Recruiting staff

Recruiting directors and managers



Every limited company must have at least one director. Directors are appointed by the shareholders as the people who can best run the company on their behalf.

Directors have a range of responsibilities in areas such as health and safety, tax, and employment law. There are serious penalties for not meeting these responsibilities which makes appointing the right director very important.

There are also restrictions on who can become a director. People who may not become directors include anyone who:

  • has been disqualified by the courts from becoming a director
  • is an undischarged bankrupt, unless they have permission from the courts
  • is under 16 years of age

For information on the appointment of directors, see recruiting company directors and running a company or partnership.


You may wish to take on someone to cover you while you're away so that you can spend more time growing the business. Consider whether it would be a good idea to appoint someone to whom you can delegate the day-to-day running of the business.

When preparing the job description, the advert, and the interview questions, you will need to keep in mind the additional qualities, experience, and skills the candidate will need to take on the managerial role.

See recruitment forms and templates.