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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 Manager
£40000 - £50000 per annum benefits

HR ManagerPermanent£40,000 - £50,000 DOEMilton Keynes Looking to take your next step in your HR career? We have an exciting opportunity to become a key member of the Management Team of a growing organisation, working closely alongside the Directors. This is a very hands on role, as you will be acting as the sole HR function. It is essential that you are CPID qualified to level 5. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Responsible for independently executing HR responsibilities throughout the whole employment life cycleManage the recruitment process in a cost-effective manner from reviewing candidate attraction and sourcing strategiesMaintenance of personnel files in line with data protection and GDPR legislation.In conjunction with directors and managers assist in the developing learning and development / succession plans of staffAssist managers to empower their staff and to deal with employee relations, leaver processes, change management issues including absence management, performance related concerns, organisational design etcReview HR policies and processes and implement changes where necessaryPromote employee engagement via a range of initiatives including regular employee communicationsManage reward strategy, benefits and recognition programmesMaintenance of the Holiday Chart and all HR administrationProvide leadership in operational and management meetings raising HR and people management issuesProcess payroll and produce various reportsResponsible for all Health and SafetyAny other relevant HR-related duties Knowledge, Skills and Experience CIPD qualified to Level 5 minimum (essential)Generalist HR Experience in a standalone role i.e. with the ability to work at transactional, operational and management level Strong employment law knowledge and extensive experience of applying that to dealing with employee relations issuesExperience of recruiting for positions at all levels Understanding of change managementAbility to quickly build trust, credibility and positive relationships Excellent interpersonal skills providing effective influence and challenge to managersProactive with a positive and "can do" attitude and approach with the ability to drive initiatives forward Excellent IT skills, including MS Word and Excel Adherence to confidentiality at all times Confidence to work with minimal supervision Occasional European travel is a necessity, with the potential of international travel If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 17 October 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 Coordinator
£22000 - £24500 per annum

HR CoordinatorPermanent£21,000 - £24,500Milton Keynes 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. 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 interviewManaging the employee lifecycle including onboarding, transfer letters, reportingEnsure new staff have a smooth induction into the companyProcessing starters, leavers and absenceDeveloping a good understanding of the full range of HR policies and supporting processesResponding to general queriesEnsuring right to work checks are performedOccasional travel between local sitesAdministration to support the team We are looking for someone with: At least one years' experience in an HR environmentExcellent general administration and organisational skillsAble to build strong relationship with managersClear comminution, written and verbalAbility to prioritise and balance a changing workloadProactive and able to make decisionsProficient in MS OfficeDriver with own transport If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 31 May 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 Coordinator
£22000 - £24500 per annum

HR CoordinatorPermanent£21,000 - £24,500Milton Keynes 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. 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 interviewManaging the employee lifecycle including onboarding, transfer letters, reportingEnsure new staff have a smooth induction into the companyProcessing starters, leavers and absenceDeveloping a good understanding of the full range of HR policies and supporting processesResponding to general queriesEnsuring right to work checks are performedOccasional travel between local sitesAdministration to support the team We are looking for someone with: At least one years' experience in an HR environmentExcellent general administration and organisational skillsAble to build strong relationship with managersClear comminution, written and verbalAbility to prioritise and balance a changing workloadProactive and able to make decisionsProficient in MS OfficeDriver with own transport If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 31 May 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 - £19 per hour

HR AdvisorTemporary (12 weeks)£18.68 per hour (£34k pa equivalent)Milton Keynes This is a fantastic opportunity to work in 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. 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 planTo assist and advise Disciplinary/Grievance/Capability hearings if appropriate and with agreement and guidance from your HRBPEnsure effective implementation of key HR processesProvide advice and guidance to line managers on employee training needsWork effectively with the HR administration and Recruitment Administration team ensure accuracy of any employee records 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: 3rd September 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.

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