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Service Manager - Financial services - Chelmsford

Chelmsford £38000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits: + Bonus + Excellent benefits package ( pension contribution, healthcare, flexi start & leave) 7 days ago

Service Manager - Financial Services – Chelmsford - £38K - £47K + Bonus + Benefits    Exciting new opportunity for a Service Manager with proven experience in a Change, Release, Incident and Problem background, who will lead the service management of both internal and external customers to join a global leading Financial Services company based in Chelmsford.   As a service manager you will create (365/24/7) service management across business IT services as well as maintenance and monitoring of IT services to enable system and service management as well as stability and availability. You will also ensure that the IT service keeps in line with defined strategy and business assurance.     Key responsibilities:   ·         Leading the service management of both internal and external customers ·         Service management ·         Incident management ·         Governance ·         Operational supplier management ·         Ability to be on call and provide out of hours support when necessary     Required experience:   ·         Exposure working in a Change, Release, Incident and Problem Management role ·         Experience within the Financial Services advantageous ·         Excellent written and spoken communication skills ·         Experience working with ITIL processes     This is an exceptional opportunity for a career motivated, and delivery focused Service Manager to join a market leading Financial Services organisation, renowned for their continued and substantial investment into Technology.   This is a permanent role, based in offering a basic salary of between £38,000 – 47,000 + Bonus + Benefits package.

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Database Developer (PL/SQL / Oracle) - London - £475pd

London £475 per day 7 days ago

A Database Developer who has strong experience working PL/SQL & Oracle is required by a Travel client in Central London. The Database Developer responsibilities are as follows: Working with an internal finance team as well as two other oracle developers. A Senior Database Developer with a problem solving / analytical mindset Implementing improvements to existing an revenue accounting system as well as new integrations with an Oracle based finance system. Creating reports to support the finance team's data requirements This role is based in Central London in an extremely modern office with easily commutable links across the city. The Database Developer must have the following experience: Key skills: Highly experienced with PL/SQL Strong experience working with Oracle databases Experience working in a medium sized team (4-6 people) Experience with Data Migration  Ability to talk with stakeholders to provide technical solutions to business requirements Good communication skills, ability to discuss issues clearly and succinctly Finance knowledge - ability to understand accounting terminology Kafka-> Oracle integrations experience is a bonus Knowledge of SQL Server / SSIS Apex report creation experience / knowledge is a bonus The Database Developer position is paying up to £475 per day for an initial 6 months with a high chance of extensions due to the nature of this project (which is looking to last all the way up until the end of 2020). The Database Developer contract is based in Euston, Zone 1, Central London. Interviews are taking place with immediate effect - If you are an experienced Database Developer with strong PL/SQL skills and this positions applies to you, then please apply now.

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Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer (React & Node) - £525 per day

London £0 - £525 per day 7 days ago

We have multiple Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer vacancies available, with a focus around React and Node.  The Senior JavaScript Developer positions are with one of the UK's largest Ecommerce brands and an exclusive client of Ventula Consulting who are one of the Top 3 Brands within their industry in Europe. You will be situated in Central London with extremely easily commutable links across the city (Zone 1). The Senior JavaScript Developer will be able to demonstrable strong experience in the development of large-scale web applications written in React and Node. We have multiple projects available in different teams within the business including: Booking Applications Security Teams Brand new/Greenfield Innovative web products The Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer requires: Strong commercial experience with React & Redux Highly skilled within Node.js A strong Full Stack Developer including a deep understanding of how to build and support highly transactional web applications Experience working in an Agile environment (TDD/BDD) Proven in writing highly tested code and using tools such as Mocha, Chai, Jasmine and Jest Commercial experience/use of GraphQL is advantageous Each of the Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer Contracts are paying up to £525 per day for an initial 3-6 months with a high chance of extensions due to the nature of these projects (which are looking to last all the way up until the end of 2020!). Interviews are taking place with immediate effect - If you are an experienced Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer with strong React and Node skills and this position applies to you, then we want to hear from you. Please apply now.

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Business Analyst - 12 month FTC - Financial services - Gyle

Edinburgh £38000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: + Bonus + Benefits Package ( about 11 hours ago

Business Analyst - Financial Services - Edinburgh - FTC -up to £45k + Bonus + Benefits Leading financial services organisation is now looking for a Business Analyst to join their team based in thy Gyle, Edinburgh for a fixed 12 months period. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Business Analyst to dive into a complex transformation programme and engage with senior stakeholders across the business to understand and solve complex issues. The  Business Analyst will have the following key responsibilities: -Working with senior stakeholders to develop effective strategies as well as creating beneficial propositions -Eliciting, reviewing, defining and documenting business requirements -Ensuring all elements of the analysis are delivered as planned, on budget and execute on time. -Facilitating workshops and prioritise requirements Key skills and knowledge for the new Business Analyst: -Experienced in a business analysis role and in business analysis methods/ techniques.  Ideally previous exposure to financial services industry, but not essential -E2e project lifecycle exposure -Experience in a SDLC/ Waterfall environments -Experience in process mapping and use case modelling Salary: up to £45k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits 12 month - Fixed Term Contract If you are an experienced Business Analyst, looking for a new exciting opportunity, please apply!

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Continuous Improvement Manager – West London - £660 – 6 months

Brentford £0 - £660 per day about 12 hours ago

Continuous Improvement Manager – West London - £660 – 6 months Continuous Improvement Manager with an extensive background in Lean and 6 Sigma Black Belt wanted by my large scale FMCG client based in West London. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a pioneering integration of data mining in a global programme. Continuous Improvement Manager will suit candidates who have previously worked in a highly regulated environment or a matrix organisation. Continuous Improvement Manager will suit candidates who have had extensive exposure leading large cross functional business change or continuous improvement programmes on a global scale. Continuous Improvement Manager will be facilitating workshops across a range of organisational levels from shop floor staff to senior leaders. Continuous Improvement Manager will need to have strong leadership skills as well as being competent in use of change management techniques. Continuous Improvement Manager Key Responsibilities: Highly competent in the application of lean and 6 sigma manufacturing techniques. Lead multi-discipline teams on sites and engage with stakeholders on all levels. Be able to embed continuous improvement processes and mindsets at all levels. Ability to develop lean 6 sigma methodology in colleagues within the time and to stakeholders on site. Continuous Improvement Manager is a contract role for an initial period of 6 months offering up to £660 based in West London. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this Continuous Improvement Manager candidates are required to have an extensive background in Lean 6 sigma, Black Belt and previous exposure leading large cross functional business change.     I am currently recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Manager position with extensive experience working with classical Lean and 6-Sigma methodically who has led large cross functional business change                                   

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Change Lead – West London – £625 – 6 months

Brentford £0 - £625 per day 5 days ago

Change Lead – West London – £625 – 6 months Change lead with a strong background in managing workstreams wanted by my large scale FMCG client based in West London. This is an exciting opportunity to make a large impact on a global ERP programme for one of the largest FMCG companies in the world. Change Lead will suit candidates who have previously worked for an FMCG company or a major matrix organisation is preferred. Change Lead will suit candidates who have had extensive exposure supporting deployment of global projects in past roles. The perfect candidate will have proven success working with business stakeholders of all levels which will be key to a successful project. Change Lead will suit candidates who have successfully managed multiple workstreams Change Lead Key Responsibilities: Responsible for appropriately applying the BRC approach across the module. Accountable for detailed planning across multiple tiers. Delivering change activities on time as well as managing risks and issues along the way. Responsible for integrating and mitigating issues within the transformation programmes. Exceptional stakeholder engagement skills. Change Lead is a contract role for an initial period of 6 months offering up to £625 based in West London. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this Change Lead role candidates are required to have a strong background in managing workstreams and exceptional stakeholder engagement.

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Change Lead – West London – £548 per day – 6 months

Brentford £0 - £548 per day 12 days ago

Change Lead – West London – £548 per day – 6 months Change 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. Change Lead will suit candidates who have previously worked for an FMCG company as well as a matrix organisation. Change 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. Change 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.   Change Lead is a contract role for an initial period of 6 months offering up to £548 based in West London. I MUST stress in order to be considered for this Change Lead role candidates are required to have previously worked on Behavioural Change Projects end to end.    

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Business Change Manager

London £520 per day 13 days ago

Business Change Manager – London – 6 months - £520 per day One of the worlds leading FMCG companies requires a Business Change Manager to work on the changes associated with recent M&A activity. This is a very high profile body of work for a giant of the FTSE 100.   The purpose of this role is to perform change planning, needs assessment, and implement change interventions. This person will consult into the technical delivery resource to understand user change needs, create change impact assessments, readiness assessments, change plans, stakeholder mapping, training needs assessments. Skills required to be suitable.   An in-depth understanding of all aspects of Change Management in both a business and IT sense, with demonstrable experience of leadership in change across people, process, culture and technology. Experience of developing staff competencies and training Programmes, especially with regards to digital, technology and customer-centred skills and change. Experience in creating and rolling out new process and ways of working associated with technology, and the sensitivities and people issues related with this, and the methods of devising and winner support for these models, especially in terms of managing stakeholders. Experience working with large programmes and PMOs, including experience using PMO handbooks and templates such as RAID, RACI, Charters, PIDs, Business Cases, Benefits Logs, etc. Experience creating and making the case for change, driving engagement and agreement of stakeholders through rational convincing and passionate leadership and advocacy of IT-related benefits. A change-focussed, IT literate individual, with an excellent understanding and experience of how IT can improve and impact a business. Experience of managing all levels of stakeholders, including techniques of stakeholder mapping, and of producing pithy, to-the-point communications to get our message across and win hearts and minds. A natural leader and communicator, with wide experience of managing diverse stakeholders and bringing people together around products and changes. Thorough planner and self-manager, with experience of working within both agile and waterfall business projects, and of producing   This role gives the opportunity to be part of a huge M&A deal and the subsequent newly created business. The daily rate is up to £520 a day for an initial 6 months and the location is West London.

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Head Office Finance Manager - up to 80k - Egham

Egham £80000 per day 3 days ago

Finance Manager / Up to £80k + Exceptional Package / Egham, Surrey     Finance Manager with a solid background in head office accounting wanted by my global, leading multi-national manufacturing client based in Egham.   Finance Manager will suit fully qualified candidates who are looking to take the next step in their career within a growing but recognised large scale multinational.   Finance Manager will be joining a company who has demonstrated year on year growth both in terms of client base and revenue. Finance Manager will form part of a relatively small but high performing team with a focus on Cost Centre Accounting.   My client has seen rapid growth over recent years and as such there is opportunities for Finance Manager to also participate in ad hoc projects focused on improving processes.   As this client has a strong focus on acquisition. This role will offer a unique opportunity to participate on complex, large scale acquisition projects.   Finance Manager Responsibilities Responsible for the for controlling the UK head office finance operations, including – but not limited to - oversight and reporting of global business support centres Responsible for managing head office cost centres Actively identify trends for planning, forecasting and reporting Responsible for managing UK Stat accounts process for the Group’s UK based entities Responsible for the head office annual budgetary and monthly re-forecasting processes, presenting to the Group CFO. Work closely with Group Financial Planning & Analysis Manager on forecasting and reporting provided to the Senior Leadership Team (C suite) including the Strategic reviews and annual Group budgeting Lead on Continuous Improvement initiatives (low hanging fruit – simple process efficiencies) Support ad hoc projects (mainly in the Acquisition space)   Finance Manager is a permanent role based in Egham offering a salary up to £80k + an exceptional package which includes share options and a generous bonus scheme.   I MUST stress in order to be considered for this role candidates are required to be fully qualified accountants with a solid background in Finance Management in a large scale organisation.  

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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 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

​“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

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 - Permanent Recruitment

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 - Senior Consultant

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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