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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

HR Administrator
£ 0

Derby, Nottingham


MS Office, Breathe HR, Sage 50, Money Soft

CIPD Level 3 Diploma

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Senior HR Business Partner
£ 0

Leicester, Nottingham, East Midlands, London, Remote

Permanent, Contract

Part time | Global HR | Matrix Organisation | Natural progression throughout their career

CIPD | Degree Educated

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L&D Manager
£ 0


Permanent, Temporary, Contract

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£ 0

Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, East Midlands

Permanent, Contract

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Senior HR Advisor | HR Partner | HR Business Partner
£ 0

Derby, Burton


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Leadership Coach & Consultancy ( from £400 day)
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HR jobs

£45,000 - £50,000

per year

Learning & Development Manager

Learning and Development Manager Nottingham (Hybrid) Are you passionate about driving growth and excellence through strategic learning? We’re seeking an innovative Learning and Development Manager to lead and...


per year

Head of HR

Distinct Recruitment are working in partnership with a great organisation to recruit a Head of People. This is an exciting role for the business. Responsible for providing leadership...


per year

People Analyst

We’re on the lookout for an experienced People Analyst (interim) during an exciting period of transformation. With an impactful societal mission, are you ready to make a difference?...

Competitive DOE

per year

Talent Acquisition Partner

Are you an experienced Talent Acquisition Partner seeking your next opportunity? Our client is looking for an experienced Recruitment Professional to join them and to help attract, retain...


per year

HR Business Partner

Hey, let’s talk about an amazing opportunity we have. We’re searching for a true gem to join this team as a HR Business Partner. This role is...

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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