Operations

The operational element of businesses has always been crucial, but in the current financial environment, great leaders are increasingly required to deliver results that impact both the top and bottom lines in equal measure.

That increasingly interdependent focus has brought into sharp perspective individuals who are commercial, but are also dedicated to implement and embed sustainable change.

Green Park possesses a proven track record of delivering roles at the highest levels of operations, including a large number of COO roles, spanning both the Private and Public Sectors.

As with our other senior practices, you can trust our strategic focus, attention to detail and commitment to building a deep understanding of your business challenges before we agree to undertake your resourcing initiative.

We are specialists in helping our clients to identify and attract senior operations professionals with the business critical skills sets to make a significant difference, coupled with the culture fit and behavioural aspects that match the particular organisation.

Combined with the most robust resourcing methodologies in the industry, you’ll have access to the best networks of operational talent relevant to your organisation, as well as market leading candidate assessment innovations.

To see a selection of the previous high profile Operations assignments we have been mandated to assist, please view the track record section at the bottom of this page.

As you will see, Operations roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following:

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Operations Director
  • Head of Operations
  • Operations Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations Project Manager
  • Operations Change Manager 
  • Operational Excellence (OE) Manager
  • Head of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Production Manager

Track Record

Director of Commissioning & Integration
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT14255
Location:
East of England
Salary:
Competitive

Exciting changes are happening to the way that the local NHS health services are commissioned, planned and designed for people in Luton, with the CCG giving the system leadership to drive these forward. We work closely with partners, stakeholders, clinicians, Luton residents, patients, service users and carers, listening and acting on their views in an open and transparent way. We work very closely with Luton Borough Council and have committed to the Luton integration programme ‘Better Together’. The CCG have taken over many of the responsibilities that were previously performed by the primary care trust, NHS Luton. We plan, organise and purchase NHS funded health care for the people of Luton. We are looking to recruit a Director of Commissioning & Integration to join the senior leadership team. This role will lead and manage the CCG’s commission teams to ensure effective delivery of strategies and commissioning plans, as well as the joint plans with the Local Authority. The Director will develop the commissioning strategies and plans and ensure collaborative commissioning represents value for money. We have a demanding QIPP programme and the new Director will be responsible for its successful delivery. It will be critical to find an exceptional leader who can build strong relationships with stakeholders. Experience of leading contract management and negotiation is essential. You will need to demonstrate a track record of developing and delivering QIPP initiatives and be able to evidence experience of working with clinicians in a complex and challenging environment. If you feel that you have the experience that we are looking for and have the passion and desire to lead Luton CCG to future success then please visit our microsite for further details, including how to apply: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/lutonccg If you would like to discuss further, please contact one of our retained executive search consultants below for a confidential discussion: Andrea Bainger or Anna Baines-Holmes on 0207 399 3993.

Interim Strategic Business Analyst
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14399
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is a Local Council in Central London.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Strategic Business Analyst will:

  • drive the development, implementation and promotion of corporate performance and continuous improvement processes.
  • develop a centre of expertise on performance management and take the lead responsibility for developing, maintaining and reviewing efficient and effective performance management systems
  • ensure the council has an effective business planning process and provide a strategic and partnership planning service to the Delivery Units, Strategic Executive Board and Cabinet.
  • provide high quality, timely and well informed performance information with analysis and service improvement advice to members and senior managers.
  • proactively support the development of integrated and partnership working in relation to performance and planning functions both within the council and its partners.
  • manage the Council’s Strategic and Operational Risk Management processes, providing regular reports on current and emerging risks.

Main Responsibilities:

Business Planning

  • To work with Strategic Executive Board and Delivery Units to deliver a comprehensive suite of business plans for my client. • To help develop the Council’s corporate planning and review framework.
  • To lead the development of rigorous integrated planning and risk management systems
  • To work with Strategic Executive Board, Commissioners, Delivery Units and partners to ensure business plans are in place for all outcomes to track performance and delivery of key initiatives and priorities.
  • Performance and Quality
  • To take lead responsibility for developing, maintaining and reviewing an effective management information, performance management and outcome measurement .
  • To manage and develop an effective corporate and partner performance management system
  • To build a performance management centre of advice/expertise for the council.
  • To provide an internal focal point for data gathering and the dissemination of performance information and contribute to the development of IT solutions.
  • Develop joint projects with partners around performance management, outcome measurement and needs assessment.
  • To lead the Planning and Performance team ensuring that all resources are managed effectively, imaginatively and efficiently so that service levels can be maintained and improved.

Risk Management

  • To manage reporting and analysis of corporate risks, both strategic and operational. 
  • To take lead responsibility for managing a SharePoint repository of risk data.
  • To work with the Risk Manager to deliver the Risk Management Strategy.

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Strategic Business Analyst should possess:

  • Experience and a successful track record in developing corporate planning and performance management arrangements, including co-ordinating performance/improvement or planning activity in a complex organisation.
  • In depth, up to date knowledge and understanding of corporate planning, performance management systems and best practice
  • Experience of project management in multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Ability to manage brief across council, partners and with external agencies. 
  • Ability to interpret complex documentation and information and critically analyse financial and activity data.
  • Excellent report writing skills and able to prepare complex reports seeking senior management and Member mandate to support improvement activity
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and able to communicate with staff and Members at all levels.
  • Ability to manage large workload efficiently and effectively all projects and tasks within predetermined parameters, including resources and time scales.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a team to a high standard of achievement and efficiency
  • Ability to influence and engender positive support across all levels and disciplines within the City Council and with partners.
Interim Property PMO / Architect
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14391
Location:
London
Salary:
£750 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is mid way through a global property transformation project with a leading consumer / retail brand. We now need to add further resource to the property programme with an established interim Property PMO / Architect to commence the redevelopment aspect.

The Interim Assignment
The interim Property PMO / Architect will be a crucial role ensuring complying with the designs and redevelopment of all sites. They will be creating month end packs as well as the initial work around the design manual. The interim PMO will need to be responsible for risk and issues encountered along the way as long as updating the manual throughout the process. The interim PMO / Architect would benefit from CAD drawing exposure whilst being a strong communicator with proven senior stakeholder exposure on a global basis.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Property PMO / Architect will need to have a proven Property PMO / Architecture background with CAD exposure, you will need to have worked on global transformaton programmes before within a retail environment, store networks of over 200 would be ideal.

Interim Assistant Director of Planning
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14345
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is a London Borough with a busy Planning Service. Due to a restructure and the creation of a new Directorate in the Council structure, they are looking for an interim manager to lead and manage the Planning Service during a time of change and transformation.

The Interim Assignment
The key element of the Interim Assistant Director of Planning role is to act as the Council’s most senior professional Adviser (i.e. as statutory Chief Planning Officer). In leading the Planning Service, you will facilitate the wide-ranging; spatial, economic, environmental and social; development and regeneration of the area.

You will lead and direct the Planning Service, to enable the achievement of the highest possible professional, customer service and staff leadership standards, ensuring that these are consistently maintained, to facilitate achievement of all relevant service and business objectives, in compliance with legislation, policy and Government regulations.

Key tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and direct the strategic and general management of the Planning and Development Management function, Planning Enforcement, Building Regulations Management and Urban Design & Conservation.
  • Ensure services provided are responsive to customer requirements, are compliant with all relevant governance frameworks, and achieve all relevant objectives and targets.
  • Make a proactive contribution to ensure the effective development and implementation of the following key strategies on behalf of the Council:
  • Local Development Framework
  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Local Transportation Implementation Plan and Borough Spending Plan
  • Waste Strategy
  • Town Centre Strategy & Supplementary Planning document

The Interim Manager

In order to be considered for this role the Interim Assistant Director of Planning must be RTPI and will have significant experience of leading and managing Planning and Development Services in large, complex urban Local Authorities. In addition, you will have demonstrable experience of establishing effective performance measures and a performance culture that has achieved corporate development and service objectives in a comparable organisation.

Interim Head of Asset Management
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14261
Location:
North West
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is a London Borough with consistently high levels of performance and strong leadership.

The Interim Assignment

As the Council’s interim Head of Asset Management, you will report to an Assistant Director and be responsible for: The leadership, development and delivery of the Council’s housing asset management service, providing a comprehensive and integrated range of maintenance and construction services including specifying, ordering and delivery of day to day repairs, planned and major works, engineering, gas servicing, health and safety, for the Council’s housing portfolio and for other corporate and external partners, clients and customers. Key duties include:

  • Leading the cost effective and efficient deployment of resources (including material, equipment and transport), ensuring all service requirements are met in accordance with specification, programme targets and contract requirements.
  • Ensuring effective leadership, direction, motivation, recruitment, training and development of Asset Management staff.
  • Driving performance improvement and value for money across all areas of responsibility and develop a positive ‘can do’ culture, that is customer focussed and contributes positively to the delivery of the Housing Directorate’s vision and objectives.
  • Determining strategic and operational objectives, targets, priorities and standards, monitoring performance and outcomes.
  • Preparation of business plans to reflect the future operating strategy and to ensure that all necessary planning and financial arrangements are implemented. Preparing, managing and implementing complex programmes of capital and revenue expenditure, including producing project appraisals and business cases, assessing contingencies, identifying and managing risks, developing, monitoring and reviewing funding profiles and expenditure reports, and carrying out post-delivery evaluations.
  • Leading procurement of repairs and major works where external constructors are required, ensuring appropriate specification, letting and monitoring of contracts. Undertake the employment of contractors and oversee contracting and payment arrangements. Contributing expertise to asset management planning for corporate property and the Council’s housing stock portfolio. Maintaining an overview of the Council’s construction budgets and programmes and to ensure effective corporate co-ordination and partnering via liaison with all Client departments.

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Head of Asset Management will have experience of leading and managing asset management functions in large, complex, urban Local Authorities at Head of Service or Assistant Director level. Alternatively, candidates may be considered with an RSL background provided you have led similar services for significant stock numbers. High levels of self-awareness, emotional intelligence and effective stakeholder engagement skills are required to be effective in this busy service area.

Interim Head of ICT Operations
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NC14424
Location:
South East
Salary:
£400 - £500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a Local Authority in the South East .

The Interim Assignment
The successful Interim Head of ICT Operations will lead a team of circa 70/80 employees driving forward change and new ways of working in a truly customer focused environment. You will lead on all operational matters relating to IT across the Council and will be accountable for a budget of £4 million whilst influencing the expenditure of budgets of up to £10million within the council. Additionally you will be responsible for managing an Information and Technology operational service and the delivery of the Council’s information systems, core infrastructure, technical service and service desk functions. Providing visible leadership and robust management to shape and deliver a well-regarded and trusted service capable of providing highly available, well maintained and cost-effective set of information and technology services. You will be expected to champion a customer-focused, innovative and a collaborative culture that stimulates and enables the provision of fit for purpose solutions that are reliable, high performing and deliver the required business benefits.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Head of ICT Operations will be dynamic and possess management experience of setting up, running, motivating and inspiring large teams, tackling under-performance through service turnaround. This is a challenging role and requires someone to refresh the operations of IT covering core infrastructure, service desk functions and IT back office applications. You will also possess substantial experience of managing technical teams in a public sector / local authority environment covering the following areas: Technologies: Datacentre storage – SAN and back-up Servers VMWare Citrix Networks – Local and Wide Area (MPLS) VOIP End Point devices – PCs, thin clients and smartphones etc Support of Active Directory SQL or Oracle Database Service expertise: Ist, 2nd and 3RD line Service Desk Desktop support Network and Data Centre Applications – Commercial Off the Shelf e.g. ERP /Oracle

Interim Quality Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
RT13991
Location:
North East
Salary:
Competitive day rate

The Client

Our client is a small but fast paced, entrepreneurial private equity backed consumer business with manufacturing activity in 3 countries and market leading brands within their portfolio.

The Role

They have plans and capability for global expansion having already achieved market leadership in the UK. Part of the plan is to be market leaders basing competitive advantage around quality of product. As part of this process they require an Interim Quality Director to review and make improvements to international manufacturing operations. In addition, ‘quality as part of their brand’ needs to be further embedded across the business as a strategic function.

The Person

We would be interested in hearing from candidates who have a demonstrable track record in manufacturing quality improvements within plastics injection moulding products. International travel will be a component with the role being primarily based in the North of England.

If you would like to apply for the role, please click on the button below or alternatively please send your CV to raj.tulsiani@green-park.co.uk

Interim Associate Director of Operations for Women and Children's Division
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN44558
Location:
East of England
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
3-4 months

The Client

Our client, a leading NHS Foundation Trust, are looking to appoint an Interim Associate Director of Operations for the Women and Children’s division for 3 - 4 months.

The Role

The interim Associate Director of Operations for Women and Children’s Division will be reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for the general management of the women’s and children’s division including a high number of community beds. Due to the current structure employed by the Trust, the successful candidate will need to be financially astute as they will have complete devolved control of the budget totaling £60 million and will be tasked with finding savings of c.£2 million. Additionally, they will need to be able to contribute to the upskilling of the current resources in the team and maintain the current detailed turnaround programme.

The Person

Applicants should have experience of managing a women and children’s division within an Acute/ Foundation Trust environment and will have worked in an organisation going through a transformation programme. 

Chief Operating Officer - Mind
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA13994
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive salary
Duration:
Permanent

Our Client

Our client, Mind, is looking for a Chief Operating Officer.

The Executive Search Assignment

You will act as deputy to the Chief Executive and be responsible for developing and managing the delivery of the organisation’s strategic aims and objectives through ensuring we have a robust and highly effective infrastructure to support Mind’s charitable activities. You will also be responsible for the delivery of management information to Trustees, the Chief Executive and the Mind Executive Team.

In addition, you will have a full role in the corporate management of the charity including corporate responsibility for Mind’s overall finances as well as a departmental budget. As deputy to the Chief Executive, you will take the lead on special projects and delivery of key areas, including taking responsibility for the effective delivery of work across England and Wales.

You will be committed to the national, local and community approach of Mind’s work and support Mind’s aim to enable people with direct experience of mental health problems have a strong voice throughout Mind and Mind’s commitment to supporting staff with experience of mental health problems. You will lead on implementing and developing Mind’s infrastructure needs, including HR, IT, finance, governance and estate management.

You will need to take into account our ambitions to become an integrated organisation as ‘One Mind’, and you will be responsible for a thorough assessment of our ability to deliver excellent support to staff and volunteers across Mind, Mind Retail, and potentially the local Mind network in England and Wales.

You will be leading a department and have ultimate responsibility and accountability for approximately 30 staff including some unit heads and managers. You will implement effective leadership and people management practices, robust communication and effective decision making, performance management, identifying development potential and engaging the different teams across all charitable activity areas.

Mind aims to ensure that the needs and interests of people with mental health problems, people with disabilities, women, men, black and minority ethnic communities, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and people of all ages are reflected in all its activities.  As Chief Operating Officer you will be expected to contribute to this aim .

For further details about the role, please visit our microsite http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/mind/

For more information or to apply for the role, please contact Kai Adams on +44 (0)20 7399 3995 or Jaimi Keemer on +44 (0)20 7399 3993.

Deputy Director - Partnerships
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RR14003
Location:
Wales
Salary:
Competitive salary

The Client

Our Client, Visit Wales, is seeking a Deputy Director of Partnerships.

The Role

As a member of the Visit Wales senior management team this role will be responsible for maximising the economic benefits of tourism for Wales by developing and maintaining effective partnerships with key players in the sector.

The Person

You will have a strong track record in a senior management role with the expertise, insights and professional capability to lead change and provide advice to Ministers, partners and senior colleagues alike on the delivery of a New National Tourism Strategy for Wales.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please call Roger Russell on 0207 399 4304 or alternatively please email your CV to roger.russell@green-park.co.uk

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