Looking for Talent?

Recruiting someone new for your business can be a challenging and sometimes daunting process. Finding the right match on paper can be a fairly straightforward exercise but how do you find the right type of person to fit into your office dynamic? How do you ensure the person you are about to invest a substantial amount of time and money on is going to stay with you and grow with the business? 360North will invest the required time to understand your culture and business aspirations while offering our promise to add real value to your recruitment process, delivering the best person for your requirement..

What to expect from 360North

  • A highly professional, reliable and thorough approach: no stone is left unturned with any mandate we undertake.
  • Offering permanent and interim solutions, we have the knowledge and expertise to source the best talent for your business.
  • We understand property but we also understand people.
  • We have expertise in recruiting from newly qualified to director level.
  • We do not automatically adopt a ‘square peg – square hole’ philosophy. We think outside the box, offering alternative, workable solutions.
  • We never over promise and under deliver.
  • We will source and deliver best in class talent and guide you through the decision making process.
  • As a boutique business we are not targeted on how many CVs we send or how many candidate interviews we secure. Our barometer of success is based solely on delivering for our clients.

Recruitment Solutions

Retained Search Campaign

Our most popular client service, Retained Search now accounts for circa 70% of our workload.

Retained Search is a rigorous, highly detailed process that will deliver the best available talent to you for your specific requirement within an agreed timeframe.  Our favourable cost structure and ability to deliver has seen a recent influx of both new and repeat clients opting for our Retained Search service.

Should you decide to move forward with this option, we will initially visit your offices to take a full brief. Observing the culture of your business first-hand will enable us to match the right personalities to your organisation. We will then undertake a comprehensive mapping of the marketplace before identifying and confidentially approaching all suitable individuals. Initial face to face interviews will then be carried out with all relevant candidates to establish their suitability for the role.

Upon completing the initial interviews, we will deliver a shortlist of the best candidates (along with detailed interview notes) and invite you to take them through your internal interview process. We will then allow the interview process to conclude before collaborating with you again through offer management and successful completion of the mandate.

Contingency Recruitment

Contingency Recruitment is a popular option for our clients where any new appointment is not time critical. It utilises the 360North Community to match active candidates to your specific requirements of your vacancy.

The 360North community is an extremely active network of pre-qualified candidates that has been built up over many years through networking, headhunting and referrals.

Our extensive database of candidates is diligently managed and maintained, allowing us to quickly identify the right individuals for our clients. We will then consider which candidates are the best fit in terms of skill set and culture before presenting a small number of CVs to you.

Once you have selected your preferred CVs we will manage the full process including arranging all interviews, provision of interview feedback, management of candidate expectations and all aspects of offer management.

When partnering with 360North on a contingency recruitment mandate, our clients can expect an outstanding level of service. We take pride in our accuracy and have every confidence that you will want to interview at least 3 out of every 4 candidates we send to you.

If you would like to learn more about Contingency Recruitment, please email  info@360northrecruitment.co.uk or call Michael Ashworth on 07957 248 106.

360North Community

The 360North community of clients and candidates is the result of extensive networking, referrals and headhunting. We are firm believers that the most successful partnerships are forged on trust and reputation.   For this reason, 360North do not use job boards to advertise vacancies or source candidates. Instead we will take our time to understand the needs of our clients and candidates before utilising our growing 360North community to deliver the best results. This unique approach enables us to achieve market leading accuracy ratios to our clients and take the required time to deliver a truly consultative approach to all of our candidates.

If you would like to become part of the growing 360North community, please call Michael Ashworth on +447957 248 106.

Debbie Illingworth, Executive Director – MAPP

I have worked with Michael for a number of years to recruit property professionals for my team. He is extremely well connected and has outstanding knowledge of the UK property market. Michael recently recruited 2 senior level property managers for me at MAPP for our Manchester and Birmingham offices. He is always available and manages the entire process from initial instruction through to offer management and start date. A very knowledgeable and well respected recruiter – highly recommend.

Abby Petch, Associate Director – MAPP

Michael was an absolute pleasure to work with. He kept me informed and updated at every stage of the recruitment process. A great guy and a great recruitment consultant. I would highly recommend working with Michael.

James Millson, Property Manager – CEG

Michael recruited me to CEG in late 2019. His knowledge of his client and the role were exceptionally in depth. He really got under the skin of what the role would entail. His insight into the interview process, individuals involved and structure of the organisation made the whole process much more straight forward. It made what can be a daunting and stressful process feel much less so. His approach-ability and availability to take calls or arrange a follow up were a step beyond his peers. Thank You!

Anna Main, Director and Head of Property & Asset Management – Landwood Group

I have known Michael for a number of years and have always found him to be a highly professional and knowledgeable real estate recruiter. He recently helped me out by recruiting 2 candidates into my Property and Asset Management team at Landwood Group. In a difficult market, he worked quickly and methodically to secure 2 outstanding individuals. Both have settled into the team extremely well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael to any real estate business looking to add property professionals to their organisation. I will certainly be using Michael and 360North again on any future recruitment mandates.

Paresha Patel, Client Accountant – Landwood Group

Michael is friendly and extremely helpful!! Michael found me via Linkedin and contacted me about a position he was recruiting for. We arranged a call where Michael got to know me, my skills and the things i was looking for within a company and role. I told Michael about some of the disappointing experiences I had had with other recruitment consultants in the past and how I didn’t want to go down that route again. Michael took all this on board and kept me in the loop at every stage and provided me with any relevant feedback. Thankfully I was successful in the role and now work for a great company. Thank you Michael for all your help, I wish you all the success in your role!

Ben Roberts, Investment Manager – Assura Plc.

Michael was recommended to me and I had a great experience working with him. He listened and understood my motivations for moving. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of a change picks up the phone to Michael.

Alex Hyams, Asset Manager – Queensberry Real Estate

I have worked with Michael for over 10 years. Straight talker with a consistently diligent and considered approach to his work. Exceptional levels of service and discretion. Highly recommend.

Andrew Day, Senior Asset Manager – Derwent Estates

I would highly recommend Michael. He is clear, transparent and communicates every step of the process. A highly professional recruitment consultant I would have no hesitation in recommending

Kris Musial, Development Project Manager – Queensberry Real Estate

I would highly recommend Michael. He is an exceptionally good recruitment consultant, very professional, engaged and honest. The whole process was very well managed.

Justin Lawrence, Acquisitions Manager – Crosslane

Michael was a real pleasure to work with. His proactive, open and informative approach made the whole process of finding my first new role in 16 years a much easier experience than it might have been. His insightful advice around interview preparation was invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending Michael to anyone whether they are recruiting for a vacancy or seeking a new role for themselves

Andy Hesketh, Business Centre Manager – HIMOR

From the outset Michael understood my motivations for moving and identified the right position for me. Throughout the application process I was updated with progress and advised accordingly. Whilst a 3rd party, Michael's ethics gave me a positive view of my prospective employer.

Manu Dinamani, Acquisitions Manager – Crosslane Co-Living

I have known Michael for over 5 years and he has only ever put me forward for roles that genuinely suit. Being extremely selective I know I have not been an easy client but Michael has facilitated my recent change of role to an entity who is a perfect fit. I would highly recommend Michael and 360North to anyone exploring a change in career, or looking for a candidate who fits the requirements. Looking forward to working with Michael more in the future, but from the other side. Extremely well connected, great knowledge of the market and always available.

Tom Cherry, Operations Director – UK & European Investments

I have worked with Michael on a number of occasions, most recently with him successfully sourcing and placing a candidate in to our real estate transactions team. Michael took the time to understand the needs of our business and presented a well thought out short list of candidates. Michael was incredibly helpful in managing the whole process and I am happy to recommend him.

Julie-Ann Lewis, Team Secretary – HIMOR

Michael contacted me direct to discuss a specific role. It was clear from the outset he had read my CV thoroughly and was keen to place me within an environment my skill set and experience would suit. From initial contact until the successful placement at my new job he consistently supported me throughout. He was approachable, professional and offered a reliable service as a recruiter. I would definitely recommend Michael, he was reliable and genuinely cared about my next career move.

Adam Mason, Senior Surveyor – Lambert Smith Hampton

I found Michael to be very thorough throughout the recruitment process. He really took the time to initially discuss my main motivations for wanting to change roles and then followed this up by regularly bringing roles to my attention over the following weeks. He was excellent at maintaining communication at every stage and kept me well informed of any developments, no matter how small. I would certainly recommend 360 North to other property professionals looking for help in securing their next career move

Max Makarov, Transactions Analyst – UK & European Investments

It was a pleasure working with Michael. From initial contact until the successful placement at my new job he consistently supported me in my applications. He ensured that I was prepared for interviews and provided an approachable but professional service. Michael was always reachable and contactable whenever I had any questions or wanted feedback. For reliable service with a recruiter who genuinely cares about your application, I would look no further than Michael

Hollie Buckle, Regional Development Director – Crosslane

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Michael. He was supportive, diligent and kept me informed throughout the process. Michael took the time to meet with me in person and built an in-depth understanding of my career history and future aspirations. Michael introduced me to a Regional Director role in the North West and very quickly secured an interview which led to a successful job offer. He negotiated the role’s package on my behalf and I trusted that he would represent my aspirations strongly and ultimately secure me the best offer. My experience of working with Michael has been extremely positive and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and supportive recruitment process.

Olivia Hughes, Investment Manager – CEG

Michael was incredibly professional throughout the recruitment process, prepping me for my interview and providing useful information throughout the process. I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for a new job, I have landed my dream job!

Tom Bradburn, Portfolio Manager – Rushbond

Michael possesses a deep knowledge of the real estate sector and is very well connected on both consultancy and client side across the regional market. Michael was engaging, driven and responded immediately to any requests or queries I had. He delivered and I would recommend him to anyone in my position

Heather Whitfield, Building Manager – CBRE

Michael was extremely professional throughout the whole recruitment process.  He really took the time to understand what I wanted in my next role, supported me through the whole process, and kept in touch even after I was successful in getting the position. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

Jessica Malone, Portfolio Manager – Assura Plc

Michael is very professional and talented at his job. He put me at ease from our first telephone conversation and managed to put me forward for a job that matched all of my requirements. Michael's support and advice enabled me to be very prepared and confident during the interview process and ultimately enabled me to ascertain my dream role.

Jessica Davison, Associate Director – Savills

Michael was very proactive in his approach, he was quick to find vacancies and he kept me up to date on my applications.  He was always contactable and prompt at responding and dealing with any queries.

David Cran, Eddisons

Michael was on the ball, regularly in contact by phone and email and setting up interviews within days. Rather than just sending in my CV we arranged a meeting so he knew exactly what I was looking for and as such found me the perfect job in literally a week and a half in the worst employment market in decades. Well worth the call and will certainly use again if I want to make another move in the future.

Samantha Challenger – CBRE

I found Michael's approach to be extremely professional throughout the entire process. He took the time to meet me and undertook a very thorough analysis of my previous experience as well as exactly what I was looking for from my next career move. He was always available to answer any questions and guide me through the recruitment process. His advice was invaluable throughout the interview process - feedback was always prompt and accurate. Thanks to 360North I have secured a fantastic new role in one of the world's leading real estate businesses. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael to anybody seeking to secure a new role within the property industry.

Kirsten MacArthur – CBRE

Michael and 360 North were fantastic. He approached me through Linked in and I'm so glad that he did. He listened to what I wanted in a job and took the time to match the right job to me. He kept me well informed at every stage even when there was no news. Brilliant service and I've now got the right job in the right area and for the right money because of Michael and 360 North. Thank You

Simon Hooper – Eddisons Taylors

My dealings with 360North were extremely positive. I found Michael to be friendly, personable and very approachable. He took the time to understand my objectives and kept me informed throughout the whole process. I work within a specialist market and Michael demonstrated an excellent understanding of the sector and most importantly, the type of culture I was seeking within a new role. It took a total of 5 weeks from the date my CV was submitted to job offer. All in all, working with 360North was a hugely positive experience. Michael clearly has extensive experience and knowledge of the UK real estate market and I would strongly recommend him to any property professional looking for their next career move.

Roy Taylor – Building Manager

360North were instrumental in helping me to get my new job. Michael’s communication was superb and the preparation he gave me before the interviews ensured that I felt prepared and confident. Nothing was too much trouble and every query I had was answered straight away even in the evening! If it had not been for the support offered throughout I’m not sure if I could have performed so well at the interviews. I would recommend 360North to help you find your next job

Associate Partner – Ashtenne

Michael was retained by Ashtenne to secure a new Regional Director for the North East office which I was lucky enough to secure. During the candidate consideration period, Michael kept me constantly up to date with progress and provided further advice on my CV and interview stages.  I would certainly recommend Michael Ashworth again.