Aspen Interim

Aspen People are able to provide individuals who can offer support for short term, long term, fixed term or rolling style contracts.


Business critical interim roles can typically cover; CEO, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, Project Management as well as Transformation & Turnaround.

We source high quality candidates for Interim roles across six key specialist sectors. In each one, we can evidence a genuine depth of knowledge and a vast range of experience.



Our reputation for going the extra mile with clients has become synonymous with our brand and we’re immensely proud of the powerful track record we’ve managed to build across our six specialist sectors.

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“The Chamber sought Debbie’s support for the recruitment of an interim Regional Executive Director role as we required some extra help to find the right individual after some initial open advertising. Her insights were invaluable both in terms of how we were expressing what we wanted job description wise but also suggestions of how the market was currently behaving and candidate expectations. She sourced several excellent potential candidates for us to interview and we have been absolutely delighted with the candidate we appointed. She cuts right to the chase and sees and understands the needs of both the recruiting company and the candidates as equal in importance which I believe is essential to get the right fit. I would highly recommend working with Debbie and have since passed on a number of candidates to her for advice and as potential future clients.”

Alison McRae – Network & Partnerships Entrepreneur, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce


Through direct links to the first class networks that our Directors and Consultants have built up over many years, candidates are impressed by our access to unique leadership positions. In many cases, some that are not even advertised.

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Debbie placed me in a fantastic interim role with changing faces. She was informed, helpful and highly skilled at aligning the organisation’s and candidate’s needs. Personally and professionally she was a joy too – I highly commend her!”

Marie McQuade – Candidate

“Over the last four years, Aspen People has helped me to secure two high quality senior interim positions with Scottish housing associations. They are well connected in the sector and have built up a good knowledge of the workings and culture of housing associations. They are approachable and clearly have the confidence of the clients they represent. I would commend them to any housing association senior officer looking to extend their careers into their early retirement periods.”

Lawrie West – Candidate

Charity & Not For Profit

We work in partnership with many Charities and Not-For-Profit organisations across Scotland helping them to find the best leadership talent available and to remain agile, effective and commercially robust. For each we provide Leadership, Executive Search and Board services and are resolutely focused on ensuring that we expertly match roles and responsibilities with people and purpose.


We work across the entire education, qualification, and skills sectors, identifying inspirational talent for the most sought after professional and academic leadership roles in Universities, Colleges and Schools as well as the sectors that support the advancement of learning, skills, and economic development. We bring a measured, knowledgeable and empathetic approach to finding our clients remarkable talent.

Local Government

Aspen People are committed to identifying and recruiting inspirational leaders who enhance the effectiveness of critical services delivered to the public and within this remit, Local Authorities are no different. We have delivered senior executives including CEOs for big cities as well as to remote and fragile communities. We have also provided bespoke services to the leaders of all service functions where our independence, market intelligence and professional experience adds tangible value to the partnership.

Health & Care

Our National Healthcare system provides a vital public service and Aspen People have always supported the search for critical talent within the corporate management structure of both acute sector and other critical support agencies. We deliver many clinical specialist and leadership appointments across the NHS and other organisations who support the delivery of health and care.

Housing Associations

As Scotland’s ‘go-to’ executive search consultancy in Housing, we understand the people needed to lead the sector, the services that Registered Social Landlords provide and the regulatory and compliance issues that often present challenges. Aspen’s partnership approach offers guidance that is bespoke to each individual client and our track record of successful delivery is second to none.

Government Agencies

Aspen People are trusted by many Non Departmental Public Bodies of Government who deliver public services, strategic policies, commercial, executive and regulatory functions on behalf of ministers. Although the corporate skills are entirely transferrable at leadership levels across many sectors, Aspen appreciates the uniquely differing complexity nuances that exist, as well as the depth of organisational understanding required in each leadership team.