Project & Programme Management
In recent years, top level change and programme management professionals have been in strong demand, creating a highly competitive market for the top echelon of talent.
At Green Park, we have a demonstrable track record of success in delivering the most senior and sensitive change and programme management roles across both interim management and executive search.
Our customers trust our robust, watertight recruitment processes, delivered by experienced, dedicated consultants with the skills, gravitas and experience to support organisations genuine business partners.
As a team, Green Park’s Change & Programme Management Practice provides flexible, fast-moving executive search and interim management services, focusing on identifying and attracting executives who are fully assessed and pre-qualified applying our bespoke assessments, underpinned by our ISO 9001:2000 resourcing methodology.
Green Park has a truly exceptional heritage in delivering change and programme management roles, with more than 300 successful senior level hires completed in the last 5 years. When you work with Green Park, you can rely on our strategic focus, attention to detail and commitment to building a deep understanding of your business and change challenges before we undertake your resourcing initiative.
Across the lifecycle of the process, we maintain the highest standards of reporting and communication, enabling you to focus on your own priorities.
To see a selection of the previous high profile Project & Programme Management assignments we have been mandated to assist, please view the track record section at the bottom of this page.
As you will see, Project & Programme Management roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following:
- Programme Director
- Programme Manager
- Project Director
- Project Manager
- Project Lead
- Project Consultant
- Programme Lead
- PMO Manager
- Programme Office Manager
- Change Project Manager
- Portfolio Manager
Job title: Programme Director - National Infrastructure Programme
Location: Homebase or office based (Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, London, Birmingham, Exeter, Bedford and Guilford)
Salary: From £160,000
Highways England is responsible for modernising and maintaining the highways a network valued at just over £104 billion, which carries approximately one-third of all traffic on England's roads and nearly two-thirds of all heavy freight. Over the next five years they have plans for growth, investing £11bn in major road improvements, as they seek to realise their vision to be the world's leading road operator.
The Programme Director will establish and lead a national team. They will provide the interface between Highways England and HS2, and in due course with other partners who are playing a key role in the delivery of additional national infrastructure projects. This person will take a holistic view over major infrastructure programmes on the strategic road network. This role is a crucial point of contact and solutions provider for various internal stakeholders, such as Strategic Planning, Property and Operations in representing the needs of HS2. They will ensure that Highways England can continue to deliver both their Road Investment Strategy requirements and their capital investment programme, with the least disruption to the network, their customers and the National Infrastructure Programme.
We are looking for an individual who has a substantial track record of leading large scale (£1bn+) infrastructure projects and programmes. You will have experience of dealing with Government bodies and working with a wide range of senior stakeholders. The successful candidate will be an inspirational and experienced leader. Applications from individuals with experience of the rail industry are particularly encouraged.
If you want to apply or learn more about this opportunity and selection process, please visit our microsite at http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/highways or contact our advisers Green Park on 020 7399 3996 and speak to Ella Milward Hamylton.
Our client, a central government body, is looking for an Interim Office Space Planner to assist with the move of the client's main office location.
The ideal candidate will have experience of project managing where key members of staff and directorates will be located within the new property to ensure a smooth transition into a new office location.
*Responsible for identifying where the Directorates will be placed in the new building based on requirements capture data and space constraints
*Responsible for planning the logistics and the timings of the move for each team, and for producing the moves schedule for c. 1400 staff
*Liaison with BEIS flight planner to coordinate inbound with outbound moves
*Responsible for linking with and ensuring the Moves Contractors are booked, scheduled and fully aware of the requirements.
Our client, a central government body, is looking for an Interim Building Project Manager to assist with the move of the client's main office location.
The ideal candidate will have experience of project managing the delivery of office refurbishment and improvement building works as part of an in-house team or an outsourced provider.
This role requires someone who is security cleared.
*Must have proven track record with time management on complex building projects. Multiple works will be undertaken concurrently within a tight time-frame
*Management of cost across multiple contractors
*Risk management and reporting
*Stakeholder management across contractor groups and the wider programme team. Managing works with careful consideration within a working office environment
*Responsible for project managing the delivery of office refurbishment and improvement building works
Our client based in the North Midlands is looking for an Interim SEN Service Manager to:
- To champion improved outcomes for 16-25 Vulnerable Learners in Derby
- To lead on the Council’s statutory duty for the assessment of 16-25 learners with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND), conversions and LDA assessments and carry out monitoring and Annual Reviews
- To co-ordinate the administration and chair the Council’s Education Health Care Assessment Panel
- To contribute as a member of the Inclusion Management Team on the improvement of outcomes for 16-25 Vulnerable Learners in line with the Inclusion Strategy
- Ensure that the Council is represented at First-Tier Tribunal (SEND).
We are looking for an interim who has direct experience working within a Local Authority – please only apply if you match the above criteria.
A large UK organisation wants a Business Change Programme manager to run a project to look at the next generation of their business offering. You will have experience of taking a programme from concept, through to design and implementation. You will have worked in consumer-facing organisations, driving innovation and challenging the status quo. Managing a team the budget will be £30m+.
Our client is looking for and experienced interim with excellent leadership skills to lead their services for disabled adults and older people.
The purpose of the role will be to:
- To have responsibility for the effective delivery of the statutory responsibilities of the Local Authority to people with physical disabilities aged 18 and above, this includes the Assessment Hub, older people, sensory impairment, HIV/Aids, those in need of Occupational Therapy, and their families and carers.
- To ensure that the service meets the needs of service users and carers, that the use of these services is optimised, that performance is monitored and managed and value for money is achieved.
- To manage people, delegated budgets and other resources, utilising them innovatively and creatively to benefit service provision, ensuring expenditure is contained within cash limited budgets and risk and need are balanced, to deliver Council objectives and the best possible outcomes for service users and carers.
- To ensure and promote effective partnership working with Health partners and other statutory services, the voluntary sector and other stakeholders including the Local Authority Trading Company to ensure that the service delivers a high quality and efficient service within resources.
- To support the Assistant Director in maintaining the ethos of the division and in enhancing the performance and reputation of the Health & Adult Social Care directorate, in the context of the council’s overall objectives, national health and social care objectives & local objectives.
- To ensure services are provided and developed in such a way that promotes independence, choice and social inclusion.
- To have responsibility for the leadership, management and delivery of the Local Authority’s and Health integrated services covered within the service.
- To lead the development and implementation of the national agenda for Adult Social Care for older people and physical disabilities whilst making a significant contribution to the national and local priorities of the Department.
- To be responsible for the effective implementation of the Council’s Safeguarding Adults, Governance and Quality Assurance arrangements within the services.
- To act as the Council’s principal advisor on the social care statutory responsibilities and be the professional lead for the Council and across the service for people with physical disabilities and older people.
Please only apply if you have direct experience within a Local Government context of managing these services at 2nd or 3rd tier. Candidates must be CQSW.
My client is a Financial Services organisation who are looking for an Interim Data Migration Programme Manager to join them for a period of 6 months.
The Interim Manager/Assignment
You will be involved with all aspects of data migration including working with the data that is coming out, ensuring it is consistent and clean to ensure accurate information at all times.
Dealing with immcumbent suppliers and motivating the suppliers to ensure that the change of suppliers doesn’t slow up the migration.
- Interim will be responsible for managing all existing relationships with current suppliers
- Interim will have done data migrations which could have been cards, mortgages, savings, loans.
- Experience of working in financial services.
- Be available of short notice.
Our client one of the national healthcare regulators are looking to hire an interim Programme Director for about 6 months. The organisation are looking to reengineer one of their processes by moving to a new standardised model. This will end up being a national rollout affecting a variety of stakeholders and end users and will take roughly 2 years.
The Interim Assignment
The Programme Director will be expected to prepare all the project documentation from a standing start breaking down and identifying relevant work streams, put a framework in place, prepare the Project Implementation Document (PID), deliver the consultation, bring together ideas about the logistics of delivering this programme on scale and the model that may be most effective going forward. The Programme Director will be entering in at the start of the programme so will have demonstrable experience of building a programme from a green field site. They must be able to engage with a variety of stakeholders with varying degrees of engagement including, operations, policy and government officials.
The Interim Manager
Applicants must have demonstrable experience of running a Programme in either a regulatory, education, policy or think tank environment. Applicants must have prepared PID’s, be focussed on delivery, have worked with uncertainty, and have an appreciation of a range of public sector organisations and cultures
Our client based in London, is looking for an interim to provide strategic ownership and oversight of key children’s commissioning projects during the implementation of a Directorate restructure.
The Interim Assignment
They are potentially looking to appoint a number of interims to this role, to provide strategic direction and oversight of the Directorate’s priority commissioning, transformation and service improvement activity. Due to the current Directorate restructure, it will be imperative that candidates are able to own their allocated projects quickly and ensure that these progress during a period of transition and change. Specific deliverables will vary according to the projects allocated to successful candidates.
1. Be responsible for the end-to-end strategic direction and delivery of commissioning, transformation and service improvement activity across Children’s or Adult’s
2. To provide senior programme leadership across a portfolio of commissioning and transformation projects and lead cross-functional project teams to ensure the delivery of improved service outcomes, value for money and financial savings
3. To ensure that commissioning and transformation activity provides bespoke and sovereign solutions that reflects local needs and drivers
Please only apply if you meet the above criteria.
Our client a leading healthcare provider are looking to hire an interim for 3 months to support the clinical and operational senior team in taking forward a change in skillmix within their out of hours services.
The Interim Assignment
The role will be tasked with establishing a project plan to monitor the recruitment process, develop a revised recruitment package, agree rota models and the governance framework. Most importantly the role will be responsible for managing the cultural changes in both the operational and clinical teams.
The Interim Manager
Applicants will either be clinically trained or have a strong understanding of the clinical workforce, have demonstrable experience of the NHS urgent care environment and be able to deliver against milestones. Applicants will need to come with knowledge of the NHS recruitment and retention models including the agenda for change terms and conditions and have the ability to work with nursing and clinical recruitment agencies.