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

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.

Capital Modelling Director
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
SS14437
Location:
London
Salary:
£250k - £300k depending on package

The Client
Our client is a global consulting group which is experiencing significant growth and is looking to appoint a senior member within their capital modelling team. The Capital Modelling Director 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. They are specifically looking for experienced capital modelling actuaries who have either been working in a company or as a consultant advising companies.

The Role
The Capital Modelling Director 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 • Showing leadership in developing the capital modelling offering for our clients, identifying upcoming areas of demand driven by regulatory and market trends and actively targeting clients and leading proposals

The Candidate
The Capital Modelling Director must have: • Strong knowledge of the general insurance industry built up from at least 5 years of experience • 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

Interim Programme Director
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
NC14398
Location:
London
Salary:
Up to £715 per day
Duration:
6 months +

The Client
Our client is Central Government Agency.

The Interim Assignment
The main duties of the Interim Programme Director include:

• Direct a team / teams involved in the design and development of a programme/programmes of initiatives;

• Develop clear requirements for products and services to enable the delivery of the programme(s);

• Lead the delivery, implementation and planning of the projects and initiatives within their operational programme(s), delivering products and milestones as required;

• Ensure the programme(s)’s benefits are realised;

• Ensure that programmes are delivered on time and to budget;

• Lead, manage and develop their team in its contribution to the achievement of the departments objectives and provide clear direction and support in the development and delivery of its products;

• Ensure progress is monitored, risks identified and appropriate mitigation against non-delivery is invoked.

The Interim Programme Director reports to the Director of People, Strategy and Change and is a key member of the Agency’s senior leadership team. Key responsibilities include:

• Providing clear leadership and direction on the Agency’s change programme (the Agency Blueprint) and driving implementation.

• Ensuring that the programme delivers a coherent capability, achieves its strategic outcomes and realises its benefits

• Establishing the programme’s governance arrangements and ensuring appropriate assurance is in place

• Developing viable and robust business cases to secure the resources required to set up and run the programme, and fund the transition activities so that the desired benefits are realised

• Allocating the resources and finances allocated to the programme in an effective manner, making strategic and risk based choices as required.

• Developing and maintaining constructive relationships with key senior stakeholders to ensure their support and keep them engaged and informed.

• Devising and delivering mitigations to address key strategic risks facing the programme

• Maintaining alignment of the programme with the organisation’s strategic direction

• Building the programme organisation and ensuring its effectiveness, including developing and embedding change management methods / discipline and organisation design.

• Designing and planning the phasing and implementation of large scale organisational change, including preparing leaders and teams effectively for change.

• Planning and implementing comprehensive solutions to complex business challenges - often with many interdependencies.

Key deliverables for the first half of the 14/15 financial year key deliverables include: Creating a Blueprint Change Plan which builds on existing planning and decisions to cover: next 3 financial years, dependencies mapped, benefits and costs, capabilities required.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Programme Director must possess:

• Significant experience of successful leadership and coordination of change/transformation in a complex organisation at a senior level

• The experience, drive and personal credibility to manage Board level stakeholders, negotiate solutions and drive activity.

• Experience of developing workable yet innovative solutions and practical implementation for strategic change, including managing dependencies

• Experience of managing and controlling substantial budgets/resources/funding and an understanding of financial management procedures

• Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner Level

UK HR Director (HRD)
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
WR14117
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £85k

The Client
Our client is a leading online business who are looking for a new UK Director. With a global proposition, the business operates in over a dozen countries, with almost 10 million worldwide members. With sales growing every year and a proven and highly profitable business model they are a fast-paced, international and an exciting place to work in a collaborative and challenging team environment.

The Role
The UK HR Director will work alongside the Group HR Director to ensure that the HR strategy fully supports the overall global business and L&D strategies. Collaborating with the UK HR Managers and UK MD, you will ensure consistency in the People Plan approach and implementation. Rolling out the plan covering talent, reward, culture compensation and compliance, this role will support all departments with HR guidance.

The Candidate
You will be an energetic, self-confident individual who enjoys a frank, open and honest work place. With experience in retail, hospitality or leisure, you will have solid experience of operating in a fast-paced environment with expertise of hands on HR team leadership.

Group Head of Talent Management
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR14404
Location:
South East
Salary:
Salary on application

The Client
Our client is a global leader in the laboratory services, measurement standards, reference materials, genomics and proficiency testing market places. They are one of the world’s largest private provider of forensic science, helping the criminal justice system through expert analysis of biological, chemical and physical samples. They also provide reference materials, proficiency testing, genomic and analytical products and services which underpin the safety, health and security of the public for customers in the pharmaceuticals, agricultural bioscience, food and environment, government and academia, security and sports markets. They operate out of 22 countries, with laboratories and centres across Europe and the US, as well as sites in Brazil, China and India. They are majority-owned by a Private Equity company.

The Role
Reporting to the Group HR Director, the Group Head of Talent is a newly created and pivotal role, and the successful applicant will be joining the company at an exciting time of change. As a key member of the HR management team, this individual will have full responsibility for developing and supporting an effective talent management process encompassing performance management and career development planning. They will grow and enhance the learning and development offering across the organisation globally - working with Business Leaders and HR Managers/Business Partners to identify OD and L and D interventions which impact commercially, improve business performance, and are aligned to talent management and performance management activities.

The Candidate
The Group Head of Talent Management will possess excellent communication skills and ability to relate to all levels of the business. You must be fluent in English with familiarity of with working in a global matrix structure. You will possess a degree in an area of business management or HRM and / or professional HR / L&D qualification and have either worked in a talent management role or in an organisation that has talent management embedded across the organisation. With an HR generalist background, you will have some exposure to identifying and managing development providers and be trained and accredited in the use and interpretation of psychometric assessment. You will possess experience of working with management teams in a multi site/multi business environment and be able to demonstrate commercial and financial awareness. For further details please enter the password LGC14404 at the following dedicated client microsite: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/14404

Interim Associate Commercial Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14399
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£450 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is a leading NHS community service provider which is looking to employ an interim Associate Commercial Director for a period of 6 months.

The interim Assignment

The successful interim Associate Commercial Director will be responsible for leading on identification of new activity, income streams and business opportunities to further develop the Trust, with a focus on growth and income generation. You will be responsible for increasing the commercial confidence and secure the ongoing viability of the organisation, through the development of business cases and tenders for the delivery of new services and the maintenance of existing services. The post-holder will ensure that business opportunities are maximised within a robust contractual framework, whilst maintaining positive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The interim Associate Commercial Director will also lead the development and implementation of the organisation’s Business Development Strategy, Partnerships Strategy, Innovation Plan, Charitable Funds Plan and Investment Policy, to ensure the sustained growth and development of patient care services.

The Interim Associate Commercial Director

The successful interim Associate Commercial Director will have operated in a business development function in the healthcare environment with demonstrable experience of business development through competitive tendering. You will also have experience of contract award, successful bid management, leading bid teams and experience of business strategy and planning. Applicants should also have experience of Mergers and Acquisitions.

Interim Deputy Director of Finance
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14383
Location:
East of England
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is a leading CCG which is looking to appoint an interim Deputy Director of Finance for a period of 6 months.

The Interim Assignment

The successful interim Deputy Director of Finance will be responsible for supporting the Chief Finance Officer and the Chief Operating Officer in the development of efficient and effective Commissioning while providing robust financial systems and ensuring budgetary control and reporting processes are in place.

The Interim Deputy Director of Finance will also be responsible for the overseeing the statutory CCG Financial and Management Accounting functions while ensuring that the CCG has the capability, capacity and resources to execute its statutory financial responsibilities. Lastly the successful interim will support the Chief Finance Officer in negotiating, contracting and performance managing, primary, secondary and tertiary care providers, taking a lead role for agreed healthcare providers.

The Interim Deputy Director of Finance

The successful Interim Deputy Director of Finance must be CCAB qualified, will have demonstrable experience in the NHS and will preferably have worked in a commissioning organisation. Applicants will also be able to demonstrate experience of managing a large NHS Finance team and deputising for the FD when necessary.

Director of Strategy & Brand
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14357
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a global professional services body with an ambitious growth strategy.

The role
Our client is looking for a Director of Strategy & Brand to join the senior management team, responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the Strategy and Brand teams whose role it is to develop, deliver and monitor the strategic direction, voice and personality of the organisation. The post holder’s remit will include the following functions: strategy implementation, brand strategy and research, public relations, and publishing.

The Candidate
The Director of Strategy & Brand will possess the following essential experience: • educated to degree level or equivalent and holds a professional marketing qualification, MBA or equivalent • Substantial experience in roles which require a global organisation-wide, cross-functional strategic perspective on issues and challenges. • Passionate, creative, strategic individual who has extensive direct experience of managing, building and maintaining global brands. • significant experience of interacting with, influencing and working directly with executive boards or equivalent • significant experience working across all levels of a global enterprise, with demonstrated skill at building relationships • excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and external contacts and clients • a consultative approach to management with the ability to work in partnership with other teams and direct reports, but with the ability to lead change and introduce innovation • a highly-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic individual who is able to work with minimum supervision and with the ability to meet strict deadlines • excellent written and oral communication skills For further information or for an informal discussion please contact Jaimi Keemer on jaimi.keemer@green-park.co.uk or 020 7399 3993. The closing date for applications is: 28 March 2014.

Director of Marketing & Acquisition
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14356
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a global professional services body with an ambitious growth strategy.

The Role
Our client is looking for a Director of Marketing & Acquisition to join the senior management team. The post holder will have responsibility for leading the corporate Marketing team and ensuring that ‘in-market’ marketing and acquisition/sales plans are developed and executed effectively and efficiently to accelerate growth. The area will bring together performance insights, with marketing and sales to achieve business targets. The Director will have responsibility for all corporate marketing, promoting research and insights policy work, managing the social media sites and marketing to members.

The Candidate
The Director of Marketing & Acquisition will possess the following essential experience: • Experience of operating at senior leadership level, and leading a significant Marketing function in a B2C and B2B environment within a multinational organisation. • Strong understanding of the overall digital marketing ecosystem, including channel specific best practice, technology and data solutions. • Expertise in direct response performance marketing, acquisition and optimisation techniques. • Current working knowledge of marketing campaign optimisation. • Working knowledge of major online analytics and testing platforms such as Google Analytics and Visual Web Optimiser or similar. • Highly analytical and data-driven mind. • 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. • Educated to degree level with a professional qualification in marketing, MBA or equivalent. For further information or for an informal discussion please contact Jaimi Keemer on jaimi.keemer@green-park.co.uk or 0207 399 3993. The closing date for applications is 28th March 2014.

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