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Streamlined Executive Search

Exclusive Contingency


Our streamlined headhunt delivers the perfect solution.

A proactive, high quality and fully account managed service, the EISG Exclusive Contingency model is the ideal sports recruitment solution for roles where the salary range is outside the scope of executive search, i.e. positions up to middle management level. 

Making full use of our extensive database, networks and social channels, our in-depth search will leave no stone unturned in order to provide you with the right person for the job. And, along the way, you can expect regular status updates and fully engaged support. In short, the sort of quality of service you’d maybe not have associated with contingency recruitment – until now.

Here’s a brief overview of the process involved when you retain us on an Exclusive Contingency basis:

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WE search and network

A dedicated Account Director/Senior Researcher with relevant sector/functional expertise and extensive contacts is chosen to provide the specialist focus it takes to manage your assignment. As well as searching our industry-leading database of sports candidates, they will network with key individuals in the sporting field in order to unearth the very best people for your role.

We attract the industry's best

We utilise a range of social channels and engage with a number of key social influencers in sport to ensure a significant reach for your opportunity through modern and ‘real time’ channels. In addition to tapping into our significant digital and social reach within sport, we’ll also run a referral campaign to gain exponential reach, and can, if necessary, advertise through a range of carefully chosen online and print media.



We map and approach

We always aim to map talent and carry out direct approaches as quickly as possible. Typically, the journey from brief to approach takes less than two weeks and includes targeting passive candidates who will improve the quality of your talent pool, thus removing the need for you to manage advertising campaigns. 

We assess and provide insight

Our comprehensive assessment toolkit includes CV reviews, telephone screening, behavioural and video profiling and/or Group Assessment Centres. What's more, our candidate portal enables you to view profiling videos that bring a candidate’s CV to life and demonstrate how they articulate their responses to questions, thus giving you a real insight into their potential.



We reference check and on-board

We’re firm believers in reference-checking in advance, not after the fact. We also give each potential new recruit the best possible introduction to your company – one that reflects who you really are. Put simply, we make sure they are as settled, positive and prepared as possible. 

We provide after-care 

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a sports recruitment industry leading service to all of our clients. Howevery, in the unlikely event any problems should arise after appointment, you can rest assured that we are here to help at every stage of the process – and beyond. 

We believe in adding value

For a more detailed breakdown of many 'value-add' aspects of the services we provide.


Who We Work With

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It was really painful before you guys came along!

Chief Executive, Football

I thought recruitment agencies were all the same but The Executives In Sport Group proved me wrong. They are warm, professional and genuine. They really cared about my needs and what I was looking for. I’m over the moon with my new role.

Commercial Director, National Governing Body

You’re helping us achieve our ultimate goal. Finding us people who help transform our club and business.

HR Director, Premier League Football Club

The best sports recruitment agency I have dealt with, bar none.

Commercial Director, Premier League Football Club

They’ve given us more presence on the global stage to attract the best talent. That’s priceless in such a competitive world as ours.

Head of HR, Premier League Football Club

Moving jobs can be extremely stressful and confusing but they made the whole process stress-free. The role was a perfect fit, levels of contact were first-class and they kept in touch during my first few months to make sure a smooth transition.

Head of Membership, National Governing Body

They understand the kind of people we need. They mention a few names straight away and have them on the phone later that day. You can’t buy contacts like that.

Managing Director, Sports Sponsorship Consultancy

A recruitment agency that genuinely cares about my career – it’s how recruitment should be done.

Head of Ticketing – Champion’s League Football Club

You’ve added a level of professionalism that I didn’t think was possible from a recruiter.

Head of HR, County Championship Cricket Club

From the first phone call I was amazed by the friendliness and professionalism of the consultant handling the opportunity. Always ready to help, providing consistent feedback at speed, and they got me a great job in the sport I love and played. Thank you.

Commercial Director, Pro14 Rugby Club

Productivity shot up because we could focus on running our club and leave the experts to hire great people. As well as great talent they give us back that most valuable commodity – TIME!

Chief Executive, Pro14 Rugby Club

We have very impromptu demands but they’ve always delivered within our timeline. They know the market and who’s out there, so they suggest possible candidates straight away. They’ve given us some of our best people.

HR Director, Global Sports Broadcaster

I tell all my friends and colleagues in sport about The Executives In Sport Group. They did a brilliant job for me and I feel like I should spread the word! Top class!

Head of Stadium Operations, Premier League Football Club

Executives In Sport Group has the best pool of contacts and talent – it’s a no-brainer for us.

Chief Executive, Championship Football Club

I love my new job! Executives In Sport Group matched both my skills and personality to the right role and company. I never thought I’d find a job I feel so passionately about.

Head of Marketing, Championship Football Club

They just get us. They get our culture and who’s going to thrive in it. I wouldn’t ask anyone else to represent us at the C-Suite level.

Head of People, International Sports Venue

The consultant wasn’t just looking to fill a role in front of him. He really understood what my next move needed to be and helped me think about what I wanted for my career in the long term. I’ve never experienced a recruitment agency like it.

Head of Content, Premier League Football Club