Who We Are

We are experts in the business of people

We have two passions – people and business relationships. We believe they both matter. And when both are finely tuned, organisations thrive.

If you have bold intentions and want sustainable change, you need us on your side. A critical, strategic and trusted partner. Hugely committed, we empower clients across the full HR and leadership spectrum.

Working across many sectors, our culture is collaborative. Every consultant in our team has held senior roles and has exceptional expertise in their field which means when you work with us you get experience, integrity, and an unsurpassed breadth of knowledge.

With over 20 years’ experience, our bespoke service is tailored entirely for your needs, providing support across the whole employee lifecycle.

We believe in long term relationships, working flexibly with you as your business evolves to tap into the full potential of your people and deliver great results.

People Business – Inspiring people and organisations to be their best and deliver the extraordinary.

Join our team

We are always looking for great people to be part of our team, and are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Salary: £18,000 – £21,000

Location: Ottershaw, Surrey

Hours: 37.5 hours – 9 – 5.30 Monday to Friday

Contract Type: Permanent

*Please note – failure to submit a cover letter in line with the questions below may result in automatic rejection*

About People Business

People Business is a small HR and development consultancy based in Ottershaw, Surrey. We currently consist of about 12 people but we are constantly growing and developing. We also have a wide network of independent specialists, all of whom believe in working true to our values.

About the role

Due to our expansion, we have a newly created role for an Office Assistant with previous office experience, to join us on a full-time basis. It is a demanding and broad ranging role within a small close-knit team in a business with a fun, dynamic and caring culture.

Reporting to the Office Manager, this office-based position offers the opportunity to get involved with all aspects of our business. In this varied role, you’ll provide general administration support across the team, coordination and implementation of office procedures, maintenance of our office space and equipment and generally ensure that the office is run efficiently.


This role will vary greatly from day to day and responsibilities include but aren’t limited to:

  • General office administration, management of the office common areas and facilities
  • Extensive email correspondence, answering phones and handling mail
  • Project and marketing administration; formatting proposals, contracts, correspondence, and slide decks
  • Maintaining electronic filing and other office systems
  • Monitoring and managing inventory of office supplies and equipment
  • Scheduling meetings, booking, preparing and clearing meeting rooms
  • Assisting with special projects such as client dinners, team events etc
  • Liaison between the team and our IT support company, as needed
  • Holiday and absence cover for other support team colleagues

About You

  • Good MS Office skills – Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Teams
  • Experience using remote access and virtual platforms and willingness to learn new technologies
  • Well organised with an eye for detail, able to multi-task and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and telephone manner
  • Motivated and confident, willing to flex and grow with our business and our people, unafraid to take the initiative and lend a hand
  • Capable of thinking on your feet, adaptable to changing priorities and workflows
  • Resourceful, able to work on own initiative with limited supervision
  • Understand and respect the importance of discretion within the role
  • Experience as an Office Assistant or in a related field

How to Apply 

Send the following to recruitment@peoplebusiness.co.uk :

  1. CV 
  2. Cover letter to include answers to the questions below – failure to provide this information may result in automatic rejection.

    • Can you get to Ottershaw on a daily basis?
    • Can you work Monday-Friday 0900-1730?
    • Do you have the right to work in UK?
    • When are you available to start work?

HR Consultant

A challenging and exciting new role in a growing consultancy business in Surrey focused on providing bespoke integrated HR services to our SME clients, across a variety of private sector, not-for-profit and public sector organisations.

Established in 2000, we have benefited from long standing relationships with our clients, supporting them through many phases of growth and change.

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced client focused HR professional to join our HR team at People Business in Ottershaw, Surrey.

Our consultants’ experience extends across all aspects of HR. Members of our team include former HR Directors, Learning and Development and Organisational Development experts, Change Management and Mediation Services professionals.

Our consultants are MCIPD qualified, with a variety of psychometric, coaching and business qualifications.

The Role

You will work as an HR Consultant in our HR team assisting CEOs, Directors and founders from a variety of different industries to plan, develop, support and deliver customised HR services to meet their business needs.

These will be across all HR disciplines including recruitment and selection; reward; employee relations; employment legislation; employee engagement; talent management and learning and development.  In addition, you will be very involved in helping to develop and grow new business.

You will also play your part in developing relationships and business with existing clients and developing new client opportunities for the team, responding to client interest, preparing proposals and pitching for work.

Although the role is full time, we would consider a candidate who could work four days a week.

You will have:

  • A business or HR related degree (desirable)
  • CIPD (preferred) as well as a keen interest in keeping up to date with current employment legislation and employment related people themes
  • Excellent relationship building and teamwork skills
  • A “can do” attitude
  • Self-managing – strong skills in planning, organisation, problem solving and analysis and good attention to detail
  • The ability to understand a business very quickly and the confidence to lead work with clients to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Good networking skills. Experienced in creating and following up business opportunities
  • IT literate with MS Office, Teams/ Zoom

If you are interested in joining us, please send us your cv with a covering letter to recruitment@peoplebusiness.co.uk