Shared Services

Supportive, organised, up for a challenge, have an eye for detail, always evolving and adapting with the times

The team at the heart of the Havas Lynx Group – ground-breaking work can only come from an agency environment that supports and nurtures as much as it challenges and pushes. Our Shared Services team spans across Finance, Marketing, Facilities, Reception, HR, and Learning & Development – who, between them, make sure that the wider agency is in good health – physically and mentally. Each day, week, month, and year bring a fresh challenge for Shared Services – they are far-reaching roles meaning that not only do you perform the traditional aspects of your discipline but you get to be involved in unique initiatives where your ideas and input are always welcome.

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Head of Recruitment


We are Havas Lynx Group; a global healthcare advertising agency. We have a rich heritage of over 30 years industry-leading experience, plus an ever-evolving future. With a team of over 450 people based throughout Manchester and London, we continue to go from strength to strength and due to our ambitious plans, plus a series of new business wins, it’s critical that we continue to bring the best talent into the agency. We’re therefore seeking a Head of Recruitment to join us and play an important role in our success.

The role

As the Head of Recruitment, you’ll lead our internal recruitment offering. Due to client wins, our rate of growth is vast meaning there is a consistently high volume of vacancies to source. We have an existing internal team of three which you’ll lead – so you’ll need to ensure the right methods are used, ensuring vacancies are filled quickly, and with the right candidates. Whilst volume is high – we really do prioritise quality recruitment. Our people and culture mean everything at Havas Lynx Group, therefore it’s imperative that our Recruitment Team bring in those who are completely on board with our ethos and who match the skills and standard needed. We look for individuals who can see a long-term career with us and who add real value to the business.

Whilst this is usually a Manchester based role (although we’re working remotely for the time being) – the team will be sourcing vacancies across both the Manchester and London offices, so whilst it’s not essential, it would be ideal if you have an existing industry network in both locations. As we have specialist teams in house; we recruit for a wide range of vacancies, for example all levels of seniority across disciplines such as Science, Strategy, Creative, Technology and Client Services. Our main focus is filling permanent positions, but you will also need to be comfortable overseeing Freelance requirements, and managing the associated agreements in line e.g. prior experience of IR35 would be preferable.

Whilst you’ll need to really enjoy hands on recruitment and be comfortable rolling your sleeves up to source senior or niche vacancies where needed, this is a much wider role. We have a strong brand and are looking for a strategic thinker who can continue to take our recruitment strategy forward. We’d love to hear your experience of devising and rolling out innovative recruitment campaigns to address long-term business resourcing needs.

Stakeholder management is also key, so you’ll need to be a natural people person and able to quickly build rapport. From liaising with senior candidates and ensuring they have an incredible experience with us, through to working with hiring managers and Directors of the agency; keeping people updated as to your team’s activity and progress is important.

What we offer

  • 20 days holiday, increasing to 25 with length of service (with the option to buy more. Plus Christmas close and Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Medicash healthcare plan
  • A wide range of #LYNXLife benefits including, but not limited to, season ticket loans for travel, seasonal working hours, wellbeing programme etc.
  • Bespoke L&D, alongside plenty of opportunities for progression

To apply

To hear more about the role and start an initial conversation, please send your CV to

This advertised post is with Havas Lynx, part of the Havas Health network. More information can be found at You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram via @HAVASLYNXEU for regular updates. 

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Head of Recruitment (Manchester)