Skip to content

For Employers

Today’s jobs market is highly competitive with more vacancies and fewer job candidates. We are recruitment specialists with a proven track record of matching great candidates to roles and employers in Oxford, Oxfordshire and London. Why not let us make the recruitment process easier and help you to secure your ideal candidate.

We're Here to Support You

The Recruitment Market Has Changed. Have You?

Let’s work together in today’s competitive market to secure the ideal candidate for your job vacancy and your business. Here’s how you can help:

Knowledge is power.

Understand what's happening in your local jobs market.

Adapt to changing expectations.

Find out what today's jobseekers want.

Be agile and decisive.

Ensure your recruitment processes are quick and efficient.

Make your business desirable.

Give candidates compelling reasons to join you.

Reward and incentivise.

Offer hybrid working and flexibility, competitive salaries and relevant benefits.

Adapt and flex.

Be prepared to go the extra mile to attract the best people.

We recruit for Permanent and Temporary roles at all levels within PA and Administration, Marketing, HR and Finance.

Talk to us and let us help you navigate the market and secure the best people.


It’s a good question and one we are asked a lot.

It’s a good question and one we are asked a lot.

If you are a business owner, HR professional or people manager, chances are that you are finding the recruitment process more complex and time consuming than ever. This is likely to be particularly true if you are recruiting for a business support role, for example in PA and Administration, Marketing, HR and Finance, which is likely to attract a large number of applicants. Not only do you have to sift through piles of CVs to identify the best candidates, but you also have to co-ordinate and run interviews, manage expectations, maintain communications and deal with the many other aspects of the recruitment process.

We are specialists. Our Team will do it all for you, saving you time and money, and allowing you to focus on other priorities.

We have a fully vetted database of quality permanent and temporary Candidates at all levels, most of whom are readily available. This allows us to quickly identify the most suitable Candidates for your vacancy.

We will also advertise your vacancy widely using all available channels. Given current market conditions and our local networks, we are confident that we will be able to fulfil your brief quickly.

With over 20 years’ experience of recruiting in Oxfordshire and more recently in London, we have excellent local knowledge and are extremely well networked, so you can be confident of a great result.

Getting to know you

Our service is bespoke to you. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and find out how we can help.

Enter security code:
 Security code

Why choose Allen Associates?

Our Clients tell us that some of the best things about working with Allen Associates are our collaborative approach, great communication, ability to interpret their brief and identify the right people for the job.

Unlike many of our competitors, all the Candidates on our database have been vetted and approved by our Team. We interview every Candidate we register which means we get to know them, their history, motivations, career aspirations, strengths and weaknesses too.  Without this in-depth information, matching job-seekers to Employers and vacancies is guesswork.

The More the Merrier

Our Candidates

Our rigorous screening process ensures that only the best and most suitable Candidates with the greatest potential to fulfil your exact requirements, are presented to you. Using a combination of a technologically advanced CRM system with traditional methods and our Consultants’ personal knowledge and experience, guarantees that we will only ever present a manageable, pre-qualified shortlist of Candidates to you.  We  believe this is the only way to effectively match the right people to the right roles; it’s about quality over quantity and an approach that has been successful for over 20 years.

This has helped to establish us as a leading independent Recruitment Agency in Oxfordshire and London and is a key reason why we have continued to build long-term relationships with our Clients that enable us to add the most value now and in the future

Delivering outstanding service

We started with the express intention of providing Employers with an unbeatable standard of service - just as we would want for ourselves. It is integral to all that we are and do and means always being open and honest, sharing market knowledge and offering expert advice when it matters.

We work hard to make the Recruitment process as painless as possible. Our Consultants will do their utmost to exceed your expectations and find the right Candidates for you.


“It was an absolute pleasure working with your team, they took a difficult brief and managed to find an excellent candidate. As I am sure you are aware we had the vacancy with three agencies and your team by far excelled in terms of service and speed, so I was very pleased to be able to make the appointment with you.”

Sarah Westmorland, Director of People, Resourcing & Ops & Deputy CEO, Helen and Douglas House

“I’ve really appreciated the support on a recent recruitment. By taking the time to listen to not only what I did want but, probably most importantly, what I didn’t want, Constance was able to come up with a really creative solution to a recruitment challenge I was facing. Her ability to actively listen, be pragmatic as well as tenaciously holding onto the solution meant that she provided a genuinely added value service that worked in partnership with me is rare to find when using agencies. Thank you.”

Jodie Ashworth, Head of HR – Talent Management, The Orders of St John Care Trust

“I would like to thank Allen Associates for the very efficient and effective service you provided. You were able to provide two excellent candidates and your ongoing monitoring of our needs was much appreciated. We would have no hesitation in contacting you again if we need to recruit in the future. Thank you once again for your help and support at a challenging time for the school, I will be recommending Allen Associates to other schools who may find themselves in a similar situation to Northfield.”

Mary Whitlock, Chair of Governors, Northfield School, Oxford

“A thorough grasp of the culture and direction of the business has enabled you to secure another strong match for the department.”

Mark Crampton-Smith, College and County

We use cookies to give you the best experience of using this website. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies. Please read our Cookie Policy for more information.