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.
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-regarded London Borough with a strong Children’s Social Care Directorate. Due to an internal promotion, the client needs to hire an interim Head of Children in Care for approximately six months. The key service areas to manage are: • Fostering/Adoption • Children in Care • In-House Children’s Homes • Corporate Parenting • Support to Children’s Service Review/Restructure Key Skills/Experience and Personality Traits: • Significant Experience at Head of Service Level • Experience of Restructuring and Change Management • Highly Developed Management Skills • Innovative Approach to Service Delivery • Experienced Budget Manager Ideally we would like to hear from candidates who currently operate at Head of Service or Assistant Director level with recent experience of either directly managing or strategically overseeing the above services. The client is open to looking at candidates from a safeguarding background as well, provided they can demonstrate a significant understanding of the current practices and issues in the above services.
Our client is a large Local Authority based in the Home Counties, with ambitious plans for joint working across all health and social care partners for the effective commissioning of adult care and health services. The role reports to the Assistant Director and the key requirements are: • To lead and develop strategic commissioning for Adult Social Care and Health, resulting in the provision of high quality, cost effective services. To develop the systems and processes for measuring standards and quality of commissioning and in-house regulated and non-regulated services. • To ensure the Directorate has effective commissioning plans, strategic and business planning processes, needs analyses and change management processes to deliver high quality, modernised services that meet the needs of our citizens and our statutory obligations. • To ensure health and social care partnership working across all services is fully developed, and that appropriate governance arrangements are put in place and supported. • Lead on strategic planning, policy analysis, performance and commissioning advice and ensure the effective development and delivery of business strategies to support competitive and high quality services to the people in the Borough. • Lead and advise on performance planning, management systems and processes ensuring coherent links between business performance planning, financial planning and workforce planning. • Ensure efficient and effective strategic commissioning and service development for the delivery of quality services for individuals within the designated area of service, making innovations and improvements and keeping ahead of a changing agenda. • Co-ordinate the development of staff and their effectiveness through training and regular supervision, and ensure that the appraisal system is fully implemented through the use of the National Occupational Standards for Commissioning competencies and skills. • Achieve an efficient and effective delivery of service through the management of people, taking responsibility for the formal operation of the Council’s policies and procedures on personnel related matters, e.g. recruitment, grievance, disciplinary etc. • Undertake continuous service improvement; demonstrate efficiency, value for money and work corporately to ensure the shaping of the care market takes account of the needs of the entire local population. • Make a significant contribution to planning the future, the development of strategic plans, public health population profiles and demographic changes and change management across the whole care sector • Advise and brief the Assistant Director, Directorate Management team Executive Member and other local ward Councillors Members when instructed , GP Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health and Well Being Boards, Overview and Scrutiny Committee on strategic commissioning and performance issues within services. • Responsible for effective and efficient management of associated commissioning budgets Candidates need to be available to start a 6 month, full time interim assignment in February. You will have extensive leadership expertise in adult social care commissioning, gained at either second or third tier in a Local Government setting.
Our client is a London Borough with an innovative service model. Due to a promotion, the role of interim Assistant Director of Children’s Social Care has become available.
The Interim Assignment
The Interim Assistant Director of Children’s Social Care reports to the Director of Children’s Services and is responsible for the delivery of all Children’s Social Care operations. You will manage a diverse team delivering the full range of social care services. As it has been some time since the last Ofsted inspection for safeguarding, it is possible that the Authority could be inspected in the not too distant future and therefore inspection readiness will be an important aspect of the role.
The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Assistant Director of Children’s Social Care must without exception have worked at either Assistant Director or Director level in children’s social care in a Local Authority setting. You will be CQSW and will have extensive experience of leading and managing children’s social care service operations. You will have either delivered significant improvement in service performance in other Authorities or will have led high performing services in the past. It is essential that you are fully up to date with the latest inspection cycle and that you can demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence and the ability to deliver your best work under pressure.
Our client is a financial services institution.
The Interim Management Assignment
Looking to hire a strategic planning specialist, the Interim Capital Planning & Management Director role will work in the finance function to provide advice and support in strategic planning. This will involve:
- All aspects of strategic planning and analysis on a broad range of business issues to enable better decision making.
- Review and analysis of performance metrics, ROE product analysis ,profitability, pricing and commercial forecasts to support the Strategic options and Strategic business planning.
- Working directly within the business and report through to a member of the Executive Committee
- Working to tight deadlines quickly adding value on complex, high profile and sensitive projects
- Working directly with the business stakeholders taking responsibility for validating assumptions to ensure models are fit for purpose
- Earning and maintaining the confidence of stakeholders
The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Capital Planning & Management Director will be self-motivated, a fast learner and focused on delivering accurately to tight deadlines, working well under pressure. You must have extensive experience working in a financial service organisations doing a similar role.
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.
Our client is Local Authority based in the South West.
The Interim Assignment
The Interim Internal Communications Specialist for Transformation will develop a communications and engagement plan alongside the Business Change team, with responsibility for ensuring its effective delivery, covering the following aspects:
- To design, write, deliver and ensure effective distribution of two-way communication between the Council and internal and external stakeholders using a full range of channels including media relations, campaigns, publications, web pages and digital and social media.
- To provide professional advice and support to Council departments and elected members on all communications matters. This position will link closely with the Corporate Communications team Objectives
- To develop, implement and evaluate internal and external Transformation communications initiatives across the authority, linking with the Engagement Leads for the Council
- To work as part of a team to promote the Transformation work of the Council and how this links to delivering the Councils Corporate Plan.
- To provide professional advice, support to all stakeholders on all aspects of engagement through effective communication. To work as part of a team while taking sole responsibility for the delivery of the Transformation Communications
- To prompt positive and accurate media coverage of Council activities and initiatives by researching, drafting, clearing and circulating media releases, arranging media opportunities and developing good relations with the local, regional and national media.
- To provide fast and accurate responses to enquiries from the local, trade and national media.
- To support Transformation Portfolio, Programme and Project Managers in conjunction with departmental and service management teams in devising and implementing effective e tailored communications strategies, which are evaluated
- To write and edit high quality copy ensuring the appropriate vehicle for effective engagement and communication is used
- To advise on and champion the use of plain English.
- To ensure the Council’s house style and corporate identity are used in all publicity material and to promote compliance across the Council.
- To advise officers on legal issues relating to the media, including the laws governing local government publicity.
The Interim Manager
The Interim Internal Communications Specialist for Transformation must have worked in a similar role within a public sector organisation in the past.