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Now, more than ever, we understand how hard it can be to find your dream job. Please browse through our current job vacancies to see if we can help.

Job hunting in challenging times

The impact of Covid-19 on the Oxfordshire and London jobs market

A message to Job-Seekers from our Managing Director, Kate Allen:

The outbreak of COVID-19 has re-shaped the UK jobs market and caused a rapid drop in the number of vacancies, many redundancies and significant demand for each vacant role. 

We are adapting our ways of working to meet the current challenges in order to continue to provide the exceptional levels of service you expect. 

Please keep a close eye on our jobs page for the latest permanent and temporary vacancies at all levels in the four key areas that we recruit for: PA and Administration, HR, Marketing, and Finance.

If you have any suggestions of ways in which we can support job-seekers during these challenging times, please contact me at

Working with you in challenging times

Established in 1998, Allen Associates’ has developed an excellent reputation for getting to know its Candidates and successfully matching their skills and aspirations with great roles and the best employers in Oxfordshire, and more recently, in London. One of our key points of difference as a recruitment agency is that we interview every single Candidate that we register, regardless of whether they are looking for a Permanent or a Temporary role. This pays real dividends in that we get to know you, your motivations, career aspirations and strengths so that we can find the right opportunities for you.

Prior to the UK’s lockdown in March, we were able to interview and register Candidates speculatively. Since then, the jobs market has become exceptionally competitive with large numbers of people now actively looking for work or new career opportunities while fewer employers have roles to fill.

Unfortunately, this means that we are no longer interviewing and registering general, speculative Candidates that are not applying for specific vacancies. This is a temporary arrangement and we are very grateful for your patience and understanding.

“Thank you to the team for your help and support with my job search. I hugely appreciated the regular contact that I received which was a refreshing change and a great experience compared to other recruitment agencies I have used in the past. I will definitely contact Allen Associates again in the future in relation to my career.”


Applying for a specific job

If you are new to Allen Associates and interested in any of our vacancies, and if your skills, experience and ambitions closely match the criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us using our online application form and one of our recruitment consultants will be in touch with you shortly.

If you have already registered with Allen Associates, there is no need to contact us or to apply. We will automatically assess your suitability for every new vacancy we receive and we will contact you if we think you’ll be a good match for the role, the organisation and the employer’s specific brief.

We are here to help

Please browse through our News & Advice Centre for helpful blogs, ‘how to’ guides and other resources which we hope you will find useful. Please also keep an eye on our social media channels for details of any new job vacancies.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs page for more information. 

Thank you for your interest in Allen Associates and we wish you every success with your search.

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We take the time to fully understand what you want from your next position.. Our focus is on you - your aspirations and your individual needs.


“I love the job and I feel very lucky to be working in such a prestigious and beautiful place. I would also like to say that you have all been so friendly, efficient and professional. I have done a lot of agency work in the past and you have been the best agency to work for by far!”

You are not just a number to us

No two jobs are the same, just as no two people are the same either. One person’s priorities, requirements and ambitions for their career will be very different to someone else’s and it is our job to understand precisely what these are. We can help to position you as the Candidate of Choice for those Employers that best match your requirements and we will only contact you about positions that we believe are a good fit.

“From start to finish, the experience was wonderful. Allen Associates really stand out from all other recruiters. I put this down to them meeting you and being personable and actually having a vested interest in you. You feel like a person, not a number with them. Thanks again for everything!”

Rachel Ennis

“Very professional and not at all ‘salesy’ which is a refreshing change. The consultants I had contact with all seemed to know what they were talking about. I’ll come again!”

Gillian Gammon

“Everyone I have spoken with is incredibly polite, professional, and easy to work with. All updates have been timely, replies to contact have been near instant, and in general everyone has been friendly and efficient. So thank you!”

Rosanna Sheehan

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