Holden Knight is a UK based healthcare recruitment agency that specialises in recruiting the highest calibre healthcare professionals from the best healthcare systems in the world exclusively for our clients in the United Kingdom and Middle East.


Holden Knight is a leading healthcare recruitment agency operating in the UK and the Middle East healthcare markets.  We have specialized in the sourcing and selection of elite medical professionals for our clients in global healthcare markets from our base in the UK for over 10 years. We have placed our candidates in UK, UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman and continue to expand our global footprint.

Our flexible business model and strategic use of technology allows us to excel in the rapid sourcing, screening and selection of candidates.

We also fully appreciate differences in the health systems and the challenges of relocating internationally, so we will always be here to provide support and answer any questions you might have.

We recruit Hospital Doctors, Consultants, GPs and Nurses for permanent and fixed term roles. We cover all levels – from Training and Consultant positions to Clinical Director or GP Partner appointments.

Whether you’re looking for a permanent move, or want to travel without making your career take a back seat, we’ll not only help you find the right role in the right location, but we can help make the process as straightforward as possible for you.

Holden Knight is currently recruiting for many vacancies for doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the Middle East. Positions are available across:

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE (including Dubai and Abu Dhabi)

One of the most attractive aspects of working in the Middle East is the tax free salary. In addition to the base salary, add such benefits as free accommodation, travel allowance, medical cover and bonus schemes on completion of contracts.

For many who have worked in the Gulf States, they have had the experience of a lifetime, made life long friends, travelled the world and returned home financially secure.

With the professional language being English, a multi-national workforce and the working methods often mirroring those of European countries, you should find settling into your work easier than you might expect.

At Holden Knight we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality service to all of our clients. For over 10 years we have worked with clients across the Middle East to source and recruit elite medical talent for permanent and locum positions. We provide retained and contingency services as well as specialist Executive Search / headhunting and managed recruitment campaigns.

In addition to our recruitment services, we offer free consultation on recruitment processes and information about the recruitment market. Our consultative approach provides guidance and knowledge ensuring that the most appropriate solution and the most suitable candidates are provided for your organization.

Here at Holden Knight we pride ourselves on doing things differently. Our vision is to be the recruitment partner of choice for healthcare professionals worldwide and with such an ambitious target we need a different way to approach recruitment.

What differentiates us from the rest?

If you want to get in touch out of working hours, no problem!

Our consultants are available 24/7 to ensure we are always around for you.

Do you want access to exclusive vacancies?

We work with some of the most well renowned medical institutions across the industry along with some of the best independent practitioners around to offer you an excellent choice of vacancies throughout the Middle East.


We work with prestigious clients in the UK and the Middle East, many of which are internationally accredited. Our experienced Recruitment Consultants visit our clients on a regular basis, making us well informed and able to talk knowledgeably to our candidates about the opportunities which each client offers.

We work with world-class hospitals in the Middle East, many of which are internationally accredited. Our experienced Recruitment Consultants visit our client hospitals on a regular basis, making us well informed and able to talk knowledgeably to our candidates about the opportunities which each hospital offers.


Looking for the right candidates can be a time consuming and expensive process. Our goal is to simplify this process, making the recruitment of medical staff affordable and convenient for you.

A very successful method of finding suitable candidates has been through our referral scheme where we offer incentives for every referral placed, this can include cash amounts, red letter days out etc.
We have a healthy advertising budget and target specific sites, journals and Medical literature to reach our target audience in the most effective manner. Holden Knight has well-established ways of advertising and attracting high calibre candidates from all over the world. We will discuss your needs and use our advertising and executive search techniques to comply with your specific requirement.
Holden Knight employs highly trained sales professionals who are experts in executive search and selection. Our research indicates that 40% of job seekers are passive in the market and not actively looking. We headhunt according to our clients’ requirements and have successfully placed Heads of Departments and Chairmen using this method of recruitment.
Holden Knight has a database of over 5000 global Healthcare professionals covering all specialties and sub specialties. We supply our clients with Western Qualified candidates from the USA, UK, Canada and Europe. We now also have many HAAD Licensed candidates readily available.