our story

Melius represents the alignment of our experiences in recruitment, education, HR and consultancy.

It is born from the professional expertise of our leadership team and the experience of organisations we have worked with who indicated that a key aspect of business growth is to be able to find the right people in the first place.

The shortage of key recruitment skills and the cost of an empty desk is one prime reason hampering many organisations desire to scale up. 

By creating Melius as a career development organisation, we have built a framework to unlock growth by addressing skills shortages, lack of developmental opportunities and short-termism in workforce design.

our leadership team

Dave Pye

Client Services

T: 01245 407601

E: dpye@meliuscareers.com

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Dave heads up our client facing activities working with clients to identify and implement the most effective workforce solutions.

Dave is a recognised business leader with a 25 year background in the professional services and recruitment sector.  

He has had a wide-ranging career leading one of the UKs largest staffing organisations which employed over 800 people, through rebranding, acquisition and growth, and has also worked as CEO with a number of smaller boutique and niche businesses.

Chris Hodson

Performance at Work

T: 01245 407602

E: chodson@meliuscareers.com

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Chris heads up our onboarding, training and development activities that underpin performance and retention.

Chris is a highly skilled leader with a strong track record of business development and commercial success, gained primarily in professional services environments.

His strengths and interests lie in the development of innovative solutions and ways of working, the creation of well-motivated teams and effective models for service delivery.

David Morley

Career Choices

T: 01245 407603

E: dmorley@meliuscareers.com

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David heads up our candidate facing activities, managing our recruitment campaigns, selection activities, our campus engagement programmes and diversity agenda.

David is a highly skilled networker and relationship developer both as a business owner and within the corporate sphere.

He has led successful teams for some of the UK's largest professional recruitment organisations.

Vanessa Lynch

Talent Management

T: 01245 407604

E: vlynch@meliuscareers.com

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Vanessa heads up our talent management advisory programme working with Melius clients to shape their workforce strategies.

Vanessa is a highly experienced HR, wellbeing and corporate culture professional who has worked for global companies in the UK and Australia.

Vanessa contributes a wealth of experience from assignments with Arup, Samsung and American Express.

Kayleigh Smith


T: 01473 857140

E: ksmith@meliuscareers.com

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Kayleigh heads up our candidate response management activities, working with applicants to qualify our understanding of their attributes and potential.

Kayleigh manages our Spark Hire video interviewing platform to enable candidates to bring their CVs and job applications to life.

Kayleigh brings three years experience working with businesses and individuals to create career-building learning programmes.


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current opportunities

Our current growth trajectory means we're always keen to talk to high calibre professionals from across the staffing sector looking to make an intelligent career move that will enhance the scale and capabilities of Melius.

Melius provides interesting projects, a good quality work environment, sensible work / life balance, strong development opportunities and a reward structure that fairly incentivises and recognises your contribution.

How to Apply

Take your time to find out more Melius and its founders, then get in touch directly with Chris Hodson to discuss the opportunities available and why you'd like to join Melius.

Our selection process involves video interview, capability assessments and face to face interview with our leadership team.

We're looking for intelligent professionals seeking to make a long-term career move that will transform their prospects, horizons an earnings potential.

If you think Melius could be your next career move we'd love to hear from you.

Search Consultant

Base to £30,000  First Year OTE £60,000

We are looking for an experience recruiter with a professional services / technical background to join our search practice.  This role will be working on retained and exclusive contingent assignments for Melius clients, as well as contributing to the development of our retained client base.

You will be looking for the opportunity to shape the future of Melius as well as your own career by joining our start-up team during an exciting growth phase.

Let's talk.

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