Information Technology

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

Track Record

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 *

Interim IT Desktop Applications Programme Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14521
Location:
North West
Salary:
£900 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment
Our client is looking for an Interim IT Programme Manager with heavy IT delivery experience to set up and run a desktop application portfolio. You will take responsibility for a number of projects across an IT portfolio that will have dependencies across a wide reach within the organisation. You will: • apply and deliver all Programme Management disciplines to ensure synchronicity of work-streams • provide direct quality assurance and governance across multiple countries for all agreed elements of the programmes • have overall responsibility / accountability for the projects and initiatives • act as the key owner and coordinator of communication and stakeholder management milestones • shape and manage the overall Programme Plan(s) for all work streams, associated systems and process dependencies in the business, as well as aspects of change management activities required for the success of this Programme • own the quality and success measures of the programme, and be directly responsible for Quality Assurance of all workstreams, including the systems replacement stream.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim IT Programme Manager will possess the following attributes: • experience of working on Desktop Application IT programmes • experience of working in a Retail Banking environment • experience of running complex international programmes • exceptional interpersonal skills to manage a challenging stakeholder community • experience of running multidisciplinary teams • Must be immediately available 

Interim Head of IT
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14824
Location:
North West
Salary:
£900 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client Description
Green Park is partnering a Financial Services organisation who are looking for an Interim Head of IT for a period of 6 months.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of IT will be pivotal in acting as a bridge between the business and technology function, while also:

•   Building effective strategic relationships with the Executive Director(s) and their leadership teams
•   Influencing and shaping strategic business plans
•   Providing specialist technology insights in order to build competitive advantage and to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the business
•   Delivering technology production performance and outcomes for the business area
•   Designing and delivering all technology related change for the business area by utilising resources from across the organisation and external suppliers.
•   Ensuring all solutions are delivered in accordance with the business needs to time, cost and quality criteria
•   Proving effective input to the annual planning cycle of IT strategy and plans to ensuring that all IT opportunities available are taken into account

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of IT will have experience of working within technology at a senior level and managing a senior stakeholder group through a period of change. The successful candidate will possess the following:

•   Previous experience in a CIO or Head of IT role
•   Experience of driving IT performance within a business
•   Previous experience of working in the Financial Services sector

Interim IT Network Programme Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH24714
Location:
North West
Salary:
£900 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment
Our client is looking for an Interim IT Programme Manager with heavy IT delivery experience to set up and run a network portfolio. You will take responsibility for a number of projects across an IT portfolio that will have dependencies across a wide reach within the organisation. You will: • apply and deliver all Programme Management disciplines to ensure synchronicity of work-streams • provide direct quality assurance and governance across multiple countries for all agreed elements of the programmes • have overall responsibility / accountability for the projects and initiatives • act as the key owner and coordinator of communication and stakeholder management milestones • shape and manage the overall Programme Plan(s) for all work streams, associated systems and process dependencies in the business, as well as aspects of change management activities required for the success of this Programme • own the quality and success measures of the programme, and be directly responsible for Quality Assurance of all workstreams, including the systems replacement stream.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim IT Programme Manager will possess the following attributes: • experience of working on Desktop Application IT programmes • experience of working in a Retail Banking environment • experience of running complex international programmes • exceptional interpersonal skills to manage a challenging stakeholder community • experience of running multidisciplinary teams • Must be immediately available

Interim Head of IT Architecture / Infrastructure
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14628
Location:
North West
Salary:
£900 - £1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a large financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of IT Architecture / Infrastructure will be accountable for delivering the Infrastructure and Operational IT services required in order for the business to deliver against goals. Reporting to the CIO, you will be responsible for:

• Providing strategic direction for the infrastructure function, utilising current knowledge and visions for infrastructure technology, systems and standards
• Lead the day to day provision of infrastructure and operational services by providing managerial and technical oversight and delivery expertise across all elements of the IT estate
• Drive compliance with IT standards and controls across the IT estate
• Manage relationships with key technology products and service providers for infrastructure delivery
• Effectively communicate complex IT issues to executive management and takes actions to resolves these issues
• Effective input to the annual planning cycle of IT strategy and plans ensuring that the business and IT strategies and plans take into account IT opportunities available

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of IT Architecture / Infrastructure will have a proven track record within infrastructure and will also have a consulting or third-party background. 

Interim Service Design Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN/14704
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a public sector-facing, private organisation that following a successful bid for the management of a new service is looking to hire a transformation led Interim Service Design Lead as part of the programme.

The Assignment
The Interim Service Design Lead will plan and deliver new services using proven project management and design tools and will manage multiple design streams simultaneously to deliver the overall Target Operating Model. This will include a consolidated back office, a new Contact Service Centre, new processes and procedures for Case management and interventions, the creation of a streamlined community payback organization and the design of a new leadership structures. They will also be responsible alongside the ICT Team Lead and other functional team leads to co-design the implementation of new technology, tools and estate configuration to support the new organization design and processes.  This will also include designing new interfaces with key partners.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Service Design Lead will have experience in leading teams to define Target Operating Models, design detailed processes and operational procedures, design organisational changes, specify IT requirements, manage training design and development and will have experience of costing new services and models. The successful candidate will also possess knowledge of modelling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques, will have designed delivering services against commercial requirements and have strong team management skills. Preference will be given to candidates that have strong situational analysis and decision making abilities coupled with experience of designing, planning and deploying both business and IT change.

Interim Head of IT Strategy and Architecture
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH/14719
Location:
North West
Salary:
£1000 - £1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is currently looking for an Interim Head of IT strategy and Architecture for a period of 6 months. The position will be accountable for delivering the IT services required in order for the business to deliver against goals.

The Interim Assignment
Reporting to the CIO, the Interim Head of IT Strategy and Architecture will be responsible for:

• Ensuring IT enabled programmes and projects are aligned with the defined IT strategy and IT principles
• Quality assuring IT architectural coverage
• Ensuring quality and governance approval of architecture and design artefacts
• Ensuring architectural designs and other architecture artefacts are coherent, consistent and collectively provide fit-for-purpose, integrated end-to-end solutions • Reviewing the IT strategy against industry patterns and trends
• Ensuring all RCSA actions are complete
• Management of 3rd party suppliers for the provision of specific architectural services
• Developing IT strategy and architecture direction
• Implementing and leading architecture governance
• Building and leading large architecture capabilities
• Consulting and influencing to Exec levels and delivery leadership

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of IT Strategy and Architecture should have experience of the above and working in large organisations within the Retail and Finance sectors.

Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14663
Location:
South East
Salary:
£600 - £700 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a Local Authority in the south east of England. They wish to hire an interim CIO for approximately six months.

The Interim Assignment
The IT service is only just out of recovery, having been a failing service for some years. The current CIO has been in post for the last 18 months and has made improvements to the service, relocating their data centre, ensuring PSN compliance and stabilising the service. The Council runs on SAP, with Microsoft 2013 and Citrix 6.5. Whilst some improvements have already been made, the IT service has a long way to go. This is a critical time for the service and for the Council as a whole and therefore there are specific areas of delivery to be addressed by the interim manager: •    Continue to stabilise and develop the capacity and capability of the team. One Head of Service is acting up and the other starts this month and doesn’t have a Public Sector background. Capacity and capability at fourth tier is seen as weak. •    Work with CMT to continue to restore faith in the service internally. Also with Elected Members. •    Ensure the service becomes an enabler for the Council’s key objectives – there is no IT strategy in place for the Council as a whole or for individual Directorates and the delivery of this, in consultation with CMT, is critical. This will be a key deliverable for the interim and will require close working with CMT to create an IT vision for the Council that enables its objectives. •    Enable the Customer Digitisation programme to deliver rapid improvements in web enablement and customer channel shift. For example, the Council website currently enables only very limited reporting and payment activities from the general public. •    Effectively represent the Director, who does not have an IT or a technical background, both at CMT and with Members, instilling confidence across the Council that the IT service will continue to be turned around.

The Interim Manager The Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) should possess the following criteria: •    At least 5 years’ recent experience as either a CIO, Director of IT or Assistant Director of IT in a Local Authority setting (not in a District Council setting). •    Extensive change management track record – evidence of turning around a failing IT service would be ideal. •    Strategic vision – the ability to work collaboratively with CMT and Elected Members to shape the IT agenda for the future across the Council. •    Strong operational leadership experience – capacity and capability needs to be improved at pace through strong management. •    A blend of technical skills, highly developed communication skills and the ability to inspire confidence in a wide variety of senior stakeholders, working at a rapid but sustainable pace. •    Leadership experience in major programmes with IT as the enabler, eg customer digitisation and channel shift.

Candidates MUST be available to interview on 15 August and to start work 4 or 5 days per week by 1 September. We kindly ask that candidates only apply who can evidence the above experience.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive for every role, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet the client’s requirements - in which case we will contact you within two working days. Thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter.

Interim Head of Digital Technology
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14629
Location:
North West
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation which requires an interim Head of Digital Technology to sit within the IT department.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of Digital Technology will be pivotal in working with IT, the business and the marketing team to influence and shape strategic business plans. These plans will aid in providing technology insights to build competitive advantage and effectiveness of the business. The Interim Head of Digital Technology will be involved in the following areas:

• Delivering technology-related change for the digital area by utilising resources from across the business and external suppliers
• Working closely with the exec and the leadership team to influence outcomes in relation to digital
• Deliver technology production performance and outcomes for the business
• Working with third-party providers
• Managing a multi-disciplinary team in a matrix environment

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of Digital Technology will possess strong experience of the following:

• delivering large technology programmes through managing internal and external stakeholders, suppliers and transformation teams
• digital delivery
• driving IT performance within a business
• Financial Services - essential

Interim Senior / Lead IT Project Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NC14486
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months +

The Client

Our client is a Central Government department.

The Interim Assignment

Our client is embarking on a number of large scale IT projects and is at delivery stage - therefore the main challenge is centred around the mobilisation delivery during procurement. This will involve working with multiple suppliers to deliver integrated solutions across the service towers and with external partners / suppliers.

The Interim Senior / Lead Project Manager role will require strong stakeholder management skills that will facilitate delivery in a large scale ICT outsourced and contracted supplier environment. Experience in being accountable and responsible for IT service transfers between suppliers and the ability to manage multiple source environments to deliver required benefits are also a pre-requisite.

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Senior / Lead Project Manager will be expected to be able to demonstrate and evidence a broad understanding of the commercial IT environment, how an organisation sources, deploys and manages external partners and when it is appropriate to use in-house resource. You will be expected to advise on policy and procedures covering the selection of suppliers, tendering and procurement. Therefore a commercial awareness and proven track record in the commissioning of millions of pounds of ICT solutions in a complex organisation - with familiarity with the Government IT Profession and cross government IT policies - would be advantageous.

You will be expected to demonstrate a knowledge of agile project management methodologies, Prince 2 and MSP. Experience of MPA / OGC Gateway Reviews would be adventageous.

The client has stipulated that it is essential that applications show a track record in technical assurance and application system integration with a particular focus on assuring that suppliers developed solutions meet the stated business requirements by acting as a bridge between 3rd party technical resources and customer side stakeholders. Additionally, Infrastructure project management should be weighted towards technical system integration or large scale implementation management with less focus on core project management functions.

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