team members approach and interact with candidates. This helps to ensure confidentiality on search assignments, including the most sensitive.

Our continuity management: Every client and shortlisted candidate we work with is provided with two contacts at FJWTS.  This helps us to provide business continuity to manage contingencies day-to-day, as well as during holidays and any unplanned absence.

Our senior business experience:  Role briefings are only ever taken by a headhunter or resourcing manager who has senior business/leadership experience themselves. This enables peer-to-peer, consultative, interactions with our clients up to (and including) C-Suite level.

Meeting us

We meet our clients either at their offices or at a local branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) — or incognito due to the sensitive nature of a search assignment. IoD locations are accessible for wheel-chair users (however, please provide notice in advance if you have any special requirements).

Typically we meet our candidates over Skype, Facetime, or Google hangouts. This enables us to provide a highly flexible service outside traditional working hours (and including weekends). We’re also happy to meet candidates in person, at a location to suit.


Our team

Portraits of our team members are provided on our team page. Our team includes:

  • Candidate Interviewer:
    • Amanda Bishop
    • Gill Wilson
  • Communications Associate: Anthony Haynes
  • Director of Talent Management Services: Tony Walsh
  • Head of Coaching and Leadership Development: Alison France
  • Careers Coaching Associate: Denise Taylor
  • Managing Director and Account Manager: Fiona Wilson
  • Recruitment Administrator: Irene Hodgson
  • Senior Researcher: Phil Wolfenden
  • Senior Researcher: Heidi Frost
  • Researcher and Alumni Project Manager: Susie Schofield
  • Service Delivery Executive: Hannah Olsen
  • Resourcing Delivery Manager: Dilly Clack

Case studies

We have published a series of case studies to illustrate how a talent services agency can add value for employers and candidates alike. They cover our work with:

  • AAT, available here
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers: two cases, available here and here
  • The Sport and Recreation Alliance, available here

 Corporate information

‘FJWilson’, ‘FJWTS’, and ‘FJWilson talent Services’ are all trading styles of F.J.Wilson Ltd.

F.J.Wilson Ltd is a company registered in England (co. no. 7083525), founded in 2009. Our registered office is at Suite 7 Lyndon House, 8 King’s Court, Willie Snaith Road, Newmarket, Suffolk,  CB8 7SG, UK.

Our terms and conditions for this website are available here. We’re registered with the Information Commissioner and for VAT (registration no. 98311134).

Candidate information

Our candidate GDPR Privacy Notice is available here.

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Latest Updates

Anthony Haynes writes: From time to time, we like to publish our own resources designed to help candidates. These are listed on our Resources page. They include resources on how to succeed at interviews and how to give presentations. Previously, we have published a 5-step guide to how to research a prospective employer — though… Read More

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Anthony Haynes writes: Recently I’ve been listening to numerous podcasts with a view to reviewing the best on this blog. My main conclusions are: there’s a lot of stuff out there (though perhaps not as much from the talent industry, relative to some other sectors) the quality of content is extremely variable! One podcast that… Read More

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Fiona Wilson writes: I’m delighted to announce that we ourselves have a vacancy: we wish to recruit a researcher to our team. The details, which are below, may be downloaded as a PDF 19 Jul 18 FJW role 005.   Overview FJWilson Talent Services (FJWTS) provides recruitment and search services to professional membership organisations, awarding… Read More

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Anthony Haynes writes: ‘Follow your passion’ has become a cliche of career advice. But having become a cliche is not the only problem with the advice: it can also prove either impossible or unhelpful. In an episode on The Talent Angle podcast, Dave Evans of Stanford University challenges the conventional wisdom. According to Evans, research… Read More

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Anthony Haynes writes: At FJWTS, we’re much occupied with the question of what makes a good presentation – not least because our candidates are frequently required by employers to present as part of the selection process. For that reason we’ve produced our own resource: How to give a presentation. But the purpose of today’s post… Read More

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Susie Schofield writes: In this three-part series, we speak to Jo Causon, Chief Executive of the Institute of Customer Service, the independent, professional membership body for customer service. The Institute is a recent client of FJ Wilson Talent Services (FJWTS). Jo has been CEO of the Institute since 2009 and in that time has driven membership… Read More

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