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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 Generalist
£35000 - £40000 per annum pro rata

HR Generalist3 - 4 month FTC£35,000 - £40,000 pro rataMilton Keynes We have a great opportunity within a global organisation based in Milton Keynes. We are looking for an energetic, organised and experienced HR Generalist to work a fixed term contract for maternity cover. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Deliver a proactive and flexible HR service by providing relevant and appropriate HR support to all associates, whilst driving best practice and ensuring compliance with all company procedures, documented policies and employment legislation.Ensure management teams are appropriately updated on new employment legislation.Ensure all appropriate policies, procedures and legal requirements are adhered toSupporting Line Managers in all HR activity including absence management, capability and maternity and flexible working requests.Communicating maternity/paternity policy to relevant associates, assisting with any queries and ensuring all relevant paperwork is processed.Support line managers with general advice in disciplinary and grievance hearings in line with the policy, including producing the relevant documentation using standardised formats.Ensure critical annual cycle HR processes are executed to time in a timely manner.Support the Head of HR and the wider team in the delivery of HR elements of organisational and cultural change activities such as restructures including assisting with preparing necessary documentation, keeping records and tracking actions.Assist with project work as determined by the Head of HR.Provide support to the senior managers based in the client's additional office We are looking for someone with: Minimum of five years' experience in a HR Generalist roleCIPD Qualified or equivalent HR experienceAble to deal with a high volume of administrative workIdeally have experience of organizational/cultural change programmesIdeally have experience within a global organisationWilling to undertake occasional travel office in the based in the North If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 27 March 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 Generalist
£35000 - £40000 per annum Benefits

HR Generalist12 month FTC£35,000 - £40,000 pro rataMilton Keynes We have a great opportunity within a global organisation based in Milton Keynes. We are looking for an energetic, organised and experienced HR Generalist to work a fixed term contract for maternity cover. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Deliver a proactive and flexible HR service by providing relevant and appropriate HR support to all associates, whilst driving best practice and ensuring compliance with all company procedures, documented policies and employment legislation.Ensure management teams are appropriately updated on new employment legislation.Ensure all appropriate policies, procedures and legal requirements are adhered toSupporting Line Managers in all HR activity including absence management, capability and maternity and flexible working requests.Communicating maternity/paternity policy to relevant associates, assisting with any queries and ensuring all relevant paperwork is processed.Support line managers with general advice in disciplinary and grievance hearings in line with the policy, including producing the relevant documentation using standardised formats.Ensure critical annual cycle HR processes are executed to time in a timely manner.Support the Head of HR and the wider team in the delivery of HR elements of organisational and cultural change activities such as restructures including assisting with preparing necessary documentation, keeping records and tracking actions.Assist with project work as determined by the Head of HR.Provide support to the senior managers based in the client's additional office We are looking for someone with: Minimum of five years' experience in a HR Generalist roleCIPD Qualified or equivalent HR experienceAble to deal with a high volume of administrative workIdeally have experience of organizational/cultural change programmesIdeally have experience within a global organisationWilling to undertake occasional travel office in the based in the North If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 27 March 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 Administration (Recruitment & Onboarding)
Up to £10 per hour

HR Administrator (Recruitment & Onboarding)RushdenSalary: £20,000 (£10.25 per hour)Temporary contractWorking patternWeekly shift pattern, 7.5 hour shift pattern between 8am to 6pm Our award winning client is looking to recruit an HR Administrator to administer the recruitment and onboarding process. The successful candidate will have previous experience of recruitment and the drawing up of contracts.Key Responsibilities:First point of contact for Recruitment and Onboarding queriesRecruitment and guiding of candidates through the recruitment processPre-screening candidates and providing Hiring Managers with a short list of potential candidatesProcessing new starter documents and maintaining employee and candidate filesActioning reference and DBS checksLiaising with Occupational Health prior to new starters commencing employment Key Skills:To be successful in this role you will have previous recruitment or onboarding experienceIt is essential that you have had previous HR experience ideally within a fast paced, result driven shared services environmentAbility to prioritise workloads to ensure end to end delivery through effective time management 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 Administrator (Recruitment & Onboarding)
Up to £10 per hour

HR Administrator (Recruitment & Onboarding)RushdenSalary: £18,720 (£9.60 per hour)Temporary contractWorking patternWeekly shift pattern, 7.5 hour shift pattern between 8am to 6pm Our award winning client is looking to recruit an HR Administrator to administer the recruitment and onboarding process. The successful candidate will have previous experience of recruitment and the drawing up of contracts.Key Responsibilities:First point of contact for Recruitment and Onboarding queriesRecruitment and guiding of candidates through the recruitment processPre-screening candidates and providing Hiring Managers with a short list of potential candidatesProcessing new starter documents and maintaining employee and candidate filesActioning reference and DBS checksLiaising with Occupational Health prior to new starters commencing employment Key Skills:To be successful in this role you will have previous recruitment or onboarding experienceIt is essential that you have had previous HR experience ideally within a fast paced, result driven shared services environmentAbility to prioritise workloads to ensure end to end delivery through effective time management 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 Employee Relations Advisor
£22000 - £23220 per annum benefits

HR Employee Relations AdvisorPermanent£23,220Hanslope We are looking for an experienced HR professional to join our clients HR Team. You will provide advice on HR Matters by effectively advising and supporting managers to deal with issues arising such as conduct, attendance management, grievance and health and welfare, promoting good people management behaviours in line with our policies. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Act as a first point of contact for managers and staff on HR enquiriesProvision of effective support and advice to managers and staff on employee relations matters, pay and policy queries and caseworkTo contribute to the delivery of the Diversity and Inclusivity action plan to foster and promote a healthy, inclusive and diverse workforce and cultureEnsure our HR System is up to date and accurateContribute to the Job Evaluation processContribute to the continuous improvement of HR Policies and processes to ensure they are streamlined and support delivery of business objectivesProvision of support to the HR Business Partner teamImplementation of Project Management expertise to ensure the effective delivery of change to policy or processIdentify and take action to make improvements to the HR serviceProvide general education and awareness of policy-related matters, diversity and health and welfare service provisionTo be a flexible resource across the HR team by contributing to a range of HR projects, initiatives and employee relations issues to ensure the delivery of people strategies and HR work plans We are looking for someone with: Previous experience of working in a HR role, preferably within an operational or policy roleUp to date knowledge of employment legislationAbility to handle difficult or complex situations involving employee relationshipsAbility to solve problems in creative and practical waysAbility to interpret and provide advice on employment legislation, Civil Service Codes, standards, terms and conditions and working practicesStrong organisational skillsGood project management skillsExcellent IT skills; in particular aptitude to use spreadsheets applications for manipulating data, Word and PowerPoint skillsAbility to maintain confidentiality at all timesAbility and resilience to work under pressure at times and effective at working to deadlinesGood understanding of data protection principles 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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