Board Practice & Advisory

The highest level of your organisation deserves the highest level of resourcing expertise.

Overcoming recruitment hurdles is a speciality of ours at Green Park and our Board Practice really showcases that. By focusing exclusively on challenging areas such as timing, accuracy, equitability and transparency of process, we’re able to deliver accommodating solutions at the highest level.

But what does that mean? Quite simply, we understand that your unique business culture has to be fully understood and considered before it evolves. Our Board Practice members have the business expertise and people skills to not only direct the organisation to a more beneficial outcome but also represent the corporate and stakeholder needs and business strategy going forward.

Our Board Practice delivers solutions from the platform of a scientific, evidence-based approach to head-hunting, with a thoughtful and highly consultative approach to assignment due diligence, coupled with consideration for customer sensitivity and the enormous effect a senior level hire of this nature can have on any business.

When helping you recruit at board level (including NEDs), we understand your needs are individual as an entrepreneurial partner. We openly reject a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to board assessment, since every organisation has unique challenges, goals and priorities.

Discover a refreshing new way to recruit at this level with Green Park and you’ll get the confidentiality and security of a watertight process, coupled with the entrepreneurial flair and passion you need to find the right people for your most crucial roles. When we work on Board or NED mandates, our focus is on ‘action-orientated’ hires: people with the board level experience, attitude and passion to make a genuine and sustainable difference.

Track Record

Trustee
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AB14657
Location:
London
Salary:
Voluntary

The Client
Our client is United St Saviour’s Charity.

The Role
United St Saviour’s is one of the oldest charities in Southwark, with legacies and charitable activity going back 400 years. While proud of its history, it tackles modern problems innovatively. It does this in two ways. The charity provides almshouses (such as the historic Hopton’s Almshouses behind Tate Modern), and gives grants to community groups (over £600,000 annually). United St Saviour’s Charity is ambitious on both fronts: they are working with a Stirling prize winning architect to re-think the idea of housing for older citizens; and want to be more proactive and creative in how the charity invests its money in ways that build communities. United St Saviour’s Charity have a strong Board of Trustees, chaired by Richard Heaton, a senior civil servant who lives in north Southwark.

The Trustee
United St Saviour’s are now looking for a trustee with experience and expertise in property development. The position of trustee is unpaid, and trustees have to either live or work in the London borough of Southwark. The time commitment is about one two-hour meeting a month, plus an away day once a year.

Closing date
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 16th July.

More Information
For more information please visit: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/ustsc. Alternatively you can speak to Andrea Bainger or Jaimi Keemer on 020 7399 3993

Interim IT / ICT Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14655
Location:
London
Salary:
Salary dependant on experience
Duration:
9 months +

The Client
Our client is a central government affiliated organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim IT Director will be responsible for bringing together the work of a range of local and national stakeholders to put in place a coordinated strategy and programme plan and drive its delivery. The aspiration is to design and build a ‘centre of excellence’ in ICT that can provide an ‘intelligent customer’ function on behalf of key stakeholders. Putting in place a delivery model for a long-term central capability will need to achieved in parallel to driving the delivery of a number of small projects to demonstrate benefits and test business models.

The Interim Manager
The Interim IT Director will be a high-performing Director with a proven track record in the delivery of complex change management programmes, ideally in the context of the use of technology to meet customer needs in complex markets. An individual with the imagination, standing and drive to establish a new company, develop reliable revenues, reduce the cost of IT and help deliver the technology services that a modern workforce needs. The Interim IT Director will have experience of an arms-length public body which they can combine with commercial expertise to bring entrepreneurship and innovation to the IT market. The Director will need experience in start-up companies, have demonstrable skills at overcoming the risks of failure and have the acumen to head off problems early and ensure a viable marketing strategy and business plan. You will be in a senior position with responsibility for meeting financial and other performance targets and have the ability to engage successfully with senior officials and other senior partners at the highest level both nationally and locally. 

Interim Commercial Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14647
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
12 months

The Client
Our client a is leading charity.

The Interim Assignment
The interim Commercial Director will be directly responsible to the CEO for three related activities: 1. Representing the charity to external constituencies in such a way that it continues to be recognised and valued as an important, relevant, efficient and dynamic national institution with a culture of excellence. 2. Developing further the charity’s commercial and fundraising activities in order both to fund current activities and progressively build an endowment. 3. Leading and managing a well-trained and motivated staff in pursuance of these objectives, ensuring they are sensitive to the ethos and culture of the charity and well integrated with the staff as a whole.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Commercial Director must be an individual with demonstrable experience of business development, an ability to think strategically, strong interpersonal and presentational skills. To these must be added passion and commitment, together with an ability to balance the commercial demands of the job with the sensitivities inherent in any charitable institution. The role would suit someone of advanced maturity who would be adept at managing and leading a young team and would be able to hold their own on the board. 

Interim Rail Bid Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
14647
Location:
London
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
6 months +

The Client
Our client is a rail organisation.

The Interim Assignment
Our client is looking to take on a senior Bid Director, with experience in heavy rail for a period of 6m+. The client is actively involved in the rail franchise market as a TOC and is looking to expand their ability to bid for and win major heavy rail franchises over the next year.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Rail Bid Director will have had experience of managing and winning major bids within transport and have a good understanding of both the procurement process and what is required to win and deliver successful bids in the current environment. You will have extensive experience of working with DfT and have strong leadership skills. 

Programmes & Development Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14658
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is The Prince’s Trust. Every year The Prince’s Trust helps change the lives of over 50,000 13 - 30 year olds.  Many are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law.  They are unemployed or at risk of exclusion from school. Through a wide range of programmes, the Trust provides opportunities for these vulnerable young people to develop confidence, learn new skills, find employment or start their own businesses.  Three in four move into work, education or training, achieving stability in their lives.  Yet, there has never been so much demand for the Trust’s services.  As such, the Trust aims to double the number of disadvantaged young people it supports per year.  There is work to be done.

The Role
To that end, the Prince’s Trust has created a critical new leadership role, aimed at sharpening its strategic focus, unifying its ways of working and increasing its impact. As part of the Senior Management Team, the Programmes & Development Director will take a strategic lead in aligning the funding, planning, delivery and performance of the organisation.  Their interventions will result in better use of funding, timely decision-making and clearer deliverables.  In addition, the role will be responsible for the design and accreditation of the Trust’s programmes, the research and evaluation of our work, assessing public policy implications and influencing appropriately, and the organisation’s transformation map.

The Candidate
In order to match the ambition of the Trust, candidates will bring considerable proven senior management experience in organisations of similar size or complexity, and will have led substantial and sustainable change.   Leading a team of 50, they will be commercially, operationally and politically astute, and possess the ability to network with and influence senior stakeholders in the public, private and voluntary sectors. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate that they are connected and sympathetic to the unique challenges that face The Prince’s Trust.

How to Apply
1. Click here to download further details on the role including how to apply
2. If you would like a conversation about the role please contact Jaimi Keemer on 020 7399 3993 or email princestrust@green-park.co.uk
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General Counsel
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14659
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is Ingeus UK.

The Role
Ingeus is a leading provider of the Work Programme, the Government’s flagship initiative to tackle long-term unemployment, in addition to a range of other employability programmes. As well as helping its clients find suitable lasting work, Ingeus also offer a cost-free recruitment service to businesses from all industries and of all sizes - from small, local enterprises to large multinationals. Ingeus has recently joined the Providence family. The General Counsel will be a key member of the Senior Management and have a dual reporting line to the Corporate General Counsel of Providence and the Global Chief Executive Officer of Ingeus. They will be responsible for providing legal counsel on all legal & compliance requirements which impact the Ingeus business across the countries in which it operates, establish risk and compliance standards and undertake company secretary duties as required.

The Candidate
Knowledge / experience:

•    Qualified lawyer •    Eight to ten years related legal/compliance experience, preferably within a corporate setting

Essential Skills, attributes and experience:

•    Demonstrated leadership skills •    Creative and innovative thinking together with problem solving abilities •    Demonstrated ability to effectively express viewpoints and make decisions, work in a fast paced environment under multiple priorities and deadlines, and build relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and work styles •    Outstanding interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal •    Results driven with demonstrated track record of initiating action and striving for continuous improvement •    Demonstrates strong commercial experience in leading on various transactions such as acquisitions, joint ventures, negotiating large scale contracts •    Ability to effectively manage risk while maximising commercial opportunities •    Analytical and adept at solving complex legal issues •    High degree of professionalism and integrity with ability to handle confidential information appropriately

For more information please visit: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/ingeus/

Global Director of Digital IT & Analytics
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR14672
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
€130,000 per annum

The Client
Our client is an international fashion company that designs clothes and accessories for men, women and children. The company’s collections and accessories are sold in over 250 owned retail stores, department stores, chain stores, specialist stores and nearly 300 franchise stores. They are on a mission to define and implement a truly global omni-channel vision with a clear 3 year roadmap.

The Position
Reporting to the Global VP, Digital and CRM, the Global Director of Digital IT & Analytics will support the brand through accomplishing the formulation and implementation of a global digital platform, translating into a seamless brand & shopping experience; an integrated digital commercial strategy; a robust and cost effective digital consumer value proposition and an integrated digital Go-to-Market process to ensure flawless execution. You will define the strategic and tactical digital roadmap by providing technology leadership for the end-to-end digital consumer experience, partaking and contributing to all cross-channel and omni-channel initiatives. Consulting with the IT management team to ensure that all digital technologies and enhancements are in line with the enterprise architecture, you will develop a robust consumer journey, marketing analytics roadmaps and delivering actionable insights. You will lead the project management of the digital platform project across all areas including technical architecture, design, development and delivery.

The Person
With solid digital IT and analytics experience - preferably for a fashion pure-player or iconic omni-channel fashion brand - you will drive an organisational culture that instils focus on customer satisfaction and profitability by continuously improving services, processes, systems and collaborative capabilities. Able to think through problem solutions, sell cooperative solution agendas and integrate internal/external efficiencies, you will have a proven track record of success with metric-driven results. With strong coordination and multitasking skills, you will have the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks of various complexities. Experience in leading enterprise ecommerce platforms such as Demandware, Hybris, etc. and analytical tools such as Omniture and E-crm tools are necessary. For further information, please contact William Richards at Green Park on 020 7399 4300.

Group HR Director
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
SW14415
Location:
Africa
Salary:
£90k - £120k per annum dependent on experience
Duration:
2 year fixed term contract

The Client
Our client is a leading food and drink manufacturer in Africa.

The Role
Our client is looking to recruit a robust and hands-on Group HR Director to join them for a fixed term 2 year contract with the remit to establish a stronger Human Resource function.

The Ideal Candidate
The successful Group HR Director will have experience of delivery within African emerging markets preferably within FMCG or manufacturing and a proven track record of building effective HR teams within businesses delivering circa $300m turnover.

Non-Executive Director (NED)
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
RR14485
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£46k per annum

The Client
Our client is an Assurance Society based in the Midlands.

The Chairman The successful Non-Executive Director (NED) – Audit Committee Chairman will possess the following skills and knowledge: • Qualified accountant with relevant knowledge of the insurance industry and the regulatory environment. • Up-to-date knowledge of modern accountancy techniques. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Excellent problem solving, business analysis and influencing skills. • Should have at least 8 years senior General Management experience in the UK in a medium to large sized, consumer products, manufacturing company, ideally a FTSE 250 Plc. • Have held a Chairman, CEO, MD or CFO position either at a Group or Local (UK) Board or Committee of Management level, or currently in a NED position as an Audit Chair. • Should have been a CFO in earlier career. For more information, please apply below or email ian.black@green-park.co.uk.

Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Financial Business Development Adviser
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14520
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 - 9 months

The client

Our client is a £20million turnover charity. They operate nationally across multiple communities in a federated structure with some 60% of their income being derived from retail units. As part of a recent restructure, the organisation has a new business plan which in part is aligned to increasing income generation. This will look at best practice across all types of income generation, from major donors to general fundraising and in particular will focus on driving a greater return from their retail operations right across their national federated structure.

The Interim Assignment

Working with the Chief Executive, Finance Director and other Directors, this is a high level strategic finance programme to advise, guide and deliver on both current and potential business models for income generation. Having recently restructured, this is a critical part of a new three year business plan. All options for the generation and growth of income strategy need to be explored, modelled and forecast to be built into the plan. This would include looking at charging structures for local organisations within their federated structure such as HR and payroll as well as revisiting more effective fundraising strategies both locally and nationally. As 60% of their income is derived from retail operations and the growth of this area is critical to the future, understanding the drivers in this area is most important.

This role will also work closely with the Chief Executive in regards to withdrawing from their role as registered social housing landlord, ensuring financial viability of pension liabilities, developing sound business modelling for charitable and commercial areas while ensuring financial systems and structures fit business needs and reflect best practice.

The interim Financial and Business Development Advisor will need to bring strong commercial expertise to look at their growth plans from a business modelling perspective. The three year plan needs to be sense checked in line with both their existing retail activities, and the ideal retail model for the future (for example in terms of the number of units). This is a London-based interim assignment with some national travel, for 4 - 5 days per week.

The Interim Manager

The ideal candidate will be of Finance Director calibre with a background in charities that operate with retail outlets. A desire and evidenced ability to get into detailed financial modelling and to robustly analyse growth plans is also essential. This is a standalone role (i.e with no operational management responsibilities) to work alongside a senior executive team and excellent Trustees to enable the organisation takes forward its income generation growth plans to the next level. Strong communication skills are essential i.e the ability to present complex financial data to high level stakeholders who do not hold accounting qualifications while applicants must be CCAB qualified and have working experience of SORP. Applicants must also have excellent knowledge of effective financial management and sustainability for not for profit organisations, a range of commercial, charitable and social enterprise business models and federated business models.

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