GECKO Executive Search is a specialist recruitment consultancy, with expert knowledge of the surveying, real estate, built environment and facilities management sectors. We speak your language and we understand your culture.

We appreciate the challenges involved in sourcing new senior and niche skilled professionals within this industry, and we know how costly it can be to choose the wrong candidate. Our specialist consultants will work closely with you to understand your brand and your recruitment requirements, and then scope out the most effective recruitment strategy in order to identify the right talent and ensure that the appointment is sustainable.

GECKO Executive Search has access to a network of professionals across all skill sets and roles, who are both actively and passively seeking their next opportunities. We are constantly engaging with, building and maintaining this pipeline of talent; supporting our community of professionals – both clients and candidates – is right at the heart of what we do. We believe in developing long-term, sustainable relationships, based on transparency, trust, shared goals and a commitment to high quality.

Our expert team stays ahead of the curve by keeping up to date with developments in the market on a daily basis and our knowledge of the sector is unparalleled. You can keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the surveying, real estate sector on our blog.

Read our recruitment process so you know what to expect from GECKO Executive Search.

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Sector Specialists


  • Building Surveying
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Condition Surveyors
  • Insurance Surveyors
  • Loss Adjustors
  • Technical Officers
  • Cost Managers
  • Professional Quantity Surveyors
  • Asset Management Professionals
  • General Practice Surveyors
  • Insolvency Quantity Surveyors
  • Maintenance Surveyors
  • Commercial Managers
  • Residential Surveyors

Facilities Management & Maintenance

  • Technical Maintenance Services
  • M&E Engineers
  • Technical Services Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Engineering Managers
  • Fabric Technicians
  • Gas/HVAC Engineering
  • Facilities Co-ordinators
  • Senior Appointments
  • Account Directors
  • Operations Directors
  • Building Managers
  • Electrical Engineers

The GECKO Recruitment Process

We offer a premium service, with a robust recruitment process designed to find excellent candidates that will meet and surpass your expectations. We act as intermediary in all negotiations and will maintain confidentiality throughout the recruitment process. This is what you can expect from us:

GECKO Executive Search | The GECKO Recruitment Process, terms of business

Step 1: Terms of Business

First we will forward you a copy of our Terms of Business to review and sign.

GECKO Executive | The GECKO Recruitment Process | Step 2: Initial Meeting

Step 2: Initial Meeting

We will discuss the position with you and arrange a meeting if required, to consider details such as timescales and sourcing of candidates. Our consultants are industry experts, so they understand your terminology and technical specifications, and can advise on creating a strong position profile.

GECKO Executive | The GECKO Recruitment Process | Step 3: Candidate Interviews

Step 3: Candidate Interviews

Candidates are fully screened through structured, face-to-face interviews with our sector-specialist consultants, before we submit them to you for consideration. The candidates are carefully selected from our extensive database of top quality professionals; we will also advertise where appropriate. We make sure that they are exactly the right fit by assessing their background knowledge, discussing their career motivations, and asking a number of competency-based questions. At this stage we also ask for references and proof of identity.

GECKO Executive | The GECKO Recruitment Process | Step 4: Review of Shortlist

Step 4: Review of shortlist

We will present you with a shortlist of candidates (a maximum of three) who match the criteria set out in the position profile. Each candidate will have a GECKO Executive Search formatted CV for easier comparison during your review process.

GECKO Executive | The GECKO Recruitment Process | Step 5: Client interviews and candidate briefing

Step 5: Client interviews and candidate briefing

We will arrange interviews with your chosen candidates, and give them guidance on the style and format of the interviews. We will fully brief them on the opportunity, to ensure that they have a detailed understanding of the role, your company, career progression opportunities and any other information that will facilitate a perfect match between what the candidate wants and what you can offer. This thorough briefing (and screening) process means that you can get straight on with exploring specific areas of interest when you meet them, rather than starting at the very beginning.

GECKO Executive | The GECKO Recruitment Process | Step 6: Feedback from interviews

Step 6: Feedback from interviews

We will discuss your views on each candidate, and provide you with feedback from them. Where agreed we will arrange further interviews.

GECKO Executive | The GECKO Recruitment Process | Step 7: Post-placement support

Step 7: Post-placement support

We know that the recruitment process doesn’t end with you hiring a candidate; that’s why an important part of our service is post-placement support. Once the candidate is in position we will track their progress and make sure everything is going smoothly.

GECKO Executive Search | GECKO Recruitment - serving across all of the UK, remote recruitment process

Remote Sites

It can be particularly difficult to source skilled staff for remote sites. Our goal is to make this process as seamless as possible for you and your recruitment function. We will take on any assignment for remote sites or challenging areas of the UK, and help provide you with the best talent within that location.

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The communication from the GECKO team has been excellent. They listen to our requirements, take on board our feedback and update us every step of the way. I look forward to further developing our relationship with GECKO and building on what has been a very promising start.