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Finding the right office support staff isn’t always easy, especially when you have an ever growing to-do list. At Ascendant Recruitment, we have been specialising in office support recruitment since 2003 and know the market inside-out. We’ll take the stress out of your recruitment process so you can focus on other things.

We’ve built a reputation across Milton Keynes and Northampton for finding our clients talented office support staff and we’re proud to work with many of the best employers in the region. We realise each company is unique and ensure we take a tailored approach to suit your business.

Whether you need a receptionist, customer service assistant, administrator, PA, secretary, analyst and everything in between, we can help you find both permanent and temporary solutions.

So the next time you are recruiting and you want nothing short of a new office superstar, please get in touch. We’ll guarantee you an excellent service and introductions to some of the best office workers in Milton Keynes, Northampton and the surrounding areas, who you will not find using the traditional methods of downloading CVs from the internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Customer Service Advisor
£21250 - £21400 per annum

Customer Service AdvisorPermanent£21,250Milton Keynes We have an opportunity for an individual with Customer Service experience to join a fantastic, professional organisation that offers career progression and a great working environment. The position is 37.5 hours per work working shifts between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Take responsibility for incoming calls, emails and queries and either answer directly or refer to other departments, taking ownership until completionBe confident to receive and respond to enquiries in other service centre areas at peak times or to provide scheduled coverUse CRM and other appropriate systems to record enquiriesCo-ordinate cross-department communications and ensure the advisory teams are up-to-date and have relevant and appropriate information with which to support enquiriesSupport the delivery of projects relevant to your departmentEnsure compliance to data security, data protection and data confidentiality policiesOccasional travel to attend training and departmental/ organisation eventsMaintain an understanding of products and services availableIn conjunction with the Events Team, assist in planning, administering and booking of eventsMake outbound courtesy calls to contact individuals in relation to services We are looking for someone with: Experienced in managing multi-channel enquiries, phone, email, online chat and social mediaStrong motivator and trainer with experience in delivering against SLA'sKeen attention to detail ensuring high standard of written and verbal workExceptional customer service skills and experienceGood IT skills, including Word and Excel, and in maintaining a complex database including CRMOrganisational, planning and administrative skillsConfident and effective communication skillsProven ability to prioritise and deliver in a fast-paced environment If selected, the interview process is a three-stage process, starting with a 10 minute telephone interview, followed by an assessment and then final interview. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! 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.

Procurement Coordinator
£22000 - £24000 per annum

Procurement CoordinatorPermanent£22,000 - £24,000Bedford We are looking for a Business Graduate to join a busy procurement team, working directly with the Procurement Manager. Our ideal candidate will have already gained some commercial experience. This is a perfect opportunity to join a successful organisation offering development opportunities. You will work in the Bedford office the majority of the time, but some time will be spent in Milton Keynes. We need someone with a full driving licence. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Reviewing supplier agreementsConducting performance reviews with suppliersLiaising with other teams within the organisation to ensure smooth processesMaintaining the purchasing system, updating accuratelyPrice reviews with suppliersSupport to procurement projectsVarious reporting with use of Excel We are looking for someone who is: A Business Graduate with 2:1 or aboveA confident communicator, both verbally and in writingAbility to build strong relationships with colleagues and suppliers alikeEnergetic individual with a desire to achieve and succeedThat is creative, will suggest new ideasA self-starter with the ability to work independentlyWilling to travel to suppliers and other sites as requiredFull Driving License required 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.In line with new data protection legislation, we will hold your data for 14 days, and if by that time we have not communicated and put appropriate consent in place, we will delete your data from our systems.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!

Customer Service Administrator
Up to £17000 per annum

Customer Services Administrator37.5 Hours per week.£17,000paNorthamptonKey responsibilities will include but are not limited to:To drive call performance for outbound and inbound lines.To become the liaison for customers and stakeholders for your designated area.Meet daily, weekly and monthly KPIs provided.Support compliance activities and follow the company policies.To perform ad-hoc tasks.Identify process improvements and promoting continuous improvements in order to drive quality for customer services.Skills and Abilities:Good Attention to detailGood IT skills - particularly Microsoft OfficeEffective communicatorAbility to work on your own initiativeAbility to work under pressureGood team member with a positive attitudeDesire to support continuous improvement 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!

Payroll Administrator - Central Milton Keynes
£24000 - £27000 per annum

Payroll AdministratorPermanent, Full TimeUp to £27,000pa dependent on experienceMilton Keynes We are delighted to be working with a fantastic prestigious corporate client based in the centre of Milton Keynes. Due to a growing demand in their business and their busy workload it's now time to expand the team even further. We are looking for an experienced payroll administrator who is confident in all aspects of payroll.This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an excellent company who believe in giving back to their employees. With lots of opportunities for growth and progression our client also offers study support too! They are located 5 minutes away from the train station and has excellent links to all bus routes too! This is a permanent full time role offering a very competitive salary of up to £25kpa for the right person!!The Role:Responsible for the day to day administration of medium to large sized multiple client payrolls with no supervision; including administer RTI submissions and process end of year forms P60;Processing of pay scale & allowance uplifts, incremental rises and contractual changes as and when requiredUse PAYRITE payroll software efficiently, including import/exports and report writingTo process all types of manual payroll calculations, including salary sacrifice schemesTo have an extensive knowledge of PAYE/NIC and statutory payments eg redundancy, SMP/SAP, SPP and SSP when running client payrolls;Pro-actively develop and keep up to date with new payroll legislation and compliance;Pro-actively carry out payroll reconciliations and analysis with no supervision;Pro-actively liaise with HMRC and assist with more technical enquiries when they arise;To use own initiative to resolve issues and to assist the team where possible, by providing a range of solutions and seeking advice where necessary;Develops and maintain relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels;To work with other departments and understand the services that are being provided to clients (and not just payroll);Proactively communicate the full range of services offered by the national payroll team to clients.To have an extensive knowledge of pension schemes, including AE process and pension upload to pension providers website;To send BACS payments;Assist with small client setups and project work;Person Specification:Good IT skills, intermediate level of Excel is essential;Previous payroll processing experience is essentialMUST be able to work out manual payroll calculations to feedback to clients upon requestDemonstrates up to date knowledge of current payroll legislation and is confident in using payroll softwareExcellent communication skills (both written and oral) with clients and staff;Organises own work and prioritises own tasks;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!

Junior Finance Assistant
£9 - £10 per hour

Temporary Junior Finance Assistant£9.50 - £10phMilton Keynes Our client in Milton Keynes is looking for a junior finance assistant on a temporary ongoing basis. The ideal candidate will have had some exposure into an accounting role previously and have the ability to pick things up quickly.This role would be a great opportunity for an AAT Studier or a Finance Graduate looking to get into an entry level role.Role ResponsibilitiesProcessing invoicesSupporting the financial accountant with some year end accountsProcessing BACS PaymentsDealing with queriesCreating sales invoicesAssisting with management accounts roles

Warehouse Operative
£8 - £9 per hour

Warehouse Operative Temporary up to £9/ph Leighton Buzzard Start date of Monday 27th August working 7.30am - 4.30pm Ascendant Recruitment are recruiting for a warehouse operative on a temporary basis in Leighton Buzzard. This role does have the potential to go permanent, but nothing is guaranteed at this stage. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:General warehouse dutiesUnloading and loadingPicking and packingStock allocation We are looking for someone with: Attention to detail is absolutely keyStrong written and verbal communicationCompletion of any documentation that may be requiredFlt certificate and experience ideal but not essential Please call Gemma for more information 01908 200270 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. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! 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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