Recruit Policy Professionals

Discover why respected businesses, trade associations and regulators, trust us to hire their policy staff

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Helping you to recruit policy professionals

Policy staff work within government bodies, charities, think tanks and trade associations, as well as in the private sector.

Policy professionals possess excellent communication and analytical skills, and an ability to identify, formulate and present complex information in a clear and concise manner, enabling decision-makers to decide on the best course of action. These policy specialists are diverse, resourceful and reasoned professionals, often working in challenging environments.

Our recruitment consultants understand that the policy recruitment sector is a fast-paced, dynamic environment and much like policy development, our recruitment involves research, consultation, and evaluation to identify high-calibre candidates.

Effective policy development requires a range of communication skills that reflect the agility of the market. Securing the right policy candidate involves an in-depth search of the market and a specialist recruitment process that spans each corner of the industry. Working closely with our clients, we successfully place professionals with the right knowledge and expertise.

As one of the few specialist policy recruitment consultancies, we have access to a diverse network of policy specialists. We continue to add to and enhance our understanding of the sector and work to constantly develop and maintain our talent network. Our consultants draw on years of experience to find candidates best suited for our clients’ needs, values, and industry vertical.

Using an innovative, research-led approach, we have developed a diverse network of talented policy professionals. This enables us to successfully generate referrals and identify the right candidates for clients. From graduate placements and those transitioning through senior roles, to heads of departments, managerial functions and executive-level policy positions we can help you to find the right people, with the skills and experience you require. Our recruiters  know how important the role of a policy professional is to your organisation. In mirroring the process of the industry, we have unrivalled insight and awareness of the challenges and opportunities across a range of organisation sizes and sectors. Through this understanding, we develop long-term, successful partnerships with our clients.

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Renewable UK

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Case Study

Our partnership with RenewableUK began in 2021, aligning with the appointment of a new Chief Executive. This leading and respected trade association were on the cusp of significant growth due to an increasing political awareness and national demand for renewable energy. As we had continued success within the energy market, we felt it was an exciting time to be working together.

As much of RenewableUK’s external affairs requires robust strategic communications and defined policy development, our first placement was an Onshore Wind Advocacy and Policy Coordinator (who has since been promoted to Head of Onshore Wind). This successful placement went on to spark a series of important hires and the development of new teams during a very competitive market. Our support crossed all functions from Policy to Business Development to Communications, all of which have helped their continued development at a critical time.

We worked entirely with RenewableUK on a retained basis, allowing us to take a dedicated and deep search into a market to secure the right talent.

  • Executive Director of Policy and Engagement
  • Policy Manager, Networks and Charging
  • Onshore Wind Advocacy and Policy Coordinator
  • Senior Business Development Executive
  • Marketing and Communications Officer


We first approached Murray McIntosh to support the hiring of a key new role within our Strategic Communications teams. With the appointment of a new CEO, we were aware of the imminent changes so wanted to ensure we had a strong agency partnership we could return to. As we continue to grow, Murray McIntosh has provided us with undivided guidance and consultation across many key points above and beyond simply sourcing the best candidates for us - we look forward to continuing our work together!
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Our successful retainer solutions

A retainer is a three-part process based on the key milestones of an assignment; commencement, shortlist and appointment.

We are accountable for a time-conscious, structured process which guarantees results.

Finding you the best in the market, not on the market.

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