1 May 2012

New Service - Vanilla Payroll

We are please to present the brand new service provided by Vanilla Recruitment. Vanilla Payroll specialises in providing a fully managed outsourced payroll service for local SME businesses.
We aim to deliver a specialist payroll service that is cost effective, fast and accurate. We understand that some companies are rightly cautious about outsourcing their payroll, but don’t worry, our service is comprehensive and flexible to meet the specific needs of any business, whether paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Our service includes:

·         Access to a qualified payroll expert 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year
·         Management of all legislative responsibilities including, but not limited to SSP, SMP and SAP
·         Password encrypted payslips sent via email
·         Tailor made reports sent via email
·         Designated contact for employee queries
·         Electronic submission of year end return to HMRC

For more information or a quick quote please contact Charlene Bennett on 01858 898058 or email cbennett@vanillapayroll.co.uk 

19 Mar 2012


Salary £16,000 - £18,000

Your role will be to offer a comprehensive and flexible administration service to support the UK IT department.
You will provide efficient and helpful reception duties for the IT department to include answering all incoming calls, accurately manage the IT department’s calendar ensuring arrangements are made for facilities, eg. meeting rooms, refreshments and travel documents when required by the team.
Other administration duties will include all documentation relating to IT licences, IT contracts, quotes requested and invoices received, expenses, policies, training documents and other relevant IT documentation is accurate, suitably stored and easily accessible by authorised IT team members and ensuring all correspondence with suppliers and customers are drafted to satisfaction.
You will also provide support to IT customers by providing assistance to the team for basic technical issues, making certain all support calls are entered onto the Helpdesk system at time of receipt and all requests are tracked to ensure completion.
You will be involved in IT projects to ensure the business software is compliant such as quarterly assessments of the current IT licences and agreements, including report of allocated licences and posting informative and agreed information accurately on the Intranet on a weekly basis to inform the business of the progress on IT projects.
To be successful in this role you will have strong administration skills with experience of working within an IT environment. If you have experience from a customer facing role this would be desirable. You will possess excellent IT skills and a broad knowledge of Microsoft products.
For more information please contact Kathy Bakewell.

1 Feb 2012


Vanilla Recruitment is a well established, highly successful, independently owned recruitment agency.  We have an enviable reputation for staff retention and offer a programme of ongoing training and career development for employees at all levels.  We pride ourselves on our work ethic, quality of service and forward thinking approach and we offer excellent long term opportunities for successful people.  This is an extremely exciting time to be at Vanilla and we are looking to speak to entrepreneurial recruitment consultants, with a stable career background, who now want the chance to start their own division and run it as a business within a business. There are achievable targets and opportunities for the successful candidate to grow and develop.

The Opportunity:

Are you a successful Recruitment Consultant? Do you want the ability to increase your salary dramatically through achieving positive results and realistic targets?

As part of our growth plans, we now have an opportunity for an ambitious individual to start their own division working in the accountancy market.  The remit will be to launch this new division within Vanilla dealing with sales of this specific market sector and developing the specialism under the Vanilla brand. The growth will be as rapid as you can justify, each division will grow according to its own ability. Your destiny really is in your own hands.
If you have stable recruitment experience within the accountancy marketplace, or think you can successfully penetrate and set up a division then we would like to speak to you now.

Please note the following requirements;

Stability – We are looking for people with a stable career background.

Background – you must be able to demonstrate high levels of success in recruitment. We are looking for an innovative recruitment professional with demonstrable experience in developing new business, managing client relationships and candidate expectations.  You will be naturally ambitious, commercially orientated with a good billing history and an ethical approach.   It is essential that you genuinely care about delivering exceptional service and creating a positive brand impression for both clients and candidates.

Location – you must be suitably located for an easy commute to Market Harborough, South Leicestershire.

Package - we are open on salary, increasing this with performance.  We offer an excellent commission scheme.  All staff start with 25 days holiday per year.

Work environment - We are based in a four storey office building with all the market town amenities you would expect close by, including cafes / sandwich bars etc.
We have our own in-house creative department, designed to increase marketing activity and give Vanilla the edge over the competition.
Our admin support team are highly experienced & allow the consultants to focus on selling & making money, not administration!
We believe in people being productive in core hours, and unlike many recruitment companies, do not insist our staff work ridiculously long hours. We prefer our consultants to be highly effective for the time that they are at work. 

For more information or a private and confidential discussion, please contact Eloise Shelton on 01858 898058 or eshelton@vanillarecruitment.co.uk 

30 Jan 2012


Salary circa £35,000 plus commission, vehicle and other benefits

Are you an experienced sales professional with a proven track record in the sales of valves and related products into process management industries? If you are looking for a new field sales opportunity within this field or to make the transition from an internal sales role we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a target and process driven individual that is highly motivated with a passion for technical sales. Your role will be to develop new and existing business around the East of England with end users, trade sellers and distributors. Based from home you will be expected to secure quality appointments with prospective and existing clients in order to maximise account spend and negotiate new business deals.

It is essential that you are well organised, technically competent and tenacious with exceptional written and verbal communication skills. A natural builder of long term relationships, your commitment to delivering quality service and results should be exceptional. It is imperative that you can establish and maintain effective relationships internally as you will be supported by a strong internal sales team and be expected to develop relationships within a complex, international organisation. 

If you are driven to succeed, prepared to go that extra mile and have excellent communication skills then please contact Laura Smith for more information at lsmith@vanillarecruitment.co.uk

23 Jan 2012


·         TEMPORARY
·         Salary £30,000 - £35,000pro rata

An experienced HR Advisor is required for a public sector organisation based in South Leicestershire to join their team working on organisation transformation and re-structure programmes. 
You must have a thorough understanding of redundancy, re-deployment and appeals processes together with generalist HR experience from within the public sector.   You will also be involved in other HR projects and join a visual HR team within a Unionised environment. 
The role is based around a 22.5 hour week, ideally over three days but this could be flexible.

Call Liz Seaton on 07917 015608 day/ evening for more information or email your CV to lseaton@vanillarecruitment.co.uk

10 Jan 2012


·         PERMANENT
·         Salary negotiable plus excellent benefits

    Do you have experience from within the travel/ conferencing industry?  Our client is looking to appoint two Corporate Conference& Events Consultants to join their team in Northampton.

The role will be handling inbound calls from high profile corporate clients and taking details of conferences & Events you will need to arrange.  These conferences could be based in the UK or abroad and range from a small number of delegates, to thousands.  You will plan the conference from start to finish, keeping the client updated at all times.  You must be highly organised, a skilful negotiator and be able to prioritise your workload as you will be organising a number of conferences at any one time.  You will have experience from within the travel, conferencing, have proven negotiation skills and be used to organising events/ conferences or travel itineraries.

The hours of work are on a shift basis between 8.30 am – 6.00pm. Benefits include contributory pension, travel discounts and up to 25 days holidays plus Bank Holidays.

Please contact Kathy Bakewell for more information at kbakewell@vanillarecruitment.co.uk 

16 Nov 2011


  • UP TO £25,000
Are you an innovative thinker with strong creative abilities? Are you looking for an opportunity to challenge your abilities within an international retail brand? If you have exceptional web design skills and strong UX experience we would love to hear from you!

You will have excellent user centered design experience within a commercial environment. You will have exceptional experience designing for e-commerce websites and have strong project management experience from concept to completion. You will be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver and have knowledge of CSS and HTML, Flash knowledge would be advantageous.

You will be an effective communicator with a flair for design and the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively. Strong planning skills and an eye for detail are essential to be successful in this role as is the ability to work well under pressure and a highly motivated outlook.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in the field of web/graphic design and ideally have a background in retail or e-commerce.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity please contact Laura Smith lsmith@vanillarecruitment.co.uk or telephone on 01858 898058.

11 Nov 2011


·         PERMANENT
·         KETTERING

Do you have an excellent customer service or internal sales background with experience of upselling and cross selling? Are you well organised with a creative flair and a confident and determined manner? Are you able to build lasting relationships with people?

Your role will be to provide support to the sales and marketing team by working closely with the director. You will manage and develop existing house accounts by maintaining relationships with businesses in order to maximise revenue. You
ll be responsible for maintaining the database and collating samples and client files for the external sales team.
On a monthly basis you will be executing direct mail and marketing campaigns. Youll also be required to organise exhibition material, travel and accommodation.

To be successful in this role you will be hardworking, dedicated and willing to bring fresh new ideas to the team. This role is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for progression in a friendly and proactive environment.

For more information please contact Laura Smith at lsmith@vanillarecruitment.co.uk

9 Nov 2011


A highly successful legal firm with award winning status and an enviable reputation is looking for an exceptional Commercial Property Lawyer to support their recent growth.

Based from their Leicestershire offices, our client are a full-service firm of solicitors offering a full range of legal services, including employment law, family law, business law services as well as conveyancing and commercial property, personal injury, wills and probate. 

To succeed in this exciting opportunity you will be a qualified solicitor with a strong background in commercial property with the desire to progress your career. You will be heading up a small team so strong communication and leadership skills are essential.
You will be able to demonstrate your client management skills, professionalism and integrity.  You will be ambitious, focused and have the drive and tenacity to succeed with this developing market leader.

To apply for this role please send your CV and talk in confidence to Eloise Shelton at eshelton@vanillarecruitment.co.uk

28 Oct 2011


Our client is an international manufacturer of craft materials and is looking to recruit an experienced and passionate Sales Manager to be responsible for developing and expanding sales across their German territory.

It is imperative that applicants have a proven field sales track record and have the ability to speak both German and English fluently. You will be responsible for growing turnover and profit in Germany via proactive sales activity. You will be knowledgeable of cost and profit margins and be expected to join the UK team regularly for meetings and presentations.

You will be a highly self motivated individual with the ability to drive strategy and be accountable for your own areas of responsibility. You will be ideally located in central Germany and be expected to stay away on a regular basis. You will need to hold a valid passport and a full, clean driving license.

Full product training will be provided for the successful candidate and professional development will be provided through an annual training budget. You will be required to work closely with senior team members and you should be smartly presented with a professional approach.

The successful candidate can expect to join a well established organisation with excellent opportunities for progression. This organisation has a strong heritage and a highly regarded reputation in their industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an expanding team within an establish retail business. The role offers future management opportunities and free parking within a town centre location as well as the prospect of working within a dynamic, forward thinking creative team. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate a proven track record within a commercial organisation. 

For more details on this opportunity please contact Laura Smith on 01858 898058 or e-mail lsmith@vanillarecruitment.co.uk. Please submit all applications in English with an English CV.


  • UP TO £ 18,500 + BONUS & PENSION
Our client is a growing UK online Mail Order Company that has grown substantially over the past few years. Working at our client’s prestigious offices you will be dealing with the German Contact Centre by offering administration support, writing briefing documents and assisting with product knowledge.  You will also deal with customer escalated calls from the German and UK call centers. You will also co-ordinate supplier orders, liaise with the German office to resolve invoice queries and work towards both team and individual targets.

You must have proven German language skills in a commercial environment, strong attention to detail, excellent PC skills, customer service experience, a professional telephone manner and the ability to work well in a team environment whilst establishing effective client relationships. Some travel to Germany may be required.

For more details or to apply for this role please call Kathy Bakewell on 01858 898058 or send your CV and covering letter via email to kbakewell@vanillarecruitment.co.uk.

14 Oct 2011


  • £6.67 PER HOUR
Working for an established local employer you will be providing an excellent level of customer service over the telephone responding to inbound calls and sales orders. Working within a friendly team environment you will need excellent communication skills with a confident telephone manner, strong attention to detail and accurate data entry skills

To succeed in this interesting new position you will have previous inbound call centre experience.  You will possess strong customer service skills with the ability to communicate with people at all levels and accurate keyboard skills. Hours available are a choice of 4pm – 8pm, 5pm – 9pm and 5.30pm – 9.30pm.

For more information and an immediate interview and start please call Sophie Rice on 01858 898058 or get in touch via email at srice@vanillarecruitment.co.uk. If you know anyone else that may be interested please share this page using the buttons below.


  • £7.75 PER HOUR
We have an exciting opportunity to join a leading healthcare company and be an integral part of a new project. We are looking to recruit skilled Data Cleanse Co-ordinators to assist with the maintenance of their in house database, during their new SAP implementation project. To be successful in the role you MUST possess the following skills:-
  • Good PC skills & MUST be proficient in MS Office systems
  • Intermediate or Advanced level of Excel, with proven knowledge of using VLOOKUP's
  • Ability to cleanse important systems data
  • Check & validate data
  • MUST be accurate & have high levels of attention to detail
  • Need to have accurate data input skills
  • Good levels of numeracy & literacy

The role is part of an exciting new project and will be based at the Atherstone site.  The role is Temporary ongoing for a period of 2 months with a view to regular review.

If you feel you have the above skills and would be a suitable match to this role, please contact Sarah Smith ASAP on 01858 898058 for an immediate telephone interview, alternatively send your CV to ssmith@vanillarecruitment.co.uk. If you know anyone else that may be interested please share this page using the buttons below.

22 Sep 2011


  • £25,000 PER ANNUM

Our client is a global manufacturer of specialist components based in Corby. They are looking to recruit a Polish speaking Internal Sales Engineer to support their External Sales Representative based in Eastern European. Candidates must be fluent in both Polish and English and ideally Russian also.

It is imperative that candidates possess a qualification in Mechanical Engineering and are quick to grasp mechanical concepts. You will be working to set strategies and calling businesses to gain leads for the external sales rep. You will be qualifying business opportunities and answering enquiries. You will be responsible for raising quotations for customers, reporting on sales statistics and sending out relevant samples and literature to clients.

The role requires someone with a friendly and flexible attitude that can build long lasting relationship with clients. Prior sales experience is not essential for this role but is advantageous. This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright and forward thinking candidate to join an international business that believes in looking after their staff and progression.

For more information or to discuss things further please contact Laura Smith on 01858 898058 or email lsmith@vanillarecruitment.co.uk. If you know anyone else that may be interested please share this page using the buttons below.

12 Sep 2011


Do you know your SEO from your eCRM?
  • £28 – 33K PER ANNUM
We are looking to recruit an experienced Online Executive/Manager in Northants with experience of PPC campaign management, SEO and eCRM projects? You will be bright, motivated and have experience using google analytics & adwords and ideally a retail e-commerce background.

Our luxury goods retail client is looking to recruit a dynamic, creative and driven Online Acquisition Executive to join their expanding in-house digital team. Your role will involve directing a sizeable PPC budget and defining and managing the implementation of strategy in this area. You will manage all aspects of SEO and oversee the workings of a specialist retained agency as well as link partnership experts. The position will require you to provide regular reports using google analytics as well as managing the eCRM campaigns and platforms. The role will require you to provide commercially focused content for online materials and to work closely with the internal marketing and web development teams.

You will be a creative, motivated and reliable individual with a real passion for technical marketing techniques. You will be an experienced professional with abilities in HTML, CCS and knowledge of the web design process. You will ideally be qualified in google adwords and analytics and have experience using Hitwise as well as SEO, PPC and eCRM exposure.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an expanding team within an established retail business. The role offers future management opportunities and free parking within a town centre location as well as the prospect of working within a dynamic, forward thinking creative team. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate a proven track record within a commercial organisation.

For more information or to discuss things further please contact Laura Smith on 01858 898058 or email lsmith@vanillarecruitment.co.uk. If you know anyone else that may be interested please share this page using the buttons below.