At Sellick Partnership we are committed to helping public, private & not-for-profit organisations deliver key transformation projects in this rapidly growing and diverse marketplace. Our dedicated Change & Transformation Recruitment specialists have the expertise and knowledge needed to attract the very best candidates to manage key change and transformation projects in your business. Our experience in this area is driven by our trusted and long-term relationships with change specialists across the UK, complementing our expert market knowledge of this sector.
Through our wide and trusted networks we are able to source high-calibre talent to help build, shape and deliver business change on a permanent, contract and interim basis across the public, private & not-for-profit sectors. We work in partnership with a range of organisations nationwide and excel at delivering a tailored service to both clients and candidates. Our specialist areas within change & transformation include but are not limited to:
From entry level positions, to senior and board level appointments, we are happy to assist you with all of your recruitment needs on a permanent, contract and interim basis. Examples of roles that we regularly recruit for include:
To ensure this we have tailored our recruitment processes over the years to better suit the needs of the public & not-for-profit organisations we work with, ensuring that we provide our expert recruitment services at a transparent and compliant rate through approved supply chains. We supply to the public & not-for-profit sectors through the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Non-Medical, Non-Clinical Framework RM971 and the ESPO Strategic HR Services Framework 3S_18. Our national presence and unrivalled reputation means that we can offer the very best service to our both our clients and candidates.
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from change & transformation candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. We consider job applications from all those who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. Find out more about our equality, diversity and inclusion efforts and initiatives or read our Equality & Diversity Statement for further information.
So if you are looking for a new challenge for yourself, or if you have an open position in your team, get in touch with our experienced Change & Transformation Consultants today.
Birmingham | Contract/Interim
£16 - £25 per hour
Job title: Research Analyst Location: Birmingham based office - Remote working Hourly rate: £17 to £24 per hour Duration: Six months Hours per week: Part Time or Full Time options available Sellick partnership are currently recruiting an interim Research Analyst for our Public Sector client in the West Midlands. Scope and Purpose of Role: The Research Team provides analytical and intellectual support to guide service improvement and organisational development needs. This post will lead on analysis, both qualitative and quantitative, and will also be involved in setting up and undertaking research activities, and disseminating the findings in relevant and tailored formats aimed at problem solving and improvement. The potholder should have a strong commitment to the importance of customer feedback with a strong attention to detail and the ability to summarise large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data Key responsibilities for the Research Analyst: Undertaking in-depth quantitative and qualitative data analysis Writing clear and tailored research reports, summary reports, organisational briefings and other communications to disseminate data analysis and research findings Leading on and supporting colleagues with survey design and creation, in both online and paper formats. Leading on and supporting the development of other research tools as required, such an interview schedules and focus group discussions Leading on and supporting the implementation of research activities Undertaking desk top research, policy and literature reviews, summarising key implications for the Trust and learning points Person Specification: Experience of working on research projects in planning, design, implementation, analysis and write up Experience of undertaking quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting Please apply now for immediate consideration. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
Newcastle upon Tyne | Permanent
£47126 - £53219 per annum
Solution Designer £47 - £53k Remote Working Permanent Sellick Partnership are delighted to be assisting a long standing client to recruit for a Solution Designer on a permanent basis. This is a senior role within the organisation, with the ability to be hands on when needed so a good technical understanding of solution architecture is required. This opportunity is based in Newcastle however they can be flexible with location as the majority of the role will be based remotely so applications outside the North East are welcome. Responsibilities: Understanding user and business needs and be confident in translating them into the design of products and services. Design and prototype solutions, interfaces and interactions. Work with designers to simplify complex transactions and explain clearly to non-solution designers the reasons for design choices. Work closely with user researchers to assist with testing and analysing research results. Work with other designers and architects to maintain a library of standard design patterns and promote its use across digital services and the wider organisation Lead in the proposing of changes and sharing of good practices that can be adopted to drive design standards, ensuring appropriate governance for contribution to the development of products and services. Follow and support methods and standards to achieve a high level of accessibility for the end user in our products Develop frameworks, setting standards and principles and draw up accompanying policies to ensure consistency and high quality service Experinece: Understand design proposals from external suppliers, and support and present recommendations to senior stakeholders Work within a multi-disciplinary team of software developers, testers, researchers, business analysts, service designers and support a culture focused on ensuring customer needs are met Deliver designs that meet security, governance, web standards, ensuring that key elements are built in from the outset Significant experience working on projects, delivering effective solutions across multiple channels/platforms Excellent communication skills to share technical design concepts, analysis and solutions to a wide range of audiences Significant experience in solution architecture or lead technical design role Experience and technical acumen across applications, data, infrastructure, security, service management, business process and architecture capabilities, etc. Design and prototype user journeys and interactions. Simplify complex transactions and explain clearly to non-designers the reasons for design choices. IT/design related degree/qualifications IT Architecture (digital and service) System Design Business and Technical Analysis Management of a significant ICT implementation Please contact Adam Burgess at Sellick Partnership to discuss in further detail and to recieve a full job spec/ additonal information. Disclaimer: Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website
St. Helens | Temporary
£150 - £220 per day
Senior BI Analyst £150 p/day - £220 p/day Temporary, Full-time Liverpool Senior BI Analyst required to join an NHS organisation based in Merseyside with the option for hybrid-working. My client is looking for an enthusiastic individual who is an experienced BI Analyst to join their dynamic and growing Corporate Information & Analysis Team on a full-time, temporary basis. As the Senior Business Intelligence Analyst you will be working with the Business Intelligence Manager to improve patient care and drive service modernisation. You will play a key role in future development of datasets alongside other duties below: Key responsibilities of the Senior BI Analyst Timely and accurate submission of the Commissioning Data Set. Produce data quality monitoring reports from SUS data. Manage and manipulate data using SQL and develop complex business intelligence reports. Develop and maintain a reporting suite for any data quality issues. Communicate the conclusions drawn from complex analysis undertaken and offer advice on the implications of the results. Identify any issues regarding data quality and take action to resolve. Provide performance monitoring reports. Liaise with external organisations including, system suppliers, CCGs, NHS Digital and NHSE. Implement new ways of working, introduced by senior staff, and cascade these to junior staff. Represent the department at internal/external meetings as required. Discover and investigate new technology that is available. Ensure confidentiality of data at all times. Required skills and experience of the Senior BI Analyst NHS experience (essential) Data analysis, extraction and reporting experience Project management experience Knowledge of SQL or similar Ability to meet deadlines Strong analytical and IT skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Senior BI Analyst role, please apply now, or contact Chloe O'Brien at Sellick Partnership. The closing date is Friday 17th June. We will be reviewing CVs on a daily basis and shortlisted candidates will be contacted before the closing date. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
Manchester | Contract/Interim
£54764 - £63862 per annum
Sellick Partnership are working on an established NHS organisation to work on an extremely interesting programme, to play a key role in supporting national teams and programmes by regularly trouble-shooting, coming up with solutions to complex problems, hosting large workshops and events whilst pulling together key stakeholders and providing specialist advise. As Programme Manager, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering as effective service supporting managers and staff to aid and contribute to this newly formed Programme. The role requires a skilled project management professional with experience of delivering government led programmes and with exceptional organisational skills in order to co-ordinate multiple work streams, whilst co-ordinating high-profile stakeholders both internally and externally. You work closely with the post holder and the wider team to deliver the outcomes of the Pathway Project. The main roles and responsibilities will include: Line manage the project team. Proactively managing all the planned project aims, including providing programme-level governance and quality assurance. Being responsible for the work being correctly scoped, assigned, and that all target outcomes are being delivered to time, with particular reference to the Steering, Stakeholder and Clinical Reference Groups. Lead the rollout and implementation of the optimal pathway. Build relationships with and closely work with local systems partners to mobilise the work programme. Prioritising equality, diversity inclusion, team wellbeing and the principles of kind leadership. The post holder will have a key role in nurturing this culture. Providing policy advice on specific projects or areas which require further information or research. Leading the co-ordination and drafting of all internal and external communications. Responsible for budgets/ matching the available budget to the appropriate staff resources and projects and for ensuring that the budget breaks even, co-ordinating and monitoring expenditure. Responsible for supporting the commissioning of projects and procurement of services to support project delivery, acting in accordance with Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instruction. Provide financial reports to Directors and the Board as required. Financial Instructions in the discharge of this responsibility. Constantly strive for value for money and greater efficiency in the use of budgets, and to ensure that they operate in recurrent financial balance year on year. Skills, Knowledge and Experience: Must have a sound understanding of the background to the aims of current healthcare policy and appreciate the implications of this engagement. Have an appreciation of the relationship between the Department of Health individual provider and commissioning organisations. Highly developed communication skills with the capability to analyse, review and make sense of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information across a diverse range of subjects relevant to post portfolio, and make recommendations for action. Highly developed communication skills with the capability to analyse, review and make sense of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information across a diverse range of subjects relevant to post portfolio, and make relevant recommendations for action. If you consider yourself to be a committed, career driven professional who can demonstrate the above experience and who would welcome the stimulus of this finance post then we would be pleased to hear from you. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including underrepresented and disadvantaged groups and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
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In the modern workplace, digital skills are highly valued and in the future they will be absolutely vital. The digital age is expanding into all areas of our lives, and it is not just those who work in IT that will need to be aware of digital and technological advancements. Here we detail what we think are the top digital skills that will help you secure a role and progress within professional services. Social media: social media is one of the fastest growing digital tools available. From networking sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to platforms like Instagram and Snapchat there is an abundance of choice. For example, most business professionals should ensure they have a fully optimised LinkedIn profile as a minimum, but the likes of Facebook and Twitter are also great ways to improve your online personal brand. You can do this by regularly sharing and writing thought leadership articles and posts to showcase your knowledge of the sectors you work in and interact with your connections and followers. Sector specific technology: every sector within professional services will have technological and digital advancements that are specific to them. It would be beneficial therefore to research into your sector and find out what skills may be relevant to you. By having an understanding of these and an ability to showcase relevant skills you will make yourself a more employable candidate long-term. The Cloud: knowing how to choose, use and benefit from a Cloud service can save you from many future problems. Cloud software allows you to access information that is saved from anywhere, opening up the option to work from home and being a great way of promoting home working and creating a healthy work/life balance. Given that we create and use online content on a daily basis, from images and audio files to apps and personal details, backing it up in The Cloud is a skill you should (already) have. Microsoft Office: Microsoft’s Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint software programmes are essential processing tools for virtually any profession. Creating presentations and spreadsheets are skills that many employees will assume you already have, so knowing your way around these applications will save you time and effort and allow you to come across as a competent professional, no matter the field. Analytics: Analysing and reporting data will continue to be a skill that is sought after. Reporting on return on investment (ROI) and performance is a must in today’s digital world. If you are not already using analytics to measure your PR coverage, website performance and social media must be top of your list for 2018, and having an understanding of this will greatly benefit your job search. Creating and curating content: from creating infographics or spreadsheets to editing or cutting videos, online content creation covers a wide range of applications, and its benefits are huge. The ability to collect, assess and create meaningful and worthwhile content is expected to become even more important in the years to come. You should therefore be looking at ways you can harness this skill. Write blogs on topical events, share your work experiences and write about topics your networks will be interested in. By doing this you will greatly enhance your online brand and will promote yourself as a thought leader in your specialist area. Network and information security: with digital threats, viruses, spam and the new GDPR legislation this is more important than ever before. Network and information security skills are crucial for any business, and candidates with experience in this area may stand a better chance of being employed, especially for technical roles. A business may have its own network or outsource this to an external supplier. In either case, the need for those skills remain critical and intricate to the good functioning of all digital operations. Also, if you are dealing with personal data in your organisation you will need to know about and have some experience with The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that came into force in May this year. For more tips on how you can ensure you are ready for the digital world check out our handy candidate resources section using the link below. Alternatively you can get in touch with one of our expert consultants today to discuss your options by calling 0161 834 1642. Candidate resources
Professional services is a particularly demanding sector, and it is great to see that there is a wealth of senior females coming through the ranks. JMW, Hill Dickinson and Slater & Gordon (formerly Pannone) are just some examples of companies that have high percentages of women at the upper echelons of their sector. However, with equal numbers of men and women now entering professional services I do wonder why this number still remains in the low 20s. Research states that women now occupy just 26 percent of all FTSE100 boardroom positions, making little progress from 23.5 percent in March 2015. I believe this small increase has been steered by a rise in well-qualified female talent graduating from universities and the advancement of effective diversity programmes making roles more attractive to females in professional services. However, more needs to be done to ensure women have the same opportunities as their ale counterparts to progress as their male counterparts. I believe the problem lies in the retention and promotion of women, or lack of in many cases, and as a result organisations are losing some of their best talent. This in turn means that the majority of Boards, Partners and senior leaders in professional services companies remain overwhelmingly male, particularly in larger firms. This could be down to women not being as motivated to stay at an organisation or progress to senior positions in favour of a better work/life balance. One of the main reasons for this is that women are still generally perceived as the primary carer for children and new born babies despite the introduction of shared parental leave in 2014. It was recently reported by the BBC that as little as two percent of all men have taken advantage of the policy citing an understanding of what is on offer, cultural barriers and financial penalties as barriers and often deterring parents from sharing parental leave. Whatever the reason, it worries me that this is still the case as the promotion and retention of women should no longer be perceived as simply a social issue. Business leaders recognise there is a clear business case for tackling barriers to equality, with research estimating that better engagement of women greatly benefits the UK economy. It is therefore surprising that more women are not achieving their full potential. Recent studies have suggested that this may be down to a lack of confidence with many women questioning their own ability to reach senior management positions. This could be the reason why large numbers of talented female professionals are continuing to settle for non-executive positions, and we must work harder to ensure all female professionals have the confidence and support to achieve their full potential. In my opinion this has to be done as early as possible, and I would advise the government to look at universities to help promote female role models and increase confidence prior to starting their career. Last year UCAS reported that young women are a third more likely to go to university than men and this could be the perfect platform for encouraging and promoting women in business. If businesses and lecturers worked closely together to promote strong female role models and give students access to inspirational stories I believe we could instil more women with the confidence to achieve their full potential and help reduce the gender gap once and for all across all industries and sectors. Are you interested in finding out more about the role of women in business? Check out our insights section for blogs from Sellick Partnership staff including Managing Director Jo Sellick.
The 2018 Golden Globes saw the nominees and attendees wearing all-black at the awards ceremony to protest against sexual harassment. The next day, the demonstration swept the headlines, highlighting how what you wear can make an impact beyond you looking great. Oprah Winfrey commented that the all black protest was a “powerful symbol of solidarity”. I found this event extremely interesting and made me examine the power clothes can have in business, and why dressing in business-wear for work can enhance your career. Last summer for the entire month of August, Sellick Partnership employees were permitted to attend work every day in ‘dress down’. It was as though we were on school holidays and could enjoy the novelty of not wearing our ‘uniforms’ every day. It was fascinating to hear different colleagues’ opinions on the dress down experiment. Whilst some commented that it was great for boosting morale, claiming it created a sense of relationship building amongst peers – some employees used it as an excuse to strike up conversation using what their colleague was wearing as a talking point. Others found it affected their mind set and attitude towards work. It is this psychological element of dressing in ‘business attire’ that has provoked me to explore the positive and negative impacts dressing down can have within the professional services workplace: It is one less decision to make in a morning We are already faced with hundreds of choices each day: from what to have for breakfast to which task on my to-do list should I do first. Every day – consciously or unconsciously – we have to make decisions. By eliminating the option to dress in “whatever you want” for work, we are effectively streamlining our day from the offset. Mind set and attitude It can be argued that dressing in business-wear increases productivity at work. Let’s say two employees turn up to work; one dresses in a tracksuit, the other in a suit. Whether or not we like to think of ourselves, studies show that around 80 percent of people evaluate other people’s appearance (survey by Allure.com). How you are dressed determines how you are addressed. The employee who dressed in the tracksuit on first glance can appear slack, whereas the employee who opted for the suit is likely to be perceived as having made an effort. From a mind-set perspective, studies show that the way we dress alters how we feel internally. In 2015, a study by Social Psychological and Personality Science asked participants to change into formal or casual clothing before taking cognitive tests. The results showed that those wearing the formal business attire increased abstract thinking (a crucial credential for creativity and decision-making). Making a statement The Golden Globes demonstration took the world by storm and so can you! The way you dress can increase feelings of power and authority, as demonstrated in the example above of the experience carried out by Social Psychological and Personality Science The “just in case…” scenario You never know when you will have to attend a spontaneous, unexpected meeting. Dressing smartly allows you to be prepared for anything the day throws at you. You are also more likely to feel confident in an important meeting with contacts you have not previously met if you are smartly presented in front of your clientele. The novelty of “dress down” Fridays The excitement of having a dress down day is removed when every day is dress down. Dress down days are a great way to boost morale. According to Love to Know, when people are dressed more casually – when workers across the entire workplace at all levels are wearing similar attire – they may be more likely to interact with people they wouldn't ordinarily feel comfortable approaching. It is easier to chat and share ideas with someone who is dressed similarly to you than with someone in more formal attire than you are wearing. This can lead to cultivating positive working relationships that will strengthen the overall team, and that's always a good thing for any business. You wouldn’t be in the best frame of mind to do a fitness class if you were wearing a tailored jacket. Likewise, many of my colleagues found that during last summer’s experiment, they felt psychologically more productive when wearing “traditional” business attire. In the words of Rachel Zoe, “style is a way of saying who you are without having to speak”. Dressing in business attire for work in a Professional Services office shows, in my opinion, a desire to be at work, and increases productivity and motivation amongst employees. To read more blogs from the team at Sellick Partnership check out the insights section of our website.