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Hawkwood specialise in placing People & Talent professionals in to Technology & Creative brands on a permanent, fixed-term contract and freelance basis.

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A specialist in People Operations & Talent Acquisition recruitment. Roles we recruit include:


  • Chief People Officer

  • VP People

  • Head of People

  • People Partner

Successful placements include


  • Head of Talent Acquisition

  • Talent Acquisition Manager

  • Talent Acquisition Partner

Successful placements include

zoe People & Talent Recruitment


  • Head of Learning & Development

  • Learning & Development Partner

Successful placements include


Our client base ranges from seed and Series-A funded technology start-ups right through to large publicly-listed brands.

The Hawkwood team are based in London but recruit across the Europe, Middle East and East Coast US.

We’re a niche specialist search partner and spend our days networking specifically within the People & Talent space to make sure we have access to the best talent and our finger on the pulse of the market.

Our reputation is our most valuable asset; hence we invest heavily in good service and nurturing long-standing relationships.

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CONTINGENTPERMANENT & FTC Our client base ranges from early-stage technology start-ups right through to larger household names. Our primary focus is London but we do occasionally support vacancies in other cities in the UK or further afield!We’re very niche and spend our days networking within this small space to make sure we have access to the best talent. Our reputation is all we have, so we make a real point of investing in good service and nurturing long-standing relationships.
Flexible Freelance HR & Talent Consultancybilled on a fortnightly basis HR & TALENTCONSULTANCY
SEARCH A dedicated market-mappingcampaign followed by multiplerounds of tailored screening.

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We love entrepreneurship and relish the chance to help start-ups make their first HR or Talent hire.

Frequently, Founders can benefit from some input on the job description and salary benchmarking, and we’re only too happy to offer any insights that we can. With this in mind, even if you are only in the exploratory stage, please do get in touch.

Navigating your first People hire can be tricky as there is a lot to consider. To help, we’ve prepared a detailed step-by-step guide that you can download for free using the link below:

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“ZOE recently engaged Hawkwood to run the search for our first In-house Talent Acquisition hire. During the initial briefing call, we stress-tested the key considerations of the various different viable candidate types, before agreeing on a solid brief. This also included re-jigging the selection process slightly to ensure we could engage with some of the best passive candidates, in addition to those who were actively seeking a move at that time.

Having met a great range of Talent Acquisition professionals with relevant tech start-up experience, we ultimately hired someone who had an appealing mix of earlier experience in larger consumer tech brands, with more recent experience independently launching and developing a TA function in a start-up – much like the task in hand at ZOE!

Overall, we’re really happy with both the process, the collaboration and the outcome; our new recruit is playing a central role in attracting great people in to our business, improving talent density and as a result shaping a culture where all Zoentists feel they can do the best work of their lives.”


George HadjigeorgiouCEO at ZOE

zoe People & Talent Recruitment

Thanks George, our pleasure!

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