Specialist Headhunters

Environment • Sustainability • Energy • Water


Make the right hires.

Melbury Search have more than 20 years’ recruitment & selection experience for Environment, Sustainability, Energy and Water markets.  We excel in specialist, hard to fill, and business critical hires.

With keen understanding of our chosen markets, Melbury Search are ideally positioned to find the right hire when you need it.  The best talent is often well looked-after and unlikely to be actively looking for their next carer move; Melbury Search have the right networks to reach the right target audiences and deliver your Job Description with utmost credibility.

A selection of successful hires by Melbury Search:

  • ESG Principal
  • Natural Capital Business Leader
  • Head of Green Buildings Finance
  • Managing Director, Renewable Energy
  • Global Director, Climate Change
  • Cleantech COO
  • Global Sustainability Leader
  • Ecology Director
  • Construction Environmental Director
  • Principal Catchment Scientist
  • Director of Noise & Acoustics
  • Senior Toxicologist
  • Chief Environmental Economist
  • Air Quality Director
  • Nuclear Services Technical Lead
  • EHS Due Diligence Director (and team)
  • Senior Data Scientist
  • Oil & Gas Sector Leader
  • Environmental Planning (EIA) Director
  • GM, Land Remediation
  • Group EHS&S Manager
  • Energy Services Sales Director
  • Infrastructure Sector Commercial Lead
  • Offshore Transmission Expert

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Mark Vidler

“Melbury Search is dedicated to careers focused on improving the Environment and developing a more sustainable future.”

We offer more than 20 years’ experience that has won us a trusted supplier position with our clients, often exclusively so. We offer independent impartial advice, based on a personal approach seeking to understand your needs implicitly.

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Build great teams.

Melbury Search’s reputation is built upon providing long-term support to employers.  We are successful in providing the right hire on a repeat business basis, which allows us to develop valuable insight to organisational aims/objectives, to more implicitly understand their needs.

We love to hear from companies we haven’t woked with before.  We can provide ‘fresh eyes’ in the context of a specialist network, market knowledge, and experience of comparable businesses.

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Retained Search.

Experienced hires expect to be headhunted.  We pull on long-established market-specific networks, to identify the right candidates then provide a direct, professional approach that is listened to.

We prioritise retained work above all other assignments, giving critical hires the attention they deserve.


In-house Recruitment.

Melbury Search bring their specialist market knowledge and professionalism to bear, as part of a fully compliant ‘in-house’ recruitment service.

Using our contracted-out recruitment service, our clients have hired high quality employees, quicker, and at significantly reduced recruitment costs.

Contingency Search.

We develop partnership-level understanding of our clients’ ongoing resourcing positions, so that we can make highly-targeted introductions at short notice.

Melbury Search will only ever introduce highly relevant candidates.  We will schedule interviews, provide feedback, and assist with all negotiations.

Bespoke campaigns.

Melbury Search offer a breadth of experience; from developing recruitment strategy, to skills mapping, talent pooling, behaviour profiling, media selection, advertising response, and most things in between.

We take an open-minded approach. and give straight-forward advice.

“Mark is a fantastic person to work with; his knowledge of recruitingis unsurpassed. He is an excellent strategist and manager with an acute eye for detail. You can always rely on him for an honest opinion that is worth hearing.”

Bill Maynard, Head of Recruitment at Affinity Water

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