Contingent Search

Contingent recruitment is a service we offer to clients where we identify and select candidates from our extensive networks. We’re building our networks every day, and have connections across all market verticals in our respective industries.

This means that when we’re working on a role for our clients, we’ve usually got a candidate at the forefront of our mind that would be the right fit. This is the true benefit of having expansive networks in niche areas.

Contingent Search

A contingent search with Irving Knight looks like a multitude of opportunities both from and for our wide range of candidates. The breadth of our candidate type is built on the basis of our specialism, something very attractive to job-seekers who know that we can provide exciting opportunities in their specific line of work. It is for this reason that our candidate pool is bursting with excellent talent. The keenness of candidates to be connected to us not only reflects well on the quality of talent we have, but the range we can present to you in a contingent search.


Understanding our contingent process.

Upon undertaking a contingent search for a client, we meet to take on a brief of the company’s requirements, detailing what they’re looking for from the perfect candidate from education to achievements to soft skills.

We use this to return to our existing network and identify the candidates we already manage who would be a great fit. Presenting them to you is once again a building block of our partnership - not just a transaction of information.

We’re always here to learn more about what you’re looking for, and working contingently is a constant conversation to find the perfect fit from our network. We’re with you through the interview processes and offer stages to ensure efficiency throughout, and every candidate we present is interviewed and referenced by Irving Knight.


The world has changed and adapted over the last year. So have we.

The last year has arguably been the most challenging year in recent history. When we set out to change the perception of executive search in January 2020, we had no idea what was to come.

As industry experts, we have worked closely with our global partners to understand their needs on an individual basis during the COVID-19 pandemic. We've seen so many innovative approaches across the board and have had opportunities to work with a range of organizations to implement new hiring strategies. We’ve seen a significant shift to video conferencing, allowing us to have a more personalized interaction with clients and candidates alike.

As a business, we've grown from 8 to 30 consultants, introducing over 10 new markets since we began in 2020 and our projected growth over the next 12 months looks even more considerable.

Irving Knight is continuously making changes and adapting to stay one step ahead of the competition. We would like to thank all our clients and candidates for helping us achieve what we have in such a short period and we are very excited for what's to come!

Luke Grice at Irving Knight

Luke Grice

Head of Operations

Irving Knight Group