Principal Search Consultant (H23_4368)

  • Are you driven and passionate about finding and growing great leaders?
  • Do you have great leadership networks in health and human services, the community sector and/or the broader public service?

If this sounds like you, then you might be the person we are looking for!

HardyGroup Australia is seeking an experienced, energetic, and knowledgeable executive search and recruitment Principal Search Consultant to deliver top quality executive search solutions and maximise business growth opportunities in Australia.

This role will combine knowledge of health and human services, the community sector, and the broader public service, with your ability to provide strategic career advice to executive and senior clients and candidates. The search consultant is a trusted advisor to clients and candidates and is responsible for sourcing and delivering executive search and recruitment assignments. You are supported by an experienced team of office-based research and support staff.

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Executive Director Search and Recruitment
  • Source, lead and deliver C-suite and senior executive search and recruitment assignments
  • Establish, grow and maintain long-term relationships with clients and candidates to deliver business unit growth
  • Manage key client accounts as a senior member of the team providing valued client solutions
  • Leverage and grow extensive client and candidate networks.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Ability to lead executive search and recruitment assignments within the sector we serve to recruit to executive, senior and management-level roles
  • Success in building long-term client relationships based on trust and results
  • A reputation for respectful and supportive candidate care
  • Ability to build trusted advisor and consultative relationships at C-suite and executive levels
  • Track record of attracting great leaders/people through the development and delivery of effective end-to-end recruitment strategies, with a focus on service excellence
  • Graduate or postgraduate qualifications in leadership, business, HR, sales or marketing or other relevant qualifications.

About HardyGroup

HardyGroup (HG) Australia & New Zealand is a specialist in the broader public sector, health and human services, and community sector Executive Search and Recruitment, and Leadership Development.
HG’s Vision is to contribute to the health and wellbeing of society through exceptional leadership talent solutions. Established in 1989, HG has grown to become one of Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted and successful partner agencies.

Put simply, we Find and Grow Great Leaders. It means our clients are guaranteed to get the best people into their most important roles and our ongoing commitment to their professional development.
Consultants who have joined HG value our team, the quality and complexity of assignments, partnering with senior leaders of organisations, and the ability to make a genuine impact in the community.

Reporting to the Executive Director Search and Recruitment, you will work with an experienced and dynamic team of professionals who share the company values that include ‘exceeding client expectations’; ‘the power of team’; and ‘make change happen’. Every member of our team is valued along with the contribution they make to our success.

How to Apply

For a confidential discussion or to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Principal Consultant: Lynette Boerth

M: +61 (0) 431 293 861


Please let Lynette know, if any of our processes pose a barrier for you, or there is any support or assistance that would facilitate your participation in the application process.

Your application must include:

  1. Completed HG Application Form
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Principal Consultant;
  3. A written response addressing the key selection criteria, found on pages 7 and 8;
    Please provide a specific example for each criterion listed from previous experience detailing projects, tasks or occasions where you have demonstrated competency and
  4. An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae

Please submit application documentation to Executive Search Coordinator, Rebecca Fischle


The closing date for applications is Monday 13 March 2023