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/ About us

Hunter are specialists in providing management talent to the healthcare sector

We have an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of healthcare; we understand the skills and talent required to excel in specific roles. Backed by an advisory board of healthcare system leaders, we provide access to high-quality, proven healthcare management talent.

OUR UNIQUE PROPOSITION

Based on three core service offerings:
/ Interim management
/ Executive and Non-Executive search
/ Clinical search
OUR CLIENTS

NHS
Acute trusts
Ambulance trusts
Mental health trusts
Community providers
CCGs
CSUs

Local government

Private sector
Consultancy firms
Private-sector providers

Third sector
Arm’s-length bodies
Charities
Providers of care

/ Our vision

Hunter began with a vision to be the leading resourcing partner within the healthcare sector, excelling in customer care, candidate diligence, relationship development and market innovation

This vision has been supported by a set of values that drives everything we do

/ Our values

Integrity
We will be your trusted partner; we will always do what we say we’ll do and act with honesty and integrity

Innovation
We will always seek creative solutions to complex problems, and respond flexibly in a changing operating environment
Understanding
We will take the time to understand your needs and deliver a personalised service
Tenacity
We will not stop until we have delivered

Commitment
We are committed to delivering high-quality, value-added solutions that inspire confidence and give you peace of mind

Passion
We are passionate about building positive and lasting relationships, which underpins our commitment to delivering the very best outcomes for our clients and candidates
Hunter are by far the leading firm in executive resourcing in today’s NHS. They seem to be the only firm that genuinely grasps what good looks like and install the right processes around candidate diligence and previous track record. I personally buy into their values of building long-lasting relationships, with the client and candidate being at the forefront of their priorities
Jeremy Tozer,
Interim Chief Operating Officer, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Hunter are refreshingly different in the NHS recruitment space.
They are responsive to feedback, deliver to tight timescales and provide great-quality candidates, ensuring an overall outstanding customer experience
Jayne Mee,
Director of People and Organisation Development, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
"Hunter Healthcare, and Rhiannon in particular, were extremely professional and efficient when we as an NHS trust had to commission a search to generate a list of candidates to allow the TDA to appoint a Chair to our trust. In what is a highly challenging situation, with many conflicting pressures, I was impressed as to how Rhiannon not only generated a healthy long list of credible candidates (when most trusts in a similar situation were struggling to achieve this) but how she kept myself and the trust as fully involved as possible given the restrictions. I felt she included the trust throughout the process and treated us as an equal partner. She provided the Trust Development Authority with a credible and diverse shortlist to make their appointment. I have used Hunter Healthcare subsequently for another hard-to-recruit managerial appointment based on this experience."
Gary Graham,
CEO, Dudley & Walsall mental health Trust.

/ Our Story

/ Our people

Our people have a track record of exceptional success. When you engage with Hunter Healthcare you will experience our energy, focus and commitment in delivering an outcome that exceeds your expectations

Our niched, knowledge-based team focuses on one thing: delivering management talent to the healthcare sector. Our handpicked team has been selected on strict criteria of demonstrable success in their chosen fields, market knowledge, networks and the ability to add significant value. We're not just another consultancy firm, interim provider or executive recruiter. We offer something much more specific: a complete skill mix based on recruiting excellence and healthcare sector knowledge.

Clinical Team

/ Hunter Foundation

The Hunter Foundation is the charitable arm of Hunter

The Foundation supports and raises funds for a range of good causes and is run by Hunter’s staff with the support of our clients, candidates, interims and suppliers. The Foundation raises money through a selection of sponsored charitable activities or events. Hunter organise a selection of events throughout the year. Staff, clients, candidates, interims and suppliers are also encouraged and supported to get involved in their own events that raise funds for the Foundation’s charities.

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/ Our Policies

Embracing diversity 

Hunter Healthcare embraces diversity and promotes the benefits of diversity in all of our resourcing activities. We will widen the media in which we recruit to ensure a diverse an employee and candidate base. We will also strive to make sure that our clients meet their own diversity targets. Rhiannon Smith, Partner at Hunter Healthcare is an Advisor to the Cabinet Office, in particular on ways to improve the diversity of public bodies.

Age discrimination 

Hunter Healthcare will not discriminate directly or indirectly, harass or victimise any person on the grounds of their age. We will encourage clients not to include any age criteria in job specifications and every attempt will be made to persuade clients to recruit on the basis of competence and skills, not age.

No age requirements will be stated in any job advertisements on behalf of the company.

Hunter Healthcare will request age as part of its recruitment process but such information will not be used as selection, training or promotion criteria or in any detrimental way and is only for compilation of personal data, which the company holds on all employees and workers and as part of its equal opportunities monitoring process.

Protection of the environment 

Protection of the environment in which we live and operate is part of our values and principles and we consider it to be sound business practice. Care for the environment is one of our key responsibilities and an important part of the way in which we do business.

In this policy statement, which links to our CSR policy we commit our company to:
/  Complying with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and approved codes of practice
/  Protecting the environment by striving to prevent and minimise our contribution to pollution of land, air, and water
/  Seeking to keep wastage to a minimum and maximise the efficient use of materials and resources
/  Managing and disposing of all waste in a responsible manner
/  Providing training for our staff so that we all work in accordance with this policy and within an environmentally aware culture
/  Developing our management processes to ensure that environmental factors are considered during planning and implementation (what environmental factors do you consider)?
/  Monitoring and continuously improving our environmental performance.

This policy statement and the supporting documentation which details how we apply this policy within our work environment and operating practices will be reviewed on an annual basis and updated as necessary, by our in-house environmental manager. The management team endorses these policy statements and is fully committed to their implementation

Positive about disabled people 

We have a positive attitude towards job applications from people with disabilities and are committed to:
/  Interview all disabled applicants with disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities
/  Discuss with employees with disabilities, at any time but at least once a year, what both parties can do to make sure employees can develop and use their abilities
/  Make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
/  Take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work Review these commitments each year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans

Data protection & privacy policy 

The Data Protection Act 1998 sets out requirements in relation to personal data. Personal data is any data relating to a living individual who can be identified from that data and other information which is held or is likely to be held by Hunter Healthcare.

The information you supply, including, where relevant, sensitive personal data relating to you will be disclosed to Hunter Healthcare staff, agents and employers seeking candidates for employment. Hunter Healthcare will only forward your information to prospective employers with your prior consent. It will be disclosed to persons to whom we may transfer rights and obligations in connection with our business, and to any organisations who provide a service to us, and who have agreed to keep your information confidential. It will also be disclosed to third parties where required or permitted by law.

Hunter Healthcare is registered in the UK with the Information Commissioner's Office for Data Protection.
Data Controller name: Hunter Healthcare
Registration number: Z3093088

Corporate and social responsibility 

In addition to our policies on equality and diversity, our corporate social responsibility includes a commitment to consider environmental sustainability. Hunter Healthcare considers the environment in its corporate activities. This spans from reducing the paper usage in our offices to promoting the use of public transport to reduce our carbon footprint.

"Hunter are by far the leading firm in executive resourcing in today’s NHS. They seem to be the only firm that genuinely grasps what good looks like and install the right processes around candidate diligence and previous track record. I personally buy into their values of building long-lasting relationships, with the client and candidate being at the forefront of their priorities"
Jeremy Tozer,
Interim Chief Operating Officer,
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
"Hunter are refreshingly different in the NHS recruitment space. They are responsive to feedback, deliver to tight timescales and provide great-quality candidates, ensuring an overall outstanding customer experience"
Jayne Mee,
Director of People and Organisation Development, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
"As a client - Hunter have a clear focus on providing high-quality support to the NHS based on a thorough understanding of client specification in terms of technical skills, knowledge, experience and the personal qualities needed to ensure a real alignment with the receiving team and organisation

As an interim - Hunter pay care and attention in building a positive relationship. Always accurate on the client brief and responsive to my needs and preferences. Excellent ongoing support"
Janet Soo-Chung,
Former NHS Chief Executive and Interim Director of Strategy & Primary Care at NHS Nene CCG
"Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has used Hunter Healthcare in the past year to support the appointment of a number of very senior positions, including Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Director of Change. We have found Hunter Healthcare to have been excellent and very responsive to our requirements. They have known exactly what is required by taking the time to fully understand the organisation, its culture and longer-term vision, ensuring the candidates presented at long- and shortlist stage are of high calibre and quality. We would seek to use Hunter Healthcare again should we have any further very senior posts to appoint into. In my opinion the team bring value for money and an efficient tailor-made service to the organisation that they are supporting. They are certainly raising the bar in NHS recruitment"
Isobel Clements,
Director of People, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
"We have used Hunter Healthcare for the past four years and have been extremely impressed with their attitude and approach. It is refreshing to work with a growing company that has long-term relationships at heart. They really understand our requirements and they have supplied us with a significant number of high-calibre interims at all levels, getting the right candidate for our varied needs and being honest with us if they don’t have a natural fit is critical. They have always risen to the challenge. Integrity and honesty are important to our organisation and those values are reflected in the approach used by Hunter Healthcare. We have a great partnership; their senior team works hard at developing close working links with my colleagues and I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Hunter Healthcare"
Karen Partington
CEO, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust