Monthly Archives: July 2014

7.5t Drivers Urgent

Experienced 7.5t drivers urgently required for busy Parcel Depot at Nutts Corner, Crumlin.

Ideal candidates will hold a clean category “C1″ licence with previous commerical experience driving a 7.5t vehicle.

A Digital tachograph card is also required and Driver CPC

Duties will involve multi drop parcel deliveries throughout the Province

An average of 12-20 drops per day

Shift start time 05.00am. Finish around 2.00pm

Rate of pay £7.00ph – £7.50ph (Plus Overtime rate)

Immediate Start available

Please forward CV via link below or contact Kirsty on 028 9032 3030

HGV Mixer Driver

HGV 1/2 Driver Needed!!

Applicants will be driving a HGV 1/2 concrete and cement mixer, delivering all over Northern Ireland, filing out paperwork and making sure all materials are loaded and unloaded safely. 

Applicants must hold a HGV 1 or a HGV 2 Lience and have a vaild digital tachograph card. Applicants MUST have previous knowledge of driving mixer lorries.

Applicants with full CPC are more desired but not essential.

Pay rate is £8.25(Per Hour Holiday included).

Full time contract given after 12/14 weeks probationary period.

Please contact Michael on 02890241743 for more details.

Social Media Executive

Our client is one of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprises.  We are currently looking for someone to join our team who understands the power of content and how great brands are represented and grown online. 

Overall purpose of the job:

Working with the Corporate Services Manager, the Social Media Executive will have the opportunity to create standalone social media campaigns as well as support implementation of overall strategies for the Workspace Group of companies. You will deliver the social media strategy, content and manage reporting for social media activity. Working with the various companies within the Group you will deliver trusted content that is consistent with each brand’s identity. Keen eye for detail is also necessary as you will be required to analyse and gather insights into customer’s behaviour.



  • Develop the Group companies’ presence on appropriate social media channels using engaging content, promotions and community management activities
  • Develop social media content strategies for communication purposes (case studies, events, competitions, promotions) and implement through appropriate social media channels
  • Identify influencers and brand advocates on social networks. Connect and develop relationships with leading online influencers, customers and potential customers
  • Responsible for day to day content, management and interaction within social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+ etc.
  • Review, develop and update content on the Group’s websites
  • Build upon existing communities and build new communities as required using the various community management activities
  • Ensure all social engagement activity supports the wider online objectives e.g. SEO best practice, brand strategy, customer engagement etc.
  • Compile and manage content & copy real time within social media environments that stimulates users to interact and contribute themselves
  • Use social and website analytics tools to monitor key analytics, trends etc. test tactics, find out what works well and build and refine best practice
  • Assist the Group companies in strategic planning, make suggestions for the way forward
  • Respond fast to changes in social networks – adapt to maximise on new opportunities and be aware or dangers and threats, manage any bad reaction through social media
  • Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications


Essential Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with social media in a professional capacity
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+ etc.) and how they can be deployed in different scenarios
  • Strong project management or organisational skills
  • Excellent creative, copywriting and communication skills
  • Motivated, energetic and results driven
  • Team player, with the confidence to take the lead and guide other departments when necessary
  • Good technical understanding and ability to pick up new tools quickly
  • Flexibility to undertake other duties to support the Group/business as and when required



Desirable Requirements 

  • A creative degree such as marketing, web design etc.
  • Knowledge of content creation applications and how to utilise them
  • Photoshop skills


Interested in this role?

To express your interest in this role, please complete the following instructions:

Step 1 – Please forward your C.V. to us in word format with an accompanying cover letter/email highlighting your suitability for this role. Suitable candidates will be screened and contacted your interest gauged and permission sought to send your C.V. to our hiring client for review.

Step 2 – If deemed a suitable match you will be requested to go to our own website and download an appropriate Registration Pack (from page 2) for Job seekers and return to us with a copy of your photo ID. You may do this at any stage in this process but IF deemed a suitable match for a role and your CV is forwarded to a client /employer, you will be asked to complete this paperwork prior to attending an interview with a client/employer.

Additional Information:
Our clients reserve the right to enhance the short listing criteria where and when this is deemed necessary.
Candidates who do not meet the essential criteria for this role may be contacted in the future to discuss other roles.
Sending your CV to us is initially an expression of interest in a role not a direct application, suitable applicants will be contacted to discuss further prior to their CV being released to a client.






Accounting Technician (Practice) – Belfast

Our client, based in central Belfast, are a reputable, long-established practice with a loyal and growing client base.  They now have a requirement for an experienced Practice Accounting Technician to join the business on a  permanent, full-time basis.


This role involves preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies using a variety of software packages.  VAT returns and PAYE are also key areas in which all applicants should demonstrate previous experience.

The successful applicant may be required to travel to clients on a consultative basis from time to time.  Experienced using computerised accounting software, preferably Sage or Caseware, is essential.


This role is only suited to those coming from practice and at Technician level.  Unfortunately this role is not suited to a part-qualified accountant currently studying.   For more information please call Laurence Jago as soon as possible and in complete confidence, on 028 9033 0604 or email me via the link.

Financial Accountant – 12 month contract

Financial Accountant – 12 month contract


VanRath are urgently recruiting on behalf of a leading Manufacturing company for a Financial Accountant to join their team. This is a key position in the Accounting group, where you will work closely with the business unit Finance and Operational leaders to ensure accurate financial accounting activities are achieved for global business units.


This Financial Accountant is responsible for general accounting and internal control including journal entry preparation, intercompany reconciliations, month-end closing activities, account reconciliations, and financial reporting. Ad hoc duties as required by the Financial Controller

The Ideal Person:

The successful candidate will be a Newly Qualified Accountant who wants to make their first move into Industry This is a significant opportunity for a commercially astute accountant to gain invaluable experience working in a large global organisation.


Salary will depend on the experience of the candidate and will be market leading to attract the strongest talent in the market.

For further information please contact Joanne Bloomer in the strictest confidence on 02890 330 250 or apply via the link on this page.

Treasury Assistant Manager

Treasury Assistant Manager


VANRATH are working in partnership with the Viridian Group to recruit a Treasury Assistant Manager. This is a senior role within the Group function that will manage a team of three and will liaise across all business units and the Banks.


- Managing the treasury operations team on a day to day basis including overseeing:
- The daily cash management, cash pooling and cash investment processes that ensure the right amount of funds are available in the right place, in the right currency, at the right time;
- Short term daily cash flow forecasting; and
- The month end cut-off process including journal posting, reconciliations and related reporting;
- Monitoring, preparation and submission of the Group’s covenant compliance and information requirements under its various financing facilities on a timely basis;
- Assistance with co-ordinating responses to information requests from lenders and advisors on a timely basis;
- Consolidation, review, assessment and presentation to senior management of the Group’s monthly cash flow report including summary cash flow projections by business, group headroom and liquidity analysis, covenant level forecasts and detailed commentary on variances and working capital movements;
- Analyse and challenge the 24 month rolling cash flow projections with the operating businesses each month;
- Assessment of Group financial modelling and communication with advisors as required; and
- Maintaining strong working relationships with the Group’s banks and other business unit finance teams.

The Ideal Person:

- A qualified accountant with extensive commercial experience in a treasury/accounting environment
- Possess strong financial modelling skills
- Ability to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and excellent attention to detail
- Highly organised with strong skills in prioritising and managing workload to meet organisational requirements
- Experience of working and ability to deliver to tight reporting/commercial deadlines
- Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Highly motivated, self-driven and capable of demonstrating initiative


Salary will be Negotiable and will depend on experience.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Senior Accountancy jobs in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Barbara McKiernan in the strictest confidence on 02890 330 250.

PHP Software Developer

PHP Software Developer
Permanent job opportunity based in Belfast
Salary £25-30k + Excellent benefits

Are you an experienced Software Developer fluent in PHP with a passion for creative thinking?

My client, a dynamic digital content agency with offices in Belfast and Dublin, is looking for a PHP Software Developer to join their busy team.

Reporting to the Technical Director, you will be responsible for developing internal and external customer-driven applications, including front-end presentation layer, business logic handling and back-end database integration.

Key Responsibilities:

• To analyse customer requirements (including direct contact meetings) and assist with project budgeting and scheduling

• To liaise with teams/individuals (e.g. designers, account manager) to develop and refine high-level design concepts

• To be responsible for application design including data flows, core logic and back-end database integration

• To implement presentation layer (e.g. xHTML, CSS, JS Frameworks), application logic and back-end database structures

• To maintain and evaluate changes to existing applications (both in-house and 3rd party developments)

• To work as a team player as part of a small development team at all levels, including taking on the role of project leader and being responsible for individual level projects

• To adhere to in-house standards on coding style e.g. annotation/indentation, naming conventions, processes and aiding the further development of the above, as well as formal standards such as WAI AA accessibility and W3C best practices for XHTML/CSS

• To perform other duties as directed

Essential Criteria:

• Minimum 2 ‘A’ Levels (or equivalent), 3rd level education in relevant discipline preferred

• Minimum of 2 years’ proven experience of web-based/intranet application programming and database design/integration using PHP, MySQL, xHTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS 3, Javascript and Javascript libraries

• Proven experience in producing compliant and accessible websites with up-to-date knowledge of relevant IT/Internet technologies and their application

• Experience with implementing OS CMS solutions would be an advantage e.g. Drupal, WordPress

• Able to work with administration and customer support to identify issues and formulate solutions to automated processes

• Proven ability to analyse/develop/maintain Web applications to Company specifications at any point in a project lifecycle

• Able to utilise rapid development techniques

• Able to formulate queries and develop functionality with minimum impact on infrastructure

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

For more details on this role, please contact Sharon Moody on 028 9032 3333 or at Alternatively, you can apply for this vacancy via the link above.

Procurement Manager


Procurement Management

  • Support the development and continued improvement of comprehensive procurement strategy, policy and processes. Provide expert advice and guidance on the implementation of such to the various project teams involved in the Programmes – both centrally in Belfast and London, and also to the Partners teams based globally. Ensure that implementation complies with client requirements and procurement best practice.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the procurement and contracting activity undertaken by the small procurement team. Proactively work with the team to monitor and enhance procurement performance, value for money, risk analysis and evaluation of procurement policy and processes. Ensure procurements are undertaken transparently, robustly and with full accountability to our clients and suppliers.
  • Provide day to day troubleshooting and advice on procurement issues, ensuring procurement routes are tailored to each projects’ needs and requirements. Provide innovative solutions for projects with more complex needs to maximise the effectiveness of the procurement team.
  • Engage effectively with the PwC Risk, Quality and Compliance teams in dealing with a range of issues, including legal and contractual, as they arise.
  • Counsel, assist and direct junior Procurement Officers in accomplishing the project procurement objectives. Identify, develop and implement training to enable staff to more efficiently and effectively perform assigned functions. Encourage and promote innovation in obtaining procurement objectives



  • Strong procurement and contracting skills gained through at least 4 years of procurement experience, including the procurement of consultancy services of up to £500,000.
  • Working knowledge of Government and European public procurement processes and procedures
  • Experience of managing technical assistance projects including how to structure and implement effective project plans and budgets, the analysis of issues, and the creation and implementation of solutions.
  • Strong relationship building skills with varied stakeholders from the private and public sectors. Effective and well developed negotiating, influencing and communication skills demonstrated by recent experience of working with national government agencies, learning providers and professional services and consultancy suppliers.
  • Experience of successfully leading, managing and motivating a small team
  • Highly desirable

  • Experience of working within large and complex global programmes, including multilateral organizations and bilateral donors.
  • Experience of, or an interest in, working with developing country clients and suppliers.
  • Thank you for taking the time to consider this job.

    If this role isn’t right for you, we may have others, so talk to us about your career and find advice, videos and jobs on or via Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google+ profiles. Applications that match the relevant criteria will generate a priority response. Abacus operates as both an Employment Agency and Employment Business and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, political opinion, religious belief, marital status, age or disability.

    Abacus is a multi award-winning specialist recruitment agency based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Established in 2003, our qualified team has more than 90 years’ experience and can offer permanent, contract and temporary jobs in various professional sectors. We have won numerous contracts to supply to leading employers and new entrant firms within the markets of ICT, Legal, Accountancy, Sales, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, HR, Marketing and Engineering. Abacus is an Investor in People (IIP) employer and holds the REC Gold Audit for Recruitment Excellence.

    Childcare Worker



    Post:                          Childcare Worker


    Responsible To:     Childcare Co-ordinator


    Hours:                       17.5 hours per week (Term Time)


    Rates:                        £7.54 per hour


    Aim:                            To contribute to the delivery of efficient quality childcare services within Footprints Womens Centre.



    Main Responsibilities


    • To work as part of the childcare team within Footprints childcare facility in providing a stimulating and quality learning environment for children.


    • To play a full and participative role in children’s mealtimes, breakfast, lunch and breaks.


    • To ensure a good standard of hygiene at all times to include, nappy changing, cleaning of equipment and rooms.


    • In consultation with the Childcare Team plan and implement a relevant play programme to meet individual children’s needs.


    • To keep up to date records in line with Footprints Childcare Policy and Procedures ensuring confidentiality at all times.


    • To participate in special seasonal or Centre projects i.e. trips, workshops etc.


    • To liase with parents regarding children’s progress on a regular basis.



    Other Duties/Responsibilities


    • To participate in staff development and training as and when required.


    • To attend regular staff and team meetings.


    • Any other reasonable duties as may be required by Footprints Board of Directors.






    • NVQ Level III in either CCLD, Childcare, Early Years or equivalent




    • One year’s relevant experience working in a Daycare setting




    • Good communication skills (Written and Verbal)
    • Observation and record keeping skills
    • Ability to liase with parents and professionals
    • Ability to adapt to different groups / children / routines
    • Good organisational skills
    • Implementing policies, procedures and play programmes
    • Knowledge and understanding of child development
    • Ability to work flexible hours
    • Ability to cope with many different roles / responsibilities and to understand the importance of parental involvement
    • Ability to lift children and equipment when required
    • Ability to work as part of a team



    Personal Attributes / Disposition

    • A commitment to the ethos and values of Footprints Women’s Centre
    • An empathy and understanding of the needs of vulnerable women and children





    Personal Attributes / Disposition

    • A friendly, caring, helpful, flexible, open-minded and patient disposition



    Electrical or Electronic Draughtsman/Engineer – Belfast City based

    Successful company, developed strong global reputation through their customer service and technical expertise, require an Electric or Electronic Engineer/Draughtsman to join their established engineering team in Belfast.

    As Electrical/Electronic Design Draughtsman on the team you will be responsible for using AutoCAD to design/redesign digital and analogic circuits, PCB layouts and interacting mechanical and software aspects of their systems. 

    The role will offer you the opportunity to join a dynamic team within a modern manufacturing environment, operating to Kanban, JIT, and VMI principals.

    Ideal candidates should have extensive AutoCAD electrical experience, a relevant degree would be preferred, but applications would also be welcomed from candidates with HNC/HND qualifications.

    This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career in an international organisation, operating to modern manufacturing standards, producing innovative solutions for the global market.

    To apply please forward your CV – in WORD format – using the link provided.

    TechMet is a dedicated Engineering and Technical Recruitment Consultancy.  

    The consultant managing your application will be an MEng or MSc qualified Engineer with experience in industry.  They are professionally qualified to advise on your technical suitability for this role or other vacancies.

    To apply please forward your CV (in Word format) using the link provided, or for a confidential conversation on this or any other roles in the pipeline please telephone Michael Neill (MEng) on 028 9448 3986 (Direct)  or 07712 305358.