Our specialist consultants and teams

Harry Marven

Consultant - Policy, Public Affairs, Advocacy and Campaigns

Harry has been working at Harris Hill for over two years and is our specialist for all things related to Policy, External Affairs, Advocacy and Campaigns, recruiting both domestically and internationally.

He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in French and German and has previously lived and worked in France and Germany. Having previously worked in social media and youth engagement for a national human rights charity, he now works to add value to social action, campaigning and third-sector influencing.

A self-confessed politics nerd, Harry is particularly interested in how real change happens; whether that’s through cross-sector, hand-in-hand partnership working, public mobilisation, political influencing or otherwise. Some of his favourite campaigns of the past two years include School Strike for Climate and the US-based March for Our Lives.

Harry’s an entrepreneurially-minded lover of animals and environmental sustainability, and is always on the lookout for recommendations for his reading list.

"Harry Marven and Harris Hill supported us with a recent recruitment drive to source a Head of Department for our charity. I cannot speak highly enough of Harry’s knowledge, experience, skill base and understanding of what we needed right from the get go.  

He spent quality time with us to ensure he had a really good appreciation not just for the skills required by us from a candidate but importantly the actual sort of person we were looking for in a holistic sense that fitted well within our culture.  

He took efforts to ensure he had a really good knowledge of who we are as an organisation and then understand what we really needed from an agency whilst being flexible and creating a bespoke service for us based on our requirements. The candidate pool sent over to us really hit the mark and I would not hesitate to recommend both Harry and the services of Harris Hill. He is a real asset to this agency and the recruitment arena as a whole.  

I personally very much appreciated his honesty, integrity and conversations as a critical friend when working through this drive.This goes a long way from a client perspective and we felt Harry had an exceptional understanding of commitment to customer service and excellent working relationships.Thank you Harry and Harris Hill and keep doing great work!"

Roopa Vyas-Smith, HR Manager, Gingerbread

Harry took the time to really understand what makes me tick and where I was in my career - this made a huge difference to the rest of the job-hunting process. Harry was a pleasure to work with - smart, proactive and supportive at all times. I had a great experience and would heartily recommend his services.

Duncan Lugton, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Centre for Justice Innovation

"Working with Harry is an absolute pleasure. With enormous empathy and curiosity, he takes the time to understand perspectives, motivations and absolute requirements in a way that few others do. I suspect this is a key reason behind his effectiveness. I have a huge amount of trust in him and would recommend him wholeheartedly to employers and candidates alike.”

Andreea Petre-Goncalves, Senior International Advocacy Specialist / Co-Founder of Flare Governance

“I have found Harris Hill and Harry excellent in partners in finding the right person to fill the Head of External Affairs role. There have been no issues and service has been delivered in a highly professional manner.”

Stuart Pocock, Chief Operating Officer, Renewable Energy Association

"I would warmly recommend Harris Hill and particularly their consultant Harry Marven. I have spoken with recruiters in the past and generally had a lukewarm experience, but Harry has shown me what a good recruiter can do - he was clearly really keen to find a role that made sense for me and had a good eye for what would fit for me. 

After more or less stumbling into him (he was running the recruitment for a job I applied for but did not get), he sent three jobs my way, all much more interesting than I had found on my own, I got interviews for all three and ended up with the one that was by far the best for what I wanted to achieve."

Andrew Weston, Policy Manager, Marine Society & Sea Cadets