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.

Want to use your expertise and ideas to help motivate a global agency? See below for our current opportunities.

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Greater Manchester

The role of Talent Acquisition Advisor will see you work join our established Talent Acquisition Team working across the Havas Lynx Group in Manchester and London. You will provide support in recruiting roles across a range of disciplines, including Strategy, Creative, Digital and Client Services.

Reporting to the Head of Talent Acquisition, you’ll carry out a full 360-degree recruitment role, from taking initial briefs from hiring managers to sourcing, engaging, and manging candidates through the process.

We’re a sociable team who are consistently supportive of one another and are passionate about bringing the best talent in the market to Havas Lynx. We’re also a mature team, unincumbered by unnecessary targets and KPI’s, which allows us to focus on the job at hand.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Attracting and engaging the best relevant talent in the market using direct methods such as LinkedIn, advertising, networking, and our internal database, amongst others
  • Capturing the attention of passive candidates to consider what we can offer them in a competitive market
  • Thoroughly evaluating candidates, asking probing questions to determine their suitability
  • Using your in-depth knowledge of the role requirements to seek out “less obvious” candidates in the market
  • Managing candidates and hiring mangers through the interview process, from initial contact to offer
  • Creating engaging social media posts with tailored messaging
  • Championing and raising the profile of the Talent Acquisition team
  • Supporting on the delivery of strategic projects

Who we’re looking for:

  • An experienced recruiter who has a clear understanding of the full recruitment lifecycle - previous experience of recruiting in our industry would be great, but isn’t a must
  • Someone who can build and maintain meaningful relationships with key stakeholders
  • A clear understanding of the MS Office suite

What we offer

  • Pension
  • Extensive Healthcare cover
  • #LXAcademy – our bespoke training programme for personal and professional development
  • Season ticket loans for travel
  • Seasonal working hours
  • Wellbeing programme – yoga, football, running club and more
  • Office dogs
  • Drinks trolley Fridays
  • Plus, lots, lots more

Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist

Greater Manchester

The role of the Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist will see you supporting the team to resource talent across Creative, Digital, Client Services, Strategy, Shared Services, Operations, Media, and Science in both Manchester & London.

The primary function of this role is to identify and engage the best candidates in the market using direct methods such as LinkedIn, networking, referrals, advertising, and social media, amongst others. You’ll also be joining a successful, sociable team who are incredibly supportive of one another.

This is an important and challenging role. As the global market leader in our industry, we’re dealing with majority of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in the world. Our clients are demanding, and we strive to deliver excellence. To do that, we need the great people.

We’re looking for someone who has previous experience in a similar role, whether that be in an external recruitment agency or in-house. If you had previous experience in our sector, that’s great. If not, no problem. First and foremost, we need someone who has a solid grasp of the tools and strong interpersonal skills.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Identify and engage the best talent in the market using direct methods such as LinkedIn, networking, internal referrals, advertising, and social media, amongst others
  • Initial scoping of candidates to check for suitability against the role, culture fit
  • Gaining an understanding of prospective candidate’s requirements
  • Creating and nurturing talent pools for future hiring needs
  • Gather detailed data pertaining to salary, benefits, and market trends
  • Conducting research and market mapping to support the identification of potential candidates
  • Joining briefing meetings to understand the needs of hiring managers
  • Supporting on projects that feed into the wider recruitment strategy

 What you’ll need:

  • Proven sourcing experience in a similar role where you have successful identified and engaged hard to find talent
  • A clear understanding of sourcing techniques and channels (Boolean search, social media etc)
  • Previous experience of using applicant tracking systems
  • Strong communication and influencing skills to position our company as the employer of choice within our sector and ensure a strong candidate experience
  • An ambition to develop a career in recruitment and an enthusiasm to always learn more
  • A good understanding of the Microsoft Office suite
  • An approachable, friendly attitude

What’s in it for me?

  • ‘Thoughtful Working’ post pandemic – split remote and office-based working (pilot programme)
  • 20 days holiday, plus additional 3-day discretionary Christmas shutdown, offered on top of your annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance connected to length of service (with the option to buy more)
  • Early Friday finish throughout the year
  • Extra early Friday finish during summer months
  • Late Monday start during winter months
  • Wellness Wednesdays with extended lunch hours
  • Wellbeing programme – yoga, football, running club, hiking and more
  • Season ticket interest free loans for travel
  • #LXAcademy – our huge bespoke training programme for personal and professional development
  • Life insurance
  • Company pension
  • Medicash healthcare benefit
  • Enhanced parental return to work scheme
  • Office dogs
  • In office drink trolley Fridays
  • And the best, fully paid for, company parties and socials!

Client Development Manager


Growth Manager

As an award-winning integrated communications agency, we are committed to bringing about change in healthcare; change informed by experience, driven by innovation, and proven in delivery. Recognised as Healthcare Agency of the year at Cannes, we are continuing to disrupt the status quo in healthcare comms.

We are a team of more almost 450 people in Manchester and London, with a history of over 30 years and an ever-evolving future. Take a look at our social media channels for a glimpse of what we get up to via @havaslynxeu on Instagram and Havas Lynx Group on YouTube and Facebook. 

Our Role

An integral member of the Havas Lynx Group (HLG) Growth Team. Owns purposeful growth and assigned business development across HLG to drive high quality and consistent Growth offering across the group.

Role responsibilites

  • Carry through the vision and approach of the HLG Growth team to the agency level to support a culture of winning pitches and proposals
  • Own RFI and Proposal development for assigned opportunities
  • Support Go/No-Go process when determining agency response to pitches, including conducting early bench research to qualify opportunities
  • Push thinking on agency differentiation and experience impact throughout BD process:
    • Confirm right resources are in place / are engaged appropriately
    • Help pitch lead to identify approach and guide story and presentation development
    • Provide feedback and guidance to strengthen presentation: push to elevate the quality of each and every engagement
    • Attend rehearsals for pitches to coach on red-thread story, presentation style, and facilitate Q&A brainstorming
    • Fulfill the same role on multi-agency pitches as needed
  • Own pitch and post-mortem process for assigned opportunities
  • Partner with Chief Growth Officer and Partnership Director for pitch training initiatives
  • Own ad-hoc Growth Team initiatives as required
  • Partner with Chief Growth Officer and Partnership Director for Growth planning workstreams with agency leadership, maintain ongoing dialogue and drive follow up on individual basis
  • Own data-collection on pitch performance for assigned agencies and partner with Chief Growth Officer to develop and implement recommendations to improve performance
  • Support agency-level marketing efforts as needed in conjunction with the marketing team (i.e. social media, thought leadership publication etc.)
  • Support and help drive core capes presentation development/refinement
  • Own the Library, Briefcase and other key growth resources
  • Work closely with Growth Executives to prioritise workload, delegate effectively and ensure resources are high quality and current
  • Develop and implement recommendations to strengthen Growth team offering
  • Encourage and facilitate collaboration across disciplines, markets, agencies 
  • Stay current on important industry trends, agency competitive set, and product categories
  • Ability to influence across all levels
  • Display the utmost attention to detail and the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks and requests, especially as pitch timing and priorities shift

Your experience 

  • 4+ years of advertising/marketing/communications experience
    • Preferably with a combination of business development, account and/or strategy and ideally experience with professional and consumer/patient
    • Strong history of successful pitching
  • Thorough understanding of healthcare marketing
  • Strong organizational capabilities, persistence, responsiveness
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (external and internal)
  • Excellent management and oral/written communication skills
  • Excellent PPT/Keynote skills
  • Excel, Indesign, Sketch skills a plus
  • Proactive mindset

What we offer

  • Hybrid working – split home and office-based working
  • #LXAcademy – our huge bespoke training programme for personal and professional development
  • Enhanced parental leave plus one-year return to work benefit
  • Medicash healthcare cash plan
  • Life insurance
  • Full wellbeing programme including organised sports - yoga, football, running club, hiking and more
  • Early finish on Friday’s throughout the year plus extra early finish during summer months
  • Later start on Monday’s during winter months
  • Wellness Wednesdays extended lunch hour to focus on wellbeing
  • 28 days holiday (inc. bank holidays) plus additional 3-days as part of discretionary Christmas shutdown
  • Increasing holiday allowance connected to length of service
  • Auto-enrolment pension
  • On-site financial advisors
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Office dogs
  • And the best, fully paid for, company parties and socials!

This advertised post is with Havas Lynx Group, 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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