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The Royal Parks case study

The Royal Parks is a charity that manages over 5,000 acres of diverse parkland, rare habitats and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across London. These include Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and St James’s Park. They also manage other important public spaces, including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens. Their locations are among the most visited attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.


Our work with The Royal Parks


Tarka Talent started working with The Royal Parks at the end of 2023. We were engaged exclusively on the recruitment of a Head of Strategy role, which we successfully placed into their leadership team. Since then, we have also supported with their search for a Planning & Benefits Manager role. 


Why work with a specialist recruitment agency?


The Head of Strategy role had been open for a number of months when The Royal Parks engaged our specialist recruiters. Their internal talent team had been working with a different recruitment agency who was struggling to find the right calibre of candidates. The job description required a blend of strategy development and execution and delivery, which was complicating the search process.

Our recruiters worked closely with the business’ leadership and internal recruitment team to identify the requirements of the role. We arranged regular catch-ups with The Royal Parks to ensure that all parties were alligned on the progress made and the recruitment timeline.

Ultimately, both roles were filled successfully with “very strong candidates”. Our recruiters managed the entire process, ensuring that the preferred candidates accepted the offers made by The Royal Parks.


Client reviews

Amrita Raval
Recruitment Advisor
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"We would like to thank Jamie for helping us place for the Head of Strategy and Portfolio Office - it has been a great experience working with you and Tarka! From start to finish, the service we have received has been very professional and Jamie has provided us with some very strong candidates. Communication has also been seamless!. Jamie and Tarka Talent are a great company to work with."

Our successful candidates

Ciorstaidh McWilliams
Planning & Benefits Manager
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"Jamie helped me find a new role that aligned perfectly with my skills, experience and interest. Throughout the entire process he was he was so thoughtful and genuine, he really gave me the confidence I needed to pass my final interview and secure the offer! Thank you so so much Jamie!"

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