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The Scottish Government Edinburgh, UK
Feb 18, 2019
Full time
Solicitor to the Scottish Government and Head of the Scottish Government Legal Directorate Senior Civil Service Edinburgh Circa £93k The Solicitor to the Scottish Government is the principal non-Ministerial legal advisor to the Scottish Government and leads the Scottish Government Legal Directorate (SGLD). This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to Scottish public law and life, at a time of unprecedented change and challenge. As well as being a key role in the Scottish Government and wider Scottish public legal sector, it is a chance to join the senior leadership team at a crucial time as Scotland takes forward an ambitious programme of legislation, constitutional reform and public service improvement. As part of that team, you will make a strong professional and corporate contribution to realising our ambitions for the organisation. We are looking for an engaged and inclusive leader and lawyer who can bring both professional expertise and acumen and practical problem-solving ability to advising and supporting the Law Officers, Ministers and senior officials of the Scottish Government; who will lead and develop SGLD and its teams as a professional and highly effective in-house legal service and who will make practical, outcomes-focused contributions across the work of government, as part of a multi-disciplinary team of Directors. This director post is both a head of profession and a key strategic influencing role and the Solicitor will need to demonstrate significant experience at a senior level gained in a large and complex organisation. You must have excellent legal skills, particularly in relation to public and administrative law, with a firm understanding of devolution and the wider Government and Parliamentary context in Scotland and the ability to operate effectively within it. Applicants must be Advocates or Solicitors admitted in Scotland, or qualified to be admitted as such; a successful candidate not yet admitted will be expected to seek such admission before taking up post. For further information about the role and details of how to apply, please visit our website via the button below quoting reference IRC66245. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 26 February at midnight. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland.
ITC London, UK
Feb 18, 2019
The feedback we receive from candidates placed in the London office of this client over the last few years is second to none. We deal directly with the main London Partner who has been with the company since the 80's and opened the London office in the 90's which he continues to manage today. He set up the Project Management service in the 90's which he also continues to manage. Without exception every candidate we've introduced to him has wanted to work for/with him. He is quite inspirational. Having built a team of like-minded Partners around him, whilst retaining a hands on approach with a policy of ongoing involvement at Partner level on all projects, our contact has created a superb environment for senior professionals who still have the desire to learn more and ambition to progress their careers further. The company is a very well established, multi-disciplined building consultancy with offices in London, Kent and Essex. They are involved in a wide range of sectors including office, retail, industrial, education, conservation, leisure, residential and healthcare sectors. They pride themselves on delivering innovative, exciting and award winning buildings, and their collaboration with both established and emerging architects on ambitious and complex projects puts them at the leading edge of the industry. If you are an amitious Senior Project Manager or Associate Project Manager with a range of sector experience including new build and refurbishment of commercial offices and mixed use developments please contact us. You will be working with clients like Avivia, Berkeley Square and Legal & General.
First Achieve Ltd Surrey, UK
Feb 18, 2019
Position: Chief Technology Officer Package: £100k base, car allowance and bonus Location: Surrey 5 questions you should ask yourself as a Chief Technology Officer Am I able to lead? Do I or the company need to adapt to realise my personal goals? Speaking of adapting who is it that needs to? Where is my challenge? Am I doing what I should, or could I be doing more? If you're not asking yourself daily questions about your role, you're not challenging yourself enough. Maybe you don't want that 'challenge' - If so, this isn't the role for you. It's like the coin flip, should I leave or go? Attach that question to either heads or tails and you find out whilst it's in the air which one you want. If only it was that easy! But it is that easy for you to lose sight of your career goals and competitor who is around the corner waiting to take advantage. In its industry of Insurance, its time things were mixed up and a new player dominated the market. This small but bustling business knows what direction they want to take to advance their products and are looking for someone to lead them with this. With some technology already in place they are keen to find someone with innovative ideas to take over their market and springboard their growth. They are looking for a certain type of CTO Strong people management skills No mess persona with a light-hearted approach Innovative with passion and drive Ready to take on a challenge Worth hearing more? Call or apply!
Axon Moore Group Ltd 133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
Feb 18, 2019
Head of Finance / FD Designate | Private Equity-backed B2B SME | Aspiring Tech Unicorn | Award Winning Axon Moore is exclusively representing the CEO and Board of a rapidly growing, Manchester-based technology/software business as they look to appoint a Head of Finance for the first time. We are seeking a high calibre and driven individual that is on an upwards trajectory in their career and is looking for an opportunity to work towards their first finance director role. Doubling in size year on year, the business is now turning over more than £5m, is already profitable and following private equity investment last year there is an ambitious plan to accelerate this going forward with the ultimate aim of achieving unicorn status. With a disruptive technology that is leading to exponential growth the business has won multiple awards under the leadership of a young entrepreneur. The founder has been complimented by the support of a highly experienced board and investor team, which consists of some of the sectors most prolific names. As well as providing strategic advice, the board and advisors have a strong track record when mentoring both entrepreneurs and future Finance Directors in PE/growth scenarios. With no limits on the potential of this business there is a desire to scale and a need to establish a management team and finance function that can grow with the business and is fit for the future. Under the guidance of a part-time, experienced CFO, the Head of Finance will support the CEO's decision making and strategy day to day, working strategically with senior stakeholders whilst also being across the detail, developing a strong understanding of the business. A key component of this role will be to provide commercial insight and establish robust processes and controls which will initially require a "hands on" approach prior to expanding the finance team, currently three FTE. As well as establishing a finance function, the Head of Finance will also play a key role in M&A activity, working with the CFO and external advisers as the business pursues an aggressive shareholder strategy and growth plan which will lead to a series of finance-led events, particularly in the form a potential IPO in the near future. With these factors in mind, the role will suit a high calibre, ambitious, adaptable and entrepreneurial accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) who is on an upwards trajectory in their career and is seeking an opportunity to be part of a notable business success story, providing a clear route to a first Finance Director role under the mentorship of experienced executives. It is essential that the successful candidate is looking to drive value creation in an entrepreneurial and fast paced environment. Remuneration will be competitive, but the real opportunity will be provided through potential equity/share options at the ground floor of an exponential growth story. If you would like to register your interest for the role then please submit a CV or call Steve Gillan on .
Networx Croydon, UK
Feb 18, 2019
Contract
Head of Actuarial Levy & Policy Salary: From £100,000 per annum Location: Croydon Tenure: 12 months Fixed-Term Contract Our client is currently looking for a Head of Actuarial Levy and Policy to work within their strategy, policy and levy area. The individual will undertake an important review of the actuarial, modelling and related needs of the department and assess how to satisfy these in the future. You'll personally provide thought leadership and technical expertise on the critical strategic and policy issues facing the Company and the pensions universe more widely, and play a vital role in the development and implementation of the levy. They expect interested applicants to bring a creative and unique perspective to the team, and to see the bigger picture whilst being confident to review the status quo. You'll have the opportunity to showcase your experience with external stakeholders by representing their position at conferences and seminars as well as private meetings. They expect this role to appeal to qualified actuaries with strong pensions experience and leadership experience in both an internal and external customer-facing setting. Interested candidates will have an ability to communicate deep technical detail in a compelling way, show sound judgement in commercial and policy environments and be able to demonstrate clear and strategic team leadership abilities. Sound like you? Apply now. Now is a really exciting time for them. They've got big plans for 2019, and beyond, and they'd love you to join them. In return for your skills, experience and commitment they'll give you a challenging role in a dynamic business where you'll get the support you need to develop your career in a vibrant environment. And of course, you'll also get a competitive rewards package. Our client is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. No agencies please.
CFO
Anonymous 41, Barkston House, Croydon St, Leeds LS11 9RT, UK
Feb 18, 2019
Full time
Lyons Recruitment are delighted to be exclusively retained to recruit for a dynamic, high-growth, market-leading business operating within the Outsourcing arena. With an impressive client base consisting of household names, they provide a whole host of services around Strategy, Business Intelligence, Operations, Digital Solutions & Business Processing. With a current turnover of £40m, they are part of a larger Group and are continuing to enjoy and experience significant high growth. It is due to this sheer growth that they are now looking to recruit a newly created position of CFO. Reporting to the CEO, you will take full accountability for managing all financial matters, providing input into the Executive Team and Steering Group. This will involve: Creating and implementing the required financial reporting that will enable effective decision making; Defining, recommending and implementing the approach to the future finance structure, meeting the needs of the business plan; Implementing the required finance system and reporting changes to enable future growth;Establishing the control reporting that will demonstrate the delivery of returns in line with pricing and charging expectations; Supporting the business with achieving business plan objectives for both Revenue and Margin assurance, with specific focus on supporting activities for margin improvement; Working with advisors and the Group function to enable the business to effectively work across international geographies; Reviewing and comparing suppliers base and spend to create synergy savings that are beneficial without diluting the service proposition; Liaising with Group Finance to ensure respective obligations are met and that adequate funding facilities are in place. More specific duties will include: Leading and developing finance teams both in the UK and international Shared Service Centre; Leading and managing the budgeting process; Overall cash management on an on-going basis; Formulating annual budgets; Overall control of financial transactions and accountancy matters, including audit, systems and payroll; Preparing and submitting weekly and monthly updates; Managing all engagement at Group level for the services they supply; Presenting annual accounts with recommendations; Reviewing accounts, investigating variances and setting recovery plans; Treasury matters; Capital expenditure - evaluation and preparation of submissions from UK; Insurance/ risk management; Ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met; Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation. You will be a qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent) with a good degree of technical ability. It is important you possess significant and proven experience in a senior management capacity, likely to have previously operated at FD or CFO level. You must be able to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision making, together with possessing excellent communication skills to build strong relationships with Group Finance, the Executive team, external stakeholders and direct reports. Desirable, but not essential criteria include: Experience from a private equity environment; Qualification in project management; International exposure, together with an appreciation of company structures; Strong customer service and relationship management skills; Experience within the outsourcing/consultancy sector. (Alternatively, experience from within a high volume transactional business and/or Retail/FMCG/Financial Services). Geographically, candidates will be considered Nationwide, as you can be based from home. However, important to note the role will involve a fair amount of travel, including regular visits to their offices in South Yorkshire & South Central England. As the business continues to grow, it is envisaged the CFO's remit will develop further over time, whether it be due to international expansion, and/or future career opportunities existing within the wider Group. In addition to an impressive basic salary, you will also receive a significant bonus, Equity participation and a generous holiday allowance. Interviews are to be conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. With Lyons Recruitment being retained on an exclusive basis, any CV's sent from other sources will be redirected