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We search and select the very best candidates for your business.

Kosmos is a boutique recruitment consultancy focused on the supply of high calibre support staff. Our ever evolving network is built on established relationships, ensuring our extensive searches yield the very best candidates.

We founded Kosmos Recruitment with the view to providing an outstanding, bespoke service to our clients and the highest quality representation for our candidates. Our aim is to place talented and motivated support staff in interesting and suitable opportunities on either a temporary or permanent basis.

At Kosmos we are passionate about matching candidates with clients to help each develop and attain their goals. Our model is proven by the repeat business we maintain; our resources and expertise enable us to give our clients the time they need to find the perfect person.

Our regular clients range from Corporates, Investment Firms and Family Offices to Tech Firms, VIPs and Entrepreneurs. 

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

  • Our unique approach is to work with a small, hand picked selection of clients to add maximum value to our bespoke service.
  • Recruitment is in our blood, we are constantly learning from our experiences and we bring a wealth of knowledge to all our client searches.
  • We really get to know our clients, their values, culture and their requirements. We understand and develop our candidates so that we can place them in the right roles and environments, ensuring that an optimum working system is formed both within the recruitment service and within our clients' businesses.  
  • Our reach goes beyond a traditional Recruitment agency because we offer on-going recruitment consultancy to all our clients.
  • We recognise that candidate engagement with job searches is ever changing so we have a multi-platform approach to every search.
  • Our reach extends across a number of networks, producing an excellent referral system.

Victoria Naylor-Leyland (née Howard-Jones)
The Founder of Kosmos

“Effectively, we work closely with clients seeking to enhance the productivity of their company, be it for a large corporate office, an individual or anywhere in between”

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Charlotte Howard-Jones
Commercial Director

Graduating in 2001, Charlotte began her career as a Photographer’s Assistant, working long hours the world over, finding herself dutifully fulfilling her responsibilities despite being halfway up a telegraph pole, winched down the side of a large cruise ship or keeping her cool in a nuclear bunker.

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We find the most talented and motivated candidates for your businesses, recognising that they need an ability and enthusiasm to adapt to and thrive in your company 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
  • HR Professionals 
  • Chief of Staff
  • Researchers

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


  • Anything from 1 day+
  • Individuals or bespoke pools of temps
  • Kosmos’ payroll or yours
  • Available out of hours
  • Virtual 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 is ISV PA skills testing 

Candidates > Careers Service > Guidelines >

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: 

[email protected]

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:

[email protected]

Guidelines for temporary candidates

At Kosmos Recruitment Limited we value our temporary candidates. Joining our Temp Team gives you added benefits, including:

  • A friendly, honest and efficient service
  • Temp bookings that suit you
  • Competitive top rates and pay
  • In some cases, an opportunity to turn a temporary booking into a permanent job

Please follow the below guidelines to ensure both you and the client have a good experience throughout your time as a Kosmos temp.

If this is your first time temping, please do call Victoria who will be able to talk you through general guidance and tips on how to get the best out of temping.


Please fill out your timesheet and submit it to us each Monday by 09:30 am at the latest. At the start of your time at your temp job you will agree who is best placed at the company to sign your timesheet. If the person who normally signs off your hours is going to be away, please make sure you have agreed on another person who can do this for you.

Scan and email your timesheet to [email protected]


Our accountant will email your payslip to you on Mondays. You will be given a password and pin number to access and download your payslips.

You can log into www.epayslips.com to access and download a history of your payslips whilst temping with Kosmos Recruitment Limited.

Running late

Tube delays or other issues happen. Please let your temp job know asap if you are running late. Please also inform Kosmos Recruitment – email, text or a quick call. These things happen, but we need to know where you are plus the client may bring it up with us so it is better if we are aware. Obviously make up the hours you have missed.

Sick days

If you are ill, inform your temp job immediately and also inform Kosmos Recruitment.

Dress code

Rule of thumb: better to be dressed too smart than too casual. Most offices will tell you how to dress, but if you are not sure please check with us or adapt to what you see others in the office wear.

Working from home

Please do not assume you can work from home as a temp. Other people in the office may work from home – this will have been specifically agreed with their managers and HR. As a temp the rules will most likely be different for you. Only work from home if this has been specifically agreed with HR or the people you report to.

Further questions

Any further questions please get in touch with the Kosmos team.


Victoria Naylor-Leyland: 07863 341732

 [email protected]


Charlotte Howard-Jones: 07887 893254 

[email protected]


Office: 020 36247741

Kosmos office and general enquiries: [email protected]

Candidate application:  [email protected]

Please note due to our interview schedules it is best for any new prospective candidate to initially email us rather than call.