People are our passion and drive everything we do here at Sarah McKenna HR. We partner with businesses to attract the best HR talent to their teams, recruiting HR roles from Graduate to Director level across all industries.

Organisations come to us because they understand the importance people play in the success of their business. Our role is to support them by attracting the best talent even when they are not on the market.

We have built a strong reputation for not just knowing people but knowing the right people. Relationship building really is what we do best and we are committed to making the recruitment process and candidate experience as easy as possible.


Think of us as your extended HR team, dedicated to understanding your business needs, strengthening your workforce and driving business success.

We work closely with you to clearly identify the needs of your business and use our extensive network of HR professionals to promote your opportunities and attract the very best HR talent.

By taking the time to learn everything we can about your company, the role you are recruiting for and the candidates we represent, we create a strong alignment of all three elements resulting in long-term success and retention.

Providing a bespoke approach to every client we work with ensures that we place the right people, in the right role in the right business.

Sarah McKenna Meeting a Candidate Looking for a New Role


At Sarah McKenna HR we take great pride in providing a first-class, high-quality, and personalised candidate experience. Our success is founded upon effective communication, care and compassion.

Making it our utmost priority to gain a deep understanding of your unique career aspirations allows us to only make introductions we know would be a perfect fit for you.

As experienced HR recruiters we are able to offer you valuable advice and guidance on enhancing your CV as well as interview coaching and tips, ensuring that your skills and experience are effectively showcased. 

We genuinely care about getting it right for both our candidates and clients and take pride in ensuring that we place the right people, in the right role, in the right business.



Sarah Mckenna HR Recruitment


  • HR Director
  • Head of People & Culture
  • Head of Learning & Development
  • HR/People Manager
  • Business/People Partner
  • People Experience Partner
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Recruitment/Talent Partner
  • Recruitment – Administrator/Coordinator
  • HR – Administrator/Assistant/Officer/Advisor
  • Interim HR Consultant
  • Internal Communications
  • HRIS Lead


  • Alice Rudd

    I’ve seen Sarah McKenna mentioned across LinkedIn for a number of years and know that they are both highly recommended and reputable across the HR industry. One of the main things that stood out for me was Sarah’s personal approach. Sarah took the time to understand my experience and exactly what I was looking for whilst also supporting the next step of my career - their expertise and genuine interest helped me gain an insight in to the roles that would be suitable for me.

    I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Sarah and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking for their next move, I’ve had such a positive experience and smooth transition into my new position that I really couldn’t have asked for anything more..  If you are looking for a new role or are thinking about taking the next step, I would highly recommend reaching out to Sarah.

    Alice Rudd
    HR Coordinator, Nomad Digital
  • Chloe Ainsworth

    I have worked with Sarah on 'both sides': as an HR professional seeking a new role myself and as an HR professional appointing Sarah as recruiter to bring new talent into our HR team. In my eyes Sarah is the go-to HR recruiter. 

    Sarah understands what makes people tick and therefore has a very strong ability to place the right candidates into the right business. She takes the time to fine out about the culture of a business and the intricacies of the role to ensure she nails the brief, which happens every time. She will produce the right, few, quality candidates every time.

    I can honestly say Sarah just 'gets it'. Sarah is approachable, professional, realistic, personable and reliable!

    Chloe Ainsworth
  • Lori Casson

    Sarah was brilliant and I had a great candidate experience!! Having worked for the same company for 18 years and looking to transition from retail to HR - the process was unknown and daunting, but Sarah was a great support. She had an amazing understanding of the role she was recruiting and spotted something in my CV that she thought could add value to the organisation. Throughout the whole process Sarah was a great communicator and always at the end of a phone or email to answer questions and through her genuine and natural approach she was always honest with her feedback and able to boost my confidence when it was needed. I'm so pleased to have been successful with my application and very thankful for Sarah's support. Sarah has set the bar extremely high in terms of my experience and would not hesitate to recommend.

    Lori Casson
  • Vicky Williamson

    My experience during the recruitment process with Sarah was made so easy, from first contact with her till the last she was professional, supportive and knowledgeable. I am now working in a job I'm excited about! She took the time to really explain the role and company to me, no contact with her ever felt rushed and this helped me feel confident I had everything I needed in my interviews. I was kept really well informed during every step and knew exactly where I was during the various stages. 

    I honestly think Sarah really understood what both me and the company were looking for. I would recommend Sarah to any HR professional or department every time.

    Vicky Williamson
  • Ruksana Kausar

    The support Sarah provided to myself during my job search journey was very valuable, from understanding my potential to requirements in achieving a good work life balance the guidance and advise was second to none. Sarah was attentive to my wish list for my next role ( it was a long list) and she didn’t let me down from the first interview to starting in the role and regular checkins … not forgetting the beautiful flowers. A great service just what you need from a recruiter who represents you to a client. I would definitely recommend to my network, employers look at using agencies as well candidates looking for their next HR Role.

    Ruksana Kausar
  • Aggie Chapman

    I can't recommend Sarah enough. Her expertise in the recruitment sector and dedication to her clients show at all times, she made the whole process plain sailing. Not only did she provide me with all the information I needed, offered support and valuable advice, but she was always available and responded to any query I had in a timely manner (even when she wasn't in the office that day!).

    What really makes her stand out is her friendly and caring approach towards the people she works with, you cannot doubt that she wants to find the perfect match for her clients.

    Aggie Chapman
  • Bethany Lucas

    Sarah has been fantastic in supporting me into a new role within HR. I first spoke with Sarah earlier in the year at which point we discussed what type of role I was looking for and the kind of organisation I was hoping to join. Sarah helped me to identify a role and I'm pleased to say thanks to Sarah's help, I was offered the position. I would highly recommend reaching out to Sarah if you're looking to find a new role. She is knowledgeable, approachable, and will offer support throughout the process!

    Bethany Lucas
    HR/ER Advisor, Humankind
  • Jo Brown

    Sarah supported me into a new role and the support she gave me was invaluable. Sarah has the ability to understand the needs of each employer and match this with candidates. She is open, honest and transparent in her approach, and I felt informed each step of the way.

    Jo Brown
    HR Manager, Nifco
  • Jo Shreeve

    I would highly recommend Sarah for any HR recruitment both as a candidate and recruiter. Sarah has very recently helped me secure my next move and throughout the process I found her to be helpful, attentive and professional. One of the values Sarah has demonstrated to me is her honesty and integrity. She is open from the offset and will truly get to know you as a candidate before placing you forward for a role as she understands the importance of it being the 'right fit' for both parties and I view this as huge benefit. I will happily use Sarah again for my own career development and equally reach out to her should I have any recruitment needs of my own. Huge thanks again Sarah, you have been an absolute joy to work with and I am happy we have connected 🙂

    Jo Shreeve
  • Helen Emerson

    Sarah is very personable and makes sure you have all the information at each point in the process. Also, follows up with you even when you start your new job. Every piece of information was given and any questions were answered quickly. I was fully updated on each company and the people involved in the process. The best recruiter I have used and the only one who stayed in touch at every stage and went above and beyond.

    Helen Emerson
    People Advisor, NSK
  • Caitlin Maloney

    I would recommend Sarah to anyone! It was a wonderful experience working with her. She took time to talk through with me different job roles she was recruiting for to find the perfect fit for me. I now have my dream job working for a fabulous company, a role I would never of applied for, if it wasn’t for Sarah’s insight and encouragement that it was the perfect job for me. I’m very grateful for all her help.

    Caitlin Maloney
    Group HRBP, Lucion
  • Jessica Atkinson

    I’d recommend Sarah to anyone looking for their next HR role. Sarah took the time to understand my current role and what I’d like my next role to be. She’s understanding, honest and always on hand to answer any queries- making the whole process so seamless. Thank you for all your help Sarah!

    Jessica Atkinson
    HR Assistant, NEAT
  • Sabina Ahmed

    Very satisfied as the communication between me and the agency was very clear. They were prompt in informing me of what was needed.  Thank you for all the help i was given throughout the process and interview tips.

    Sabina Ahmed
    HR Administrator, NEAT
  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah came across as enthusiastic and genuine. She was very responsive and seemed keen to ensure a good fit for roles. The flowers and brownies were a very well received touch! Thank you!

    Sarah Smith
    People Partner, Advanced
  • Helen Maloyd

    Excellent, great communication with Sarah with care and compassion. Very professional. Thank you again to Sarah, I really appreciate you finding me a great opportunity in a sector I love.

    Helen Maloyd
    Senior HR Specialist, Egger
  • Zoe Mulvaney

    Highly recommend reaching out to Sarah if you’re looking for your next opportunity! Sarah helped me secure my current position, she really took the time to get to know me, my values and exactly what I was looking for in terms of personal development and organisational culture, and was super supportive and helpful throughout the whole recruitment process. Can’t thank Sarah enough!

    Zoe Mulvaney
    Senior HR Advisor, Banks Group
  • Lindsay Fitzhugh

    Extremely satisfied, the service was 10 out of 10. Natalie is exceptional and an absolute credit to the agency. I feel the professionalism, advice and help that Natalie gave me was exceptional. I would highly recommend the agency, I had a first class experience.

    Lindsay Fitzhugh
    Regional People Partner, Humankind
  • Leah Green

    I felt that Sarah considered my needs as well as the client’s needs and put me forward for a role that was best fit for all parties concerned. Sarah was personable, kept an open communication and was always at hand should I have needed anything. The communication did not stop after my appointment and Sarah McKenna HR Recruitment ensured that the communication kept open. I would definitely recommend Sarah McKenna to any Company seeking to hire a HR professional and I would also recommend them to any HR professional seeking a new opportunity.

    Sarah was always available to support me in preparing for interviews and was always at hand to address any concerns I had about the recruitment process. I felt her empathetic, professional, informative and encouraging approach provided me with greater confidence during the interviewing stages.

    Leah Green
    HR Advisor, Katmex


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