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Retained Search

Our Retained Search division specializes in mid to high level positions within the building and design industry. Most of the retained searches that we undertake are Executive level positions, however we are happy to undertake retained searches on any vacancies.

All of our retained searches are headed up by Nick Ray, the Managing Director of Opus. He has over 20 years’ experience of executive level recruitment in the industry and has conducted many successful searches for top level executive/management level candidates throughout the Architecture & Interiors industry. Opus has been particularly successful in conducting retained searches for architecture firms, however we are also experienced at completing retained searches for engineering firms, real estate developers and end users.

Opus has a team of experienced recruiters who are experts at identifying the best talent in the industry and headhunting them for our clients’ vacancies. Once a retained search has been agreed, our representatives will meet with the client to ensure our complete understanding of the vacancy and also the culture of the office. Our recruiters then use a variety of search methods to find the very best candidates for the clients’ needs. Once the shortlist has been identified, we then thoroughly interview the prospective candidates and provide our client with the very best candidates available.

Working on a retained basis means that our clients get an unparalleled service with a dedicated team of researchers and recruiters working extensively to present the best candidates within an agreed timeframe. Because Executive level candidates are rarely actively looking to move, Opus recruiters are experts at selling our clients and the opportunity to these candidates.

To discuss this further please either complete the form, call Nick Ray on 646 838 4253 or email