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 Director

  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Hybrid. Bristol & RemoteSouth West / Remote

Our client is a fast paced, entrepreneurial trading business, with customer and employee centricity at its core – a multi-channel retailer established in B2B and B2C markets with international operations.  Their UK&I organisation will imminently deliver a record year of performance despite the impact of the pandemic, and their growth strategy will see them continue to develop and acquire new commercial opportunities to complement their existing portfolio of products and services.

Following the formation of a new senior leadership team, this is an opportunistic time to join as HR Director to help embed this new cohort, and to shape and lead their people strategy across all employee touch points.   Creating and embedding a highly effective communication and engagement strategy will be a key priority; cultivating an enriching colleague experience that is consistent across their community to drive increasingly high levels of engagement and satisfaction. Embedding a learning culture will be of equal importance; developing talent and increasing leadership capability, to deliver clear and robust succession plans for the future.  Leading a team of 12, you’ll relish the opportunity to build upon their success and develop organisational capability.

 

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Head of HR – HQ Swindon

  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: UkSwindon

Our client is a Group organisation with multiple brands best known for their craftsmanship and installation of quality products to both consumer and commercial projects.  With a long term investment partner, they are strongly positioned to continue to develop their organisation for future growth and expansion.

As their first internal HR hire, you’ll partner the senior leadership team and Board to help build a HR function and employee experience that will cascade across all brands, retaining the best of their culture as they grow.  Once the foundations of good practice, process and governance are in place, key priorities will include; talent management, uplifting capability, and building key succession pipelines.  With c.125FTE and growing it’s a classic strategic and tactical role, pivoting between the two with comfort and ease.

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Head of HR – Midlands base with travel

  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: UKMidlands base with travel

Reporting to the CEO, you will relish the opportunity to mature the capability within the HR team and evolve their HR model to support high growth organisational transformation and development, and provide commercially aligned business partnering to support their strategic aspirations.

Partnering with the senior leadership team and GM’s for each store, you will support across all touches of the full employee life-cycle.  The pace is fast, with new store openings high on the agenda and therefore current or previous experience within a high-growth multi-site business employing a diverse colleague group would offer beneficial synergies.  As the business and HR model continue to mature, it will be essential to pivot between strategic and tactical demands frequently.

 

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Client testimonials
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Debbie is an outstanding recruitment, talent and client management professional. I have had the pleasure of working with her a number of times in the last 7-8 years, and unlike many peers in her industry, she and her partner Jo consistently treat clients and candidates with the level of respect, professionalism and most importantly with a personal service, such a big decision requires. Her ability to really understand client needs, candidate capabilities and matching the two, while retaining the role of a true trusted advisor is very impressive. I would wholeheartedly recommend Debbie to any prospective blue chip client, or HR professional looking for a new opportunity.

Chris Jones, Group Head of People Development, Merlin Entertainments plc