Board & Leadership

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The team at Green Park has a proven track record delivering the most business critical roles, working with a large number of mid-cap private and public sector organisations to identify and attract new talent to their top teams. We’ve built our reputation on watertight, robust processes, attention to detail, and an innovative and entrepreneurial approach with the flexibility to adapt to changing business priorities. Above all, we pride ourselves on our confidentiality, sensitivity and respect for senior stakeholders within such important recruitment processes.

At the top level of organisations, successful recruitment can quite literally be the difference between success and failure. Allow is to assist you with your CEO requirement and you’ll gain the expertise and understanding of a team who realise this crucial importance.  You can trust our strategic focus, attention to detail and commitment to building a deep understanding of your business challenges before we undertake your resourcing initiative.

Elsewhere, our Chair, NED and Diverse Leaders network are our starting point for initiatives at this level, reaching beyond “the usual suspects”, being comprised of a broad group of senior pluralists from a range of backgrounds. This powerful network has been built up through recommendation, referral, and pro-active headhunting over the course of our years in the resourcing industry. Green Park primarily focuses on clients facing a challenging period where the leadership team require input from trusted advisors.

We also provide Non-executives to publically or privately owned organisations that wish to increase professionalism and accountability in their growing businesses through an action oriented non-executive. Although Green Park expects all our experienced candidates to have a working knowledge of the ‘combined code,’ the roles Green Park takes on are as much about helping organisations embed business change as they are about governance.

Board & Leadership roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following: 

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Managing Director
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chair
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Non Executive Director (NED)
  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • Trustee
  • Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
  • Treasurer
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Ombudsman
  • Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • Counsel
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • General Manager
  • Managing Partner
  • Senior Partner

Track Record

Chief Information / IT Officer (CIO)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AB14684
Location:
East of England
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a council in the East of England.

The Role 
The purpose of the CIO is to:

•   Provide vision, strategic direction and leadership in the development and delivery of the Council’s Information Technology (IT) systems and service capabilities.
•   Lead the development and implementation of the IT Strategy to ensure the Council has the information, digital capabilities and technology systems that it requires to deliver current services and achieve its strategic ambitions.
•   Responsible for ensuring the Council governs its data and digital intelligence appropriately to facilitate the provision of excellent customer services and effective use of information and technology resources.

Person Specification
The successful CIO will possess extensive experience of having advised at Director/ CEO level including advice on strategy, future of IT function, reducing cost/improving performance, best practice and best in-class processes. With a broad knowledge of core infrastructure, technical services, information systems and trends in the technology market place, you will demonstrates strong leadership with flair, credibility and a passion for promoting and supporting business transformation. 

Interim Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
KM14682
Location:
North West
Salary:
£1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a bank which requires an Interim CRO.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim CRO will manage the day-to-day aspects of the risk department - such as managing the team, resolving issues arising from the business and liaising with the regulators.

The Interim Manager
The Interim CRO will need to have been a CRO in a financial services organisation, ideally retail banking, and have a broad range of experience - covering a number of areas in risk. You will have strong leadership, stakeholder management and credibility, and be able to work in a demanding environment. 

Interim Assistant Director of Children’s Social Care
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14071
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 - £800 per day
Duration:
6 months minimum

The Client
Our client is a Local Authority based in the Home Counties. As with many Authorities, they are going through a major transformation and improvement journey in all aspects of children’s social care. Having recently merged adult and children’s care in to a People Directorate, they are now seeking to hire an interim Assistant Director who will cover all areas of children’s social work operations.

The Interim Assignment
In additional to running all safeguarding and child protection operations including Looked After Children, Children in Care and Children in Need, the remit extends to continuing to lead the Council’s improvement and transformation agenda across the service following on from a previous Ofsted inspection, so experience in Quality Assurance is also important.

The Interim Manager
It goes without saying that candidates must without exception have an extensive background in running children’s safeguarding and social care operations in a Local Authority setting, whether at Director, Assistant Director or Head of Service level. We would expect candidates to be HCPC registered and to be able to evidence delivering significant service improvements in other Children’s Services Directorates, whether that be as a response to or in anticipation of, Ofsted inspection cycles. This is just one of a number of very similar roles we have nationally for experienced children’s social care interim managers operating at second and third tier, so if the location doesn’t suit but you would like to talk to us about other opportunities, please do get in touch. 

Chief Commercial Officer
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR14639
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£150,000 per annum

The Client
Our client is the one of the UK’s leading supplier of products, services and advice to the rural community. At the heart of the countryside, they appreciate the rural way of life and understand the challenges faced by all those who live and work in the rural communities. From agriculture, equine and rural business to pet, garden, clothing and energy, they reach their customers via a multichannel offer, including a number of country stores, a successful on-line operation, telephone traders and on farm through a comprehensive team of agricultural specialists. They have a unique and unrivalled position in the rural community, with specialisms, services and a comprehensive range of products across multiple sectors, underpinned by value for money, local relationships and a national retail presence.

The Role
As Chief Commercial Officer, this key role operates at Board level and has full accountability and responsibility for the Multichannel business which includes Stores, Category Management, Reward Card, Property and Online. You will be responsible for developing and delivering a compelling, leading edge multi-channel strategy that delivers sales, margin, customer numbers and customer loyalty across all channels in line with the business’s strategy and long-term objectives, whilst ensuring the customer remains at the very heart of the business. Developing a full understanding of the company’s market position, consumer trends, competitors’ positioning and analysing market data is a major part of the job.

The Person
With outstanding multichannel and ecommerce experience at a senior level, the Chief Commercial Officer will demonstrate exceptional commercial acumen, customer focus, strong brand empathy and wide scale business development experience. With an inspirational leadership style, you will ensure the delivery of great results in a business committed to growing in size over the next five years. Ambitious, energetic and keen to make your mark, you will have experience in a multichannel business including B2B and B2C, probably within the retail sector with demonstrable experience and success around CRM and customer service. For further information, please contact William Richards at Green Park on 0207 399 4300

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

Director of Digital Commerce
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR14673
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 Role
Reporting to the Global VP, Digital and CRM, the Director of Digital Commerce will support the brand turnaround through their repositioning and drive sales by strengthening the relationship with their consumers. This will be accomplished through the formulation and implementation of a global digital platform, translating into a seamless brand and 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 create a culture of profitability, sales growth and cross-functional process management. Additionally, you will lead and manage the development of the annual and seasonal plans that support the successful achievement of the digital commercial business goals.

The Person
With experience in digital commerce - preferably in a fashion pure-player or iconic omni-channel fashion brand - you will be forward thinking, seeking out problems and opportunities for change and you will be able to deliver solutions with a proven track record of success. With experience of driving results through cross-functional collaboration, you will be dedicated to exceed performance expectations. For further information, please contact William Richards at Green Park on 020 7399 4300.

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 Finance Director / Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH14595
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1000+ per day
Duration:
6 - 12 months

The Client
Our client is a global technology company based in Holland.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Finance Director / CFO will report to the Global CFO and is responsible for leading all financial activities for the European business. Direct reports include the local finance team, country FCs and the Finance Shared Service Centre. The role will be based in Holland.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Finance Director / CFO will possess experience of working within a US GAAP environment. The role is also responsible for all aspects of treasury, tax and company returns. Any experience of using French, German or Dutch would be an advantage.

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 Finance SSC Creation / Implementation Director
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
14614
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1500 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a pan-European technology business through a major business transformation by appointing an Interim Finance SSC Creation / Implementation Director to establish a shared service centre for accountancy and finance.

The Interim Management Assignment
This role will be pivotal in driving organisational change by consolidating 150 heads across accountancy and finance within multiple European countries to one new shared service centre based in Holland. You will have full view of the organisation and engagement with the senior leadership team, be responsible for agenda and delivery of the shared service centre. It will be an incredibly hands on assignment and will involve European travel. After the shared service centre is established, you will be part of an ERP implementation which we’re still awaiting decision on which ERP will be implemented.

The Interim Manager
This is an opportunity for an established seasoned seasoned Interim Finance SSC Creation / Implementation Director with multiple experiences of creating shared service centres. Ideally you will come from a pan-European background where you have a proven track record within shared service implementation through from ‘cradle to grave’. *We will not consider applications without multiple proven shared service establishments within a medium sized enterprises *

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