Q&A with Ross Young, Business Manager – Interim Recruitment

Ross Young

We caught up with Ross Young, based in our Aberdeen office, to find out what it’s like to work on-site with clients on long-term interim assignments.

Hi Ross. Tell us a bit about your role with Hunter Adams.

I am currently the Business Manager for Recruitment and Interim. I have been with Hunter Adams for almost 6 years and in that time I have covered a number of long-term recruitment interim assignments, from PLCs to SMEs. My usual work scope is to execute end-to-end recruitment whilst improving or implementing all processes in the talent cycle. When not running volume projects I work on executive search.

What did you do before you came to work for Hunter Adams?

Before joining Hunter Adams I worked in oil and gas recruitment both in the UK and the USA.

Describe the best part of being on a recruitment interim assignment.

When working on an assignment we tend to be working in close partnership with the leadership team which is fantastic for professional development.

And your least favourite part?

No sooner than you’ve establish credibility within the business it’s time to move on and start over again.  That and not having a parking space!

How does being on an interim assignment differ to traditional recruitment?

On interim assignments you need to hit the ground running, reduce costs and fill every role; often with no external recruitment support, systems or paid advertising.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Playing golf, or should I say, trying to play golf! I like being outdoors and spending time with my family.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

I recently had lunch with and my childhood sporting hero, Michael Edwards, AKA Eddie the Eagle!


For more information on our recruitment interim service get in touch with us at team.admin@hunteradams.co.uk.