United Kingdom
Circa 155k -fixed term contract
26 Sep 2021
10 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

My client, a large financial services group which is currently undergoing a major UK-focussed transformation, is looking to hire a Director of change / Head of Change to support a wide-ranging portfolio of initiatives. This role will be structured as a fixed term contract for a 6-12 month period, depending on how the assignment progresses. 

Experience of having worked within a regulated financial services business is essential here and I cannot express emphasise this strongly enough. This role is NOW an urgent requirement so those applying should be available immediately or within a relatively short notice. For clarity a candidate notice period of more than 1 month will not align with the programme's timetable. 

As the Head of change you will work with senior stakeholders across the following areas

  • Target Operating Model transformation; simplification to become a more lean organisation with the aim of delivering significant cost savings 
  • Enabling the organisation to become more agile  
  • Experience around governance and compliance; putting processes in place to improve these areas as a matter of priority
  • Developing change management / transformation capability within the business to reduce reliance on external management consultants, i.e. cost reduction of programme delivery
  • Moving to an outsourced cloud based IT operating model / change management across other digital initiatives 
  • Experience around M&A, divestments, separations would be useful – transaction / delivery focussed mind-set
  • Programme management targeted towards restructuring of group portfolio 
  • Merging sizeable business units internally and ensuring successful integration of these
  • Change management experience across data, governance, sales, CRM, operations, customer (call centres) experience
  • Business process optimisation and digitisation and the steps needed to facilitate this 

The interview process will proceed on accelerated timetable and can be done (for the most part) remotely.

In addition to a large London office, the UK division of this global financial services group has several regional offices in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Cambridge and Edinburgh. To an extent remote working will be possible, but being able to spend 3 days a week in either Leeds, Manchester or  London where other members of the executive team are located would be preferable.

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