Board Practice & Advisory

The highest level of your organisation deserves the highest level of resourcing expertise.

Overcoming recruitment hurdles is a speciality of ours at Green Park and our Board Practice really showcases that. By focusing exclusively on challenging areas such as timing, accuracy, equitability and transparency of process, we’re able to deliver accommodating solutions at the highest level.

But what does that mean? Quite simply, we understand that your unique business culture has to be fully understood and considered before it evolves. Our Board Practice members have the business expertise and people skills to not only direct the organisation to a more beneficial outcome but also represent the corporate and stakeholder needs and business strategy going forward.

Our Board Practice delivers solutions from the platform of a scientific, evidence-based approach to head-hunting, with a thoughtful and highly consultative approach to assignment due diligence, coupled with consideration for customer sensitivity and the enormous effect a senior level hire of this nature can have on any business.

When helping you recruit at board level (including NEDs), we understand your needs are individual as an entrepreneurial partner. We openly reject a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to board assessment, since every organisation has unique challenges, goals and priorities.

Discover a refreshing new way to recruit at this level with Green Park and you’ll get the confidentiality and security of a watertight process, coupled with the entrepreneurial flair and passion you need to find the right people for your most crucial roles. When we work on Board or NED mandates, our focus is on ‘action-orientated’ hires: people with the board level experience, attitude and passion to make a genuine and sustainable difference.

Track Record

Programmes & Development Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14658
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is The Prince’s Trust. Every year The Prince’s Trust helps change the lives of over 50,000 13 - 30 year olds.  Many are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law.  They are unemployed or at risk of exclusion from school. Through a wide range of programmes, the Trust provides opportunities for these vulnerable young people to develop confidence, learn new skills, find employment or start their own businesses.  Three in four move into work, education or training, achieving stability in their lives.  Yet, there has never been so much demand for the Trust’s services.  As such, the Trust aims to double the number of disadvantaged young people it supports per year.  There is work to be done.

The Role
To that end, the Prince’s Trust has created a critical new leadership role, aimed at sharpening its strategic focus, unifying its ways of working and increasing its impact. As part of the Senior Management Team, the Programmes & Development Director will take a strategic lead in aligning the funding, planning, delivery and performance of the organisation.  Their interventions will result in better use of funding, timely decision-making and clearer deliverables.  In addition, the role will be responsible for the design and accreditation of the Trust’s programmes, the research and evaluation of our work, assessing public policy implications and influencing appropriately, and the organisation’s transformation map.

The Candidate
In order to match the ambition of the Trust, candidates will bring considerable proven senior management experience in organisations of similar size or complexity, and will have led substantial and sustainable change.   Leading a team of 50, they will be commercially, operationally and politically astute, and possess the ability to network with and influence senior stakeholders in the public, private and voluntary sectors. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate that they are connected and sympathetic to the unique challenges that face The Prince’s Trust.

How to Apply
1. Click here to download further details on the role including how to apply
2. If you would like a conversation about the role please contact Jaimi Keemer on 020 7399 3993 or email princestrust@green-park.co.uk
3. Register / login to our site and apply below. 

General Counsel
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14659
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is Ingeus UK.

The Role
Ingeus is a leading provider of the Work Programme, the Government’s flagship initiative to tackle long-term unemployment, in addition to a range of other employability programmes. As well as helping its clients find suitable lasting work, Ingeus also offer a cost-free recruitment service to businesses from all industries and of all sizes - from small, local enterprises to large multinationals. Ingeus has recently joined the Providence family. The General Counsel will be a key member of the Senior Management and have a dual reporting line to the Corporate General Counsel of Providence and the Global Chief Executive Officer of Ingeus. They will be responsible for providing legal counsel on all legal & compliance requirements which impact the Ingeus business across the countries in which it operates, establish risk and compliance standards and undertake company secretary duties as required.

The Candidate
Knowledge / experience:

•    Qualified lawyer •    Eight to ten years related legal/compliance experience, preferably within a corporate setting

Essential Skills, attributes and experience:

•    Demonstrated leadership skills •    Creative and innovative thinking together with problem solving abilities •    Demonstrated ability to effectively express viewpoints and make decisions, work in a fast paced environment under multiple priorities and deadlines, and build relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and work styles •    Outstanding interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal •    Results driven with demonstrated track record of initiating action and striving for continuous improvement •    Demonstrates strong commercial experience in leading on various transactions such as acquisitions, joint ventures, negotiating large scale contracts •    Ability to effectively manage risk while maximising commercial opportunities •    Analytical and adept at solving complex legal issues •    High degree of professionalism and integrity with ability to handle confidential information appropriately

For more information please visit: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/ingeus/

Global Director of Digital IT & Analytics
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR14672
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
€130,000 per annum

The Client
Our client is an international fashion company that designs clothes and accessories for men, women and children. The company’s collections and accessories are sold in over 250 owned retail stores, department stores, chain stores, specialist stores and nearly 300 franchise stores. They are on a mission to define and implement a truly global omni-channel vision with a clear 3 year roadmap.

The Position
Reporting to the Global VP, Digital and CRM, the Global Director of Digital IT & Analytics will support the brand through accomplishing the formulation and implementation of a global digital platform, translating into a seamless brand & shopping experience; an integrated digital commercial strategy; a robust and cost effective digital consumer value proposition and an integrated digital Go-to-Market process to ensure flawless execution. You will define the strategic and tactical digital roadmap by providing technology leadership for the end-to-end digital consumer experience, partaking and contributing to all cross-channel and omni-channel initiatives. Consulting with the IT management team to ensure that all digital technologies and enhancements are in line with the enterprise architecture, you will develop a robust consumer journey, marketing analytics roadmaps and delivering actionable insights. You will lead the project management of the digital platform project across all areas including technical architecture, design, development and delivery.

The Person
With solid digital IT and analytics experience - preferably for a fashion pure-player or iconic omni-channel fashion brand - you will drive an organisational culture that instils focus on customer satisfaction and profitability by continuously improving services, processes, systems and collaborative capabilities. Able to think through problem solutions, sell cooperative solution agendas and integrate internal/external efficiencies, you will have a proven track record of success with metric-driven results. With strong coordination and multitasking skills, you will have the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks of various complexities. Experience in leading enterprise ecommerce platforms such as Demandware, Hybris, etc. and analytical tools such as Omniture and E-crm tools are necessary. For further information, please contact William Richards at Green Park on 020 7399 4300.

Non Executive Director (NED)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA27381
Location:
South West
Salary:
£12,687 per annum for 3 days per month

The Client
Our client is South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The Role
As the NHS continues to undergo significant transformation, we are offering an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing organisation with a real focus on people’s experience, and to play a key role in shaping the future of South Devon’s health economy. We are now looking for a new Non-Executive Director to complement the skills of the existing Board, help keep the Trust in the vanguard of developments in the NHS, and equip them for the more integrated service environment that is evolving in their community.

The Person
With a demonstrable record of leadership and personal achievement within an organisation of significant budgets and complexity, you will understand the setting in which a Foundation Trust operates. In becoming part of this ambitious organisation, which is actively pursuing a strategic change programme, you will bring appropriate senior or board level experience and strategic acumen in at least one of the following areas: clinical, commercial, community. Your insight, judgement and ability to challenge constructively will be invaluable in contributing to the development of the Trust’s strategy, while your capacity to horizon scan will help mould our vision and ensure long term sustainability during times of significant change. To be eligible you must live in the Trust’s South Devon catchment area.

Further Information
More details on the roles, catchment area and how to apply can be found at www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/southdevon

Deadline for Applications
10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Interim Marketing Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14635
Location:
London
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client description
Our client is a leading global fashion brand.

Assignment description
Due to the expansion of their group marketing function, our client is seeking an Interim Group Marketing Director for a period of 6 months. This role will be pivotal in driving marketing change throughout the organisation, predominantly surrounding the forthcoming Autumn / Winter seasons. You will be handling execution of these seasons in addition to leading the global multi-channel marketing plan for the remainder of this calendar year. You will also be solely responsible for the marketing function whilst the expansion and restructure takes place - these duties will include coaching, developing and leading the function in addition supporting resourcing and induction of new team members.

Candidate Description
This is an opportunity for an established, seasoned Interim Marketing Director who has worked within fashion and apparel previously - with understanding of seasons and alignment to a multi-channel marketing plan. You will need to be pragmatic, confident and an experienced Marketing Director displaying instant gravitas and engagement with stakeholders, peers as well as reports. Please note it is imperative that you come from a retail fashion / apparel background, our client will not consider applications from other backgrounds. 

Interim ERP Programme Implementation Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14631
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1200 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a pan-European technology business through a major business transformation by appointing an Interim ERP Programme Implementation Director to deliver a cradle to grave implementation.

The Interim Assignment
This Interim ERP Programme Implementation Director will be pivotal in driving organisational change by implementing the new ERP system throughout the European organisation. You will have full view of the organisation and engagement with the senior leadership team, be responsible for agenda and delivery of the ERP, It will be an incredibly hands on assignment and will involve European travel. The ERP system has been decided upon however we will consider multiple ERP backgrounds to handle this programme.

The Interim Manager
This is an opportunity for an established seasoned Interim ERP Programme Implementation Director with multiple experiences of pan-European implementations.

*We will not consider applications without multiple proven ERP implementations within medium sized enterprises *

Interim Director / Head of Data
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH27381
Location:
North West
Salary:
£1000 - £1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a large financial services organisation who have a requirement for an interim data management specialist.

The Interim Assignment
The role is part of the evolution of data management and will be critical in creating a single source of data for the business. The role will involve the following: •    Scoping out the size of the issues •    Understanding the requirements •    Creating the strategy for the data management •    Working with he business to understand what needs to be actioned •    Managing and implementing the quick wins •    Putting in place the governance to ensure the data is being inputted correctly •    Ensuring everyone is aware where the data needs to be reported •    Ensuring there are enough checks in place to ensure this happens •    Working closely with the business to influence a positive outcome •    Remaining firm to ensure the data management is delivered •    Managing a diverse group of stakeholders across the business

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of Financial Data Management will have experience of doing a similar role in the past. Applicants must also possess: •    Financial Services experience •    several years of managing financial data •    resilience •    proven delivery capability 

Interim Chief Marketing Officer – Digital
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14522
Location:
London
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Green Park is partnering an exciting, rapidly growing retail / consumer organisation through their continued journey and growth by appointing an Interim Chief Marketing Officer to take control of the entire marketing function.

The Interim Assignment

This role will be pivotal in driving organisation marketing decisions predominantly within an e-commerce / digital environment however may involve offline traditional marketing from time to time.

Your remit will consist of having end to end marketing control – online / offline. You will have a prominent view of spend control to analyse and display return on investment.

This will include pay per click, channel advertising, brand planning, brand management and achieving the targeted measures of marketing and online promotion. It would also be beneficial for you to have experience in offline channel marketing through media.

The Interim Manager

You will need to be an established Chief Marketing Officer with thorough online / digital / e-commerce exposure within a large retail / consumer organisation, whether this is from pure play or high-street with a large online trading platform we will consider both profiles.

With Profits Committee Member
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RR14463
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£12k per annum

The Client
Our client is an Assurance Society based in the Midlands.

The Role
The role of the With Profits Committee is to assess, report on and provide clear advice and, where appropriate, recommendations to the Society Board on: • The way in which the Society’s With Profits Funds are managed and whether this is appropriately reflected in the PPFM documents; • Whether the Society is complying with the principles and practices set out in the PPFM; • Whether the Society has identified and addressed effectively the conflicting rights and interests of with profits policyholders and other policyholders or stakeholders in a way that is consistent with treating customers fairly; and • Any other issues with which the Board or Committee considers with profits policyholders might reasonably expect the Committee to be involved. The Committee is not empowered to take management decisions but acts as an advisory committee to inform the decision-making of the Society’s Board which has ultimate responsibility for managing the With Profits Fund. You will join a strong With Profits Committee and attend at least four Committee meetings per annum. In addition you will be expected to devote appropriate preparation time ahead of each meeting. You will also be available on an ad hoc basis to participate in briefings and consultation by phone or email. Your appointment will be subject to Board and regulatory approval.

The Member
The With Profits Committee Member will be an experienced individual having worked at a senior level within a financial services organisation and sat on Board or management committees. You will have a legal or customer services background, have a good understanding of with profits business, be numerate with good analytical skills and be familiar with the regulatory environment. For more information, please apply below or email ian.black@green-park.co.uk.

Interim Financial Consultant - Income Generation
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14520
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 - 9 months

The client

Our client is a £20million turnover charity. They operate nationally across multiple communities in a federated structure. Some 60% of their income is derived from retail units. As part of a recent restructure, the organisation has a new business plan which in part is aligned to increasing income generation. This will look at best practice across all types of income generation, from major donors to general fundraising and in particular will focus on driving a greater return from their retail operations right across their federated structure nationally.

The Interim Assignment

Working with the Chief Executive, Finance Director and other Directors, this is a high level, strategic finance programme to advise, guide and deliver on both current and potential business models for income generation. Having recently restructured, this is a critical part of a new three year business plan. All options for the generation and growth of income strategy need to be explored, modelled and forecast to be built in to the plan. This would include looking at charging structures for local organisations within their federated structure for services such as HR and payroll as well as more effective fundraising strategies both locally and nationally. As 60% of their income is derived from retail operations and the growth of this area is critical to the future, understanding the drivers in this area is most important.

The interim Financial Consultant will need to bring strong commercial expertise to look at their growth plans from a business modelling perspective. The three year plan needs to be sense checked in line with both their existing retail activities, and the ideal retail model for the future (for example in terms of the number of units). This is a London-based interim assignment with some national travel, for 4 - 5 days per week.

The candidate

The ideal Interim Financial Consultant is of Financial Controller or Finance Director calibre with a background in charities with retail outlets. A desire and evidenced ability to get into detailed financial modelling to robustly analyse growth plans is essential - this is a standalone role (ie with no operational management responsibilities) to work alongside a high calibre senior executive team and excellent Trustees to enable the organisation to take forward its income generation growth plans to the next level. Strong communication skills are essential - the ability to present complex financial data to high level stakeholders who do not hold accounting qualifications will be thoroughly tested.

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