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