As an expert Oxford recruitment agency, we identify and foster top professionals for thriving Oxford-based companies. Our focus spans product management, product design & UX, marketing, eCommerce, and commercial leadership, supporting the growth of dynamic businesses.

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Your local Oxford recruitment agency

We provide top tier recruitment solutions for Oxford and surrounding areas. Our expertise is deeply rooted in the local landscape, making us your go-to source for both permanent and interim placements. We specialise in the heart of industries crucial to Oxford’s growth, including product management, product design & UX, marketing, eCommerce, and commercial leadership. We have particular experience within senior placements within these  domains.

Navigating the unique demands of the Oxford market, Intelligent People offers a range of specialised services that resonate with enterprise businesses and high growth start-ups and scale-ups alike. Our full cycle recruitment service ranges from employer branding consultancy, candidate attraction, localised salary benchmarking, devising targeted search and engagement strategies, and running the candidate evaluation and selection process.

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Oxford recruitment agency services for local employers

Our full end-to-end recruitment services include:

– executive search / headhunting services for senior level positions to include competitor analysis and market-mapping exercises.

– contingency hiring utilising our 35,000 strong candidate database.

– interim, contract or fractional placements across our specialist domains

– localised advice for employers utilising market knowledge to include salary benchmarking, and full package expectations

– end-to-end running of selection processes including shortlisting, candidate engagement, and interview preparation.

Contact the top Oxford recruitment agency

Doug focuses on delivering executive level search campaigns for his clients. He is particularly proud that the business is the market leader in marketing, product and eCommerce – genuinely exciting areas which allow him to learn about innovative technologies every day.

Doug Bates

Doug Bates
Co-founder, Intelligent People

Chris focuses on leading the team to success, working directly with clients that need help in finding experienced, executive level candidates. Chris gets a buzz from the work he does, solving clients’ problems and changing people’s lives by finding the perfect opportunity.

Chris Mason, Executive Recruiter

Chris Mason
Co-founder, Intelligent People

Oxford recruitment: roles we recruit for


We recruit across all marketing disciplines and provide a personalised marketing recruitment service placing highly talented executive level marketers within reputable brands.

Marketing services


We are a specialist product management recruitment agency. Our consultants understand the employment landscape; salary expectations, lead times, product trends, issues and more

Product management services


As one of the UK’s leading agencies for eCommerce recruitment, we specialise in sourcing the country’s most talented eCommerce professionals for our scale up and enterprise employers.

eCommerce services

Product design & UX roles

We specialise in recruiting for positions including Vice President Product Design, Product Design Director, UX Director, Head of UX and more. We can help advise on salary expectations and the latest trends in the market.View Product Design & UX services

level roles

For over 20 years, we have been building relationships with brands in the UK and beyond. So we are perfectly placed to help you find your next Executive level position and to negotiate the right salary, benefits and package for you. Executive Search


With a strong candidate network, we can be very responsive and fill roles fast, without ever comprising on quality of candidate. We’ll also help you with all of the legal steps you need to take to protect your business.View contract services

Are you a candidate based in Oxford?

Whether you are looking for a new role within Oxford, the surrounding areas, or London, we are an Oxford recruitment agency that can help.

We have a candidate blog including the latest information that can be helpful to your job search, including:

  • How to optimise your LinkedIn profile
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Common interview questions
  • A guide to counter-offers
  • How to set a purposeful personal development plan.

Our commitment to our candidates goes beyond simply finding job placements; we aim to help them achieve their full potential by identifying their individual goals and matching them with a compatible business culture and role in which they can truly thrive. We work tirelessly to ensure that our candidates are placed in positions that align with their vision, setting them up for long-term success.

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Latest Oxford news: recruitment sector


Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity in Oxford

Oxford’s employment rate was higher than across the South East as a whole in the year ending September 2023.

Of people aged 16 to 64 years living in Oxford, 83.3% were employed in the year ending September 2023. This is an increase compared with the year ending September 2022 when the local rate was 75.7%.

Across the South East in the year ending September 2023, 78.5% of people aged 16 to 64 years were employed. This was slightly higher compared with the previous year, when 78.0% of people were employed.

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Case studies from an Oxford recruitment agency

Ben @ Amber River

Although there are quite a few big recruitment players within the financial services industry, we actively wanted to approach an agency with experience in other fields to give us a fresh perspective and access to a broader range of candidates.

Intelligent People did a brilliant executive search, providing a quality list of very engaged candidates to us extremely quickly. The quality of the shortlist we received is testament to the expertise and service offering within Intelligent People.

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Executive Search Client
Owen Novata

Product recruitment

We initially approached another recruitment professional, who recommended Chris Mason and Intelligent People to us as product management recruitment specialists. When we got in touch, I found Chris to be open and thoughtful, taking time to understand our business and its vision moving forward.

Chris provided a strong understanding of the product management recruitment market, advising us on what calibre of candidate we could secure against our budget. Chris helped to define salary expectations for the candidates, and we were clear on how we could move forward with the recruitment process.

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Marketing recruitment

‘We really liked that Intelligent People had a defined recruitment process: preparation, sourcing, approaching and engagement, selection and screening, shortlist, interview, and offer. The process was thorough and gave us a good feeling from the outset that Chris and his team knew what they were doing.’

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Employer: Andrew at Goodfellow

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We support Tree-Nation

As a business, we pledge to to support Tree-Nation with their mission to reforest the world, planting trees to fight Climate Change.

For every candidate placement that we make, Intelligent People pledge to plant 20 trees to help:

  • protect biodiversity
  • restore forests
  • create jobs
  • support local communities

By working with us as a recruitment agency, you can build high-performance teams for your business and contribute towards Climate Change, reforestation efforts and building a more sustainable future – all at the same time.

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