Francesca Macmillan

Head of Product

Product & Agile Delivery

0117 926 9530

What did you want to become when you were a kid?

I went through so many phases and didn’t stick to one idea for too long; from being in the Spice Girls, to a Ballerina, Air Hostess, Forensic Lawyer and ended up settling in to recruitment which has stuck for the longest!

What are you currently excited about?

The summer – I am born in July and it’s my favourite time of year, ADLIB’s re-brand, going to Brighton to see our team and go to the pier, weekends away to see family in Wales, Scotland and Cornwall and there is nothing better than Bristol in the sun!

What are you grateful for?

My furbabies, I have 2 cats Xena (Snow Bengal) and Luna (Moggy) and a puppy Oscar (Dutch Shepherd) who I would be more than happy to show anybody pictures of at any time! Also my husband, family and friends.

Can you share a fun fact or two about yourself?

I am Welsh and grew up in Cardiff and spoke Welsh (although quite rusty now!) and I used to work in wardrobe for events/shows and met stars including Dolly Parton, Kings of Leon, Nicki Minaj and The Four Tops & The Temptations.


Fran leads our Project & Agile Delivery Team and brings over 10 years’ recruitment experience, working with renowned agency and client-side businesses across the UK, spanning across tech, digital, UX, marketing and creative agencies across a wide range of industries from early stage start-ups through to global outfits.

Our Project & Agile Delivery team connects agency and client-side businesses embarking on change and transformation projects with Digital Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Product Managers and Business Analysts on a contract and permanent basis.

Fran has been with ADLIB for over 8 years and has built up a strong reputation as a go-to person for product and project management recruitment in the South of England. She has built a strong network of both clients and candidates and still works with clients from the early days. With a background in headhunting, Fran looks after our senior appointments within Project Management and Product, helping clients define and shape requirements, advising on salary benchmarking and market insights, finding sought after skills, creating, and building out teams.


Scrum Master

  • Bath
  • Permanent
  • Up to £50k

Full details

Purpose-led SaaS business.

Scrum Master role joining a purpose-led SaaS business.

Salary up to £50k

Full details

22nd May

Scrum Master

  • Bristol or Exeter
  • Permanent
  • Up to £60k

Full details

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Transformation

Brand new Scrum Master opportunity.

Competitive salary up to £60k.

Full details

07th May

Creative Services Manager

  • Cardiff
  • Permanent
  • £Competitive

Full details

Integrated Marketing Agency

Brand new Creative Services Manager role.

Hybrid working.

Full details

29th Apr


What my candidates say

  • Fran and I first started talking as I was looking for a position in the West Country due to my relocation. From the first conversation I had with Fran she knew exactly what I was looking for, what my skill set was and what kind of environment I wanted to be in. I felt like my career development was safe with her and I had confidence she would find what I wanted. During the interview process I had, Fran kept me updated with progress of my application every step of the way. I felt that all my worries/questions were addressed in a friendly and professional manner. She is by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with and I have recommended her to friends looking for new jobs.

    Ally Bryant

    PMO Lead

  • When I explained to Fran that I wanted a change in career direction, she was instrumental in helping make that change. From keeping me informed on the roles that were available/coming up, to keeping in touch post placement, Fran is fantastic to work with and I’d recommend her to anyone looking for their next Product role.

    Jonny Savill

    Product Lead

  • Fran is by far the best recruiter I've know. She is responsive, knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. She knew what jobs would suit my skill set, incredibly good at chasing both me and the workplace and ultimately helped me get an incredible job.

    Alice Dingle

    Product Owner

Salary Guide

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