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:
KA5643
Location:
London
Salary:
Six figure salary

Foundation for Training and Education in Care (FTEC)
Chief Executive
Flexible Location, Six figure salary


This is a compelling opportunity for an ambitious, entrepreneurial individual. 

The Foundation for Training and Education in Care (FTEC) is a well-funded start-up with a distinguished heritage.  The charity is at an extremely exciting moment as it embarks on a new strategic direction.  We intend to be the leading independent voice for applying evidence to drive up standards of education and training in the care, health and education sectors, and are looking for the right Chief Executive to enable us to have a lasting impact. 

If the idea of transforming a ‘strategic blueprint’ into an organisation that will be recognised as a leading advocate and opinion former in critical markets sounds appealing, this could be the role for you. 

You will be comfortable working independently to design and deliver a viable business plan that lays the foundations for change and growth, have experience of adopting agile approaches to delivery to generate impact and income, and know how to raise the profile of an organisation with strong, evidence-based arguments and a diverse network. 

FTEC needs someone with a track record of setting up the infrastructure of an organisation from scratch, used to working with change and ambiguity, and able to deliver successful outcomes across multiple domains.  Your work will ensure FTEC’s credibility is rapidly enhanced, and our reputation cemented.  Even more importantly, it will also mean quality of services in the care, health and education sectors will be vastly improved.

If you want to know more about these roles or selection process, please visit our microsite at www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/ftec or contact our employment agency advisers Green Park on FTEC@green-park.co.uk or 020 3145 3431 and ask for Kai Adams.

The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday, 23 February 2016.

 

Service Head, Communications & Marketing
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT5519
Location:
London

Service Head, Communications & Marketing

Salary: up to  £100,557 per annum

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Location: Mulberry Place, East India, London

Reference:  #5519

 

Tower Hamlets has had a new change in board and leadership and we are currently looking to appoint a Service Head of Communications & Marketing. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is recognised as a high performing authority, with numerous awards and national achievements in housing, diversity and innovation. The Borough is unique in that it is has a very diverse and multicultural community juxtaposed with the financial heart of London, home to many European headquarters of global financial businesses. As such, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work in a vibrant and dynamic community to continue to maintain and build on outstanding standards.

The successful candidate will lead and manage a high performing and respected communications and marketing service. The candidate will act as the Council’s professional advisor on all aspects of corporate communications, marketing and stakeholder relations – including reputation and brand management.  The new Service Head will provide clear strategic communications direction for the Council and provide outreach to the community and media. We are looking for someone who can be proactive in engaging with audiences through digital, social media and other avenues.

We are looking for someone with a strong commercial, political and media awareness.  The ideal candidate will have an exceptional track record of experience of working in a politically sensitive environment and ideally will have some public sector experience. They will have the ability to think laterally to find creative solutions to manage and enhance reputation and have a demonstrable knowledge of best-in-class internal and external communication techniques.

Tower Hamlets 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/towerhamlets/ or contact Andrea Trainer or Mark Mukasa on 0207 399 3990.

Please send your CV and detailed supporting statement to: communicationstowerhamlets@green-park.co.uk

Closing date: Monday, 15 February 2016.

Directors
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA5627

Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd
Directors
York/London
Unremunerated

The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust (JRRT) makes grants for political, campaigning or lobbying purposes ineligible for charitable funding.  Since our foundation well over 100 years ago, we have backed activists defending civil liberties and striving for positive political reform.  With a strong set of values rooted in liberalism and Quakerism, we stand for the defence of liberty, freedom of expression and conscience.  A tax-paying, limited company, we overtly seek to bring about significant changes in the political system, making it more accountable, democratic and transparent.  We do this by supporting people and organisations via a £1m grant budget and through the ongoing support of a dedicated grantee community.

JRRT is led by a voluntary Board of Directors.  We are now looking for up to three individuals with the political imagination, passionate interest and leading edge thinking to join the Board.

One of the toughest jobs of a funder is to say no to worthwhile projects that you think are unlikely to succeed, so you will need the ability to apply well-considered political judgement to complex issues. You must be knowledgeable about the political and campaigning scene in the UK, and should have a proven track record of seeking out and anticipating political trends. You will be expected to provide strategic leadership, identify new areas of interest and take legal responsibility for proper governance so both integrity and shrewdness are vital.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate their values are liberal and progressive with a focus on enabling change.  More specifically, we are keen to appoint at least one Director who will maintain the Trust's links with its Quaker heritage, and recognise the clear benefits of increasing the ethno-cultural diversity of our Board.  Other areas of particular interest include social entrepreneurship, digital, legal, academia or financial investment.

For further details please visit our microsite: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/jrrt

If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer on jrrt@green-park.co.uk or 020 7399 3993. 

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 8 February.

 

Trustees
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA5626
Location:
London

Trustees

London

Two days per month

Unremunerated
 

Citizens Advice was founded in 1939. Since then, we’ve given free, independent, confidential and impartial advice, information and support to anyone who needs it.  Every year, millions of people turn to us. This gives us a unique insight into their needs and concerns.  We use this knowledge to campaign on big issues, both locally and nationally. So one way or another, we’re helping everyone - not just those we support directly.

While we can already confidently claim to have a genuine impact on people, and on society, over the last two years we have worked to transform our service to better meet the needs of our clients, both now and in the future.  The result is our One Service Strategy, aimed at providing us with a deeper understanding of our clients’ current and future needs, the changing context in which our service will be working, and the practical things we must do to make our advice brilliant and our campaigning influential.  We are now looking for two high-calibre trustees to join our Board at this exciting time. 

You will have a proven record of significant achievement in your own field, ideally within a substantial or complex organisation, and be used to operating at a strategic level, confronting challenges and driving through initiatives.  The best candidates must be able to demonstrate a broad range of influencing and enabling skills, display keen judgement, and give evidence of facilitating strategic transformation.  You will bring a practical understanding of quality customer service. 

We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.  We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly welcome applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, as they are currently under represented on the Board.

If you want to know more about these roles or selection process, please visit our microsite www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/ca or contact our employment agency advisers Green Park on CA@green-park.co.uk or 020 7399 3993 and ask for Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer.

The closing date for applications is noon on 15 February 2016.

Finance Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA5556
Location:
London

Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI)
Finance Director
London
Circa £120,000

CRI is an innovative charity with a strong and sustainable track record of growth and success.  We champion those who face hardships like homelessness and addiction, and provide support to over 60,000 vulnerable people daily.  Constantly working on new, improved approaches to service delivery, we aim to empower people to lead the lives they want, on their terms.

With this in mind, we have remodelled our services in line with the recovery agenda and embraced the opportunities provided by new technology.  Our service users are now offered clear pathways into treatment and support.  The chance to maintain their commitment to change is significantly enhanced.  Recovery is not only possible, it is transforming the communities in which we operate every day.

We are now looking for a new Finance Director to further enable this important work. They will play a crucial role in ensuring the organisation meets its financial obligations while also facilitating our ambitious programme of growth and greater impact.  Already successful, we are looking for a step-change in what we do.  Energy, resilience and an ability to inspire will be critical.

An experienced finance professional and genuine business champion, you will have a proven track record of influencing positive change in complex organisations, working closely with others to bring about high-impact, cost-effective solutions.  You will have used your strategic ability to develop a business and be able to demonstrate a keen commercial eye for new opportunities.  This ability to gather and interpret data in order to provide more accurate forecasting will be vital, and your judgement will be regularly relied upon.  Experience of outsourced supplier arrangements or large-scale contracts would be of great benefit.

For further details please visit our microsite: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/cri

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

The closing date for applications is Monday, 8 February 2016.

 

Chair of the Board of Trustees
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA5549

London
Unremunerated

Operating at local, regional and national level, the Workers Educational Association (WEA) is the largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in the UK.  We are now looking for a committed and talented Chair who will share our values of democracy, equality and inclusivity and help the WEA to continue to be sustainable and evolve in a time of challenge and change.  

As Chair you will work with Trustees, Council Members, the Chief Executive/General Secretary and other stakeholders to ensure that the WEA’s Mission and Values are maintained and its objectives are achieved.

Together with the Board of Trustees, you will oversee the strategic direction of the organisation and help ensure that the WEA remains a cohesive and forward thinking organisation. The successful appointee to this challenging but rewarding role will have strong leadership skills, the ability to harness and synthesise diverse views, and a clear capacity to both challenge and support as appropriate. 

The role requires the post holder to be a skilled communicator with internal and external stakeholders and to have sound strategic and business skills.  A track record of helping an organisation of similar size or complexity develop and diversify will be advantageous.  Prior Chair experience is desirable.  

Ideally, you will have an understanding of the further and/or adult education sector, while it is critical that you share the WEA’s commitment to providing opportunities for learning to all that can bring significant and lasting benefit to individuals and communities.

If you want to know more about the role or the selection process, please contact our search advisers Green Park via Kai Adams or Joanna Moriarty on wea@green-park.co.uk or 020 3145 3433, or visit our microsite at www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/wea

The closing date for applications is noon on 3rd February 2016.

 

Diocesan Secretary
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA5559
Location:
Yorkshire

Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of Sheffield
Rotherham

The Diocese of Sheffield is forward-looking and innovative, with an exciting vision to serve its community and bring nurture and growth within society. The Diocese is now looking for a new Diocesan Secretary, to ensure the strategy becomes embedded into the central administration of the diocese.

The Diocesan Secretary will be a person of energy and initiative, motivated by their faith and experienced in change management. Politically astute and able to motivate a team, s/he will maintain high standards and make a leading contribution to the development of strategy for the diocese.

The Diocesan Secretary plays a central role within the diocese, as a key policy advisor to the Bishop, responsible for implementation of strategy and overseeing the stewardship of resources.

For further information, please visit our microsite http://green-park-jobs.co.uk/sheffield-diocese/index.php.  Alternatively, do contact our search partners Green Park, by calling Joanna Moriarty on 020 3145 3433 or on sheffield@green-park.co.uk.

Closing date is Monday, 8 February 2016.

 

Commercial Marketing Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
MB5619
Location:
South West

Commercial Marketing Director

Our Client:

Our client is a fashion retailer with a revenue exceeding £1bn.

The Role:

The role is a Commercial Marketing Director, leading the marketing function within the UK & Ireland region and reporting into the Managing Director. The role is responsible for implementing the global brand framework, global consumer experience, consumer segmentation and integrated marketing communications across the region. It will do this in partnership with a group marketing function which operates in a matrix reporting structure.

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be a highly commercial Head of Marketing or Marketing Director who appreciates both scale and the complexities of operating in a matrix structure. The successful candidate requires extensive experience within the retail sector in addition to exposure within other sectors. 

Director of Procurement
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KM5649
Location:
South East
Salary:
£120,000 + bens

The Client
Our client is a global technology company who are looking for a global head of procurement to support their growth and transformation

The Role
The role will involve

  • Ensuring appropriate commercial, policy and governance is applied to all activities relating to Procuring/Sourcing of materials, products and services
  • Significant diligence pertinent to controls, systems and reporting, and set best in class standards for efficiency, whilst leveraging the potential of the group
  • Accountability for the global reach and will ensuring the function is structured to support the requirements of its customers, whilst maintaining  strong governance and control
  • Consolidated reporting
  • Optimising the supplier base, leveraging global framework agreements, and providing monthly performance KPI’s aligned to the requirements of the business
  • Systems optimisation and both internal and external stakeholder management Driving efficiency

The Candidate

  • You will have a proven background in running a global procurement function
  • Have worked in organisations going through transformation
  • Have a can do attitude to getting things done
  • Be able to spend time travelling to global locations
Portfolio, Planning, Performance and Risk Lead
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT5505
Location:
London

Portfolio, Planning, Performance and Risk Lead
Location: North West England - London
Salary: c£82,000
Job reference: 5505

Our client is undergoing a wholesale digital transformation of its technology estate and is seeking a high calibre individual to manage the Portfolio Management, Project Assurance and Planning activities across the Technology function.

The successful candidate will provide a forward view of activities and information to enable analysis and insights that will optimise the Technology functions ability to deliver on its portfolio of work.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to: 

  • Developing and coaching the capabilities and skills of the portfolio team whilst ensuring consistency of approach

  • Leading and coordinating alignment and liaison with other Portfolio stakeholders across the organisation

  • Providing oversight and leadership of demand management across the Technology function as well as management and visibility of resource utilisation and forward resource planning

We are looking for an exceptional leader with the personal stature and gravitas to inspire, lead delivery focussed teams, and build capability internally. Candidates will have strategic management and business planning background and strong experience of delivering large Technology solutions in major, complex, multi-supplier environments.

To apply, please send your CV to Julius.reeves@green-park.co.uk
 

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