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Engineering Manager (Mobile Apps) - Swift / Kotlin - £110k

London £90000 - £110000 per annum 19 days ago

Engineering Manager (Mobile Apps) - Swift / Kotlin - £110k One of Europe’s leading e-commerce companies requires an Engineering Manager to lead an established mobile apps team working on their critical e-commerce platform in their central London HQ. The Engineering Manager will be responsible for defining and maintaining a strong engineering culture, taking a growth mindset to challenges and helping maintain standards. You will be the manager for all the technical members, who are responsible for the management of delivery in each of their respective areas.  You will guide and support these managers in continuously improving the delivery processes, as well as helping to ensure clear and consistent decision making as part of the Technical Product Ownership that is inherent in the roles.     Key responsibilities for the role include: Lead your team to enable a great engineering culture Team building by identifying and hiring the best Engineers on the market Delivery of future facing scalable platforms Accountable planning within your team and ensuring that effective missions, goals and technical requirements are set and then delivered against Accountable for ensuring that our engineering principles are adhered to Facilitation and collaboration with cross-functional peers to deliver amazing experiences for our customers Work closely with peers in other business units creating trusted relationships to ensure goals, strategy and expectations are aligned Enable our data driven culture by ensuring we are proactively measuring engineering, customer and process metrics Manage stakeholders by proactively communicating metric driven updates to ensure your team is focused on impact Peak: prepare for and control the seasonality of the business owning the performance and support of the applications areas you are accountable   The Software Engineering Manager will possess the following skills/experience: Very strong line management and leadership experience. Strong experience building apps with Kotlin, Swift, Objective C and Node Demonstrable experience in rolling out and improving Agile processes, with an in-depth knowledge of Scrum and/or similar methodologies. Degree level education and/or in-depth experience in Computer Science. Excellent written and spoken English, ability to communicate with all levels of staff both internally and externally. Strong decision making, prioritisation and leadership skills. Ability to influence and to evangelise Agile ways of working across the business. Analytical mind-set and rigour required     This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly experienced, innovative Engineering Manager to join a team at the forefront of their industry in a brand new, state of the art office.   This role is based in central London and offers a basic salary up to £110k with an exceptional benefits package.  

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Principal JavaScript Developer (React / Node) – Central London – £90k - £100k

London £90000 - £100000 per annum 19 days ago

Principal JavaScript Developer (React / Node) – Central London – £90k - £100k + Generous package   An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead JavaScript Developer to join one of Europe’s most recognised Ecommerce brands in a challenging new role.   You will be situated in Central London with extremely easily commutable links across the city (Zone 1).   The Lead JavaScript Developer will be able to demonstrable strong experience in the development of large-scale web applications written in React and Node.   You will be required to deliver the highest quality and rapid responsive web applications as well as frequently communicating with staff members as well as Senior Stakeholders to ensure the expected quality is delivered.   The Principal JavaScript Developer requires: Strong commercial experience with React & Redux Highly skilled within Node.js A strong Full Stack Developer including a deep understanding of how to build and support highly transactional web applications Experience working in an Agile environment (TDD / BDD) Proven in writing highly tested code and using tools such as Mocha, Chai, Jasmine and Jest Commercial experience/use of GraphQL is advantageous   The following is also desirable for the Principal JavaScript Developer: Experience of working on high traffic ecommerce websites Previously worked in a fast paced environment. Implementing your expertise to current and future project Experience of mobile app development for IOS and android, particularly React Native. Experience with API integration testing   The Principal JavaScript Developer is paying up to £100,000 per annum and my client offers a very strong benefits package including flexible working, travel perks and a very strong pension scheme.

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Internship - Boutique Technology Consultancy - London

London £15000 per annum 21 days ago

Internship urgently available by my client, a succesful boutique Technology consultancy based in London, on an initial 3 month basis with an immediate start. The Intern will have the opportunity to upskill by joining my client’s Fast-Track Graduate Programme and become product certified as part of this role, and the ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, proactive individuals with a passion for Integration and customer success focus.   The Intern will have the following skills and background: Degree in Software Engineering/ Computer Science/ similar Technical degree A strong problem solver who is pro-active and passionate about completing tasks to the highest standard Desire to learn and work with leading integration technologies Ability to work directly with the functional and non-functional stakeholders and communicate confidently and effectively, with a risk mitigation mindset A good understanding of technology developments within the Integration space Strong interpersonal skills with previous experience of teamwork, problem solving and high work ethic (ideally within a commercial environment) Strong analytical, planning, and organisational skills with an ability to manage competing demands Be highly results driven, with the energy and determination to succeed in a very fast paced environment where the pace of response and leadership is critical to success Be a good team player, working with other IT and business professionals in an effective manner   If you have the required skills and would like to join the Fast-Track Graduate Programme and be trained on the latest technologies, then please apply with your most recent CV. Interview will take place with immediate effect.    The role is urgent and based in London on an initial 3 month contract, view the view all being well to then work on site with the consultancy's clients. The role offers a basic salary of £15,000 as well as excellent training.

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Indirect Tax Manager

London £60000 - £70000 per annum 25 days ago

Indirect Tax Manager wanted by my global, media client based in central London. The ideal Indirect Tax Manager will have strong exposure to UK indirect tax as well as additional European jurisdiction exposure (ideally French / German).   The Indirect Tax Manager will be supporting further growth of this media giant into an already established UK and European operation.   This is a genuinely great opportunity to join a multi-billion $ organisation that is shifting the shape of society. You can be a part of a company that touches upon billions of people every day.   The Indirect Tax Manager will be joining an experienced team of Tax professionals with a blend of practice and industry experience.   The ideal Indirect Tax Candidate will be at manager level within one of the Big4 and will ideally have some experience within the media industry (however, large scale organisation exposure will be suitable)   Responsibilities  Management of indirect tax submissions ensuring VAT / DST obligations are met Support the business across various products and jurisdiction – developing and leading on the implementation of robust tax solutions Support improvement activities including implementation of tax technology Act as internal SME with regards to European Indirect Tax queries Monitor and internally consult with any changes to UK / EU tax legislation     Indirect Tax Manager is a permanent role offering up to £70,000 + benefits based in central London.   I MUST stress in order to be considered for this role candidates are required to have sold experience with UK and European Indirect Tax.

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Project Accountant - £510 per day - 12 moths (inside of IR35)

Brentford £510 per day about 15 hours ago

Project Accountant – London - £510 per day   Large pharma company base in West London require a project accountant to work on large transformation and separation programme. This is a highly visible role within the company and it requires someone who is able to liaise with the Senior Directors on a daily basis.   Reporting to the Finance Director – Transformation, this role will play a key role in supporting the success of the Programme. This is a highly visible role with daily contact not only with the Tech finance teams but also with the Programme Leader (Vice President) and the workstream leads. Key overall responsibilities for the role include, but are not limited to:   day to day partnering/ giving commercial advice to the tech workstream leads to ensure the programme delivers on time and within budget. Delivery of the monthly financial close with supporting commentary. prioritisation of resources (spend and FTE) by challenging programme spend with the workstream leads. This role needs to operate in a commercial and financial environment, to help deliver financial savings and commercial thinking, forecast project outturns as well as ensuring accounting principles are adhered to. Must hold recognised finance qualification (ACCA/ACMA preferred) Experience managing project budgets Strong excel modelling skills Hold experience in finance partnering and month-end activities including (inc dashboards and commentary) Demonstrated capability to be able to operate in a commercial role, working closely with operational teams and delivering impacts to the bottom line. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Capability to interpret financial results, within the commercial context to explain performance Demonstrated success in partnering with commercial / operational teams to drive value making decisions. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse, multi-national teams at various management levels. Strong influencing and relationship building skills with stakeholders Tech business partnering experience/ partnering with senior customers This is initially a 12 month contract offering £510 per day (inside of IR35). Home based until further notice. The office is in West London.  

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Senior Finance Integration Manager (Qualified Accountant)

London £80000 - £85000 per hour, Benefits: + Bonus + Package 1 day ago

      Senior Finance Integration Manager (Qualified Accountant)   Large IT Infrastructure provider require a Senior Finance Integration Manager. This company operate in 5 continents and support 80% of the Fortune 500. Very rapidly expanding cash rich organisation admired for innovation in their sector. The company has grown through acquisition and requires this position to work on internal finance system integrations.   They are an Oracle house so require someone with a good knowledge of integrating Oracles finance product.   This role will require you to undertake the following.   Prepare and execute Project Plan for the Finance Operation function(s) assigned, ensuring timely execution of deliverables Discover and analyze the acquired business processes and perform gap analysis, producing detailed As Is process flows Identify solution on gaps, prepare Business Requirement Documents for IT and review Functional Design documents Manage and execute data cleansing activities, working closely with the data migration team Perform data validation to ensure transfer of clean transactional and financial data to the Finance Organization Produce final process solution (Solution Design document) and present to stakeholders Provide financial and process recommendations as required to stakeholders Identify cross functional dependencies and work with relevant department stakeholders to co-ordinate and prioritise activities Maintain communications plan and draft communications for submission to Marketing within agreed timeline Manage system cut-over plan, ensuring timely execution of deliverables Engage stakeholders where appropriate to get input/reviews/feedback/sign-offs as required in the various stages of the project   Required skills.   Solid understanding and experience of multiple finance operations function: P2P, GL Accounting, Fixed Assets, Revenue, Billing and Credit and Collections   Qualified Accountant with relevant work experience Must be able to “engineer” solutions based on the facts and circumstances on the ground Must be “hands on” but also able to summarise complex issues and communicate to management Strong Project Management, Presentation (material & delivery) and organizational skills Must be flexible and react to what will be a constantly changing environment Must be able to earn the respect of internal and external customers / vendors The ability to engage and communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders across a number of financial and non-financial disciplines at various levels Able to produce high quality Visio process flows and PowerPoint presentations Prince 2 qualified (or equivalent) Understanding of change management principles and Experience of working on an Integration or transformations project Awareness of relevant USGAAP requirements would be an advantage Ability and willingness to travel when needed (during an integration project frequent travel will be required)   This position is currently home based, the main office is near to Heathrow in Middlesex. Salary is basic up to £85k with an excellent benefits package and bonus.

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Treasury Operations Specialist

Brentford £370 per day 3 days ago

      Treasury Operations Specialist (Settlements)   Large FMCG based in West London require a Treasury Operations Specialist with good Settlements experience.   The purpose of the role is to support the Treasury Operations Manager to manage the day-to-day back office activities of the Treasury Operations team. Primarily this would include settlements, confirmations, STEP plans and static data updates within the Treasury Management System.  The role will also guide internal and external stakeholders with respect to adherence and understanding of Treasury Operations processes and applicable BPSDs and GSOPs.   Responsibilities   Manage the daily corporate treasury settlement and confirmation processes ensuring that all payments are confirmed and executed within defined cut-off times. Support the Treasury Operations Manager with the oversight and responses to requests received via Operations Email in-box. Work closely with Corporate Treasury and other stakeholders to ensure that all Structured payments take account of the complexities associated with settlement and banking. Provide day-to-day guidance on banking and settlements to external teams and Local Operating companies as well as the broader treasury team as required Review daily bank reconciliations and follow up on identified reconciling items with banking counterparts as well as local operating companies to address and identify problem prevention proposals where appropriate. Ensure banking static data remains up to date and that updates comply with BPSDs and Treasury GSOPs. This includes the review and authorisation of any additions or amendments to the static data. Support the Treasury Operations Manager with the reporting of Treasury Operations Activity Support the Treasury Operations Manager to identify and the implementation of on-going system and process improvements Review, monitor and guide Treasury and external teams (including Local Operating Companies) compliance of respective BPSDs and GSOPs   Key skills Experience of Global Treasury Operations in a multinational corporate environment Experience and knowledge of Treasury Management Systems IHC operational experience Communication and influencing of internal and external stakeholders   This is a 12 month contract offering £370 per day (inside of IR35). Home based initially with an office in West London.

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Treasury Operations Controller - West London

Brentford £365 per day 4 days ago

Treasury Operations Controller – 12 months / £365 per day.   Multinational FMCG based in West London require a Treasury Operations Controller on an initial 12 month contract.   The purpose of the role is to support the Treasury Operations Manager to manage the day-to-day Back Office activities of the Treasury Operations team. Primarily this would include settlements, confirmations, STEP plans and static data updates within the Treasury Management System.   The role will also guide internal and external stakeholders with respect to adherence and understanding of Treasury Operations processes and applicable BPSDs and GSOPs.   Areas of Responsibility: Manage the daily corporate treasury settlement and confirmation processes ensuring that all payments are confirmed and executed within defined cut-off times. Support the Treasury Operations Manager with the oversight and responses to requests received via Operations Email in-box. Work closely with Corporate Treasury and other stakeholders to ensure that all Structured payments take account of the complexities associated with settlement and banking. Provide day-to-day guidance on banking and settlements to external teams and Local Operating companies as well as the broader treasury team as required Review daily bank reconciliations and follow up on identified reconciling items with banking counterparts as well as local operating companies to address and identify problem prevention proposals where appropriate. Ensure banking static data remains up to date and that updates comply with Treasury GSOPs. This includes the review and authorisation of any additions or amendments to the static data. Support the Treasury Operations Manager with the reporting of Treasury Operations Activity. Support the Treasury Operations Manager to identify and the implementation of on-going system and process improvements Review, monitor and guide Treasury and external teams (including Local Operating Companies) compliance of respective and GSOPs   Expected Delivery: Activities completed to a high level of accuracy each day within applicable bank cut-off times Provide cover and support to Treasury Operations Manager when and where required. Understanding of Treasury Operations systems and processes in order to guide all internal and external stakeholders as required and to provide input and support to the Treasury Operations Manager for further enhancements Support the development and delivery of structured payments Comply with BPSDs and GSOPs as these apply to Treasury Operations and as directed by the Treasury GPO, Systems and Processes Impact & Risk: Treasury operations will oversee the management of internal and external cash flows (physical and non-physical) to £100 bn + per annum.   In addition, Treasury is required to process high-value and non-standard payments to support M&A and other corporate initiatives Creating Business Solutions Will seek out continuous, incremental as well as novel improvements to systems and processes as these apply to Treasury Operations Influence & Communication Work with and influence internal and external stakeholders to ensure understanding of Treasury Operations requirements and guide compliance with respective BPSDs and GSOPs Day-to-day relationship management with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate payments and to address queries and problems Specialised Knowledge:   Education – Basic University graduate or equivalent Experiences Basic Demonstrable understanding of Treasury Operations, Systems and Processes Education Preferred ACT Qualification (preferred) or equivalent financial qualification Experiences Preferred Experience of Global Treasury Operations in a multinational corporate environment Experience and knowledge of Treasury Management Systems IHC operational experience Communication and influencing of internal and external stakeholders If you match these requirements, please apply as usual.   This contract is currently home based and the day rate is £365 per day for an initial 12 months. The contract is inside of IR35 via an umbrella company on a PAYE basis.

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Finance Business Partner – Technology Projects – London - £507 per day.

Brentford £507 per day 7 days ago

    Finance Business Partner – Technology Projects – London - £507 per day.   Multinational pharmaceutical company requires a Finance Business Partner to work with the consumer technology business.       This role will support will drive and support the global project portfolio. It is responsible for partnering with the Tech team delivering global projects primarily using agile approach, from an operational and financial perspective. This includes some M&A related projects and some integration. This role needs to operate in a commercial and financial environment, to help deliver financial savings and commercial thinking, forecast project outturns. The successful candidate will need to understand the commercial context in order to challenge budget owners to deliver maximum return for the most cost-effective investment. Basic qualifications:  Must hold recognised finance qualification (ACCA/ACMA preferred) Significant experience of Finance Partnering and managing project budgets, ideally in a Tech environment. This will require excellent capability to interpret financial results, within the commercial context to explain performance. A deep understanding of and ability to calculate financial ratios (e.g. ROI, NPV and Payback) in order to identify high value areas of investment Strong excel and SAP experience and skills Demonstrated capability to be able to operate in a commercial role, working closely with operational teams and delivering impacts to the bottom line. Excellent written and verbal communication skills     Preferred qualifications:  ·          Tech business partnering experience ·          Demonstrated success in partnering with commercial/ operational project teams to drive value making decisions. ·          Strong influencing and relationship building skills with senior stakeholders required ·         Demonstrated ability to work with diverse, multi-national team at various management levels.  Details: ·          Invest time to understand the commercial context for any given project, so that financial guidance on prioritisation decisions can be put forward. ·          Tech Finance lead for budgeting, forecasting and tracking spend for all tech funded CAPEX projects . ·          Responsible for ensuring that accurate NPV, ROI and Payback calculations are developed for each project and used for purposes of investment decision making. Ensure that the project remains on track to deliver those. ·          Produce the monthly CAPEX reporting packs according to prescribed month-end timelines – to include spend versus target plus monthly latest estimate updates. ·          Ensure key monthly market Actuals metrics are correctly stated to enable confident sign-off by FD ·          Responsible for meeting all applicable SOX and controls framework requirements related to CAPEX projects. ·          Ensure all project resources correctly reported against the relevant project codes and produce any required accruals in accordance with prescribed month-end timelines. ·          Provide management with clear, concise and meaningful reporting and analysis; communicate appropriate explanation for exceptions and variances. This contract is based in Brentford West London and offers a daily rate of £507 per day on a PAYE (inside IR35) for an initial 12 months.  

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Finance Business Partner

Brentford £507 per day 8 days ago

Finance Business Partner – ERP (SAP) – West London – 12 month contract Global pharmaceutical giant requires a Finance Business partner to work on one of the worlds larges ERP / SAP deployments. The objective of the Programme is to deliver standard financial, commercial and manufacturing processes on a common Systems Applications & Products (SAP) software platform for around 80% of the organisation over a 5-7 year period. This is a key enabler for other strategic initiatives aimed at simplifying our operating model and standardising our approach on a global scale, such as the implementation of a Global Financial Services strategy and European Transformation project. This role is the finance lead for the Manufacturing ERP (M-ERP) programme and is highly visible amongst senior stakeholders, both operationally and from a financial perspective. This role needs to operate in a commercial and financial environment, to help improve deployment efficiency, deliver financial savings and commercial thinking, forecast project outturns as well as ensuring accounting principles are adhered to Details: Provide close financial scrutiny of costs and benefits and rigorous review to ensure benefits are realized as rapidly as possible. Business partner delivery directors and managers with new project proposals, translating and challenging concepts into robust business cases. Business partner the leadership team and procurement to drive the commercial savings agenda, identifying opportunities and leading projects from concept to tracked benefit delivery. Act as funding gatekeeper for all projects and participate in steering/ governance meetings supporting Finance and IT VPs and SVPs in funding decision making. Act as Programme cost controller against budget, financial governance, and policy compliance. Identify, define, plan and manage the realization and measurement of Programme benefits to ensure effective monitoring of benefit realization. Coordinate the other business partners to track financial progress including maintenance of the costs to complete (spend outlook). Periodically monitor and enhance business case. Provide management with clear, concise and meaningful reporting and analysis; communicate appropriate explanation for exceptions and variances.• Own the interface with Global Support Functions (GSF) for all reporting and plan submissions. Participate in special projects as required by senior level management Project Scope: This position has a high degree of complexity due to the need to work with and influence various senior level managers and other related staff in multiple countries. This position will require decisions and recommendations to be made based on both rigorous analysis and intuition as benchmarks and analogues will not always be available to work from. Keen understanding or hunger to learn Information Technology with a focus on the way it can be utilized to support efficient and effective business processes. Deep understanding of the principles of financial and project management including; sophisticated analytical techniques, cost/benefit analysis, CFROI and NPV analysis, return on investment, and resource allocation modeling Qualifications/Ideal Individual: Qualified to degree level. Must hold recognised finance qualification (MBA or ACCA/ACMA preferred – must be qualified +5yr Proven track record in managing multiple stakeholders, leading a high performing team and delivering change across a complex area Experience working on projects/ change management programmes Demonstrated capability to be able to operate in a commercial role, working closely with operational teams and delivering impacts to the bottom line. Must be a strategic thinker with the ability to communicate vision & objectives to a diverse group of individuals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Capability to interpret financial results, within the commercial context to explain performance and all correctional activities needed. Demonstrated success in partnering with commercial/ operational teams to drive value making decisions. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse, multi-national team at various management levels. This role is based in Brentford West London for an initial 12 months. The daily rate is £507 per day and is on a PAYE basis inside of IR35.

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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

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. 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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