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 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.

Interim Business Change / Process Improvement Manager – Retail Fashion
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14745
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
3 months

The Client
Green Park is excited to be partnering a household retail brand with their continued development by adding strength within their business transformation programme. This is a fantastic opportunity for a commercial Interim Business Change / Process Improvement Manager to come in and add value to this rapidly growing organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Business Change / Process Improvement Manager role will surround business change and process improvement, specifically within an ERP programme throughout this household retail brand.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Business Change / Process Improvement Manager will need to have proven experience within household retail brands in fashion and wholesale.   You will need to display a background in business change, ERP retail systems, process improvement and BPR.  Whether you’ve gained this experience in house or via consultancy, either background will be considered. You will need to approachable with strong management skills and though this is an interim assignment, you would be expected to resonate the company ethos from day one.

Interim Design Authority Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14739
Location:
North West
Salary:
£750 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services business.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Design Authority Manager will manage the Design Authority, covering: (i) creation, ownership and maintenance of Design Artefacts to articulate the Strategic Transformation journey and end state (ii) design and run of the Design Authority Forum to control Execution Risk across the Transformation Portfolio and other change activity. You will also provide expertise, advice and guidance and/or to supply support services to assigned areas of the business and/or change programme to enable them to shape and develop individual designs within the overarching design.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Design Authority Manager must have a strong track record in the retail banking sector:

• 8+ years Business Architecture or Design Authority skills or equivalent, to management level.
• Full change lifecycle experience from Strategy, Target Business Model, Target Operating Model (TOM) and development to Programme and Project Management, either within a bank or through large consultancy experience.
• Demonstrable track record of building high performing Business and IT relationships that deliver the right benefits from the right processes and technologies.
• Demonstrable track record of managing a Design Authority in a retail and corporate banking environment with a complex and substantial transformation programme covering the breadth of the UK organisation (rather than transforming a single element)
• Expertise in representing design concepts visually to gain common understanding and buy-in at EXCO level.
• Experience in designing and establishing an enduring Design Authority capability and function, embedding its expertise, tools and governance
• Demonstrable track record in translating business strategy into the change roadmap and portfolio, and defining, designing and consulting on project solutions.
• Ability to drive forward though ambiguity to clear articulation of Design Artefacts with minimal guidance.
• Demonstrable creative thinking skills and banking experience to interpret high level Strategy into Design Artefacts and find creative solutions to meet complex divergent agendas
• Self-confidence and self-motivation based on practical experience to drive forward change and overcome obstacles with minimal guidance

Interim Group Reporting Lead – Corporate Finance / Mergers and Acquisitions
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14809
Location:
London
Salary:
£900 per day

The Client
Our client is a Private Equity house.

The Interim Assignment
Throughout European markets, our client is putting together a new project team to deliver an IPO within Q1 2015 and consequently need to add strength to the current project finance team by appointing an interim Group Reporting Lead to assist the delivery of the IPO. As an established Senior Group Accountant you will be assisting with IPO project management, maintaining and monitoring progress against key deliverables. You will also be flagging issues, risks and ensure corrective action / remediation plan whilst working with external advisors to undertake an “IPO readiness” assessment and implement recommendations in conjunction with the Finance function. This assignment will be based around leading a conversion from UK GAAP to IFRS - history and business plan - and undertaking a competitive assessment of comparable listed companies accounting policies.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Group Reporting Lead will be a proven Senior Group Accountant with prior corporate finance experience, specifically with IPO experience / M&A exposure. You will need to be immediately available and have no holiday commitments throughout September / October. You will have gained your ACA accounting qualifications whilst being within a Big 4 accounting firm, ideally first time passes. This will be a lean environment which means you will need to be current and technically literate with up to date IFRS and conversion experience. We will only consider candidates with ACA Big 4 qualifications and you must have UK exposure within corporate finance / M&A, specifically IPO preparation.

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. 

Interim Head of Performance and Information Management (Children and Adult Services)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14685
Location:
London
Salary:
£450 - £500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is looking to hire an interim Head of Performance and Information Management for Children’s Services.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of Performance and Information Management will support the Strategic Directors for Children and Young People and for Adults Services and their Management Teams to drive continuous improvement across all the Departments’ activities through the development and management of the Departments’ performance framework and processes to ensure service performance can be challenged and tested. The primary role is to: 1. Lead the development of performance and management information in the Department, with particular emphasis on managers’ use and understanding of the information in relation to policy development, decision-making, budget planning, operational delivery and effectiveness. 2. Ensure the Department meets all its statutory, regulatory, partnership and Council information reporting requirements, including external and internal quality and audit standards. In addition: 1. Support and advise the Executive Director and Management Team in regularly reviewing, assessing and improving performance across all the Department’s activities, through developing and leading a service which delivers the following: •   The analysis, presentation and understanding of needs data, linking data across partners as appropriate •   Collection, reporting, presentation and analysis of high quality children’s and adults services data, meeting timetables for statutory returns •   the scrutiny, analysis and interpretation of performance data, trends and comparative benchmarking information; •   making a contribution to safeguarding of children and young people through excellent recording and tracking plus high standards of data management •   monitoring the outcomes of service provision, including equalities; •   identifying potential performance challenges, related causes and any wider implications at an early stage; •   undertaking in-depth reviews, as commissioned by the Strategic Directors and Management Team; •   keeping abreast of relevant good practice and performance across the public, private, voluntary and community sectors; •   leading or supporting the development and implementation of departmental improvement projects and programmes. 2. Lead the development and operation of the Department’s performance management systems and processes to ensure they are fit for purpose, including Frameworki. 3. Lead on the collection and analysis of schools data and support to schools in data use and data systems.

The Interim Manager
It is critical that candidates applying for this role have previously run this same function within a Local Authority Children’s Services Directorate. We will not be able to accept applications from candidates who do not meet the above criteria due to the high risk nature of the work. 

Interim HR Project Manager / Analyst
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JY14523
Location:
London
Salary:
£550 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months +

The Client
Our client is a mid-size financial services firm which is looking to recruit an Interim HR PMO / Analyst for six months initially.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim HR Project Manager will be responsible for delivering a number of simultaneously running HR projects but specifically working on a reward harmonisation project following a recent acquisition.

The Interim Manager
The Interim HR Project Manager will possess both HR Project Management / Analysis and Reward experien
ce - Financial Services experience is preferred but not a necessity. Please note that if you have led programmes previously, this experience will be viewed as being too senior for the role. 

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