Join The Team

At Holtby Turner Executive Search, we know that to attract the best, we must offer the best in return. We know our value is our people, and we’re proud to have intelligent and respected consultants leading our practice areas. Our collaborative and flexible approach best suits individuals keen to shape their area, and grow it entrepreneurially.

We’re meticulous in the way we work, requiring in-depth understanding of the real estate sector and our clients. But understanding and knowledge aren’t enough – they have value only paired with empathy and integrity. 

Life at Holtby Turner Executive Search is interesting and varied: one day you maybe working with London’s oldest landed estates and the next for a luxury boutique hotel group from New York. The next week may be a global contractor or investment banker. Adaptability and creativity is required alongside specialist knowledge and a well-established network.

Matching cultural values and purpose is at the core of how we pair candidates to clients – and we treat our own search for talent in the same way. What we offer in return ensures that you feel generously rewarded, nurtured and developed for the expertise and energy you bring.

Email  Rebecca Titton via contact@holtbyturner.co.uk if you’d like to chat about working with Holtby Turner. 

Diversity Commitment

Holtby Turner Executive Search are signatories to the Government Department of Business Innovation & Skills’ code of conduct for diversity, we aim to provide long-lists that include 30% of women.

Sadly, this can be difficult to achieve at senior levels in the industry due to the limited number of women in these roles. Within the property and construction industry, only 15% of roles are held by women, and this figure drops significantly at a leadership level. Acknowledging this, we work with clients to redress this balance and ensure that the positive effects of diversity reach right up to board level.

Helping us do this is Liz Peace CBE, our Non-Executive Director and founder of Real Estate Balance, which champions diversity in real estate.

Professional Discretion

Holtby Turner Ltd, Portman House, 2 Portman Street, London W1H 6DU. We provide executive search services to clients looking to recruit personnel for their businesses. We also provide coaching services for candidates, salary surveys and talent mappings for our clients.

Privacy Policy

Holtby Turner Ltd, Portman House, 2 Portman Street, London W1H 6DU. We provide executive search services to clients looking to recruit personnel for their businesses. We also provide coaching services for candidates, salary surveys and talent mappings for our clients.

Understanding Our Privacy Policy

We take your personal data and privacy seriously and so this policy includes:
  • the types of personal data that we collect about you
  • how and why we collect and use your personal data
  • how long we keep your personal data for
  • when, why and with whom we will share your personal data;
  • the legal basis we have for using your personal data;
  • the effect of refusing to provide the personal data requested;
  • the different rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data;
  • how we protect your data; and
  • how we may contact you and how you can contact us.

Personal data we collect about you

We collect the information necessary to be able to find available opportunities and further information needed to assess your eligibility through the different stages of recruitment. This information includes CV’s, identification documents, educational records, work history, past employment information, LinkedIn information, references and a detailed profile, written following an interview with us.

We may also collect more sensitive personal data about you, in the form of Psychometric testing. We collect this sensitive personal data from you, but only share this data with your prior knowledge.

If you are receiving coaching from us, we will also process any additional information that you choose to provide to us during the course of the coaching.

Where we collect personal data about you

The following are the different sources we may collect personal data about you from:

Directly from you. This is information you provide while searching for a new opportunity and/or during the different recruitment stages [or coaching, where relevant].

  • Through publicly available sources. We use the following public sources:
    • LinkedIn
    • Industry press and online media
  • By Reference or word of mouth. For example, you may be recommended by a friend, a former employer, a former colleague or even a present employer.

How and why we use your personal data

We use your personal data to match your skills, experience and education with a potential employer. We will initially collect basic information on you such as contact details, job role and experience and then pass this on to the client in search of personnel. If you are chosen by the client and go through to the next stage we will then be collecting more information from you at the interview stage and onwards in that manner.

We will not share your personal data without informing you. 

If you are receiving coaching from us, we use your personal data in order to understand more about you and to assist you with understanding your skills and areas for improvement or future opportunities and options.

How long we keep your personal data

We keep your information in accordance as follows:

Candidate data: 6 years after active communication with you

Interim Manager data: 6 years after active communication with you

Client contact details: 3 years

Coaching candidate data: 3 years

How we share your personal data

We share your personal data with the client who has a position to fill, in order to determine with the client whether you are a good fit for the available position. We work specifically with real estate developers and advisors, construction consultancies and contractors as well as real estate investors, funds and end users. The majority of our clients are UK based however, we do also assist their businesses globally when required and are beginning to develop business in the Middle East.

We may also conduct checks on you to verify the information you have provided.

The legal basis for using your information

For prospective candidates, interim managers, referees and clients, our processing is necessary for our legitimate interests in that we need the information in order to be able to assess suitability for potential roles, to find potential candidates and to contact clients and referees. We carry out a ‘balancing test’ to ensure that our processing is necessary and that your fundamental rights of privacy are not outweighed by our legitimate interests, before we go ahead with such processing. We keep a record of these balancing tests. You have a right to and can find out more about the information in these balancing tests by contacting us using the details below.

If you are shortlisted as a candidate or if you are coached by us, then this may involve the processing of more detailed personal data including sensitive data such as health information that you or others provide about you. In that case we always ask for your consent before undertaking such processing.

Clients may also rely on our processing being necessary to perform a contract for you, for example in contacting you.

Questions you may have regarding your privacy and our policies

What happens if you do not provide us with the information we request or ask that we stop processing your information?

If you do not provide the personal data necessary, or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data, we may not be able to match you with available job opportunities.

Do we make automated decisions concerning you?

We do not carry out automated profiling.

Do we use Cookies to collect personal data on you?

To provide better service to you on our website, we use cookies to collect your personal data when you browse. See our cookie policy here for more details

Do we transfer your data outside the EEA?

To better match your employee profile with current opportunities we may transfer your personal data to clients and partners in countries outside the EEA. These countries’ privacy laws may be different from those in your home country. Where we transfer data to a country which has not been deemed to provide adequate data protection standards we always have security measures and approved model clauses in place to protect your personal data. To find out more about how we safeguard your information as related to transfers please contact us on privacy@holtbyturner.co.uk

What rights do you have in relation to the data we hold on you?

By law, you have a number of rights when it comes to your personal data. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country.

Rights

What does this mean?

The right to be informed
You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you with the information in this Policy.
The right of access
You have the right to obtain access to your information (if we’re processing it), and certain other information (similar to that provided in this Privacy Policy). This is so you’re aware and can check that we’re using your information in accordance with data protection law.
The right to rectification
You are entitled to have your information corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to erasure
This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.
The right to restrict processing
You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in future.
The right to data portability
You have rights to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. For example, if you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to move, copy or transfer your information easily between our IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability.
The right to lodge a complaint
You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your personal data with your national data protection regulator.
The right to withdraw consent
If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your personal data for marketing purposes.
We usually act on requests and provide information free of charge, but may charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs of providing the information for baseless or excessive/repeated requests, or further copies of the same information. Alternatively, we may be entitled to refuse to act on the request.

Please consider your request responsibly before submitting it. We’ll respond as soon as we can. Generally, this will be within one month from when we receive your request but, if the request is going to take longer to deal with, we’ll come back to you and let you know.

Securing your data

We have IT security measures in place to protect your data and these are outlined in our IT & Communications Policy should you require them.

Contacting us

If you are unhappy with how we’ve handled your information, or have further questions on the processing of your personal data, please contact Holtby Turner Ltd, Portman House, 2 Portman Street, London W1H 6DU or email us at privacy@holtbyturner.co.uk.

Policy last revised: December 2019