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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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Please use our search tool to view a selection of the HR jobs we have available. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, it’s still worthwhile sending us your CV. We have excellent relationships with many large and small local employers, putting us in the ideal position to network on your behalf.

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HR Coordinator
Up to £12 per hour plus holiday pay

HR CoordinatorTemporary (to perm)£12.00ph plus holiday paySilverstone As the HR Coordinator, you will be super-efficient and organised with HR experience. This busy role sees you as a key player within the department offering support across the board to your colleagues. For the right candidate, this role can offer an opportunity of a permanent position. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Coordinate recruitment activities - responding to recruitment inbox, processing application, coordinate the scheduling of interviews and support mangers during the interviewManage the onboarding and offboarding process for all employeesProvide HR support to managers on wider HR issuesEnsure new staff have a smooth induction into the company We are looking for someone with: HR generalist experienceFamiliarity with payroll proceduresExperience of Access HR software is desirableAble to build strong relationship with managersExcellent general administration and organisational skillsClear comminution, written and verbalAbility to prioritise and balance a changing workloadProactive and able to make decisionsProficient in MS Office If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! 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.

Advanced Excel Administrator
£24000 - £26000 per annum

HR AdvisorWellingboroughAdvanced Excel Required: Knowledge of VLOOKUPS and Pivot Tables1 Year Maternity Cover£24,000 to £26,000Job PurposeProvide an effective and efficient reward and benefits administration and advice service to and on behalf of the HR Team, ensuring the effective administration and delivery of managing the administrative systems, process and documentation relating to reward, benefits and general HR administration for all UK based colleagues.The following list is not exhaustive and other duties and responsibilities of a similar nature may be required:Co-ordinate the end to end pay review process, this includes processing the annual pay award - analysing, calculating, collating, processing data and ensuring that relevant communications are prepared, collated and distributed - liaising appropriately with relevant stakeholdersCo-ordinate the pay reward data extraction and cleansing, data mapping as well as validating the accuracy of data after upload.Collate and process salary amendments and other payroll related processes in a timely and accurate manner, and liaise with Payroll to resolve queries, referring complex issues to the UK HR Manager.Lead the administration of all annual HR processes; including UK Limited entity Pay Review, Group Company bonus schemes and other pay related processes.Establishing, maintaining and developing accurate spreadsheets and calculations where relevant.Provide a comprehensive HR administration support service to the UK HR Team with specific focus on systems (manual and computerised), information and learning.Lead, co-ordinate and develop the processes associated with benefit reviews including liaising with suppliers and ensuring relevant stakeholders are invited and involved in the decision-making processes.Assist the UK HR Manager with the collation of employee learning needs, maintenance of associated learning plans and administration of course bookings.Regular maintenance and systematic organisation of office filing systems, retaining documents, correspondence and other records in line with Data Protection and GDPR PoliciesIf this sounds like a role you would really enjoy please apply today.Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 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!

HR Project Lead
£36000 - £40000 per annum pro rata, plus benefits

HR Project LeadFixed Term Contract (9-12 months)up to circa £40,000 pro rata plus benefits Hanslope, nr Milton Keynes Our client is looking for an experienced HR professional to assist them in a range of HR projects. The contract is expected to last 9 - 12 months. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Contribute to a range of HR projects, initiatives to ensure the delivery of people strategies and HR plansWorking in conjunction with the Senior HR Policy Advisor, lead on the implementation of diversity 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 approachesEnsure 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 partners.Trade 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 managementStrong project management skillsExperience and ability to interpret and provide advice on employment legislation Civil Service Codes, standards, terms & conditions and working practicesStrong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff at all gradesExcellent 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! 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 Manager
Up to £36000 per annum Benefits

HR ManagerPermanent£36,000 plus benefitsBedfordshire We are looking for an experienced HR Manager to work in a rural location in Bedfordshire in a newly created role. It is essential that you have had at least one years' experience in the hospitality sector.Being an experienced Human Resources Manager, you will know what your day to day tasks will include, but key to this role is recruitment, retention and managing your teams. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Responsible for the employment cycle including all recruitment, induction/onboardingTraining, coaching and mentoring departmental teamsDevelop brand and culture within employeesIdentify process improvement and implement strategyResponsible for the creation of all employee related documents such as offer letters, employee changes, promotions etc We are looking for someone with: Proven experience in HR Management in a hospitality environmentOutstanding communication and listening skillsExcellent knowledge of employment practices and legislationAlways approachable - our people always come firstCan listen to and support all types of conversationIs able to organise their own workload and also support the teamCommercially mindedExcellent IT skills If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! 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.

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