About Us

The Candidate has a strong and successful heritage within the Agency market. With one of our Directors, Colin Telford, co-founding the successful Affiliate agency ROEYE, we set out recruiting for both networks and independents and the first ever placement made at The Candidate was at a large, full-service Agency.

Fast-forward 8 years, and we are still operating in this market across the North West, having built up Digital and Client Services teams from scratch, enhancing Creative departments with contract and permanent talent, providing top tech talent and headhunting Senior and Leadership appointments.

Our key motivation is to get to know YOU as an agency; what makes you different, what are your USP’s, what makes your culture stand out to prospective employees, what do you offer your clients and how do you work. We use this to match you with the best people in the market, who fit your values and ethics and that we believe will fit into your team and culture!


The roles that we recruit

We have experience of recruiting and placing each and every role that falls within the Agency remit, at junior to MD level. These include:

  • Client Services
  • Project Management
  • Development and IT
  • Data and Analytics
  • CRO
  • Designers/Creatives
  • Strategists/Planners
  • Digital: PPC, SEO, Paid Social/Social Media, Affiliates, Programmatic, Display
  • Marketing Managers
  • Content/Copywriters
  • Media Planning/Buying
  • Public Relations
  • Operations Manager

Having experience of both permanent and contract recruitment, we’re able to service the solution you need the most!

Check out our latest jobs here.

For information on recruiting check out our Agency Digital Marketing Recruitment Guide here!


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Call us now

+44 161 833 1044


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