Finding the long term permanent placements built around your company's requirements

Be assured the same high standard of work and proven experience will apply in all our searches. We will listen, advise and talk through what your needs are and agree with you which search process would best fit. This is truly a consultative and bespoke search process for you and your company.

filled that we are hired to find

99% of vacancies

on average to reach a shortlist

2-4 weeks



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.

Executive Search Fee Statement

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.

  • “I have always found working with Mosaic and Phil Ruck a positive experience – unlike some recruitment agencies, Mosaic take the time to understand you and your needs, and look to fill the specific skills of your vacancy rather than just send through as many CVs as they can.”

    Head of Personal Operations, Financial Services Company, Surrey, UK,

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    Our comprehensive
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    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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