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Ethical Headhunting
Specialising in gaming and entertainment

Ethical Headhunting for
the Gaming Sector

We hire great game developers for studios who will treat them right.

For our candidates, that means we prioritise things like:

  • A supportive and caring work culture
  • Interesting and fulfilling projects
  • No crunch
  • Fair pay
  • Fairness and respect for your work, time and needs!

Read just a few of our testimonials from candidates here!

For our clients, this means:

  • Access to our extensive personal networks of candidates, the latest trends and industry insights
  • We will work every role you trust us with until it’s filled
  • Our expertise with everything, including candidate selection, internal recruitment process, interview coaching, stakeholder management recruitment copywriting & advertising and onboarding
  • Full transparency in the form of catch-up meetings, search reports and a shared channel, enabling us to communicate in real time, which is vital in order to hire the very best candidates in this fast paced industry!


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What we do

Headhunting
Why do we style ourselves as Headhunters?

Because we work your roles until they’re filled, and we understand the pain of those hard to fill but crucial roles.

We understand that not every company can offer everything under the sun. 

We work alongside you to find individuals that are the right fit for your needs. You can be assured that your best interests are being represented, from the initial contact with a candidate, right through to offer negotiations. 
 
Advertising
We’ll create adverts for you that aren’t just a copy paste of a job description, but a bespoke piece of work that appeals to your ideal candidate.

They’ll be written from the perspective of the reader, addressing “what’s in it for me?” as well as truly selling the opportunity you have.

At the end of the day, all your advert needs to do is attract that one person you need, and once you know how to do it yourself, you can make your recruitment fees go further!
Managed Service

We’ve helped an indie studio grow their teams remotely and internationally to work on two fantastic and ambitious projects, as well as a new, post-acquisition AAA studio ramp up their recruitment.

By using a managed service with us, you get fully managed recruitment operations, all required documentation needed to run a smooth recruitment process and the benefit of our expertise in helping studios like you get the best they can out of their recruitment. 

Not every studio has the benefit of having their own internal recruitment team.

TEAM

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Managing Director & Knight
Tim Wood
With several years’ experience heading up Internal Recruitment teams and working in Agencies, as well as co-founding a creative copywriting agency in the past, Tim is perfectly placed to support Artists, Designers and Operational staff in finding the right studio for them! Whether it’s helping guide your career movements, implementing an entire end to end recruitment strategy for your business, or headhunting for that one role that seems impossible. Tim can advise you on everything you need to know when it comes to hiring.

When he’s not working, he can be found enjoying one of his many martial arts interests, including Fencing, Kung Fu and Historical European Martial Arts. As well as being an avid reader of Sci-FI, Fantasy, Horror and is a keen gamer, his favourite games include Age of Empires, FTL, Apex Legends and Mordhau!

In the summers, Tim performs as a Foot Knight with ‘The Knights of Royal England’. He’s also said to have eaten four large burger meals in one sitting and had a photoshoot with a sausage roll “for a laugh”.
Charisma
Sausage Rolls
Director & Oracle
Jenny Wood
With a scientific background that lead to a meteoric rise in the management of pharmaceutical clinical trials, Jenny now brings her considerable organisational and operational expertise to Write Finder as our Operations Director. From legal affairs to finances, Jenny ensures that not only we’re doing things right, but that we’re providing the high standard of recruitment service we all pride ourselves on delivering each and every day.

Jenny is also a qualified chiropractor for four legged animals, something that her two cats Khaos & Muku as well as our Head of Barketing, Thorin and Head of Puplick Relations, Aila, greatly appreciate!

In her downtime, Jenny enjoys games like Stardew Valley, Core Keeper and Terraria and can be found practicing photography, pilates and more recently rifle shooting!
Compassion
Cat Herder
Director & Wizard
Iain Parker
A specialist in Programming and Engineering roles, Iain has an excellent top-down understanding of the technologies involved in modern game development. He has a great insight into the motivations of highly specialized roles, and the needs of technical teams.

Iain is also a lover of comics (especially Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Batman), listens to dad rock, Berlin Techno House and is infamous in certain Dungeons and Dragons’ circles for his level 12 abjuration wizard.

He enjoys long walks in his native highlands, playing guitar or absolutely crushing a pub quiz. You should also ask him about his techno music making! Iain is also perhaps the worlds number one fan of hit reality show “Redneck Island”.

Iain’s top games include the Batman Arkham Series, Age of Empires 2 and Star Wars Battlefront 2
Mana
Knowledge
Headhunter & Bard
Lee Conley
When he’s not helping Art and Programming game developers find the right role for them, Lee is a highly experienced musician and guitar tutor. But he doesn’t just stop there. Lee is also a published indie author of the award-winning best-seller 'The Dead Sagas' series, a Norse style fantasy zombie horror series, and a writer of fantasy and horror fiction generally. To top it off, he is also the founder of “Bard of the Isles” literary magazine.

To unwind from a hard day’s headhunting and writing, Lee is an instructor in Historical European Martial Arts, specialising in English Longsword. He’s also an avid player of Total war, X-Com, Mount & Blade, and Kerbal Space Program, or generally any turn-based strategy game or management sim he can get his hands on!
Eloquence
Swordplay
Resourcer & Sniper
Robyn Taylor
An Artist and organisational extraordinaire, Robyn comes from a background of several years in project management and freelance art. When she’s not searching high and low for Artists & Designers, Robyn can be found walking her beautiful dog Mali, creating black and white illustrations of plants or playing through the latest MMOs and open world RPGs. She’s a huge fan of horror as a genre and is into her gigs too, particularly heavy metal!

Robyn is also a foodie and a connoisseur of roast potatoes and classic American snacks!

Some of Robyn’s favourite games include: World of Warcraft, Horizon, Assassins Creed, Ghostwire, Tomb Raider, Uncharted and The Last of Us.
Dog Petting
Speed
Barketing & Familiar
Thorin Wood
With well over 12 months experience in his specific branch of expertise.

Thorin brings a keen sense of what’s going on and boundless energy to the team.

When he’s not barking at people outside of the home office he can be found having sniffs in the bushes, zoomies in the garden or chewing a nice beef scalp on his bed.
Barking
Zoomies

Our ethos

Candidates:

We only work with Games Studios who don't crunch their staff to oblivion, who pay their staff fairly and are the kind of people we'd work for ourselves.

Because when you’re job searching, it can be exhausting and time-consuming, not to mention the emotional toll it can have.

We're considerate of that fact and considerate of you.

So, if you want to find the role that's right for you and your needs, get in touch with us via our contact form if you’re unsure who to ask, or contact one of the Team directly here.

Games Studios: 

Do you find the recruiters that work on your roles never listen, despite the fact you’ve given them your brief?

Are you spammed with profiles that don’t really meet what you need?

Fed up and looking for another way to fill the vacancies you have?

Write Finder's approach is the opposite of the 'mud against the wall' tactics you've been put off by.

Rather than getting spammed with a million CVs that don't match what you're looking for, you'll get people you could work with.

Both you and the candidates you want to reach will know where you stand, because both of your best interests are represented and matched up, throughout the entire search.

So if you're looking for a better way to find the right people for your vacancies start by getting in touch with us via our contact form, or message one of our lovely team directly!

Job Board

Sometimes, the right thing to do for your career and development is to move jobs.

Have a look at the latest ones we’re recruiting for and find your next move here...

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Testimonials

Here’s what some of our lovely clients and candidates have to say about working with us!

"Can't thank Write Finder and especially Iain enough for all his help in landing me my new role! The role is a perfect fit and can not wait to start! Iain has the perfect balance of professionalism and charisma which made working with him such a privilege. Throughout the duration of the application I felt well informed and advised. Would highly recommend anyone looking to change jobs in the games industry to look no further then Iain and the team at Write Finder.Thank you again for all your help."

Anthony

"13/10 would recommend!

Tim revolutionised my opinion on headhunters. Unlike most of his peers, he bothered to go through my Artstation portfolio and LinkedIn profile before making contact, so he was able to offer a role that fit my skills and interests like a glove.

He was exceptionally well informed about the job, the project and the studio, his response time is phenomenally fast and he is noticeably dedicated to getting everyone involved the best deal possible - even though in my case, it meant a ton of legal red tape that I myself didn't know the first thing about.

In addition, Tim is a lovely person, fun, empathic, easy to talk to and highly professional at the same time.If you're looking for a new role in games, you'll definitely want this knight at your side."

Jennifer

"I am extremely thankful to Iain at Write Finder for helping me explore possible roles and landing one that we both agreed is in my interest.

Communication with Iain held great insight for my career path, as he displayed professionalism and understanding, whilst being friendly and easy to talk to. Iain did a superb job at informing, updating and tracking.

Genuinely a pleasant person to connect to that is really determined to get you to your destination.

Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Iain if you are interested in the video games industry and would like meaningful support. Thank you for all the help!"

Matt

"Iain is one of the best recruiters I have ever met. The proposed role was perfect for me.He is nice, comprehensive, empathic and will do everything possible to match your demands.He will always keep in touch with you and inform how the interview process is going on.I strongly recommend him to people looking for their dream job in the video game industry.Thank you so much Iain."

Tara

"Tim's character land's itself amazingly to this industry. He has tenacity on the side of the client like myself. Able to joke, find humour in hurdles. Knows when to be serious and close out the hiring process. I can't imagine how much additional stress would have been added without Tim's help. Thanks Tim! Lets make sure it's a while before we work together again! :)"

Jeremy

"Iain has been great! He approached me with a role which was exactly what I was looking for, supported me every step of the way. I'm now working at a job I love and enjoy, and this is thanks to Iain! Could not recommended him highly enough!"

James

"Iain is a great recruiter to work with, the role was one that fit my experience and he worked hard to manage the expectations of the role and iron out any problems."

Steven

"I strongly recommend the services from Iain Parker. He was really the one who make the things happen to me over the last few months. Always available for a quick call and the perfect conduit to lead my application process to a new company. I can't recommend him highly enough."

Yves

"At the time of speaking with Tim I wasn’t actively looking for a new role, however I passively saw an advert that sits within a bucket list space for me.

The knowledge around his client was exceptional, his approach was informative, and his process was straightforward. He has a clear passion for gaming which amplifies his credibility in this market sector.

Everything was laid out at the very beginning including time scales, job scope and process. He did a great job taking my experience and selling it to his client. The process was therefore very quick and straightforward as all parties had the required information to move things along.

I highly recommend Tim to anyone looking to secure their next role and I look forward to his support and collaboration as I become a client of his."

Jack

"Tim is simply amazing. he connected with me on a very personal level very quickly. He is very professional and I felt as though he understood my vague job search requirements better than I did. Which he did.

Tim didn't hit me with 5 jobs a day, he has a much more patient approach maintaining friendly relations until he hit me with the perfect job. It was exactly what I needed but didn't know to look for! I would recommend anyone in the video game or wanting to get started in the video game industry to reach out to him. He matched me and my new employer with incredible alacrity and put me first every step of the way, with preparation meetings and debriefs, making sure that this was both the perfect role for me and that I was the perfect candidate for my new position!

Reach out, he is very friendly, a true knight!"

Adam

"I highly recommend Tim if you’re looking for a new job.

Tim helped me get a position in Berlin.
The whole time he was great, giving me regular updates, advice, and worked with me to figure out what I needed, while never being pushy.

He’s professional and has a really good understanding of games industry roles.
Just have one Skype call with him and I’m sure you’ll see he knows his stuff and that he’s a really fun guy. He’s easy to talk to because he treats you like a friend, while doing a damn good job at the same time.

Tim also negotiated on my behalf to get me the best offer, not just more money but a remote set up that worked for me.
He seems very good at finding the right role for the right person, and was a refreshing break from other recruiters all contacting me about the same few jobs and companies.
From our talks it’s clear he cares about the people he recruits, he has high moral standards and wants you to end up in a workplace that treats you right."

Ed

"Tim’s clear passion for the companies he works with shone through when speaking to him about job opportunities. Having spoken to a fair few recruiters, his style really stood out to me as someone who genuinely wants to find the right people for the right positions. I would recommend working with him to any of my game development pals!"

Meg

"Iain has been absolutely awesome to work with and I can happily say that with his help I was able to secure an amazing offer for an incredibly enticing job opportunity! One which I'm looking forward to starting! His friendly and respectful approach to headhunting was an absolute pleasure to experience and I couldn't recommend him enough"

James B

"Tim provided the most high quality and best recruitment experience I've ever seen or even heard. He really cares for getting you the absolute best roles and goes the extra mile when needed.If you need recruitment for games, look no further than Tim!"

Zach

"I had the pleasure to cooperate with Tim in the most professional recruitment process in my game dev career. He took care of everything - from the initial contact with the studio to the finalization of the contract - as smoothly as possible with a satisfactory outcome on all sides.Last but not least, Tim is a really nice person and a passionate gamer so I can recommend him to anyone willing to change something in their careers."

Bartosz

"From the first message Tim was polite and professional, bringing my attention to roles that no other recruiter had presented me with. Throughout the application process Tim was responsive and attentive, keeping me informed on what was going on, offering encouragement throughout and clearly championing me to the employer as well - as I ended up receiving an offer! After receiving the contract, he read through it and even brought my attention to a couple of clauses that I'd only skimmed over myself, which was appreciated.In summary, Tim is friendly, professional and attentive. It's been a pleasure!"

Jacob

"Tim Wood might be one of the best recruiters I've been dealing with until now. Utterly prompt to help me with any question and news about the whole process, from the 1st interview to the final stage. A good sense of humor helping to relieve the stress of the interviews and very friendly, giving motivational feedback in each process. Thanks, Tim for finding me on this fish tank and getting me a nice position in the Games Industry."

Marco

"Tim found me an excellent position that was a perfect match for my skills and experience. He was extremely quick to respond to questions, listened to everything I said, and always kept me updated. He's also a delight to work with. Easily one of the best recruiters I've ever met."

Mary

"Can't thank Write Finder and especially Iain enough for all his help in landing me my new role! The role is a perfect fit and can not wait to start! Iain has the perfect balance of professionalism and charisma which made working with him such a privilege. Throughout the duration of the application I felt well informed and advised. Would highly recommend anyone looking to change jobs in the games industry to look no further then Iain and the team at Write Finder.Thank you again for all your help."

Anthony

"13/10 would recommend!

Tim revolutionised my opinion on headhunters. Unlike most of his peers, he bothered to go through my Artstation portfolio and LinkedIn profile before making contact, so he was able to offer a role that fit my skills and interests like a glove.

He was exceptionally well informed about the job, the project and the studio, his response time is phenomenally fast and he is noticeably dedicated to getting everyone involved the best deal possible - even though in my case, it meant a ton of legal red tape that I myself didn't know the first thing about.

In addition, Tim is a lovely person, fun, empathic, easy to talk to and highly professional at the same time.If you're looking for a new role in games, you'll definitely want this knight at your side."

Jennifer

"I am extremely thankful to Iain at Write Finder for helping me explore possible roles and landing one that we both agreed is in my interest.

Communication with Iain held great insight for my career path, as he displayed professionalism and understanding, whilst being friendly and easy to talk to. Iain did a superb job at informing, updating and tracking.

Genuinely a pleasant person to connect to that is really determined to get you to your destination.

Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Iain if you are interested in the video games industry and would like meaningful support. Thank you for all the help!"

Matt

"Iain is one of the best recruiters I have ever met. The proposed role was perfect for me.He is nice, comprehensive, empathic and will do everything possible to match your demands.He will always keep in touch with you and inform how the interview process is going on.I strongly recommend him to people looking for their dream job in the video game industry.Thank you so much Iain."

Tara

"Tim's character land's itself amazingly to this industry. He has tenacity on the side of the client like myself. Able to joke, find humour in hurdles. Knows when to be serious and close out the hiring process. I can't imagine how much additional stress would have been added without Tim's help. Thanks Tim! Lets make sure it's a while before we work together again! :)"

Jeremy

"Iain has been great! He approached me with a role which was exactly what I was looking for, supported me every step of the way. I'm now working at a job I love and enjoy, and this is thanks to Iain! Could not recommended him highly enough!"

James

"Iain is a great recruiter to work with, the role was one that fit my experience and he worked hard to manage the expectations of the role and iron out any problems."

Steven

"I strongly recommend the services from Iain Parker. He was really the one who make the things happen to me over the last few months. Always available for a quick call and the perfect conduit to lead my application process to a new company. I can't recommend him highly enough."

Yves

"At the time of speaking with Tim I wasn’t actively looking for a new role, however I passively saw an advert that sits within a bucket list space for me.

The knowledge around his client was exceptional, his approach was informative, and his process was straightforward. He has a clear passion for gaming which amplifies his credibility in this market sector.

Everything was laid out at the very beginning including time scales, job scope and process. He did a great job taking my experience and selling it to his client. The process was therefore very quick and straightforward as all parties had the required information to move things along.

I highly recommend Tim to anyone looking to secure their next role and I look forward to his support and collaboration as I become a client of his."

Jack

"Tim is simply amazing. he connected with me on a very personal level very quickly. He is very professional and I felt as though he understood my vague job search requirements better than I did. Which he did.

Tim didn't hit me with 5 jobs a day, he has a much more patient approach maintaining friendly relations until he hit me with the perfect job. It was exactly what I needed but didn't know to look for! I would recommend anyone in the video game or wanting to get started in the video game industry to reach out to him. He matched me and my new employer with incredible alacrity and put me first every step of the way, with preparation meetings and debriefs, making sure that this was both the perfect role for me and that I was the perfect candidate for my new position!

Reach out, he is very friendly, a true knight!"

Adam

"I highly recommend Tim if you’re looking for a new job.

Tim helped me get a position in Berlin.
The whole time he was great, giving me regular updates, advice, and worked with me to figure out what I needed, while never being pushy.

He’s professional and has a really good understanding of games industry roles.
Just have one Skype call with him and I’m sure you’ll see he knows his stuff and that he’s a really fun guy. He’s easy to talk to because he treats you like a friend, while doing a damn good job at the same time.

Tim also negotiated on my behalf to get me the best offer, not just more money but a remote set up that worked for me.
He seems very good at finding the right role for the right person, and was a refreshing break from other recruiters all contacting me about the same few jobs and companies.
From our talks it’s clear he cares about the people he recruits, he has high moral standards and wants you to end up in a workplace that treats you right."

Ed

"Tim’s clear passion for the companies he works with shone through when speaking to him about job opportunities. Having spoken to a fair few recruiters, his style really stood out to me as someone who genuinely wants to find the right people for the right positions. I would recommend working with him to any of my game development pals!"

Meg

"Iain has been absolutely awesome to work with and I can happily say that with his help I was able to secure an amazing offer for an incredibly enticing job opportunity! One which I'm looking forward to starting! His friendly and respectful approach to headhunting was an absolute pleasure to experience and I couldn't recommend him enough"

James B

"Tim provided the most high quality and best recruitment experience I've ever seen or even heard. He really cares for getting you the absolute best roles and goes the extra mile when needed.If you need recruitment for games, look no further than Tim!"

Zach

"I had the pleasure to cooperate with Tim in the most professional recruitment process in my game dev career. He took care of everything - from the initial contact with the studio to the finalization of the contract - as smoothly as possible with a satisfactory outcome on all sides.Last but not least, Tim is a really nice person and a passionate gamer so I can recommend him to anyone willing to change something in their careers."

Bartosz

"From the first message Tim was polite and professional, bringing my attention to roles that no other recruiter had presented me with. Throughout the application process Tim was responsive and attentive, keeping me informed on what was going on, offering encouragement throughout and clearly championing me to the employer as well - as I ended up receiving an offer! After receiving the contract, he read through it and even brought my attention to a couple of clauses that I'd only skimmed over myself, which was appreciated.In summary, Tim is friendly, professional and attentive. It's been a pleasure!"

Jacob

"Tim Wood might be one of the best recruiters I've been dealing with until now. Utterly prompt to help me with any question and news about the whole process, from the 1st interview to the final stage. A good sense of humor helping to relieve the stress of the interviews and very friendly, giving motivational feedback in each process. Thanks, Tim for finding me on this fish tank and getting me a nice position in the Games Industry."

Marco

"Tim found me an excellent position that was a perfect match for my skills and experience. He was extremely quick to respond to questions, listened to everything I said, and always kept me updated. He's also a delight to work with. Easily one of the best recruiters I've ever met."

Mary

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