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Presales Solution Architect Manager

Surrey £95000 per annum 2 days ago

Presales Solution Architect Manager £100k + Package Remote Working   Ventula have partnered with a global IT services firm who are seeking a proactive and driven Presales Solution Architect manager to join their rapidly growing Solution Architecture team. The right candidate will need to have proven presales experience dealing with Azure and be confident working on public and private clouds. Successful candidates will have a hunger and desire for sales and have a wealth of experience they can share with their team. We are looking for a great communicator who can articulate themselves to senior stakeholder level and be confident being the manager and mentor coaching a small network of professionals. You should apply today if you are looking for a position where you can be constantly challenged and make a difference, which will include implementing KPI’s, producing performance reviews and providing outstanding leadership to the solution architecture staff and clients.   Key requirements: Understanding of Private and Public clouds Networking Understanding of governance in management groups, policies, and blueprints Understanding in perimeter security Agile Environments Backup and DR Database and file services IAC / CAC templates DevOps CI/CD and pipelines Kubernetes/Docker AKS/EKS   If you are driven and looking for a new challenge then this is the right role for you, whilst this role will be mostly remote, you will be required and need to be comfortable going on client site visits when needed. You will also be required to go into the office, based near Windsor, a couple times a month when government guidelines change. This role is perfect for anyone who enjoys working in a team and wants to contribute towards success, our client are offering a competitive salary of £100,000 plus bonus. If this sounds like you then please apply today.

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Operational Excellence Analyst

Nottingham £45000 - £50000 per annum 2 days ago

Insight Analyst – Process Improvement – Financial Services - Nottingham - £45,000- 55,000 + Package   Ventula have partnered with a global Financial Services organisation who are looking for an Insight Analyst to join their Operational Excellence team.   The right candidate will need to be passionate about problem solving, analysing data with the overall aim to improve customer experience. You should apply if you are highly analytical l minded and has a natural flare and affinity with numbers. You will be able to spot trends and pull insights from call centre data. Identifying opportunities through analysis and then influencing change in existing processes via a data driven approach.   Successful candidates will have a degree in Mathematics and Statistics or similar and will be very numerical minded, this role requires you to be confident analysing numbers to help drive change and reduce reaction times.   Required skills: Proven Experience as an Insight Analyst Mathematical or Statistics degree or similar Analytical mindset with the ability to spot trends amongst data Identifying opportunities through analysis and then influencing change in existing processes Liaising at stakeholder level Being a confident leader and being able to manage a team   If you are analytical and are confident analysing numbers, data and trends with a strong mathematical background then this might be the role for you. To be successful you must have proven experience working in an analytical and data driven environment and be great with numbers.   We are offering a competitive salary of between £45,000 - £55,000 + package, the role will be remote for now but will be Nottingham based when restrictions ease. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for a the chance to work with a fantastic company and elevate their careers. If this sounds like you then please apply today.

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Credit Risk Scorecard Associate Consultant

London £60000 - £65000 per annum 4 days ago

Credit Risk Scorecard Associate Consultant – London - £65,000 Leading Financial Services provider requires a Credit Risk Scorecard Associate Consultant on a permanent basis. This company are true market leaders in their niche field and operate in over 80 countries. The Credit Risk Scorecard Associate Consultant are responsible for providing external customers with analytical support and project analysis. This includes answering queries related to data characteristics, score and also involvement in analytical projects, for example: credit strategy development, model development and other bespoke analytics to solve client specific problems. You will be building multiple scorecards via the utilisation of data. Qualifications & Experience Experience in programming languages (SAS / R / Python) in either the commercial arena or at university and understand the process of logical process Strong SQL skills Excellent attention to detail Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with team members and clients at various levels, including business leaders. Exposure to Scorecards essential Additional languages desirable are VB & VBA Background in Credit Risk/or the ability to apply coding abilities in a credit risk function This position will involve performing analysis of multiple data sources using statistical analysis and computer science to solve business problems. We are looking for someone who is able to communicate analytical results in order to generate improved business decisions and profitability. The role involves using data mining tools and programming languages (SAS/ R / Python) to prepare data for analysis and business decision making and also involves delivering analytical and commercial solutions for internal and external clients. Scorecard building is a key component of the role. This is a permanent position paying up to a competitive salary of £65,000, the location (when COVID allows) will be in the London office.

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Operational Excellence Analyst

Nottingham £45000 - £50000 per annum 2 days ago

Insight Analyst – Process Improvement – Financial Services - Nottingham - £45,000- 55,000 + Package   Ventula have partnered with a global Financial Services organisation who are looking for an Insight Analyst to join their Operational Excellence team.   The right candidate will need to be passionate about problem solving, analysing data with the overall aim to improve customer experience. You should apply if you are highly analytical l minded and has a natural flare and affinity with numbers. You will be able to spot trends and pull insights from call centre data. Identifying opportunities through analysis and then influencing change in existing processes via a data driven approach.   Successful candidates will have a degree in Mathematics and Statistics or similar and will be very numerical minded, this role requires you to be confident analysing numbers to help drive change and reduce reaction times.   Required skills: Proven Experience as an Insight Analyst Mathematical or Statistics degree or similar Analytical mindset with the ability to spot trends amongst data Identifying opportunities through analysis and then influencing change in existing processes Liaising at stakeholder level Being a confident leader and being able to manage a team   If you are analytical and are confident analysing numbers, data and trends with a strong mathematical background then this might be the role for you. To be successful you must have proven experience working in an analytical and data driven environment and be great with numbers.   We are offering a competitive salary of between £45,000 - £55,000 + package, the role will be remote for now but will be Nottingham based when restrictions ease. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for a the chance to work with a fantastic company and elevate their careers. If this sounds like you then please apply today.

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Digital Product Owner – Insurance - £500 - £540 p/d (inside IR35) – 6 Months

London £500 - £540 per day 2 days ago

Digital Product Owner – Insurance - £500 - £540 p/d (inside IR35) – 6 Months A well-known Insurance client are looking for an experienced Product Owner to work on a 6-month contract basis to help support a complex digital transformation. The role is based in London, but it will initially be a remote working opportunity. Role: As a Product Owner, you would be expected to… Be part of a cross functional team to help deliver customer centric products. Manage and prioritise the product backlog in alignment with commercial KPI’s and wider business requirements. Organise requirements following key agile frameworks. Support and align to project delivery budgets and commercial KPI’s. Define, manage and prioritise all release and go-live dates. Be the primary point of escalation for the development team from a product development perspective. Requirements: In order to be considered for this role, the Product Owner will need: Previous experience as a Product Owner. (essential) Experience of working an in Agile delivery environment. A deep understanding of Technology Transformation Client capability building (i.e coaching, mentoring, upskilling). Financial Service experience (Essential, Insurance Sector – highly desirable. Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills. Consulting background desirable. If you are interested in finding out more about this role – please feel free to reach out to me on +447816333027 or iolo.dafydd@ventula.co.uk.

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PMO Lead / Up to £75,000 - £5,500 car + up to 20% bonus / Reading

Reading £70000 - £85000 per annum 4 days ago

PMO Lead / Up to £75,000 - £5,500 car + up to 20% bonus / Reading   PMO Lead with strong experience in establishing a PMO within a transformation programme worth circa £10m wanted by a FTSE 250 household name to support on the setting up a Project Management Office to manage a portfolio of large scale, business wide transformation project.   This organisation is undergoing significant business transformation that touches on all areas of the enterprise and as such the environment is fluid, challenging and rewarding.   There is no existing PMO and as such you will have the opportunity to develop it from the ground up and influence how transformation programmes and projects are delivered.   The PMO Lead will report directly into the Transformation Director and will play a key role in ensuring the Transformation agenda is delivered on time and to budget. The PMO Lead will the portfolio of Transformation Programmes are set up to success with suitable governance.    A key feature to the role is ensure that demand for each programme / project is robustly reviewed prior and during to ensure a suitable level of resource is applied to deliver the transformation on time and to budget.   The ideally candidate for the PMO Lead role will have strong experience in Agile and Traditional delivery methodologies – the business has ambition to move to being fully agile but appreciate the journey is not complete yet. You will also be comfortable facing off to C-Suite and Senior Leaders within the business to ensure programmes are clearly defined from the outset, managed and tracked throughout.   KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Establish a Programme Management Office Creation of Transformation roadmap in partnership with strategy and planning teams. Establishment and management of Transformation Programme Governance Framework including but not limited to financial, demand and delivery Continuous Improvement of compliance within Delivery Framework methodology Support Programme / Project Managers with resource demand and forecasting for their programmes / projects Responsible for performance and status reports       Key requirements Solid PMO Lead experience Experience establishing a PMO from scratch Experience leading a team of 5 – 10 (this will increase over time) Worked with budgets of ~£10m Extensive knowledge of Project and Programme delivery methodologies Experience of Programme / Project delivery in a regulated industry would be a bonus Experience of facing off to C-Suite / Senior Leadership teams   This is a permanent role offering up to £75,000 + £5,500 car + up to 20% bonus based in Reading.   I MUST stress in order to be considered for the PMO Lead role candidates are required to have an extensive track record of PMO Leadership as well as experience establishing a PMO from scratch.

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Change Manager – Remote/ London - 6 months - £500 pd via umbrella

West London Competitive 17 days ago

Change Manager – Remote/ London - 6 months - £500 pd via umbrella   Change Manager wanted by my consultancy client to deliver a large transformational change piece to their end client.   This Change Manager position will suit candidates who have deep experience in change management, and who have complex problem solving skills as well as a flexible approach to change.   Key Responsibilities for Change Manager Change and Adoption Manager to deliver the Transformational change to the Business (Line Managers and Employees) working into a HR Change Lead (contractor) and other HR Change Managers. They will part of the change team for transformation to drive, design, deliver and stabilise the changes end to end for a portion of the HR function, going through significant change in 2021 This is a stretch roles focused on transformation change and will involve understanding and managing the changes from relevant functional initiatives, having a solid grasp of what else might be changing within the function and what is coming from Cross functional programmes into the Function. Scope and stakeholder management will be key, they may be facing off to senior teams (C suite engagement and all levels) and then also teams with the business and with the workstreams in the programme There is a consistent change approach, methodology and toolkit to support the CM's role and the key will be bringing this to life and practically making change happen. Able to work through the cycle from preparing and designing change into change delivery and embedding.   Key Skills for Change Manager: Deep experience in change management Transformation change experience a benefit Change management design and delivery - creating structure and focus - joining the dots Complex problem solving & flexible in approach Senior stakeholder management, relationship building & management Employee experience and design thinking Managing multiple priorities, proactive and self-starter Great time management, team leader & player, & collaborative   This is a contract opportunity for an initial 6 months offering up to £500 per day via umbrella, and will be based in West London after COVID restrictions have been lifted.   To be considered for this position candidates are required to have extensive experience delivering transformation change.

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Operational Excellence Analyst

Nottingham £45000 - £50000 per annum 2 days ago

Insight Analyst – Process Improvement – Financial Services - Nottingham - £45,000- 55,000 + Package   Ventula have partnered with a global Financial Services organisation who are looking for an Insight Analyst to join their Operational Excellence team.   The right candidate will need to be passionate about problem solving, analysing data with the overall aim to improve customer experience. You should apply if you are highly analytical l minded and has a natural flare and affinity with numbers. You will be able to spot trends and pull insights from call centre data. Identifying opportunities through analysis and then influencing change in existing processes via a data driven approach.   Successful candidates will have a degree in Mathematics and Statistics or similar and will be very numerical minded, this role requires you to be confident analysing numbers to help drive change and reduce reaction times.   Required skills: Proven Experience as an Insight Analyst Mathematical or Statistics degree or similar Analytical mindset with the ability to spot trends amongst data Identifying opportunities through analysis and then influencing change in existing processes Liaising at stakeholder level Being a confident leader and being able to manage a team   If you are analytical and are confident analysing numbers, data and trends with a strong mathematical background then this might be the role for you. To be successful you must have proven experience working in an analytical and data driven environment and be great with numbers.   We are offering a competitive salary of between £45,000 - £55,000 + package, the role will be remote for now but will be Nottingham based when restrictions ease. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for a the chance to work with a fantastic company and elevate their careers. If this sounds like you then please apply today.

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Digital Product Owner – Insurance - £500 - £540 p/d (inside IR35) – 6 Months

London £500 - £540 per day 2 days ago

Digital Product Owner – Insurance - £500 - £540 p/d (inside IR35) – 6 Months A well-known Insurance client are looking for an experienced Product Owner to work on a 6-month contract basis to help support a complex digital transformation. The role is based in London, but it will initially be a remote working opportunity. Role: As a Product Owner, you would be expected to… Be part of a cross functional team to help deliver customer centric products. Manage and prioritise the product backlog in alignment with commercial KPI’s and wider business requirements. Organise requirements following key agile frameworks. Support and align to project delivery budgets and commercial KPI’s. Define, manage and prioritise all release and go-live dates. Be the primary point of escalation for the development team from a product development perspective. Requirements: In order to be considered for this role, the Product Owner will need: Previous experience as a Product Owner. (essential) Experience of working an in Agile delivery environment. A deep understanding of Technology Transformation Client capability building (i.e coaching, mentoring, upskilling). Financial Service experience (Essential, Insurance Sector – highly desirable. Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills. Consulting background desirable. If you are interested in finding out more about this role – please feel free to reach out to me on +447816333027 or iolo.dafydd@ventula.co.uk.

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Financial Controller / 15-month fixed term / £120k per annum / Private Banking

London £90000 - £120000 per hour 4 days ago

Financial Controller / 15-month fixed term / £120k per annum / Private Banking   Financial Controller with a strong background in Financial Closing, Banking Accounting and Controls wanted by a leading, recognised Private Bank to support for 15 months maternity cover.   The Financial Controller will be responsible for the Controls Framework and will act as the first line of defence over the accounting close data quality and processes, including monitoring of the permanent supervision, account certification and co-ordination of the internal control certification system.   The Financial Controller will be a critical role ensuring that there isn’t a weakening of the monitoring which could lead to errors in the accounting not being identified, which in turn to a material misstatement of the financial results, and key risks from the certification process being missed.   The Financial Controller will suit candidates who have experience with Investment or Private banking with exposure to Financial Closing, Audit, Accounting and Controls Frameworks.   Financial Controller Key Responsibilities Run the bank Ensure a high-quality closing monitoring Oversee and manage the internal control certification (I2C) process Oversee and manage the account ownership and certification (AOC) process Oversee and monitor the key performance indicators. Oversee and monitor key monthly DFIN controls Monitor progress and provide Management updates on the audit recommendations portfolio. Oversee and monitor the off shoring of accounting and group reporting production Supervision of non-consolidated subsidiaries Supervision of incident reporting Oversee and manage the annual RCSA for SGKH DFIN   Financial Controller Key Skills Minimum of 5+ years’ experience and skills in audit, accounting, and controls framework Experience and knowledge of banking accounting, Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and banking regulations, Strong verbal and written communication skills, Strong ability to liaise will all relevant departments and levels of management, Ability to identify and take ownership of complex issues, Degree in Finance/Accounting with at least 10 years’ experience in a financial services company or significant experience in a similar function   This is a Fixed Term contract offering up to £120k per annum + bens for a period of 15 months to act as maternity cover.   I MUST stress in order to be considered for this role candidates are required to have strong experience with Financial Closing within Investment or Private Banking.

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Project Manager – Remote/London - 6 months - £525 p/d via umbrella

London £0 - £525 per day 16 days ago

Project Manager – 6 months - £525 p/d via umbrella - Remote / London Project Manager required to join my consultancy client to deliver a large enhanced voice and messaging capability system programme. This Project Manager position will suit candidates who have a strong technical background and are able to manage demanding business owners. Decommissioning Project Manager Required Skills MVNO background preferred Extensive experience and successful record of accomplishment in project management delivering both significant business change and related IT solutions (Billing/rating/provisioning/order management). Delivered major programmes utilising multiple suppliers and managing associated budgets Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with ability to build relationships with technical, business and senior management stakeholders. Strong influencing and negotiations skills with a demonstrated ability to create ‘win-win’ outcomes. Results oriented with a proven ability to drive team engagements in an aggressive and time sensitive environment in a geographically dispersed model Able to work independently and take a logical and orderly approach to analysing problems To be considered for this Project Manager position candidates are required to have MVNO experience. This Project Manager position is a contract opportunity for an initial 6 months with the possibility to extend and is offering £525 per day via umbrella p/d    

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Ventula Consulting was formed in 2013 to connect ambitious digital talent with the organisations that are changing the world as we know it. 

Harnessing advanced search technology and digital attraction techniques, Ventula are leaders in highly personalised recruitment strategy. Our approach is always evolving, as we leverage the latest innovations in the field. But at the centre of what we do are the amazing clients and candidates who drive the world we work in. 

We provide recruitment expertise, wherever and whenever you need it. From permanent team members to temporary consultants, who can plug in and support your organisation at a moment’s notice. We become part of your talent team – shouting about your brand and benefits to attract the best candidates around. 

For candidates, we become your career champions. Getting to know who you are to connect you with those roles where you can truly make your mark. Our exceptional team are your expert partners, passionate about your ongoing success.  

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Testimonials

​“Ventula Consulting have been an invaluable recruitment partner to us over the past 2 years. They have supplied a large volume of contract workers across Technology, Business Change, Compliance and Data Analytics during this time. Ventula’s account managers understand our business very well and go to great lengths to find the most suitable candidates I would recommend Ventula as a supplier of contract resource without hesitation”​

- Head of Recruitment

​“Ventula have been a great tactical and strategic recruitment partner for us. They have played a key part in building our core Digital products by providing the right people, for the right job, at the right price. The Team at Ventula are proactive, have good listening skills and they go the extra mile to understand their busy clients. Keep up the good work” ​

- Senior Development Manager

I have worked with Rachel in sourcing and recruiting for 10+ years.  In this time she has been a strong, instrumental figure in filling my skill and capability gaps for both permanent and contract roles that were difficult to source through other large scale organisations.She was able to do this through her ability to understand my needs accurately and then source and match these needs.  This coupled with her tenacity to progress with pace and determination to meet my requirements...read more

- Senior Programme Manager
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Meet the Team

The Ventula team has extensive hands-on experience in the four recruitment services it works in. We share a common goal to provide an industry leading level of service which delivers results.

The Ventula team has extensive hands-on experience in the four recruitment services it works in. We share a common goal to provide an industry leading level of service which delivers results.

Andrew Shaw - Founding Director

With more than a decade of experience with one of the UK’s leading recruitment firms, Andrew understands the tech talent market inside and out. Alongside co-founder, Tom Breese, he has led technology recruitment campaigns for some of the world’s leading organisations and put together teams for groundbreaking start-ups.Andrew is passionate about new technology and exploring the latest tools to improve candidate attraction. Outside of the office, you’ll usually find him on the tennis or squash courts.​

Thomas Breese - Founding Director

Co-founder of Ventula, Tom has over a decade of experience recruiting across the full spectrum of the UK tech market. With a reputation for forging strong relationships and delivering exceptional results, Tom has led recruitment campaigns for clients across the digital spectrum, from blue-chip companies to innovative technology start-ups. When he isn’t discovering incredible talent, Tom can often be found exploring the English countryside on his bike or trying to improve his tennis skills. ​

Christian Kenny - Director - Technology Contracts

Christian has spent nearly a decade working in IT and Business Change recruitment. His hands-on approach and commitment to doing everything possible to support his candidates and clients have seen him deliver successful hires at every level. For Christian, there is no brief too challenging and no detail too small to overlook. He has supported a huge range of tech-focused companies from start-ups to FTSE 100 organisations. Christian’s passion outside of tech talent is football, whether on the pitch himself or cheering on his beloved Liverpool FC. ​

James Mackie - Director - Change & Transformation

Since 2010, James has been connecting leading clients in the Financial Services, Retail and Professional Services sector with IT, Analytics and Business Change professionals across the UK. With an extensive client management and resourcing background, James is responsible for the Permanent recruitment teams at Ventula. Outside of recruitment, James is a talented horseman who once considered a career as a jockey. He remains an avid follower of horse racing and other sports, including rugby, football, and golf. ​

Rachel Mayne - Client Director

After jumping straight into recruitment after graduation, Rachel spent nearly a decade sourcing and placing exceptional Business Change & IT Transformation specialists across the UK and Europe. Rachel remains focused on the Technology and Business Change markets, and is responsible for developing new and existing client relationships across the business. She has a strong track record in delivering outstanding results. In her downtime, Rachel loves to explore the East London cultural scene, whether that’s adding to her growing art collection or attending local events and gigs. ​

Tom Couchman - Finance Director

​Tom joined the Ventula team in 2018 and is a qualified accountant with almost 20 years experience both in practice and industry. A former professional pool champion, when he’s not crunching numbers or looking after our contractors, Tom can often be found enjoying a round or two on the golf course.

Jon Hitchenor - Non Executive Director

​Jon has worked in the recruitment sector for more than 35 years and has been personally responsible for the development of several highly successful sales teams and the hiring of over 750 staff.Jon joined the team in 2018 as Non-Executive Director and offers strategic direction, coaching and mentoring of the Ventula team. When he’s not helping businesses grow, Jon can be found climbing mountains or walking in the Lake District.

James Leyden - Practice Lead - Professional Services - Tax Specialist

James has been part of the Ventula team for over 5 years, joining in 2014 with no prior recruitment experience. He has continued to progress and develop within the business and now heads up our Professional Services practice. James has a particular focus on placing Tax professionals across our Technology and Commercial Clients. When he’s not at work, you can find James telling anyone willing to listen how he once came second on ITV’s daytime game show Tipping Point (he still thinks he was robbed of victory). You might also find him pulling his hair out watching Arsenal fail to win major silverware but ultimately secure a top-four finish.

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