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Richard Maxwell

Senior Principal Consultant

+44 (0) 121 616 3474 +44 (0) 7494 326286

Richard has spent almost 12 years working in recruitment. Having worked for Paramount Recruitment at the start of his recruitment career, Richard is back and enjoying being part of the Paramount team for a second time. His last several years’ in recruitment have seen him become well known in the healthcare communications industry and a trusted expert amongst candidates and clients.

Richard’s focus at Paramount is on the client services side of healthcare communications for the South East region of England.

Richard spends his spare time with his wife keeping their busy toddler entertained. He also enjoys DIY, mountain biking and riding his motorbike when he gets a chance!

My Jobs


Richard has helped me seek my current role in a very short period of time. The portfolio of roles he proposed matched perfectly with my background and expectations. He is very professional and provided continuous support until the commencement of the role. I highly recommend him.

G.B - Senior Medical Writer

Richard has been such a great help over the last year helping me to successfully secure short-term contracts. He's been proactive, reliable and has definitely made my life easier!

G.Q - Freelance Communications Consultant

Richard did a thoroughly professional job in setting me up with an interview for a position that closely matched my background, skill set and personal preferences. The result was an exciting job offer that I was more than happy to accept.

F.B - Principal Medical Writer

Richard has been proactive in his approach for both contract work and trying to find a suitable permanent role. In comparison to other recruitment agencies in this field he has been outstanding.

D.L.R Account Director

I am freelance and move between senior consultancy projects, so I find Richard is a great support to have for the way I work. He is always up to date with who is looking for resource and has good contacts in the industry who he stays in contact with regularly and it shows. I would definitely recommend him to candidates and employers alike.

A.H - Freelance Communications

Richard is a very professional individual, one who has a deep knowledge of the roles he recruits for. Richard is very trustworthy, consistent and is always happy to help and answer any questions you may have regarding the role you are applying for. He is very easy to talk to on the phone and is very punctual when sending emails or making calls as he actions the things which he says he is going to do. What was nice about Richard in comparison to all other recruitment agents is the fact that he seems to go the extra mile and actually cares about his job and you as a candidate. I wish him all the best and thank him for restoring my faith in people at a time when I was considering different roles in my career.

K.T - Head of Operations

Richard is a pleasure to work with. Resilient, persistent, and hard working. Richard gives 100%. He is target driven and enjoys the limelight that comes with hitting target. He is a go-getter. It was a pleasure working with Richard and his attitude both in and out of work are exemplary.

I.A - Head of Product Delivery

Richard is an attentive consultant who proved to be effective, kind and very professional, without being pushy at any time, which I really appreciated.

S.B - Media Relations Manager

I was so happy with the support I received from Richard. I have never used a recruitment consultant before, and he made my life so much easier. He also gave me access to the best jobs in med comms. He is very friendly and reliable, and I would highly recommend working with him.

L.W - Freelance Account Director

Richard placed me in my current Job as a Senior Account manager, he was very professional and catered for my needs and negotiated on my behalf. I would recommend Richard to my colleagues if they were looking for new employment.

A.D - Senior Account Director

Richard contacted me regarding an opportunity and was in charge of my successful application for a post as a medical writer at Mundipharma Research. He was very professional and approachable throughout the whole interview process and kept me informed at all times. I would highly recommend Richard for his great services.

M.T - Senior Regulatory Documentation Scientist

Richard was the recruiter in charge of my successful application for a post as an associate medical writer. Being in the position of transferring from academia into the medical communications industry I appreciated Richard's advice and explanations at each step of the process. I found Richard great to work with. He is reliable, personable, and I would definitely recommend his services.

M.J - Principal Medical Writer

I've worked with many consultants here in UK and with no doubt Richard has been the most professional, pro-active and attentive. He always came up with realistic vacancy options to consider, all selected with great care to meet my aspirations and level of experience and providing a deep insight into each role and company. He has been instrumental in securing me several interviews, always following up with phone calls and always providing honest and constructive feedbacks, paving the way to the role I eventually secured. I have no hesitation in recommending to seriously consider his services with trust and confidence.

D.B - Medical Communications Consultant

Richard put me forward for a job I would not have thought about myself, but it was the perfect fit for my skills and experience, an excellent opportunity and a fun place to work.

R.S - Content Strategist

Richard is a highly successful recruitment consultant within the Scientific industry. He provides an excellent service to candidates and clients in an efficient manner to ensure recruitment needs are met.

K.S - Medical Devices / Technology Specialist

Richard contacted me at the end of my PhD after I sent across my C.V. He gave me excellent advice on looking for a role as a medical writer. He was able to identify a number of suitable places for me to apply. Richard was always quick to respond to queries and reliably provided updates on applications. I am now in a great job role, in a company that really suited my needs and values. I am very grateful to Richard and highly recommend him if you are looking for a new job.

H.J - Medical Writer

Richard identified an opportunity that has resulted in an attractive new job for me. He has provided good advice and has followed through at each recruitment stage.

M.P - Scientific Director