Jonathan Phillips

Director, Public Services North West

Known almost universally as “JP” to colleagues, clients and candidates alike, Jonathan is a public-sector recruitment specialist with over 25 years’ experience. As such, he’s joined us to develop our public-sector team in the North of England. Another Welshman (although, on this occasion, from the frozen wasteland of the North!), his experience also encompasses senior management recruitment for large corporates, as well as the specialist, boutique end of the market.

JP last worked with Seymour John’s founder-director, Mark Seymour, in the late 90s, and the stars have aligned once again to bring their careers together. His experience in recruiting for change and senior management professionals across the public and not-for-profit sectors is in-depth and diverse. Extensively well networked in the North West, he is known for his consultative and straight forward approach.

JP says: “This is an exciting opportunity to join a consultancy that not only has a dedicated public sector and not-for-profit specialism, but one that also takes an integrated approach to people resourcing. Working alongside our People & Change team now enables me to offer client partners complete people-resource solutions.”

Aware of his in-depth market insight, a key focus for JP is mentoring, helping connections unlock potential and maximise opportunities in successfully taking the next step in their career development.

Outside of work, JP has recently hung up his cricket boots and replaced them with a rapidly wearing set of golf clubs. At the weekends, he can often be seen rocking the pubs of North Wales as singer and keyboard player with covers band “Dinosaur”.

Contact details


Telephone: 07817 988490

Jonathan Phillips