At Oakleaf, we have an exceptional record of placing people into HR jobs across all sectors including industry and commerce, financial services, third sector and professional services, both here in the UK and beyond.
These include opportunities for HR Generalists and professionals with specific experience in:
Working in HR can be a hugely rewarding career, and we have several HR jobs that could prove the ideal fit for both candidate and company. Whether you’re seeking head of HR jobs, senior HR roles or HR agency work, it’s easy to upload your CV and will only take a few moments.
As a specialist agency, we’re fully committed to matching individuals to the right HR jobs and our HR recruitment consultants will do everything in their power to arrive at a solution that suits all parties. When it comes to HR staff hiring, nobody does it better than us, so read on to find out more about the roles we have available, the latest news, and the superb Oakleaf team.
We boast a wealth of experience in HR staff hiring and have helped a number of people realise their ambitions of working in HR.
You can find some of the HR jobs currently available below – simply select the ones that interest you for further details on each position. Hit ‘Apply Now’ if you feel a role is right for you, but if not, you can register for job alerts and we’ll be sure to notify you of any postings that may interest you.
We like to keep our finger on the pulse and we want to keep you fully informed of all the latest developments about working in HR. Below, you can find regular news and views from our expert team including a range of interviews, blogs, how-to guides and much more to ensure you remain in touch about all things HR.
We strive to place the perfect people in the perfect HR jobs, and we’re proud of our proven track record of doing so. Here are just a few reasons why our specialist HR recruitment consultants are setting the standards for others to follow:
We were named a Sunday Times Best Small Company to Work For three years running and we like to think that accolade is not without merit. We take great pride in the Oakleaf family, and we hope they feel the same way about working here. We care greatly for our team, and they invest huge amounts of time and effort into finding the right people for the right roles – that’s why we’re the best when it comes to HR staff hiring.
Whether you’re searching for HR roles in London, Birmingham, Manchester, or anywhere else, we’re here to help. You can search for a wide variety including head of HR jobs, graduate HR assistant roles, senior HR vacancies, HR consultant jobs and more.
You can upload your CV via our simple online form and if you register for alerts you’ll receive regular notifications of any HR jobs that become available. And, for businesses seeking to fill one or more positions, registering a vacancy takes only a few moments.
Of course, if you have any queries about HR staff hiring then do not hesitate to contact us – our friendly, expert team will be only too happy to answer your questions.
Learning and development
Diversity and equality
Simon Hunt and Gavin Jones highlight the surging demand for HR, Reward and Payroll talent across the UK
Simon Hunt, Sarah Alexander and Lauren Hewlett review the broader HR, Professional and Financial Services markets and the growing demand for recruiters.
As a perfect finale to Oakleaf’s Pride month celebrations, we were honoured to have Matt Lindley as the guest speaker of our “Pride Fireside chat”.
Gareth Evans shares some findings on the challenges of hiring recruiters in an increasingly competitive market...
Oakleaf Bids & Contracts Manager Bronwynn Joyce highlights the importance of Nelson Mandela Day and its meaning to her.
In the last of our LGBTQ+ Hero of the Week series, Thomas Godden highlights the story of Russell T Davies.
"The best candidate experience I've had with recruitment agencies!
Robyn helped me find my dream job during the pandemic and she really stood out from other agency recruiters!
She always found the time to catch up, answer any questions I had, update me on the recruitment processes and help me prep for interviews.
She really cares about the candidates she works with - I can't thank you enough Robyn!"
Lara Hornillos, HR Coordinator
"Having previously worked with Oakleaf as a client, Zoe reached out to me when discoverinfg that I was looking for a new role and she has been a delight to work with throughout.
In a candidate heavy, job light market, Zoe took the time to truly understand the type of role (in terms of seniority and scope) and company that I was looking for and managed to find me a great match.
Personable, always checking in and informative about the interviews, I'd recommend Zoe to anyone looking for a more consultative approach to recruitment."
"Oakleaf have been wonderful to work with and have been great in every department. I couldn't recommend them enough from my personal experience.
Zoe has been a delight, easy to get hold of and has been a joy to work with. If I've had a query, I know she would get back to me and help where she can!
Couldn't recommend her enough!"
"Becky recently supported me when I was made redundant and looking for a new role whilst faced with the backdrop of COVID and all the uncertainty the pandemic brought with it. My candidate experience exceeded all expectations and I felt extremely well supported and well informed throughout.
Becky would provide good insight and advice, was prompt in relaying feedback to and from all parties during the stages of interview and to a high standard of professionalism throughout.
I am delighted that the search resulted in a successful placement, and small touches such as a good luck message for day 1 and regular subsequent check ins on the role, really demonstrated that Becky's focus and candidate care doesn't end once the position is filled and the search concluded.
I am delighted to have Becky as part of my professional network and would not hesitate to recommend."
Louisa Conway, Talent, Leadership & Development Director, Molson Coors.
''Zoe contacted me regarding an opportunity within Whitbread. When we spoke about the role, she listened to my career aspiration along with my salary expectations. Given the market climate and despite being unemployed throughout the pandemic period, she helped me secure a promotional opportunity very quickly, in fact in matter of days. She has regularly contacted me throughout my assignment and offered me any additional support, specifically, with my onboarding process.
I have been very impressed with Zoe's professionalism and how she goes about managing both her candidate and client's expectations. I would happily recommend Zoe as a candidate and a future client."
"I connected with Rebecca a couple of years ago and she placed me in a job I love!
Rebecca provided a smooth process, communicating thoroughly and eloquently.
I would describe her as a commercially minded and approachable Consultant, always keeping in touch and offering advice and ideas.
I would highly recommend her to candidates and clients."
Natasha Hayiannis, Recruitment Partner, Bill's Restaurants
"It has been a pleasure working with Alan. He helped to secure my current role and was professional but engaging throughout the whole process.
He takes time to understand candidate profiles to search for the correct role rather than selling roles that are not suitable.
Alan is there through all stages to support his candidate's search including the aftercare piece once someone has started their new role which is much appreciated during the current pandemic.
I would definitely work with Alan again."
Anneeka Patel, HR Manager UK, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
“It took just 5 weeks from Alan and I first speaking about my job search to me securing an offer, which I think speaks for itself in terms of service, particularly in these unusual times!
Alan was great at fully understanding what I was looking for and making sure that I was well prepared for the unusual virtual interview process.
He also played a key role in keeping me upbeat through the search and managing through to an offer I was happy with.
I have worked with Oakleaf in the past too as a candidate, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend again.”
Needle in a haystack springs to mind when I'm looking for my next opportunity.
I'm one candidate of many so how will I get noticed?
Yet with Georgia and the Oakleaf team it feels like a solid partnership. The support is phenonemal. They truly spend time building a relationship with you, returning your calls and emails and even when it's a no from the client it's handled with dignity, respect and openness.
I've been fortunate to have secured a role through the support of the team and I value their honesty, support and guidance. I know they'll keep me in mind for future opportunities as they recognise the value of long term authentic partnership.
Head of Inclusion & Wellbeing, Professional Services firm
Amy has been a breath of fresh air. Having been a bit wary of recruitment consultants in the past, Amy has proven that they are not all alike!
Her easy, friendly but professional attitude coupled with her solid advice, guidance and patience has helped me secure a superb HR position.
I cannot thank her enough and would not hesitate to recommend her to other HR professionals looking for their next move.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Lauren and her colleagues at Oakleaf when I decided to return to work after an eight year career break. Having just completed a 3 month Return to Work plan as my only recent experience, Lauren was quick to champion me as a candidate and helped me appreciate the relevancy and value of my skills.
Within just six weeks, Lauren had identified numerous opportunities, very efficiently arranged insightful briefings, interviews, feedback exchanges and an offer! I was so impressed! What I appreciated most was Lauren's professionalism and genuine commitment to matching her clients and candidates, both technically and culturally.
I have no hesitation in endorsing Lauren and the Oakleaf team and look forward to working with them again in the future.
Having taken on a new role I had an urgent need to strengthen the team to meet the demands of an ambitious people agenda. I contacted Richard and the team without hesitation with high confidence they'd meet the brief. Richard assigned Ella Milligan to support the search given her knowledge of the region and strong network. She was a total delight to partner with - professional, knowledgeable, responsive and hard working. One of the roles in particular was a tough brief, but Ella's diligence and expertise delivered. I got strong candidates throughout and found the two senior additions to my team who are both outstanding. Quick, seamless, professional and personal service. Great job. Highly recommend Oakleaf and Ella.
Daniel Gallo - Director of People & Culture, McLaren Racing
Alice has been extremely helpful and attentive in my job search. She has helped me to find an even better position than I was hoping for and has been in regular contact with me to answer all of my questions or queries! Happy to and have already recommended both Alice and Oakleaf to my friends!
Kimberley Atkinson - Pinnacle
Kimberley Atkinson - Pinnacle
Robyn is an excellent recruitment consultant. She listened to my career objectives and helped to focus my interview preparation in the right areas. She is well informed, professional and committed to providing a first-rate service.
David Haynes - Internal Recruiter at Multiplex
Amanda Underwood - CPO Rhubarb
May I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for a truly exceptional experience from Oakleaf during my job search. I've worked with a number of agencies and I can honestly say that the level of service provided by Oakleaf is exemplary. My lead consultant, Georgina Knowles, kept in touch with me regularly, I was always well briefed about potential opportunities and I felt well prepared for interviews. If Georgina was away, her colleagues would contact me so it felt like I had a whole team working with me and supporting me during the process. Many thanks to all of you.
Learning and Development Partner, Financial Ombudsman Service
Recruiter contact, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Oakleaf are true experts in the HR market. They take a huge amount of time to understand their clients' needs, culture and their environment, ensuring that they always present relevant candidates that are a true fit for the roles they are working on. Few agencies consider all angles, and this sets Oakleaf apart from their competitors.
Hanna Neuborn - Head of Recruitment, Merkle
I just want to say thank you and again convey how impressed I am with Oakleaf. I've dealt with many recruitment companies in my time and this experience has been, by far, the most positive. You are all lovely, extremely knowledgeable and dedicated, and seem to fully understand the markets you're working in.
HR Projects & Governance Manager, Prudential
My experience with Oakleaf has been excellent. I've worked with Zoe Bradley and Sarah Alexander, and both are very professional, caring and diligent in the way they work with me and the company I've been interviewing with. Zoe has been relentless in finding me the right role. I also went to a Future Leaders event on 5th July which was excellent. I met a lot of the Oakleaf team, and everyone was very personable and friendly.
I’ve only worked with Rebecca for a short amount of time, but Becky’s professionalism was evident from day one. Becky has made a difficult recruitment process a lot easier with her prompt responses, frequent updates and overall hard work. Becky has maintained a positive, cheerful demeanour throughout the recruitment process. I look forward to working with Becky a lot more in the very near future.
Recruitment Advisor, EY
"It is so refreshing to meet a Recruitment Company that places as much importance on candidate management as client management. Oakleaf impressed me from the moment we started talking - Rebecca and Sarah have both taken time to get an accurate understanding of my job search requirements which translates to a more worthwhile exchange when a suitable vacancy arises."
Clare Tipton, HR Manager
Service oriented, honest, and highly competent: Gareth Evans epitomises the characteristics of a true professional in the recruitment space. I had the pleasure of working with Gareth as he represented me in my first job search in London. He spent time understanding my value proposition to employers and utilised the skill of his team to think more broadly about roles that might be of interest. I was particularly impressed with Gareth’s commitment to keeping in touch to provide feedback at each stage of the process, to ensure both cultural and skill fit. Gareth comes with my heartfelt recommendation and I wish him every success in his new Associate Partner role – well deserved!
Courtney Weston, Learning and Development Manager - MS Amlin
I feel very thankful to have found my way to Oakleaf, I've had one of the best experiences I've had with a recruiter and really enjoyed working with Zoe and her colleague Gareth. I will certainly recommend Oakleaf Partnership to my growing HR network in the UK from now on.
Peter Hannabus, Interim Talent & Development Manager - Aspen Insurance
Oakleaf are a great agency to work with, they have made the entire process fluid from start to finish. Alice Hamp has been incredible, from the initial contact of informing me of a job role, throughout the interview process, up until today. Alice put me at ease through the recruitment process, understanding my recruitment needs, and sourcing the right position for me. It doesn't at all feel like a business transaction, and more like a professional relationship. Thank you Alice!
Ritu Kapur, HR/Recruitment Advisor - Warner Bros
I worked with Jessica on a recent placement and I found her to be a very professional individual who is able to understand the requirements of both the candidate and the company for which she is recruiting. Jessica is an excellent communicator, giving regular updates and offering assistance at each stage of the process. I would recommend Jessica and Oakleaf Partnership to anyone who is currently searching or recruiting for a new role.
Lucy Causbrook, HR Resourcing Associate - LaSalle Investment Management
I cannot thank Oakleaf enough for their support on this opportunity - they were thorough, responsive and provided honest feedback and great guidance throughout.
Dione Dash, Group Pensions & Benefits Manager - DS Smith
Oakleaf are a friendly group of professionals who take a personal interest in helping you to find the right work to match your skills and experience. I have found them to be very proactive when contacting me about potential roles, which has been really helpful as a HR professional just starting out looking for my first contract role. In addition to this I have received support with CV writing, which has been invaluable to enable me to correctly brand myself. I fully recommend Oakleaf as a recruitment agency.
Helen Harrower, Learning & Development Specialist
Having recently set out on the path to finding a new role, I feel I've encountered the full spectrum of customer service from external recruitment firms and, for me, the Midlands team at Oakleaf are up there with the best of them.
The always friendly and helpful team remained in frequent contact with me throughout my search, even if only to tell me they were still looking or I'd been unsuccessful in my applications; an often overlooked level of honesty I truly appreciated and commonly found wanting from others.
Unlike so many others it seems, these guys really do see the value in building lasting relationships with job seekers which I believe sets them apart in the current market.
Christian Freeman – Reward Specialist
Oakleaf is in my experience from both a personal and company perspective the best HR recruitment company in London. The consultants get to know their clients so that they have a good understanding of their requirements and they deliver.
Jess assisted me earlier in the year when I was recruiting for an HR Advisor. She really understood the brief and as a result the candidates that she presented were a good match. Jess kept me fully informed throughout the process and provided a very good service.
Margaret Kilcoyne - HR Director, Stonehage Fleming