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Application Support Analyst – e-commerce - £40-45k – Central London

Central London £40000 - £45000 per annum 3 days ago

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Application Support Analyst to join a leading European E-commerce organisation based in Central London. The Application Support Analyst will be responsible for providing adequate end user assistance and technical troubleshooting to their live, critical internal systems.  They're systems are primarily hosted in the cloud so they require a person with excellent experience in a cloud-based applications and previous experience of working alongside a development team (ideally Agile). The ideal candidate will have knowledfe of cloud based systems and is familiar with coding languages (i.e. JavaScript and Python).  Key responsibilities of the role: Deliver a high-quality user application ecosystem Ensure seamless transaction of application modifications Ensure a thorough knowledge of ecosystem applications and keep up to date with the technologies supporting this Review Service Levels as well as KPIs ensuring that the team are up to date are reinforcing them. Working within cross functional teams such as 3rd party vendors as part of incident resolution Provide extended office hours support on a shift rotation basis (with an on-call allowance of an additional 2k)   Key experience required: Application support experience in eCommerce, retail or travel industry preferred Supporting cloud-based applications and some knowledge of coding languages (JavaScript knowledge would be ideal)  Experience with Agile and ITIL processes  Knowledge of debugging APIs, (knowledge of SoapUI and Postman API would be ideal)  Proven capability of on-boarding new business and applications with an organised approach   The Application Support Analyst will join an extremely talented team and a chance to joina brand with one of Europe’s highest revenue generating sites. The salary on offer is between £40-£45k with an exceptional benefits package.   If you have the required experience, please apply.

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Integration Architect – APIs – Global Engineering Company – Wurzberg – 6 month contract

Würzburg Rate - Negotiable 4 days ago

An excellent opportunity as arisen for an Integration Architect, with excellent technical API experience, to join a critical project with a global scale engineering company at their site in Wurzberg, Germany on an initial 6-month contract basis. The company a dominant force who operate across a global market with a focus on technical, professional and construction service. They require an integration specialist with excellent data model and API experience to work as part of a wider delivery team and work closely with the Enterprise and Solution Architects to define Application Architecture for each application domain. They do not currently use integration software as this is point to point APIs. The Integration Architect will be entirely self-motivated and have the technical capability of owning the domain. Key requirements: A wealth of integration experience with architectural practices Excellent data model experience Strong knowledge and experience of APIs (point to point knowledge is ideal). Excellent communicator and able to collaborate effectively within a team. Experience working in an architecture team Experience contracting at a similar, large scale company is desirable ‘Self-starter’ consultant who requires very little management Eager and enthusiastic and technically confident person looking for a challenge Able to start within 2 weeks This opportunity is based in Wurzberg, Germany on an initial 6-month contract basis with a potential to extend further. The daily rate is currently negotiable and dependent on the experience level of the candidate. Interviews are taking place with immediate effect. If you are an Integration Architecture professional seeking a new challenging contract with a global brand, we want to hear from you.

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Head of Ecommerce and Trading

Central London £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: plus bonus and benefits 4 days ago

Head of Ecommerce and Trading is urgently required by my client who are a global travel organisation based in the heart of London to join them on permanent basis. The Head of Ecommerce and Trading will be responsible for overseeing one of the brand’s new offering and be adept in making key commercial and trading decisions. The Head of will act be a strong leader able to manage teams and think strategically to achieve targets. To be considered for the Head of Ecommerce and Trading role you will have the following experience: Proven experience in digital marketing and ecommerce commercial roles with track record of growing revenue Operating on global scale (multilingual management) Experience in a fast-paced environment with proven ability to make decisions Energetic personality able to lead, develop and influence people Experience in Google Analytics Driving higher User Engagement Strong knowledge of all marketing channels (SEM, Affiliates, Email, Display, SEO and Social Experience working with content and visual merchandising (CMS) Track record delivering successful CRO programs with knowledge of UX and ecommerce The Head of Ecommerce and Trading role is based solely in London and offered on permanent basis paying a basic salary between £65,000 and £75,000 plus benefits and bonus.   If you are interested in this role and consider yourself a good match for it, please apply asap with your most recent CV. Interviews will take place with an immediate effect.

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Operational Excellence (Six Sigma) Coach – Reigate – up to £65K basic.

Reigate £55000 - £60000 per annum 3 days ago

Operational Excellence (Six Sigma) Coach – Reigate – up to £65K basic.   About our client: My client is a well-established mulit billion dollar professional services fimr. with offices in 140 different location. Ranging from London, the middle east and New York. Their current growth plans include continually expansion. They are also heavy on creating a very engaging and innovative culture. Pushing their team members to reach potential they’ve never reached before.   Services include Insurance, Re-insurance, Syndicate, Healthcare, Advisory.   They have an immediate requirement to hire an Opeational Excellence Coach from a Six Sigma background.   This role will be responsible for delivering DMAIC projects across multiple areas of their technology and administration solutions business. The role will also work collaboratively with the OpEx lead by utilising their existing OpEx experience to build the ability and understanding of their OpEx colleagues to continually deliver the TAS OpEx programme.   Principle duties/ responsibilities: Deliver OpEx improvement programmes across the TAS UK business Facilitate collaboration across TAS to proactively identify further opportunities and solutions with mutually agreeable impact and benefits. Work collectively to identify opportunities for scalable application for improvements in other areas of the business. Constructively challenge the organisation to constantly improve operational capability and performance. Highlight and escalate risks/issues and help develop risk mitigation strategies to ensure the success of deployments. Collaborate with other divisions and operational hubs (often cross culturally) to maximise benefit realisation. Experience needed: Thorough understanding of operations, quality management, operations management and improvement methodologies (ideally Six Sigma) Certification in quality, OpEx or project management methodology (Black Belt or Green Belt Excellent customer service experience Experience of working on a project team for large and complex projects and track record of high-quality performance. knowledge of operational improvement and lean methodologies. A practical understanding of how to effectively work on complex projects and the ability to structure, analyse and confidently present complex ideas and data. Experience of process re-design and improvement. This role is based near to Reigate and offers a basic salary between £55-65k with an very good bonus scheme and benefits package. This company are renowned for offering a great working environment with exceptional career development opportunities.  

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Continuous Improvement Facilitator – Ops Engineer.

Roosecote £35000 - £55000 per annum 9 days ago

Role – Continuous Improvement Facilitator – Ops Engineer. Location – Roose. Salary – Competitive salary £35k-£55k + Bonus About our client: Continuous Improvement engineer with strong experience in the deployment of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies wanted by client, a well-established multinational aerospace firm. With offices in multiple locations. The Continuous Improvement (Lean / Six Sigma), position will be working for an organisation who put great emphasis on creating a very engaging and innovative culture which is built through staff empowerment. The Continuous Improvement engineer will be focused within a silo of the business and will require site wide Lean and Six Sigma deployments. Services include infrastructure, Engineering, Security. The Continuous Improvement vacancy is newly created as the business looks to generate efficiencies across this large site. They have an immediate requirement to hire a Continuous Improvement Specialist from an engineering and Six sigma background. The ideal Continuous Improvement candidate will drive the improvement of the company’s current processes. The business is looking for and individual who is confident and passionate about implementing genuine change using Lean and Six Sigma. Utilising appropriate LEAN and Six sigma methodologies to do this. Identify key risk areas in the business and appropriately demonstrate this to directors as well as key stakeholders. The candidate will also be Lean Six Sigma certified.  Continuous Improvement Specialist Responsibilities: Deliver measurable improvements to the business. Proactively steer continuous improvement in a complex setting. Build and maintain great stakeholder management capabilities Work collectively to identify opportunities for scalable application for improvements in other areas of the business. Constructively challenge the organisation to constantly improve operational capability and performance. Highlight and escalate risks/issues and help develop risk mitigation strategies to ensure the success of deployments. Manage all reporting, risks, constraints by planning to prevent them and developing. Lead and Organise projects by using the appropriate methodology. Keep up to date records of training and performance Proactively think of methods best suited for delivery of outcomes Continuous Improvement Experience Experience in developing productive usage of continuous improvement lean methodologies. Great understanding of Lean Six Sigma Methodologies. Project management experience Experience in producing first class manufacturing workflows using manufacturing engineering principles. Change Facilitation Thorough understanding of operations, quality management, operations management and improvement methodologies (ideally Six Sigma) Experience of working on a project team for large and complex projects and track record of high-quality performance. A natural leader, dynamic and an ability to build and maintain rapport with people in any given environment. This role is based near to Roose and offers a basic salary up to £55k with a competitive benefits package. This company are renowned for offering a great working environment with exceptional career development opportunities.    

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Business Analyst

Slough £48000 per annum 9 days ago

Business Analyst - £48k - 2 year fixed-term contract - Slough   A leading Research Organisation based in Slough now require a Business Analyst with experience of delivering end to end Software products to join them as they embark on a major strategic change project. The Business Analyst will manage the specification, development, and testing of a new online customer facing system. The BA will have experience and a strong understanding of software products and the software development process. The ideal Business Analyst will have the following key responsibilities: Requirements gathering and Functional specifications. Working closely with on-site developers to ensure that what is developed is fit for purpose. Plan and lead user acceptance and functional testing, ensuring the system is signed off at each delivery point. The Business Analyst will have the following experience: Strong core Business Analysis skills – requirements gathering, process mapping, documenting Strong understanding of database technology, personal data governance and security. Experience in working with system developers and customers. Project management expertise including budgets and resources. Expert level MS-Excel. Experience in managing senior stakeholders.   If you possess the required Business Analysis experience and are looking for a new opportunity to work for an organisation offering career progression and flexibility in 2020,  then please apply!

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Head of Continuous Improvement up to £80k Basic!

St Albans £80000 per annum 11 days ago

About our client: My client is a well-established multinational utilities firm. With offices in multiple locations. Currently leading the market with their innovative and sustainable approach They are also heavy on creating a very engaging and innovative culture. Pushing their team members to reach potential they’ve never reached before.   Services include electrics, architecture, ventilation, IT cooling.   They have an immediate requirement to hire a Head Of Continuous Improvement from a Six Sigma background.   The ideal candidate will drive the improvement of the company’s current processes. They are looking for an individual that is not only motivated but extremely passionate about impacting change in their industry. In addition to this, you will be required to map out processes and implementation strategies utilising lean six sigma methodologies, by identifying opportunities for improvement. The role will also work collaboratively with a team in coaching and training other in yellow or green belt projects.   Principle duties/ responsibilities: Lean six sigma Master black belt or black belt. Supervise and manage the work of the continuous improvement department. Great stakeholder management capabilities Provide coaching and training for green or yellow belt projects. Work collectively to identify opportunities for scalable application for improvements in other areas of the business. Constructively challenge the organisation to constantly improve operational capability and performance. Highlight and escalate risks/issues and help develop risk mitigation strategies to ensure the success of deployments. Collaborate with other divisions and operational hubs (often cross culturally) to maximise benefit realisation. Manage all reporting, risks, constraints by planning to prevent them and developing. Lead and Organise projects by using the appropriate methodology. Proactively think of methods best suited for delivery of outcomes/ Experience needed: Thorough understanding of operations, quality management, operations management and improvement methodologies (ideally Six Sigma) Certification in quality, OpEx or project management methodology (Master Black Belt or Black Belt) An ability to work in a speedy environment and stay ahead of the curb Experience of working on a project team for large and complex projects and track record of high-quality performance. A natural leader, dynamic and an ability to build and maintain rapport with people in any given environment. A practical understanding of how to effectively work on complex projects and the ability to structure, analyse and confidently present complex ideas and data. Experience of process re-design and improvement. This role is based near to St Albans and offers a basic salary up to £80k with a benefits package. This company are renowned for offering a great working environment with exceptional career development opportunities.

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Change, Communications and Learning Lead– West London – 9 months –£435 per day INSIDE IR35

West London £0 - £435 per day 12 days ago

Change, Communications and Learning Lead – West London – 9 month contact – £435 INSIDE IR35 Change, Communications and Learning Lead wanted by my leading multi-national FMCG client based in West London to design a change plan and coordinate an education plan for various stakeholder groups that will be involved in a large-scale system change which will affect 12,000 employees. The ideal candidate for this Change, Communications and Learning Lead will be someone who has extensive experience leading end-to-end implementation projects from the design plan to delivering change to a diverse population. Change, Communications and Learning Lead is a critical role and will suit candidates who are able to hit the ground running and have previous experience creating and adapting coordinated communications projects ready to use in a variety of channels. To be considered for this Change, Communications and Learning Lead position applicants must have the following experience: Develops and drives change approach and plans. Experience of leading a large-scale system change. Delivering a change plan to a diverse workforce. Previous experience defining and delivering a communication plan. Key stakeholder engagement across Tier 1 to Tier 3 – proven experience collaborating with various internal and external teams. Responsible for managing end-to-end user training, including learning needs analysis, training documentation and training scheduling. This is an excellent opportunity for an extremely motivated Change, Communications and Learning Lead to gain exposure in a multinational company. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this Change, Communications and Learning Lead role candidates are required to have previously designed and delivered communication plans for projects as well as managed end-to-end user training. Change, Communications and Learning Lead role is an initial 9-month contract offering up to £435 per day INSIDE IR35 based in West London.

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Operational Excellence (Six Sigma) Coach – Reigate – up to £65K basic.

Reigate £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent bonus and benefits 19 days ago

Operational Excellence (Six Sigma) Coach – Reigate – up to £65K basic.   About our client: My client is a well-established multi billion dollar professional services firm. with offices in 140 different location. Ranging from London, the middle east and New York. Their current growth plans include continually expansion. They are also heavy on creating a very engaging and innovative culture. Pushing their team members to reach potential they’ve never reached before.   Services include Insurance, Re-insurance, Syndicate, Healthcare, Advisory.   They have an immediate requirement to hire an Opeational Excellence Coach from a Six Sigma background.   This role will be responsible for delivering DMAIC projects across multiple areas of their technology and administration solutions business. The role will also work collaboratively with the OpEx lead by utilising their existing OpEx experience to build the ability and understanding of their OpEx colleagues to continually deliver the TAS OpEx programme.   Principle duties/ responsibilities: Deliver OpEx improvement programmes across the TAS UK business Facilitate collaboration across TAS to proactively identify further opportunities and solutions with mutually agreeable impact and benefits. Work collectively to identify opportunities for scalable application for improvements in other areas of the business. Constructively challenge the organisation to constantly improve operational capability and performance. Highlight and escalate risks/issues and help develop risk mitigation strategies to ensure the success of deployments. Collaborate with other divisions and operational hubs (often cross culturally) to maximise benefit realisation. Experience needed: Thorough understanding of operations, quality management, operations management and improvement methodologies (ideally Six Sigma) Certification in quality, OpEx or project management methodology (Black Belt or Green Belt Excellent customer service experience Experience of working on a project team for large and complex projects and track record of high-quality performance. knowledge of operational improvement and lean methodologies. A practical understanding of how to effectively work on complex projects and the ability to structure, analyse and confidently present complex ideas and data. Experience of process re-design and improvement. This role is based near to Reigate and offers a basic salary between £55-65k with an very good bonus scheme and benefits package. This company are renowned for offering a great working environment with exceptional career development opportunities.

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Tax Manager EMEA– Central London – Up to £65,000 - Technology Company

London £65000 per hour 1 day ago

  Tax Manager EMEA– Central London – Up to £65,000– Technology Company   Tax Manager EMEA wanted by my large-scale multinational technology client based near Liverpool Street (Central London) who will be heavily involved with direct tax compliance and local/U.S Reporting.   The Tax Manager EMEA role is an excellent opportunity to work for one of the fastest growing data centre companies worldwide spanning across 5 continents! The Tax Manager EMEA will suit candidates who have experience working within an international tax or finance function from a multinational enterprise. For this Tax Manager EMEA role candidates are required to be ACCA/ACA qualified with at least 4 to 5 years’ experience in accounting and Direct Tax compliance preferably from an international environment. Key Responsibilities for the Tax Manager EMEA: Preparing the EMEA Tax Package for quarter-end reporting and forecasting purposes. Highlighting current and deferred tax provisioning for US GAAP requirements. Preparing the local tax accounting for inclusion in the local GAAP statutory accounts. Working with local advisors to prepare for corporate income tax returns; be able to calculate and monitor tax payments and assist with local Tax authorities. Working with the team on direct tax projects, such as Tax automation projects and Senior Accounting. This Tax Manager EMEA role is a permanent position offering up to £65,000 per year plus a generous bonus and benefits package based near Liverpool Street (Central London) I MUST stress in order to be considered for this Tax Manager EMEA opportunity candidates are required to be ACCA/ACA fully qualified and to have previously worked preparing the EMEA Tax Package for quarter-end reporting and forecasting purposes. 

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Data Analyst – West London – 3 months minimum - £230 per day (INSIDE IR35)

Brentford £230 per day, Benefits: INSIDE OF IR35 3 days ago

Data Analyst – West London – 3 months minimum - £230 per day (INSIDE IR35) Data Analyst with solid excel and process skills wanted by my leading multi-national FMCG client based in West London to support pricing framework for the global sales of their product. The Data Analyst role will suit candidates who has exposure managing pricing updates or is experienced in Excel and Processes within Pricing or Sales data across key systems. That being said, process driven analysts with solid communication skills will be considered. . Data Analyst is a critical role and will suit candidates who are able to work closely with sales teams to ensure customer contract prices are aligned to customers. Data Analyst Key Skills: Strong knowledge of Excel Previous experience working with sales team and stakeholders across the business. Coordinated with multiple teams to ensure systems are up to date. Confident managing and implementing pricing framework and supporting business processes and systems managers. Be able to track and inform the businesses of customer pricing queries, highlighting trends and be able to recommend process improvements. This is an excellent opportunity for an extremely motivated Data Analyst to gain exposure in a multinational company. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this Pricing Data Analyst role candidates are required to have previously worked with excel data. Data Analyst role is an initial 3-month contract offering up to £230 per day INSIDE IR35 based in West London

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Head of Ecommerce and Trading

Central London £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: plus bonus and benefits 4 days ago

Head of Ecommerce and Trading is urgently required by my client who are a global travel organisation based in the heart of London to join them on permanent basis. The Head of Ecommerce and Trading will be responsible for overseeing one of the brand’s new offering and be adept in making key commercial and trading decisions. The Head of will act be a strong leader able to manage teams and think strategically to achieve targets. To be considered for the Head of Ecommerce and Trading role you will have the following experience: Proven experience in digital marketing and ecommerce commercial roles with track record of growing revenue Operating on global scale (multilingual management) Experience in a fast-paced environment with proven ability to make decisions Energetic personality able to lead, develop and influence people Experience in Google Analytics Driving higher User Engagement Strong knowledge of all marketing channels (SEM, Affiliates, Email, Display, SEO and Social Experience working with content and visual merchandising (CMS) Track record delivering successful CRO programs with knowledge of UX and ecommerce The Head of Ecommerce and Trading role is based solely in London and offered on permanent basis paying a basic salary between £65,000 and £75,000 plus benefits and bonus.   If you are interested in this role and consider yourself a good match for it, please apply asap with your most recent CV. Interviews will take place with an immediate effect.

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FP&A Analyst – Staines - Permanent position offering up to £60,000 – ACCA/ACA/CIMA

Staines £60000 per hour 4 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 role will be key to leading discussions involving optimal levels of budgets across business functions.   The 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. The 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 qualified (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) and with previous experience working in a fast pace international organisations FP&A Analyst role is a permanent position offering up to £60,000 + bonus + benefits based in Staines.

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Pricing Data Analyst – West London – 3 months - £230 per day INSIDE IR35

West London £0 - £235 per day 5 days ago

Pricing Data Analyst – West London – 3 months - £230 per day INSIDE IR35 Pricing Data Analyst wanted by my leading multi-national FMCG client based in West London to manage and implement a pricing framework to support Business Processes. The ideal candidate for this Pricing Data Analyst role will be someone who has had extensive exposure managing pricing updates in CERPS as well as working with data across key systems. Pricing Data Analyst is a critical role and will suit candidates who are able to work closely with sales teams to ensure customer contract prices are aligned to customers. To be considered for this Pricing Data Analyst position applicants must have the following experience: Strong knowledge of Excel Previous experience working with sales team and stakeholders across the business. Coordinated with multiple teams to ensure systems are up to date. Confident managing and implementing pricing framework and supporting business processes and systems managers. Be able to track and inform the businesses of customer pricing queries, highlighting trends and be able to recommend process improvements. This is an excellent opportunity for an extremely motivated Pricing Data Analyst to gain exposure in a multinational company. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this Pricing Data Analyst role candidates are required to have previously worked with Pricing data and have experience working with sales team in various projects. Pricing Data Analyst role is an initial 3 month contract offering up to £230 per day INSIDE IR35 based in West London

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Customs Audit Consultant – Amsterdam – 6-month contract – Up to £75 per hour

Amstelveen noord £0 - £75 per hour 9 days ago

Customs Audit Consultant – Amsterdam – 6-month contract – Up to £75 per hour Customs Audit Consultant wanted by my leading technology client based in Amsterdam to provide audit evidence and guidance to stakeholders within the organisation on governance matters focusing on these classifications. Customs Audit Consultant role is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the world’s most respected technology companies and who will be heavily involved in the company’s 2020 audit assignment. The Customs Audit Consultant will be working with six operational reports regarding local risk and governance structures on leasing transactions in accordance with the relevant accounting standards. The role will suit candidates who have come have a University degree in Finance / Accounting or a related field, an excellent communicator and strong analytical skills. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CUSTOMS AUDIT CONSULTANT: Able to plan, set-up and execute an operational audit to investigate existence of pre-defined specific leasing. Have worked with IFRS16 / USGAAP /ASC 842 Strong knowledge of lease classification and lease accounting. Be able to proficiently identify applicable operational controls based on audit evidence, and if not recommend controls to be implemented to increase governance. Be able to complete validation process regarding shared revenues based on external funding of leasing contracts with external banks. Excellent communication skills. Customs Audit Consultant is a contract position for an initial 6 months offering up to £75 an hour. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this opportunity candidates are required to have worked on multiple operational reports regarding local risk and governance structures.

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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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