Specialist Recruitment Agency

Finding the right candidates for your business.

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Specialist Recruitment for the Legal, Education and Finance Sectors

James Ray Recruitment are a people-first recruitment agency. We have offices in Beverley and serving Hull, East Yorkshire and the surrounding area. In 2024, we also launched our Liverpool office, working with top clients and candidates in the Northwest, including Manchester.

Our team combined has decades of experience in recruitment at some of the region’s largest firms. When we established James Ray Recruitment in 2022, we wanted to do things differently and put people first.

We know that hiring the right staff is one of your biggest decisions. At James Ray we go above and beyond to ensure that any candidate we put in front of you has the right knowledge, skills and experience to be a success in your business. We take the time to get to know you and your company culture, ensuring that our candidates are the right fit.

For our candidates, we work with you to get you into your perfect-fit role. Our specialist recruiters work with you every step of the way, from finding out your skills and experience, learning about your career goals, to placing you in front of your dream company.​

In short, we work tirelessly to put the best people in front of the best companies.

Companies

Join some of the region’s most well-known companies and let us take care of finding the best candidates to join your team. Our sector specialists take the time to understand your industry, brand and goals to ensure we only put the right people in front of you.

Candidates

Our highly skilled specialist sector teams are on-hand to connect you with your dream roles. Our network includes some of the region’s best employers, and our hard-working recruiters work to ensure you’re matched with the ones who fit your goals.

Why Do Companies Choose James Ray Recruitment?

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Team Ethos

James Ray Recruitment fosters a partnership between our clients, candidates and specialist recruitment staff. We all work together to deliver the best recruitment experience for all parties.

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Experienced Recruiters

Our specialist recruitment team have over 15 years of experience. Our depth of knowledge means that we can guarantee you the right results, quickly and efficiently.

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Recruitment-Ready Candidates

Our trusted clients choose James Ray Recruitment because we consistently deliver perfect-fit candidates, with the right skills and experience to make a difference in your business.

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Client Satisfaction

We know that our main purpose is to provide a valuable service and help our clients and candidates get a great result. We focus on people first to build long-lasting relationships.

Our Clients

We're proud to work with some of the best employers in the region, from small businesses to national and international companies.

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Our Specialist Sectors

Legal Services Recruitment

Our specialist legal consultants have vast experience of both recruitment, and working within the legal services industry. Our unrivalled knowledge of the sector means we can provide the best candidates for your legal firm, whether you’re looking for a solicitor, legal secretary or a legal executive.

Education Recruitment

Our specialist legal consultants have vast experience of both recruitment, and working within the legal services industry. Our unrivalled knowledge of the sector means we can provide the best candidates for your legal firm, whether you’re looking for a solicitor, legal secretary or a legal executive.

Meet The James Ray Recruitment Team

Luke Bottomley - Director of James Ray Recruitment

Luke Bottomley

Director

Kat Patchett - Senior Recruitment Associate at James Ray Recruitment

Kat Patchett

Senior Recruitment Associate – Education

Evie Shepherd, a Trainee Recruitment Associate at James Ray Recruitment

Evie Shepherd

Trainee Recruitment Associate – Legal

Paige Lautman

Talent Acquisition Assistant

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Tom Metcalfe

Senior Recruitment Associate

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Katie Dixon

Senior Talent Acquisition Assistant

I've worked with many recruitment companies and generally found the process disappointing. When Rachel and her team reached out I was slightly hesitant but having met in person, I realised, quite quickly, that they operated differently. They took the time to get a real understanding of our company culture, to help them identify what makes a successful hire within our business. Within a week they had sent me three fantastic profiles, all of which met the requirements for a senior marketing role. I found the service throughout the process both professional and efficient. They kept me updated and communicated really well. I would recommend that anyone looking to source a specialist within the marketing industry contacts James Ray recruitment.

Benjamin Watkinson – Creative Director – G F Smith