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. 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.
Manchester, Greater Manchester | Contract/Interim
£50000 - £60000 per annum
BI Developer Rate: £50,000 - £60,000 Location: Remote working (potential travel to the Northwest) Duration: 12 months FTC but would potentially look at daily rate Sellick Partnership has been engaged to recruit a Business Intelligence Developer (BI Developer) for a very successful and instantly recognisable multisite retail business. This is a 12 months FTC and whilst the role is remote working you will be expected to travel on the odd occasion to the Northwest. Ideally you will be immediately available or on a short notice period and have significant experience in a similar role within an FMCG, retail, wholesale, logistics operations or multisite organisation. As a BI developer, we will look to you to develop complex Power BI dashboards that will be used to provide insight into business performance. You will work closely with their finance team to really understand their data and processes, so you can then build reports and dashboards that provide highly commercial and measurable insight. It's a big job. But it's one in which you will have the opportunity to play a key role in their journey to improve the quality of insight and analytical capability and reduced reliance on Excel based solutions. General duties include:- Develop Power BI reports and dashboards, using industry leading visualisation techniques to enable end users to quickly interpret and understand business performance Manage their reporting catalogue, making sure it's properly maintained and continuously improved Use SQL and Power BI to assemble, interpret and present large and complex data sets - always with the end user in mind Work closely with the wider finance team to translate their needs into commercially relevant dashboards and reports Mentor and upskill colleagues across the team in the use of Microsoft Power BI suite Drive a culture of continuous improvement and best practise, always looking for opportunities to use technology to improve processes and find more efficient ways of working The successful applicant will come from a similar role and be able to demonstrate proven Microsoft Power BI and SQL experience within an FMCG, retail, wholesale, logistics operations or multisite organisation. A Lean Six Sigma qualification would be beneficial, but not essential You will have a background in change management, with experience of delivering new technology to improve processes and ways of working coupled with phenomenal communication skills, with a talent for building positive relationships with partners across the business. Experience of building reports and dashboards that add commercial value to the business is a must with excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment. Focussed on delivering specific objectives, being proactive, dynamic and self-motivated with a desire to find and deliver improvements. In addition you will have the ability to work independently and together with other personnel both finance and non-finance. You will have a creative and innovative approach to problem solving and analysis; delivery orientated - able to work in pressurised environments, meet multiple deadlines and manage own priorities. You will also be able to demonstrate business acumen and ability to gain knowledge across the breadth of a variety of functions. You will also be able to take a 'big picture' view with demonstrable internal consultancy and influencing skills, while possessing a keen eye for the detail. 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 commercial finance post then we would be pleased to hear from you. If you would like to apply for this role or would like to find out more, please apply online or contact Jonathan Moss at Sellick Partnership on 0161 834 1642. 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 72 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.
Stockport, Greater Manchester | Permanent
£20000 - £22000 per annum
Graduate - SAP Reporting Analyst Salary: £22k Location: Greater Manchester Sellick Partnership has been engaged to recruit a Graduate SAP Reporting Analyst for a reputable private equity backed service firm based in South Manchester. We are looking to recruit a high calibre and ambitious individual as a result of sustained growth. This is a highly entrepreneurial organisation where you will be constantly challenged in an ever changing environment. This is a fantastic opportunity which is broad and all-encompassing and will give you exposure to the entire business. The role has been created due to growth and requires a bright, articulate and ambitious candidate who can make a notable impact from day one. Working closely with the Head of Finance and senior stakeholders throughout the business, this is a key role and the successful candidate will be fully involved in the production of management reporting, new ERP system implementation, daily utilisation reports and much more. Main responsibilities: Work closely with the Head of Finance in reviewing and redesign of internal financial reports, liaising with key stakeholders in both Operational and Support Services Actively driving the integration of a New ERP system, Business Data Improvements across the business Partnering with key personnel to help develop a strong sense of financial performance within the business through an understanding of resource utilisation Develop excellent relationships within the business Assisting the Head of Finance and senior stakeholders with any other responsibilities to ensure relevant and timely information is provided to the business The person The successful candidate will be come from a strong academic background, have a desire to take responsibility for projects, inquisitive and have a desire to succeed and improve. This is a very exciting opportunity for an ambitious and passionate candidate to forge a career in a highly successful developing business. You can expect to progress quickly within the organisation if performing well within the role and adding value. You will need to have the following:- Ability to support and contribute to initiatives for improvement in processes Excellent interpersonal skills, communication and client liaison skills Proven work planning, prioritisation and organisation skills An ability to analyse problems and exercise good judgement in finding effective solutions Be accurate and thorough, with attention to detail and an understanding of the importance of quality Be motivated by achievement and in fulfilling your potential Ability to remain calm and confident, responding logically and decisively in pressured situations Positive, flexible and adaptable with a 'can-do' attitude to overcoming challenges Enthusiastic and responsive when working within a team Conscientious and diligent Absolute discretion and regard for confidentiality 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 business impacting 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 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, Tyne and Wear | Permanent
£36000 - £38000 per annum
Sellick Partnership are delighted to be working again with a well known client in the Newcastle upon Tyne area to recruit for an ICT Security Officer on a permanant basis. The ICT Security Officer will have responsibility for the day to day security of their client and ensuring necessary software and hardware infrastructure are maintained to agreed standards and to acrry out proactive oversight activities inclusing investigations of log/ alert anomoalies. Responsibilities: Ensure the integrity of infrastructure, by provding appropriate security measures are in place, such as: Firewalls Email and internet content filters Appropriate logging of activity Intrusion detection systems Organsing and responding to penetration testing Assist in the installation, development, maintenance and management of security infrastructure hardware Management of the security infrastructure hardware performance and capacity and make recommendations for improvements d advice to colleagues. Diagnose and resolve security infrastructure problems, ensuring that account is taken of agreed levels of service and the needs for quality, security, availability and safety, utilising appropriate specialised techniques, tools, methods or standards. Provide advice and guidance in the planning phases of information systems, to ensure that infrastructure requirements are reflected in the overall specification. Skills and knowledge: Relevant experience working in IT security. Good analytical and problem solving skills. Able to manage and prioritise tasks and work schedules. Positive customer service skills and friendly, flexible manner. Ability to advise, guide and communicate technical issues to nontechnical staff. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Good customer care skills. Knowledge and practical experience of some or all of the following: Firewall technologies Implementing ITB Security Standards Encryption Content filtering Qualifications: Essential: Graduate level or equivalent with experience of the application of relevant tools in a multidisciplinary ICT organisation. Desirable: Prince2 Foundation or equivalent project management experience Completed Higher Education in ICT related area. Project Management qualification ICT Security-related professional qualification (e.g. CISSP/CISM) Foundation Certificate in ITIL Service Management or IT Networks (e.g. CCNA/CCNP) For more information please contact Adam Burgess at Sellick Partnership Newcastle 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. 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
Birmingham, West Midlands | Permanent
£44000 - £52000 per annum
Sellick partnership are currently recruiting a Head of Student Number Planning and Reporting for Birmingham City University. In the brand new role, you will be responsible for student number planning and modelling activity for an ever-changing student population, working closely with Finance, Student Records and with academic areas. You will also oversee crucial, high-impact annual student data reporting to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, the Office for Students, and other regulators. As head of a skilled team, you will co-create, together with the Head of Performance and Intelligence and their team, a centre of excellence for data insight, helping to achieve BCU's strategic goals. Duties for the Head of Student Number Planning and reporting include: Developing annual and five year student number forecasts and scenarios, using appropriate modelling techniques Delivering flexible and appropriate in-year student number reports to stakeholders across the University Managing process and systems enhancement projects as required Overseeing key Statutory Returns, including the annual HESA Student Return Enhancing the University's wider capacity to plan through joined up data in relation to students and related resource Contributing to innovative Business Intelligence solutions Leading, training and developing a small team of analysts You will need: A numerate degree is essential Experience of student number reporting in a Higher Education environment, including HESA and HESES is essential Knowledge of relevant applications for data analysis and modelling, including advanced Excel is essential Experience of BI tools such as Tableau and Power BI Ideally knowledge of SQL, R; other extraction and forecasting applications Curiosity and creativity to look for new ways to gain insights for the business from student numbers and scenario planning is essential The Planning and Performance Department delivers business insights, forecasting and essential management information and business intelligence to the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Faculty Deans, as well as stakeholders across the University. The department inform decision making and help the University thrive in the changing policy environment of English Higher EducationIf you are interested in this vacancy, please email your CV to email@example.com. The closing date is Thursday 12th November. 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.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear | Temporary
£15.00 - £17.00 per hour
Sellick Partnership are assisting a Large NHS organisation in the recruitment of an Information Analyst to join their team in Newcastle. This is temporary position due to last until August 2021. Reporting to the Information Analysis Manager, the successful candidate will provide support to a diverse range of stakeholders, using analytical and technical skills, supported by a knowledge of NHS an public sector data and definitions. Responsibilities: To assist in the receipt, input and validation of complex data sets and returns from Trusts,GP Practices, providers and other agencies to strict deadlines, identifying potential and actual data problems and proposing solutions, to support the submission of statutory returns. To support the Senior Information Analysts in major work areas e.g. secondary care, contract/performance monitoring, or medicines management whilst maintaining a generic approach to support the service as a whole, working independently within departmental procedures and referring to senior staff when necessary. To participate in the formal statistical analysis and interpretation of results of data analysis, e.g. reports, charts, maps, pivot tables. To design and develop spreadsheets/databases to hold sometimes complex data collected for a particular purpose and maintain the integrity of the data. To participate in development of key data sets by frequent or regular information users, including development of techniques or systems. To ensure that the security of IT systems and the confidentiality of personal data are maintained at all times in line with the relevant organisational policies. To explain and advise to information users the availability of data on a particular topic, suggesting where it is appropriate to be used. To undertake the analysis of computerised and manual data as part of the provision of management information for both routine and ad-hoc requests. To undertake the presentation and explanation of data analysis to a broad client base in the PCTs and other organisations using the service. To identify and propose changes to business processes or reporting systems to improve service, bring efficiencies and/or meet new policy or guidance requirements To support the development and documentation of quality standards covering all aspects of data, analysis and reporting work streams. To maintain specialist knowledge and expertise in NHS information systems and an appreciation and understanding of other information systems. Essential Experience: Knowledge of NHS data dictionary, Commissioning datasets and Payment by Results. Knowledge of information reporting tools Experience in analysing and interpretation of complex data. Experience in using and developing databases and analytical tools. Developed analytical skills to present complex and/or sensitive information clearly and persuasively. Excellent written and oral skills. Sound reporting writing skills to produce high quality timely reports for a varied audience. Highly developed knowledge of Microsoft products including Access and Excel. Knowledge of data manipulation tools and techniques e.g. SPC, SQL. Knowledge of information governance standards around data security and confidentiality. If you are interested in this position please apply, or contact Kathryn Heeler at Sellick Partnership. 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. 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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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.
On Thursday 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union causing much upset across Europe, despite 51.89 percent of Brits who voted voting to leave the EU. Since the vote headlines have been marred with empty promises made by the ‘Leave’ party and even many of those who did vote to leave are worried about what the future holds for the UK. However, despite the uncertainty I do believe there are some positives to the UK leaving the EU. Since the decision was made, central government has seen a significant increase in the employment of civil servants. There have been thousands of jobs created due to our pending exit from the EU, with over 3,000 civil servants already employed to handle the logistics of Brexit. A further 3,000-5,000 specialists are also forecasted to be employed through HM Revenue and Customs to deal with Brexit. Although the government are recruiting across the board, it is said that lawyers have and will benefit the most. Since the result was broadcast, 300 lawyers have already been employed to deal with the aftermath of Brexit into central government. This number is anticipated to grow as further negotiations between EU and the UK get underway. Changes in legislation and policies mean that the number of lawyers needed is increasing. There is talk that the Brexit process could take up to 10 years, meaning that the need for lawyers will not just be short-term. Although there are many challenges to Brexit, for lawyers it is a chance to be involved in some of the most interesting work for decades. A great deal of the policy work regarding Brexit will come from Brussels and I believe as a result of this there will be an additional surge in workload for lawyers working within central government. Some of the work in which lawyers will have to advise on will include; trade, EU funds, UK regulations, employment and migration policies. The opportunity Brexit is providing for many lawyers is unique. Many legal professionals will never get another chance to work on something so important, current and complex, and it is great to see the market responding to these needs so quickly. As a Recruitment Consultant who focuses on recruiting legal professionals into central government I have seen this surge first hand. Not only am I noticing the number of roles available increasing, but also the number of legal professionals vying for a role that relates to the changes Brexit might bring. In my opinion central government will continue to get busier, and I expect a surge in roles as negotiations continue over the next 12 months. We have also noticed that the workload is beginning to dramatically increase for our candidates currently working within central government, which will also lead way for interim staff as well as the permanent lawyers currently in position. The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is also giving us a great opportunity and opening up contract positions for many lawyers. As a result there as many new and exciting opportunities and I would urge any legal professional with an interest in Brexit to get in touch as soon as possible. Although, ideally they want to recruit lawyers with public sector experience, my clients are also open to lawyers that have a strong interest in Brexit and have the right transferable skills from elsewhere. A lot of the roles are advisory; however, the whole of central government is getting busier, for example in the immigration teams. This giving a chance for lawyers to get into government roles. I believe that now is the perfect time for lawyers to be involved in some of the most fascinating work of the past decade and probably for years to come. Even if Brexit is going to be challenging for the UK, the jobs and work that I being created as a result of it is encouraging. If you would like to discuss your career needs and how you could get involved in Brexit teams get in touch by calling 0203 741 8180, alternatively you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Related pages Browse roles Candidate resources Register your CV