Professional Services

Following the economic upheaval and reset economy, there is fierce competition for the highest calibre talent as organisations look to rebuild and revitalise.

However, the candidate market has also changed, characterised by more conservative, risk-averse behaviours – meaning candidates are far less open to moving to new opportunities. At Green Park, we have a demonstrable track record helping our clients across the Private and Public sectors to secure the best new talent, ensuring we convert identification into attraction by pro-actively positioning you as an employer of choice.

Green Park’s Professional Services & Management Consultancy recruitment team focuses on high-level executive placements.  We concentrate exclusively on identifying and attracting executives across market sectors and service lines, placing Senior Managers through to VP / Partners.  The team at Green Park understands the complexity and subtleties of a matrix organisation, bringing clarity, transparency and open communication to any recruitment exercise we are engaged to deliver. We work with a range of firms across the industry that range from ‘Big Four’ to boutique strategy houses with particular traction across business change and transformation, sales and business development, IT consulting and business strategy.

We deliver the bulk of our work with major consulting and professional services firms, in-house consulting teams of large corporates, professional services arms of major systems integrators and technology / software vendors, as well as niche consultancies. We are deeply committed to building long-term relationships with clients, providing flexible resourcing solutions with a tailored approach to each individual requirement.  We also develop long term relationships with our candidates, providing them accurate and impartial advice on their career options, as well as pro-actively presenting their details to our client base where appropriate.

To see a selection of the previous high profile Professional Services assignments we have been mandated to assist, please view the track record section at the bottom of this page.

As you will see, whilst we deliver across all functions, the majority of executive search mandates and interim management assignments which we are engaged to execute for our Professional Services clients are in the following areas:

Track Record

Interim Communications Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14703
Location:
London
Salary:
£350 - £400 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a central government affiliated organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Communications Lead is accountable for the design and delivery of a programme communications strategy and plan. The key responsibility will be to prepare for day 1 communications on the announcement of a new programme of work. Communication needs during Mobilisation and Transition are to broadly plan communication requirements for the Transformation phase of the programme. The post holder will drive the internal communications programme putting in place and managing effective staff and stakeholder communication and engagement plans with the support of the incumbent Communications and PR teams.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Communications Lead will possess the following essential criteria: •   Proven knowledge of creating engaging communication content and activities. •   Knowledge of managing communications and PR within change and transformational programmes. •   A thorough working knowledge and understanding of communication models and theory and how they can support change and integration. •   An excellent working knowledge of communication tools and building employer brands. •   Communication to an audience within the public sector and charitable organisations. •   Excellent experience of how to create and communicate engaging content through multiple channels of communication with staff and stakeholders. •   Proven experience in managing and delivering programme communications to support change and the implementation of new services. •   Ability to self-manage, and plan and complete tasks/projects to deadlines and on budget. 

Interim Head of Marketing and Communications
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14696
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive
Duration:
3 - 4 months (4 - 5 days per week

The Client
Our client is a central government-affiliated organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of Marketing and Communications will take responsibility for leading on the development and delivery of an innovative, integrated marketing and communication strategy across existing and emerging markets. You will play a key role in enabling the organisation to reach its growth aspirations by broadening and deepening its relationships with key stakeholders to increase reach, revenue and reputation. This new role will report to the Chief Strategy Officer and work closely with the CEO and the Global Management Board, as well key executives within the parent organisation.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of Marketing and Communications will have strategic marketing and communications planning experience and a deep understanding of both traditional and innovative marketing & communication strategies - as well as a proven track record of creating campaigns and initiatives that drive and increase awareness, engagement and return on investment. It is also essential that you have led PR teams, with full responsibility for reputation management, positive and negative media handling and crisis communications. Internal communications plays a large part in this position and we require you to have proven experience of a range of tools and techniques. Although not mandatory, a knowledge of outsourced public services sector and Government’s welfare reform agendas would be helpful as well as understanding the political and media environment around welfare reform and the outsourcing of public services. 

Interim Communications Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14716
Location:
London
Salary:
Salary on application
Duration:
4 - 6 months, 2 - 3 days per week

The Client
Our client is a central government affiliated organisation.

The Interim Assignment
Reporting to the Business Development Director, this is a 2-3 days per week role where the Interim Communications Manager will: •      provide personal support and advice for up to eight individuals and their offices. •      support the delivery of the business plan by providing communications support, including managing a contacts database, management of the website, and contributing to the publication of key communications material. •      lead and manage specific communications related activity •      act as the principal point of contact with governance bodies’ communicators’ network and the press departments of partners and stakeholders •      influence, coordinate, and develop engagement with the  client •      ensure that members’ are able to engage effectively with national stakeholders and government departments and receive the advice, guidance and support necessary to operate efficiently and effectively

The Interim Manager
The Interim Communications Manager will be an innovative thinker, comfortable with change and determined to exploit cutting edge technology to communicate the client’s message more effectively.  They must also possess sound knowledge and understanding of communication practices, processes and methods and their application to meet business requirements.

Interim Service Design Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN/14704
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a public sector-facing, private organisation that following a successful bid for the management of a new service is looking to hire a transformation led Interim Service Design Lead as part of the programme.

The Assignment
The Interim Service Design Lead will plan and deliver new services using proven project management and design tools and will manage multiple design streams simultaneously to deliver the overall Target Operating Model. This will include a consolidated back office, a new Contact Service Centre, new processes and procedures for Case management and interventions, the creation of a streamlined community payback organization and the design of a new leadership structures. They will also be responsible alongside the ICT Team Lead and other functional team leads to co-design the implementation of new technology, tools and estate configuration to support the new organization design and processes.  This will also include designing new interfaces with key partners.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Service Design Lead will have experience in leading teams to define Target Operating Models, design detailed processes and operational procedures, design organisational changes, specify IT requirements, manage training design and development and will have experience of costing new services and models. The successful candidate will also possess knowledge of modelling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques, will have designed delivering services against commercial requirements and have strong team management skills. Preference will be given to candidates that have strong situational analysis and decision making abilities coupled with experience of designing, planning and deploying both business and IT change.

Head of Marketing and Communications
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14668
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is Ingeus. Ingeus is founded on the core belief that work is good for the individual, good for the economy and good for society. Ingeus has grown rapidly over the past 23 years to become a leading provider of employment and training services globally. During that time they have helped thousands of people into lasting employment, benefitting not only the individuals they work with but also their families, their communities, their employers and the wider economy. It has also been listed in the Sunday Times “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the sixth year running.

The UK’s largest employment services provider under the Work Programme, Ingeus has been delivering high quality services for the UK government, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus, since 2002. In addition to services for long-term unemployed people, young people and people with health conditions, it also delivers specialist services to disadvantaged groups such as minority ethnic groups, ex-offenders, people with a history of drug abuse, homeless people and refugees, people with basic skills and/or English language needs and people aged 50+ with low or no qualifications.  Last year alone Ingeus helped over 68,000 people into jobs that lasted more than 6 months. Ingeus is proud of what it has achieved, but standing still is not an option.

Ingeus has recently joined the Providence Service Corporation and will embark on further ambitious growth. With a turnover of $450 million USD turnover and circa 2500 employees in 150 offices over 10 countries, activities include:

•    Skills, training and education •    Justice •    The relationship between employment and health •    Child poverty and parental employment •    Debt and financial inclusion •    Housing and homelessness •    Making work pay, including the role of benefits and tax credits.

The Role
The Head of Marketing and Communications will take responsibility for leading on the development and delivery of an innovative, integrated marketing and communication strategy for Ingeus across existing and emerging markets. You will play a key role in enabling the organisation to reach its growth aspirations by broadening and deepening its relationships with key stakeholders to increase Ingeus’s reach, revenue and reputation. This new role will report to the Chief Strategy Officer and work closely with the CEO and the Global Management Board, as well key executives within the parent organisation PSC.

The Person
The Head of Marketing and Communications will have strategic marketing and communications planning experience and a deep understanding of both traditional and innovative marketing & communication strategies - as well as a proven track record of creating campaigns and initiatives that drive and increase awareness, engagement and return on investment. It is also essential that you have led PR teams, with full responsibility for reputation management, positive and negative media handling and crisis communications. Internal communications plays a large part in this position and we require you to have proven experience of a range of tools and techniques. Although not mandatory, a knowledge of outsourced public services sector and Government’s welfare reform agendas would be helpful as well as understanding the political and media environment around welfare reform and the outsourcing of public services. For more information please contact Kai Adams or Ian Black on 020 3145 3438. 

Chief Commercial Officer
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR14639
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£150,000 per annum

The Client
Our client is the one of the UK’s leading supplier of products, services and advice to the rural community. At the heart of the countryside, they appreciate the rural way of life and understand the challenges faced by all those who live and work in the rural communities. From agriculture, equine and rural business to pet, garden, clothing and energy, they reach their customers via a multichannel offer, including a number of country stores, a successful on-line operation, telephone traders and on farm through a comprehensive team of agricultural specialists. They have a unique and unrivalled position in the rural community, with specialisms, services and a comprehensive range of products across multiple sectors, underpinned by value for money, local relationships and a national retail presence.

The Role
As Chief Commercial Officer, this key role operates at Board level and has full accountability and responsibility for the Multichannel business which includes Stores, Category Management, Reward Card, Property and Online. You will be responsible for developing and delivering a compelling, leading edge multi-channel strategy that delivers sales, margin, customer numbers and customer loyalty across all channels in line with the business’s strategy and long-term objectives, whilst ensuring the customer remains at the very heart of the business. Developing a full understanding of the company’s market position, consumer trends, competitors’ positioning and analysing market data is a major part of the job.

The Person
With outstanding multichannel and ecommerce experience at a senior level, the Chief Commercial Officer will demonstrate exceptional commercial acumen, customer focus, strong brand empathy and wide scale business development experience. With an inspirational leadership style, you will ensure the delivery of great results in a business committed to growing in size over the next five years. Ambitious, energetic and keen to make your mark, you will have experience in a multichannel business including B2B and B2C, probably within the retail sector with demonstrable experience and success around CRM and customer service. For further information, please contact William Richards at Green Park on 0207 399 4300

Capital Modelling Consultant
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
SS14451
Location:
London
Salary:
£80 - £95k per annum

The Client
Our client is a global professional services consulting group which is experiencing significant growth through their external model, and is looking to appoint an actuarial consultant.

The Role
The Capital Modelling Consultant will be expected to be involved in a wide variety of assignments, ranging from working with clients to improving the performance of their business through capital modelling. Our client is specifically looking for experienced capital modelling actuaries who have either been working in a company or as a consultant advising companies. The Capital Modelling Consultant will have responsibility for: • Providing a commercial perspective and suggest practical solutions to clients for optimisation and streamlining of their internal controls, processes and capital modelling data flows and manage teams to implement these solutions • Being highly aware of market and regulatory developments and be pro-active in identifying the challenges and opportunities they create and helping clients to strategically position themselves in a changing market place • Having extensive experience with one or more of the major market capital modelling software packages and the implementation of a capital model in a practical business environment

The Candidate
To Capital Modelling Consultant must have: • Strong knowledge of the general insurance industry built up from at least 2 years • The ability to apply your knowledge in practical and commercial situations • Excellent communication skills • Experience of managing people, projects and client relationships • A solid academic track record, ideally a degree in Actuarial Science or a quantitative subject, and good progress towards a recognised actuarial qualification

Programme Manager
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
PH14592
Location:
London
Salary:
Up to £140,000 + benefits
Duration:
24 month contract

The Client
My client is a well-known global organisation which is embarking on a strategic system replacement and business operating model reorganisation programme.

The Role
The role of the Programme Manager is focused on the management and coordination of all service development projects associated with this EMEA wide initiative - including all aspects of change management - specifically to: • apply and deliver all Programme Management disciplines to ensure synchronicity of work-streams • provide direct quality assurance and governance across multiple countries for all agreed elements of the programmes • have overall responsibility / accountability for the projects and initiatives • act as the key owner and coordinator of communication and stakeholder management milestones • shape and manage the overall Programme Plan(s) for all work streams, associated systems and process dependencies in the business, as well as aspects of change management activities required for the success of this Programme • own the quality and success measures of the programme, and be directly responsible for Quality Assurance of all workstreams, including the systems replacement stream.

The Ideal Candidate
The successful Programme Manager will possess the following attributes: • experience of working on a programme with a large market cap company which could include banking, retail, business services, property, telecoms and consumer • experience of running complex international programmes • exceptional interpersonal skills to manage a challenging stakeholder community • experience of running multidisciplinary teams • involvement in a systems implementation from start to finish

Head of Sales Delivery
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14467
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive salary

The Client
Our client is a global professional body.

The Role
This global professional body has an ambitious but challenging growth agenda to achieve the execution of its 2020 strategy. A fundamental aspect of this will be driving efficient and effective sales performance. The Head of Sales Delivery will have responsibility for leading the Sales Delivery team which will focus on growing members (e.g. promoting the qualification and profession). The team drives the creation and supports the execution of targeted sales plans across the markets to ensure targets are met (the plans include b2b and b2c sales activity).

The Candidate
The Head of Sales Delivery will possess the following essential experience: • Experience of leading sales/business development and client management teams within a multinational organisation (i.e., B2B business development leadership). • Experience of re-engineering sales teams to drive performance. • Evidence of improving performance across all aspects of sales and client management processes. • Experience of collaborating with business functions to shape propositions and go-to-market strategies. • Working knowledge of SFA and CRM solutions used for B2B sales and ability to work with large and complex dynamic databases. • Beneficial to have experience of analytical research and competitor intelligence. • Excellent analytical/numeracy skills with the ability to interpret data and to summarise information to enable effective decision making. • The ability to be an effective communicator at all levels both internally and externally is essential as is a track record in building and developing trust and confidence across the organisation, through stakeholder engagement and influencing senior level management teams. For further information or for an informal discussion please contact Jaimi Keemer on jaimi.keemer@green-park.co.uk or 020 7399 3993.

Insurance Consultant
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
SS14447
Location:
London
Salary:
£80k - £85k per annum

The Client
Our client is a middle tier professional consultancy that has experienced growth in their client portfolio.

The Role
The successful Insurance Consultant will perform the following functions: • Model reserving and capital estimates • Build framework and maintaining excel models • Perform data analysis to parameterise models • Draft review and deliver management investment reports • Maintain up to date industry knowledge of legislation and programme analysis

The Candidate
The Insurance Consultant requires experience of model validation, reserving and capital management experience - FIA / FFA qualified or equivalent.

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