While Technology has traditionally been viewed as a technical entity, that perception is changing as companies recognise the opportunity to build competitive advantage through best in class functions.
Rapidly advancing technology offers the chance to streamline and improve processes, operations and communications, yet it’s ultimately people who deliver the vision, create the strategy, and provide energy and impetus needed to create and embed change.
Even for senior technology positions, we understand that technical competencies and experience must be matched with the stakeholder management skills and the right culture fit to succeed in your environment.
Green Park provides flexible, fast-moving executive search and interim management services, focusing on identifying and attracting executives who are fully assessed and pre-qualified applying our bespoke assessments, underpinned by our ISO 9001:2000 resourcing methodology.
Clients value our inside knowledge and deep understanding of the complexity and challenges of the dynamic Technology space, which helps us to swiftly and accurately identify and attract the individuals within our network who will deliver the most value in the shortest possible time.
When you work with Green Park, you’ll work with experienced senior consultants with a robust working knowledge and understanding of the technical elements of technology roles, balanced with a deep understanding of business challenges, strategies and opportunities.
Information technology roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following:
- Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
- IT Director
- Head of IT
- IT Manager
- Head of Digital
- IT Programme Director
- Head of Technology
- IT Architect
Our client is a London Borough that is undertaking some major IT projects focusing specifically on three systems - CareFirst for adult and children’s social work, CareWorks for Youth Offending and Impulse for Education. We are looking for an interim IT Analyst with experience in one if not all of these systems who can quickly fit in to a small and flexible team in a combination of business as usual and project work. They are half way through an upgrade of Impulse to give them better ability to deal with statutory returns etc, but will then end of life the system towards the end of the financial year. CareFirst requires various upgrades so they are looking for skills with Business Objects, SQL and complex Visual Basic and macros. The upgrade of CareWorks is largely in hand but because of someone being on long term sick leave, it would be incredibly advantageous if the candidate has genuine experience in this system. It is an absolute pre-requisite for this role that candidates meet all of the following criteria: *Immediately available to take up a 6 month 4 or 5 day per week interim post in London *Recent experience as an IT Analyst in a Local Authority care setting *Detailed experience of at least one of the systems if not all three *Strong communication skills, a flexible can-do attitude and the ability to fit quickly in to a small, dynamic and busy team We will only be in a position to consider you for this role if you meet all of the above criteria, and please note that the daily rate indicated is a guide, which will depend on the experience of the candidate. We would respectfully ask that candidates do not apply who do not have strong, recent Local Government experience as an IT Analyst with same system experience.
Our client, a global technology business, requires an Interim Technical Transformation Director to review and transform the existing architecture within the business from an old SAP legacy system to be fit for a digital age. The existing SAP technology has no CRM and the business are looking to move to salesforce.com as the CRM technology.
The Interim Assignment
The successful candidate will be able to tease out of the business functions the real benefits the business will see from architectural changes and be able to articulate the business case for making the changes and the subsequent cost benefits.
The Interim Manager
The ideal candidate will have experience of working in digital organisations which have leading technology; have led technical transformations; have implemented Salesforce CRM; have experience of cloud technology and have a technical background. Previous experience as an architect would also be beneficial. The candidate will need to be a team player who can influence and direct.
A global professional services company needs an experienced SAP consultant to run the team and ensure SAP is being used properly and to its best capability globally. You will have worked in a global organisation previously.
Our client a leading independent High School situated on the south coast is looking to hire an Interim IT Transformation Manager for at least 6 month to run a diagnostic and advise on a full IT overhaul. It is apparent that in recent years there has been a lack of investment in IT capability, an escalating number of system issues so there is now a pressing need to introduce robust systems and risk management protocols.
The Interim Manager
The interim will be required to carry out a comprehensive spending review and risk analysis of the schools current Infrastructure, security and technical support capability. They will also be required to then develop a project plan with costings, timelines and required resources to address the immediate system risks while also develop a 5 year strategy and structure for the future shape of the school’s IT services.
The Interim Assignment
Applicants must have demonstrable experience of a full IT overhaul within an educational institution with particular preference given to those that have worked in a school environment. Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong technical knowledge covering networking, infrastructure, systems administration and technical support while they also must be prepared to be DBS checked.
The interim will be an experienced IT Project manager with experience of working as a supplier of software solutions to customers. You will have managed development teams. You will be working with Account managers to translate briefs into development solutions and ensure delivery back to the customer as soon as possible.
The Client Green Park is partnering a renowned global high street retailer through their continued development and brand repositioning across the high-street. Due to internal movements, we require an Interim Programme Director to assist with a technology transformation spanning of 6 months. The Interim Assignment This will be a key leadership assignment which encompasses everything through executive relationship management; detailed strategy and roadmap development; full life-cycle development of Customer & Consumer Management systems; e2e in-life management; cost optimisation and benchmarking; and process improvement. Effectively this individual will be operating as a technology lead supporting CIO and IT Director with the full breadth of responsibility inherent in such a position, but within a defined scope of Customer & Consumer Management systems and business process. The Interim Manager You will need to be an established proven Technology Programme / Transformation Director within a retail environment to be considered for this opportunity, this experience can be gained either within a direct line management role or throughout management consultancy. In addition to being a proven commercial technology lead we will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills; you will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team as well as having full C-Suite stakeholder engagement, therefore as much as managing down will be of great importance, we will also need to see proven experience of managing up. International travel may be required therefore the ability to be away from home Monday to Friday will be necessary. For more information please contact James Nash
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has one of the most interesting opportunities to design and deliver digital applications working with the latest technologies in a culture that values people and the environment they work in. In 2014 we helped around 3.6m people move off Job Seekers Allowance, advertised 4m job vacancies for 330,000 employers and processed 7.35m benefit claims to a value of £645m.
Our IT systems supported 90,000 users across 950 sites. We responded to 420,000 incidents and managed 3,500 servers which were used in the delivery of 330+ line of business applications. We supported 155 business critical solutions and processed 10,000 changes on the IT estate.
We are transforming our Technology Organisation to become a leading global example of a fast-paced and responsive enterprise, building a team inspired by the unique opportunity to positively change the lives of millions of UK citizens.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead a portfolio of current and future applications across the Department. You will create a culture which attracts and motivates the best talent in the UK and stretches teams in flexible working environments to deliver exceptional results. You will lead a team of 100-200 front-end developers, devops, testers, IT business partners and vendor teams. You will maintain applications, including front-end build, development, data models, APIs, and functional testing. You will work closely with the architecture and production teams to build some of the UK’s largest applications at an unprecedented pace using distributed Agile delivery models.
We are looking for a passionate technologist with online user-centric application development expertise. You will have the technical credibility to take effective decisions in collaboration with senior technical and business peers and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels including Ministers, senior colleagues, developers and architects.
If leading teams with exceptionally high engagement is your speciality and building relationships is your natural strength, then we want to you to be part of our journey.
For a candidate pack with full details about this role please visit http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/dwptech/tld-apply.php or contact one of the Consultants at our recruitment partners, Green Park, Andrea Trainer, Belinda Raitt or Ella Milward Hamylton on 020 7339 3996
The closing date for applications is 5:00pm Monday 13th April
Please note a reserve list may be created for any candidates deemed appointable to be offered any posts with the same essential criteria arising in DWP within the next 12 months
DWP is committed to embracing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified people. We offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled applicants who meet our minimum selection criteria.
Green Park is partnering a renowned global high street retailer through their continued development and brand repositioning across the high-street.
Due to internal movements, we require an Interim Technology Director – Platform, Omni-Channel and Consumer to assist with a transition period of 6 months.
The Interim Assignment
This will be a key leadership assignment which encompasses everything through executive relationship management; detailed strategy and roadmap development; full life-cycle development of Customer & Consumer Management systems; e2e in-life management; cost optimisation and benchmarking; and process improvement.
Effectively this individual will be operating as a mini CIO with the full breadth of responsibility inherent in such a position, but within a defined scope of Customer & Consumer Management systems and business process.
The Interim Manager
The Interim Manager will need to be an established proven IT/ Technology Director within a retail environment to be considered for this opportunity, this experience can be gained either within a direct line management role or throughout management consultancy.
In addition to being a proven commercial technology lead we will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills; you will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team as well as having full C-Suite stakeholder engagement, therefore as much as managing down will be of great importance, we will also need to see proven experience of managing up.
International travel may be required therefore the ability to be away from home Monday to Friday will be required.
For more information please contact James Nash
Green Park are partnering with a financial services institution who are looking for an Interim Data Programme Manager.
The Interim Assignment
The successful Interim Data Programme Manager will be required to look at all the data being extracted from the Mainframe system in addition to two SQL based systems. You will be responsible for setting up a data quality system, putting in place filters and metrics, analysing data and then coming up with strategies to fix the issues, along with managing a small team of people. You will be working as part of a large programme of work in the organisation.
The Interim Manager
The successful candidate must have:
- A solid background in data quality management
- Be a delivery focused individual who can show results quickly and efficiently
- Bring a depth of experience that will enable you to make decisions on areas of risks and what should be done about them
- Experience in Financial Services is essential
You will need to be immediately available and with the ability to start in the next two weeks.
The Client The client is a household financial services brand who is looking for highly capable head of quality assurance The Assignment This role is broad reaching role and will look at quality assurance across a large portfolio of work. The individual will be required to look after a team of circa 15 people and provide a high level of QA to the organisation. They will be looking at assurance and risk across data, mainframes, SAS, and other technical IT solutions. In addition there will be programme delivery governance The Interim Manager The successful person will be focussed on risk and controls as this Is the area of greatest exposure You must have financial services experience, a solid background in both QA and risk and controls Immediately available or with a short notice period is preferable