Escalate Recruitment is the recruitment arm of myHRdept, who are a boutique supplier of outsourced HR services based to the West of London, established in 2002.

What type of roles does Escalate recruit for? 

HR, not surprisingly, but we also recruit for all support role. We’ve placed PA/Office Managers, marketeers, finance roles, even forensic scientists! We recruit for myHRdept’s clients (who span sectors – from celebrity chefs to the space industry) but also we’ll recruit for anyone who has a need that we can help with. Recruitment Executive Rob Ally has a particular interest in high tech vacancies, but the team cover all disciplines.

What’s the point of difference?

We’re HR people as well as recruiters. If you’re not a client already, we’ll review and update your employment contracts for free with your first recruitment.  How many other recruitment companies do that?!

How do we recruit?

We have access to all of the main CV databases, giving us access to the broadest range of candidates (literally hundreds of thousands) we advertise all vacancies on the nation’s most popular job boards (free with exclusive vacancies) and we search using Linked In and other recruiter tools

What do we charge?

There are no up front fees. If you’re a not a myHRdept retained client our rates are attractive at 15 – 18% per vacancy. If you’re a myHRdept client and if you’re prepared to grant Escalate Recruitment just 10 working days exclusivity, we’ll lop another 25% off the final bill. We don’t think you’ll find a better quote, but if you do we’ll consider a price-match (because it’s a competitive world out there.)

Supporting HR teams

So you’re an HR practitioner? As well as recruiting new HR people for you, we support HR teams, picking up excess workload, legal cases, ER investigations and processes. We undertake the same sort of work as law firms but we have oodles of workplace experience because we’re all either ex-industry HR people or ex lawyers. That means we can add value in a much wider context than an employment solicitor….and we won’t charge you £300 an hour!

We can supplement your team, recruit new team members and assist you in providing the very best HR service to your business in the most economical way. Follow this link to see how we support HR teams

Meet the team

Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you


Accounts Admin

We are looking for an Account Administrator from Monday to Friday from 08:00- 17:00

Responsibilities include:

Setting up of new supplier accounts and maintaining existing account details

Filing invoices

Data entry

Reviewing systems and processes and making improvements where necessary

Setting up new clients and maintaining existing account details

Producing invoices




Answering phones

Creating Sales Orders

Creating Purchase Orders

Queries through to resolution

Disputed invoices liaising with respective personnel through to resolution

Checking supplier invoices

Checking and calculating recharge values Checking records for previous issued invoices/ received AP invoices

Book calendars

Avica Cross reference SO/PO RaiseA/R invoices Enter A/P invoice Check any issues and query

LVC-Invoicing/ service sheets

Simply waste-cross reference waste certificate / recharge

TSC- calling of Southern Co op stores

Kindred-Monthly regulars, maintaining records and completing for M/E

Approval process completion entering to SAP System

Credit card statements x20+- coding each line item, entering each line item on A/P invoice

Ad hoc duties from Operation Manager

Ad hoc duties from HR Manager

Assisting colleagues

Holiday database-maintain, update and calculations. Keeping records and liaising with colleagues

Medical claims- from submission through to closure. Requesting documentation

Assisting with other roles and duties as and when required

Ordering of products as and when requested

Stationery ordering

Vehicle database and inspections in colleagues absence

Automotive Parts Sales Advisor

As a rapidly growing Company who are leaders within the automotive aftermarket, we have an exciting career opportunity for a Parts Sales Advisor.

We are looking for an outgoing Sales Advisor with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, who will contribute towards achieving branch and individual sales targets through developing sound customer relationships and applying effective sales techniques.

As the Sales Advisor you will be proactive and positive towards branch and company promotions and initiatives; leading on our aim to be the best supplier, employer and customer within our industry.

Main duties include

  • Working within the sales team on sales of product promotions by answering telephone queries and dealing with electronic queries
  • Fully satisfy customer needs in respect of any part orders, respects or queries they may have
  • Contribute to a positive team performance whilst working on personal benchmarks to optimise personal performance and work on sale product promotions
  • Liaise with the Distribution Co-ordinator as required ensuring delivery requirements to customers are met
  • Develop knowledge of products through study of internal literature
  • Use E-learning portal to improve performance

The ideal candidate will have experience in telesales and/or customer service, ideally gained in a fast-paced sales-driven environment.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Organised with great attention to detail
  • Customer focused
  • Dynamic, outgoing and energetic
  • Target driven, motivated by sales and able to deal with rejection
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • A team player with the ability to also work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • IT Literate 
  • Knowledge of car parts and MAM/Allicat are desirable 


Competitive + opportunity to earn a performance related bonus (£1000 per month for individual sales and up to £175 per month for overall branch target achievement)

Working hours

46.25 (average) hours per week, Monday to Friday with Alternate Saturday Working.

What We Offer!

  • 28 days annual leave, including bank holiday and opportunity to increase annual leave for time served
  • Online employee discount scheme including big discounts to local cinemas, theme park attractions, major retailers and much more
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Company pension
  • Internal Development Programmes
  • Career progression

Automotive Assistant Branch Manager

As a rapidly growing Company who are leaders within the automotive aftermarket, we have an exciting career opportunity for an Assistant Branch Manager based within our new Southend branch.

We are looking for a passionate Assistant Branch Manager, who with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, will help lead and work alongside our sales team boosting branch sales, customer relationships and hitting monthly sales targets.

As the Assistant Branch Manager, you will be proactive and positive towards branch and Company promotion and initiatives; leading on our aim to be the best supplier, employer and customer within our industry.

Main Duties include:

  • Daily Sales, Margin and Profit Performance to ensure the team/branch is staffed to deliver budget daily
  • Measure and Manage Sales Advisors against their KPI’s
  • Daily Communication with the Team to include team briefs, updates on performance and constructive feedback where customer standards aren’t being met
  • Recognise excellence with constructive feedback and use positive communication to engage the team
  • Ensuring the team are delivering excellent customer service and updating the Branch Manager where this has been affected

The ideal candidate will have the experience of working in a strong, sales, target driven environment within an automotive background.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Display qualities to manage and motivate a diverse team
  • Driven to achieve
  • Able to set high standards of work and appearance
  • Be focused on delivering excellent customer service
  • Confident and capable of leading by example
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ideally have experience of P&L Management, commercial management exposure and previous use of MAM or Allicat


Competitive + potential to earn up to £1000 per month for individual sales and up to £175 per month for overall branch target achievement

Working Hours

46.25 (average) hours per week, Monday to Friday with Alternate Saturday Working

What We Offer!

  • 28 days annual leave, including bank holiday and opportunity to increase annual leave for time served
  • Online employee discount scheme including big discounts to local cinemas, theme park attractions, major retailers and much more
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Company pension
  • Internal Development Programmes
  • Career progression


Team Facilities/Admin

Our Client in Bray, Maidenhead is currently recruiting for an exceptionally organised team facilities/ administror to join there team.

  • Co-ordinating the current team’s tasks - everyone is part time and works different days. Therefore, if someone is out of the office the task gets left until she returns. It takes too long for any project to be finished;
  • Writing some of my letters/documents, organising my diary and general secretarial work;
  • File management – we have files dating back several decades and, although we don’t call on them every year, finding some documents/files can take days.
  • Liaison with tenants – we are reactive and I would like to foster a closer relationship with tenants. We spoke of a business club ages ago and I still think that this would be a good idea;
  • Co-ordinating with Sam on Health & Safety issues – Sam deals with a lot of this but again we take too long to finish things;
  • Assisting with marketing;
  • Assisting on Project co-ordination – I take overall responsibility for projects but would welcome someone else for help organise tasks in a timely fashion.
  • 28 hours per week.

HR Administrator


HR Administrator – Maidenhead

We are looking for a HR administrator to join a busy team in Maidenhead. This role is to provide HR administrative support to the HR and ER team and deliver exceptional HR service to our clients. This role will appeal to an experienced HR administrator looking to consolidate their experience in a small close knit team environment.

Your role will encompass HR administration, general HR support, client work and ad hoc duties as and when required by the team.

Duties will include:

Preparing offer letters and contracts of employment

Managing client files and co-ordinating annual updates and activity

Demonstrate & advise clients on our HR system (HR Breathe)

First point of contact for client calls and support emails to the office, acting as ‘triage’

Supporting the HRM & ERMs with Client Work

Undertake client work on their sites as required

Preparing standard HR letters for clients

Preparing periodic reports as required

Carrying out DBS checks

Working to agreed SLA's

We require candidates who are highly organised and efficient with previous experience in a multi-tasking role and who have provided HR administration support for at least 2 years previously. It is essential you have a working knowledge of HR information systems, ideally with Breathe HR. You will have excellent MS office skills with a specific focus on Word (you should be an advanced user) and have a great attention to detail.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000.00 to £30,000.00 /year

PA/ Office Manager

PA / Office Manager, Oxford, Circa £40K (negotiable)


Our client, with £70m of funding behind it, is no ordinary start-up Company, and this is no ordinary PA / Office Manager opportunity. With government and industry support already secured this is your opportunity to become employee No3, supporting the CEO and COO as they rapidly increase their team to 40+ over the next couple of years.

Our client’s activities are of national strategic importance and their efforts will have an impact across the globe, enabling the rapid dissemination of manufactured vaccines to combat epidemics wherever they may arise. In helping to build this exciting organisation from the outset, our PA / Office Manager opportunity is unrivalled, and the successful candidate will have enormous scope and opportunity to help bring benefits to millions. Few jobs can offer that level of satisfaction.

Based near Oxford our PA will, in addition to the normal PA / Office Manager duties:

  • Assist the CEO and COO in scoping the first and subsequent offices and co-ordinate office moves as the organisation develops
  • Ensure impeccable facilities management
  • Support the administrative needs of existing execs and manage new appointee inductions
  • Take Board minutes and monitor actions, ensuring nothing slips between the cracks
  • Arrange and host VIP visits and co-ordinate exec travel plans
  • Become the CEO’s right arm, managing priorities effectively and gate-keeping diary, calendar and emails
  • Work with strategic HR partners myHRdept to set up HR systems, processes, policies and processes
  • Maintain finance systems, accounting records, expenses, records and day-to-day invoice payments.
  • Manage suppliers and negotiate deals with preferred contractors where required.
  • Be the first port of call for external enquiries, colleagues and visitors.

To be of interest for this unique opportunity you will:

  • Be demonstrably of degree calibre.
  • Have at least 2 years PA/EA and Office Management experience in a rapid growth environment
  • Be used to working with very senior executives, preferably with a scientific/research or similar high tech background
  • Be highly computer/tech literate, with exceptional MS Office skills, essential is the ability to build advanced PowerPoint presentations
  • Be a confident and skilful communicator in person, by phone and email
  • Be highly influential, balanced with high level diplomacy skills
  • Have superlative project management and organisation skills and a forensic attention to detail

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: circa £40K, negotiable for the right person.


Frontend Engineer

Front End Developer - JavaScript, TypeScript, React, AWS

Smart Energy company based in Central London are looking for Developers to join the growing business… You’ll be working on some cool projects and changing the world too ?

Working with TypeScript, React, and Serverless framework on AWS Lambda, you’ll be helping to build our next generation of portals for their platform.

Required skills

• JavaScript, ideally TypeScript too

• CSS and HTML

• Familiarity with React


• Knowledge of AWS Lambda and Serverless

• Building interfaces for data using tools like D3.js

• Accessibility and web performance tools and practices

• Experience with testing frameworks such as Jest, Puppeteer, Selenium

• Interest in reactive or functional programming

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