Hire Talent

Hawkwood specialise in recruiting HR professionals in to the Creative, Media and Technology sectors of London. We place HR Generalists (HR Assistant, HR Advisor, HR Business Partner, HR Director, etc) and In-House Recruitment professionals at any salary level on a permanent, contract and interim basis.

In what is becoming an increasingly competitive candidate market, we adopt a relentless approach to uncovering top talent.

Hawkwood invest huge amounts of time networking within the Creative and Technology sectors to ensure that we are in touch with most people, as opposed to just those applying to online job adverts.

This involves proper headhunting (not just sending speculative LinkedIn messages, but actually getting on the phone), market mapping, asking for referrals and engaging with people through blogs.

The rise of freelancers within HR & Talent Acquisition

We know that the needs of your business are changing constantly, and this is especially prominent within the start-up or SME community.

With that in mind, we can offer the flexible support of generalist HR and Talent Acquisition professionals seasoned in making an immediate, positive impact.

When would I need freelance support?

  • You’ve just received funding and need to hire quickly and cost effectively.
  • You need HR support with employee relations issues, M&A activity, training or coaching.
  • You need someone to put the fundamentals of a HR function in place such as employee handbooks, employment contracts, etc.

You don’t necessarily need to commit to hiring a permanent HR or Talent Acquisition professional unless you think you’re really ready.

We have a large network of experienced Freelancers who are tried and tested within businesses similar to yours.

Talent Acquisition professionals with candidate networks that they can tap in to immediately, bypassing recruitment agencies, and HR professionals who have seen it all before.

You can partner with these people on a flexible basis, only paying for the days they work, and we will take care of all of the administration. If the work slows, we can close things off at short notice saving you money and ensuring your HR and Talent needs are met on time and in-budget.

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We work with companies of all sizes...


Are you thinking about hiring your first ever HR Manager or In-House Recruiter?

We can help you decide what you need, source and assess candidates to ensure you hire someone who is right for your business at this critical stage of its journey.


We have a strong track record of placing HR & In-house Recruitment professionals with large businesses within the Creative, Media and Technology sectors. You'll find some examples on our home page and in the testimonials below!

  • I engaged Hawkwood to help me hire an in-house technology Resourcer – not an easy find! They listened to my needs carefully and didn’t try to change my requirements to suit the candidates he was working with. Every candidate they supplied was relevant for the role and we made a hire incredibly quickly. This was my first experience in hiring someone to report to me and I found Hawkwood to be very supportive and they gave loads of good market advice. I would recommend Hawkwood to clients and candidates alike.

    Victoria Bradford – Talent Acquisition Manager, World First
  • I approached Hawkwood initially for some advice regarding my job search – I found them to be very knowledgeable about the market and they spent considerable time giving me expert advice which really helped shape my job search. I secured an excellent position with a leading venture builder and am grateful for their help. I would highly recommend Hawkwood to individuals looking for a new opportunity and companies who are looking for a trustworthy and reliable recruitment partner who takes the time to listen and understand.

    Lottie Barnfield – HR & Talent Manager, Salary Finance
  • It has been an absolute pleasure working with Hannah. She spent the time to get to know our company culture, helped me to scope out the job spec and develop my understanding of the type of candidate that would suit the role. She sent through excellent candidates, always kept me up to date with feedback and helped to secure an amazing new recruit for my team. She’s also very funny, optimistic and really cares about finding the right person for you and the right opportunity for the candidate. I can’t recommend her enough!!

    Philippa Munitz – Head of People, Capital on Tap
  • Peter is an excellent recruiter. He is friendly, transparent and was very communicative during my job search, which put me at ease. I felt he had a very tailored approach to matching my skills and experience with relevant roles and many of his clients feature the most innovative tech companies in Europe. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone searching for a new role within HR.

    Charlotte Strachan – Recruitment Coordinator, Google DeepMind
  • I have recently used Hawkwood to recruit an In-house Recruiter and was thoroughly impressed with the service. They understood what I needed and helped me refine the brief, prior to sending me a strong shortlist of candidates, from which I subsequently made a hire. The process was extremely straight-forward and I was kept updated throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend Hawkwood to anyone looking to recruit an HR role.

    Egle Skorobogatoviene – HR Director, Stepstone