Short-term solutions for
long-term goals

In today’s business environment, companies must rely on a variety of staffing solutions to meet their organisation’s growing needs. Growth spurts in your business can be cyclical, often requiring specialised external resources to partner with existing staff.

We offer you the ability to contract a wide range of professionals and reap the many benefits contract staffing can offer.

Most of our Search Consultants come from the industry in which they recruit. Working with a large global recruiting network and armed with our proven approach, we can quickly deliver experienced talent ready to make an immediate impact on your business.

Whatever your temporary situation, we are aware of highly skilled professionals from a broad spectrum of disciplines. We can also assemble entire teams to tackle complex or multiple staffing assignments.

Typical interim positions we have experience in:

  • Project and programme management
  • Digital technical and change management
  • Data and analytical roles
  • Process improvement within operations
  • IT platform mitigations
  • Absence cover ie Maternity / Paternity leave / secondments
  • Editorial, Publishing and Commissioning roles

99% of vacancies

filled that we are hired to find

2-4 weeks

on average to reach a shortlist



Executive Search

  • Priority Search

    Led by a dedicated Senior Consultant, a search team is created to fill a position in a short and specified period of time using our tried and tested  process and methodology. This should be used for difficult-to-fill, confidential and/or senior level roles that may be time critical.  One third of the fee is paid up front to retain us, the 2nd third on presentation of a candidate shortlist and the final third of the fee paid on acceptance of offer.

  • Exclusive Contingency Search

    Designed to fulfil both individual search assignments and ongoing less priority roles where speed of hire is not quite so urgent. Final fee is paid on acceptance of offer.

  • Global search

    Our Global network of partners provides solutions for your company with overseas staffing needs, as well as consultation to candidates. This would be worked as a priority search, and you will have our Senior Consultant as one point of contact to ensure a smooth hiring process.

Each project is unique, and our executive search service will be bespoke to your needs. To find the best candidates, we will need to cover the market thoroughly which may include a local, national, or international scope and a mix of different sectors. We typically propose a retainer fee to start your unique search process, then a fee on agreed shortlist of candidates and a final fee on acceptance of your offer to the successful candidate. Our clients tell us they prefer this approach as each fee stage is evidenced by agreed deliverables. To discuss your project, we will be happy to provide a detailed delivery plan or proposal and fee quote.

Tim Dare

Managing Director

Tim Dare

Managing Director and Managing Consultant, Education and Business Information

Tim established Mosaic Search & Selection in 2000, having spent over 10 years as a Sales & Marketing Director within the educational publishing sector.

He continues to run the team responsible for Executive Search within the Education and Business Information sectors. In addition to his role as Managing Director at Mosaic, he has also recently been non-executive Chairman of a large social housing company for 12 years and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Throughout the year Tim  regularly enjoys mountain biking in the Forest of Dean and all around Wales and has participated in the Pass Portes du Soleil 80km event in the French/Swiss Alps.  After retiring from playing polo for 12 years, he still takes a keen interest in all things polo and loves to watch games at his local clubs at Edgeworth & Cirencester Park.  At home Tim keeps bees and enjoys the honey his hives produce each year.

  • “… a big thank you for your work on securing a fantastic new MD for our Australian operation.”


    Looking to hire talented executives?

    Contact us on +44 (0)1242 239147 or fill out the enquiry form and we will contact you.

    Our comprehensive
    search services

    The most successful companies have cohesive teams that work well together, encouraging each other to attain new levels of achievement.

    We work with clients in much the same way – as part of a team that is committed to finding and hiring the right people at the pace your business demands.

    This is accomplished through our proven approach, which combines our streamlined recruiting methodology and the sector knowledge of our industry experts, customised to help you target your next business-critical hire.

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