Specialist & Technical

Specialist and technical roles are often functions which are confined - yet crucial - to a single sector.

Whether it be Adults and Children's Services in Local Government, Public Services Ombudsman in Central Government, Theatre Management in Healthcare, Category Management in Retail or both Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Actuarial in Financial Services, it's without doubt that each sector could not function without them. 

As a niche operator itself at the executive end of both interim management and executive search, Green Park truly understands the expertise required by a resourcing partner to comprehend a client's requirement successfully and identify the stongest long and shortlist candidates.

With a policy of only employing those consultants who have a long-standing passion for their sector and function, customers rely on Green Park time and again to help them find that elusive individual - whether it be a project manager, programme director or head of service. 

You can see a selection of our track record below, whilst unique vacancies we have repeatedly helped clients to solve include:

  • Capital Modelling
  • Public Services Ombudsman
  • 18 Weeks Project Management
  • 4 Hour Project Management
  • Category Management
  • Quality Governance
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Independent Chair
  • Bid Management 
  • Policy & Research

 

Track Record

Interim Performance & Business Intelligence Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14519
Location:
East of England
Salary:
Circa £500 per day depending on experience
Duration:
Circa 6 months

The Client

Our client is a large Local Authority in the East of England which has recognised that it needs to improve significantly the way it gathers, analyses, disseminates and exploits information to support decision making and to improve public services. Cabinet agreed recently to establish a business intelligence function, recognising that strong, effective and joined up intelligence systems and processes needed to be at the heart of the Council. Therefore the existing Performance, Planning and Partnership service is currently being restructured with, at the same time, the creation of this new Performance and Business Intelligence Service. There is a critical link between this new service and the Council’s ICT strategy for itself and the region.

The objectives of the service are to:

• Lead strategic analysis and research which supports decision making, helping the Council commission and monitor services now and for the future

• Sourcing, collation and analysis of data and evidence to support commissioning, performance management and improvement, change and transformation

• Work with service leads to forecast demand

• Significantly improve the Council’s understanding of its customer and user base through analysis of users and potential users of services

• Setting, monitoring and managing the council’s performance framework

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Performance & Business Intelligence Manager will be tasked with leading the implementation and embedding of the new service as the Council moves towards having a fully integrated business intelligence function. This will be a period of significant change for the existing staff group, through which you will need to demonstrate strong leadership ability. The link with ICT is crucial, and it is essential that the interim works closely with ICT colleagues to ensure that the new intelligence service is fit for purpose.

The Interim Manager

As a senior manager, the Interim Performance & Business Intelligence Manager will have strong leadership credentials and have a proven track record of leading a similar service through a significant period of change and transformation. You will have a background in performance and data analysis, and leading a business intelligence and performance function to support transformational change, accurate forecasting, service design, commissioning and improved performance. It is expected that you will have led a similar function in a large Local Authority setting.

Interim General Insurance (GI) Actuary
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
SS14499
Location:
London
Salary:
£900 - £1200 per day
Duration:
12 months

The Client

Our client is a FTSE 250 Insurance business.

The Interim Assignment

Our client is seeking a qualified interim GI Actuary to come in on a 12 month contract to support the Head of Economic Capital on a temporary basis during 2014 as the company prepares for submitting its application for internal model approval.

Key responsibilities include:

• To lead the primary validation of components of the internal model. Working with component owners and the independent validation team.

• To close issues on the issues log with a specific focus on those raised through validation exercises and which require resolution before the submission of the application for internal model approval.

• To produce such documentation to support the application for internal model approval. This may include technical documentation, specific validation evidence or internal reports and presentations.

• To review work carried out within the capital modelling team to ensure it is off sufficient quality.

• To be responsible for the delivery of specific tasks or projects as decided by the Head of Economic Capital, working with the other managers in the capital modelling team with regards to task priority and resources.

The Interim Manager

To be considered for the Interim GI Actuary role you will be a qualified actuary or other relevant professional experience, ideally with the following technical knowledge:

• Solvency II technical knowledge

• Econometric modelling;

• Catastrophe modelling

• Financial and Actuarial Acumen

• Data analysis and interpretation

• Risk Management

• Validation principles and practice

Interim Quality Governance Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14578
Location:
London
Salary:
Salary on application
Duration:
3 months

The Client
Our client is a leading private healthcare provider which is looking to appoint an interim quality governance expert for a period of 3 months.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Quality Governance Manager will be responsible for working closely with the primary and urgent care divisions to undertake investigations of complaints and incidents. They will also need to provide advice to operational teams on the quality governance agenda and CQC compliance. The successful interim will also be responsible for undertaking CQC audits on multi sites across the country

The Interim Manager
The Interim Quality Governance Manager should have demonstrable experience in health / NHS related governance, be comfortable working in a commercial environment but most importantly be well versed on the quality governance agenda and CQC requirements. It would be beneficial for applicants to be a clinician but is not essential, however the role will require national travel so all applicants must be prepared to travel country wide.

Capital Modelling Actuary
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
SS14572
Location:
London
Salary:
Up to £130k basic + bonus

The Client
Due to the 3rd phase of capital management that the global insurance industry is facing, gathering pace on Solvency II implementation, our clients in the European and London market are creating a high demand for capital modelling actuaries within their capital modelling departments.

The Role
The successful hires will work in medium sized teams (8+) and be expected to understand and offer guidance to the European capital modelling team and also involve calculation kernels, risk appetite framework, research into new tools underwriting risk review. The role would be working on both short and medium term projects.

The Candidate
Successful candidates will need to have an excellent grasp of capital modelling techniques and should have at least 3 - 5 years practical experience of capital modelling, including knowledge of Solvency II and related issues. They should have strong IT skills, knowledge of ReMetrica and knowledge of catastrophe model output.

Interim Project Manager – Adult Social Care Operations
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NC14524
Location:
South East
Salary:
£400+ per day
Duration:
3 months initially

The Client

Our client is a large County Council in the South East which - in line with their wider health & well-being agenda - are looking to analyse the impact of personal budgets on the delivery of services to and on service users.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Project Manager – Adult Social Care Operations will be responsible for the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantative information and data and produce evidence based reports with recommendations for the following areas;

• Application of Continuing Healthcare eligibility.

• Joint Funding with the NHS for Section 117, Secure and Forensic, Learning Disability challenging needs.

• Charging for services (meals, transport, directly provided services) Inflationary factors affecting independent sector fee rates.

• Support the on-going performance management of service delivery and savings targets though the analysis of and reporting on performance, activity and financial data on a departmental, team and service basis.

• Support the implementation of process changes to release capacity and deliver efficiencies within operational services.

• Produce a report that sets out the delivery and impact of the 30% personal budget reductions for the last financial year.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Project Manager – Adult Social Care Operations must have worked as a project manager for a local authority within adult social care and have a successful track record of delivering similar projects. Prince2 would be advantageous.

Interim Assistant Director, Adult Services & Safeguarding
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14488
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
6 - 9 months

The Client

Our client is a high performing London Borough with an ambitious agenda to drive through significant changes to deliver service improvements, address the Better Care Fund agenda and reducing spending in line with 2015 / 16 targets.

The Interim Assignment

As Interim Assistant Director of Adults, your primary focus will be on the day to day management of an £87m service area with approximately 1000 staff. Performance is strong, but there is an emphasis on delivering continuous improvement in front line service provision (particularly in learning disability services) and ensuring robust procedures are in place for adult safeguarding. Strong financial management expertise is a must.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Assistant Director of Adult Services & Safeguarding will without exception have significant second tier leadership experience in the management of high performing adult social care services. It is anticipated that candidates will have a social work qualification. Preference will be given to candidates who can be on site 5 days per week.

Strategic Development Actuary
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
SS14603
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£110k+ package

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation.

The Role
Due to continued expansion in their insurance lines, our client is looking to add to their senior team. The role of the Strategic Development Actuary will involve the following: • Provide advice and recommendations to the Head of Capital Management and Chief Actuary on the actuarial aspects and resourcing requirements of the Society’s relevant strategic projects • Manage the actuarial work and testing to support strategic projects to agreed timescales and quality, and assist the Head of Capital Management to identify, select and arrange the resources required • Liaise with other actuarial and non-actuarial team managers to ensure an appropriate handover of project knowledge, training, resources and processes into the business-as-usual environment • Support the Head of Capital Management by overseeing the work of the Product Pricing Actuary and team, to ensure that all manufactured products are priced appropriately • Provide operational support and deputise for the Head of Capital Management as required

The Ideal Candidate
The Strategic Development Actuary will possess the following attributes: • Up-to-date knowledge of modern actuarial techniques, product developments within the financial services industry, and the statutory and regulatory framework for life office valuation and reporting • Strong communication, people management and development skills and a pro-active approach to dealing with other areas of the business • Excellent customer service in dealing with internal and external customer queries • Ability to work on own initiative, learn new skills and absorb information quickly • Qualified Actuary – Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries or equivalent

Interim Category Manager – Waste Management & Environmental Services (Local Government)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NC14531
Location:
South East
Salary:
£500 per day
Duration:
6 months

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

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Category Manager – Waste Management & Environmental Services will lead on category of spend across waste management and environmental services / contracts. You will be expected to provide a professional, customer-focused service for the procurement of goods and services within the aforementioned Category Management Framework delivering:

(i) Category management strategy
(ii) Category management savings, supplier engagement and demand management plans
(iii) Portfolio planning, bundling and key stakeholders
(iv) Supplier Relationship and Contract management
(v) Spend Analysis and Category Review

A key outcome will be to contribute to the achievement of the strategic sourcing savings targets of £10.7 million by 2014/15, develop and implement innovative approaches to supply arrangements that minimise costs and commercial risks, delivering cashable savings, whilst at the same time enhancing the services the council provides to the local community. Large contract re/negotiation and strategy would be advantageous.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Category Manager – Waste Management & Environmental Services will possess in-depth experience and an excellent track record in category management, procurement and project management in large public sector organisations. In-depth experience of managing budgets, implementing change and managing relationships throughout a complex, diverse organisation in a commercial role and delivering category management excellence within a Waste Management & Environmental Services context would also be advantageous.

 

Category Director - Retail
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RF14445
Location:
London
Salary:
£100k - £120k per annum

The Client
Our client is a well-known retail operator with a number of recognisable and successful brands, which is looking to build its commercial strength, notably at Category Director level.

The Role
As part of its next phase of growth and in order to accomplish its ambitious plans, the Category Directors will deliver a strong product offering and strategy to maximise revenue and margin opportunities across the Group. You will be the driving force behind future trends and demands, assuming P&L responsibility for the commercial performance of each of the ranges. You will forecast, plan and implement effective buying strategies by category and channel, ensuring seasonal delivery of product ranges to deliver the right products at the right margin.

The Candidate
This is a fast paced, highly energetic environment where no two days are the same. The type of individual that excels here is self-motivated, but will also be motivating to all around them, able to perform the role of calming influence, demonstrating strategic thinking combined with a solution driven approach. The successful Category Directors will have experience of category management with substantial P&L responsibility, combined with the drive and hunger for growth and progression.

Interim Project Manager – Social Care Information System Implementation Project
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NC14542
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
12 months +

The Client
Our client is an outer London Borough which has historically performed well, has a stable work force with low staff turnover. Culturally the organisation is delivery focused and this is reflected in both its initiatives and outcomes.

The Interim Assignment The interim project manager will be expected to plan and lead the implementation of a newly procured Social Care Information System and associated data migration, system configuration, change management, user training and business process re-engineering work required as part of this. The interim project manager will be expected to provide progress updates and advice to Council, Cabinet, Scrutiny Panels, the Corporate Management Team (CMT), Departmental Management Teams and key managers and staff across the authority. A large element of this role will be to manage the project to time and budget. This will include the production and management of the project budget (c. £2 million without internal resources), the management of the Implementation Project Team and the production of all related project documents. It has been identified that the relationship between the supplier, council and key stakeholders will be key to the success of the implementation and project. The interim project manager will be required to manage the relationship with the system supplier, ensuring that they are delivering in line with the agreed organisational requirements and the overall project plan. Additionally, as part of implementation, manage delivery of business benefits with and to key stakeholder’s. The interim project manager will also be required to work alongside senior managers from across the organisation to help drive the cultural change required.

The Interim Manager
The interim project manager will be expected to be able to demonstrate and evidence the following; • Experience of successfully delivering complex IT implementation projects; delivery in a local government environment or the social care field advantageous. • Experience of delivering IT enabled change in a project involving a large and diverse service user base. • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary project teams and supplier relationship to achieve successful project delivery • Experience of managing resources, finances and performance expectations effectively in order to drive business and service performance, accepting personal accountability for results. • Knowledge and experience of project and programme management methodologies such as PRINCE2, AGILE, MSP. • Strong project management skills demonstrated in the successful delivery of a number of large projects. • Knowledge and understanding of how risk, issue and interdependency management are delivered within a project environment • Excellent numeracy and well-developed analytical skills to steer business process change, benefits realisation and budget management • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with elected members, partners and colleagues at all levels; tact, diplomacy and resilience • Excellent communication and advocacy skills, both orally and in writing • Experience of implementing one of the following systems; Frameworki, Liquid Logic or CareFirst. 

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