“Losing the straight jacket and being able to think like a human being, that's what motivated me to start Harvey John.

Having spent many years working at a FTSE listed recruitment firm, where KPIs were drummed into us and time on the phone was the measure of your performance, I knew recruitment could be better. It wasn’t until joining another firm that I saw how recruitment could be done, and I wanted there to be one more company in the industry that operates this way.

As a team, we collectively aim to exercise a positive influence on the industry we represent and, as a business, show the same commitment to your ongoing development, training and progression. This is what drives us as a business, and this is why we feel we’re different.”


David Waddell, Managing Director


Reasons to join Harvey John

Grow with us

Woven into the fabric of our culture is a passion for learning and pushing ourselves to be better. Your growth is our growth, and this is an attitude we all share.

Reasons to join Harvey John


Adopting new and unconventional ways of working is an inherent part of our philosophy. Our traditional values and appetite for innovation can make you truly agile.

Reasons to join Harvey John


Empowerment and autonomy brings out the best in people, so instead of generic KPIs you’ll have individual goals. And as a small business, every voice matters.

Reasons to join Harvey John


There are no external pressures telling us how to make a profit. We’re self-motivated and expect you to have your own ideas and be free from micromanagement.

Reasons to join Harvey John

Wealth of experience

At Harvey John, you’ll have proven strategies to work with, successful recruiters to bounce ideas off, extensive industry insights and an established presence in the market.

Reasons to join Harvey John

Challenger mentality

As a business, we’ve got the luxury of 14 years’ worth of perspective, while still having the energy and ambition of a startup.

Reasons to join Harvey John


We like to be open about how our employees rate us on sites like Glassdoor; with a 4.9 star rating, 100% recommendation rate, and 100% approval of the Managing Director. To read reviews that show the behind-the-scenes perspectives, go to our Glassdoor profile.

Reasons to join Harvey John

Benefits to shout about

Highly competitive base salary | Commission scheme earning up to 50% | Quarterly cash bonuses | Annual bonus scheme | External training to meet your needs | Minimum 25 days holiday | LinkedIn Recruiter licence | Dedicated internal training | Everything else you'd expect including a top-quality fruit bowl!

Christmas Jumper Day | Dec '18
Comedy Night | Oct '18
Independence Day | Jul '18
Christmas Dinner | Dec '18
Beach clean up | Jul '18
Sourcing Summit UK | Jun '18
Pub quiz night | Nov '18
Independence Day | Jul '18
Sourcing Summit UK | Jun '18

Careers at Harvey John

Long-term investment in you

Our employer brand is not built around ping pong tables and beer fridges. It’s based on learning and development. We support you in every way possible, to get you to where you want to go.

Want to become a part of something great where your voice is heard? Where you can make a genuine contribution to the success of the business and secure your own future? Then become a part of Harvey John.

Work with us

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