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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 Business Partner
£33000 - £34000 per annum pro rata

HR Business PartnerFTC 6 months£34,000 per annum (circa)Hanslope You will need to provide HR expertise input into the development of Group business plans; support managers in enhancing business performance through improving the performance, capability and motivation of their people. You will develop and implement people management policies, capabilities and practices. This is a 6 month contract that could be extended by a further 3 months. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Works with the Senior HRPB on the delivery of the HR plan, integrating the people and organisational priorities of their customer group with agreed business goals;Ensures the implementation of the HR plan, supporting their senior Managers in the implementation of people related activity;Implements appropriate talent and resourcing strategies to deliver the right people in the right place at the right time with the right skills;Ensures that change is delivered in accordance with the organisation culture and values as well as support and enhance organisation performance and flexibility;In line with the Employee Relations framework, supports senior business and unit Managers on Employee Relations issues for Customer Group;Facilitates constructive relationships with appropriate Trade Union officials and representatives and actively encourages an environment of openness and trust. Supports Senior HRBP in leading consultation with trade union side ;Forms strong and influential relationships between Directors Managers and HR colleagues in order to deliver value to the Business and foster collaborative working across the organisation;Co-ordinates with HR colleagues the effective implementation of new HR policies and products through line Managers, ensuring diversity issues are fully recognised;Quality assures the consistent application of HR policies and practices; We are looking for someone with: Excellent verbal communication skills; ability to persuade and influence othersExperience of operating as a HR generalistHas up- to- date knowledge of employment law and HR best practiceThat can deliver successful change management programmesKnowledge of implementing, measuring and communicating progress on an employee engagement strategyAbility to handle difficult situations involving employee relationships and to solve problems in creative, practical waysKnows how to roll out change management programmes, and the factors that affect their success.It would be desirable to have MCIPD or relevant business qualification 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.

Recruitment Specialist
£30000 - £32000 per annum Benefits

Recruitment SpecialistPermanentcirca £32,000Milton Keynes We have an opportunity for an experienced Recruitment Specialist with a digital focus to join a progressive Milton Keynes company that offers career development. The Recruitment Specialist is responsible for the crucial employment cycle so it is essential that you have some experience in a similar role. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Responsible for the entire employment cycle including all recruitment, induction/onboarding, training, exit interviewsExecute the talent acquisition process, directly sourcing and screening candidatesCollect and provide employee data reporting for compliance and decision makingManage the company career website analytics and SEO optimizationDevelops and deploys relevant content across the digital space that conform to brand guidelinesResponsible for ensuring the interface with payroll processing is accurate and effectiveResponsible for the creation of all employee related documents such as offer letters, employee changes, promotions and competency adjustments within EIMEA to confirm changesProvide suggestions and communicates policy, best practice and process developmentIdentify process improvement and implement strategyResponsible for creating rolling digital plans and communications We are looking for someone with: At least 5 years' experience in a similar roleExperience in successfully executing strategies to source and select candidatesProficient in MS Office, and industry related toolsEnergetic, driven and a keen problem solverConfident communicator and proficient in spoken and written EnglishFrench, German, or Spanish speaking would be an advantage but not essential 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 Specialist
£28000 - £30000 per annum

HR Talent SpecialistPermanentcirca £30,000Milton Keynes We have an opportunity for an experienced HR Talent Specialist with a digital focus to join a progressive Milton Keynes company that offers career development. The HR Talent Specialist is responsible for the crucial employment cycle so it is essential that you have some experience in a similar role. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Responsible for the entire employment cycle including all recruitment, induction/onboarding, training, exit interviewsExecute the talent acquisition process, directly sourcing and screening candidatesCollect and provide employee data reporting for compliance and decision makingManage the company career website analytics and SEO optimizationDevelops and deploys relevant content across the digital space that conform to brand guidelinesResponsible for ensuring the interface with payroll processing is accurate and effectiveResponsible for the creation of all employee related documents such as offer letters, employee changes, promotions and competency adjustments within EIMEA to confirm changesProvide suggestions and communicates policy, best practice and process developmentIdentify process improvement and implement strategyResponsible for creating rolling digital plans and communications We are looking for someone with: At least 5 years' experience in a similar roleExperience in successfully executing strategies to source and select candidatesProficient in MS Office, and industry related toolsEnergetic, driven and a keen problem solverConfident communicator and proficient in spoken and written EnglishFrench, German, or Spanish speaking would be an advantage but not essential 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 Assistant
Up to £24000 per annum

HR AssistantPermanent£24,000Milton Keynes Ascendant Recruitment are seeking an organised HR Assistant to join our clients company based in Milton Keynes. This is a great opportunity to join an international company that can offer career progression and excellent employee benefits. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: To ensure the smooth process of the recruitment processProduce documentation, such contacts and offers and induction packsUpdate and maintain the database ensuring accuracy and confidentialityProcess starters, leavers, probations, promotions, changes to employee circumstances, references Produce monthly statistical HR reportsAnswer queries from internal and external stakeholdersAssist in general events such as salary review process and performance managementProduce general correspondence relating to HR matters as requiredReview administration processes and methods of working to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the department and implement changesUndertake ad-hoc projects as required We are looking for someone with: Good level of education, English and Maths minimum grade CProven HR experience in a similar role is essentialHR qualifications are desirable, not essential for this roleOrganised with an eye for detailGood communicator, written and verballyProficient in MS Office - Word & Excel 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 Specialist
£29000 - £31000 per annum Benefits

HR SpecialistPermanentcirca £30,000Milton Keynes We have an opportunity for an experienced HR Specialist to join a progressive Milton Keynes company that offers career development. The HR Specialist is responsible for the crucial employment cycle so it is essential that you have some experience in a similar role. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Responsible for the entire employment cycle including all recruitment, induction/onboarding, training, exit interviewsExecute the talent acquisition process, directly sourcing and screening candidatesCollect and provide employee data reporting for compliance and decision makingManage the company career website analytics and SEO optimizationResponsible for ensuring the interface with payroll processing is accurate and effectiveResponsible for the creation of all employee related documents such as offer letters, employee changes, promotions and competency adjustments within EIMEA to confirm changesProvide suggestions and communicates policy, best practice and process developmentIdentify process improvement and implement strategyResponsible for creating rolling digital plans and communications We are looking for someone with: At least 5 years' experience in a similar roleAt least 5 years' experience in resourcing and selecting candidatesProficient in MS Office, and industry related toolsBroad understanding of HR functions, policies and practiceEnergetic, driven and a keen problem solverConfident communicator and proficient in spoken and written EnglishFrench, German, or Spanish speaking would be an advantage 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 Coordinator
£22000 - £25000 per annum

HR CoordinatorPermanent£22,000 - £25,000Milton Keynes We have an opportunity for the right person to join a progressive Milton Keynes company that offers career development. The HR Coordinator is responsible for the crucial employment cycle so it is essential that you have some experience in a similar role.Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Be responsible for the employment cycle including all recruitment, induction/onboarding, training, exit interviewsAlongside the hiring manager, develop job descriptionsDevelopment of existing job roles to progress individuals and the business as a wholeLiaise with agencies for specialist roles, working alongside the hiring managers to present an accurate brief, coordinate interviews and manage candidatesArrange and attend interviews and be a part of the key decision processReport and analyse the employee experience, introducing innovative ways of attracting talented peopleBuild relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externallyIdentify process improvement and implement strategy We are looking for someone with: Excellent communication skills, both telephone and face to faceAbility to prioritise and balance a changing workloadExcellent general administration skills including solid Word, Excel and OutlookPreferable CIPD level 3 qualifiedAt least 2 years' experience in a HR environment 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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