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Recruitment

Business Systems and Technology Recruitment Experts

This ensures you have unrivaled access to a global network of talent, leading industry experts with the latest market knowledge and a local, on the ground approach. We have a vast global reach and in-depth local knowledge to support you with your recruitment and consultation needs from Fixed Price Contract to Interim and Permanent Resourcing.


Fixed Price Contract

For clients who prefer deliverables as opposed to hours or days spend, we offer this service working using either our own employees or trusted and highly experienced suppliers.

Clear and transparent charging, billing and payment cycles mean that we can supply this service extremely competitively, typically delivering a 30-40% cost saving vs our competitors, through internal efficiency and strong negotiation power with suppliers, particularly those wanting to demonstrate total IR35 compliance.

Interim Resourcing

The use of interims is a tried and tested way of adding immediate value by supporting the delivery of projects, spearheading change, providing strategic management advice, implementing new systems or simply keeping business flowing. Increasingly organisations are seeing the use of interim skills as critical to achieving their business goals.

Lion Heart Consulting is able to provide individual experts or cohesive teams, for short or long term contracts – and anything in between. Our offering can be tailored to meet your exact requirements, but as a minimum includes:

  • Taking a detailed brief to fully understand the project, it's key deliverables and the skills and approach needed
  • Sourcing relevant candidates and putting forward those who are the strongest for the role.
  • All of our candidates are positively vetted ahead of any placement for full compliance
  • Ongoing contact and knowledge sharing throughout the duration of the contract, concluding with a completion review
  • In addition to this we are able to offer value added benefits such as benchmarking, advertising, partnered interviewing, MI reporting and contractor pay rolling.

Our recruiters are experts in their specialist areas and work hand in hand with their clients to source interim candidates at all levels across the spectrum of the financial services sector, with typical roles including:

  • Project/Programme Manager
  • Test Analyst/Manager
  • Client Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • MI Analyst
  • PMO Planner/Analyst/Lead
  • Planning Manager
  • Head of Delivery
  • Senior & Executives roles

The candidates we work with are skilled, delivery focused individuals who have the capacity to make a fast impact, but also understand the importance of leaving behind a legacy of knowledge and results. The trust and loyalty of our candidates is extremely important to us and we work hard to provide them with the level of service and support that they deserve and are rewarded with many of them preferring to work with us on an exclusive basis.

Permanent Resourcing

Finding new talent for your organisation can be massively time consuming and partnering with an industry recruitment specialist is guaranteed to reduce the strain on your internal resources.

With their roots firmly in change management Lion Heart Consulting have an excellent track record of working with their clients to provide flexible business solutions and this is fully reflected in our approach to talent acquisition.

We look at every permanent recruitment need on an individual basis and work in partnership with our clients to gain an in-depth understanding of the specific criteria of each role. We have the flexibility to adapt our solution to meet the specific needs of each recruitment challenge - whether it be for a single or multiple vacancies. We strive to keep ahead of our competitors by making creative use of social media and business intelligence and providing evidence-based feedback.

Our team of consultants combine many years of specialist recruiting and financial services experience. They have a deep knowledge of the markets they operate in and work hard to keep their business intelligence fresh and maintain a network of talented people.

Consulting

Our Project Management Consulting Service

  • We use certified technical and non-technical project expert to accelerate project implementation.
  • Faster, saves you time and removes the hassle of hiring.
  • Highly competitive pricing making the service very cost effective.
  • Uses our highly skilled permanent staff, who can operate effectively remotely, saving you desk space.
  • Delivers a step change in project management maturity in your organisation.
  • Service capabilities delivered through our core values of Trust, Simplicity and Accountability.
  • The service is unit-based, performance is measured, monitored and reported against service levels.
Portfolio, Programme & Project Management Offices (PMO) Consulting Service

Whether the “P” in PMO stands for Project, Programme or Portfolio Management Office, a PMO should be a valuable part of any organisation.

From providing a single source of truth for projects, programmes and demand, through to acting as a full strategic governance and delivery entity, a properly functioning PMO will deliver tangible savings and benefits to your organisation.

However, with many PMOs currently struggling for a sense of identity it can be challenging to demonstrate a compelling value proposition to your customers.


OUR PMO DELIVERABLES INCLUDE:

  • TEMPLATES: Standard project templates with helper text for Project Managers to follow to improve consistency and quality.

  • FINANCIAL TRACKING: Standard project templates with helper text for Project Managers to follow to improve consistency and quality.

  • PROJECT CONTROL:Daily support for Project Managers and internal customers for time tracking, project visibility, communication, scheduling and resource management.

  • GO-TO-GREEN: Regular reviews with decision makers on challenged projects how to return them to a green status.

  • PROJECT APPROVAL BOARD: Managing the scope, schedule and cost of projects within the constraints of roadmaps and budgets.

  • PROJECT WORKBENCH: A structured document repository with meta data to enable information to be catalogued and shared with project members.

  • REPORTING:Weekly, monthly and year end reporting on project, programme and portfolio performance.

  • RESOURCE PLANNING: Facilitate resource management across the Department, allocate resources and support the impact of change.

  • BENEFIT REALISATION: Evaluate in fiscal terms the value of doing an initiative and then track and realise these benefits as delivery is made.

  • ANALYTICS & DASHBOARDS: Insight into project data, effort per task visibility, control and self service reporting for senior leadership and/or sponsors.

  • STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT:Data-driven strategic prioritisation for annual budget planning and forecasting (3 to 5 year plan) or optimisation.

  • DRIVE BUSINESS CASE: Drive the consistent composition of business cases to optimise positive outcomes at board level.

  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: Maintain project artefacts of enduring value to compile library of solution to fast track delivery, improve synergies and lower TCO.

  • PMO MATURITY ROADMAP: Project Portfolio capability and maturity roadmap measured against industry scale.

  • PORTFOLIO REVIEW:Assessment of portfolio trends, return of investment, performance of projects and evaluating if new demand should be included.

  • DATA CLEANING: The process of detecting and correcting (or removing) corrupt or inaccurate / irrelevant parts of the data and then replacing, modifying, or updating with correct data.

  • DEMAND MANAGEMENT: Capture of demand, alignment to portfolios and impact assessment on downstream teams and resource assignments.

  • PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT: The management and optimisation of a collection of investments (ideas & projects) to maximise the return on investment (ROI).

  • PROJECT METHODOLOGY:The composition or updating and embedding of a standard approach to executing demand and projects.

  • PPM TOOL MANAGEMENT Ownership and management of PPM Tool updates, configuration and adoption.

THE LION HEART APPROACH: Our unique approach to helping organisations implement, mature and optimise their Project / Programme / Portfolio Offices ensures you get the best value from your PMO proposition.

Whether you require a Spoke and Hub, Supportive, Collaborative or Directive PMO, we invest time getting to understand your organisation and the objectives your PMO needs to satisfy. Together, we identify the PMO structure and service offerings that would best meet your organisational aims and we help you develop these in a common-sense language that your users and customers will understand and appreciate. Our recommendations on what type of PMO would best deliver your aims will reflect not simply your desired state, but the current state of maturity.


BENEFIT : Our approach results in fit for purpose PMO streamlined to deliver the key capabilities required for your organisation at the most efficient costs.

We lean both on our experience in implementing PMOs for large global organisations as well as our deep understanding of the PMO discipline to suggest and help you identify areas where your PMO can begin to demonstrate visible value to your customers. Building strong relationships with the business is essential to ensure that your PMO is seen as a valued partner rather than as an overhead or obstacle to delivering results.


BENEFIT : Your PMO organisation and customers will start to deliver valuable results quickly leading to a positive perception by your customers and an improvement in the overall performance of the PMO.

Because your organisational needs are constantly evolving, we work with you to build a maturity roadmap that ensures your PMO will remain relevant to your business into the future. Your roadmap becomes more than a powerful communication tool as it also helps to inform your people and define your technology capabilities.


BENEFIT : Besides the obvious benefits resulting from managing the expectations of your customers, an evolutionary approach ensures that your maturity increases at a sustainable rate, both from a cost perspective and change readiness perspective, without compromising the quality of your existing services.

Training

Our training philosophy is based on successful change management. We believe that for processes to be successful, people need to be educated. We consider that giving your teams the right skills, support and guidance is paramount to successful project and portfolio management.


We have built bespoke training on risk management, PPM Tool utilisation, strategic alignment, portfolio prioritisation, benefit estimation, planning and realisation, to name just a few. These are skills that successful project and portfolios need, but are not provided by classic Agile or PRINCE2 courses.


BENEFIT : Training your teams on your processes and best practises delivers consistent and repeatable outcomes and embeds them into your organisational culture. This greater knowledge delivers improved data quality resulting in better management information, meaning well informed decisions can be made by Executives.

Your business doesn't stand still and neither should your training. Continuous improvement to processes and training drives greater efficiency. By interacting regularly with the project community, trust is built and new value surfaces as the organisational maturity increases.


BENEFIT : Maintaining a good training regime empowers existing teams and educates new employees, whilst building trust, rapport and better project outputs.

Founded with the intention of offering the best in Britain, Lion Heart is your premier destination for accredited courses. Whether you are a complete beginner to project management or IT service management or veteran looking to gain their expert qualification, we offer a full range of courses, all from accredited providers. All our classroom courses are taught by subject matter experts with years of experience in working with and applying practices in business. In Affiliation with Van Haren Publishing we use accredited courseware and trainers to deliver all our courses.


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