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If you are searching for a rewarding Human Resources job in Milton Keynes, Northampton and the surrounding areas, we’d love to help you make your next move! Whether you are looking for a permanent, temporary or contract role, our specialist consultants can help you secure your ideal HR job.

We recruit for a wide range of HR roles for employers of all different sizes, across many sectors. Whether you prefer to work for a large, global employer or a smaller company (and any size in between), we can place you with an employer who is right for you.

Human Resources roles we recruit for include:

  • HR administrators
  • HR assistants
  • HR officers
  • HR advisors
  • HR business partners
  • HR managers
  • HR consultants
  • HR directors
  • Learning and development specialists
  • Compensation and benefit specialists and talent managers
  • Organisational development managers
  • HR governance & control managers

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We meet all our candidates in person. This allows us to get a good understanding of your expertise, personal attributes and the kind of company you’d like to work for. We can then refer you for HR jobs that match your skills and experience, with a company who holds similar values. 

When you register with Ascendant Recruitment, you’ll benefit from meeting several members of our team who will let you know about any relevant HR jobs they are currently working on. Once you have registered with us you’ll also be the first to find about any potentially suitable HR jobs as soon as they arise, often before they are ever advertised.

We will only put your CV forward for a role once we have spoken to you about it and gained your full consent.

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HR Project Lead
£36000 - £43000 per annum pro rata

HR Project Lead6 -12 month FTC£36,000 - £44,000 DOEHanslope, Nr Milton Keynes As the HR Project Lead you will be delivering a range of HR projects and initiatives to support the HR function. Projects will span policy, employee relations, resourcing, talent and development with a specific focus on diversity and the implementation of a job family framework. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Working in conjunction with the Senior HR Policy Advisor, lead on the implementation of initiatives ensuring that we are achieving the commitments and ambitions within the strategyProvide support to the development and implementation of our job family framework which includes the development of career paths, skills framework, job evaluation, TU engagement and employee communicationsProvide support to the review and development of recruitment approaches, moving from competency based selection to the introduction of success profilesEnsure the timely corporate communication of any changes to HR policy and procedures which might impact on budgets and workforce planning or have implications for individual staffEnsure any allocated HR policy is best fit and reflects the latest thinking within HR management, legislation and civil service guidanceProvide expert advice, HR services and coaching to managers, both directly and through business partnersTrade Union Negotiation/consultation and staff engagement on the review and on proposed changes to any allocated policies and Terms and Conditions of employment We are looking for someone with: CIPD or equivalent experience of working in a HR role, preferably within operational, policy and/or change management.Strong project management skills.Experience and ability to interpret and provide advice on employment legislation Civil Service Codes, standards, terms & conditions and working practices.Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff at all grades.Excellent IT skills. Including Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 12 August 2019 WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

HR Project Lead
£36000 - £43000 per annum pro rata

HR Project Lead6 -12 month FTC£36,000 - £44,000 DOEHanslope, Nr Milton Keynes As the HR Project Lead you will be delivering a range of HR projects and initiatives to support the HR function. Projects will span policy, employee relations, resourcing, talent and development with a specific focus on diversity and the implementation of a job family framework. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Working in conjunction with the Senior HR Policy Advisor, lead on the implementation of initiatives ensuring that we are achieving the commitments and ambitions within the strategyProvide support to the development and implementation of our job family framework which includes the development of career paths, skills framework, job evaluation, TU engagement and employee communicationsProvide support to the review and development of recruitment approaches, moving from competency based selection to the introduction of success profilesEnsure the timely corporate communication of any changes to HR policy and procedures which might impact on budgets and workforce planning or have implications for individual staffEnsure any allocated HR policy is best fit and reflects the latest thinking within HR management, legislation and civil service guidanceProvide expert advice, HR services and coaching to managers, both directly and through business partnersTrade Union Negotiation/consultation and staff engagement on the review and on proposed changes to any allocated policies and Terms and Conditions of employment We are looking for someone with: CIPD or equivalent experience of working in a HR role, preferably within operational, policy and/or change management.Strong project management skills.Experience and ability to interpret and provide advice on employment legislation Civil Service Codes, standards, terms & conditions and working practices.Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff at all grades.Excellent IT skills. Including Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 3rd July 2019 WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

HR Project Lead
£36000 - £43000 per annum pro rata

HR Project Lead6 -12 month FTC£36,000 - £44,000 DOEHanslope, Nr Milton Keynes As the HR Project Lead you will be delivering a range of HR projects and initiatives to support the HR function. Projects will span policy, employee relations, resourcing, talent and development with a specific focus on diversity and the implementation of a job family framework. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Working in conjunction with the Senior HR Policy Advisor, lead on the implementation of initiatives ensuring that we are achieving the commitments and ambitions within the strategyProvide support to the development and implementation of our job family framework which includes the development of career paths, skills framework, job evaluation, TU engagement and employee communicationsProvide support to the review and development of recruitment approaches, moving from competency based selection to the introduction of success profilesEnsure the timely corporate communication of any changes to HR policy and procedures which might impact on budgets and workforce planning or have implications for individual staffEnsure any allocated HR policy is best fit and reflects the latest thinking within HR management, legislation and civil service guidanceProvide expert advice, HR services and coaching to managers, both directly and through business partnersTrade Union Negotiation/consultation and staff engagement on the review and on proposed changes to any allocated policies and Terms and Conditions of employment We are looking for someone with: CIPD or equivalent experience of working in a HR role, preferably within operational, policy and/or change management.Strong project management skills.Experience and ability to interpret and provide advice on employment legislation Civil Service Codes, standards, terms & conditions and working practices.Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff at all grades.Excellent IT skills. Including Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 3rd July 2019 WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

HR Advisor
£18 - £20 per hour

HR AdvisorTemporary (12 weeks)Circa £20.00 per hour plus holiday payMilton Keynes This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a dynamic and long-standing company in Milton Keynes. You will be working as part of the operations HR Advisor team and supporting the HR Business Partners in the delivery of a proactive and professional HR and ER service to business teams. Advice and practice should be consistent with industry best practice, corporate policies, procedures and practices and clearly contribute to the effective development and business performance. This is a temporary role, and we expect it to last around 12 weeks. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Provide support & guidance, advising proactively on the HR implications for the businessWorking alongside the HR Business partner to deliver the People Plan and take accountability for implementation of specific areas of the planEnsure effective implementation of key HR processesSupport the annual pay review providing support and guidanceProvide advice and guidance to line managers on employee training needsInput into strategic resource plans for the business areaSupport colleagues when necessary to ensure that the highest standard of HR services are delivered through continually reviewing and improving processes, feedback on continuous improvements required to you line managerCarry out or contribute to change projects, both for your business area and our HR transformation and change plansIdentify any potential people issues and to advise/guideline managersTo assist and advise Disciplinary/Grievance/Capability hearings if appropriate and with agreement and guidance from your HRBPMonitor sickness absence and support managers in managing specific cases, complete trend analysis and provide insights on absence dataWork effectively with the HR administration and Recruitment Administration team ensure accuracy of any employee recordsProactively keep abreast of legislation changes We are looking for someone with: HR qualification/part qualification as appropriate locally e.g. CIPDExperience of working within pressurised, commercial businessStrong ER experience, particularly with disciplinaries and grievancesProactive, enthusiastic team-playerCollaborative and ability to effectively influence across teams and stakeholdersStrong analytical and organisational skillsStrong written and verbal communicationFlexible work ethic If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 5 July 2019 WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

HR Project Lead
£36000 - £43000 per annum pro rata

HR Project Lead6 -12 month FTC£36,000 - £44,000 DOEHanslope, Nr Milton Keynes As the HR Project Lead you will be delivering a range of HR projects and initiatives to support the HR function. Projects will span policy, employee relations, resourcing, talent and development with a specific focus on diversity and the implementation of a job family framework. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Working in conjunction with the Senior HR Policy Advisor, lead on the implementation of initiatives ensuring that we are achieving the commitments and ambitions within the strategyProvide support to the development and implementation of our job family framework which includes the development of career paths, skills framework, job evaluation, TU engagement and employee communicationsProvide support to the review and development of recruitment approaches, moving from competency based selection to the introduction of success profilesEnsure the timely corporate communication of any changes to HR policy and procedures which might impact on budgets and workforce planning or have implications for individual staffEnsure any allocated HR policy is best fit and reflects the latest thinking within HR management, legislation and civil service guidanceProvide expert advice, HR services and coaching to managers, both directly and through business partnersTrade Union Negotiation/consultation and staff engagement on the review and on proposed changes to any allocated policies and Terms and Conditions of employment We are looking for someone with: CIPD or equivalent experience of working in a HR role, preferably within operational, policy and/or change management.Strong project management skills.Experience and ability to interpret and provide advice on employment legislation Civil Service Codes, standards, terms & conditions and working practices.Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff at all grades.Excellent IT skills. Including Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 3rd July 2019 WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

Recruitment & Engagement Co-ordinator
Up to £24000 per annum

Recruitment & Engagement Co-ordinator Northampton12 month maternity cover £24,000 Our industry-leading client are looking to recruit a Recruitment & Engagement Co-ordinator. The ideal candidate would ideally have a minimum of 2 years' recruitment experience.Key Responsibilities:Provide a front-line point of contact for key stakeholders in the recruitment process, supporting stakeholders to create local recruiting plans, job descriptions and engaging job advertisementsPlacing all advertisements through defined talent attraction methods, monitoring responses, working closely with the Recruitment & Engagement ManagerManaging the Eploy and internal systems and provide reports to the COO and Operations ManagersProactively resourcing candidates using in-house, third party databases and social recruiting tools and resourcesTake ownership for updating of in-house Recruitment spread-sheets and databases for candidates/vacancies, which will be used to monitor the progress of applications, analysing vacancy responses and spend, together with retention ratesProvide support to hiring managersSupport a staff team to set up and maintain Operational and Group Support Centre personnel filesYou will on a rare occasion be required to travel to locations within the company to support managers meetingsResponsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key universities, colleges and schoolsWork with approved third party suppliers on a day to day basis, where vacancies have been assigned, and communicating issues with process to the Recruitment & Engagement ManagerDevelop and maintain an understanding of current recruitment trends, contributing ideas for the on-going development of the recruitment service Taking an active interest in your personal and professional developmentAttend team meetings and contributing effectively, supporting the ongoing success of the recruitment provisionReview, maintain and update the NMC log for nursesSupport ad-hoc projectsKey Experience & Qualifications: CIPD Certificate in HR Practice Level 3 or equivalent is desirableA minimum of 2 years' recruitment experience is requiredMS Office, Application Tracking Systems and social media experience is essentialAbility to manage own projects, prioritising objections and meet deadlines Ability to communication clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing If this sounds like you, please apply today.Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment businesses. We support job seekers in Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, & Finance positions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current temporary, contract and permanent positions please visit, like & follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

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