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Are you looking for a rewarding career in recruitment?

Due to continued growth, we’re always on the lookout for new talent to join our teams in Milton Keynes and Northampton. If you are looking for a challenging, exciting and financially rewarding career, where no two days are the same, read on!

Are you?

Honest: As a Consultant you will be expected to work with honesty and integrity, acting in the best interests of your candidates and clients at all times.

Ambitious: Are you driven to achieve results? Do you have a go-getting attitude? We’re looking for people who have a deep desire to develop their skill set and be the best at what they do!

Hardworking: Are you the kind of person who will go above and beyond the call of duty to delight your colleagues, clients and candidates? You will need to be self-managing and take pride in maximising every minute of your day.

 

Do you desire to be the best?

Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy as a consultant working for Ascendant —

Rewards: A career in recruitment is challenging, exciting and the rewards are high! We offer a competitive basic salary and uncapped commission as well as other regular sales competitions and prizes. We also recognise and reward great service through our Customer Service Champion award...click here to find out more.

Training: You’ll receive hands-on training from Ascendant MD and owner, Nick Peacock. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Nick and his Management Team will support you as you learn the secrets to a successful and rewarding career in recruitment.

Cutting edge technology: You will benefit from our investment in cutting edge technology. This includes our new website, which is guaranteed to place us near the top of any searches candidates and clients will make.

Team spirit: You’ll become part of a genuine sales team. The emphasis is on team. You’ll benefit from your team members cross selling for you, arranging meetings or you and passing pre-vetted candidates and leads to you.

Opportunities: Whether you want to be a successful consultant in your own right, move up the chain of command or launch your own division we have opportunities to suit the right people. 

What our team say:

‘I love working at Ascendant Recruitment because I am helping people to change their lives and each day is so varied. Everyone in the team is very supportive and here to make us the best at what we do – recruit great people for great clients!’ 

Kelly Charles, Senior Consultant, Office Support Permanents

 

'Ascendant is different to any other office or professional environment I have ever worked in. I love the fact that the office functions more as a family not just as a team, that everyone in the office will go above and beyond to support their colleagues, motivate one another and push one another to succeed, I love that this care and dedication flows out to how we deal with our candidates and clients.'

David Forbes, Divisional Manager, Office Support Temporaries

 

'I love the banter and breakfast on Fridays!'

James Cooke, Senior Temporaries Consultant

 

'I enjoy meeting and getting to know our exceptional candidates and helping them find their new job.'

Carrie Sherring, Consultant - Northamptonshire

 

'I feel lucky to be part of the AR team! Everyone has a great sense of humour and I enjoy the busy office environment. I also like the fact I have the autonomy to get on with my job but I know the support is there when I need it.'

Rosanna Stimson, Marketing Manager

 

'It's brilliant that we are given the opportunity to try new things, learn and develop and build a great brand using the key selling points of Ascendant Recruitment. Plus, I get to use lots of lovely puns, within reason!'

Mark Rushton, Copywriter / Marketing Executive

 

Recruitment process / expectations

We are much more focused on hiring the right people with the right attitude rather than recruiting for specific experience. Whatever your background, if this is an opportunity that interests you please get in touch!

Please call Nick Peacock, in the strictest confidence on 0778000 2696 (outside of working hours and during weekends if this is more convenient) or email nick@ascendantrecruitment.co.uk. You can also connect with Nick through LinkedIn.

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Recruitment Administrator/Receptionist
£16000 - £18000 per annum Bonus

Recruitment Administrator/ReceptionistPermanent£16,000 - £18,000 plus bonusMilton Keynes As Recruitment Administrator / Receptionist you will be responsible for provide a wide range of administrative support and reception cover to an extremely busy team! The key here is that you are able to work at an extremely fast pace whilst providing exceptional administrative support with vigour and energy! Your responsibilities will include: Meet and greet visitors to the officesAnswer incoming callsEnsure that the reception area and meeting rooms are always clean and tidyGreet and administer all paperwork for candidates at all levelsUpload and amend job descriptions to all systems and websitesMange multiple inboxesAccurately scan, print and upload documentsUpdate all trackersLiaison with external and internal stakeholders You will have some commercial experience, excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to grow your career in a fast paced and highly rewarding environment. If this sounds like the role for you, apply now for more information! 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.

Recruitment Administrator
Up to £18500 per annum

Temp to Perm Recruitment Administrator9am to 5pm Monday to Friday£10.00 per hourNorthamptonDo you have exceptional organisational skills?Do you have great attention to detail?Do you enjoy administration and getting things right first time?Yes? You could be just the person we're looking for!We are looking for a Recruitment Administrator to support the Manager in managing the recruitment process for a customer with offices nationwide. You will be the first port of call for the recruitment needs of the regional offices and ensuring that all back office administration is kept compliant and up to date.Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Uploading job advertsManaging Right To Work DocumentationLiaison with regional offices regarding their recruitmentDiarising appointmentsProducing weekly reports on regional recruitmentProduce a list of jobs on a weekly basisSkills/attitudeThe ability to multi-taskThe ability to pay great attention to detail even when the job is repetitiveThe ability to constantly reprioritise throughout the day to meet the changing needs of the businessDemonstrable desire to serve the team in whatever way you canPrepared to learn new things; determined to get it sortedHighly IT LiterateHighly numerate with a good knowledge of ExcelDue 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!

Part Time Recruitment Administrator
£18000 - £19000 per annum

Part Time Recruitment Administrator£18,000 Pro RataPermanentNorthamptonDo you have exceptional organisational skills?Do you go above and beyond to help meet targets?Yes? You could be just the person we're looking for!We are looking for a Team administrator to join our small but busy team of consultants. You will be the first port of call and must be confident on the phone and assisting with our consultant's administration.Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Answering the phonesUpdating databaseSending lettersLead gathering, establishing who the decision maker is, sending relevant information and updating our system. Diarise call backsMeet and greet candidates to registerRespond to external reference requestsGain references for the companyCV formattingAdvertise new job requirementsProduce a list of jobs on a weekly basisReport marketing statsSkills/attitudeA love of making order out of chaos!The ability to multi-taskThe ability to constantly reprioritise throughout the day to meet the changing needs of the consultantsDemonstrable desire to serve the team in whatever way you canPrepared to learn new things; determined to get it sortedHighly IT LiterateHighly numerate with a good knowledge of ExcelDue 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!

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