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
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.
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 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.
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.
Our client is a financial services organisation.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.