Part-time HR jobs

In today’s marketplace, a full-time role is no longer the be-all and end-all. Both clients and candidates are increasingly seeking the flexibility of part-time opportunities. And that’s where our experience and expertise can make all the difference.

From administrative jobs to high-level strategic jobs, we have placed candidates into a wide range of part-time positions. Our experience spans all industry sectors too.



News in Part-time HR

Jane Middleton & Harriet Lavender, Managers of our Part Time team, discuss the recent trends surrounding flexible working...

More than two-fifths of employers would now be willing to consider a job share for a senior role, research by flexible working consultancy Timewise has found.

Workplace flexibility, the rise of nationalism and the explosion of the gig economy are all key trends in 2017

Impressive list of powerful working mothers here...more part time hr professionals to join this list in 2016/2017.

Increased flexible or agile working means more and more people are in danger of experiencing isolation. Colin Stuart, managing director of Baker Stuart, explains what needs to be done to keep remote workers connected.



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Part-time HR jobs testimonials

The part-time HR recruitment team at Oakleaf did a great job in putting forward quality candidates for our vacancy in a very short time frame. They took time to really understand the company, its ethos and aims and the type of candidate we required in terms of skills set and personality. They were a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend them to others.

Camilla Avery - Head of HR & Advocacy Recruitment, LPC Law

Part-time HR jobs testimonials

The part-time HR recruitment team at Oakleaf did a great job in putting forward quality candidates for our vacancy in a very short time frame. They took time to really understand the company, its ethos and aims and the type of candidate we required in terms of skills set and personality. They were a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend them to others.

Head of HR & Advocacy Recruitment

Part-time HR jobs testimonials

The part-time HR recruitment team at Oakleaf did a great job in putting forward quality candidates for our vacancy in a very short time frame. They took time to really understand the company, its ethos and aims and the type of candidate we required in terms of skills set and personality. They were a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend them to others.

Head of HR & Advocacy Recruitment

Part-time HR jobs testimonials

I am writing to thank you both for all the support & time you have given me during the interview process. During the whole process, you have been very supportive & very positive about me & the role. You have communicated professionally & in a friendly way all the time and provided every detail about the job, interview process, directions to the offices or any feedback given by the clients. I also greatly appreciated your quick follow-ups with the clients and come back with a quick answers. Really hats-off to you how you manage your work load while working as a part-time.

Part time L&D placed candidate

Part-time HR jobs testimonials

I am writing to thank you both for all the support & time you have given me during the interview process. During the whole process, you have been very supportive & very positive about me & the role. You have communicated professionally & in a friendly way all the time and provided every detail about the job, interview process, directions to the offices or any feedback given by the clients. I also greatly appreciated your quick follow-ups with the clients and come back with a quick answers. Really hats-off to you how you manage your work load while working as a part-time.

Part time L&D placed candidate

Part-time HR jobs testimonials

I wanted to drop you a line to let you know that it I have found your initiative of starting a part time HR desk at Oakleaf a breath of fresh air and wanted to congratulate you upon it. I have been working with both Jane and Harriet from a candidate perspective for about six months now and have found them nothing but professional and positive in their outlook. It is rare to encounter recruitment professionals who recognise that their business is fundamentally about relationships and who spend their time investing in this. Over the last five years it has been near on impossible for me to return to work on a full time basis however I am now ready to go back to the city and feel that this is the time where it can work with my family set up. Jane has been incredibly encouraging as although deep down I know I have valuable experience it is disheartening when companies don’t respond back nor give feedback as to why you aren’t selected and Jane has mitigated this. I also believe that she is able to talk to clients on my behalf and able to fully explain my situation to her clients as she acts as a trusted advisor to not only them but also myself. I still feel that some organisations are blinkered in their outlook to people who are seeking part time opportunities and are less open to exploring these possibilities. They seem to look for the issues that might arise when actually they will probably get a more dedicated hard working person in return who is incredibly grateful of the flexibility. Although I haven’t found a suitable opportunity yet I am hoping I will in the next couple of months and believe that as the world is a small place there are chances I will be able to help Harriet and Jane in the future perhaps on the other side of the table.

So, thank you for setting up the desk as I am sure I am not the only one who feels the benefit of Harriet and Jane’s invaluable work.

Senior Resourcing Candidate (Part Time)

Part-time HR jobs testimonials

I wanted to drop you a line to let you know that it I have found your initiative of starting a part time HR desk at Oakleaf a breath of fresh air and wanted to congratulate you upon it. I have been working with both Jane and Harriet from a candidate perspective for about six months now and have found them nothing but professional and positive in their outlook. It is rare to encounter recruitment professionals who recognise that their business is fundamentally about relationships and who spend their time investing in this. Over the last five years it has been near on impossible for me to return to work on a full time basis however I am now ready to go back to the city and feel that this is the time where it can work with my family set up. Jane has been incredibly encouraging as although deep down I know I have valuable experience it is disheartening when companies don’t respond back nor give feedback as to why you aren’t selected and Jane has mitigated this. I also believe that she is able to talk to clients on my behalf and able to fully explain my situation to her clients as she acts as a trusted advisor to not only them but also myself. I still feel that some organisations are blinkered in their outlook to people who are seeking part time opportunities and are less open to exploring these possibilities. They seem to look for the issues that might arise when actually they will probably get a more dedicated hard working person in return who is incredibly grateful of the flexibility. Although I haven’t found a suitable opportunity yet I am hoping I will in the next couple of months and believe that as the world is a small place there are chances I will be able to help Harriet and Jane in the future perhaps on the other side of the table.

So, thank you for setting up the desk as I am sure I am not the only one who feels the benefit of Harriet and Jane’s invaluable work.

Senior Resourcing Candidate (Part Time)

Part-time HR jobs testimonials

I was a candidate, seeking a part time HR role. I was actively searching roles independently as I found most agencies could not assist with a part time search. However, it was a pure joy and a complete flood light at the end of a tunnel to have found the help of Harriet Lavender & Jane Middleton who run the specialised part time HR desk. They reassured me that there were indeed more part time opportunities then I believed there to be in the HR market and restored my confidence that I could balance new family commitments as well as return to the workplace to a role that suited my skill set. Within a few months (inclusive of the Xmas period) I found the ideal 3 day week HR role! Without their assistance of their part time initiative, my search would have been much longer & miserable I am sure.

So, overall my feedback is that with there being a desk dedicated to part time opportunities has been a hugely helpful find and one that I hope continues to thrive, seeking the recognition it deserves.

Kelly Xavier - Head Of HR, City PR Agency (3 Days)

Part-time HR jobs testimonials

I was a candidate, seeking a part time HR role. I was actively searching roles independently as I found most agencies could not assist with a part time search. However, it was a pure joy and a complete flood light at the end of a tunnel to have found the help of Harriet Lavender & Jane Middleton who run the specialised part time HR desk. They reassured me that there were indeed more part time opportunities then I believed there to be in the HR market and restored my confidence that I could balance new family commitments as well as return to the workplace to a role that suited my skill set. Within a few months (inclusive of the Xmas period) I found the ideal 3 day week HR role! Without their assistance of their part time initiative, my search would have been much longer & miserable I am sure.

So, overall my feedback is that with there being a desk dedicated to part time opportunities has been a hugely helpful find and one that I hope continues to thrive, seeking the recognition it deserves.

Kelly Xavier - Head Of HR, City PR Agency (3 Days)

Part-time HR jobs testimonials

I have worked in HR for the last 16 years so I understand the importance of the relationship between a Recruitment Agency and a candidate.  I have been actively looking for a new part time position during the last 6 months, and have registered with and been interviewed by many agencies.  In my experience Jane Middleton is a real credit to Oakleaf Partnership and a distinct cut above consultants at other agencies.   Jane is a first class HR Professional who gives honest and constructive feedback and is a great support during the transitioning period when moving jobs.  I have also dealt with Harriet Lavender when Jane is not in the office, and she too is professional, responsive and supportive.  Looking for a new role is a full time job in itself and can be exhausting.  Jane and Harriet make life that bit easier for candidates like me.  Jane and Harriet are outstanding professionals whom I have and continue to recommend to my contacts in the HR profession.

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