What Hunted Says

Hawkwood are a young, growing business that is still carving out its identity, presenting an opportunity for you to lead initiatives and help define the way they do things. With an informal dress code, flexi-working, free book allowance, L&D budget to spend on any education (even non-recruitment related), you'll be partnering with most of the top tech brands out there!

Key Info

Size< 10

Recruitment Sectors
HR & Recruitment

Hello there 👋

At Hawkwood, we specialise in recruiting HR professionals in to the Technology, Media and Creative sectors. Having launched in 2016, we're really proud of our amazing client base which ranges from early-stage start-ups through to large household names. Honestly, it's really fun working with innovative companies doing interesting stuff! We love being niche because it means we can keep very close to the market – more time dealing with people; less time endlessly trawling the web to find them! Still being relatively new, we're at the exciting stage of carving out our identity. We are a collection of entrepreneurial, curious minds who moved away from the traditional KPI-driven, agency-life in favour of a more collaborative environment in which we can have a wider impact.

Our Values... Right Option > Easy Option Productivity > Presenteeism Long Term > Short Term Overcommunicate > Communicate Transparent > Translucent

Kristian James, Founder

Hawkwood really like food, start-ups, tech and all puns related to these things🚀



Talent & HR Recruiter but more affectionately known as the sourcing guru of the office. When he's not finding a needle in a (LinkedIn) haystack, Peter can be found training for his upcoming Iron Man or exploring the culinary delights of SW London.


The youngest member of the Hawkwood team (who likes to remind us daily!) - when she isn't nurturing her KFC habit, she is looking after our candidates and building her knowledge of HR to prep for her upcoming Masters.

💡 Entrepreneurial Culture 💡

We embrace all things creative and entrepreneurial! Kristian runs an e-commerce business on the side and a few of us are keen bloggers. We fully support any creative/entrepreneurial side projects that you wish to pursue as, in addition to them giving us something else interesting to talk about, we believe that they are excellent learning opportunities that can benefit our agency too.


💸 Commission 💸

Ours is a monthly scheme with an increasing % based on surpassing certain thresholds: Thresholds Commission 0-5000 0% 5001-10,000 30% £10,000-20,000 35% £20,000+ 40% 25% of the placement fee is attributable to person who wins the client 75% is attributed to the person to successfully recruits the role (if these are the same person then, naturally, 100% of the fee goes to them!)


Operations Coordinator/all round go-to for the team. When she's not managing interview requests or putting new systems in place, Fiona can be found befriending the dogs of the coworking space, or wandering through the art galleries of East London.



We are based in a co-working office in Waterloo which is an amazing, informal space with countless office dogs, breakout areas and everything Southbank has to offer on your doorstep! 🏠Flexible and home working 🎓Learning & development budget to spend however you like 📚Unlimited free non-fiction books 🎶Audible subscription + Blinkist 💻 Work laptop + mobile phone 👟Every day is dress down 🏝25 days holiday + bank holidays 🧰LinkedIn Recruiter licence 🐱‍👤Exposure to how to run a start-up 🎡Monthly & Quarterly team socials


Recruiter, Sports Enthusiast and self proclaimed Gin Connoisseur. When she's not assisting agency recruiters make the transition in-house, you can find Harriet on the slopes or trying out new extreme sports across the globe!



Alice is a keen yogi that believes in a balanced life, so is equally likely to be found catching up with candidates in coffee shops as she is making friends in the kitchen at parties.

AI Themed Escape Room /Christmas Party 2019!

Stalk us on Instagram @hawkwoodrecruitment

AI Themed Escape Room /Christmas Party 2019!

Christmas Party 2019


Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size < 10

Recruitment Sectors
HR & Recruitment


  • Personal Development Budget
  • Onsite Fitness Classes
  • Startup
  • Breakout Area
  • Dress Down
  • Recruiter Licence
  • Great L&D
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Visible Commission Structure

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