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Senior DevOps Engineer - Leading ecommerce brand - £90k

North London, London, Greater London, England £80000 - £90000 per annum about 22 hours ago

Senior DevOps Engineer - Leading ecommerce brand - £90k   One of the UK's best known ecommerce brands require a Senior DevOps Engineer to join them, You’ll be working across teams to support the DevOps of the Digital products for web and mobile as well as the integrations to the many external services. Your focus will be on creating and supporting high quality, highly scalable, infrastructure.   You will have 4+ years’ experience in DevOps/development and be proficient using third party open-source software and infrastructure as code. As part of a team consisting of Developers, Scrum Masters, QA’s, Devops and Designers, you will be able to communicate with these departments, contribute to ideas, and innovate where required.   This company use React on their front-end and Node.js on their back-end, within a Serverless environment (AWS), so experience with JavaScript is ideal.   Tech skills ·        Terraform ·        Firewall understanding ·        Cloudformation exposure ·        Complete AWS knowledge ·        AWS Serverless knowledge including: o   Step functions o   Lambda o   SQS o   SNS o   DynamoDB ·        Code deploy/code build VPN Tunnels and Gateways exposure VPC Peering TCP networking diagnostics and troubleshooting. eg Wireshark or TCP Dump EC2 and Autoscaling groups AWS ALB and NLB load balancers Docker and AWS ECS support / deployment and troubleshooting   This is a permanent role offering a salary up to £90k + benefits The head office is based in North London, and the company is embracing an agile mix of WFH and office based, which can be accomodated to the candidate.

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Agile Coach - Management Consultancy - £75k-£80k

London, Greater London, England Competitive 1 day ago

Agile Coach – Management Consultancy - £75k - £80k per annum A Global Consultancy now require an Agile Coach to join their expanding Agile Transformation Practice.  The Agile coach will work with well known Retail, Travel, Transport, Telco and Logistics clients and will provide teams with the support and guidance they need to develop proficiency in Agile ways of working. This may include coaching in SAFe, LeSS, Scrum, Kanban, and/or Lean. Agile Coaches pro-vide team facilitation, real-time feedback, professional mentoring, and management consulting.  The successful coach will work closely with leadership and teams to enable ongoing effectiveness, to help them incorporate learning and feedback, and to aid in the fine-tuning of Agile practices.  Responsibilities: Effectively facilitating any agile meeting Implementing effective Agile practices for team development Hands-on team, Scrum Master, and Product Owner coaching Facilitation of organizational impediment discovery and resolution Liaison to executive management Supporting new business opportunities Developing custom training materials to upskill teams Demonstrating and teaching new facilitation methods Maintaining excellent client relationships Knowledge of modern development practices and why they would be used Knowledge of more than one scaling framework and what necessitates scaling Knowledge of the different coaching stances and why they would be used Facilitate effective team startup activities What you will need: Proven subject matter or content expertise in Agile Coaching Consulting background desirable but not essential Demonstrated success creating, growing, and selling solutions for existing and new client accounts. Experience running engagements, managing teams, and driving desired business outcomes throughout delivery, as well as the ability to pinpoint gaps and omissions. A demonstrated track record of leading large, complex consulting engagements, with roles that involve building and fostering relationships with senior-level client executives. Creative ingenuity and a proven ability to find or design simple solutions to complex challenges. An ability to authentically establish credibility, build consensus, and activate collaboration with clients and teammates. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. External accreditation or recognition from recognized professional bodies. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university. A master’s degree or professional certifications are bonuses. If you are an experienced Agile Coach looking for a new challenge with a well-knownbrand please apply via iolo.dafydd@ventula.co.uk.

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Cloud Security Specialist – London - £60-65K

London, Greater London, England £60000 - £65000 per hour, Benefits: excellent benefits 1 day ago

Cloud Security Specialist – London - £60-65K Leading London based Insurance group require a Cloud Security Specialist.   Your role will be to support Cloud Platforms The key responsibilities for the position include: -Monitor the managed security services (MSS) platform and its activities -Maintain computer systems at an acceptable level of risk -Manage and resolve security incidents and events to protect corporate IT assets -Carry out vulnerabilities scanning and ensure that regular penetration tests are performed for any new or changing applications/services /websites /APIs -Identify threats against and vulnerabilities in computer assets. Implement remediation plans to -mitigate vulnerabilities -Provide assurance on the effectiveness of controls in place to protect company computer systems and the integrity of operational processes supporting them e.g. network controls, firewalls etc -Contribute to verification of Cloud controls -Monitor IT hardware and software against build standards -Provide security and risk guidance for IT projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls -Maintain dashboards that provide meaningful metrics for IT computer systems (e.g. cross platform patch management and anti-malware status) -Work closely with Service Delivery Operations - Network and Server support teams   Experience required: -Knowledge of security and control frameworks, such as ISO 27001, PCI DSS, CobiT and ITIL -An understanding of fundamental principles of information technologies -Experience of Cloud (AWS, Azure), operating systems (Microsoft; UNIX Linux and Apple), Firewall (Checkpoint, Cisco ASA), Proxy ZScaler & F5 (LTM, ASM, GTM) -Broad knowledge of IT architecture and underpinning technologies -Knowledge of technological trends and developments in the area of Cyber Threat mitigation, information security and risk management -Excellent high-level understanding of technologies that are used to support a significant Business Operation: Systems, Infrastructure components, Middleware e.g.: ServiceNow and ITSM Toolsets -Technical knowledge and understanding of all infrastructure services (Server, Network, Telephony, etc.) -MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio -Technical knowledge of integration services   This role is based in London and offers a basic salary between £60-65K

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Business Intelligence Analyst – Tableau / Salesforce

London, Greater London, England £60000 - £70000 per annum 4 days ago

Business Intelligence Analyst – Tableau / Salesforce - London - £60 -70K ++ My client, a well-known Credit Bureau, are looking for a Business Intelligence Analyst with excellent Tableau, Salesforce and MI (Management Information) skills based in London for a permanent role to provide Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation using Tableau and Salesforce software, The main purpose of the role is to drive for continuous improvement of financial reporting & forecasting processes making formal recommendations for improvement and support the ongoing transformation programme with insight on customer and product usage and performance, whilst using the BI and Salesforce data to that to track sales analytics and collaborate throughout the company and with 3rd parties. Key responsibilities of the BIS Technical Analyst: Responsible for the development of Product and Customer reporting through tools such as Tableau Facilitate timely and accurate Daily/Monthly BI (Business Intelligence) reports improve current Data warehouse processes Reviewing the BI Infrastructure Reviewing and managing data quality Designing and developing reporting models using MI tools To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must have the following experience: Creating and developing BI solutions using BI tools, specifically Tableau Scripting experience: SQL/Python Experience knowledge of job orchestration and scheduling with tools such as: Jenkins or Airflow Strong Salesforce exposure Strong BI development skills Experience of developing and maintaining data warehouse environments Experience working with Big Data Tools: Google Cloud Platforms This is an excellent opportunity for a successful and career motivated Business Intelligence Analyst with excellent Tableau and Salesforce skills to make an impact and aid the development of MI throughout the entire UK organisation whilst working with MI for stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in working in with Tableau and Salesforce, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and strong SQL experience with tools such as python This is a permanent role, based in London, paying a salary of £60,000-70,000 ++

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Scrum Master - DV or SC Cleared

Salisbury, Salisbury, South Australia £600 - £650 per day 4 days ago

Scrum Master SC Cleared 6 Months Contract inside IR35 Salisbury Leading Consultancy now require a Scrum Master with Security Clearance (who would be open to go through DV clearance) to work on a large-scale Cloud Enhancement Project for their Military Client based in Gosport. This is an initial 6-month contract via umbrella. The successful candidate will take ownership of an agile scrum team within the Service delivery team. Main responsibilities will include leading the team towards goals, supporting through clearing blockers and coordinating current sprint priorities through Agile teams. Scrum Master Key Responsibilities: Agile Scrum team leader make sure resources are placed in the agreed priority areas and resources are utilised Participate in sprint planning Relationship management between service and project facilitate progress and address blockers by working with your team Scrum Master essential Skills and Experience Experience of agile methods as a Scrum Master Customer focused/Business aware Communicative Team leader and Player Adaptable and flexible Organised/Time Management This role will be a part remote working opportunity on an initial 6-month basis. All Scrum Masters that apply for this role must be Security Cleared (SC) (or eligible). If you are an experienced Scrum Master with Security Clearance (who would be open to go through DV clearance) with agile method experience looking to secure a lucrative and hands on contract, we are keen to hear from you.

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Scrum Master - DV or SC Cleared

Salisbury, Salisbury, South Australia £600 - £650 per day 4 days ago

Scrum Master DV Cleared or SC Cleared 6 Months Contract inside IR35 Salisbury   Leading Consultancy now require a Scrum Master with DV or Security Clearance to work on a large-scale Cloud Enhancement Project for their Military Client based in Gosport. This is an initial 6-month contract via umbrella.   The successful candidate will take ownership of an agile scrum team within the Service delivery team. Main responsibilities will include leading the team towards goals, supporting through clearing blockers and coordinating current sprint priorities through Agile teams.   Scrum Master Key Responsibilities: Agile Scrum team leader make sure resources are placed in the agreed priority areas and resources are utilised Participate in sprint planning Relationship management between service and project facilitate progress and address blockers by working with your team   Scrum Master essential Skills and Experience Experience of agile methods as a Scrum Master Customer focused/Business aware Communicative Team leader and Player Adaptable and flexible Organised/Time Management   This role will be a part remote working opportunity on an initial 6-month basis.   All Scrum Masters that apply for this role must be DV or Security Cleared (or eligible).   If you are an experienced Scrum Master with DV or Security Clearance with agile method experience looking to secure a lucrative and hands on contract, we are keen to hear from you.

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Agile Coach - Management Consultancy - £75k-£80k

London, Greater London, England Competitive 1 day ago

Agile Coach – Management Consultancy - £75k - £80k per annum A Global Consultancy now require an Agile Coach to join their expanding Agile Transformation Practice.  The Agile coach will work with well known Retail, Travel, Transport, Telco and Logistics clients and will provide teams with the support and guidance they need to develop proficiency in Agile ways of working. This may include coaching in SAFe, LeSS, Scrum, Kanban, and/or Lean. Agile Coaches pro-vide team facilitation, real-time feedback, professional mentoring, and management consulting.  The successful coach will work closely with leadership and teams to enable ongoing effectiveness, to help them incorporate learning and feedback, and to aid in the fine-tuning of Agile practices.  Responsibilities: Effectively facilitating any agile meeting Implementing effective Agile practices for team development Hands-on team, Scrum Master, and Product Owner coaching Facilitation of organizational impediment discovery and resolution Liaison to executive management Supporting new business opportunities Developing custom training materials to upskill teams Demonstrating and teaching new facilitation methods Maintaining excellent client relationships Knowledge of modern development practices and why they would be used Knowledge of more than one scaling framework and what necessitates scaling Knowledge of the different coaching stances and why they would be used Facilitate effective team startup activities What you will need: Proven subject matter or content expertise in Agile Coaching Consulting background desirable but not essential Demonstrated success creating, growing, and selling solutions for existing and new client accounts. Experience running engagements, managing teams, and driving desired business outcomes throughout delivery, as well as the ability to pinpoint gaps and omissions. A demonstrated track record of leading large, complex consulting engagements, with roles that involve building and fostering relationships with senior-level client executives. Creative ingenuity and a proven ability to find or design simple solutions to complex challenges. An ability to authentically establish credibility, build consensus, and activate collaboration with clients and teammates. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. External accreditation or recognition from recognized professional bodies. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university. A master’s degree or professional certifications are bonuses. If you are an experienced Agile Coach looking for a new challenge with a well-knownbrand please apply via iolo.dafydd@ventula.co.uk.

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Senior Product Owner – Logistics – 8 Month Contract - £640 p/d Inside IR35

London, Greater London, England £640 per day 5 days ago

Senior Product Owner – Logistics – 8 Month Contract - £640 p/d Inside IR35    Global logistics business requires an experienced contract Product Owner to work on a complex digital transform programme. The Product Owner will be working Data & Engineering teams to provide Product support and expertise. The Role As a Product Owner, you will be expected to… Maximize output by providing product support and delivery services enabling relevant teams to deliver at pace. Increase Platform engagement, ensure transparency and engender trust to deliver great outcomes. Enable control of all aspects of the product from inception to delivery, taking ownership and accountability to continuously improve at every iteration. Align processes across platforms providing uniform procedures, allowing for a smoother experience during engagement. Sponsor a One Team approach, promoting a fail-fast culture, where regular reflection, continuous learning, and daily collaboration results in high quality products being delivered faster.   Requirements In order to be considered for this role, the Product Owner will need: Relevant experience of Agile and Product backed up by relevant certifications. Experience in reporting to senior levels up to C-Suite. Ability to influence senior stakeholders and provide strategic guidance. Agile/Product maturity assessment experience, providing mentoring and support as required. Experience preparing Target Operating Models. Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.   If you are an experienced Product Owner with relevant experience – please apply or share your cv with me directly at iolo.dafydd@ventula.co.uk.

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Agile Coach - Management Consultancy - £75k-£80k

London, Greater London, England Competitive 1 day ago

Agile Coach – Management Consultancy - £75k - £80k per annum A Global Consultancy now require an Agile Coach to join their expanding Agile Transformation Practice.  The Agile coach will work with well known Retail, Travel, Transport, Telco and Logistics clients and will provide teams with the support and guidance they need to develop proficiency in Agile ways of working. This may include coaching in SAFe, LeSS, Scrum, Kanban, and/or Lean. Agile Coaches pro-vide team facilitation, real-time feedback, professional mentoring, and management consulting.  The successful coach will work closely with leadership and teams to enable ongoing effectiveness, to help them incorporate learning and feedback, and to aid in the fine-tuning of Agile practices.  Responsibilities: Effectively facilitating any agile meeting Implementing effective Agile practices for team development Hands-on team, Scrum Master, and Product Owner coaching Facilitation of organizational impediment discovery and resolution Liaison to executive management Supporting new business opportunities Developing custom training materials to upskill teams Demonstrating and teaching new facilitation methods Maintaining excellent client relationships Knowledge of modern development practices and why they would be used Knowledge of more than one scaling framework and what necessitates scaling Knowledge of the different coaching stances and why they would be used Facilitate effective team startup activities What you will need: Proven subject matter or content expertise in Agile Coaching Consulting background desirable but not essential Demonstrated success creating, growing, and selling solutions for existing and new client accounts. Experience running engagements, managing teams, and driving desired business outcomes throughout delivery, as well as the ability to pinpoint gaps and omissions. A demonstrated track record of leading large, complex consulting engagements, with roles that involve building and fostering relationships with senior-level client executives. Creative ingenuity and a proven ability to find or design simple solutions to complex challenges. An ability to authentically establish credibility, build consensus, and activate collaboration with clients and teammates. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. External accreditation or recognition from recognized professional bodies. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university. A master’s degree or professional certifications are bonuses. If you are an experienced Agile Coach looking for a new challenge with a well-knownbrand please apply via iolo.dafydd@ventula.co.uk.

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Cloud Security Specialist – London - £60-65K

London, Greater London, England £60000 - £65000 per hour, Benefits: excellent benefits 1 day ago

Cloud Security Specialist – London - £60-65K Leading London based Insurance group require a Cloud Security Specialist.   Your role will be to support Cloud Platforms The key responsibilities for the position include: -Monitor the managed security services (MSS) platform and its activities -Maintain computer systems at an acceptable level of risk -Manage and resolve security incidents and events to protect corporate IT assets -Carry out vulnerabilities scanning and ensure that regular penetration tests are performed for any new or changing applications/services /websites /APIs -Identify threats against and vulnerabilities in computer assets. Implement remediation plans to -mitigate vulnerabilities -Provide assurance on the effectiveness of controls in place to protect company computer systems and the integrity of operational processes supporting them e.g. network controls, firewalls etc -Contribute to verification of Cloud controls -Monitor IT hardware and software against build standards -Provide security and risk guidance for IT projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls -Maintain dashboards that provide meaningful metrics for IT computer systems (e.g. cross platform patch management and anti-malware status) -Work closely with Service Delivery Operations - Network and Server support teams   Experience required: -Knowledge of security and control frameworks, such as ISO 27001, PCI DSS, CobiT and ITIL -An understanding of fundamental principles of information technologies -Experience of Cloud (AWS, Azure), operating systems (Microsoft; UNIX Linux and Apple), Firewall (Checkpoint, Cisco ASA), Proxy ZScaler & F5 (LTM, ASM, GTM) -Broad knowledge of IT architecture and underpinning technologies -Knowledge of technological trends and developments in the area of Cyber Threat mitigation, information security and risk management -Excellent high-level understanding of technologies that are used to support a significant Business Operation: Systems, Infrastructure components, Middleware e.g.: ServiceNow and ITSM Toolsets -Technical knowledge and understanding of all infrastructure services (Server, Network, Telephony, etc.) -MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio -Technical knowledge of integration services   This role is based in London and offers a basic salary between £60-65K

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Senior Product Owner – Logistics – 8 Month Contract - £640 p/d Inside IR35

London, Greater London, England £640 per day 5 days ago

Senior Product Owner – Logistics – 8 Month Contract - £640 p/d Inside IR35    Global logistics business requires an experienced contract Product Owner to work on a complex digital transform programme. The Product Owner will be working Data & Engineering teams to provide Product support and expertise. The Role As a Product Owner, you will be expected to… Maximize output by providing product support and delivery services enabling relevant teams to deliver at pace. Increase Platform engagement, ensure transparency and engender trust to deliver great outcomes. Enable control of all aspects of the product from inception to delivery, taking ownership and accountability to continuously improve at every iteration. Align processes across platforms providing uniform procedures, allowing for a smoother experience during engagement. Sponsor a One Team approach, promoting a fail-fast culture, where regular reflection, continuous learning, and daily collaboration results in high quality products being delivered faster.   Requirements In order to be considered for this role, the Product Owner will need: Relevant experience of Agile and Product backed up by relevant certifications. Experience in reporting to senior levels up to C-Suite. Ability to influence senior stakeholders and provide strategic guidance. Agile/Product maturity assessment experience, providing mentoring and support as required. Experience preparing Target Operating Models. Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.   If you are an experienced Product Owner with relevant experience – please apply or share your cv with me directly at iolo.dafydd@ventula.co.uk.

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Business Analyst - Payment Solutions

London, Greater London, England £50000 - £60000 per annum 6 days ago

Business Analyst - Payments Solutions  - £50k -£60K Business Analyst from a start-up or Fintech company with a strong Payments background urgently required, by my client an innovative Fintech specialising in Payments technology. The Business Analyst will helping work towards improving their payments platform as they are moving towards a Microservice architecture. To be successful you must have proven experience driving the end: end delivery of both operational process and technology aligned products and projects. To be considered for the role, applicants must have the following experience: Proven Business Analyst experience Proven Product Owner experience Strong Payments background Proven experience working in a start up environment Proven experience working with Microservices Architecture Knowledge of modern software development practices (Agile) and API specifications (RESTful Webservices, JSON). Proven skills in driving the end: end delivery of both operational process and technology aligned products and projects Excellent stakeholder management skills This is an excellent opportunity for a successful Business Analyst with a strong payments background to join a fast growing Fintech company. We are offering a competitive salary of up to £60k plus package with flexible working options. If you are looking to join a great group of payment professionals then please apply today Rebecca.huckett@ventula.co.uk

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Finance Manager – Framework and Controls

Brentford, Greater London, England £605 per hour 6 days ago

Finance Manager – Framework and Controls   Leading pharmaceutical company require a Finance Manager on an interim basis to set up Sox Compliance controls and frameworks. This company are stalwart of the FTSE100 and one of the UK’s most respected blude chips. Responsibilities will include.   Responsible to ensure all issues (control queries, exception requests and change requests) raised via Service now are resolved within the time frame of Service level agreements Manage internal control framework tools, to standardize, simplify and strengthen Finance control framework and provide guidance for non-standardized processes With a global remit across finance, responsible to work fostering a network of compliance champions across global finance (through multiple forums), providing global training material and global communications and providing sox testers, Compliance Champions, CoE team members and key personnel control change updates, including roll-out relevant training for future monitoring and testing, as well as leading practices and general risk mitigation/control advice. Responsible for gatekeeping and maintaining an appropriate financial internal control framework(s)- including the fraud framework.) through following set governance and agreed steps. Required to: do the below prior to submitting changes for the approval of the VP: The above requires performance of due diligence on control changes including review of control documentation, process maps, and interacting with internal global process owners, Risk operations managers, compliance champions, and external auditors where needed. Support global projects as an SME on global controls framework including Vaccines Manage team member who is responsible for administratively maintaining the resource centre. Update the SOX resource sites with relevant information and Self-help enablers for in-house customers to access independently (SOX/IBM testers, finance controllers, finance directors etc.) Maintain the FRMC global website with guidance, training materials to support the finance community in managing risk Support Financial Risk and Controls Operations team by holding dedicated forums of discussion on control challenges, design and updates with the team as well as third-party testing providers. This contract is initially for 2 months (very highly likelihood of extension) and offers a daily rate of £605 per day inside of IR35. Location is remote, office in West London should people wish to work at HQ.

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Life Sciences - Change Management Consultant

London, Greater London, England £120000 - £150000 per annum, Benefits: + Bonus + Package 8 days ago

Life Sciences  - Change Management Consultant  One of the worlds leading management consultancies requires a Change Management Consultant  to work with their life science clients on digital, change and transformation programmes. This is a strategic leadership position that will develop and grow the life science practice. The individual will have multiple responsibilities that include development (existing and new), project/program delivery and quality assurance of services, Responsibilities Bring expertise in business development and solution delivery across the life science sector and develop in-depth solutions that enact long-term success for our clients. Draw on your own unique perspectives, personality, and creativity to think big about our clients' challenges and develop creative solutions. Impact the bottom line by building and leveraging client and team relationships that drive results and fuel growth. Identify and sell solutions that provide real value to clients through a holistic approach to consulting. Become an expert in our full range of capabilities: Strategy, Technology, People & Change, Experience Design, Process and Business Analysis, Data & Analytics, Programme and Project Management, and Professional Staffing. Showcase yourself as a Telco thought leader by developing your professional network through association memberships, speaking and writing engagements, and community activities. Work with prestigious clients primarily located in the London area with some travel required. Lead a well-established, mid-sized team with ambitious, lively and collaborative members. Nurture your personal interests with our training programme, which can be applied to development activities and growth projects. Give back to your community through impactful local projects. Preferred Skills & Experience Demonstrable senior level management consulting, advisory, professional services and/or Big 4 consulting experience including industry experience with expertise within the life science sector. An ability to authentically establish credibility, build consensus, and activate collaboration with clients and teammates. A current network of professional contacts, to leverage in building the Telco sector footprint. Creative ingenuity and a proven ability to find or design simple solutions to complex challenges. Excellent interpersonal/communication skills. Superior self-awareness around personal strengths and growth opportunities. Generosity in sharing experiences, expertise and insights to help others develop and grow. Experience supporting business expansion opportunities within existing accounts and creating new business opportunities. Proposal development experience and a proven ability to effectively sell business solutions to clients. Experience developing high-performing teams in ways proven to drive desired business impact. A demonstrated track record of leading large, complex consulting engagements, including roles that involved building and fostering relationships with senior-level executives. A positive track record of delivering on business requirements and identifying gaps and omissions. Success in driving significant client account growth. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university. A master's degree and/or professional certifications are bonuses. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world renowned consultancy in an area of considerable growth. Location of majority of client is London/South East. Travel to client expected again Q3 21 onwards. Salary is a basic in the region of £120-150k + bonus + package.

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Ventula Consulting was formed in 2013 to connect ambitious digital talent with the organisations that are changing the world as we know it. 

Harnessing advanced search technology and digital attraction techniques, Ventula are leaders in highly personalised recruitment strategy. Our approach is always evolving, as we leverage the latest innovations in the field. But at the centre of what we do are the amazing clients and candidates who drive the world we work in. 

We provide recruitment expertise, wherever and whenever you need it. From permanent team members to temporary consultants, who can plug in and support your organisation at a moment’s notice. We become part of your talent team – shouting about your brand and benefits to attract the best candidates around. 

For candidates, we become your career champions. Getting to know who you are to connect you with those roles where you can truly make your mark. Our exceptional team are your expert partners, passionate about your ongoing success.  

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Testimonials

​“Ventula Consulting have been an invaluable recruitment partner to us over the past 2 years. They have supplied a large volume of contract workers across Technology, Business Change, Compliance and Data Analytics during this time. Ventula’s account managers understand our business very well and go to great lengths to find the most suitable candidates I would recommend Ventula as a supplier of contract resource without hesitation”​

- Head of Recruitment

​“Ventula have been a great tactical and strategic recruitment partner for us. They have played a key part in building our core Digital products by providing the right people, for the right job, at the right price. The Team at Ventula are proactive, have good listening skills and they go the extra mile to understand their busy clients. Keep up the good work” ​

- Senior Development Manager

I have worked with Rachel in sourcing and recruiting for 10+ years.  In this time she has been a strong, instrumental figure in filling my skill and capability gaps for both permanent and contract roles that were difficult to source through other large scale organisations.She was able to do this through her ability to understand my needs accurately and then source and match these needs.  This coupled with her tenacity to progress with pace and determination to meet my requirements...read more

- Senior Programme Manager
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Meet the Team

The Ventula team has extensive hands-on experience in the four recruitment services it works in. We share a common goal to provide an industry leading level of service which delivers results.

The Ventula team has extensive hands-on experience in the four recruitment services it works in. We share a common goal to provide an industry leading level of service which delivers results.

Andrew Shaw - Founding Director

With more than a decade of experience with one of the UK’s leading recruitment firms, Andrew understands the tech talent market inside and out. Alongside co-founder, Tom Breese, he has led technology recruitment campaigns for some of the world’s leading organisations and put together teams for groundbreaking start-ups.Andrew is passionate about new technology and exploring the latest tools to improve candidate attraction. Outside of the office, you’ll usually find him on the tennis or squash courts.​

Thomas Breese - Founding Director

Co-founder of Ventula, Tom has over a decade of experience recruiting across the full spectrum of the UK tech market. With a reputation for forging strong relationships and delivering exceptional results, Tom has led recruitment campaigns for clients across the digital spectrum, from blue-chip companies to innovative technology start-ups. When he isn’t discovering incredible talent, Tom can often be found exploring the English countryside on his bike or trying to improve his tennis skills. ​

Christian Kenny - Director - Technology Contracts

Christian has spent nearly a decade working in IT and Business Change recruitment. His hands-on approach and commitment to doing everything possible to support his candidates and clients have seen him deliver successful hires at every level. For Christian, there is no brief too challenging and no detail too small to overlook. He has supported a huge range of tech-focused companies from start-ups to FTSE 100 organisations. Christian’s passion outside of tech talent is football, whether on the pitch himself or cheering on his beloved Liverpool FC. ​

James Mackie - Director - Change & Transformation

Since 2010, James has been connecting leading clients in the Financial Services, Retail and Professional Services sector with IT, Analytics and Business Change professionals across the UK. With an extensive client management and resourcing background, James is responsible for the Permanent recruitment teams at Ventula. Outside of recruitment, James is a talented horseman who once considered a career as a jockey. He remains an avid follower of horse racing and other sports, including rugby, football, and golf. ​

Rachel Mayne - Client Director

After jumping straight into recruitment after graduation, Rachel spent nearly a decade sourcing and placing exceptional Business Change & IT Transformation specialists across the UK and Europe. Rachel remains focused on the Technology and Business Change markets, and is responsible for developing new and existing client relationships across the business. She has a strong track record in delivering outstanding results. In her downtime, Rachel loves to explore the East London cultural scene, whether that’s adding to her growing art collection or attending local events and gigs. ​

Tom Couchman - Finance Director

​Tom joined the Ventula team in 2018 and is a qualified accountant with almost 20 years experience both in practice and industry. A former professional pool champion, when he’s not crunching numbers or looking after our contractors, Tom can often be found enjoying a round or two on the golf course.

Jon Hitchenor - Non Executive Director

​Jon has worked in the recruitment sector for more than 35 years and has been personally responsible for the development of several highly successful sales teams and the hiring of over 750 staff.Jon joined the team in 2018 as Non-Executive Director and offers strategic direction, coaching and mentoring of the Ventula team. When he’s not helping businesses grow, Jon can be found climbing mountains or walking in the Lake District.

James Leyden - Practice Lead - Professional Services - Tax Specialist

James has been part of the Ventula team for over 5 years, joining in 2014 with no prior recruitment experience. He has continued to progress and develop within the business and now heads up our Professional Services practice. James has a particular focus on placing Tax professionals across our Technology and Commercial Clients. When he’s not at work, you can find James telling anyone willing to listen how he once came second on ITV’s daytime game show Tipping Point (he still thinks he was robbed of victory). You might also find him pulling his hair out watching Arsenal fail to win major silverware but ultimately secure a top-four finish.

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