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HR is at the heart of everything we do and is the area most aligned with our own line of work. Consequently, we like to think that we have an in-depth understanding of the ins and outs of HR.

We pride ourselves on bridging the gap between companies and exceptional candidates.

We recruit across the following disciplines:

Distinct’s UK talent and people Director, Becky Downes, smiling at a colleague who is off-camera.

Representing your business

The job market is constantly evolving and thus the requirements and pressure put on HR teams is ever-growing, from DEI to remote and hybrid working, this isn’t an industry that stands still. As a result, new vacancy requirements are ever-changing. 

At Distinct, we like to think of ourselves as an extension of your team. Someone who understands the intricacies of your business and can ensure that any candidates put forward match the job spec, culture and environment of your business.

Distinct’s talent acquisition partner, Louise Carling, smiling at a colleague who is off-camera.

Collaborative candidate service

We offer an honest and collaborative service to HR professionals. As you embark on the next step of your career, we’ll share our insights around market trends and relevant hiring companies.

We spend time getting to know all of our candidates. This includes a detailed review of employment experience and skills, as well as an understanding of any personal traits or passions, ensuring that we find the perfect role.

Your FAQs

Our services cover permanent, temporary and fixed-term recruitment across the East Midlands and London regions.

We support mid and senior candidates starting at level 3 CIPD qualified, as well as levels 5 and 7. Common job titles we recruit include:

HR Officer
HR Advisor
Senior Advisor
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Recruitment Business Partner

HR Manager
Head of People
Head of Talent 
HR Director

Whether you have a team of 50 or 30,000, we partner with businesses of all sizes. Our clients include some fantastic brands, including Boots, CO-OP, Frasers Group, Games, Hillarys Blinds, Next, Workshop, SCCL and SC Johnson.

A big part of our client service includes our established network. We also utilise national job board advertising and LinkedIn, to really maximise our search. 

As experts in HR recruitment, we will advise on who is the best fit for your role. We’ll always follow this up with a face-to-face, video or telephone meeting to bring our candidate profiles to life. We’ll arrange the entire interview process. From two-way preparation through to an acceptance offer or rejection.

We’ll also update potential employees at every stage, so that your brand will be represented in the right way, no matter the outcome.

We very rarely see fully remote positions in the HR market. However hybrid positions are much more common and our growing network in London is helping to facilitate this demand.

When you partner with us in your job search, our approach is to be open and honest. We’ll be sure to manage your expectations and won’t make false promises. The market can be competitive. So we’ll ensure you’re completely prepared throughout the process and confident at every step. 

HR candidates

Group HR Director
£ 0

Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, West Midlands

Temporary, Contract, Permanent

Strategic Leadership | Change Management | Performance Management | People Management & Development

Degree Educated

Represented by

HR Assistant | HR Coordinator | HR Administrator
£ 0

Leicester, Birmingham, Coventry, West Midlands, Remote


Workday | SAP | Microsoft Office

Studying CIPD level 3 with two units to complete

Represented by

£ 0

Nottingham, Leicester

Contract, Permanent

Stakeholder Relationship, Management, Coaching and mentoring, Project Management

CIPD Level 7

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HR Manager (SME)
£ 0

Lincoln, Leicester, Nottingham

Permanent, Part-Time

Sage Payroll

Assoc CIPD

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People systems and data analyst
£ 0


Contract, Permanent, Temporary

Cascade | VBA | Power BI


Represented by

HR Assistant
£ 0



Microsoft Office

Msc Human Resources Management

Represented by


HR jobs

£35,000 - £40,000

per year

HR Advisor (3 month FTC)

Do you ever get the feeling that bliss is just to get alongside managers and help them manage their people better, particularly when it comes to employee relations?...

Competitive DOE

per year

Head of People & Culture

Join forces with Distinct Recruitment as we collaborate with a great FMCG organisation to seek out a Head of People & Culture. This pivotal role marks an exciting...

Up to £40,000

per year

Reward Specialist

Join a brilliant team as a Permanent Reward Specialist! Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with a fantastic retailer? We’re on the lookout for a...

Competitive salary

per year

People Services Operations Manager

Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? Are you passionate about fostering a positive work environment, empowering teams, and driving impactful projects forward?...

HR team

19 years experience

Louise Carling

Talent Acquisition Director
Specialises in mid-senior HR market, permanent & interim recruitment
12 years experience

Becky Downes

UK Talent & People Director
Specialises in senior HR market, permanent & interim | £60k plus.


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