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We search and select the very best candidates for your businesses and private households.

Kosmos is a bespoke recruitment consultancy focused on the supply of secretarial and support staff for businesses and private households, on either a permanent or temporary basis. Kosmos additionally acts on a bespoke Executive Search basis for clients looking to fill senior level and graduate roles. 

We founded Kosmos with the view to providing the highest quality representation for our candidates and an outstanding service to our clients. Our aim through Kosmos is to place talented and motivated candidates in interesting and suitable opportunities within business and private households.

We are passionate about matching candidates with clients to help each develop and attain their goals. We look for candidates who are highly motivated, resilient, resourceful, reflect on their work and build good relationships to place with our clients who range from investment firms, corporates and family offices, to VIPs, entrepreneurs and private households to name but a few. 

"A Kosmos is a complex and orderly system, such as the Universe. The opposite of Kosmos is chaos."

We really get to know our clients, their values, culture and the requirements of their roles and know, understand and develop our candidates so that we can place them in the right jobs and environments, ensuring that an optimum working system is formed both within the recruitment service and within our clients' businesses and private households.  

Our service helps to enhance productivity for both clients, candidates and other employees. A great deal of our business depends upon repeat business, recommendations and referrals – we therefore focus on candidate development and a consistent service to clients, working to place exceptional candidates in successful, growing businesses and private households.

About Victoria Naylor-Leyland (née Howard-Jones), the Founder of Kosmos:

After Graduating from Edinburgh University, Victoria gained experience as an assistant working in the finance industry and for UHNWIs.  With this knowledge she went on to gain extensive experience as a recruitment consultant supplying permanent, temporary and contract staff, including being Head of The Temp Desk for  a leading London-based recruitment consultancy.

Victoria further diversified her experience by working for a period within an education firm working on the supply of tutors for many VIP families. This insight into a more sophisticated approach to contracting, technology/apps and marketing required within the more developed tutoring sector allowed Victoria to see how recruitment in this modern era could be structured to enhance the client and candidate experience and overall value proposition. 

This combined experience and vision, built around core client and candidate relationships, fuelled Victoria‘s ambition in founding Kosmos.

Alongside Kosmos, Victoria sits on the board for the careers’ network for graduated students of a top UK independent school. In this role, Victoria has helped with her team to put in place many career, internship and networking programmes that offer advice, mentoring and work opportunities for present students, recent graduates and those further down their career paths. 

Victoria holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and has attended training courses with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. Victoria has additionally completed a Foundational Coaching Course. 

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Clients

'Effectively, we work closely with clients seeking to enhance the productivity of their workforce, be it in a corporate office, a private family home, or anything in between.' Victoria Naylor-Leyland, Founder  of Kosmos.

We find the most talented and motivated candidates for your businesses and private households, recognising that they need an ability and enthusiasm to adapt to and thrive in your company or household ethos. We represent candidates who are highly motivated, passionate about what they do and looking to make a real difference in their next role - be it a permanent or temporary placement.

Many of our candidates are registered through our own network, direct approaches and recommendations but also through anonymous, bespoke search and selection campaigns.  We select our candidates through the Kosmos AMA Assessment - Ability, Motivation and Attitude - which combines competency and strength based interviewing.  We only present fully registered, assessed and informed candidates to our clients. 

 

We offer expertise in recruiting for secretarial and support staff; specialising in:

  • Senior Level Business EAs & PAs
  • Office Managers|Operations Managers
  • Team Assistants|Administrators
  • Receptionists|Front of House
  • Facilities|Office Services
  • Private PAs & Lifestyle PAs
  • HR Professionals 

We additionally act on a bespoke Executive Search basis for clients looking to fill senior level and graduate roles. 

TEMPORARY SERVICE

  • Anything from 1 day+
  • Individuals or bespoke pools of temps
  • Kosmos’ payroll or yours
  • Available out of hours
  • Virtual Service 

PERMANENT SERVICE

  • 6-stage bespoke placement process
  • Recommendation informed by full personal interview and assessment*
  • After placement coaching for new employees available on request

* If required, additional Psychometric testing is also avaiable with our specialist Assessor as are ISV PA skills testing 

Candidates > Careers Service >

Share your experiences, determine your preferences and get matched with permanent and temporary roles that suit you.

We are here to help you make, and importantly achieve, the right next choice. Whether you are looking for a career change or looking for your next/first challenge, we care and want to guide you in your search to ensure that you make the ‘right’ decision.  Your job is a big part of your life and choosing your career and then finding the right environment is one of the most important decisions you will make during the journey of your career.

It is our duty to put you forward for the ‘right’ roles and guide you before, during and sometimes even after the process.  Our service is here to mentor you and guide you on CV layout, interview practice, career guidance and advice – thereby maximising your experience and opportunity for success.

If you are looking to make a career change, want to discuss future permanent, contract or temporary opportunities, or seek mentoring, please email your CV with a covering letter to: 

candidates@kosmosrecruitment.com

Kosmos Recruitment Limited promotes diversity and equality at all times.

1:1 Careers Coaching 

For all our candidates we offer a general careers and advice service. 

If you are looking for a more tailored  service, we provide a bespoke Kosmos Careers Service. This is very well suited for individuals looking for specific 1:1 careers coaching  sessions covering the following:

  • Interview practice
  • CV writing: format, structure, content
  • Cover letters
  • Career advice and guidance
  • Access to industry experts for further specific guidance and insight
  • Assistance in applying for jobs and guidance through the negotiation process
  • Recent Graduate/School leaver advice to help you make informed decision about your career

* Additional coaching for Psychometric tests can also be arranged with our specialist Coach 

For more information on price and packages available please contact:

victoria@kosmosrecruitment.com

Contact

Victoria Naylor-Leyland

Mobile:  +44 (0)78 6334 1732 

London Office Team:  +44 (0)20 3624 7741

Client information request:  victoria@kosmosrecruitment.com

Candidate application:  candidates@kosmosrecruitment.com

Kosmos office and general enquiries: office@kosmosrecruitment.com