Project & Programme Management

In recent years, top level change and programme management professionals have been in strong demand, creating a highly competitive market for the top echelon of talent.

At Green Park, we have a demonstrable track record of success in delivering the most senior and sensitive change and programme management roles across both interim management and executive search.

Our customers trust our robust, watertight recruitment processes, delivered by experienced, dedicated consultants with the skills, gravitas and experience to support organisations genuine business partners.

As a team, Green Park’s Change & Programme Management Practice 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.

Green Park has a truly exceptional heritage in delivering change and programme management roles, with more than 300 successful senior level hires completed in the last 5 years. When you work with Green Park, you can rely on our strategic focus, attention to detail and commitment to building a deep understanding of your business and change challenges before we undertake your resourcing initiative. 

Across the lifecycle of the process, we maintain the highest standards of reporting and communication, enabling you to focus on your own priorities.

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

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

  • Programme Director
  • Programme Manager
  • Project Director
  • Project Manager
  • Project Lead
  • Project Consultant
  • Programme Lead
  • PMO Manager
  • Programme Office Manager
  • Change Project Manager
  • Portfolio Manager

Track Record

Interim Lead OTC / O2C Subject Matter Expert
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14863
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions. We require an Interim Lead OTC / O2C Subject Matter Expert to sit within a transformational role to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre and report to the Programme Director. The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.

The Interim Assignment
The assignment will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The Interim Lead OTC/ O2C Subject Matter Expert  will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, you’re remit will be to work with the programme transformation teams of R2R and P2P with a focus on OTC / O2C. Ideally you will have at least 10 years’ experience within OTC / O2C making you a subject matter expert, you will additional need exposure to pricing, contracts and revenue recognition. This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Lead OTC/ O2C Subject Matter Expert will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering OTC / O2C with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments. This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity. Individuals who have qualified within big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure will be given favourability upon application however again this is not a necessity.

Interim Graduate Recruitment Project Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
SW14836
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £500 per day
Duration:
3 - 6 months

The Client
Our clients is a major Construction firm.

The Assignment
The Interim Graduate Recruitment Project Lead will assist our client with its huge infrastructure projects by conducting an overview of its current Graduate Recruitment Programme with a view to rolling out a project of change to improve.

The Interim
The successful interim manager will have designed Graduate Recruitment Programmes in the past preferably working within Engineering, Construction of Heavy Programme environments.  Strong project skills are essential for the role. While this role will work in tandem with the Recruitment team it will sit within Talent and Learning Development and previous experience of this business area will be an advantage. For more information please apply online.

Interim Portfolio Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14864
Location:
London
Salary:
£700 - £900 per day
Duration:
3 months

The Client
Green Park are currently working with a wholesale banking client who have recently had a number of senior changes, including the creation of new senior posts and a new CEO and as a result of this, the bank is currently going through a large change project. They currently have a new Chief Controls Officer in place and he is looking for an Interim Project/Portfolio Manager to join the bank to assist with coordinating the project. This person will be here for a maximum of 3 months depending on the progress.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Portfolio Manager will be tasked with:

•   Supporting the CCO with the establishment of the Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO).
•   Coordinating and setting up the project plan that they can take forward, rather than being the one who is actually doing what is required.
•   You will have involvement in setting the governance framework to cover project and change initiatives including polices, standards and reporting templates.
•   Establishing the operating protocol for the ePMO and engagement with the individual projects and change initiatives.
•   Applying the prince 2 principles to determine if the current project and change initiatives meet the requirement standards as well as working with existing project teams to close any gaps.
•   Acting as the project manager for some specific enterprise wide initiatives as well as assisting in identifying resourcing requirements.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Portfolio Manager will need to come from a Prince 2 background who knows how to come in and set up projects. They shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions and direct staff accordingly. It is not essential that they come from a banking or financial institution background, though if they do this is an added bonus. the successful candidate needs to be flexible and can adapt the principles to smaller change initiatives as well as larger projects. It is essential that they are an experienced project manager with the Prince 2 qualification.

Interim IT Programme Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14758
Location:
North West
Salary:
£700 to £800 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering with a financial services organisation who is looking for an Interim IT Programme Manager to run a portfolio of change.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim IT Programme Manager will take responsibility for a number of projects across a portfolio that will have dependencies across a wide reach within the organisation.  You will ensure all projects are delivered on time and within scope. Also you will be responsible for the governance around the portfolio and ensure all dependencies and risks are reported and manage a broad range if stakeholders

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim IT Programme Manager will have solid experience in financial services in a portfolio programme delivery role. Experience of managing complex and large portfolios along with strong communication skills to manage the stakeholder community are required.  You also must be IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE.

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.

Director of Offender Management & Substance Misuse
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14772
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is Nacro. Nacro is the largest crime reduction charity in the UK, with a team of over 1,000 staff and volunteers working in over 200 communities across England and Wales.   Following the appointment of Jacob Tas into the Chief Executive role earlier this year, they are now looking to further strengthen the Senior Management Team by recruiting a Director of Offender Management & Substance Misuse.

The Role
This newly created role within Nacro signifies not only the immense work that has been undertaken over the past years but also recognises their desire to invest in and continue to grow and develop this critical part of the organisation. As such, it will be important that the appointed individual brings experience of offender management and/or substance misuse.

The Person
Nacro are looking for an engaging leader who will inspire the team. You will have strong business and commercial acumen, coupled with an excellent understanding of financial and contract performance management. The successful applicant will have a passion for change and the ability to shape and grow the directorate. Whilst the role focuses on one area of the organisation, the individual is also expected to actively contribute to and support the executive leadership team as a whole, recognising that whilst they operate in other areas such as education and housing, their ethos is “One Nacro”. It is essential that candidates understand and empathise with this mission and ethos.

How to Apply 1. For more information, including how to apply please visit our microsite at: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/nacro 2. Contact our retained advisers, Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer at Green Park on 020 7399 3993 3. Register / login to our site and apply below.

Closing Date
Noon, Thursday 16th October

Interim Head of Programme Reporting
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH27381
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day

The Client
Green Park is partnering with a major UK infrastructure organisation in their search for an Interim Head of Programme Reporting.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of Programme Reporting role is part of the Programme Management Office reporting to the PMO Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the schedule and production of Dashboards and all reports, covering all escalated risks and issues, milestones, status updates and other MI. This will involve defining templates, establishing a reporting schedule and manage the sign off of reports with the executive and client.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Head of Programme Reporting will have experience of working in large programmes or portfolios in large infrastructure or delivery programmes.

Interim Head of Change Management
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH14752
Location:
London
Salary:
£700+ per day
Duration:
6 months +

The Client
Our client is a major UK infrastructure organisation.

The Interim Assignment
Our client is looking for an experienced interim change management expert to work within the Programme Controls team.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of Change Management will have experience of delivering programme reporting across large infrastructure programmes and maintaining process documentation. You will also have excellent stakeholder management and negotiating skills. 

Interim Business Architect
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14739
Location:
North West
Salary:
£700 - £800 per day      

The Client
Our client is a Finance related organisation.

The Interim Assignment
This is an exciting opportunity for an interim Design Authority expert or a business architect who has worked in either a consultancy environment or a bank to:

• manage the Design Authority, covering creation, ownership and maintenance of Design Artefacts to articulate the Strategic Transformation journey and end state
• design and run the Design Authority Forum to control Execution Risk across the Transformation Portfolio and other change activity
• provide expertise, advice and guidance and to supply support services to assigned areas of the business and change programme to enable them to shape and develop individual designs within the overarching design
• own and maintain the descriptions of the end state for the organisation and the blueprint of the transformation programme
• work with the heads of function to create and update the Integrated milestone plan
• run the design authority forums 

The Interim Manager
The Interim Business Architect will have in-depth experience of working in business architecture or design authority. You will possess experience of the full change cycle; end-to-end from Strategy and TOM through to programme management within either a bank or consultancy environment. A demonstrable track record in translating business strategy into change roadmap is also required. 

Interim Merger Programme Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14791
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive Market Rate
Duration:
6 - 9 months (4 days per week)

The Client
Our client, a leading charity is looking to appoint an interim merger programme consultant to lead on a post-merger integration with another charity.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Merger Programme Director will manage the planning and post-merger integration of the two organisations. These organisations are well established and have experienced Boards and Leadership Teams; therefore the post will report to a Programme Board and will work with joint teams created from both organisations. Responsibilities will include confirming the governance and resources needed, understanding the joint vision with the leadership teams, assist with the development of the future operating model and understand the history and culture to shape stakeholder engagement and communication.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Merger Programme Director will also have to set out the potential work needed on organisational restructuring, key staff retention, contract management, IT systems and data and establishing metrics and processes to measure the realisation of the benefits of the merger. Applicants will be able to demonstrate a skill set in merger integration, board level engagement and programme and project management with sufficient understanding of the process of organisation restructuring. It is essential that applications have experience of working in a not-for-profit or charities merger.

Interim Strategy and Planning Analyst
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH14814
Location:
North West
Salary:
£500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a Financial Services organisation who are looking for an Interim Strategy and Planning Analyst for a period of six months.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Strategy and Planning Analyst will be required to interact with peers and Heads of Functions to ensure that plans, strategic decisions and change activities align to the banks strategy.  You will supply support services to review performance against strategy, identify targets and resolve strategic gaps across the bank, produce presentation material for Board/ExCo audience on strategic topics and plans.  Along with contributing strategic thinking and risk assessment to annual business planning process and coordinating annual Operational Plans to ensure consistency and alignment with strategy.

Other key points of the role will include:

•   Responsibility for leading workstreams or smaller projects regarding the development and delivery of aspects of strategy and strategic plans across individual businesses or the whole of the bank
•   3-10 year strategic planning horizon
•   End state and transition states outline design for each element of the bank across a 5 year time horizon
•   1-3 years business planning horizon
•   External markets and business is continually evolving and demands change quickly
•   Spans across the entire bank and complex £500m Transformation Programme
•   Contributing to control of mission-critical business change across all change dimensions (product, pricing, systems, process, channel and people).

The Interim Manager 
The successful candidate must be able to display up-to-date commercial and technical knowledge across full range of financial services market, products and services.  Ideally you will have experience of working for a Strategy house or consultancy and hold a MBA.

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