Specialist & Technical

Specialist and technical roles are often functions which are confined - yet crucial - to a single sector.

Whether it be Adults and Children's Services in Local Government, Public Services Ombudsman in Central Government, Theatre Management in Healthcare, Category Management in Retail or both Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Actuarial in Financial Services, it's without doubt that each sector could not function without them. 

As a niche operator itself at the executive end of both interim management and executive search, Green Park truly understands the expertise required by a resourcing partner to comprehend a client's requirement successfully and identify the stongest long and shortlist candidates.

With a policy of only employing those consultants who have a long-standing passion for their sector and function, customers rely on Green Park time and again to help them find that elusive individual - whether it be a project manager, programme director or head of service. 

You can see a selection of our track record below, whilst unique vacancies we have repeatedly helped clients to solve include:

  • Capital Modelling
  • Public Services Ombudsman
  • 18 Weeks Project Management
  • 4 Hour Project Management
  • Category Management
  • Quality Governance
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Independent Chair
  • Bid Management 
  • Policy & Research

 

Track Record

Interim User Experience Designer
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN6731
Location:
UK
Salary:
Competitive Market Rate
Duration:
6 Months

Our client a leading government department are looking to hire an Interim User Experience Designer for a period of 6 months. The interim will be responsible for ensuring the interaction the organisation has with its customers and stakeholders is customer centric, insight driven and supports a coherent, consistent and compelling experience while defining, building and implementing an ambitious roadmap of digital transformation.

The role will include collaborating with stakeholders and customers to design, conduct and interpret user engagement and research activities, collaborating with business improvement, customer insight, technology, and operations teams to deliver customer focused services and experiences. The role will also include developing, translating and communicating UX principles, guidelines and best practice throughout the organisation, ensure the UX delivered is customer led, is validated with customers and operations, and is insight driven. The successful candidate will be measured on improvement of customer engagement, reduced transaction times and development of customer journeys to test UX designs.

Applicants will have demonstrable background in user experience and a solid understanding of the various UX design disciplines and the underlying theory in areas of interaction design. They will also have an in-depth understanding of the full, end-to-end service design process and how different activities and deliverables inform each other, for example how research findings and strategy inform concept development and detailed design. The successful applicant will have experience of a variety of design tools and methodologies, with a broad understanding of technology landscape, including new and emerging technologies that will influence UX design.

Preference will to candidates who have governmental or public sector experience.

Interim Property Development Specialist
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PW6500
Location:
South West
Salary:
£400 - £450
Duration:
2 Years +

Our client, a Central Government Department, is looking for an interim to work closely with local authorities, LEPs and the private sector to bring to market large-scale investible real estate development projects for major overseas institutional investors (e.g. pension funds and sovereign wealth funds).

The successful candidate will look after the South West region and will have to:

* Identify potential investment projects, advising local public and private sector partners on making them investable (including synergies such a joint risk/reward structures between property and infrastructure).
* Recommend projects are accepted into the pipeline via SMT approval.
* Work with investor facing colleagues and Posts in ensuring the characteristics of these projects are well matched with investor requirements.
* Provide expert advice to investors on project specifications.
* Work across government on shared plans for bringing forward development e.g. meeting government's ambitions for housebuilding.
* Maintain credibility in market as an expert, fair and helpful conduit for investment attraction.

The role should individually support the Capital Investment and NPH Directorates by playing a key role in the attraction of at least £0.5bn per annum of attracted capital investment into UK property and infrastructure development projects.

Please only apply if you have recent experience in the above criteria.

Director of Live Services
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
EMH5388
Location:
London
Salary:
Salary: circa £130,000

With 1,200 staff and an operating budget of around £460m per year the Home Office has one of the largest technology organisations in Whitehall. Every year their systems support (among other services) over 3 million visa applications, checks on 100 million border crossings, 5 million passport applications and 140 million police checks on people, vehicles and property.

The Home Office wants to take an ambitious approach to the industrialisation of their Live Service processes. Their goal is to deliver highly performant and innovative technology solutions based on open systems, open standards and open source. The Head of Live Services will work closely with peers to drive standards and common approaches. Their success will be based on their ability to work in partnership with internal and supplier teams, and the strength of the relationships they forge with senior management within the broader business. 

We are looking for a strong leader and communicator who can inspire a culture of technical excellence and process discipline. You will have extensive experience of the operation of complex, business-critical Live System environments gained in organisations of significant scale. You will have a demonstrable track record in the successful management of outsourced IT services; optimising their performance. 

If you have the skills, ambition and ability to lead the provision of Live Services that support our national security then please apply below.

For a candidate pack with full details about this role or to apply please visit: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/HomeOffice or contact one of the Consultants at our recruitment partners, Green Park, Andrea Trainer or Ella Milward Hamylton on 020 7399 3996.

The closing date for application is Friday 30th October 2015.

Director of Platforms
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
EMH5387
Location:
London
Salary:
circa £130,000

With 1,200 staff and an operating budget of around £460m per year the Home Office has one of the largest technology organisations in Whitehall. Every year their systems support (among other services) over 3 million visa applications, checks on 100 million border crossings, 5 million passport applications and 140 million police checks on people, vehicles and property.

This is an exciting opportunity to run a resilient, secure, available and performant core infrastructure. Success will depend on your ability to work in partnership with business solutions, architecture, internal and supplier teams to ensure platforms meet the needs of evolving systems and service requirements.  As one of the most senior technical engineers in the department you will have a huge impact on the culture of the technology organisation.

We are looking for a deep technologist with an impressive track record in the design, build and deployment of the core infrastructure in a complex, high volume, secure business. You will be an exceptional engineer with demonstrable experience of: WAN/LAN, security and cyber-security infrastructure, data centres and hosting, middleware platforms, database platforms, end-user computing platforms, integrated communication platforms and print, scan and fax facilities.

If you have the skills and ambition to drive technical excellence please apply below.

For a candidate pack with full details about this role or to apply please visit: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/HomeOffice or contact one of the Consultants at our recruitment partners, Green Park, Andrea Trainer or Ella Milward Hamylton on 020 7399 3996.

The closing date for application is Monday 19 October 2015

Interim Assistant Director of Primary Care Commissioning
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5226
Location:
London
Salary:
£700 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client a leading CCG are looking to appoint an Interim Assistant Director of Primary Care Commissioning for a period of 6 months. The role reports directly into the Deputy Chief Executive and is one of the most senior commissioning roles in the organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The role will include leading on all primary care commissioning as well as co-commissioning, managing and developing the commissioning of service redesign in planned and primary care across the CCG. The post holder will also be expected to support the implementation of pathway and service redesign, work across the entire health system to build partnerships, develop a range of plans/long term strategic plans for performance and lead the improvement in new areas across the organisation.

The Interim Manager
Applicants will have led the primary care commissioning function in a commissioning organisation and will have a track record in staff management, defining commissioning intentions and the ability to work in a change environment.

DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF WORK WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PLEASE DIRECT ANY QUERIES BY EMAIL

Interim Deputy Director of Nursing
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5301
Location:
South East
Salary:
£600-£700 per day
Duration:
c. 6 months

The Client
Our client a leading Mental Health Trust in the South East is looking to appoint an experienced interim Deputy Director of Nursing. The role will report into the Director of Nursing and will be responsible for clinical leadership of Trust nursing staff and ensuring all clinical quality improvement and patient safety initiatives are implemented.

The Interim Assignment
The role will be to deputise for the Director of Nursing, lead the delivery of the Nursing Strategy supporting and holding all areas of nursing to account for achievement of key objectives. They will also be expected to drive the implementation of the quality strategy for the Trust, work with the divisional management teams to ensure that quality targets are met and ensure the rigour of the clinical policies.

The Interim Manager
Applicants must have a qualification as a registered nurse (Mental Health or Learning Disability), experience of working with the Board of Directors in the NHS at an 8D level or above. Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of ongoing and up to date study of a number of domains of clinical governance such as: clinical audit and assurance, patient safety - systems and design, models and techniques of quality improvement. Preference will be given to candidates that have a highly developed specialist knowledge of systems and structures of clinical governance and assurance and an excellent understanding of the issues and challenges faced in delivering quality nursing care in a mental health organization.

Research Institute Director, Power to Change
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA5048
Location:
London
Salary:
£65,000
Duration:
Permanent

Power to Change is one of the biggest funds created in the last decade. It has been created to respond to a need that has been increasingly talked about and approach it in a new way. It will channel £150m of funding to make community-led business a mainstream and effective way of tackling tough social and economic problems and improving local communities; focused on enabling the community to harness what is done within it. The Power to Change Research Institute will be allocated up to £7.5m to conduct leading edge research and provide insights and evidence to demonstrate the transformative social and economic benefit of community businesses.

The Research Institute Director will be an integral part of the founding senior management team setting up a new, highly innovative funder that aims to change the landscape of funding and support for community businesses. The Director will create a highly effective and adaptive policy, research and evaluation strategy which includes high quality impact assessment of grantees and wider policy and influencing work that will ensure a lasting legacy for the Power to Change. Responsible for the Power to Change Research Institute, leading an evidence-led approach to its funding and support of community businesses across England in order to grow the impact, support and learning for this emerging sector. 

Essential experience:

  • Outstanding track record of developing approaches to evaluate organisational effectiveness and impact and experience of using research to inform organisational strategy and performance. 
  • Experience of developing strategic research agendas and identifying innovative approaches to tackle specific research questions.
  • In-depth knowledge of latest approaches to measuring economic and social impact by charities, funders and social investors. 
  • Experience of designing, commissioning and managing major research projects.
  • Strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, with practical experience of either quantitative and/or qualitative research. 
  • Experience of translating research for different audiences and disseminating research through different channels, including media, events and reports.
  • Broad understanding of policy as it relates to community business, including in-depth knowledge of at least one significant policy area.
  • Proven ability to inform and influence government and understanding of the different routes to influence policy. 
  • Ability to manage and motivate teams to consistently perform to the best of their ability and  achieve the best possible results.  

For further details on the role, including how to apply please visit our microsite www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/power-to-change 

Closing date for applications: noon on Monday 13th April 

Director of District Centres and Regeneration
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT1103
Location:
London
Salary:
£115,000
Duration:
Permanent

Croydon is London’s biggest borough, with 363,378 residents and the largest population of young people in London. The borough features a diverse collection of wards that cover the urban landscape of the north, through to the southern leafy suburbs. As such, Croydon has a rich tapestry of culture, over 100 languages are spoken in the borough and the expanse of communities spread from those benefitting from affluence and prosperity through to areas of significant deprivation and poverty. With this level of diversity comes complexity, the council delivers over 500 services worth over £1.1billion a year.

We are radically changing the way in which we work. Through the delivery of our ‘Croydon Challenge’ transformation programme we are determined to improve outcomes for our people. We will be more effective and more efficient. We are an organisation that has a firm grip on our future and one that determines our own path to success.

We are looking for an exceptional regeneration professional to join our Extended Leadership Team at this exciting time in our evolution.

You will lead the regeneration and development of all of our district centres, your responsibilities will include: capital delivery (schools) business/SME growth, parks and leisure and housing strategy and commissioning. You will work with our communities, partners and colleagues to drive the delivery of our area based plans.

You will have demonstrable experience of leading regeneration and capital projects which promote the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of residents. A strong leader you will inspire your teams to address systemic issues through the delivery of innovative and creative solutions that transform our districts.

Croydon ensures fairness and equal opportunities throughout its workforce and in service delivery. The Council welcomes applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/croydon/ddc-intro.php or contact Andrea Trainer or Ella Milward Hamylton on 020 7399 3996

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 7th April 2015

 

Interim Strategic Property Organisational Design Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL/4964
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£400 - £500 pd depending on experience
Duration:
3 months initially

The Client:

Our client is a Local Authority that is going in to a strategic partnership with a private sector provider for its property and asset management function.

Then Interim Assignment:

The strategic partnership is due to go live on 1 April and the client needs to complete the organisational design for the new strategic function. A significant amount of work has already been undertaken in this regard, and whilst what follows is a very intensive period of work, it is then entirely possible that the contract could be extended beyond April as they move in to design implementation.

The immediate priority deliverables are:

  • To produce and gain agreement to a work plan to deliver each element of the services below.
  • To develop and implement a collaborative approach to the high level and detailed organisational design, resulting in alignment of all the relevant functions & components of the Council’s Strategic Property Service and Business & Enterprise teams with the agreed components & functions of the Strategic Property Partnership (together with any wider services where applicable)
  • Confirm the functions for each component: Strategic Property Partner, Retained, Intelligent Client and Pooled Resource, including the operation of these functions (process, systems, principles of required culture)
  • Recommend the structures, roles, capacity and capability requirements for each of the components.
  • Work with HR and confirm the implications of the recommended structures.
  • Create an owned, leadership led implementation plan to deliver the new design and all the component parts
  • Work as a dedicated resource to support, coach and enable leaders to both own and implement all elements of the new organisational design and create a One Team approach
  • Following design agreement, to support the initial delivery of the implementation plan through agreed actions
  • To agree and set up effective governance and report back to key stakeholders and ensure effective project management (including as a minimum: project plan, RAID log and status reports) to progress the project
  • To liaise with relevant stakeholders in the Council and private sector partner where required, to highlight and agree actions on related / out of scope tasks
  • To ensure a full handover process and supporting documentation to work manager(s) as well as any other identified stakeholders

Key expertise required is:

  • Experience and knowledge of Organisational Design / change management principles, diagnostics and methodologies and techniques, in particular whole systems thinking;
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering Organisational Design interventions on Change Programmes that deliver sustained performance improvements;
  • Significant experience influencing senior leaders and stakeholders to determine effective organisation solutions to support the desired business outcomes;
  • Significant experience leading and embedding approaches to organisation design that derive sustained business improvements; and
  • Experience of operating across sectors and in partnerships or joint ventures, including commercial acumen and public sector knowledge

The Interim Manager:

Therefore we are looking for interim managers who meet all of the below criteria:

  • Must be immediately available to interview within the next week and start work immediately 4 or 5 days per week. We unfortunately cannot consider candidates on long notice periods.
  • Proven organisational design expertise, gained ideally in a large Local Authority setting (at least in part and recently), is essential
  • Any first hand knowledge of Local Authority property functions is a bonus, as is experience of organisational design in the context of the establishment of a joint venture between a Local Authority and a private sector partner
Interim Deputy IT and Security Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN4882
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client - a leading central government department - are looking to hire a deputy Interim IT and Security Director for a period of 6-9 months.

The Interim Assignment
The deputy interim IT and Security Director will assist the director in being responsible on a day to day basis for IT, accommodation, knowledge management and security. This role will also lead on the new IT contract and work with the organisation’s delivery partners to ensure key milestones are met. The organisation is also in the process of refurbishing an office and this role will have a major input into coordinating the heavy demands that will be placed on the organisation.
The successful candidate will be judged on advising the Director of IT and Security on a new directorate structure, review of contractual arrangements, provision of leadership, development of an overarching IT strategy and replacement of an IP telephone system. This role will be to support the leadership of a team of 50 across 2 geographical areas and therefore will require occasional travel but will primarily be based in London.

The Interim Manager
Preference will be given to candidates that have acted as a Deputy CIO in a large organisation and have a working understanding of the civil service. While civil service experience is not essential it would be preferable, if not then experience in a large scale public sector operation.

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