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Bespoke Recruitment

connecting with precision the best with the best

Our specialist permanent recruitment consulting division is No. 1 in Ireland. Trusted advisors, we deliver transformational talent, at all levels, across all industries.

With 20 years in this specialism, meeting and investing in great talent, our network & knowledge is unparalleled. We recruit for all of the talent involved in driving topline growth- strategy, marketing, digital, data and customer talent amongst others. We take talent personally. For us, it’s never a numbers game.

Alternatives Recruitment Commitment: 

To have screened, top tier talent at all time

To continually invest in attracting and nurturing this talent

To ensure the depth and breadth of our talent pool to fulfill your evolving needs

To be first to the future, sharing market and talent insights

To invest in a team of industry and talent specialists, who never give up

To connect with precision the best with the best

We offer retained services, contingent recruitment, modular services and talent pipeline management.

Our pricing models and our services are designed for ultimate flexibility and results. Talk to us about our preferential committment rates. 

For those clients who wish to manage some of the recruitment process in-house we offer modular recruitment solutions including:
  • Market mapping- Irish and International
  • Job description development
  • Candidate response management
  • Candidate interviewing and assessment

In addition, we offer talent attraction services which include:
  • Employer branding
  • Compensation benchmarking
  • Organisation consulting
  • Coaching

Talk to our team today on +353 1 6618889 or email

latest permanent opportunities

  • Communications and Events Executive - Immediate Start

    We're excited to offer a fixed-term contract opportunity for a passionate and creative Communications Executive to join our team! In this role, you...

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  • Junior Marketing Executive

    We are looking for a Junior Marketing Executive to join an established Marketing team to support their marketing initiatives. This is an exciting t...

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  • Events Executive

    Events Executive Do you have a knack for transforming ideas into impactful events? Are you passionate about exceeding expectations and ensuring eve...

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  • Client Services Manager

    Client Services Manager – Education Partnerships (Ireland) Alternatives is excited to partner with a leading multinational professional services or...

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  • Social Media and Community Manager

    Social Media & Community Manager Our client, a leading sports fashion brand are searching for a passionate Social Media & Community Manager to join...

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  • Senior Account Manager

    Do you thrive on building strong client relationships and delivering creative marketing solutions? Our client a leading small Irish agency, based i...

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  • PR Account Executive

    Dive into Dublin's PR Scene: Fast-Paced Account Executive Role Do you crave a dynamic PR role in Dublin where you can make a real impact? An exciti...

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  • Head of Sponsorship and Events

    Our client, a leading professional services firm are looking to recruit a newly created role – Head of Events and Sponsorship. Leading a team of 5 ...

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  • Business Development and Marketing Director

    Alternatives, part of the Brightwater Group, is delighted to be retained exclusively by our client, a leading international professional services f...

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  • Social Media Coordinator

    Do you live and breathe pop culture?  Got a knack for turning trends into viral gold?  If you can create killer content that resonates with a globa...

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  • Senior Digital UX Design Specialist

    Alternatives are seeking a Senior Digital Marketing Specialist with a focus on UX and CX to work as part of a Digital Solutions Team. You will be r...

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  • Marketing Manager Part Time

    Thrive in a Dynamic Industry: Part-Time Marketing Manager (Infrastructure & Renewables) Are you a seasoned B2B marketing professional with a passio...

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our clients

We are proud to have shaped the careers of many of the best. Here are some recent permanent roles we have filled:

  • Head of Marketing | Head of Insights | Communications Manager | Loyalty Marketing Manager   

  • Ecommerce Manager | Head of Digital | Digital Marketing Manager | UX Specialist 

  • Senior Data Scientist | Head of Data Analytics & Insights | Business & Market Intelligence Manager 

  • Segment Manager | Customer Experience & Insights Analyst | Head of Product | Head of Proposition

What you say about us

  • Thank you so much for your help and support in finding a new position. Your personal care and attention sets Alternatives head and shoulders above any other agency (I really mean that).”

    Personal care and attention

  • Alternatives have always gone the extra mile to support me throughout my career. They have always taken a real interest in me and my success and I know of no other agency that makes such an effort to keep in touch & really know their candidates. When an opportunity came up to really step change my career, she was far more than a recruiter for me, she was an advisor, coach and my greatest advocate. Thank you!

    They went the extra mile

  • From my initial meeting with Faye, she understood exactly what my requirements were. I had limited experience of recruiting staff and I relied heavily on her advice and expertise. She found the ideal candidate for us, not just in terms of the role but from the perspective of fitting in with the other team members and the culture of the organisation. I will absolutely use Alternatives for any future recruitment needs.

    Recommending Faye

  • Alternatives were a fantastic agency to work with. They took both my personality and professional experience into account and placed me in an ideal position. Lauren was a pleasure to work with; Attentive, professional and always available to field queries.

    Recommending Lauren

  • I cannot recommend Alternatives services enough; they really are a unique, boutique style recruitment firm who put you first and want to achieve the best for you. Their services and support before, during and after I accepted the (data) role has proven that they show a fantastic duty of care for their clients and want to ensure that they have made the correct decision in their career path.

    I cannot recommend Alternatives enough

  • Alternatives are the best recruitment agency I've ever dealt with. My business manager was fantastic to work with. She made the effort to listen to me and understand my strengths and in no time at all managed to secure me one strong interview with an amazing company that I would happily work with. She was quick to understand the kind of role I was looking for and found the perfect job for me

    Alternatives fantastic to work with

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  • She has been instrumental in enabling me to realise my career goals. From explaining to her what I was looking for in my next move, she proactively went to market to seed my capabilities with prospective companies and ultimately found me exactly what I was looking for. Throughout the entire process she was very encouraging, responsive and I felt she had my back all along the journey. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for their next career move. Without her help, I know I would never have found the role I am now so happy to be in.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them

  • Adrian is one the best I have ever worked with. He has a good understanding of analytics and the data science area and the Irish talent market. He did a great job in understanding my requirements for my team and the type of people I was looking for. His candidates were pre-screened and of high quality from both technical and non-technical aspects. Adrian also helped me a lot in updating our internal HR recruitment team's understanding of analytics and the market situation, which resulted in changing their initial benchmark. He is a professional recruitment consultant and I would highly recommend him.

    Best understanding of analytics and data science area

  • She has been an immense help to me throughout my search for a change in my career. She understands the market extremely well and provided me with a hugely insightful view on realistic options that I could consider. When I went into the process for a new role, she was always in touch with updates and provided great guidance throughout the interviews, clearly demonstrating her knowledge of her client. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to make a move in their marketing career and I certainly intend to work with her again in relation to building my team.


  • Having worked with Alternatives for almost 3 years now I can honestly say I have never had such a positive and rewarding work experience before. Not only have Alternatives continuously found me highly suitable, personally and professional fulfilling and creative marketing roles that have excited, challenged and fulfilled me - they have also nurtured my career, professional development and job satisfaction every step of the way. They are the only company I am aware of that exclusively cultivates, develops, and rewards marketing talent here in Ireland and they do so with the greatest of assurance and the kindest touch. Their care and attention is second to none. Each and every one of the staff in Alternatives goes above and beyond the ordinary level of duty to look after their candidates, support their work and prize them professionally and personally. They are true gems. I wouldn’t hesitate, and indeed haven’t hesitated, to recommended them far and wide and hope on a personal level to continue working for them for some time to come.”

    They nurtured my career, professional development and job satisfaction every step of the way...They are true gems.

  • I'd highly recommend Alternatives in the data analytic space. They thoroughly understand their clients, the various roles in data analytics & how best to match the two… the follow-up & continuous support I've received have been exceptional. I couldn't recommend them enough.

    I couldn't recommend them enough...

  • They delivered strong, unique candidates for my senior management roles in risk analytics. No easy ask! Always helpful and timely with updates, I recommend them to address your recruiting needs in this challenging market.

    Unique candidates in risk analytics

  • Kristin did so much for me & my career by helping to place me in the right role with the right organisation…she took the stress out of the whole process for me by taking the time to answer any questions and by helping me to prepare for every interview. Nothing was too much trouble for Kristin and she went way beyond the call of duty for me. When I was successfully placed in the role she continued to follow up with me... I've recommended Kristin to a number of friends and I know they've had similarly excellent experiences.

    Nothing was too much trouble for Kristen

  • I came across Lauren when looking for a new role after returning from Australia last year. I met with a lot of different recruiters but felt that none of them paid heed to my job aspirations. Lauren not only took on board my past employment history but factored in what I had briefed her about my ideal position and future ambitions. Second to that Lauren stayed in contact even when the market was slow just to touch base which added a personal factor that no other recruiter had shown.

    She factored in what I had briefed her about my ideal position and future ambitions

  • My thoughts on Alternatives and Adrian It was a really professional experience dealing with Alternatives, very open, honest and transparent about finding the right role to fit my career. Adrian was helpful throughout the interview process with invaluable guidance and assistance for success. He had great industry knowledge about what clients needs are and how a candidate's attributes fit into the organisational goals of a potential employer. He wasn't pushy in any way and had courage to feedback if a role is simply not suitable. Overall it was a refreshing experience with Alternatives. Outside the norm of the vast majority of agencies that I have engaged with over the years.

    Invaluable guidance and assistance for success

  • In late 2017 Fáilte Ireland procured the services of Alternatives to recruit a Marketing Director. We found the experience to be a very positive one. The team in Alternatives worked to anticipate our needs, and brought a deep understanding of the marketing arena to bear on the process. Their professional approach and support throughout the process from both an organisation and candidate perspective brought a confidence to the whole engagement.  I would have no hesitation in engaging the team in the future.

    I would have no hesitation in engaging the team in the future

  • Many thanks to your great team for all their work on this. You have a fantastic team there and I will be sure to recommend Alternatives to anyone who will listen!

    I will be sure to recommend Alternatives to anyone who will listen!

Contact our Permanent Recruitment Team

For advice, insights, benchmarking and the best permanent roles, talk to our specialists.