Our team is looking for a dynamic, passionate, and results-driven Head of IT Recruitment to lead, manage and grow our software engineering staffing practice and team. The ideal candidate would have experience in the world of IT recruitment and a hands-on understanding of sourcing and driving new business, while growing an exceptional talent database.

Bluegrass Digital is an innovative software development company, based in Cape Town, working with local and international clients. We design and build products and platforms for a range of customers from funded start-ups to large global enterprises. Our solutions are technologies built on Microsoft Azure, covering core practices in mobile applications development, and web content management solutions.

We are a fun bunch of geeks and code lovers, who exceed expectations, are eager to learn and continually delight our clients. We are honest, ethical and punctual professionals, who although technical thinkers are able to communicate well with clients, teams and non-techies.

This is a permanent full-time position, working in a hybrid or remote capacity. It is ideally suited to a candidate based in Cape Town for occasional in-office meetings.


  • Growing our staffing division including business development, account management, candidate sourcing & placements.

  • Delivering on our customer needs by matching their requirements with quality candidates.

  • Onboarding new clients; sourcing new clients; client management; researching and sourcing potential candidates; screening applications; supporting and growing the hiring team and

  • Continually growing our candidate talent database

  • A tertiary qualification coupled with a referenced track record of at least 5-10 years technical (IT or software engineering) recruitment agency roles and/or client side is essential.

  • To bring the cutting-edge innovation and motivation this role requires, you will need to exhibit a high energy, target driven enquiring mind coupled with an obsessive attention to detail and a self-driven passion for success.

  • An excellent ability to interact professionally and communicate across management, staff and client level is non-negotiable.

  • A solid understanding of software development and cloud technologies and terminology is required.

  • Excellent IT administrative skills using tools likes Office365 Suite, Excel, Slack, MS Teams, Xero, is essential.

In return, we offer you a market related salary + commission. You will have the opportunity to build and grow a successful, profitable division with a flourishing digital business, the sky is the limit!