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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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Senior People Advisor
£28000 - £35000 per annum

Senior People AdvisorPermanent£28,000 - £35,000Milton KeynesAre you an experienced leader of people? Do you love getting stuck in, hands on and encouraging your team? Do you strive to be the best and know exactly what to do to hit those KPI's? Then we've got the job for you!Overall PurposeTo assist in supporting the HR operations within the business on a day to day basis, assisting in end to end HR support including resourcing, employee relations, attendance and performance management.Duties and Responsibilities:To give end to end support for ER issues during office hoursTo review and give guidance on complex ER issues and be the point of escalationTo update policy and procedures in line with legislative changesTo investigate where necessary disciplinary and grievance issues as directed by the People and Talent Manager and note take as requiredTo assist in the recruitment process and give guidance to managers as requiredTo undertake on-boarding activities with newly appointed managers where relevantTo assist Managers towards improving employee engagementTo oversee the health & wellbeing process with regards to, occupational health, absence management, MAT and PAT leave and sickness managementTo assist in the delivery of training to managers and employees as directed by the Learning and Development ManagerTo assist in the "Grow Me" review process where neededTo assist and advise on health and safety issues within the businessTo complete all aspects of HR and training administration, including starters, leavers, disciplinary and grievance correspondence and ensuring attention to detail is paid to all areasTo arrange Exit Interviews for Support Centre staff or managers as directedTo provide office support cover as neededTo produce monthly KPI's for board reportingTo review and authorise right to work checks using the online appTo support the recruitment process via the ATS in the absence of the Recruitment CoordinatorUndertake such other duties commensurate with the responsibilities of the role and any other reasonable management request. Skills & Knowledge:Ambitious, energetic and dedicated individual with a passion for engaging TalentDegree educated or CIPD qualified with 3 years HR knowledgeFull working knowledge of the HR life cycle including on-boardingExcellent attention to detail for a high level of administrationExcellent MS office skillsIdeally, have multi-site retail, leisure or hospitality experienceIf you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 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 Resourcing Assistant
£19000 - £20000 per annum

HR Resourcing Assistant 6 month contract with possible extension £19,887pa Hanslope Working as part of the Resourcing Team, you will provide all aspects of administrative support. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Support the HR function in the delivery of its objectivesSupport the Resourcing Advisor in developing solutions to deliver the recruitment and selection requirementsAdminister recruitment campaigns in line with legislation and policesMaintain accurate up to date records on progress of campaigns and collect, monitor and present statistical information as requiredProactively manage the new starter processAttend recruitment fairs and other promotional eventsRaise requisitions for recruitment and other expenditure at correct stage of purchase cycleAllocate, record and receipt expenditure against correct budget and expenditure codes for campaigns being delivered so that costs for each campaign can be identifiedIdentify your personal development in resourcing and broader HR skillsEffectively utilise Oracle to manage and maintain employee records Skills and Abilities required for this role:Excellent general administration skills including solid Word, Excel and OutlookExcellent communication skills, both telephone and face to faceAbility to prioritise and balance a changing workload, whilst being flexible and working with different processesOur ideal candidate would have experience of working in HR in an administrative/advisory capacity, but this is not essential If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 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!

Resourcing Advisor
£26000 - £28000 per annum

Resourcing AdvisorPermanent£27,000Milton KeynesAre you an HR professional with Christian faith?The Resourcing Advisor's role is to facilitate the effective recruitment of staff, working closely with the HR Shared Services team members, whilst authentically represent a Christian ethos. Key responsibilities of the Resourcing Advisor will include but are not limited to: Advising and coaching managers through the whole recruitment process from start to finish.Taking part in job evaluation panels.Posting job adverts on our website.Monitoring number of applications, reviewing the effectiveness of campaigns and using own initiative to provide recommendations to the team to review the effectiveness of the adverts.Liaising with the recruitment advertising agency, negotiating advertising costs as required.Updating candidates on the progress of their application, advising on rejections in a professional and sensitive manner, keeping candidates engaged and provided with a good candidate experience.Inviting candidates for interviews and ensuring the recruiting manager has carried out necessary preparations including writing relevant interview questions, inviting panel members and booking rooms.Maintaining job files ensuring they include the required paperwork to comply with legislation and evidence to demonstrate a fair process has taken place.To be responsible for the on-boarding of new staff including preparing offer letters and contracts, pre-employment checks, communicate details of new starters to the organisation, preparation of induction packs, and taking an active role in Induction Days as required.Keep up to date on the current UK Visa and Immigration Agency regulations and support the HR Shared Services Manager in producing visa applications and certificates.Deputise for the Resourcing & Talent Manager as required, carrying out specific assignments upon request.Provide cover and other support to the People and Culture team as required. Skills and Abilities: Educated to A- level or equivalent level of experience.Knowledge of HR policies, processes and procedures.Experience of working in an office environment and following policies and processes.Demonstrates ability to build effective working relationships (internally & externally).Intermediate IT skills (MS Office, Excel) with experience of using databases (ideally an HRIS and Applicant Tracking Systems).Experience of working in an HR environment.Ability to work under pressure to multiple deadlines, with excellent prioritisation skills.Able to think clearly and prioritise effectively and fairly. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 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!

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