Bridging Politics and Recruitment at Ellwood Atfield

I’m Josh, the newest addition to the Ellwood Atfield Talent Delivery Team.

The opportunity to study Politics at Royal Holloway University allowed me to develop my keen interest in political and current affairs. On graduation, I found my way into recruitment via Michael Page, where I specialised in finance roles across the NHS and Government in London.

It was always my ambition to combine the skills I learnt from recruitment with something I felt more personally motivated by: politics, economic and societal issues. So I was delighted when the opportunity to join Ellwood Atfield arrived earlier in the summer. It has been enlightening to see the huge breadth of organisations with communications and advocacy teams that we work with on a daily basis.

Ellwood Atfield’s team of talented recruiters and ex-industry professionals are not only wonderful colleagues to work with, but a source of expertise I continue to draw upon.

Whether it be working to shape legislation to improve the business environment, lobbying government on key social issues or running countrywide communications campaigns, the work our clients are doing has a real-life, tangible impact. Particularly now, when many organisations are looking to grow, it is fulfilling to be able to identify strong candidates who will help them to deliver on their advocacy goals.

Our office in Millbank Tower puts us in the heart of Westminster, yet our extensive network of contacts reaches far wider, delivering for clients across not just London but the whole of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It’s currently conference season, and while they are giving me some conference FOMO(!), it is great to connect and re-connect with candidates daily. That is, by listening to how we can support the people we engage with, their passions, and the impact they wish to make.

As clichéd as it sounds, I’ve already learned so much and can’t wait to hear much more about the interesting work our clients and candidates are undertaking.


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