Raising standards in recruitment.

As an independent recruitment agency in York and Chester, we’ve been helping businesses grow and candidates transform their careers since 1998. With a listen first, talk second ethos and a strong focus on connecting the right clients and candidates in the right way, we’re the area’s leading agency for permanent, temporary, and fixed term recruitment.


Challenging the recruitment status quo.

We’re a recruitment agency like no other. Here, there are no pushy sales tactics. No ‘bums on seats’ agenda, and no questionable ethics. Just great service from specialist recruiters with an amazing ability to bring the right clients and candidates together in the right way.

As a boutique recruitment agency in Chester and York, we recruit for roles in Accountancy and Finance, Sales and Marketing, HR, Office Support, and Procurement and Supply Chain.  We listen first, talk second, and strongly believe that if we prioritise people, profit will follow. That’s why, unlike many recruitment agencies, we focus on relationships, not revenue. It’s also the reason that 87% of our clients come to us through recommendations, 76% choose to work with us exclusively, and 100% of our active candidates would recommend us to a friend.

So, whatever you’re looking for – whether you’re a client looking for a temporary or permanent hire, or a candidate looking for an executive-level or graduate job – you’ll always get our 5-star service. And we’ll always put our all into helping you meet your goals.


100% of our active candidates would recommend us to a friend.


The area's leading agency for permanent, temporary, and fixed term contract recruitment.

"I would highly recommend Charterhouse Recruitment and will certainly use them again in the future."

"Charterhouse Recruitment were recommended to us and now we know why. From the outset to the end, they were great."

Claire Copeman

"Will we do this again with Charterhouse? Without a doubt!"

"The process was easy! Good updates, quality interviews, and only great candidates.""

Lee Karpinski

"So many recruiters treat you like a money-making machine. But Charterhouse treat you like a person."

"I unreservedly recommend them to anyone new to the area, transitioning career, or needing help to find a 'good fit."

Kate Teachman


Specialist recruiters for specialist job roles in Chester and York.

and Finance



and Marketing

Supply Chain
and Procurement


About our 5-star service.

Done the right way, recruitment services help businesses thrive, and people realise their true potential. We wholeheartedly believe that if you prioritise people, profit will follow. So, we focus on relationships, not revenue.

We don’t mis-sell or oversell. We don’t ‘CV-sling’. And we never steer you to make a decision for our own gain. Instead, we only put candidates forwards if we believe they’re a great match. We put you in the driving seat. And we always stick to our proven 5-star process. Combine that with the personable service our sector-specialist recruiters deliver, and it’s no wonder we’ve been paving the way for better recruitment for over 20 years.


1. Discovery

Finding your ideal candidates starts with a deep-dive discovery process. We’ll meet to learn more about your business, and the role you’re recruiting for. Then, we’ll agree on terms, so everyone knows what to expect.

2. Multi-Channel Attraction

Using multiple channels, we give ourselves the best chance of finding your ideal candidate. From searching through our established networks and 27,000+ social connections, to headhunting, asking for referrals, and posting on jobs boards, we leave no stone unturned.

3. Sourcing and Selection

Using a robust selection process, our specialist recruiters whittle down the long-list of applicants into a concise shortlist of high-quality, ideal-fit candidates. Then, we’ll share the shortlist with you via a Livelist.

4. Candidate Management

Our Livelist is an interactive, intuitive shortlist of candidates you access online (no more searching through your inbox to find CVs!) Here, you can review candidates and let us know who you’d like to interview. Then, we’ll handle everything from interview scheduling through to providing feedback to candidates.

5. Offer Management

You tell us who you want to hire, and we’ll do the rest, from coordinating offers to checking back in with you and the candidate at set periods. In most instances, it’s a match made in heaven. But if it’s not, we’ll work with you and reach a better outcome.


Why us?

With a relationship-first focus, we help you create more positive and long-lasting employee-employer engagements. And our proven processes and 5-star service ensure your experience of working with us is painless – enjoyable, even. Knowing we’re in your corner, you can look forwards to the future with confidence. Plus, there’s all this…

Stats, not sales chatter

We analyse what we do well, ad we do more of it. With Charterhouse you get local market specialists backed with a robust but slick process. We are consistent in our delivery. Want to know how long it takes from shortlist to interview? How long it takes to fill our temp roles? Just ask - we have all the data to back up our service. Speed without compromise.

3 Best Rated Winners

We have been in business for over 20 years so our network is vast. With decades of experience between us and over 37,000 connections we have the reach required to fill your vacancy or find your perfect job.  As a trusted, local agency we have featured in 3 Best Rated for the last 8 years. Whatever your recruitment challenge, let us solve it for you.

5 Star Google Rated

We are proud to have over 250 5-star reviews from our candidates and clients.  It is your best insight into how we operate – we let our customers tell you.  We prioritise people every time. Our team will listen, take the time to understand and resolve your challenge in a friendly, efficient, and straightforward manner.  No gimmicks here – just 5-star service.

Hiscox testimonial

“If you need an honest recruiter that delivers, you can rely on Charterhouse!”

“Our metrics showed candidates Charterhouse recruit for us stay longer and perform well. They are clearly experts in the art of finding candidates that align with our business. So now, they are our exclusive recruitment partner. Their diligence and frequent updates give me total confidence. And I genuinely look forwards to our account management meetings – it’s clear they’re here to help me, rather than sell, which is extremely rare in the recruitment industry.”

Sarah Battle, Hiscox