4 July 2023


Latest!! Jobs of the week.

Victoria: £40k-£45k

Borough Market: £30k

Soho: £32k-£36k

See current jobs for more details.

CVs asap to barbarah@harrisonpursey.co.uk

13 October 2020


Working with London's leading creative and media companies.

We all know that the job market is challenging at the moment, but it’s important to stay positive and optimistic. Opportunities may be limited but being pro-active is the best way to kick start it, so if you are a client looking to recruit permanent or temporary staff or if you have experience in the media and creative sector and are looking for a new role (or just for some help and advice), please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

See under ‘current jobs’ for typical roles.

Emails and cvs to barbarah@harrisonpursey.co.uk

February 12th 2014

Calling all clients and candidates

seek ... find ... fetch ...

Looking for a friendly, professional and helpful agency? Harrison Pursey has solid experience in placing permanent, contract and temporary support staff with London’s leading media and creative companies.

If you are a client looking for high calibre staff or a candidate looking for your next great role, please get in touch now.


seeking the best candidates
finding great jobs
fetching quality briefs from award-winning clients

30 May 2012


We are delighted to have been awarded an on the spot pass during our recent REC inspection and to receive professional recognition for the high standard of our recruitment practices and processes.

Each month the REC carries out inspections in order to ensure their members are working to the high standards demanded from their Code of Professional Conduct and that they are compliant with relevant legal requirements. The scheme is a key part of their strategy to raise standards within the industry and promote their members as professional recruiters.

The REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) is the professional body dedicated to representing the interests of the UK’s recruitment industry. We recommend that all our clients and candidates should only work with REC member agencies. Please contact us if you would like any further information.

AWR 1 October 2011

The new regulations will have extensive implications for both temp agencies and clients in terms of administration/record keeping and potential liability for any breach of the regulations.

Factsheets are available for clients and temps summarising the Regulations and their impact. Please email barbarah@harrisonpursey.co.uk if you would like a copy.

Please note that while we will endeavour to provide as much help and guidance as possible it is your responsibility to ensure that your actions and processes are compliant.

13 September 2011


From 1 October 2011 the new Agency Worker Regulations came into force with implications for temporary workers, temp agencies and clients.

The aim of the Regulations is to ensure that temporary workers receive equal treatment in terms of pay and working conditions after they have completed a 12 week qualifying period. Factsheets are available for clients and temps summarising the Regulations and their impact.

Useful websites are: www.bis.gov.uk (Department for Business Innovation and Skills) and www.rec.co.uk (Recruitment and Employment Confederation)

HARRISON PURSEY urge candidates to register

Harrison Pursey is urging candidates not to solely rely on checking our current jobs page - the turn around on briefs is so quick at the moment that within a week a job offer can be made which includes first and second interviews. The process can happen so quickly that 80% of the time we do not get the chance to advertise. It seems that candidates are only applying for jobs that they see advertised ....they do not realise they are missing out by not registering with Harrison Pursey earlier !

Please do not miss your opportunity - call us ASAP and get registered for permanent, contract and temporary assignments


Harrison Pursey has been successful in their pitch to be chosen as a preferred agency for HR positions within the WPP group.

This will give us the opportunity to work on HR briefs at all levels with the group companies which include agencies such as Hill & Knowlton, RKCR, Y&R, Ogilvy, JWT, Mindshare, MEC and Mediacom. Harrison pursey were selected out of 11 agencies and will be one of 5 preferred suppliers. This is a great opportunity for us to further develop our HR contacts and candidates and strengthen our relationship with WPP who we have been working with for 5 years on the PA and support staff PSL. Harrison Pursey seek find and fetch Media/Creative HR people.


Harrison Pursey has been selected for the 5th year running as one of WPP's preferred recruitment suppliers for PA, secretarial and support staff.

WPP is the world leader in marketing communications and owns some of London's top agencies covering sectors from advertising and branding to media buying and PR.

January 2009


Help us to support you by supporting us and we will reward you with £100 gift voucher from TopShop, John Lewis or M&S - your choice!

If you are happy with the service that we have provided and are confident to recommend us, we would like to offer you the opportunity to receive a gift voucher to say thank you (*subject to the terms below). Whether you recommend us to a candidate who we then successfully place in a permanent role or you introduce us to a client that we go on to make a permanent placement with, we would like to show our appreciation.

* terms - The client or candidate you introduce us to must be new to Harrison Pursey and not somebody we have already worked with. The candidate we place must stay for the qualifying placement period which is either three or six months depending on the client, at which point we will pay the voucher of your choice.



paws for thought ..........

It is a strange thing, love. Nothing but love has made the dog lose his wild freedom, to become the servant of man. D H Lawrence

With eye upraised, his master’s look to scan, The joy, the solace and the aid of man; The rich man’s guardian, and the poor man’s friend. The only creature faithful to the end. George Crabbe

There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog. Konrad Lorenz

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained. Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things. Walt Whitman

In the beginning god created man, but seeing him so feeble, he gave him the dog. Toussenel

No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets the better friend he is. Will Rogers

Great men have great dogs. Otto Von Bismarck

In life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend. Whose honest heart is still his master’s own. Who labors, fights, lives, breathes for him alone. Lord Byron

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. Alexander Pope

Living with a dog is easy – like living with an idealist. H L Menken

The reason why a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. Annonymous

Dogs are the only creatures gifted to serve us beyond the call of duty. C W Meisterfield

DOG – A kind of additional or subsidiary deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship. Ambrose Bierce

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better. George Bird Evans

Dogs never lie about love. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

harrison pursey………seek find fetch


Harrison Pursey help lead the way with a new code of practice launched by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) for the Marketing, Media and Communications sector, to help and advise candidates, clients and recruitment agencies.

The aim of the code is to set a standard that professional recruitment agencies will aspire to reach and to help stamp out unethical practice and behaviour in the recruitment industry.

There are three parts to the code; one is a Code of Practice for recruitment agencies and the other two are intended as guidance for clients and candidates. Harrison Pursey was one of a small group of agencies involved in the formation and development of the codes. ‘We fully support any initiative that will help to raise standards and endorse the agencies that work to high professional standards. The new codes will give candidates and clients confidence that they can expect a high standard of conduct and service if they choose an MMC member agency’ says Barbara Harrison. If you would like a copy of either the client or candidate guidelines, please email Barbara at barbarah@harrisonpursey.co.uk For more information on the REC, please go to www.rec.co.uk