Livingston James

Livingston James are a leading Scottish based Executive Search and Selection business that exists to match professional expertise to organisation’s needs. Leaving behind the generalist approach we instead take time to understand your organisation’s needs to deliver success, utilising our industry knowledge, search experience and extensive networks to get you there.

Douglas Adam, who leads our Not for Profit practice, has 20 years’ professional recruitment purely within the public and not for profit sectors and specialises in head of function, board and non-executive appointments. His specialist knowledge of these sectors provides the understanding on how best to engage the interest of potential candidates when they are identified.

With offices in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, we provide a robust, inclusive and transparent process. This ensures we are able to present organisations with the most comprehensive shortlist of appropriate qualified candidates having considered the whole market and not simply those who may choose to apply to an external advertisement. 

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Livingston James also offer ACOSVO members an organisational member benefit, see here for more details.



Recruitment Toolkit


Recruitment can be hard for first time hiring managers and seasoned professionals alike, however recruiting the right people is essential for enabling your organisation to achieve success.

ACOSVO has partnered with executive search specialists, Livingston James, to bring you some top tips for managing a successful recruitment process. This toolkit is designed to support hiring managers recruit the right person for the vacant role in a timely manner and within employment legislation guidelines.