Charities & Social Enterprise
There is little doubt that the Charities & Social Enterprise sector is facing a period of considerable challenge and change.
Costs are on the rise and income is going in the opposite direction, mirroring a noticeable decline in giving. Meanwhile, the demand for services has grown and changes in policy have encouraged competition from the private sector. And yet, despite the turbulence, charities and social enterprises are increasing, adapting and innovating.
As the landscape alters, this most diverse of sectors is finding creative, multi-layered solutions in response. In order for this to continue in a sustainable fashion however, it must not only develop the great capability that currently exists within it, but also attract new talent with new ways of thinking.
The success of Green Park’s Charities and Social Enterprise practice is based on its capacity to add value to clients under pressure, drawing on our ever-expanding networks at senior levels, the thought leadership we undertake, and the insights gained from the close ties and active engagement with our other sector practices to make a positive difference. By constantly testing our knowledge within the market, we stay abreast of what our clients – and the sector at large – are striving to achieve.
We understand the importance of, and work closely with our clients to create, strong employee propositions; identifying, assessing and attracting the kind of relevant, senior and diverse talent which enables us to deliver ‘Right First Time’ shortlists at real pace and with precision. For these reasons, much of our activity is repeat business.
Within the sector, our experience ranges from campaigning to service delivery charities, foundations to think tanks, social enterprises to mutuals. We are comfortable – and greatly enjoy – delivering a broad range of roles including the following functions:
We deliver across all functions, but the majority of executive search mandates and interim management assignments that we we execute are in the following areas:
- Board & Leadership
- Change & Transformation
- Digital & eCommerce
- Estates & Facilities Management
- Finance & Audit
- Governance, Risk & Compliance
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Marketing & Communications
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Project & Programme Management
- Sales & Business Development
- Specialist & Technical
- Strategy & Business Analysis
- Supply Chain & Logistics
Diocese of Exeter
Exeter, although travel, principally across the county of Devon, will be required
The Diocese of Exeter has a clear and shared vision to grow in prayer, to make new disciples and to serve the people of Devon with joy. The Diocese is now looking for a new Diocesan Secretary to serve this vision and ensure a strong and sustainable future.
The Diocesan Secretary will be creative and entrepreneurial, outward-facing and able to build strong relationships. With a track record in leadership, experience in empowering teams and a commitment to see the Church grow in strength and impact, s/he will bring an innovative, ‘can-do’ approach to the development of the diocese and play a full role in its senior leadership.
For further information, please visit our microsite http://green-park-jobs.co.uk/diocese-exeter. Alternatively, you can contact our search partners Green Park, by calling Joanna Moriarty on 020 3145 3433 or on Exeter@green-park.co.uk.
Closing date is noon on Monday, 27th February 2017.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Appointment of a Director of Workforce and Organisation Development
With over 15,000 staff and an annual budget of £1.24 billion, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) is at the forefront of clinical care, innovation and education, and is proud to be one of the leading NHS multi-specialty academic healthcare centres in England. As a member of the Trust’s unitary Board, and accountable to the Chief Executive, the Director of Workforce and Organisation Development will be instrumental in overseeing the people aspects of shaping the future direction and impact of the organisation.
The successful candidate will support the delivery of high quality care to all the Trust’s patients, with specific responsibility for creating and maintaining a best-practice, safe and progressive employment environment. Staff engagement, satisfaction and participation will provide key performance metrics as part of the clarity of the Trust’s vision and values. This role will involve supporting and advising the Board and senior colleagues strategically and operationally on all aspects associated with people and organisation development, both within the Trust and the wider healthcare system, including the implications arising from key partnerships, collaborations or other commercial or clinical activities in which the Trust is involved. A key priority will be to build on the Trust’s enviable reputation as an employer of choice for medical, clinical and corporate support staff.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate achievement at senior leadership level, ideally gained in a large scale, complex organisation. They will bring a strong understanding of systems and the capacity to communicate with a wide range of different stakeholders. As experienced business partners, they will be able to demonstrate a track record of managing operational complexity and sizeable financial budgets. Evidence of leadership and inspiration, resilience in the face of challenge and the ability to inspire confidence and enthusiasm are essential.
GSTT places considerable emphasis on diversity at Board level, and particularly encourages applications from appropriately qualified candidates from all sections of the community, and from people with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
If you want to know more about the roles or selection process, please contact our employment agency advisers, Green Park, via Kai Adams or Owen Francis on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7399 3257.
Closing date: Monday, 20 February 2017 at 12:00
Our client a leading charity are looking to appoint an Interim Director of Digital Transformation for a period of 6 months.
The role will be to act as the organisations digital champion by driving cultural change around the enabling power of digital and mobile technology and delivering an IT and Digital transformation strategy that embeds digital thinking and delivery. This change programme will have the backing of the senior leadership team and the role will also include managing the IT department of around 45 staff. While the role will be providing and contributing to the organisations strategy it will also be to implement detailed plans.
Candidates will be have led and inspired a Digital and IT team of a circa £100m turnover organisation. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they have taken organisations on cultural journey and will have demonstrable experience of managing large teams. Preference will be given to those from a b to c or not for profit organisation.
Our client, a leading charity are looking for an Interim Head of IT to help remotivate the IT team by providing direction, leadership and support.
The role will be to address and resolve the observations emerging from a recent IT review by proposing effective, prioritised solutions for approval to the senior management team while collaborating with the Director of Finance to produce an IT strategy to be presented to and for approval by the senior management team. The role will also be to support the Director of Finance with the implementation of the data protection policy and support with the drafting of a data management policy for the organisation.
Applicants must have direct experience of taking an underperforming IT function through a change management process, ideally they will have performed these functions in a not for profit organisation previously.
Our client, a leading charity, is looking to hire an Interim Deputy Director of Finance for a period of 3 months.
The organisation has a stable team of long standing individuals with a strong infrastructure so the crux of the role will be to build capacity, resilience and a fresh approach to a well-established team.
The role will also involve looking at external opportunities for the organisation, new projects involving local authority fee negotiations, management information and detail for analytical review, supporting the business development team in bidding for contracts and preparing business plans and improving cashflow by monitoring and recovering the long-standing debtors.
Finally the interim will be tasked with delivering the finance models for capital and building projects.
Applicants will have experience of negotiating with local authorities and will have experience of operating in a mid-sized charity.
The Abbeyfield Society is in its 60th anniversary of providing quality care and support for older people. Whilst much has changed and developed within the charity, during the 60 years since their founding, Abbeyfield’s values have remained steadfast. Abbeyfield truly makes time for older people and as a charity they are not governed by the constraints of many commercial organisations, allowing Abbeyfield to put their residents at the heart of everything they do.
Abbeyfield are now looking for a Communications Director to join their growing organisation. This role is responsible for the management, creative leadership and communication of the brand. The Communications Director is a member of the Executive Committee responsible for the overall strategic direction and success of Abbeyfield.
The Communications Director is responsible for brand projection including developing resources and systems to increase Abbeyfield's external media profile and brand protection including advising on and implementing strategies to preserve the integrity of Abbeyfield's logo and name.
This work involves addressing and working with a range of internal and external audiences including media, political, governmental, member societies, existing and potential donors, volunteers, staff and supporters as well as wider audiences.
Successful applicants will be:
- Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
- Previous experience as Communications Director or equivalent senior role.
- Strong communications and marketing experience at strategic level.
- Excellent verbal and written skills.
- Demonstrable track record of developing and executing on communication and marketing plans.
- Ability to adapt business strategy to communication and marketing strategy.
- Management/leadership experience.
- Ability to create good working relationships across the organisation.
- Strategic, creative and innovative thinker.
- Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to prioritise competing deadlines.
- Flexible and willing approach to all aspects of the role.
- IT literate
- Experience of working within the Charity sector.
For full details please visit our microsite: http://green-park-jobs.co.uk/abbeyfield/index.php
All documentation should be emailed to email@example.com by no later than Thursday 15th December 2016.
If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact Owen Francis or Joanna Moriarty on the above email address or on 020 7399 3257.
All applications will be acknowledged.
United Response is a top 100 charity operating in England and Wales, providing a range of support and services. Our mission is to ensure that individuals with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities have the opportunity to live their lives to the full.
At this particularly exciting time in United Response’s journey, we are committed to finding some exceptional trustees to join our Board.
We are particularly interested in speaking to people from the following key areas:
Social care, including experience of working in local authorities at a senior level or within private/third sector providers;
- Housing, including development and housing/asset management,
- Government, working at a senior level within Government or with experience of influencing government at senior level,
- Income generation (e.g. an innovative social finance or intermediary background),
- IT/Systems change (e.g. experience of running major change/transformation programmes with a large private sector provider of relevant programmes or initiatives),
- Contract negotiation and procurement (e.g. involved in commissioning of public sector contracts and negotiation).
We wish to maintain the geographical balance of trustees, so candidates whose work lies outside London are particularly encouraged to apply. We are also committed to ensuring that our Board reflects the diversity of the populations in which we work, and so we are particularly interested to consider candidates who bring personal experience of disability and/or long term health conditions.
For full details visit our microsite, http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/United-Response, or talk to our advisors at Green Park, Joanna Moriarty and Owen Francis on UnitedResponse@green-park.co.uk, or on 020 7399 3257.
Closing date Tuesday, 29 November 2016.
Director of HR & Organisation Development
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Nacro is one of the leading and longest-standing social justice charities in the UK. Our vision is a society in which communities are crime free, where people feel safe and are supported to reach their aspirations. Over recent years we have undergone extraordinary levels of change in order to better deliver this vision, and have exciting plans for business growth going forward.
We are now looking for a new Director of HR & Organisation Development to join our executive leadership team. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, emotionally intelligent leader who can provide strategic direction and develop commercially viable plans to ensure we are able to recruit, develop and retain high-quality staff who will help us have an even greater impact in line with our mission. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Director will have responsibility for strategic and operational HR and OD issues, addressing the organisation’s complex mix of immediate and long-term requirements across the breadth of its education, housing, substance misuse and offender management portfolio.
Nacro is a fast-paced, ambitious organisation operating in a highly competitive environment. As such, the new Director will need to be a high performing, skilled and confident decision maker and communicator; passionate about engagement and people development. Experience of TUPE and unionised environments would be beneficial.
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please visit our microsite: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/nacro
For an informal discussion about the role or selection process, please contact Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer on 020 7399 3993.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 24 November at noon.
Our client, a large national charity, is looking for a Director of Organisation Design to join the People Directorate.
The new Director will be responsible for creating the internal operating model. You will lead on all organisation design activity across the charity, establishing core organisation design methodologies, approaches, and capabilities. Ensure that the design of the whole system (organisation) facilitates the integration of organisational capability and the alignment of business models to deliver future strategic priorities. Plan a sequenced approach to design that delivers key shifts and drives desired future behaviours.
We need an individual who has substantial experience of leading organisation design projects and change programs and teams. Experienced operating at a senior leadership level, you will have the ability to design large scale organisational change programs with demonstrable experience of integrating culture and behaviour change within these.
For further details please contact Jaimi Keemer on 020 7399 3993 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our client an international charity are looking to hire an Interim Director of Finance for 6 months.
The Interim Assignment
The organisation is circa £16 million turnover and has recently experienced a change in a traditionally stable board including a new Chief Executive and Fundraising Director. The interim Finance Director will be tasked with providing assurance to the board and trustees, manage a small team of 4, improve stakeholder engagement with the wider business and ensuring the budgeting continues in a timely manner. Although the accounts are prepared under SORP, the complexity lies in the fact the organisation is international, has a number of owned, subsidiaries, predominantly fundraises in pounds while and many of its external transactions are in dollars
The Interim Manager
Applicants will be a CCAB qualified accountant and will have a demonstrable experience of acting as a Finance Director in a similar sized organisations. Due to the complexity of the accounts and the international presence of this organisation, applicants will need to have experience of working on accounts across pounds and dollars. A commercial attitude but empathy with a not for profit organisation will also be vital to success in the role