At Hunter Dunning we believe in doing a job properly

As property recruitment specialists we pride ourselves on providing a service that is focused on quality rather than quantity,  building relationships with our clients to become their  long term recruitment partner.

Since 2004 we have successfully recruited candidates of every level within the property sector, both on a contract and permanent basis.

As genuine specialists in the field of property recruitment, our service can go way beyond the search for your next team member. We can provide advice and guidance throughout the entire recruitment process, from creating a job description to conducting interviews. We offer the level of assistance that suits you.

We recruit across the full life cycle of a property, including disciplines such as:

  • Planning
  • Land Buying
  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Investment & Acquisition
  • Development Management
  • Surveying (Land, General Practice, Quantity and Building)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Design Management
  • Commercial Management
  • Sales & Lettings
  • Customer Care
  • Property & Asset Management
  • Facilities Management

Four simple reasons to put your trust in Hunter Dunning

  • 1

    Specialist Knowledge

    Over a decades experience focusing property sector recruitment ensures that we have a full and complete understanding of our candidates and employers needs.

  • 2

    A truly tailored service

    As our testimonials describe, our time and effort is directed towards ensuring that we know each employer’s specific needs and requirements.

  • 3

    Advice and Guidance

    Whether you have questions about salary levels, market conditions or anything else, we are here to assist with every aspect of your recruitment process.

  • 4

    No success = no fee

    Unless we are successful in finding you the perfect candidate, there is no cost to our service.

Our Partners can't help saying nice things about us

  • “Design Group 3 Architects have used the services of many recruitment consultants to assist in the expansion of our practice. We have found Hunter Dunning to be responsive to our recruitment needs and always willing to work hard on our behalf. They seem to have access to a wide range of high caliber candidates who are all well briefed as to our business aims.”

  • “The recruitment service we have received from Hunter Dunning to fill our most recent senior architectural post has been very good and they have interpreted our requirements well. The calibre of candidates that were sent through to us for interview met our specification – we now have the right person for the role. I would recommend their services.”

    Ann Obeney (Office Manager)
  • “As a small practice wanting to take the next step and become RIBA registered, I approached Hunter Dunning, whom I have worked with in the past, with my requirement for a Senior Architect to take up a partnership role within my practice.  Within less than a week Hunter Dunning submitted a candidate who fitted my requirements exactly and who, in turn, was searching for this exact opportunity. This candidate is already proving to be invaluable to the practice and the big decision to take on a business partner was made a lot easier by the professional and thorough working practices of Hunter Dunning. I would not hesitate to recommend the Hunter Dunningf team as a truly specialist consultancy who understand the architectural market, really listen to my requirements and have proved to hit the mark first time”

    Jason Aldous (Director)
  • “Hunter Dunning dealt with our requirement in a calm and professional manner. They took pains to establish our requirement, job specification and preferred candidate profile to ensure that they understood the calibre of recruit for whom we were searching and why those qualities were important to our practice. They screened applicants thoroughly and presented us with a close match to our imagined ideal, whom we have employed. Ask me in twelve months’ time how our new employee has performed.”

    Peter Thomas (Director)
  • “We are extremely happy with both the level and speed of service that we have received from Hunter Dunning and are equally impressed with the professionalism and quality of candidates that we received.

    We have searched locally and nationally for quality Senior Landscape Architects for a number of months with no response but upon contact with Hunter Dunning this situation changed. We fully briefed Hunter Dunning on the role, project and level of quality that we were looking for and promptly received no more than 2 candidates from Hunter Dunning. There was no wading through 10’s of CV’s and we have subsequently employed both candidates.

    Candidate quality and a high-end professional service is what we require from recruiters and with that in mind Hunter Dunning would be our first port of call when next searching for Architectural staff.”

    Katrin Taylor (Associate)
  • “May I take this opportunity to thank you for the helpful and professional way in which you have looked after us, and I have no doubt that we will avail ourselves of your service in the future.”

    David Stubbings (Operations Manager)
  • “It is a pleasure writing a testimonial for Hunter Dunning.

    We have been very impressed by the rapid and thorough response in finding us a more than suitable candidate to fill a void at our company.

    We were received with a friendly and professional demeanor, they have gone out of their way to do the job to the highest standards and we would recommend them to anyone who is looking for the perfectly suited contract worker, fast.”

    Angie Richardson (Office Manager)
  • “We’ve been delighted with the help and service that Hunter Dunning have given us during the last few months.

    Hunter Dunning have provided us with a high quality architectural candidate, impressing us with both the efficiency and manner of their service.

    A pleasure to work with.”

    D Brown (Partner)
  • “We have been working with Hunter Dunning when our resourcing requirements mean we need new staff fast.

    The Hunter-Dunning team are always first to send us only quality candidates from which to interview –which means that we do not spend our valuable time sifting out those not appropriate to building our design teams.

    A first class service all round.”

    Neil Morris - (Director)
  • “Everyone in the industry knows how difficult it is to get the right level of staff at the right time.

    Recently Feilden + Mawson engaged Hunter Dunning to assist us with recruiting for our Norwich office. We were very impressed by their professional response, understanding our needs immediately and quickly identifying suitable candidates that allowed us to successfully recruit.

    We look forward to working with them again in the future.”

    Robert Todd (Partner)
  • “Lewis and Hickey have worked with Hunter Dunning for many years and the service has always been excellent — we have employed some high qulaity staff via them and have agreed long term conditions.”

    Tim Hall (Managing Director)
  • “Nightingale Associates recently engaged the services of Hunter Dunning in our search for an Architectural Technician for our Dartford Office. They listened to our requirements and forwarded appropriate candidates for our consideration. We subsequently selected a candidate and the placement has proved to be successful. We were pleased with the service provided by Hunter Dunning and continue to use their Architectural Recruitment Service to meet our recruitment needs at all levels.”

    Tom Crilly (Principal)
  • “It was a pleasure to work with Jayde at Hunter Dunning to find suitable candidates for the practice. Jayde took the time to fully understand the ethos of the practice, the type of lively office we are, of which i feel is key for an office of our size as this led to the right candidates being put forward. We are delighted it”

    Toby Howell (Partner) - Mithcell Evans LLP
  • “Our practice has been working with recruiters for the past year or so, and Fern is by far the best one I have worked with. She stands out from the crowd because she makes sure she understands the company, the culture and requirements for the position. It sounds obvious, but most recruiters do not really listen to our needs; she is all about the quality rather than the quantity, and this is priceless, saving everyone’s time.”

    Rachel De Cesaro (Project Manager) - Scenario Architecture
  • “I would highly recommend Hunter Dunning, as they have listened to all my requirements and worries. They have been amazing in finding me my next step in my career, stress-free. I would like to give a special mention to John Watson of Hunter Dunning who has kept me informed and understood my situation every step of the way.”

    Anthony Henriques - Architect
  • “Without a doubt, Gaby is one of the most friendly recruiters that I met.

    Gaby made this very stressful process easy on me and was always ready to answers my questions and reassure that the things are going to be fine! The entire recruitment process took only about one week, from the first interview to the offer confirmation. Gaby ensured that this process was easy to go through and I was always informed and up to date with feedbacks from employers and tips that could potentially help me to win position I wanted!
    Also, above it all, Gaby was great in envisioning the environment of work that I was hoping to be a part of, understood all my needs, skills and translated them into some very fruitful interviews and helped me to secure a position that I suited the most.
    The position that I held at the moment could not be a better match.

    I am ever so grateful for Gaby’s help and would highly recommend her!”

    Sylwia Lubian - Senior Interior Designer
  • “I am really pleased to have worked with Hunter Dunning for the search of my new role.   Fern was always very attentive from our initial conversations to moments after my role started, putting an eye on every detail and showing she did care about the course of the whole process. She delivered a prompt response to every doubt I had with both professional and friendly manners. I will definitely recommend her services.”

    Ignacio Fernandez - Project Architect
  • “Our business is one that requires senior, highly qualified staff, who in the main are already successful in their own right. Joe Synes and his team at Hunter Dunning have been able not only to identify candidates who meet the basic brief of qualification and requisite experience but also have been able to match our culture and values with that of the candidate. This we believe is the real skill, whereby a candidate that has been put forward by Hunter Dunning invariably will be interviewed by ourselves. They understand both our business and our staffing needs.

    A refreshing change from the norm in the recruitment word.”

    Phill Munford - Managing Director - Cowan Architects
  • “We have worked with Hunter Dunning since 2005 and following the decision to make a senior and strategic level appointment, engaged with the again in early 2016 to appoint an Associate.  In addition to genuinely understanding the sector in which they recruit, Hunter Dunning takes great effort to understand our business and our staffing requirements.    Hunter Dunning submitted a small number of good CV’s and we subsequently employed an excellent candidate who we remain very happy with. As a business we would look to hire junior and graduate staff directly but would always choose to work with Hunter Dunning when looking to appoint experienced or senior members of staff.”

    Mike Brown - Director - HNW Architects
  • “We have worked with Hunter Dunning for a number of years now and always receive a high level of service from them.  Jennifer quickly understands our needs as a practice and provides a well selected group of quality candidates, with communication clear and concise throughout the process.

    Hunter Dunning are and will continue to be our go to recruiters and we would highly recommend their services to both architectural practices and professional alike.”

    Jonathan Chattaway - Director - Atelier West

We are incredibly proud of the company we keep

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To talk through your recruitment plans, just call one of our team today. We will be happy to hear from you.