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Data Scientist / Reading (home based for the foreseeable) / Up to £56,000 + package

Reading £50000 - £56000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent benefits about 11 hours ago

Data Scientist with a strong background in Python and SQL wanted by my genuine household name client based in Reading to support with the creation of actional insights to support the business make strategic, data led decisions.   The Data Scientist role will be working for a business that is recognised for being an employer of choice in Reading, recognised for their employee focused approach. This business has – over the last couple of years – adopted new ways of working and taken the bull by the horns with the implementation and use of data, digital and wider technology. They are a true industry leader and household name that recognise not just the benefit but the necessity to utilise modern digital and technology to pass down the best possible products and services to their clients.   As a Data Scientist within this business, you will be working on the businesses Data Science platform with a focus on developing, delivering and maintain high quality, industry leading and exceptional algorithms, and Analytics at enterprise level.   The Data Scientist will be working in a highly skilled, highly efficient team that adds incredible value to the business by using their Data skills to unlock actional insights. You will also be responsible for developing the businesses Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence tools at enterprise level. You will be working with several sets of data sets across the business including asset, ops, geography and people to help the business make data driven decisions to achieve improvements across the enterprise.     Key Accountabilities: Manage relationships with key stakeholders Maintain interaction with stakeholders, regularly communicating insights Take the lead on technical data science products Apply and advise on the application of machine learning and statistical modelling techniques Act as a mentor and coach to other team members to increase capabilities A/B test and use statistical methods to generate insights / optimise business processes     KEY SKILLS / EXPERIENCE: A PhD, Masters or Degree in a quantitative discipline (maths, physic, computers science etc) Experience working in data science within industry or academia Strong maths and statistical analysis skills are essential A strong, demonstrated background of predictive modelling and pragmatic implementation of machine learning techniques Experience of solving real world problems using data A deep understand of models and how, why, and when they work Exposure to Python and SQL   The Data Scientist role is a permanent role based in Reading (home based for the foreseeable future) offering a salary up to £56,000 + an excellent package and home working opportunities once its safe to work in the office.   I MUST stress in order to be considered for this role candidates are required to have a strong, demonstrated track record of solving real work problems through the use of Data.

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Head of Information Security – London - £95-105K + exceptional package

London £90000 - £105000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus + Corporate Package 2 days ago

  Head of Information Security – London - £95-105K + exceptional package One of the UK’s leading insurance groups required a Head of Information Security to be based out of its London HQ (home during Covid).    The Head of Information Security is accountable for ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information that is owned and controlled.   Building out a Cyber and Information Security risk framework.   To develop, implement, and monitor a strategic Information Security roadmap to ensure that it complies with the agreed risk appetite.   Responsible for managing an information security team, focusing on 3 key areas. Security Governance Risk, Compliance, including IT Risk and Audit, to ensure that control objectives are achieved for Information Security Security Operations to focus on SIEM and vulnerability management. Access Management, (Starters, movers and leavers).   Establish activities to mitigate threats to the company, customer and client data to an agreed and acceptable level.   Develop, and maintenance an information security awareness campaign to ensure that the security mindset and culture is embedded and adhered to across the whole organisation.   The Head of Information Security ensures all agreed KRI’s are achieved and that effective policies and processes are in place to meet these. Where key targets are not achieved, then the Head of Information Security is accountable for managing the Information Security remediation plans.   Required skills   Senior management experience of delivering InfoSec programmes working across business, technical and functional areas Third Party Due Diligence Experience of managing budgets In depth knowledge of the payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) In depth knowledge of ISO 27001 certification In depth knowledge of SANS Framework Experience with contract and vendor negotiations Experience in providing Infosec assurance to technical teams implementing: Experience with contract and vendor negotiations Experience in providing Infosec assurance to technical teams implementing: company and BOYD device security cloud computing platform security supplier provided SaaS systems application security and the SDLC for proprietary/bespoke software product development monitoring systems and procedures to ensure compliance in a cloud-based environment   This position is currently home based but will require some travel to the London office when conditions allow. Salary is between £95-105K with an excellent package.   Very good opportunity to join a market leader in a senior leadership role with excellent growth potential.

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SAP Change Communications Lead

Brentford £50 - £100 per hour 25 days ago

SAP Change Communication Lead – West London – £500 per day – 6 months SAP Change Communication Lead with a strong background in Behavioural Change Management wanted by my large scale FMCG client based in West London. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a large impact on a new business change lead on the IT stream of a multinational mergers & acquisition programme between two of the largest FMCG companies in the world. SAP Change Communication Lead will suit candidates who have previously worked for an FMCG company as well as a matrix organisation. Change Communication Lead will suit candidates who have worked at a high level of stakeholder engagement and those who have worked extensively in Change and Engagement experience. SAP Change Communication Lead will suit candidates who have previously created Change Impact Assessments as well as those who have worked heavily with Customer engagement in end to end projects. Key Responsibilities:  Created Change Impact Assessments as well as previously implemented a variety of change projects and interventions in past roles. Exceptional communication skills across stakeholder engagement. Previously created Change Needs, Impact and Readiness assessments. The role will be accountable for understanding overall change needs, impact and readiness in key identified stakeholder groups. Governance is core to the role of the Change Lead and will be expected to lead on governing and gathering reporting on the work of all Change Leads in the delivery streams. Maintaining a high-quality Change plan and ensuring hotspots on the plan are managed and communicated centrally and across all streams of the programme. Taking ownership of measuring the success of Change across and Tech programme. Will be responsible for creating, measuring and owning the improvement of programme strategic KPIs for change.   SAP Change Communication Lead is a contract role for an initial period of 6 months offering up to £500 based in West London. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this SAP Change Communication Lead role candidates are required to have previously worked on Behavioural Change Projects end to end.

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SAP Change Communications Lead

Brentford £50 - £100 per hour 25 days ago

SAP Change Communication Lead – West London – £430 per day – 6 months SAP Change Communication Lead with a strong background in Behavioural Change Management wanted by my large scale FMCG client based in West London. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a large impact on a new business change lead on the IT stream of a multinational mergers & acquisition programme between two of the largest FMCG companies in the world. SAP Change Communication Lead will suit candidates who have previously worked for an FMCG company as well as a matrix organisation. Change Communication Lead will suit candidates who have worked at a high level of stakeholder engagement and those who have worked extensively in Change and Engagement experience. SAP Change Communication Lead will suit candidates who have previously created Change Impact Assessments as well as those who have worked heavily with Customer engagement in end to end projects. Key Responsibilities:  Created Change Impact Assessments as well as previously implemented a variety of change projects and interventions in past roles. Exceptional communication skills across stakeholder engagement. Previously created Change Needs, Impact and Readiness assessments. The role will be accountable for understanding overall change needs, impact and readiness in key identified stakeholder groups. Governance is core to the role of the Change Lead and will be expected to lead on governing and gathering reporting on the work of all Change Leads in the delivery streams. Maintaining a high-quality Change plan and ensuring hotspots on the plan are managed and communicated centrally and across all streams of the programme. Taking ownership of measuring the success of Change across and Tech programme. Will be responsible for creating, measuring and owning the improvement of programme strategic KPIs for change.   SAP Change Communication Lead is a contract role for an initial period of 6 months offering up to £430 based in West London. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this SAP Change Communication Lead role candidates are required to have previously worked on Behavioural Change Projects end to end.

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Organisational Design Change Senior Consultant – Up to £560 per day – 6 months

Brentford £500 - £560 per day 29 days ago

Organisational Design Change Senior Consultant – Up to £560 per day – 6 months   Organisational Design Change Consultant with strong exposure to leading organisation change within a recognised, large scale organisation.   Organisational Design Change Consultant will be supporting this organisation through a period of organisation change, preparing new ways or working and embedding of new designs.   Organisational Design Change Consultant will give you the opportunity to work with one of Britain’s most iconic and prestigious brands. Organisational Design Change Consultant will be required you to work on projects that go right to the core of helping this business deliver value. Organisational Design Change Consultant will be working alongside senior leadership teams, helping them resolve some of the most complex and challenging business issues and build competitive advantage through aligning their organisations with their strategies. We believe that designing and managing effective organisations and creating the right conditions for business change provides our clients lasting competitive advantage. As an organisation design Consultant, you will support the planning, scoping and delivery of major Organisation Design projects working in multi-disciplinary teams.   Organisational Design Change Consultant responsibilities Carrying out research, data collection and conduct analysis to help determine client needs and provide recommendations Contributing to development of work plans and being an integral team member for specific components of engagements Applying rigorous logic and data analysis to ensure all deliverables are of a high quality Supporting business development by contributing to new business proposals and presentations and taking role in industry and account teams Contributing to internal practice development by participating in proposition, methodology and point of view development activities and supporting knowledge capture and sharing and supporting knowledge capture and sharing   Organisational Design Change Consultant professional experience Overall, your experience should include contribution to large scale organisation transformation programmes Experience of working on projects ideally in a consulting organisation, or in an internal consultant role Working with senior leadership teams to translate strategic goals into effective operating models Supporting with assessing the structure of organisations using analytical tools and techniques, and identifying opportunities for improvement Helping organisations to navigate organisational change, through planning the implementation of new structures Identifying, quantifying and supporting delivery of the financial and non-financial benefits of organisation design   This is a contract role offering up to £560 (inside of IR35) per day for an initial period of 6 months initially based at home with travel to the office   I MUST stress, in order to be considered for this role candidates are required to have Organisations Design experience within a large-scale organisation.

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Finance Business Partner / £55,000 / London / Household name

London £50000 - £55000 per annum about 7 hours ago

Finance Business Partner / £55,000 / London / Household name   Do you love Sport? Music? Comedy? Would you like to work with a true industry leader that supports some of the worlds most recognised artists, from Jay Z to Take That to J-Hus to England Rugby to Ricky Gervais, you name them, this business has worked with them.   Finance Business Partner is a chance to join a company that is genuinely cool, the sort of company that when you are at a party (not that we can attend parties now) people say “Wow” when you tell them who you work for.   My client is looking for an ambitious, progressive Finance Business Partner with a strong background in delivering change to generate efficiencies in technology within a medium to large scale organisation. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and ability in complex, in-depth analysis as well as the ability to business partner and provide detailed, data driven recommendations to the business.     The Finance Business Partner is a key, strategic hire that will be responsible for ensuring the reporting is data focused, relevant and accurate. This is a true Commercial Business Partner role that sits between the tech team and the business, ensuring that both understand the needs and requirements of the other through clear, digestible communication.   As well as on going commercial business partnering this role will also have project requirements that are focused on Technology Transformation. The project work will come with requirements for modelling the impact of initiatives for the project activities and the knock-on effect across the business.   The Finance Business Partner role is very much hands on, this is a role that will require you to roll your sleeves up and get down in the detail. Being a strong communication, collaborator and influencer will be essential for success within this role. You will be partnering with new teams and new people frequently so the ability to express your self and develop relationships will also be key.   Key responsibilities (but not limited to): Take ownership of the tech division P&L reporting, create reports, draw insight data, and guide tech leads to ensure commercial thinking and investment aligned with our business strategy. Monitors division tracking against budgets and identify ways to meet target through offering constructive opportunities for business/financial improvements Support tech divisions in defining the division KPIs and OKRs, tracking the success of their strategies and understand the key drivers of change. Be responsible for the monthly Tech KPI report for our CTO, ensuring the data is relevant, timely and accurate. Manage the tech capacity planning and analysis, working alongside our tech leads and SP&R director. Understand if we have set out to achieve what was planned to and advise on a course of action if not. Support and lead on tech driven projects and/or technology transformation initiatives requiring in-depth analysis. Tech projects such as platfrom modernisation strategy, tech resourcing, outsourcing solutions, market tech environment analysis, tech solutions for new market or how to best organise our teams. Play a central role in the annual budget and quarterly tech planning process; create international Tech summaries to show trends and highlight the key decisions, investments and challenges across tech.   Key skills / experience Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and experience required Proven, demonstrated experience in an Analyst role High level of attention to detail Financial modelling, capacity planning and detailed data analysis experience Strong organisational skills, be able to prioritise tasks and manage expectations Financial analysis and/or accounting experience Practical experience supporting key projects, initiatives, and processes with a focus on continual speed, flexibility, and efficiency improvements. Business Partnering, the ability to present technical data in a clear and compelling way for a broader audience Experience of transformational change in technology environments is a plus Extremely competent using Microsoft Office, specifically advanced Excel (pivot tables, macros, VLOOKUP’s, complex formula) and PowerPoint   The Finance Business Partner is a permanent role based in London (home based for the foreseeable) offering a salary up to £55,000 + an excellent package.   I MUST stress to be considered for this role candidates are required to have a strong background in Finance Business Partnering with a demonstrated track record of delivering value through partnership.

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Commercial Finance Analyst / £55,000 / London / Household name

London £50000 - £55000 per hour about 7 hours ago

Commercial Finance Analyst / £55,000 / London / Household name   Do you love Sport? Music? Comedy? Would you like to work with a true industry leader that supports some of the worlds most recognised artists, from Jay Z to Take That to J-Hus to England Rugby to Ricky Gervais, you name them, this business has worked with them.   Commercial Finance Analyst is a chance to join a company that is genuinely cool, the sort of company that when you are at a party (not that we can attend parties now) people say “Wow” when you tell them who you work for.   My client is looking for an ambitious, progressive Commercial Finance Analyst with a strong background in delivering change to generate efficiencies in technology within a medium to large scale organisation. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and ability in complex, in-depth analysis as well as the ability to business partner and provide detailed, data driven recommendations to the business.     The Commercial Finance Analyst is a key, strategic hire that will be responsible for ensuring the reporting is data focused, relevant and accurate. This is a true Commercial Business Partner role that sits between the tech team and the business, ensuring that both understand the needs and requirements of the other through clear, digestible communication.   As well as on going commercial business partnering this role will also have project requirements that are focused on Technology Transformation. The project work will come with requirements for modelling the impact of initiatives for the project activities and the knock-on effect across the business.   The Commercial Finance Analyst role is very much hands on, this is a role that will require you to roll your sleeves up and get down in the detail. Being a strong communication, collaborator and influencer will be essential for success within this role. You will be partnering with new teams and new people frequently so the ability to express your self and develop relationships will also be key.   Key responsibilities (but not limited to): Take ownership of the tech division P&L reporting, create reports, draw insight data, and guide tech leads to ensure commercial thinking and investment aligned with our business strategy. Monitors division tracking against budgets and identify ways to meet target through offering constructive opportunities for business/financial improvements Support tech divisions in defining the division KPIs and OKRs, tracking the success of their strategies and understand the key drivers of change. Be responsible for the monthly Tech KPI report for our CTO, ensuring the data is relevant, timely and accurate. Manage the tech capacity planning and analysis, working alongside our tech leads and SP&R director. Understand if we have set out to achieve what was planned to and advise on a course of action if not. Support and lead on tech driven projects and/or technology transformation initiatives requiring in-depth analysis. Tech projects such as platfrom modernisation strategy, tech resourcing, outsourcing solutions, market tech environment analysis, tech solutions for new market or how to best organise our teams. Play a central role in the annual budget and quarterly tech planning process; create international Tech summaries to show trends and highlight the key decisions, investments and challenges across tech.   Key skills / experience Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and experience required Proven, demonstrated experience in an Analyst role High level of attention to detail Financial modelling, capacity planning and detailed data analysis experience Strong organisational skills, be able to prioritise tasks and manage expectations Financial analysis and/or accounting experience Practical experience supporting key projects, initiatives, and processes with a focus on continual speed, flexibility, and efficiency improvements. Business Partnering, the ability to present technical data in a clear and compelling way for a broader audience Experience of transformational change in technology environments is a plus Extremely competent using Microsoft Office, specifically advanced Excel (pivot tables, macros, VLOOKUP’s, complex formula) and PowerPoint   The Commercial Finance Analyst is a permanent role based in London (home based for the foreseeable) offering a salary up to £55,000 + an excellent package.   I MUST stress in order to be considered for this role candidates are required to have a strong background in Commercial Finance Analysis with a demonstrated track record of delivering value through partnership.  

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Senior Indirect Tax Manager / Up to £95,000 / Global Practice

London £85000 - £95000 per hour 2 days ago

Senior Indirect Tax Manager / Up to £95,000 / Global Practice   Senior Indirect Tax Manager with experience / training within practice wanted by my client is a global, recognised, award winning practice with a strong reputation for innovation and looking after their staff.   The Senior Indirect Tax Manager will be joining an organisation that understands many other organisations have put salary increases and promotions on freeze during the current pandemic, my client has not taken that approach and have continued to reward their staff’s commitment with salary increases and deserved promotions. The Indirect Tax Manager will be joining a practice that have continued to actively recruit graduates throughout the pandemic, ensuring that the next generation of Tax professionals have a platform to develop their career.   My client has performed excellently throughout the pandemic, adapting working practices to ensure they have been able to effectively service their client’s needs, this has led to increased workloads and newly acquired clients.   They are no now looking to hire an Indirect Tax Manager and a Senior Indirect Tax Manager to support on their existing portfolio of clients working in blended Advisory and Compliance.   Senior Indirect Tax Manager RESPONSIBILITIES Manage the day-to-day UK work, lead, and coach the junior team on allocated clients Responsibility for managing and delivering a blend of advisory & compliance work on with and on behalf of clients Project management of advisory projects carried out for clients. Build, maintain, and lead strong relationships with the clients Ensuring clients are provided with up-to-date information on Indirect Tax developments   Senior Indirect Tax Manager QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS ACA/ATT/CTA qualified or equivalent preferred Experience working within practice   The Senior Indirect Tax Manager role is a permanent role (home based for the time being) with a main office based in London offering a salary up to £95,000   I MUST stress to be considered for this role candidates are required to be fully qualified and have experience working within practice.

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Indirect Tax Manager

London £70000 - £80000 per annum 2 days ago

Indirect Tax Manager / Up to £80,000 / Global Practice   Indirect Tax Manager with experience / training within practice wanted by my client is a global, recognised, award winning practice with a strong reputation for innovation and looking after their staff.   The Indirect Tax Manager will be joining an organisation that understands many other organisations have put salary increases and promotions on freeze during the current pandemic, my client has not taken that approach and have continued to reward their staff’s commitment with salary increases and deserved promotions. The Indirect Tax Manager will be joining a practice that have continued to actively recruit graduates throughout the pandemic, ensuring that the next generation of Tax professionals have a platform to develop their career.   My client has performed excellently throughout the pandemic, adapting working practices to ensure they have been able to effectively service their client’s needs, this has led to increased workloads and newly acquired clients.   They are no now looking to hire an Indirect Tax Manager and a Senior Indirect Tax Manager to support on their existing portfolio of clients working in blended Advisory and Compliance.   The Indirect Tax Manager RESPONSIBILITIES Manage the day-to-day UK work, lead, and coach the junior team on allocated clients Responsibility for managing and delivering a blend of advisory & compliance work on with and on behalf of clients Project management of advisory projects carried out for clients. Build, maintain, and lead strong relationships with the clients Ensuring clients are provided with up-to-date information on Indirect Tax developments   QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS ACA/ATT/CTA qualified or equivalent preferred Experience working within practice   The Indirect Tax Manager role is a permanent role (home based for the time being) with a main office based in London offering a salary up to £80,000   I MUST stress to be considered for this role candidates are required to be fully qualified and have experience working within practice.

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Finance Analyst - Invoicing & Supply Chain

London Arena £190 per day 2 days ago

Finance Analyst - Supply Chain & Invoicing  – £190 per day via umbrella – 5 months Invoice Analyst wanted by my global FMCG client based in West London to optimise delivery of services to customers through continuous improvement and implementation of process efficiencies. This is an exciting opportunity for a Invoice / Finance Analyst to be a key point of contact for various workstreams and provide full visibility of performance to the Service Delivery Manager through reporting tools and KPI’s. This Invoice Analyst position will suit candidates who have solid experience in either Export (Logistics), or in Supply Chain Operational activities and has a deep understanding of end to end processes and associated technology platforms (SAP) Preferred Experience: Educated to degree level or equivalent an advantage. Knowledge of supply chain processes to include Trade Routes, Invoicing, Credit Notes and Transfer Pricing is a distinct advantage. Familiar with Export & logistics practices. Highly computer literate with a working knowledge of key global supply chain IT systems (SNP, SAP, JDE,) and their associated interfaces an advantage. Awareness of all business operating models at an International Level. Basic Experience: Work to the stakeholder map. Work closely with key stakeholders. Demonstrated ability in successfully resolving customer issues regardless of organisational boundaries, to a mutually acceptable solution Excellent analytical skills. Ability to identify and resolve problems Ability to work in culturally diverse teams and reconcile cultural differences to successfully deliver services Able to see the ‘big’ picture and capable of thinking beyond immediate area of responsibility. Self motivated; ability to work under pressure within a continually changing environment. This is a career defining opportunity for a self-motivated Finance Analyst to be an integral part in a FTSE 100 company. This is a contract position initially for 5 months offering up to £190 pre day via umbrella, initially will be remote working but post covid will be based in West London.

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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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