Rick has been working within Change and Transformation recruitment for 6 years, building up significant knowledge and expertise in the field. Having worked within Banking, Commerce and Industry and the Public Sector, Rick has attained an excellent understanding of the market, always delivering on-time, on-brief and on-budget to ensure his client's change projects do the same. Keen to take on new challenges, Rick is a positive, confident member of the team, happy to help colleagues and clients alike.
Rick has a keen interest in all things sport. Whether it’s playing tennis, cricket, badminton, golf or watching Man City and the F1, you’ll find Rick loving every second.
Programme Manager - Cultural Change - Diversity & Inclusion - London An NHS trust I'm currently partnered with is currently looking to recruit for a Programme Manager with a strong background implementing Cultural Change within public sector organisations. The Programme Manager is required immediately and will be supporting the Culture and Diversity & Inclusion implementation and action plans. Therefore, individuals who have experience applying programme / project management disciplines to the implementation of culture change / organisational development projects would be highly desirable.
ServiceNow Consultant - Greater London A client of mine is currently looking for an experienced Service Now Consultant, with proven familiarity of working on successful deployments of ServiceNow in a dynamic global project environment. This role is an excellent opportunity for a driven individual to work within a large, complex Transformation Programme, leading the delivery of one of the key technology solutions. The Service Now Consultant will be responsible for working with a number key stakeholders and third parties to successfully deliver the changes to Service Now Platform. In addition to managing and executing the project level plans to achieve the overarching Programme delivery. The Incumbent will play a key role in understanding the status, risks and issues at the project level and then reporting this into the overall Programme. Responsibilities Define the detailed scope of work, objectives and success criteria for the project in collaboration with Technology work stream Lead, Business Lead and key business stakeholders. To collaborate with the Business Lead, Technology work stream Lead and 3rd party implementation team to deliver the defined scope. Running the meetings to discuss design topics, review and update project plans and change requests, presenting them to senior management during project lifetime To closely monitor the project, to ensure it remains on track, meet deadlines, stay under budget, and develop according to the plan, highlighting issues and managing solutions supported by RAID logs. To use proven experience & knowledge of Service Now deployments to constructively challenge and guide aspects like Customer Experience, Service Now Form Design and case routing. Essential Experience Proven experience (5 years+) project managing SaaS and PaaS solutions, with specific knowledge in architecting solutions for ServiceNow Significant experience in the delivery of design documentation addressing business requirements and translating those requirements to application development teams Knowledge of ServiceNow/ITIL modules, particularly HR case management and the use of that technology in a similar large corporate organisation Experience in designing and implementing complex, multi-tier, multi-tenant, end-to-end solutions in a high availability environment. Proven success on projects with large-scale deployments; understanding of application life-cycle management. Ability to work globally, with management of remote and distributed project teams Requisite Competences Ability to interpret business requirements and work as a conduit with Service Now external suppliers Ability to build key relationships inside / outside the project to achieve success Strong communication skills and attention to detail A pragmatic approach in a dynamic environment Team motivator Demonstrating proficiency in Microsoft Office
Project Manager - Remote Working Cedar have been engaged to support a Central Government department for an exciting, HOME-BASED, Interim Project Manager position. This role is INSIDE IR35 with a maximum day rate of up to £600 on offer and will run for 6 months with the potential to be extended. Candidates applying MUST HAVE immediate availability for both an interview and start date in order to be considered for this role. The successful candidate will be required to support with the following activities: Lead the Project Moonshot mission & scale up team to ensure sample collection supplies are considered and accounted for across all missions Embed supplies support across missions and project scale up teams Establish good project management processes and structure within the team for managing supplies elements for each mission & scale up Attend key meetings and governance forums within the Project Moonshot to stay aligned with rapid developments and decision-making Act as a point of escalation for risks / issues within the team Work closely with the new capacity team and operational team to ensure that mission demands are then met through new supplies
Project Support - Remote Working Cedar have been engaged to support a Central Government department for an exciting, HOME-BASED, Interim Project Support position. This role is INSIDE IR35 with a maximum day rate of up to £400 on offer and will run for 6 months with the potential to be extended. Candidates applying MUST HAVE immediate availability for both an interview and start date in order to be considered for this role. The successful candidate will be required to support with the following activities: Support Supply Lead, providing strong PM skills Proactive/Forward thinking individual with a solutions mindset and focus on delivery Strong relationship builder internal/external stakeholder management Confident, logical thinking
DS Service Architect
AG Digital Services - Service Architect Please also note that all candidates must have UK residency for the last 3 years for vetting purposes The main purpose of the role is to be responsible for the efficient and effective design of digital service delivery to ensure services meet the needs of the customer. Develop and maintain Digital Services' customer service designs, including the delivery of relevant service architectures to support the strategic transition of business solutions into production, by identifying and integrating business, information, and technology architecture, in alignment with service strategy, creating a culture of perpetual challenge and continuous improvement in the delivery of internal and 3rd party services. Works as part of the enterprise design practice to identify impact on service architecture and user service experience. Collaborates closely with the Architecture Team, Customer Service Manager/Supplier Relationship Manager to define service objectives, commercial arrangements, service levels and other performance indicators. Main Responsibilities: To be responsible for the development and documentation of the Digital Services Service Strategy and associated roadmaps. To undertake the role of service design authority for all ICT change. Creation of Service Architectures that maximise the efficiency of all support scenarios whilst minimising the costs for Service Delivery. To ensure that the ICT service architecture meets all the relevant industry/national standards and demonstrates consistency of design across all ICT related programmes and projects. To take responsibility for understanding strategic business requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and recommending service options. Collaborates with, and facilitates stakeholder groups to ensure the contribution of all relevant stakeholders is maximised. To deliver an environment of continuous improvement and innovation in respect of the ICT service architecture and ensure that emerging technology and new initiatives are fully evaluated and relevant proposals are proactively driven through the DS Management Team and the enterprise design practice. To design all functional and technical aspects of a service for business change, developing a service design to meet those requirements including defined cost, security and service level requirements, leveraging standard service building blocks as much as possible. Identifying risks and providing mitigations options for these to the delivery team. To support the transition of new services into the production service environment, providing a focal point for service design. To be a core member of the DS Intelligent Client Function (ICF), and be a key influencer and decision maker in respect of ICT service governance, strategy, planning, assurance and standard-setting, both internally with key stakeholders and externally in driving maximum value from strategic supplier relationships. To represent effectively and promote the reputation and values of the client and the Business Services Directorate at various meetings and groups both internally and externally, including the development of appropriate and constructive partnerships with relevant organisations Experience/Skills: To be educated to HND or equivalent in a related ICT discipline, or have relevant knowledge gained from direct experience in similar roles within complex ICT environments. ITIL Certification (Service Management), or equivalent framework experience. Strong knowledge of Service Architect Design and ensuring that services are designed to meet the business need with appropriate support model and service levels Substantial knowledge of ICT enterprise architecture principles gained through experience of service delivery and performance monitoring in similar size organisations. Experienced in applying architectural tools and methods using industry best practice. Demonstrate significant experience of architecting service solutions in ICT in a similar large complex multi-faceted organisation. Demonstrate experience of translating user requirements into ICT service designs. Relevant experience demonstrating an aptitude for analysing systems, processes and operational procedures. Experience of 3rd Party support contracts specifications and negotiations. Able to take ownership of the service design from inception, delivery and performance monitoring to the end customer.
Cloud Architecture Busines Analyst
City of London
Job Description The Business Analyst will work with the customer and their stakeholders to drive collection of business requirements and joint understanding of target business process and outcomes to the level where technology decisions and design can be built to implement those outcomes. The BAs will report to programme teams and Tech Leads for the Transformation Technology workstream, validating and elaborating the currently 14 tasks identified for delivery. Specific Skills/Experience Required 1. Business capability architecture - capture, development and delivery 2. Lean design principles & Agile (SAFE) delivery 3. Requirements evocation and capture. 4. Working in an architecture team 5. TOGAF/MODAF/COBIT/NCOSE Experience. 6. Cloud business architecture experience. Necessary Attributes * Ability to work effectively from home and at various offices around the country * Ability to engage and work with new contacts rapidly * Able to make the detailed analysis and feedback that challenges the customer to get to the root of their requirements and target desired operating practices. * Able to provide the first-tier requirements and business architecture aspects in such a way that the agile delivery streams can elaborate and deliver easily. * Self-starter who can engage easily within the teams and across the teams to maintain a joined-up architectural and business view for consistent delivery. * Used to working with and for a Lead Architect who will own and direct the strategy and products * Used to working with internet collaboration tools and agile development delivery tools. * Communicating and Influencing - Communicate in a straightforward, honest and truthful way with consideration for the impact of the method used. Respect and consider the diversity of the audience when giving messages and deliver these appropriately. Influence external partners, stakeholders and customers successfully securing mutually beneficial outcomes. * Making Effective Decisions - Act decisively and make bold, unbiased decisions at a strategic level. Accept and respond to challenge constructively. Clearly recommend the best option articulating risks and impacts on economic, environmental, political and social factors. * Leadership - Display passion and enthusiasm for the work and embed a culture of inclusion and equal opportunity for all, where the diversity of individuals' backgrounds and experiences are valued and respected. Work to influence the strategy, direction and culture to increase effectiveness. * Seeing the Big Picture - Anticipate the long-term impact on the Department of economic, political, environmental, social and technological developments, at both national and international levels. Ensure work is in the national interest whilst meeting the diverse needs of all end users. * Working Together - Encourage and establish mechanisms to share knowledge and resources across boundaries to support the business. Encourage teams to engage with a variety of delivery partners and stakeholders, listen to and act on their feedback. Working patterns Full-time
Security Engineer - Public Sector
Security Engineer - Public Sector **DV Clearance ESSENTIAL** **DV Clearance ESSENTIAL** A Public Sector client we're currently partnered with are looking to on board a Security Engineer to support a Cyber Security Programme. Role Brief An experienced Security Engineer to: Work with the security architect to identify the security risks and define the security requirements. Work with the security architect to develop a set of security standards, practices or procedures. Propose and develop methods for mitigating security risks or existing issues. Install and configure security products/solutions and procedures to mitigate the risks and/or to identify vulnerabilities or intrusions. Arrange &/or conduct scans/tests of the network/system to find vulnerabilities. Monitor the system/network for signs of breaches, intrusions or irregular behaviour. Lead security incidents response and report findings. Required Skills and Experience Comprehensive understanding of cyber security threats Experience in configuring ELK or similar monitoring platforms from scratch. Experience and technical capability to develop security analytics Experience in developing incident management practices Cloud infrastructure knowledge Communication skills Desirable Skills Background in development and an understanding of development environments Penetration testing experience Understanding of cryptography Understanding of risk management practice