“Where there is open and honest communication. When people aren't pressured into making a decision. When recruitment is done right. High retention rates are achieved.

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


Whether you want to work 100% of your working week remotely from home or a local co-working space, split your week hybrid between home and the office; or work 100% of your time from our new Head Office in Brighton (complete with a sea view) - the choice is yours! We have the technology, infrastructure and management support to offer a truly flexible approach to where and how you work.

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 micro-management. You will be measured and assessed on quality outputs not KPIs, so we trust you to work hard to hit the targets and fulfil the aspirations you set for yourself.

Reasons to join Harvey John


We like to be open about how our employees rate us on sites like Glassdoor, with a 4.8 star rating, 100% recommendation rate and 100% approval of the Managing Director. To read reviews that show the behind-the-scenes perspectives of our team, go to our Glassdoor profile.

Reasons to join Harvey John

Learning & Development

Woven into the fabric of our culture is a passion for learning and pushing ourselves to be better. Your growth is our growth, and that is an attitude we all share. We believe that empowerment and autonomy bring out the best in people.

Reasons to join Harvey John


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.

Benefits to shout about

A truly market leading quarterly commission structure offering up to 50% on ALL billings.

Additional quarterly & annual cash bonuses for performance indicators such as £50K+ quarterly performance, high average % fees.

The best communication and connectivity tools including Linkedin Recruiter Licence.

Take advantage of our flexi-time scheme (39 hours per week, core hours 10am to 4pm and early Friday finish). Flexible working from day one e.g. part-time or condensed hours.

A proven Remote Working and Hybrid Working policy in practice since before the global pandemic.

Plus the option to buy additional holiday as well as sabbatical leave for long-serving staff.

And additional holiday for Christmas when our MD gets in the festive spirit!

Choose your pension scheme with higher employer matching

  • Employer match up to 7% salary for senior staff.

  • Choose your own pension scheme - that’s right, you’re not tied to the one we’ve chosen.

  • Want to make a voluntary contribution? We’ll add an extra no-strings-attached 10% onto this to help you build your pension pot!

Exceptional in-house training from external coaches and our fine-tuned development plan.

Additional external courses and programmes in accordance with your career aspirations.

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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.

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