Executive Search

At Green Park, we leave no stone unturned – and that includes the cornerstone of organisational success. Securing the best talent may have once been an infrastructural obstacle but with Green Park, it’s more achievable than ever.

To remain at the top of our game, we must adapt to new trends and develop innovative ways to remain fresh and accessible. We pride ourselves on our executive search methodologies and bespoke hybrid solutions including social media, talent mapping and fresh business intelligence. And just when you think you’ve got us pinned, we go on to surpass your expectations once more with innovative new products such as optimised microsites for the visually impaired.

BESPOKE SOLUTIONS
There is no ‘one size fits all’ and our unique, empathetic approach reflects this. We treat our clients as individuals and work in partnership with them to meet the specific criteria of each role, candidate requirements and cultural aspects of the organisation.

Our curiosity is one of our greatest assets as it enables us to gain a true understanding of what’s best for your business, then use our expertise to bring change and benefits. The result? A thoroughly considered, practical solution that’s both functional and flexible right now and in the future.

RESEARCH DRIVEN APPROACH
At Green Park, we go deeper. We delve right down into every minute detail of your organisation to ensure optimum success for your infrastructure. Our evidence-based search and selection process is supported by a ‘best of breed’ research function with years of experience delivering sensitive, senior leadership roles.

Our in-house research team are carefully managed to deliver good quality business intelligence and represent our clients with pace, precision and process, undertaking target driven research campaigns and delivering high level searches across industries and functions.

During every search assignment, our research team works out a bespoke market mapping project plan reporting to the lead consultant regularly on progress. In short, we keep you updated and keep the lines of communication open to strengthen our connection and your trust.

FLEXIBILITY
‘Corporate’ has become somewhat of a controversial word in business. It’s become associated with dull, robotic meaning and not fully trusted for its authenticity or passion behind its machine-like cogs. That’s where Green Park differs. We have the time, infrastructure and inclination to listen carefully to our customers, provide thoughtful evidence based commercial feedback, and then base our executive resourcing solutions around a project plan that suits them best.

But don’t take our word for it. Our clients often comment that we’re not only quicker to respond and deliver solutions than our competitors but can also adapt our process and pricing solutions to fit their needs.

EXPERTISE
Fresh perspectives and new ideas are what we’re all about at Green Park. To that end, we decided on something pretty radical when we started up. But as you’d expect from us, there’s logical reasoning behind this courageous move.

We chose from the off not to be ‘all things to all people’: we know what we’re good at and would rather be experts in specific markets than average Joe in every market. Our teams have detailed knowledge and experience of their markets and can anticipate market trends, conditions, value propositions, and, most importantly, the market’s most talented executives.

Join us and you’ll be partnering with a senior consultant from start to finish benefitting from the added value their expertise can bring.

Track Record

Chief Executive
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT5911
Location:
London

Chief Executive, Croydon Council

Croydon is London’s growth borough

The borough has £9billion of investment firmly in the pipeline, has attracted a rapidly growing technology industry, and is seeing an explosion of house building and office construction. The planned regeneration of the main shopping complex is at the centre of this growth, and, once complete, will see Croydon firmly positioned as the retail heart of the south-east. Our entrepreneurial spirit is also driving the borough to become London’s fastest-growing economic centre.

As one of London’s largest, most populated and diverse boroughs, Croydon has more residents and businesses than most UK cities. It is home to a vast, energetic, cultural blend of different communities spread across wards that range from the densely built-up urban landscape of the north, through to the leafy suburbs of the south.

We are looking for an experienced, bold leader who will deliver on our promises to residents and businesses alike. This is why our new chief executive must be able to influence at a local, regional and national level, act as a great ambassador for both the council and the borough, and continue our journey from good to great.

Croydon ensures fairness and equal opportunities throughout its workforce and in service delivery. The council welcomes applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

For further information and to apply, please visit:
http://green-park-jobs.co.uk/croydon or contact Andrea Trainer or Jo Morey on 020 3145 3434.

Closing date: Friday 20 May 2016.

Legal Counsel
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR5924
Location:
London

Client description

Green Park are thrilled to be partnering a rapidly growing lifestyle brand, based in London.

Due to rapid growth of the store-estate, the opportunity has arisen for a Legal Counsel to report to the European Managing Director and to take responsibility for the legal department in the UK.

Assignment description

The role will lead legal in the UK region. The role will initially focus heavily on commercial property, in the form of lease negotiations, property contracts, etc. to support a rapid store expansion programme. Subsequently, the role will expand into a generalist remit and knowledge bank within the global organisation.

Candidate description

You will be an experienced Legal Counsel with over 8 years’ experience and strong experience operating within a multi-site business and with an appreciation of the legal complexity in the opening of new sites, whether the experience is within retail, leisure or hospitality. You will also have a broader understanding of the remit and responsibilities of a generalist Legal Counsel.

For more information, please contact us.

Executive Director of Finance, Planning and Performance
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA5845
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £100,000

YMCA England
Executive Director of Finance, Planning and Performance
London

Circa £100,000

YMCA England is part of the largest and oldest youth charity in the world, helping over 58 million people in 119 countries.  We support and represent the 126 YMCAs that make up the YMCA Federation in England & Wales, helping them to realise the vision that we all share - transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive.

We support local YMCAs by promoting high standards of working, sharing best practice, and partnering with them to deliver important national projects. We give YMCAs a national voice by speaking with government, key policy makers and national media, and we represent them by advocating for the needs of young people in England.

We are now looking for a new Executive Director of Finance, Planning and Performance to further enable this important work. They will play a crucial role in ensuring the organisation meets its financial obligations while building a sustainable future for the federation. 

You will have a proven track record as a strategic thinker and an agent of change, and a commercial eye. You will bring an ability to build and embed an ambitious, future-proofed vision, combined with strong business skills and a focus on delivery. Comfortable with complexity, you will be happy to challenge and develop the organisation to bring sustained and lasting improvement. As well as top financial skills you will bring emotional intelligence, and demonstrate an understanding of how to deliver change in a federated environment.

YMCA England is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other class protected by law. Being a faith-based movement a personal commitment to the Christian faith is a Genuine Occupational Requirement.

To be considered, please submit a covering letter and CV as outlined in the microsite: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/YMCA-England.

If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact Kai Adams or Joanna Moriarty on YMCA-England@green-park.co.uk or 020 3145 3433. 

The closing date for applications is 26th May 2016.
 

Group HR Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
MB5921
Location:
UK

Our Client
Our client is a unique diversified group with a strong heritage and over 400 employees across its companies. They are founder-led and seek to welcome innovation within the function of human resources in order to complement their strong reputation for customer service.  

The Role
The role is a Group HR Director, overseeing the human resources function across our client’s companies. As such, it will be the first Group role for the organisation. 
Our client is looking for a highly-credible HR Director or Head of HR who is willing to challenge stakeholders in the name of building a unified HR strategy for the Group. 
This role operates a generalist remit and as a result, is expected to bring about improvements within fields such as reward, culture, employee experience and training. 
A key priority for the role will be the management and bringing-together of distinct cultures that operate in the subsidiary companies. 

Candidate Specification
The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of bringing about an HR strategy for an organisation or group
  • Have operated in a generalist remit for over 2 years
  • Have operated within challenging stakeholder-management circumstances (e.g. founder-led or private equity)
  • Be an individual willing to innovate within the HR function, specifically around areas such as employee experience
  • Possess gravitas and resilience 

For more information, please contact us

Commercial Specialist - Recruitment
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
JR5880
Location:
London

Role:                  Commercial Specialist, Recruitment – Crown Commercial Service

Location:            London

Salary:               In the region of 100K (more may be available for exceptional candidates)

The Government Commercial Function (GCF) is at the heart of creating the right commercial capability across the government departments and functions, and in 2014/15 created savings of more than £5.5bn. To further develop its capability it has the ambition to establish a high-performing Commercial Function with top commercial specialists creating and managing innovative, efficient and effective commercial arrangements.  The Crown Commercial Service is a component of the function, and brings together policy, an advisory function, and centralised purchasing.

The position of Commercial Specialist – Recruitment has the opportunity to materially change how Government procures recruitment related services. The Recruitment category brings together two large areas of spend within government; Permanent recruitment services and Contingent Labour. 

This is a high profile role and as such the successful candidate will have influence over a total spend of £1bn, with further opportunity to grow the footprint to other areas of Government who do not currently use the services.  The key challenge for this role will be to develop the future strategy for the Recruitment Category by working with Government departments and the marketplace to source, deliver and implement the approach.

This role requires a “thought leader” within the recruitment category and will require the post holder to work with departmental leaders and use their specialist area of experience to innovate and transform the category thinking to enable delivery of market leading commercial solutions for Recruitment services.

To be successful in this job you will be an outstanding a commercial leader with deep expertise within the Recruitment category and possess significant experience of leading and developing large category capability. In addition you will have a proven track record in leading teams at a senior and strategic level in large-scale complex organisations, developing commercial strategies, and supporting and enabling transformational change.

If you want to know more about this opportunity and selection process, please visit our microsite at www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/gcf/ or contact our advisers Green Park at gcf@green-park.co.uk or call 020 7399 3241 and speak to Julius Reeves

The closing date for applications is Monday 9th May 2016.

Director of Digital Transformation and Communication
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA5848
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive salary

Parkinson’s UK
Director of Digital Transformation and Communication


We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's. Parkinson's UK is here to make sure people have whatever they need to take back control – from information to inspiration.

We have a vision to establish a personal relationship with everyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  We want to maximise the use of technology and our position at the hub of the community of people affected, clinicians and researchers, and explore and develop strategic partnerships with a range of digital players. To achieve this ambitious plan we have created a new role in the senior leadership team; Director of Digital Transformation and Communication.

Leading a team across the charity’s digital, marketing, media, PR, editorial and creative functions the new Director will drive the cultural change required to maximise the potential of digital to transform the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s and spearhead marketing and communications to increase the reach, profile and impact of the charity.

The Director of Digital Transformation and Communication will need to have a successful track record of leading digital transformation and bring experience in marketing and communications. We need a creative thinker who is able to define and deliver the digital strategy. This needs to be someone with real passion who can inspire and motivate people across the organisation.

For further details on this exciting opportunity please visit our microsite: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/parkinsons

If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact our employment agency advisors, Green Park on parkinsons@green-park.co.uk or 020 7399 3993, and ask for Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 5 May at noon.
 

Diocesan Secretary
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA5850
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
Competitive

Diocese of Coventry
Diocesan Secretary
Coventry


The Diocese of Coventry is growing and forward-looking, with an exciting vision to develop healthy churches and thriving communities. The Diocese is now looking for a new Diocesan Secretary to serve this vision and ensure a vibrant and sustainable future.

The Diocesan Secretary will be innovative and entrepreneurial, with a passion to resource the diocese and its ambitious plans. With a track record in leadership, experience in empowering teams and a commitment to see the Church grow in strength and impact, s/he will bring a creative, ‘can-do’ approach to the development of the diocese and play a full role in its senior leadership.

For further information, please visit our microsite http://green-park-jobs.co.uk/coventry-diocese.  Alternatively, do contact our Search Partners Green Park, by calling Joanna Moriarty on 020 3145 3433 or on Coventry@green-park.co.uk.

Closing date is noon on 12th May 2016.

 

Strategic Relationship Manager – Government Commercial Function
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT5677
Location:
London
Salary:
In the region of 100K (more may be available for exceptional candidates)

Strategic Relationship Manager – Government Commercial Function
London
In the region of 100K (more may be available for exceptional candidates)


The Government Commercial Function (GCF) is at the heart of creating the right commercial capability across the government departments and functions, and in 2014/15 created savings of more than £5.5bn. To further develop its capability it has the ambition to establish a high-performing Commercial Function with top commercial specialists creating and managing innovative, efficient and effective commercial arrangements.

As a Strategic Relationship Manager you will be leading the strategic development of a differentiated and advanced partnership with the largest strategic suppliers, with total contract values exceeding £1bn. You will be responsible for analysing and understanding the complexity of the contractual arrangements and identify opportunities to further improve the service, product or increase value through a better partnership arrangement, against a full appreciation of the Government’s needs. You will work with all stakeholders who interface with the supplier to gain an overarching view of performance and be able to develop strong collaborative relationships with the senior management in the supplier organisation to be able to affect change.  

To be successful in this you will be an outstanding commercial leader and strategic thinker, with significant experience in driving the continuous development of high-value, complex procurement relationships. You will be comfortable influencing across all levels up to board level or similar, diplomatic, and confident in leading negotiations. Using your strong analytical capability you will be able quickly gain a deep understanding of the contracts and service, and identify opportunities to increase value through the relationship. Personally you need to be ambitious, committed and tenacious to take the lead with these critical contractual partnerships.

If you want to know more about this opportunity and selection process, please visit our microsite at www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/gcf/ or contact our advisers Green Park at gcf@green-park.co.uk or call 0203 145 3438 and speak to Justin Bremner.

The closing date for applications is 18 April 2016.

Metropolitan Police - HR Business Partner
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT5281
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive package

Metropolitan Police - HR Business Partner
London
Competitive package

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) employs around 31,000 officers together with about 13,000 police staff, 2,600 Police Community Support Officers and is supported by more than 5,100 volunteer police offices. In totality it covers an area of 620 square miles that has a population of 7.2 million.

The MPS is on a major journey of transformation which by 2020 will see them deliver significant cost savings achieved through wholesale change to their back office operations, and how they use technology to work smarter and share knowledge to support the front line police service in being more effective. As part of this change they are now looking for a Strategic HR Business Partner who will partner with the Executive and other stakeholder groups to resolve the business problems and identify the opportunities to deliver the change agenda that will improve organisational outcomes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working with senior stakeholders across the corporate functions such as IT and Finance functions, providing strategic and consultative services and advice that will focus on managing the “pipeline” of resources and capability for specific parts of the business. In addition they will take ownership for, and lead on the implementation of the people strategy that will build an organisational and people capability that will deliver a new way of working for the MPS.

You will be CIPD qualified (or similar accreditation) and have experience of operating on peer to peer basis at a senior level - providing guidance, insight and advice across a broad range of business and change issues - not just those that are HR led. In addition you will have the ability to grasp and interpret business strategy and the impact it has on the people capacity and capability requirements for an organisation. Experience in advising, leading and negotiating with senior stakeholders in relation to high profile programmes of work within a major blue chip environment, especially around workforce management is essential.

For further information contact Andrea Trainer or Ruth Lloyd on 07775 582 243.

Closing date for applications: Monday, 25 April 2016.

 

Head of Commercial (IT)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT5863
Location:
London
Salary:
Up to £63,000

Head of Commercial (IT)
London or Bristol
Up to £63,000


The National Crime Agency leads UK law enforcement’s fight against serious and organised crime. The NCA’s role is to disrupt and bring to justice serious and organised criminals who present the highest risk to the UK.  It has national and international reach and the mandate and powers to work in partnership with other law enforcement organisations to bring the full weight of the law to bear in cutting serious and organised crime.

As Head of Commercial (IT) you will be defining and implementing the strategic route the Agency will be taking it’s IT and Telecoms Infrastructure, working in partnership with providers, and negotiating the commercial arrangements to make this happen. You will engage and work closely on the delivery of this strategy with the IT Director and senior management team at the Agency. As Head you will lead a commercial specialist’s team to support you and the Agency through complex procurement transactions and contract management.

To be successful in this role you need to be a motivated commercial leader, comfortable leading negotiations for large strategic IT solutions considering current market trends and best practice. You should have team leadership experience too.  Ideally you will have a good appreciation of central government procurement practice and be CIPS qualified. Personally you need to driven, commercially astute and able to take the lead on managing strategic supplier relationships.

If you want to know more about this opportunity and selection process please contact Justin Bremner on 0203 145 3438 or if you wish to apply please forward your CV and a covering letter to publicsectorresponses@green-park.co.uk

Closing date: Wednesday, 20 April 2016

 

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