Vana HR Resourcing

Forward thinking, boutique HR Search & Selection

We are a consultancy that brings you the best talent. Each search is a bespoke project, defining the culture, brand and fit for your business.

How we do it

How we do it

We are the competitive advantage: searching, consulting and assessing every client and candidate individually.

There is no broadstroke analysis of the market. We use targeted searches, have an in-depth understanding of specialist and generalists, and access to a diverse network of personal contacts developed over 20 years of hands-on experience.

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Who we work with

Who we work with

We work with FTSE 100 organisations, private equity-backed enterprises and new challenger brand businesses across the commercial sector.

Delivering C-Suite, Leadership and Mid-Management hires, we resource, assess and select talent across the employee lifecycle using our unparalleled HR network cultivated from 20 years in the field.

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HR Leader – Technology Community

  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: UKHybrid / Flexible working

Our client created a place where everyone could truly be themselves and belong some time ago.  But they didn’t stop there.  Helping everyone succeed as individuals and together; there is a holistic value-set here that’s evident in all that they do, underpinned by a continuous drive to enhance organisational culture and improve colleague experience.

Recognised as an industry leader with operations and partnerships in multiple countries, their UK business remains an established employer of choice, and this is a rare opportunity to join the UK HRLT.  We are looking for a HR leader to shape and deliver the people plan for their UK Technology function, partnering their CIO and CNO, supporting their c3000 tech community thrive.  As a key member of the UK and Global Tech HRLT, you’ll also play a key role in influencing strategy to be future ready for the ever-changing technology and customer landscape.  This will include the opportunity to personally define and lead their pan-European Digital Engineering strategy across multiple markets; designing and driving a resourcing plan for 7000+ software engineers over the next few years.

Here, it’s natural to take the flexibility and empowerment of working from home and combine it with the magic of coming together in their business communities – when they need to.  So you manage your time to work at your best.  Their scale, vision and success provides countless challenges and experiences that will excite you.  This offers huge scope to shape your progression, and feel encouraged and supported along the way.  It’s refreshing to see both lateral and vertical moves can be achieved either within the UK, or globally.


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12 month FTC – HR Change Business Partner

  • Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Location: UK Swindon

A successful organisation with continued ambitious growth plans and a significant transformational change portfolio – our client is seeking support on a 12 month FTC basis as they launch a number of projects around people change.

We are seeking an experienced HR Business Partner, with experience of leading transformational change, to become a key part of the HR team. Working with the Change Management Team you will lead all aspects of people change to inform strategic thinking around work processes and organisational design with a view of improving overall business efficiency.

Delivering transformational change you will be adapt in building trusted relationships with senior stakeholders and leaders you will be well versed in influencing as a project leader with experience in tracking and monitoring people projects/initiatives.  An established HR Business Partner you will offer experience working at a strategic level, and a deep understanding of the end to end HR delivery model, thorough knowledge of the generalist HR function and core HR service delivery. Effective project and programme management skills are crucial with experience of managing a portfolio of initiatives, ideally within a regulated environment.

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HR Director

  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: UKHQ London - hybrid home working plus multi-site locations

Cote Brasserie has emerged from the recent challenging times with bold ambitions for growth,
backed by new investors and led by an experienced and award winning new leadership team.  They’re creating something really special, taking what’s good and making it truly great.

With 85 restaurants across the UK and a community of 2800 colleagues, they’ve been delighting their guests with fresh, high quality French-inspired cuisine since 2007.  This requires the finest attention to detail, from prep to plate.  Making every experience special for guests, they are now evolving their proposition and creating more opportunities as an all-day dining lifestyle brand.

As HR Director, you’ll relish the opportunity to partner their MD and lead the HR team creating a truly industry leading employer brand and reputation.  Well and truly in growth phase, with more openings on the way, high energy works well here.

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Client testimonials
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The team and I have worked with Jo now on a number of occasions for various recruitment assignments. I have always found Jo to be consultative and considered in her approach but above all honest and straight forward! She has a great understanding of her market place and is always at the end of the line to offer insight and market knowledge. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Vana and look forward to our continued relationship.

Resourcing Partner, Nationwide Building Society