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

Category Director - Retail
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RF14445
Location:
London
Salary:
£100k - £120k per annum

The Client
Our client is a well-known retail operator with a number of recognisable and successful brands, which is looking to build its commercial strength, notably at Category Director level.

The Role
As part of its next phase of growth and in order to accomplish its ambitious plans, the Category Directors will deliver a strong product offering and strategy to maximise revenue and margin opportunities across the Group. You will be the driving force behind future trends and demands, assuming P&L responsibility for the commercial performance of each of the ranges. You will forecast, plan and implement effective buying strategies by category and channel, ensuring seasonal delivery of product ranges to deliver the right products at the right margin.

The Candidate
This is a fast paced, highly energetic environment where no two days are the same. The type of individual that excels here is self-motivated, but will also be motivating to all around them, able to perform the role of calming influence, demonstrating strategic thinking combined with a solution driven approach. The successful Category Directors will have experience of category management with substantial P&L responsibility, combined with the drive and hunger for growth and progression.

Director of External Affairs & Fundraising
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14397
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a major UK charity.

The Role
In order to keep making a difference each and every day, our client is undergoing a major transformation focusing on social action and volunteering programmes. The organisation is determined to remain relevant and responsive during these challenging times, which means growing its influence, impact and fundraising capability, while implementing increasingly effective, efficient business systems and sound infrastructure. None of its beneficiaries should be left behind. The Director of External Affairs & Fundraising will play an instrumental role in taking them to the next exciting stage of its journey as a highly respected social action charity with strong governance, known for the quality of its voice and action. The role will be crucial to its positioning as a UK charity and volunteering organisation of choice. Drawing on broad experience leading an incisive communications, external affairs and fundraising function, you will create the platform for CSV to engage productively with an increasingly wide range of cross-sector stakeholders, and improve the capacity to attract funds from diverse streams.

The Candidate
The Director of External Affairs & Fundraising will report to the Chief Executive and is accountable to trustees. You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills and an understanding of the charity context. You will be an accomplished communicator, and be able to draw on direct experience of proactively driving organisational impact.

Selection Process
Interested candidates can apply with a CV below or for a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer on csv@green-park.co.uk or on 020 7399 3993.To find out more about the role or selection process, please visit our microsite by clicking the link below: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/csv

Independent Chair
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
AB14434
Location:
South East
Salary:
Up to £600 per day, circa 20 working days per annum
Duration:
Three year term reviewed annually

The Client
Our client is a unitary authority wishing to appoint an Independent Chair to the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

The Role
Our client is looking for an outstanding individual with strong leadership and influencing skills and an impressive track record of chairing complex, multi-agency boards. You will bring drive, enthusiasm, focus and challenge to the role to progress our key strategic objective of ensuring the safety and welfare of children within the authority.

The Independent Chair
The successful candidate should be of sufficient standing and experience to command the support of all agencies. They will be an excellent communicator, with the presence, gravitas and ability to develop trust and respect of partners and to drive forward the ambitious work of the LSCB. Your background can be in a number of disciplines but you must be able to demonstrate a significant track record of operating at a senior level with a good understanding of safeguarding and a proven ability to work with a range of agencies, calling upon your personal authority and leadership skills. Closing date for applications is Friday 25th April

Interim Assistant Director, Adult Social Care Operations Transformation
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14184
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is a London Borough Adult Services Directorate undergoing significant and rapid transformation.

The role

Our client requires an interim Assistant Director - Adult Social Care Operations Transformation - who is fully versed in all aspects of running and transforming adult social care operations, with a proven focus and eye for detail in adult safeguarding. The service is undergoing major transformation at a rapid but sustainable pace and this interim manager will report to the Director and lead day to day operations with a wide ranging change management brief to deliver rapid and significant improvements to the service, in particular on adult safeguarding.

The candidate

It is absolutely essential that candidates applying for this Interim Assistant Director, Adult Social Care Operations Transformation role have a significant proven track record at AD or maybe Director level in both running adult care operations and delivering major service turnaround. With a focus on adult safeguarding, candidates must be able to evidence their ability to dig deep in to the detail of the service to understand where performance is poor. Given that this is an improvement role, candidates must be available to work in London five days per week. There is little or no provision for remote working in this role given the needs of the service.

Interim Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Europe
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14506
Location:
London
Salary:
£1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Green Park is partnering a household European high-street retailer who are embarking on a turnaround assignment, positioning themselves for leading growth throughout European markets.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Group CFO will be pivotal in driving strategy and implementation of road map. You will need to be a proven Chief Financial Officer from the high street with experience working in large store networks (300 +) across either fashion / apparel or general merchandise.

This organisation will be going through core business change involving process, streamlining and efficiency improvement. You will ideally have exposure of multiple European countries and be used to tight deadlines and reporting, this is a private equity backed assignment.

Your remit would be to assist the brand re-positioning, provide leadership to an established competent team growing profitability whilst displaying gravitas. This role is centred in London but requires frequent European travel.

The Interim Manager

This Interim Group CFO role would suit a well-rounded / experienced CFO from the high street, ideally within European experience however high profile UK will be suffice.

Please contact james.nash@green-park.co.uk for further information

Group HR Director
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
SW14415
Location:
Africa
Salary:
£90k - £120k per annum dependent on experience
Duration:
2 year fixed term contract

The Client
Our client is a leading food and drink manufacturer in Africa.

The Role
Our client is looking to recruit a robust and hands-on Group HR Director to join them for a fixed term 2 year contract with the remit to establish a stronger Human Resource function.

The Ideal Candidate
The successful Group HR Director will have experience of delivery within African emerging markets preferably within FMCG or manufacturing and a proven track record of building effective HR teams within businesses delivering circa $300m turnover.

Non-Executive Director (NED)
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
RR14485
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£46k per annum

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

The Chairman The successful Non-Executive Director (NED) – Audit Committee Chairman will possess the following skills and knowledge: • Qualified accountant with relevant knowledge of the insurance industry and the regulatory environment. • Up-to-date knowledge of modern accountancy techniques. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Excellent problem solving, business analysis and influencing skills. • Should have at least 8 years senior General Management experience in the UK in a medium to large sized, consumer products, manufacturing company, ideally a FTSE 250 Plc. • Have held a Chairman, CEO, MD or CFO position either at a Group or Local (UK) Board or Committee of Management level, or currently in a NED position as an Audit Chair. • Should have been a CFO in earlier career. For more information, please apply below or email ian.black@green-park.co.uk.

Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Financial Business Development Adviser
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 with some 60% of their income being 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 national federated structure.

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 into the plan. This would include looking at charging structures for local organisations within their federated structure such as HR and payroll as well as revisiting 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.

This role will also work closely with the Chief Executive in regards to withdrawing from their role as registered social housing landlord, ensuring financial viability of pension liabilities, developing sound business modelling for charitable and commercial areas while ensuring financial systems and structures fit business needs and reflect best practice.

The interim Financial and Business Development Advisor 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 Interim Manager

The ideal candidate will be of Finance Director calibre with a background in charities that operate with retail outlets. A desire and evidenced ability to get into detailed financial modelling and to robustly analyse growth plans is also essential. This is a standalone role (i.e with no operational management responsibilities) to work alongside a senior executive team and excellent Trustees to enable the organisation takes forward its income generation growth plans to the next level. Strong communication skills are essential i.e the ability to present complex financial data to high level stakeholders who do not hold accounting qualifications while applicants must be CCAB qualified and have working experience of SORP. Applicants must also have excellent knowledge of effective financial management and sustainability for not for profit organisations, a range of commercial, charitable and social enterprise business models and federated business models.

Director of Finance & Resources
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
KA14396
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a major UK charity.

The Role
In order to keep making a difference each and every day, our client is undergoing a major transformation focusing on social action and volunteering programmes. The organisation is determined to remain relevant and responsive during these challenging times, which means growing its influence, impact and fundraising capability, while implementing increasingly effective, efficient business systems and sound infrastructure. None of its beneficiaries should be left behind. The Director of Finance & Resources will play an instrumental role in taking them to the next exciting stage of its journey as a highly respected social action charity with strong governance and known for the quality of its voice and action. Leading the finance, HR and property functions, as well as outsourced IT, the Director of Finance & Resources will be essential for future growth and development. With proven ability to operate at strategic level, you will ensure a sound control environment, drive performance, and enable the charity to adapt to current and future challenges through modernised business systems and improved knowledge management.

The Candidate
The Director of Finance & Resources role reports to the Chief Executive and is accountable to trustees. You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills and an understanding of the charity context. You will be an accomplished communicator, and be able to draw on direct experience of proactively driving organisational impact.

Selection Process
Interested candidates can apply with a CV below or for a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer on csv@green-park.co.uk or on 020 7399 3993.To find out more about the role or selection process, please visit our microsite by clicking the link below: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/csv

Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
AB14503
Location:
Wales
Salary:
Circa £110,000 per annum
Duration:
Four year fixed term contract

The Client
Our client is the Welsh Government.

The Role
Qualification Wales proposes its launch in September 2015. This new statutory body, outside of Government, will lead the reform of the Welsh qualifications system. To guide Qualification Wales through its crucial early stages, we are seeking a Chief Executive (Interim) to provide high calibre strategic leadership. This senior role offers an opportunity to shape the quality assurance model for Welsh qualifications and develop the organisation’s awarding functions. As we approach September 2015, your key responsibilities will be to support the establishment of Qualification Wales, including the transfer and recruitment of staff into the new organisational structure. You will also ensure Qualifications Wales provides value for money for taxpayers and wins the support and confidence of the Welsh public. Once the body is fully established, you will act as the principal adviser to the Board of Qualifications Wales, the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales across all aspects of qualifications. As well as the Accounting Officer, with responsibility for financial control, you will be the public face of Qualifications Wales and the Principal Officer for handling cases involving the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales.

The Candidate
A proven leader, you will understand how to run a public body and build teams comprising highly qualified and motivated professionals. Also vital is experience in driving cultural change in a complex organisation. Experience in the field of qualifications and a command of the Welsh language are desirable. For further information or an informal chat about this key role, contact Andrea Bainger or Liz Holderness on 020 7399 3996.

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