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

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.

Interim Category Director – General Merchandise
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14445
Location:
London
Salary:
£850 per day
Duration:
6 months (temp to perm available)

The Client
Green Park is currently partnering a household retail market leader with revenues in the billions, specialising in general merchandise across multiple brands. With the firm’s continued success and growth we are now assisting with the expansion of their category teams within one of their leading brands (revenue over £1billion for this brand alone), we are seeking an established Interim Category Director to assist with their new alignment.

The Interim Assignment
With your proven career in general merchandise category management, you will be basing your business decisions with deep customer understanding in mind, as the Senior Category Manager role is accountable for driving top line sales and profit / revenue well above market growth rates. You will need to provide engaging category user experiences for customers and match the considerable demand that our clients brand generates - you will have gained this experience with a proven career within General Merchandise retailing.

The Interim Manager
The required candidate will need to have proven Senior Category experience within a national retailer, with revenues exceeding £500million in a head of / category director position within general merchandise. You will need to have proven experience of interim management and be based within a commutable distance to London. 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14536
Location:
London
Salary:
Salary on application

The Client
Our client is a successful and innovative charity, determined to build on its long history to improve lives and communities. They are looking for a superb, enterprising Chief Executive.

The Role
Working directly with a highly engaged Board of Trustees, the new Chief Executive will show initiative and flair in leading the charity towards their following ambitions: 1. They are proud to be a major landlord, providing housing for older people of limited means. They want to expand this role and hope to embark shortly on a project to build new almshouses. They also want to meet the needs of future generations and create housing which is connected to the wider community. 2. They invest their endowment capital and use the income to make grants to organisations meeting local needs. They want the funds to create the maximum sustainable impact: helping to build strong communities and tackle isolation and poverty. They are prepared to look for new and ground-breaking ways to invest in their area to create maximum benefit. The Chief Executive will lead and shape a small team to bring about imaginative investment in the community. You will have excellent influencing skills to engage with partners and other organisations in local government, and in the private and voluntary sectors.

The Ideal Candidate
Candidates must have experience of leading, developing innovative strategies and ensuring performance against agreed objectives. The most successful candidates will have the ability to take timely commercial decisions on large, complex and often sensitive projects, the ability to negotiate well through a changing process and the entrepreneurial flair to ensure the charity remains adaptable as well as effective. Experience of property development with multiple stakeholders, loan finance and local authority involvement would be highly desirable.

Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Retail Fashion Specialist
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14609
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1400 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering an established pan-European retailer through an exciting next stage on their journey and growth by appointing an Interim CIO - Retail Fashion Specialist to take control of a system implementation and upgrade across 300 stores, multi-country.

The Interim Assignment
This role will be pivotal in driving organisational technology decisions while delivering a bulky system implementation / upgrade predominantly within a Microsoft dynamics environment. However, it will involve a raft of legacy systems. You will have full view of the organisation and engagement with the board / senior leadership team and be responsible for agenda and delivery of the finished article. It will be an incredibly hands on assignment and involve European travel. In addition to this implementation and upgrade, you will also have oversight of the technology functions. You will be responsible for providing professional guidance on all aspects of IT operations to the IT management team whilst reporting measured information to the business on the status of all operational issues in a format appropriate to the audience.

The Interim Manager
This is an opportunity for an established seasoned Interim CIO with change and retail fashion experience to see such an implementation through from ‘cradle to grave’. You will need to have proven experience within Microsoft dynamics as well as large multi-site fashion retailers, ideally multi-country.

*** We will not consider applications without multi-site retail exposure within a medium sized enterprise. ***

Interim Group Treasury Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14362
Location:
London
Salary:
Up to £1200 per day
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Green Park is proud to be representing a household client within the retail industry who are about to embark on a major business restructure. Due to this they now require assistance with an interim Director of Treasury.

The Interim Assignment

The interim Director of Treasury will be a dynamic individual that will help drive value by providing thoughtful, strategic leadership and financial expertise within the Treasury and Finance organisations. This position will have a wide range of responsibilities, including assisting with the capital markets, funding, credit, risk management, banking, treasury operations, payment and merchant card processing. They will need proven experience within complicated corporate treasury who has the ability to own and drive the full treasury operation.

The Interim Manager

The successful interim Director of Treasury will need to be a proven corporate treasury expert with experience in both listed and privately owned organisations, private equity exposure would also be suffice. The role will be based predominantly in Central London however may require limited travel.

Ombwdsmon Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus Cymru
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT14271
Location:
Wales
Salary:
£140k per annum

Os cewch eich penodi yn Ombwdsmon Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus Cymru, byddwch yn ymchwilio i gwynion gan y cyhoedd am anghyfiawnder neu anawsterau y maent wedi’u hwynebu yn sgil camweinyddu neu ddiffygion o ran gwasanaethau a ddarperir gan gyrff cyhoeddus yng Nghymru. Mae’r cyrff hyn yn cynnwys Llywodraeth Cymru; llywodraeth leol, gan gynnwys cynghorau cymuned; y Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol, gan gynnwys meddygon teulu; landlordiaid cymdeithasol cofrestredig; ac ystod o gyrff cyhoeddus eraill. Byddwch yn cefnogi unigolion sydd wedi wynebu anghyfiawnder ac yn gweithio i sicrhau’r canlyniad gorau posibl os bydd achos o anghyfiawnder. Drwy eich gwaith, byddwch yn helpu i hyrwyddo safonau uchel ym ywyd cyhoeddus a gwella parhaus mewn safonau gwasanaethau cyhoeddus yng Nghymru. Yn ogystal â b od yn benderfynol o hyrwyddo hawliau dinasyddion cyffredin, bydd gennych sgiliau rhyngbersonol, sgiliau dadansoddi a sgiliau cyfathrebu cadarn. M ae annibyniaeth barn hefyd yn ofynnol. Mae t ystiolaeth o b rofiad o ddylanwadu a c hyd-drafod ar lefel uwch yn hanfodol. Byddai gwybodaeth am lywodraeth leol a/ neu’r Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol yn fantais glir. To view this advert in English, please click here: http://www.green-park.co.uk/jobs/view/boards-placement-14271-public-services-ombudsman/

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT14256
Location:
East Europe
Salary:
Competitive

Exciting changes are happening to the way that the local NHS health services are commissioned, planned and designed for people in Luton, with the CCG giving the system leadership to drive these forward. We work closely with partners, stakeholders, clinicians, Luton residents, patients, service users and carers, listening and acting on their views in an open and transparent way. We work very closely with Luton Borough Council and have committed to the Luton integration programme ‘Better Together’. The CCG have taken over many of the responsibilities that were previously performed by the primary care trust, NHS Luton. We plan, organise and purchase NHS funded health care for the people of Luton. We are looking to recruit a Chief Finance Officer to join our senior leadership team. The CFO will provide professional financial leadership and business advice. In partnership with the CCG Board, the CFO will develop the financial strategy, ensure effective systems are in place to manage budgets and put in place an effective performance management framework to monitor, predict and manage risks to financial and non financial performance. You will be a confident leader who will ensure the function is an effective business partner providing strategic advice to the broader organisation. Operating in a challenging financial environment you will need to have experience of working in a complex organisation at or near Board Level. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant communication, negotiation and relationship building skills. Whilst not essential, experience of working with clinicians or an NHS organisation would be highly desirable. If you feel that you have the experience that we are looking for and have the passion and desire to lead Luton CCG to future success then please visit our microsite for further details, including how to apply: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/lutonccg If you would like to discuss further, please contact one of our retained executive search consultants for a confidential discussion: Andrea Bainger or Anna Baines-Holmes on 0207 399 3993.

Interim Senior Programme / Change Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14382
Location:
London
Salary:
£750 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park has been instructed by one of the leading UK’s leading retail / consumer firms to assist with a global business transformation.

The Interim Assignment
Our client requires an established interim Senior Programme / Change Lead to assist the programme team with their transformation project. This assignment will surround implementing new initiates throughout the global group, re-defining structure, exploring new markets, new retail concepts and customer journey / experience. This role will have senior stakeholder exposure both at group and country level.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Senior Programme / Change Lead will need to have a proven Programme / Business change background within a retail or consumer environment where customer exposure and journey is displayed (This can not be within retail financial services or an IT change environment). Proven experience at Board / MD / CEO level will also be required.

Interim Group HR Director
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
SW14415
Location:
Africa
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
6 months +

The Client

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

The Interim Assignment

Our client is looking to recruit a robust and hands-on Interim Group HR Director to join them for an initial six month basis with the remit to establish a stronger Human Resource function.

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim 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.

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