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Sales Marketing Manager - IT - up to £30k

Southampton £28000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits: + Bonus + Excellent Benefits 5 days ago

Sales Marketing Manager – IT – Telco – Southampton - £30k + Bonus + Benefits Award-winning telco organisation based in Southampton is now looking for a passionate Sales Marketing Manager to manage, develop and grow the Apple business within the organisation. The new Business Manager will play a crucial role in the demand generation as well as sales opportunities management for Apple products and solutions. This is a brand new role within the organisation, where you will have the opportunity to create and communicate the business strategy and marketing plans aligned with the business’ and Apple’s plans. Key responsibilities include: Acting as the primary point of contact for the B2B Relationship with Apple Develop and execute all Apple marketing plans across the business, maximising Apple’s marketing support Researching, defining target customer segments Monitoring and supporting commercial, operational and business objectives Working alongside Head of Logistics to create a plan and drive awareness to develop the Apple Service Centre Analysing data and providing reporting on product trends, sales, manufacturer positioning and Apple’s product performance Develop and sustain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders What we are looking for: You are a dynamic and result-driven professional, you have excellent knowledge of the technology market Excellent teambuilding and relationship-building skills Experience in executing market analysis and trends Experience in producing reports and presenting for various stakeholders, including C-suite Capable of tailoring communication style to account for the seniority, experience and available time of the audience Proven track record in high standard delivery – within time, cost, quality, efficiency and value Salary: up to £30k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits   Office Location: Southampton * Due to the current Lockdown, this organisation is ready to interview and onboard the new Sales Marketing Manager fully remotely.    

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PEGA CSA Analyst Programmer - Financial services – Edinburgh - £50k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

Colchester £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: + Bonus + Excellent Benefits 6 days ago

PEGA CSA Analyst Programmer - Financial services – Colchester - £50k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits   Leading financial services organisation is now looking for a PEGA certified Lead Analyst Programmer to join their IT Solutions department based in Colchester.  As the new PEGA certified Lead Analyst you will play a key role in providing requirements gathering and documenting of existing Business IT Systems, Automated Business Process and Applications. Key responsibilities: Working with colleagues, and end users to investigate and model business functions, processes, information flows and data structures to seek effective business solutions. Applying and monitoring the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards in an intelligent and effective way. Works with clients and users in specifying information flows, processes/procedures and data objects that will be required to meet the business requirements. Working autonomously or as part of a team, analyses the underlying issues arising from investigations into requirements and problems, and identifies available options for consideration. Arranges, prepares and conducts meetings, workshops and presentations for a wide variety of audiences Works autonomously on moderately complex systems on larger or more complex systems. Oversees technical scope, constraints (such as performance, resources etc.), hardware, network and software environments, main system functions and information flows, data load and implementation strategies, phasing of development, requirements not met, and alternatives considered. Put in place and maintains procedures and tools for the correct recording and progressing of requests for support. Ensuring that appropriate application support tools are available, and staff are trained to use them, and that adequate documentation for the applications supported is available and kept up to date. Ensure that requests for support are properly logged, assigned and responded to in a timely manner and according to agreed standards and procedures Overseeing performance of programming staff, reports on their effectiveness and takes action to remedy deficiencies. Takes responsibility for the design, coding, testing and documentation of particularly large, complex or mission critical program   What we are looking for:   Work Experience/ Skills: Experienced IT professional with experience in the Software Creation, Business Analysis, Apps Support tor any Systems Development or Maintenance function Substantial business experience, including some management or professional responsibility, and has received training in business analysis methods and techniques Expert in Application Development Methods, Techniques and Standards Proficient in the application of automated systems Proficient in Applications Development Tools.   Qualifications: Probably educated to degree level/equivalent business experience PEGA Certified System Architect (mandatory) PEGA Certified Senior System Architect (preferred) Salary: £40k - £50k + Bonus + Benefits If you are a passionate IT professional, looking for a great opportunity in Edinburgh, please apply!

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DevOps Engineer (Azure) - Staines – Up to £65k + bonus

Staines £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus and strong benefits package 10 days ago

An opportunity has arisen for an DevOps Engineer, with professional knowledge of Azure technologies, to join a highly reputable, global technology company based in Staines, West London. The DevOps Engineer will join a dynamic, expanding, fast-paced agile team who work with some of the market’s most cutting-edge technologies.   The DevOps Engineer will be responsible for supporting the ongoing development and maintenance of their DevOps platform by developing, testing and deploying various ongoing work streams. The require a passionate and driven person with a passion for DevOps and enterprise level knowledge of Azure technologies (PaaS and IaaS), configuration management tools, advanced database experience and cloud network/security principles.   Suitable candidates will have the following experience:   Excellent DevOps experience (5+ years) Enterprise level of knowledge In Azure technologies (PaaS and IaaS) Configuration Management tools (Ansible, AMR, Terraform, PowerShell) Strong database experience – SQL Server and DB DevOps/Agile methodologies (Scrum and sprints, Git) Strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills Interacting with APIs – desirable Excellent stakeholder management experience Strong communicator both verbal and written   The client is based in Staines and offer flexibility around remote working. The salary range is £60-65k + bonus.     If you are an experienced DevOps Engineer with excellent knowledge of Azure technologies and looking for a new challenging position, we want to hear from you!

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Cloud Support Engineer (Azure) - Staines - Up to £55k DOE

Staines £45000 - £55000 per hour 10 days ago

Cloud Support Engineer, with excellent azure cloud experience, is now urgently required by a highly reputable, global technology company based in Staines, West London.  The Cloud Support Engineer will join a dynamic, expanding, fast-paced agile team who work with some of the market’s most cutting-edge technologies. Cloud Support Engineer will responsible for delivering high quality support for their internal cloud systems and external cloud based products used by customers globally. They are looking for a driven, passionate person who is able effectively communicate with technical teams on/off-shore as well as various levels of internal and external stakeholders.  The following experience is required:  Excellent knowledge of Azure technologies  Excellent troubleshooting and automation skills to reduce tickets Powershell scripting  Service Now and Cloud Jira - desirable  Experience in a Agile/DevOps environment (Sprints)  Experience in Agile/Scrum environments  Strong customer service/client engagement skills Excellent stakeholder management skills  The role is located in Staines with occasional travel to nearby sites and they will offer flexibility around remote working. The salary on offer is up to £55k DOE + bonus.  If you are an Azure expert with excellent cloud support and scripting experience and looking for a new challenge, we want to hear from you.

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2nd Line Support Engineer – Southampton– Up to £25k + Benefits.

Southampton £25000 per annum 11 days ago

2nd Line Support Engineer – SouthHampton– Up to £25k + Benefits. A national telecommunications company are looking for a 2nd line support engineer with previous experience in a service desk role. The ideal candidate will deal with 2nd line technical issues, liaise with 3rd line support and be the first point of call for the 1st line support. Specific Requirements: Previous experience in a service desk position Great interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Solid grasp of infrastructure technologies. Good understanding of server configuration and support Previous experience working well under pressure Great ability to manage, troubleshoot and offer solutions to technical issues Previous experience picking up and logging tickets one time and working in a fast-paced environment Previous experience in a customer facing IT environment Great knowledge of fixed line and WAN data connectivity solutions. Sizeable skillset and experience of Windows Server and desktop operating systems, active directory, exchange and TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP and network share permissions Required Duties: Conduct Root Cause Analysis Troubleshoot and provide solutions Communicate with carriers and suppliers to raise and escalate customers support queries Aid with the testing of applications and new technologies Make sure that SLA’s are stuck to Manage client communication on assigned tickets Work on maintaining client relationship by attending to their requirements Proactively work towards resolving incidents Make sure that incidents are progressed to 2nd and 3rd line support teams where appropriate Continuously update and take care of the current IT systems Be the first point of call for 1st line support functions Make sure customer contentment is kept Give regular communication and support to customers via email and telephone Conduct and assist in troubleshooting problems Ensure that all changes are documented Be an ambassador for the IT team both within and outside of the company Qualifications required: Solid understanding of web servers, ISS and Apache (Ideal) Experience of MySQL and MSSQL databases (Ideal) Solid understanding of VoIP technologies (Ideal) ITIL Certification (Ideal) This role is based in South Hampton and offers a salary of up to £25k + benefits.  

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Sales Marketing Manager - IT - up to £30k

Southampton £28000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits: + Bonus + Excellent Benefits 5 days ago

Sales Marketing Manager – IT – Telco – Southampton - £30k + Bonus + Benefits Award-winning telco organisation based in Southampton is now looking for a passionate Sales Marketing Manager to manage, develop and grow the Apple business within the organisation. The new Business Manager will play a crucial role in the demand generation as well as sales opportunities management for Apple products and solutions. This is a brand new role within the organisation, where you will have the opportunity to create and communicate the business strategy and marketing plans aligned with the business’ and Apple’s plans. Key responsibilities include: Acting as the primary point of contact for the B2B Relationship with Apple Develop and execute all Apple marketing plans across the business, maximising Apple’s marketing support Researching, defining target customer segments Monitoring and supporting commercial, operational and business objectives Working alongside Head of Logistics to create a plan and drive awareness to develop the Apple Service Centre Analysing data and providing reporting on product trends, sales, manufacturer positioning and Apple’s product performance Develop and sustain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders What we are looking for: You are a dynamic and result-driven professional, you have excellent knowledge of the technology market Excellent teambuilding and relationship-building skills Experience in executing market analysis and trends Experience in producing reports and presenting for various stakeholders, including C-suite Capable of tailoring communication style to account for the seniority, experience and available time of the audience Proven track record in high standard delivery – within time, cost, quality, efficiency and value Salary: up to £30k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits   Office Location: Southampton * Due to the current Lockdown, this organisation is ready to interview and onboard the new Sales Marketing Manager fully remotely.    

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Learning & Development Manager – Change & Transformation – Hatfield

Central London £40000 - £50000 per annum about 1 month ago

Learning & Development Manager – Change & Transformation – Hatfield   Currently recruiting for a Learning and Development Manager within Change and Transformation to join a leading multinational manufacturing company based in Hatfield. The Learning and Development manager will play a key part in helping to deliver the new talent and engagement people agenda. The Learning and Development manager will play a key role in designing and delivering internal learning development programmes throughout the business and ensure that a high level of training and development is delivered. Individuals will work alongside external trainers and consultants to deliver multi-channel e-learning.      Responsibilities of the Learning and Development manager: Design and deliver training courses throughout the business to meet the changing needs Develop and deliver UK wide schemes such as talent management, graduate and leadership. Facilitate and support continuous improvement through learning and training   Individuals should have the following experience: Experience in a Learning and Development environment and of learning platforms Strong facilitation skills Excellent communication skills Ability to build trust in training and development environment Ability to work under pressure   This is an exciting opportunity for a Learning and Development manager to join a leading global brand within the manufacturing industry. Please apply if you are interested and would like to discuss further.

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Senior Business Analyst - Consulting - London - £62k + Bonus + Benefits

Central London £55000 - £65000 per annum about 1 month ago

Senior Business Analyst - Consulting - £68K + Benefits + Bonus Leading Business Analysis Consultancy based in Central London now require an experienced Senior Business Analyst to join their expanding practice.   The successful Senior Business Analyst will gain exposure across Retail, Telco, Media and Financial Services sectors throughout the South East on a variety of IT (incuding Digital) and Business Change projects in both Agile and Waterfall environments. Work will be varied and will include eliciting, reviewing, defining and documenting business requirements, facilitating workshops, assisting with User Acceptance Testing and product/project management activities. This is an excellent opportunity to become a specialist in the field of Business Analysis in a dynamic and collaborative team that is constantly being developed and invested in.   The ideal Senior Business Analyst will have the following experience / skills: Proven Business Analysis skills Experience leading small teams of Business Analysts on E2E projects Effective requirements gathering and documenting skills Experience running workshops Process mapping skills - UML / BPMN Experience working on both IT software development and / or business change projects Full project life cycle experience Bachelor's degree or BCS/IIBA BA qualification desirable (Not essential) Agile and / or Waterfall experience Effective communication, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills essential Flexibility to travel to clients in the South East as required – Central London, Greater London, Slough, Hayes, Bracknell, Maidenhead etc.   If you are an experienced Business Analyst looking for a varied project based environment to excel and be challenged in and the opportunity to develop your Business Analysis skills, please apply

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Project Manager - IT & Change - London & South East - £45K - £65K + Excellent Benefits + Bonus

Holborn £45000 - £68000 per annum about 2 months ago

Project Manager - IT & Change - London & South East - £45K - £65K + Excellent Benefits + Bonus   Leading IT Consultancy based in Central London is now looking for a passionate and experienced Project Manager to join their expanding Programme and Project Management practice.   The successful Project Manager will be responsible for delivering a variety of IT , Digital and Business Change projects and programmes across a range of sectors including Retail, Telco, Media and Financial Services sectors for their client base in Central London and the South East (Slough, Maidenhead, Newbury, Milton Keynes and Cambridge) in both Agile and Waterfall environments.   This is an excellent opportunity for a Project Management Consultant to join an award winning, highly dynamic team and make a real difference with high profile blue-chip companies.   The ideal Project Management Consultant will have the following experience / skills:   Demonstrable experience as a Project Manager/ Transformation Lead / Team lead within consultancy or internal consulting environment Strong track record in delivering successful projects Previous experience working on various complex Transformation / IT Change / Mobilisation/ Digital projects Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills Effective communication and interpersonal skills Exposure to a variety of methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, Lean etc Flexibility to travel as required (Clients located predominantly in London, Slough, Maidenhead, Cambridge & Milton Keynes)   We are recruiting at different levels within the Project Management function:   Salary range: from £50,000 to £68,000 Basic + Bonus + Benefits   If you are an experienced Project Manager looking for a varied project based environment to excel and be challenged in and the opportunity to develop your Project Management skills, please apply!  

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FP&A Analyst – Staines - £60,000 – ACCA/ACA/CIMA (part or fully qualified)

Staines £60000 per hour 5 days ago

FP&A Analyst – Staines - Permanent position offering up to £60,000 – ACCA/ACA/CIMA FP&A Analyst with extensive background coordinating budget processes across multiple business units wanted by my leading cloud hosting client based in Staines. FP&A Analyst will be key to leading discussions involving optimal levels of budgets across business functions.  FP&A Analyst will be tracking the financial performance of the various business entities whilst identifying key trends that may impact the company’s future risks and problems. FP&A Analyst will create improved budgets and forecasts for the organisation and be able to implement improved processes and controls around the pre-existing reporting processes. The ideal candidate for the FP&A Analyst will be a fully qualified accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) and will have previous experience assessing M&A opportunities as well as exposure to creating new models to improve the quality of data. The main duties for this FP&A Analyst role will include: Working on improving budgets and forecasts for the various business entities Implementing improved processes and controls around the reporting processes Developing pricing models to deliver financial return Look for opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of processes and tools in finance and elsewhere in the business Aim for new cost saving opportunities and working capital improvements Supporting the business planning, reporting and analysis activities of the FP&A team This is an excellent opportunity for an extremely motivated FP&A Analyst to gain exposure in a multinational company. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this FP&A Analyst candidates are required to be fully or part qualified (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) and with previous experience working in a fast paced international environment. FP&A Analyst is a permanent position offering up to £60,000 + bonus + benefits based in Staines.

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Senior Public Cloud Project Manager – Staines – Tech Company - £55,000-£65,000

Staines Competitive 18 days ago

Senior Public Cloud Project Manager – Staines – Tech Company - £55,000-£65,000 Senior Public Cloud Project Manager wanted by my leading, multinational technology client based in Staines to lead the journey from sale to operational run state. Senior Public Cloud Project Manager will be working for my global, technology powerhouse to define, organise and plan project schedules. The ideal candidate will have solid infrastructure experience and leadership qualities. The Senior Public Cloud Project Manager role will suit candidates who have come from a managed services or IT services company and has extensive exposure of managing complex projects within a cloud environment. The Senior Public Cloud Project Manager will join a small but talented and collaborative of Project Managers, who will be responsible for delivering 4-5 complex Public Cloud projects simultaneously, ensuring they are on time and within budget. Responsibilities: Attend customer sites for Kick Off meetings SOW or RFP reviews and responses Budget management Risk analysis and management Ensure projects that are closing have all the relevant documents completed Developing relationships with key stakeholders Key Experience: Proven experience working as a Senior Project Manager for a medium/large managed services organisation Experience of working on external projects Prince 2 certified or equivalent – must have a solid understanding of methodologies and how to implement them. Strong risk management and change management experiences Strong commercial acumen Excellent stakeholder engagement – across all levels Managed complex projects within a cloud environment The Senior Public Cloud Project Manager is a permanent position offering up to £65,000 based in Staines. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this Senior Public Cloud Project Manager role candidates are required to have a Prince 2 qualification or equivalent and have simultaneously managed complex projects within a cloud environment.

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Commercial Manager (Contracts) / Up to £80k + Benefits / Staines

Staines £0 - £80000 per annum 19 days ago

  Commercial Manager (Contracts) / Up to £80k + Benefits / Staines   Commercial Contract Manager wanted by my leading, multinational technology client based in Staines to support on Commercial Contracts, providing internal consultancy on commercial transactions.   Commercial Manager (Contracts) will be working for my global, technology powerhouse supporting on the review of existing Commercial Contracts and the development of Commercial Contracts moving forward.   The Commercial Manager (Contracts) will partner with pricing/ sales/ account management teams and other internal operational functions such as (procurement, consulting, solution architects etc.)   Commercial Manager (Contracts) is a strategic role that will provide exposure to senior level stakeholders within the business and the ability to improve processes and drive profitability.   The ideal Commercial Manager (Contracts) will suit candidates who have performed Commercial Contracts Manager role for a leading, multinational technology company.   KEY Responsibilities  Review, draft and negotiate high value (£ & $) and complex business outsourcing contract (including new business / renewals and bids) Conduct face to face negotiations with clients Manage the end to end negotiation process in partnership with internal teams (solutions architects, sales, procurement etc.) Resolve issues and mitigate / anticipate roadblocks Manage multiple contract negotiations simultaneously Conduct contract and commercial reviews of existing contracts and identify potential risks and provide mitigation advise and solutions.   KEY EXPERIENCE Degree in a legal or business-related area of study or relevant work experience within a large-scale technology organisation Strong communication skills with the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders Strong background in contract review for a large scale, multinational organisation Demonstrated background in contract drafting and negotiation of contracts Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders Able to achieve results under pressure Proficient with Microsoft packages   Commercial Manager (Contracts) is a permanent role based in Staines offering up to £80,000 + benefits.   I MUST stress in order to be considered for the Commercial Contract Manager role candidates are required to have a strong background in Commercial Contract within large scale, multinational organisations.

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Treasury Project Manager – 4 months – West London - £460 per day (via umbrella)

West London £0 - £460 per day 26 days ago

Treasury Project Manager – 4 months – West London - £460 per day (via umbrella) Treasury Project Manager with extensive exposure designing, documenting and implementing banking changes required by my large scale FMCG client based in West London. The ideal candidate for the Treasury Project Manager will have a business-critical mindset and will play a key role in the Treasury Transformation Project and will be key at implementing business decisions cross functional teams. Treasury Project Manager is a critical role who requires a detailed understanding of in-marketing situations and who will be coordinating changes across functional teams both internal and external to the client. To be considered for this Treasury Project Manager position applicants must have the following experience: Extensive exposure of Cash Management solutions in multinational Treasury, Banking and Finance roles. Strong Project Management skills and delivering end-to-end projects. Knowledge of SAP general and In-House Cash, involving global payments, models and sweeping/pooling structures. Key stakeholder engagement across Tier 1 to Tier 3 Be able to identify and supply closure of legacy bank accounts agreed future state models, in coordination with the Treasury Operations team. Assist with the deployment phases of Global ERP, particularly in design, documentation and testing. This is an excellent opportunity for an extremely motivated Treasury Project Manager to gain exposure in a multinational company. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this Treasury Project Manager role candidates are required to have previously worked in Treasury Transformation Projects in a matrix company. Treasury Project Manager role is an initial 4-month contract offering up to £460 per day (via umbrella) based in West London.    

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Senior Business Analyst - Consulting - London - £62k + Bonus + Benefits

Central London £55000 - £65000 per annum about 1 month ago

Senior Business Analyst - Consulting - £68K + Benefits + Bonus Leading Business Analysis Consultancy based in Central London now require an experienced Senior Business Analyst to join their expanding practice.   The successful Senior Business Analyst will gain exposure across Retail, Telco, Media and Financial Services sectors throughout the South East on a variety of IT (incuding Digital) and Business Change projects in both Agile and Waterfall environments. Work will be varied and will include eliciting, reviewing, defining and documenting business requirements, facilitating workshops, assisting with User Acceptance Testing and product/project management activities. This is an excellent opportunity to become a specialist in the field of Business Analysis in a dynamic and collaborative team that is constantly being developed and invested in.   The ideal Senior Business Analyst will have the following experience / skills: Proven Business Analysis skills Experience leading small teams of Business Analysts on E2E projects Effective requirements gathering and documenting skills Experience running workshops Process mapping skills - UML / BPMN Experience working on both IT software development and / or business change projects Full project life cycle experience Bachelor's degree or BCS/IIBA BA qualification desirable (Not essential) Agile and / or Waterfall experience Effective communication, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills essential Flexibility to travel to clients in the South East as required – Central London, Greater London, Slough, Hayes, Bracknell, Maidenhead etc.   If you are an experienced Business Analyst looking for a varied project based environment to excel and be challenged in and the opportunity to develop your Business Analysis skills, please apply

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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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