John Lavictoire


The Seymour John business model is built around niche specialisms, enabling us to provide our clients with best-in-class services in each particular field. John is a leading expert in public sector and not-for-profit recruitment. As such, we were keen to bag him to head up our newly formed specialist team. He joined us in 2016.

He began his career as an accountant, working in Australia and the UK. It was in 2004 that he made the switch to recruitment, joining a FTSE-250 business, where he developed his business strategy and high-end search and selection expertise. It is this specialist expertise that is generating demand for his services from clients across the whole of the UK.

As John says: “Finding the right cultural fit for not-for-profit and public-sector organisations is as important as a technical skill set and professional qualifications.” And it’s John’s uncanny knack of getting under the skin of an organisation and flair for truly understanding what makes it tick that sets him apart.

Outside of work, John has two young children, who love the outdoors and keep him on his toes. He is a huge Aston Villa supporter (well someone has to be, I guess). He enjoys biking and the gym, where he’s doing a shed load of stamina work to help him keep up with the kids.

Contact details


Telephone: 07921 480947

John Lavictoire