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 Director of Adult and Children’s Services
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14417
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £700 - £900 per day
Duration:
4 - 5 months

The Client

Our client is a high performing London Borough with an integrated adult and children’s service.

The Interim Assignment

The role on offer is as statutory Director of Adult Services and statutory Director of Children’s Service on an interim management basis. The Directorate and indeed the organisation as a whole is high performing with a strong leadership team.

Whilst children’s services will always be a key area in which to maintain momentum, there will be a focus for the interim manager on adult social care, for example in terms of health integration, Public Health and the Better Care Fund.

Performance is good but this is not solely a maintenance role – there will be clear terms of reference for the assignment about continuing progress made to date.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Director of Adult and Children’s Services will without exception have held either the statutory DAS role or the statutory DCS role for a substantial period of time, ideally in an urban environment. Ideally candidates will have held both roles in a People Directorate setting and candidates will need to evidence the management and leadership of high performing teams.

Interim Head of Children’s Joint Commissioning
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14379
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is a London Borough looking to recruit an interim Head of Joint Commissioning Services for Children and Young People. The service is performing well with a strong leadership team in place.

The Interim Assignment

Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Interim Head of Children’s Joint Commissioning will lead joint commissioning for children and young people for the Authority and NHS partners to drive up performance, secure good value for money and improve outcomes for children and young people.

Specific tasks include:

• Strategic leadership and management of outcomes-focussed commissioning for services for children and young people in order to deliver agreed priorities

• Leading personalised commissioning of placements for Looked After Children to deliver improved outcomes and value for money

• Leading projects to review commissioning and spot purchase arrangements across the service and devise new approaches that deliver improved value for money

• To lead on the procurement of a range of contracts for services to children and young people, developing and shaping the market to promote outcome-focused solutions, innovation and efficiency;

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Head of Children’s Joint Commissioning will be an established interim manager who has thorough knowledge of legislation, statutory regulations and Government guidance and standards relevant to planning and commissioning services for children and young people.

You will have gained excellent understanding of national priorities for services for children, young people and families, including corporate parenting and LAC, child protection and safeguarding, early intervention and prevention and the healthy child programme.

You will have operated at Head of Service or Assistant Director level in a Local Authority, leading the commissioning of services for children and young people.

Interim Associate Commercial Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14399
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£450 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is a leading NHS community service provider which is looking to employ an interim Associate Commercial Director for a period of 6 months.

The interim Assignment

The successful interim Associate Commercial Director will be responsible for leading on identification of new activity, income streams and business opportunities to further develop the Trust, with a focus on growth and income generation. You will be responsible for increasing the commercial confidence and secure the ongoing viability of the organisation, through the development of business cases and tenders for the delivery of new services and the maintenance of existing services. The post-holder will ensure that business opportunities are maximised within a robust contractual framework, whilst maintaining positive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The interim Associate Commercial Director will also lead the development and implementation of the organisation’s Business Development Strategy, Partnerships Strategy, Innovation Plan, Charitable Funds Plan and Investment Policy, to ensure the sustained growth and development of patient care services.

The Interim Associate Commercial Director

The successful interim Associate Commercial Director will have operated in a business development function in the healthcare environment with demonstrable experience of business development through competitive tendering. You will also have experience of contract award, successful bid management, leading bid teams and experience of business strategy and planning. Applicants should also have experience of Mergers and Acquisitions.

Interim Strategic Business Analyst
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14399
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is a Local Council in Central London.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Strategic Business Analyst will:

  • drive the development, implementation and promotion of corporate performance and continuous improvement processes.
  • develop a centre of expertise on performance management and take the lead responsibility for developing, maintaining and reviewing efficient and effective performance management systems
  • ensure the council has an effective business planning process and provide a strategic and partnership planning service to the Delivery Units, Strategic Executive Board and Cabinet.
  • provide high quality, timely and well informed performance information with analysis and service improvement advice to members and senior managers.
  • proactively support the development of integrated and partnership working in relation to performance and planning functions both within the council and its partners.
  • manage the Council’s Strategic and Operational Risk Management processes, providing regular reports on current and emerging risks.

Main Responsibilities:

Business Planning

  • To work with Strategic Executive Board and Delivery Units to deliver a comprehensive suite of business plans for my client. • To help develop the Council’s corporate planning and review framework.
  • To lead the development of rigorous integrated planning and risk management systems
  • To work with Strategic Executive Board, Commissioners, Delivery Units and partners to ensure business plans are in place for all outcomes to track performance and delivery of key initiatives and priorities.
  • Performance and Quality
  • To take lead responsibility for developing, maintaining and reviewing an effective management information, performance management and outcome measurement .
  • To manage and develop an effective corporate and partner performance management system
  • To build a performance management centre of advice/expertise for the council.
  • To provide an internal focal point for data gathering and the dissemination of performance information and contribute to the development of IT solutions.
  • Develop joint projects with partners around performance management, outcome measurement and needs assessment.
  • To lead the Planning and Performance team ensuring that all resources are managed effectively, imaginatively and efficiently so that service levels can be maintained and improved.

Risk Management

  • To manage reporting and analysis of corporate risks, both strategic and operational. 
  • To take lead responsibility for managing a SharePoint repository of risk data.
  • To work with the Risk Manager to deliver the Risk Management Strategy.

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Strategic Business Analyst should possess:

  • Experience and a successful track record in developing corporate planning and performance management arrangements, including co-ordinating performance/improvement or planning activity in a complex organisation.
  • In depth, up to date knowledge and understanding of corporate planning, performance management systems and best practice
  • Experience of project management in multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Ability to manage brief across council, partners and with external agencies. 
  • Ability to interpret complex documentation and information and critically analyse financial and activity data.
  • Excellent report writing skills and able to prepare complex reports seeking senior management and Member mandate to support improvement activity
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and able to communicate with staff and Members at all levels.
  • Ability to manage large workload efficiently and effectively all projects and tasks within predetermined parameters, including resources and time scales.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a team to a high standard of achievement and efficiency
  • Ability to influence and engender positive support across all levels and disciplines within the City Council and with partners.
Interim Head of Business and Skills (Regeneration and Business Support)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NC14364
Location:
South East
Salary:
Negotiable
Duration:
3 - 6 months

The Client
Our client is a Local Authority in the South East

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of Business and Skills will:

• deliver the Council’s Regeneration Strategy to make the area a great place to live and work to drive economic growth through entrepreneurship, innovation, skills and regeneration to maximise the contribution of all those participating in the local economy. • maximise the impact of our public services in enabling businesses to establish, invest and grow.

• lead the development and maintenance of productive relationships with key local companies, ensuring the business needs and responses are embedded throughout the Councils’ services. Stimulate business to business networking and activities to retain and increase business growth and investment

• head the delivery of the All Ages Skills Strategy and development of European Programmes to support people into work and progression in employment and training.

The Interim Manager
Applications will only be considered from candidates who have successfully delivered similar programmes in a local government environment. The Interim Head of Business and Skills will be expected to be able to evidence the following:

• proven track record with significant senior management experience working in economic development and regeneration field
• working in a highly politically orientated environment, requiring the use of judgement and balance between professional and political influences
• experience of working with stakeholders and partners in a way that has built long term relationships of trust and strength and has met the organisation’s aims and objectives.

Interim Property PMO / Architect
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14391
Location:
London
Salary:
£750 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is mid way through a global property transformation project with a leading consumer / retail brand. We now need to add further resource to the property programme with an established interim Property PMO / Architect to commence the redevelopment aspect.

The Interim Assignment
The interim Property PMO / Architect will be a crucial role ensuring complying with the designs and redevelopment of all sites. They will be creating month end packs as well as the initial work around the design manual. The interim PMO will need to be responsible for risk and issues encountered along the way as long as updating the manual throughout the process. The interim PMO / Architect would benefit from CAD drawing exposure whilst being a strong communicator with proven senior stakeholder exposure on a global basis.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Property PMO / Architect will need to have a proven Property PMO / Architecture background with CAD exposure, you will need to have worked on global transformaton programmes before within a retail environment, store networks of over 200 would be ideal.

Interim Business Development Director / Interim Delivery Programme Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14386
Location:
South East
Salary:
£500 per day
Duration:
18 months

The Client
Our client is a Local Authority which owns a major transport asset / hub that is managed by a private sector joint venture company.

The Interim Assignment
Our client is looking to recruit an interim Business Development Director for that transport asset, and the primary focus of the role is the delivery of a suite of landside development projects in the context of a major potential expansion. For example, as part of those expansion plans, a new highway will be constructed, a new transit link to a terminal needs to be designed and delivered and various areas of land will be acquired and redeveloped as part of a wider inward investment / economic growth agenda that will benefit the entire region. These will involve commercial negotiations and the primary skill set required is that of an evidenced ability to deliver challenging programmes and manage a complex variety of stakeholders, both in the public and the private sector.

The Interim Manager
It is absolutely essential that candidates can demonstrate outstanding programme management and delivery expertise, most likely gained in the private sector. Whilst the Local Authority owns the asset, the Interim Business Development Director / Interim Delivery Programme Manager will work for the joint venture company and lead on commercial negotiations and the delivery of a suite of development programmes. A background in land / property / development / regeneration / infrastructure / construction is helpful but by no means a pre-requisite. In addition, outstanding stakeholder management and communication skills are essential and need to be clearly evidenced. The daily rate is fixed, and candidates need to be available to interview on site with the client on Tuesday 11 March.

Interim Assistant Director of Planning
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14345
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is a London Borough with a busy Planning Service. Due to a restructure and the creation of a new Directorate in the Council structure, they are looking for an interim manager to lead and manage the Planning Service during a time of change and transformation.

The Interim Assignment
The key element of the Interim Assistant Director of Planning role is to act as the Council’s most senior professional Adviser (i.e. as statutory Chief Planning Officer). In leading the Planning Service, you will facilitate the wide-ranging; spatial, economic, environmental and social; development and regeneration of the area.

You will lead and direct the Planning Service, to enable the achievement of the highest possible professional, customer service and staff leadership standards, ensuring that these are consistently maintained, to facilitate achievement of all relevant service and business objectives, in compliance with legislation, policy and Government regulations.

Key tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and direct the strategic and general management of the Planning and Development Management function, Planning Enforcement, Building Regulations Management and Urban Design & Conservation.
  • Ensure services provided are responsive to customer requirements, are compliant with all relevant governance frameworks, and achieve all relevant objectives and targets.
  • Make a proactive contribution to ensure the effective development and implementation of the following key strategies on behalf of the Council:
  • Local Development Framework
  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Local Transportation Implementation Plan and Borough Spending Plan
  • Waste Strategy
  • Town Centre Strategy & Supplementary Planning document

The Interim Manager

In order to be considered for this role the Interim Assistant Director of Planning must be RTPI and will have significant experience of leading and managing Planning and Development Services in large, complex urban Local Authorities. In addition, you will have demonstrable experience of establishing effective performance measures and a performance culture that has achieved corporate development and service objectives in a comparable organisation.

Public Services Ombudsman
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AB14271
Location:
Wales
Salary:
£140k per annum

As the Public Services Ombudsman, you will investigate complaints made by members of the general public that they have suffered hardship or injustice as a consequence of maladministration or service failure by Welsh public bodies. These bodies include the Welsh Government, local government including community councils, the National Health Service including General Practitioners, registered social landlords and a range of other public bodies. You will champion individuals who have suffered an injustice and work to secure the best possible outcome where injustice has occurred. Through your work you will help to promote high standards in public life and continuous improvement in the standards of public services in Wales. As well as having a strong commitment to upholding the rights of ordinary citizens, you will need excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills. Independence of judgement is also an essential requirement. A demonstrable track record of influencing and negotiating at a senior level is essential. Knowledge of local government and/or the National Health Service would be a distinct advantage. To view this advert in Welsh, please click here: http://www.green-park.co.uk/jobs/view/board-placements-14271-Ombwdsmon-Gwasanaethau-Cyhoeddus-Cymru/

Interim Head of Asset Management
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14261
Location:
North West
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is a London Borough with consistently high levels of performance and strong leadership.

The Interim Assignment

As the Council’s interim Head of Asset Management, you will report to an Assistant Director and be responsible for: The leadership, development and delivery of the Council’s housing asset management service, providing a comprehensive and integrated range of maintenance and construction services including specifying, ordering and delivery of day to day repairs, planned and major works, engineering, gas servicing, health and safety, for the Council’s housing portfolio and for other corporate and external partners, clients and customers. Key duties include:

  • Leading the cost effective and efficient deployment of resources (including material, equipment and transport), ensuring all service requirements are met in accordance with specification, programme targets and contract requirements.
  • Ensuring effective leadership, direction, motivation, recruitment, training and development of Asset Management staff.
  • Driving performance improvement and value for money across all areas of responsibility and develop a positive ‘can do’ culture, that is customer focussed and contributes positively to the delivery of the Housing Directorate’s vision and objectives.
  • Determining strategic and operational objectives, targets, priorities and standards, monitoring performance and outcomes.
  • Preparation of business plans to reflect the future operating strategy and to ensure that all necessary planning and financial arrangements are implemented. Preparing, managing and implementing complex programmes of capital and revenue expenditure, including producing project appraisals and business cases, assessing contingencies, identifying and managing risks, developing, monitoring and reviewing funding profiles and expenditure reports, and carrying out post-delivery evaluations.
  • Leading procurement of repairs and major works where external constructors are required, ensuring appropriate specification, letting and monitoring of contracts. Undertake the employment of contractors and oversee contracting and payment arrangements. Contributing expertise to asset management planning for corporate property and the Council’s housing stock portfolio. Maintaining an overview of the Council’s construction budgets and programmes and to ensure effective corporate co-ordination and partnering via liaison with all Client departments.

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Head of Asset Management will have experience of leading and managing asset management functions in large, complex, urban Local Authorities at Head of Service or Assistant Director level. Alternatively, candidates may be considered with an RSL background provided you have led similar services for significant stock numbers. High levels of self-awareness, emotional intelligence and effective stakeholder engagement skills are required to be effective in this busy service area.

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