Meet the team
Say hello to the Vanilla team
At Vanilla we’re passionate about working as a team. We are never standing still and our values are at the core of everything we do. If you would like to join our team, we would love to hear from you!
I started Vanilla Recruitment in 2005 because I wanted to make a positive impact on people’s experience of recruitment. I’d worked for many years in high street recruitment companies in Northampton and Leicester, but I felt that many big agencies had lost the real reason why recruitment companies are of true value to clients and candidates.
By providing a more personal service tailored specifically to the unique customer’s needs, we create a recruitment experience where everyone benefits and feels both worthy and respected, and above all happy.
Our mission, vision and values are at the core of everything we do here at Vanilla. We pride ourselves on the quality of service we offer; developing strong relationships with candidates and clients. They also know we are different from other recruitment firms.
We want to work with people who share our values, so when you work with us these values form the basis of our hopefully long and successful partnership together. My team is extremely dedicated and it’s their passion to ‘get it right’ that gives us our unique recruitment service, our excellent customer retention rates, and our fantastic repeat business levels from clients and candidates.
You can contact me on 01858 898058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I’m Sarah. I’m an Associate Director here at Vanilla Recruitment and take the day to day charge of managing our Office Division team. My team specialise in permanent and temporary recruitment for the diverse area of office roles. We recruit for roles at any level that is traditionally office-based; including administration, secretarial, team managers, operations directors and many more.
I joined Vanilla way back in 2011 after having worked in recruitment for many years previously, where I was largely recruiting for high volume temporary contracts for both office & call centre roles. Recruitment for me is about getting to know my clients and candidates inside out and finding out what’s really important to them. Spending this time getting to know their unique needs means I can provide a great temporary service at the drop of a hat, and make long-lasting permanent placements – all with total confidence.
I am truly passionate about recruitment and the positive impact it can have on people’s lives and businesses. Our mission, vision and values are at the core of everything we do here at Vanilla and we pride ourselves on the quality of service we offer.
You can contact me on 01858 898058 or email email@example.com
Hello, I’m Kate. I’m a Principal Consultant here at Vanilla and I joined the team back in 2013 with over 10 year’s recruitment experience. My area of recruitment expertise is Accountancy and Finance and I work with both temporary and permanent commercial roles as well as practice roles within accountancy firms. I recruit for qualified and non-qualified positions and the part of the job I really like is gaining a great understanding of what both my candidates and clients are seeking in order to ensure a great match.
I love to fully support recruiters and jobseekers in their search for the right people and the right roles for them. I pride myself on being very honest and supportive which matches up with the values that are at the heart of everything we do here at Vanilla.
If you’d like to read about my average week working at Vanilla Recruitment Agency, you can read my blog post ‘A week in the life of a recruitment consultant’
You can contact me on 01858 898058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I’m Nikki, I’m a Managing Consultant on the Sales and Marketing division at Vanilla Recruitment. My recruitment experience started in 2003 and I’ve recruited for a huge number of varied job roles within that time. I now specialise in sales and marketing placements across various industries and job types. I joined Vanilla in 2015 after having also worked for Eloise many years before and I, therefore, knew that we shared the same values.
I love recruitment! The pace and energy is great, and being a good recruiter is all about understanding your candidates. Knowing a candidate inside out; their unique skills, strengths and availability. Having this knowledge means I can provide my clients with a great service at the drop of a hat, with total confidence.
You can contact me on 01858 898058 or email email@example.com
Hello I’m Ben, I work in the Sales and Marketing Divisions here at Vanilla Recruitment. I decided to join Vanilla because my values align with the company’s values. I started working in recruitment in 2014 and have a real passion for helping candidates source the unique job roles that will help them reach their full potential.
I am passionate about providing a solid one to one friendly and professional service to my clients, working in partnership with them to give them the best candidates for their roles. I structure myself on “The 3 C’s”. Clients, Candidates, and Collaboration, making sure that they work in unison so that both parties receive a professional, friendly and positive experience.
For me, my job is about putting time and effort into my clients and candidates so that I am able to provide them with unique recruitment solutions without any delay.
You can contact me on 01858 898058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I’m Jaimini, I’m a Managing Recruitment Consultant here at Vanilla and have been a member of the Vanilla family since 2018.
I started my recruitment career back in 2015, and since joining Vanilla I have concentrated my expertise exclusively within the Office Divison. Vanilla’s values are very important to me and I believe recruitment should be all about integrity. Every member of the Vanilla team aims to live by our values, and I love that these values form the basis of our partnership with clients and candidates each day.
I am passionate about recruitment and what I do, aiming to build long-standing relationships with my candidates and clients. These personal relationships are a very important part of my job ensuring both clients and candidates get the best possible service at all times when working in partnership with me.
You can contact me on 01858 898058 or email email@example.com
Hello I’m Caitlin. I’m a Recruitment Consultant in the Office Division here at Vanilla Recruitment. The roles I recruit for include; data entry clerks, receptionists, administrators, customer service staff and office managers.
I have been working in recruitment since 2017 and since then have always specialised in office-based roles. This has given me a great deal of knowledge and experience of working with many different positions within the Office Division.
I thoroughly enjoy working in recruitment and love the opportunity we have to meet new people every day, as well as having the possibility of playing such a pivotal role in changing people’s lives in a positive way.
I truly believe that the heart of a business is its people and therefore I pride myself on taking the time to fully understand the needs and aspirations of both my clients and candidates in order to make successful and permanent placements.
You can contact me on 01858 898058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m Jodie and I work within the Office Division here at Vanilla, specialising in Temporary placements. Working on temp vacancies is great for me because there’s so much variety in the roles I recruit for and I love working within such a fast-paced environment.
I started my recruitment career in 2016, having always had an interest in the sector and wanting to be in a job where I helped people in some way. All these years later I am still loving what I do! I’m a real people person which allows me to communicate and understand the needs of my candidates and clients as well as building and maintaining those relationships.
One of the things I love most about working at Vanilla is the friendly team environment, but I am also really passionate about our Vanilla values. I share these values and I believe they are so important within a business.
You can contact me on 01858 898 058 or email email@example.com
I’m the Operations Manager here at Vanilla Recruitment, and I’ve been a part of Team Vanilla since 2008! I’m responsible for many things here at Vanilla HQ and make sure everything runs smoothly and efficiently, including overseeing our support team as well as being in charge of the accounts and payroll. It’s my job to be an expert with the figures and to make sure everyone gets paid on time; including suppliers, employees and all or temporary workers.
I joined Vanilla because of its excellent reputation, values, professionalism and fantastic service provided. It’s great to be a part of the Vanilla Family, and we all do so much to help and support one another that it really does feel like a family here.
You can contact me on 01858 898058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I’m Sarah. I joined Vanilla Recruitment in July 2014 and I’m the Candidate Experience Manager. Before I worked at Vanilla, I was actually a Vanilla temp and did an assignment with a local company. I was really impressed with the support and service I received from the team at Vanilla; it was clear that they value the candidates and clients that they work with. Naturally, when I was offered the chance to work permanently as part of the team, I jumped at the chance!
As the Candidate Experience Manager, I ensure that we provide an excellent service to every candidate who comes into contact with Vanilla Recruitment, through the consistent company-wide delivery of our Candidate Promise.
I love the job I do and being part of such a positive and committed team. Vanilla goes further than the normal recruitment agency; they actively engage with local events and care about the community they serve.
You can contact me on 01858 898058 or email email@example.com
Hello, I’m Jackie. I’m the Office Manager here at Vanilla Recruitment. I make sure all our consultants have everything they need to do their jobs and I also oversee our reception area and welcome visitors to Vanilla HQ.
I joined Team Vanilla way back in 2010 and I work part-time; on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I work very hard to make sure our consultants can deliver a high-quality service to both our clients and candidates. If the consultants can act quickly because I’ve ensured all the administration has been turned around straight away, then it puts Vanilla in a really great place to get the best results for everyone.
I may only be part-time, but I always say, “It’s not the hours you put in your work – it’s the work you put in your hours.”
You can contact me on 01858 898058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Nathan, I’m the Creative Director here at Vanilla Recruitment. I work alongside Eloise and Team Vanilla, working on marketing and brand management and helping to steer the overall direction of the company.
I create almost all the different ways that you’ll ‘see’ Vanilla out in the world. I’m responsible for the graphic design, emailers, banners, posters, flyers, leaflets, the web content and pretty much anything that has been ‘designed’ for Vanilla – so it’s fair to say I have many hats.
When I’m not wearing my Vanilla hat, I’m an illustrator, cartoonist, character and graphic designer and have been running my own business, Ant Creations since 2000.