What we do

Strategic hiring partner

Our focus is on performing a quality search and becoming a strategic hiring partner that is fully committed to the talent needs of your organisation.

We have built a reputation over a 20-year period for successfully delivering challenging mid to senior level digital and technology mandates that are often hard to place and niche. By working closely and collaboratively with clients, Xist4 can help shape their human capital strategy and ensure the right person is found for the right role and at the right time.

Furthermore, as an ethnic minority-owned search consultancy, Xist4 has long been a champion for increasing the representation of all under-represented professionals across the digital and technology discipline.

All these factors help to explain why more than 70% of the technology and digital roles we have managed over the last 12 months were for existing and returning clients.

Who we work with

Business sectors

We work with a rich mix of clients, from fast-growing start-ups and rapidly growing businesses to those undergoing a significant change management or relocation project. The size of the organisation is less important to us than the nature of the business-critical role that you need to hire

Technology

Transformation and innovation have dominated technology’s lexicon for some time but delivering on these dual challenges means having the right people in the right roles when they are needed most.

Financial Services

Few sectors have undergone as much change over the last 10 years as this. To succeed in this new environment, financial services organisations need forward-thinking managers and leaders.

Digital & Creative

This is the age of hyper-customisation and organisations are increasingly looking to digital professionals with the ability to provide products and services aimed at enhancing and personalising the customer experience.

Sciences

Innovation, disruption and M&A have dominated the sciences landscape for years. This has shifted the focus towards finding transformational leaders with the technical expertise to deliver the organisation’s vision.

Telecoms

From 5G to IoT and ERP, connectivity within and between organisations along with the need to protect businesses from cyber threats is driving demand for mid, senior, and executive technology leaders.

Manufacturing

The growing shift from traditional to agile and flatter organisational structures means manufacturing and industrial employers have a constant need for the right talent to lead this ever-changing and evolving environment.

Utilities

From energy transformation to rampant merger and acquisition activity, the demand for nimble, technology-led management and leadership talent to meet these constantly shifting challenges will only rise.

Public Sector

The focus for public and government bodies is on securing digital and technology talent with the vision and ability to develop and steer their organisations through the socio-political challenges they face.

Civil Engineering & Construction

Closing the talent gap throughout the engineering sector has been the biggest challenge facing by employers since time in memorial. It’s about balancing short-term demands with the organisation’s long-term objectives.

Real Estate

Real estate leaders need to embed technology at the heart of their decision-making and redefine the skills required to adapt to change and gain a competitive advantage

Legal

The legal sector has seen competition intensify in recent years. Critical to future growth is having the technical expertise to drive change and help firms thrive in a challenging market.

Areas of expertise

Types of roles we place

Xist4 provides a hiring solution that is tailored to your specific requirements. We can offer a bespoke contingent recruitment service for clients. Or we could deliver an executive and retained search service that allows us to provide a robust selection process. The latter has proven to be the preferred option when hiring mid, senior, executive, and diverse candidates within a niche discipline or in a challenging location.

Executive search

  • CTO - Technology
  • CIO - Information / IT Director
  • CISO - Information Security
  • CDO - Digital / Digital Information
  • CDO - Data / VP Data / Data Scientists
  • COO - Operating / Operations Director

Retained search

  • Group of Head IT    
  • Software Development Manager    
  • Head of Quality Management
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager    
  • Infrastructure Manager    
  • Head of IT Security
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Front End Developer
  • Back End Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • DevOps Engineer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • UI/UX Developer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence
  • Software QA Tester
  • Application Support
  • Technical Support
  • Technical Architect
  • Data Analyst
  • Consultant
  •  

Recently filled roles

Group Head of IT

Bristol, England

£80k - 85k per year

Senior Full Stack Developer

London, England (Remote)

£70k - 75k per year

Senior Software Engineer

London, England (Remote)

£60k - 75k per year

DevOps Engineer

Cardiff, South Wales

£50-55k per year

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What our clients say

Testimonials

We are delighted with the result and our new hire and look forward to working with Xist4 again in the future.

We have been impressed with the professionalism and service provided by Xist4 IT Recruitment over recent months, particularly their flexible approach towards solving our recruitment issues.

One Big Circle would highly recommend Xist4’s Executive Search service.