Stephen Menko



Stephen’s Recent placements

  • HR Director | Babcock
  • Global Talent Acquisition Director | Malvern Panalytical
  • HR Director | Clarke Willmott
  • Chief People Officer | Eriks
  • Head of Reward and Global Mobility | Danone

Stephen joined Frazer Jones in 2014 and initially established the human capital practice in the UK. Having worked in HR recruitment since 2006, he has a strong track record at manager, head and director level across financial and professional services as well as a broad range of commerce and industry clients.

His move to the Southwest in 2016 established a local footprint in Bristol, and he now manages offices based in Bristol, Birmingham, Dublin and the Southeast leading Frazer Jones regionally across the UK and Ireland.

These offices provide clients access to the Frazer Jones network throughout the UK, Ireland and our global presence, to attract talent regionally. They equally provide HR talent with consultants at Frazer Jones who not only live and understand their local area but also have a strong network with regionally based clients.

Stephen’s testimonials

HR Director | Defence

“Stephen’s care and professionalism is second to none. As a candidate, from the very first conversation where he was able to bring the role and organisation to life, to the call after I had started my new role, my experience was really first class.

His support throughout the process was excellent. I felt fully briefed and prepared ahead of each stage in the process and was able to properly download my experience afterwards with a thorough debrief. Possibly one of the most important things he did, was to help me figure out if the culture and leadership of the organisation was right for me. Critical not just for me personally, but so many HR professionals.”


HR Director | Seda Packaging Group

“Stephen is a rare talent. Empathetic, insightful, candid and encouraging. He helped me land a great role, understood the remit, gave me the right level of advice through the whole process and always followed up. Highly recommended as a professional with a keen sense of humour just to top it all off.”

HR Director | Malvern Panalytical

“I am incredibly grateful to Stephen as he really helped me when I was made redundant and my confidence had been knocked but was starting my job search in a tough talent acquisition market. He was supportive and encouraging but also a brilliant brand advocate for the company I was lucky enough to be chosen for. This has been cemented by talking to other candidates that Stephen spoke to about my role and who spoke highly of my new company.

Unlike other agencies I have worked with, he kept in contact with me throughout the whole process – any questions or concerns were genuinely listened to. He also kept in contact with me before I started and I got a check-in call once I started too.

As a candidate, I highly recommend using Stephen and Frazer Jones and as a client I feel confident that he represents our brand in the best way. Thank you Stephen!”

Reward Director | Ovo Energy

“Hugely professional is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Stephen. Amid the Covid pandemic Stephen found my profile on LinkedIn, contacted me and discussed a role he was working to fulfil for his client. He had clearly done his homework and accurately matched my skill set to the role he was urgently working to fill.

During the selection and interview process, which had the added challenge of being fully remote, Stephen provided timely guidance and information, in a friendly, approachable and supportive way to ensure I fully understood each step of the process.

Above all, I was really impressed with the end-to-end professional support Stephen provided: from initial contact, through interviews and by ensuring I was onboarded and settled in my new job. Yes, I got the role, and I am sure partly due to the support Stephen provided.

I know my recruiting manager is also impressed with Stephen and I am sure Frazer Jones regard Stephen as a true asset.

He certainly has my recommendation.”