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.
Our client is United St Saviour’s Charity.
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.
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 for applications is Wednesday 16th July.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Our client is Ingeus UK.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
Our client is a leading food and drink manufacturer in Africa.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.