Looking to Recruit?

PCL is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a long history of placements within the communications industry. We combine our collective expertise with flexible working procedures, uniting our clients with the best candidates across the UK and Europe.

Depending on the level of the brief, we offer contingent network and retained executive search across the following disciplines:

  • Public Relations & Media Relations
  • Public Affairs and Government Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • CSR and Sustainability
  • Community Relations
  • Digital Communications and Social Media
  • Publications
  • Events
  • Market Access

Our clients will receive a comprehensive, thoughtful response to any brief coupled with informed commentaries. Our efficiency is based upon thorough understanding of a brief and an appreciation of the organisational culture as well as a schedule of regular client communication.

Along with candidate sourcing and the utilization of our extensive network, we can draw from a wealth of experience to provide advice on all aspects of search and selection, market changes and talent cultivation.

If you would like to discuss how we might work together, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0203 892 3220 or

Our Client Commitment 

We are flexible by nature. We do not insist upon fixed methods and are happy to work with any client’s preferred procedure.

When working with a client for the first time, we favour meeting for an initial consultation to best understand the organisation.

We never submit a candidate by whose ability, temperament or commitment to perform a role we are not convinced.

Every candidate submitted will have been interviewed by one of our consultants, will have been briefed on the organisation and the role, and will have provided consent for submission. Within the pre-determined time frame for each brief, we provide CVs, commentary and, if requested, a candidate statement.

PCL operates within the highest standards of confidentiality.


PCL was instrumental in getting Portland up and running. We had a run of early client wins and had to pedal very fast to get a quality team in place to help service the business. PCL were efficient, knowledgeable, sharp and fun to deal with. They understand our need to build a high-end agency with the very best talent and continue to be an important factor in our growth. 

Tim Allan, CEO

Thank you for helping us recruit our Government Affairs teams in Brussels and London. Your professional guidance on the candidates was much appreciated, and they are now fully up and running. Thanks again.
Andrew McCall, Director, Global Government Affairs

I have worked with the team at PCL for years and always find they take a no-nonsense, client orientated approach to finding good candidates and matching them to the roles we are looking to fill.
Emma Cerrone, COO

PCL was instrumental in helping me find the right job. They took proper care and time to match up my skills and experience with potential career paths. The support and professionalism I received during the interview process was invaluable and I recommend their service to anyone looking for the next move.
Head of Communications, Publishers Association

I continue to rely on PCL for my recruitment needs. Over the years, the team has repeatedly found numerous high calibre candidates for me. They are thorough, discreet, and have an unfailing instinct to source the right candidate.  
Olivia Cullis, Director of Corporate Comms UK and Europe