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

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 *

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
3. Register / login to our site and apply below. 

Human Resources Director / HRD
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
WR14554
Location:
South East
Salary:
Competitive

The Client
Our client is a global sports lifestyle brand.

The Role
Our client is currently seeking an EMEA Human Resources Director. With major contracts with a number of the top sports teams globally, this brand has become an official supplier for a number of major sports leagues. As EMEA Human Resources Director and under the strategic direction of the VP EMEA and the VP Human Resources, the HRD role will provide tactical and strategic Human Resources support for the EMEA region. This role will design, develop and lead the regional talent strategies that support the business direction. Managing the compensation programmes for all employees and implementing the performance management process to ensure effective goal setting and reviews of region’s employees, you will implement and develop staff training programmes. Communicating and implementing HR policies and procedures, you will ensure legal compliance with applicable employment laws, provide coaching to managers and employees, track trends and work with other members of the business to make recommendations for improvements. Partnering effectively with corporate HR functions to define appropriate global processes and policies, you will support the client’s ability to achieve the business strategy.

The Person
The Human Resources Director / HRD will have demonstrable generalist HR experience in the retail sector, with a good understanding of employment law across Europe. Skilled in compensation, benefits, staffing, recruiting and the selection and development of managers and employees, you will be able to develop and execute HR initiatives in a strategic, results oriented environment. Knowledge of another European language other than English would be beneficial. Please contact William Richards at Green Park to discuss the role in more detail.

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/

Interim HR / Human Resources Director (HRD)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH14727
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
6 months +

The Client
Green Park is partnering a Central Government Executive Agency in their search for an Interim Human Resources / HR Director (HRD).

The Interim Assignment
The Interim HR Director will be required to assess the capability of the organisation, advise and act on organisation design issues, and change the culture through transformation.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim HR Director will have experience in both public and private sectors in a similar role. You will have the ability to gain the confidence of the CEO and Board and have excellent stakeholder management skills. You will also have experience in down-sizing organisations, redundancy processes, pay & remuneration reviews and OD skills.

Interim Director of Transformation
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14468
Location:
London
Salary:
£650 - £750 per day
Duration:
18 months +

The Client

Our client is a London Borough with an ambitious transformation and savings programme for the next three years which focuses on reshaping the Council around the digital customer journey

The Interim Assignment

As Director of Transformation, you will report to the Board and lead multiple workstreams across all Council services which are designed both to meet ambitious but achievable savings targets over the next three years, and enable the Council to reshape its services around a customer journey built around service digitisation. This is an ambitious transformation programme with an establish Lean based programme office and defined targets.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Director of Transformation will have led Council wide transformation programmes elsewhere which have not just identified savings, but also delivered them whilst evidencing service continuity and service improvement. You will have extensive experience of operating at AD or Director level and need to be prepared to commit for up to two years to this programme, most likely 5 days per week.

You will have outstanding communication and engagement skills at the highest levels and will be able to evidence tackling emotive savings initiatives which will meet significant resistance from staff and from residents. High emotional intelligence and integrity are essential, as is the ability to fit the organisation’s culture of stakeholder engagement wherever possible.

Prince 2, Lean and / or MSP experience are useful, but what is critical is clear evidence of an ability to deliver meaningful and successful service transformation in the most challenging circumstances.

Director of Children's Services
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT14366
Location:
South East
Salary:
Circa £150k per annum

The Client
Our client is progressive and ambitious with a vision to make the unitary authority a place where every child and young person has a great chance to succeed and where children and families are safe, healthy and achieve their potential.

The Role
Delivering the vision will be challenging and the client recognises the need for further integration and multi-agency working. They are determined to achieve their aims by working closely with schools and other partners, and by targeting their resources to place children at the heart of what they do.

The Director of Children’s Services
Highly successful, with a background in either social care or education, the Director of Children’s Services will have developed new ways of working with proven experience of driving change and an ability to challenge the norm. Creative and solutions focused, you will be able to build positive working relationships with colleagues and partners. Financially astute with strong business acumen you will be able to demonstrate your experience of driving significant improvement in services for children and families. You will have the vision and motivational abilities to lead and develop staff creating a talented and stable workforce which feels supported and confident in their roles. There is no doubt this will be a demanding role but one that also presents a great opportunity to work alongside an exceptional senior management team in shaping the direction of the authority. Closing date for applications is Friday 25th April 2014.

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