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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 Administrator

Our client is seeking an HR Administrator to join their established HR department.    Tasks will include ti maintaining personnel files and employee records , including starters, changes, leavers, absences, holidays and company car logs; diligently carrying out tasks set by the Regional HR BPs; creating offer letters, administering on-boarding and DBS checks for new starters; tracking and monitoring key employee milestones - probationary periods, appraisal results, transfers, promotions, etc.; references for current and past employees; occasional project work and other duties in line with the remit.  

HR Administrator
£10 - £12

OUr client is based in central milton Keynes. This is a tempoary role but could lead to permanent. You will be Handling recruitment queries providing a comprehensive first line of information and advice; Providing excellent customer service to external and internal candidates, to ensure a positive experience; Responding to queries from recruiting managers, supporting and advising them to follow the correct procedures for high quality recruitment; Arranging for shortlisted candidates to take relevant assessments; Processing all reference requests chase and ensure responses are back within agreed timescales; Preparing correspondence from template documents, ensuring all information entered is accurate; Processing full offer packs for successful candidates; Reviewing all recruitment adverts to ensure legal compliance whilst allowing flexibility for effective person-centred recruitment; Acting as a comprehensive support function to the People and Development Department for ad-hoc tasks and future projects; Maintaining a high level of customer service when communicating with all stakeholders; Respecting the confidentiality of all information handled in line with data protection policies; Providing information to employees regarding benefits schemes, HR processes and recruitment; Maintaining the employee database and updating employees’ details; Ensuring all documentation is scanned and stored correctly and securely; Ensuring probationary reviews and training are completed; Ensuring employees have submitted any relevant documents and all documents are in date; Establishing employees’ car allowance needs and arranging hire cars and car allowance, including collecting the correct documentation; Ensuring all documentation received is scanned and stored both electronically and on the employee’s paper file.

Assistant HR Business Partner
27000 -30000

This Charity organisation are seeking an Assistant Business Partner to join their team. The role will include the following:- Provide information and consistent advice to managers and employees on all employee relation matters such as policies, procedures, legislative requirements in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and statutory requirements. The role will provide both telephone and localised practical and effective support to managers on Employee Relations issues and cases such as performance management, capability, sickness absence, disciplinary, grievance, contractual guidance as well as change management processes. To oversee and to manage the co-ordination of HR activity but not restricted to recruitment and selection through to termination of employment , ensuring legislation and the best practice are adhered to and customer and organisational needs are met effectively and efficiently. Propose and deliver continuous improvement in HR policies, procedures, and processes with the priority focus on delivery of excellence to all workforce. Identify and implement HR transactional process changes to meet the department’s and customer’s needs in line with corporate objectives and the values of the organisation. Coach/mentor and train junior/new members of the HR team and participate in the induction process for new members Undertake ad hoc projects as directed by the Senior HR Business Partner Provide ad hoc ER support for Senior HR Business Partner where appropriate. Coach, mentor and empower and develop all managers to competently manage their people including training in systems and processes when required. Build and maintain strong relationship with stakeholders at all levels within the organisation Take detailed and sometimes complex minutes at meetings and hearings and to provide HR support to manage any associated risks to the organisation.

HR and Payroll Officer
27000 -30000

A HR generalist role, supporting the UK HR Manager in the provision of a first class professional service in respect of: HR related matters Payroll related matters. To provide an accurate and efficient HR and Payroll service, acting as the first line of support for all HR and Payroll related queries and to assist in providing a comprehensive generalist HR service to managers and employees in relation to Company Policies and Procedures, Employment Legislation and HR Best Practice . Whilst also overseeing the supervision and development of a HR Apprentice. Key Responsibilities and Main Tasks HR Supervision of the HR Apprentice to complete their HR related tasks to the required standards – refer to JD for HR Apprentice. Development and coaching of HR Apprentice in partnership with the UK HR Manager and local college. Support managers in leading and managing their teams by assisting them in understanding and implementing HR policies and procedures. Develop a partnership approach as appropriate and ensure the provision of an effective HR consultancy service to them.  To act as an information and advisory service to staff in line with policies and procedures and to support staff to be effective in their work. Absence Management: Monitor employee absence and liaise with employees, line managers and UK HR Manager regarding any sickness concerns and payments. Initiate and follow through with Occupational Health process as required. Employee Relations: Provide HR guidance and support at disciplinary and grievance meetings by making arrangements, preparing documents, taking minutes and assisting with investigations etc Support various HR and change initiatives (eg redundancies, restructures, recruitment, performance appraisals etc) under the guidance of the UK HR Manager. Work collaboratively with HR colleagues in HQ and across EMEA as and work required.  Payroll Oversee and action the production of the monthly payroll for UK on a timely and accurate basis and undertake all payroll activities such as, but not limited to the processing of starters, leavers, changes to terms and conditions of employment, overtime, attachment of earnings, adjustments etc Oversee and action the payroll and finance reconciliations as required, and statutory reporting and documentation, ensuring month-end and year-end reports from the service provider are accurate and timely Ensure the timely and accurate issuing of payslips and other payroll generated documents such as P45’s and P60’s Liaise with all departments, divisions and HR colleagues to collate all relevant payroll data for input on a monthly basis in line with strict deadlines Support other Offices within EMEA with their payroll requirements if required, as part of a business disaster continuity programme. 

HR Manager
circa £50,000

Our leading global manufacuring client based in Milton Keynes is looking for a HR Manager on a 6 month contract. You will be available immediatley or within a weeks time and have a generalist HR backround although Initially the role will be picking up ER Case work and managing 2 members of the HR team. If you have organisational restructure experience and reduncancy experience this would be an advantage.  

HR Advisor
£11.00 - £11.00

HR Advisor £11 per hour + holiday pay Milton Keynes An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and professional HR Advisor to assist a busy team at their head office in Milton Keynes. This role is offered on a six week temporary basis and will involve assisting with the effective recruitment and onboarding of new staff members. Your key responsibilities will include: Advising managers during the end-to-end recruitment process Assisting with job evaluation panels Posting job adverts using the Applicant Tracking System Keeping applicants updated with progress reports whilst ensuring a good candidate experience Ensuring job files have all the required paperwork and comply with legislation Capturing and analysing data and creating reports Knowledge of HR policies, procedures and processes is essential, whilst a part-CIPD qualification and a working knowledge of Employment Law are desirable. So if you’re a well organised and proactive HR Advisor with great interpersonal and IT skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines, get in touch today because you could be the person we’re looking for!


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