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

Interim Assistant Director, Adult Services & Safeguarding
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14488
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
6 - 9 months

The Client

Our client is a high performing London Borough with an ambitious agenda to drive through significant changes to deliver service improvements, address the Better Care Fund agenda and reducing spending in line with 2015 / 16 targets.

The Interim Assignment

As Interim Assistant Director of Adults, your primary focus will be on the day to day management of an £87m service area with approximately 1000 staff. Performance is strong, but there is an emphasis on delivering continuous improvement in front line service provision (particularly in learning disability services) and ensuring robust procedures are in place for adult safeguarding. Strong financial management expertise is a must.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Assistant Director of Adult Services & Safeguarding will without exception have significant second tier leadership experience in the management of high performing adult social care services. It is anticipated that candidates will have a social work qualification. Preference will be given to candidates who can be on site 5 days per week.

Category Director - Retail
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RF14445
Location:
London
Salary:
£100k - £120k per annum

The Client
Our client is a well-known retail operator with a number of recognisable and successful brands, which is looking to build its commercial strength, notably at Category Director level.

The Role
As part of its next phase of growth and in order to accomplish its ambitious plans, the Category Directors will deliver a strong product offering and strategy to maximise revenue and margin opportunities across the Group. You will be the driving force behind future trends and demands, assuming P&L responsibility for the commercial performance of each of the ranges. You will forecast, plan and implement effective buying strategies by category and channel, ensuring seasonal delivery of product ranges to deliver the right products at the right margin.

The Candidate
This is a fast paced, highly energetic environment where no two days are the same. The type of individual that excels here is self-motivated, but will also be motivating to all around them, able to perform the role of calming influence, demonstrating strategic thinking combined with a solution driven approach. The successful Category Directors will have experience of category management with substantial P&L responsibility, combined with the drive and hunger for growth and progression.

Director of External Affairs & Fundraising
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14397
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a major UK charity.

The Role
In order to keep making a difference each and every day, our client is undergoing a major transformation focusing on social action and volunteering programmes. The organisation is determined to remain relevant and responsive during these challenging times, which means growing its influence, impact and fundraising capability, while implementing increasingly effective, efficient business systems and sound infrastructure. None of its beneficiaries should be left behind. The Director of External Affairs & Fundraising will play an instrumental role in taking them to the next exciting stage of its journey as a highly respected social action charity with strong governance, known for the quality of its voice and action. The role will be crucial to its positioning as a UK charity and volunteering organisation of choice. Drawing on broad experience leading an incisive communications, external affairs and fundraising function, you will create the platform for CSV to engage productively with an increasingly wide range of cross-sector stakeholders, and improve the capacity to attract funds from diverse streams.

The Candidate
The Director of External Affairs & Fundraising will report to the Chief Executive and is accountable to trustees. You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills and an understanding of the charity context. You will be an accomplished communicator, and be able to draw on direct experience of proactively driving organisational impact.

Selection Process
Interested candidates can apply with a CV below or for a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer on csv@green-park.co.uk or on 020 7399 3993.To find out more about the role or selection process, please visit our microsite by clicking the link below: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/csv

Independent Chair
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
AB14434
Location:
South East
Salary:
Up to £600 per day, circa 20 working days per annum
Duration:
Three year term reviewed annually

The Client
Our client is a unitary authority wishing to appoint an Independent Chair to the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

The Role
Our client is looking for an outstanding individual with strong leadership and influencing skills and an impressive track record of chairing complex, multi-agency boards. You will bring drive, enthusiasm, focus and challenge to the role to progress our key strategic objective of ensuring the safety and welfare of children within the authority.

The Independent Chair
The successful candidate should be of sufficient standing and experience to command the support of all agencies. They will be an excellent communicator, with the presence, gravitas and ability to develop trust and respect of partners and to drive forward the ambitious work of the LSCB. Your background can be in a number of disciplines but you must be able to demonstrate a significant track record of operating at a senior level with a good understanding of safeguarding and a proven ability to work with a range of agencies, calling upon your personal authority and leadership skills. Closing date for applications is Friday 25th April

Interim Assistant Director, Adult Social Care Operations Transformation
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14184
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is a London Borough Adult Services Directorate undergoing significant and rapid transformation.

The role

Our client requires an interim Assistant Director - Adult Social Care Operations Transformation - who is fully versed in all aspects of running and transforming adult social care operations, with a proven focus and eye for detail in adult safeguarding. The service is undergoing major transformation at a rapid but sustainable pace and this interim manager will report to the Director and lead day to day operations with a wide ranging change management brief to deliver rapid and significant improvements to the service, in particular on adult safeguarding.

The candidate

It is absolutely essential that candidates applying for this Interim Assistant Director, Adult Social Care Operations Transformation role have a significant proven track record at AD or maybe Director level in both running adult care operations and delivering major service turnaround. With a focus on adult safeguarding, candidates must be able to evidence their ability to dig deep in to the detail of the service to understand where performance is poor. Given that this is an improvement role, candidates must be available to work in London five days per week. There is little or no provision for remote working in this role given the needs of the service.

Capital Modelling Director
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
SS14437
Location:
London
Salary:
£250k - £300k depending on package

The Client
Our client is a global consulting group which is experiencing significant growth and is looking to appoint a senior member within their capital modelling team. The Capital Modelling Director will be expected to be involved in a wide variety of assignments, ranging from working with clients to improving the performance of their business through capital modelling. They are specifically looking for experienced capital modelling actuaries who have either been working in a company or as a consultant advising companies.

The Role
The Capital Modelling Director will have responsibility for: • Providing a commercial perspective and suggest practical solutions to clients for optimisation and streamlining of their internal controls, processes and capital modelling data flows and manage teams to implement these solutions • Being highly aware of market and regulatory developments and be pro-active in identifying the challenges and opportunities they create and helping clients to strategically position themselves in a changing market place • Having extensive experience with one or more of the major market capital modelling software packages and the implementation of a capital model in a practical business environment • Showing leadership in developing the capital modelling offering for our clients, identifying upcoming areas of demand driven by regulatory and market trends and actively targeting clients and leading proposals

The Candidate
The Capital Modelling Director must have: • Strong knowledge of the general insurance industry built up from at least 5 years of experience • The ability to apply your knowledge in practical and commercial situations • Excellent communication skills • Experience of managing people, projects and client relationships • A solid academic track record, ideally a degree in Actuarial Science or a quantitative subject, and good progress towards a recognised actuarial qualification

Interim Programme Director
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
NC14398
Location:
London
Salary:
Up to £715 per day
Duration:
6 months +

The Client
Our client is Central Government Agency.

The Interim Assignment
The main duties of the Interim Programme Director include:

• Direct a team / teams involved in the design and development of a programme/programmes of initiatives;

• Develop clear requirements for products and services to enable the delivery of the programme(s);

• Lead the delivery, implementation and planning of the projects and initiatives within their operational programme(s), delivering products and milestones as required;

• Ensure the programme(s)’s benefits are realised;

• Ensure that programmes are delivered on time and to budget;

• Lead, manage and develop their team in its contribution to the achievement of the departments objectives and provide clear direction and support in the development and delivery of its products;

• Ensure progress is monitored, risks identified and appropriate mitigation against non-delivery is invoked.

The Interim Programme Director reports to the Director of People, Strategy and Change and is a key member of the Agency’s senior leadership team. Key responsibilities include:

• Providing clear leadership and direction on the Agency’s change programme (the Agency Blueprint) and driving implementation.

• Ensuring that the programme delivers a coherent capability, achieves its strategic outcomes and realises its benefits

• Establishing the programme’s governance arrangements and ensuring appropriate assurance is in place

• Developing viable and robust business cases to secure the resources required to set up and run the programme, and fund the transition activities so that the desired benefits are realised

• Allocating the resources and finances allocated to the programme in an effective manner, making strategic and risk based choices as required.

• Developing and maintaining constructive relationships with key senior stakeholders to ensure their support and keep them engaged and informed.

• Devising and delivering mitigations to address key strategic risks facing the programme

• Maintaining alignment of the programme with the organisation’s strategic direction

• Building the programme organisation and ensuring its effectiveness, including developing and embedding change management methods / discipline and organisation design.

• Designing and planning the phasing and implementation of large scale organisational change, including preparing leaders and teams effectively for change.

• Planning and implementing comprehensive solutions to complex business challenges - often with many interdependencies.

Key deliverables for the first half of the 14/15 financial year key deliverables include: Creating a Blueprint Change Plan which builds on existing planning and decisions to cover: next 3 financial years, dependencies mapped, benefits and costs, capabilities required.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Programme Director must possess:

• Significant experience of successful leadership and coordination of change/transformation in a complex organisation at a senior level

• The experience, drive and personal credibility to manage Board level stakeholders, negotiate solutions and drive activity.

• Experience of developing workable yet innovative solutions and practical implementation for strategic change, including managing dependencies

• Experience of managing and controlling substantial budgets/resources/funding and an understanding of financial management procedures

• Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner Level

UK HR Director (HRD)
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
WR14117
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £85k

The Client
Our client is a leading online business who are looking for a new UK Director. With a global proposition, the business operates in over a dozen countries, with almost 10 million worldwide members. With sales growing every year and a proven and highly profitable business model they are a fast-paced, international and an exciting place to work in a collaborative and challenging team environment.

The Role
The UK HR Director will work alongside the Group HR Director to ensure that the HR strategy fully supports the overall global business and L&D strategies. Collaborating with the UK HR Managers and UK MD, you will ensure consistency in the People Plan approach and implementation. Rolling out the plan covering talent, reward, culture compensation and compliance, this role will support all departments with HR guidance.

The Candidate
You will be an energetic, self-confident individual who enjoys a frank, open and honest work place. With experience in retail, hospitality or leisure, you will have solid experience of operating in a fast-paced environment with expertise of hands on HR team leadership.

Group Head of Talent Management
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR14404
Location:
South East
Salary:
Salary on application

The Client
Our client is a global leader in the laboratory services, measurement standards, reference materials, genomics and proficiency testing market places. They are one of the world’s largest private provider of forensic science, helping the criminal justice system through expert analysis of biological, chemical and physical samples. They also provide reference materials, proficiency testing, genomic and analytical products and services which underpin the safety, health and security of the public for customers in the pharmaceuticals, agricultural bioscience, food and environment, government and academia, security and sports markets. They operate out of 22 countries, with laboratories and centres across Europe and the US, as well as sites in Brazil, China and India. They are majority-owned by a Private Equity company.

The Role
Reporting to the Group HR Director, the Group Head of Talent is a newly created and pivotal role, and the successful applicant will be joining the company at an exciting time of change. As a key member of the HR management team, this individual will have full responsibility for developing and supporting an effective talent management process encompassing performance management and career development planning. They will grow and enhance the learning and development offering across the organisation globally - working with Business Leaders and HR Managers/Business Partners to identify OD and L and D interventions which impact commercially, improve business performance, and are aligned to talent management and performance management activities.

The Candidate
The Group Head of Talent Management will possess excellent communication skills and ability to relate to all levels of the business. You must be fluent in English with familiarity of with working in a global matrix structure. You will possess a degree in an area of business management or HRM and / or professional HR / L&D qualification and have either worked in a talent management role or in an organisation that has talent management embedded across the organisation. With an HR generalist background, you will have some exposure to identifying and managing development providers and be trained and accredited in the use and interpretation of psychometric assessment. You will possess experience of working with management teams in a multi site/multi business environment and be able to demonstrate commercial and financial awareness. For further details please enter the password LGC14404 at the following dedicated client microsite: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/14404

Interim Associate Commercial Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14399
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£450 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is a leading NHS community service provider which is looking to employ an interim Associate Commercial Director for a period of 6 months.

The interim Assignment

The successful interim Associate Commercial Director will be responsible for leading on identification of new activity, income streams and business opportunities to further develop the Trust, with a focus on growth and income generation. You will be responsible for increasing the commercial confidence and secure the ongoing viability of the organisation, through the development of business cases and tenders for the delivery of new services and the maintenance of existing services. The post-holder will ensure that business opportunities are maximised within a robust contractual framework, whilst maintaining positive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The interim Associate Commercial Director will also lead the development and implementation of the organisation’s Business Development Strategy, Partnerships Strategy, Innovation Plan, Charitable Funds Plan and Investment Policy, to ensure the sustained growth and development of patient care services.

The Interim Associate Commercial Director

The successful interim Associate Commercial Director will have operated in a business development function in the healthcare environment with demonstrable experience of business development through competitive tendering. You will also have experience of contract award, successful bid management, leading bid teams and experience of business strategy and planning. Applicants should also have experience of Mergers and Acquisitions.

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