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  1. Client Information

    Client Information
  2. Why Partner with Finegreen

    Why Partner with Finegreen
  3. Our Vision and Values

    Our Vision and Values
  4. Case Studies

    Case Studies
  5. Testimonials

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    Client Information

    The Finegreen Group are a young, dynamic market-leading specialist recruitment consultancy that focuses on permanent, interim and fixed-term contract management and executive roles in the public and private sector.

    Launched in 2005, Chief Executive Neil Fineberg and his team of specialist consultants have extensive experience in the healthcare recruitment business. Currently, around 80% of business comes from the recruitment of staff for the UK National Health Service.

    Our established networks, extensive candidate databases and innovative online marketing differentiates us from our competitors and we are the long term partner of choice for many NHS customers, including Acute Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning Support Units, Local Area Teams, Ambulance Trusts, Mental Health Trusts and many national and regional healthcare organisations.

    We have been successfully awarded places on both the prestigious Crown Commercial Service (formerly Government Procurement Service) and HealthTrust Europe Non Medical / Non Clinical Resources Frameworks. The objective of these frameworks are to give the Department of Health and NHS organisations a list of pre-qualified suppliers of non-permanent workers. Furthermore it gives our clients & candidates additional confidence that our systems, processes & fees are verified by an executive agency of the Department Of Health.

    Focused around sixteen key specialisms we are committed to providing excellence in customer service throughout the recruitment process and our specialist consultants are passionate, hard-working and renowned for building excellent professional relationships with our candidates.

    The services we provide include:

    • Executive Search and Selection

      Our experienced recruitment team offer a bespoke service for the substantive appointment of Healthcare Executive & Non Executive Directors.

      We are commited to finding the right candidate for the right price and set our fees accordingly. Our clients enjoy significant savings compared to the large well-known international brands.

      Examples of our recent placed campaigns include;

      •  Chief Executive – Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
      • Managing Director – South Warwickshire Clinical Service
      • Joint Accountable Officer – Ashford and Canterbury & Coastal Clinical Commissioning Groups
      • Accountable Officer – Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group
      • Non Executive Director – South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
      • Deputy Chief Executive – NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald
      • Chief Operating Officer - South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
      • Chief Operating Officer - Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
      • Chief Operating Officer – NHS Thanet CCG
      • Director of Operations - The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
      • Director of Finance, Performance and Corporate Resources – Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
      • Director of IM&T – Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust
      • Director of Communications – West London Mental Health NHS Trust

      To discuss your Executive search recruitment objectives and requirements please contact our Chief Executive Neil Fineberg or call 0345 130 4006.

    • Permanent

      Choosing the right permanent employee to meet the objectives and culture of your business can be a challenging process. Our pro-active approach ensures that we provide our clients with a more varied and higher calibre short-list than they would achieve on their own. We undertake a thorough recruitment strategy to ensure that the best and most suitable candidates are presented to meet the needs of each of our Clients’ requirements. 

      Our Recruitment Process

      For each assignment, our Head of Permanent Recruitment Joe Joyce and his team of specialist Consultants will work with you to understand the organisation’s structure, objectives and ethos.

      In terms of the recruitment process we will:

      • Assist with the creation of a job description
      • Design & create the advertisement and/or microsite
      • Manage & review the response including communicating with all applicants
      • Interview long-listed candidates
      • Present a short-list
      • Arrange interviews & run assessment centres if required
      • Manage the offer process
      • Obtain references


      If you wish to discuss a permanent recruitment requirement please contact Joe Joyce, Head of Permanent Recruitment on 0345 130 4006 or email

    • Interim Management

      We have an excellent reputation within the Interim Management community and we work extremely hard to ensure high levels of quality within all of our systems and processes. With over 200 interim managers working in the NHS alone our reputation has grown as a market leader in the provision of interim solutions.

      We manage one of the UK's largest databases of immediately available, fully referenced and highly experienced Interim Managers, with a proven record in the following positions:


      To discuss your interim career and future plans please call the team on 0345 130 4006.



    • International Capability

      Finegreen Associates professional recruitment capability now extends right across key markets in Europe, the Middle East, the United States and the Asia-Pacific region.

      Our team of specialist consultants can offer practical advice and guidance to help you find the right job opportunity abroad, whether it be for an interim or contract role, in either a medical or non-medical capacity. We will help oversee relevant entry/visa requirements and provide you with comprehensive details relating to the cultural, economic and day to day lifestyle traits of working abroad. 

      Should you wish to discuss your International recruitment needs further please contact our Chief Executive, Neil Fineberg, on or our Managing Consultant, International Division, Donna Larder on or call the team on 0345 130 4006.

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    Why Partner with Finegreen

    In one of the most difficult years in the history of the NHS, The Finegreen Group has proved itself to be not just a great survivor but a strong competitor, achieving remarkable results and incredible successes in 2017 and 2018. It has done this by marketing itself in a creative way, making full use of its networking and public relations skills, along with focusing on its target markets and customer service. 

    Major achievements highlighting innovation and excellence

    As we have been able to demonstrate excellency in all aspects of the recruitment industry in 2018, some of our key achievements and awards include: 

    • Both interim and permanent staff placements increased dramatically – by around 20% for interim and 50% for permanent.

    • This increase was also reflected in the number of interim managers placed during 2017/2018, which have risen by around 20%.

    • Partly as a result of this, Finegreen’s share of the NHS rose to 7% over the year, compared with just 1% in 2009. 

    • Our recently launched development & consultancy service focused at Senior Management / Board level development continued its impressive growth throughout the year, with Finegreen now providing coaching to 11 existing board level executives within the NHS and helping them adjust to being new in post or developing into a broader portfolio for experienced executives.

    • Won Agency of the Year and Public Sector Agency of the Year at Recruitment Business Awards 2017

    • Winner of the Recruiter of the Year award at the HealthInvestor Awards in 2013, 2014 & 2016.(Runner Up 2018)

    • Won the Top SME award in the Best Business Awards in 2013-2018

    • Most accredited UK recruitment provider at the Best4Recruitment Awards

    • Runner Up at the Recruiter Awards 2018.

    • Finegreen were proud to be one of the 10 ‘founder’ members of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust ‘Working With’ initiative launched and supported in October to help organisations who value the huge contribution that nurses and midwives make to UK society. The initiative raised much needed funds through their fundraising campaign in October and continues throughout activities in 2018.

    We take pride in providing an excellent service throughout the recruitment process and through a variety of innovative strategies showcase our professional excellence.

    With a very strong range of ethical values we do everything we can to provide the highest quality of service, providing added value to the recruitment process and very competitive prices.

    Our success in partnering with frameworks such as the prestigious Crown Commercial Service (formerly Government Procurement Service) and HealthTrust Europe demonstrates the level of quality we have to provide as a minimum and this forms the minimum standards within internal Finegreen processes and procedures.

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    Our Vision and Values

    Finegreen aims to be the lead recruitment business in the Sectors we service and offer the best service in the industry as well as placement of the strongest Candidates for the most relevant roles.

    Our Values are simple:


      We aim to treat candidates, clients and colleagues with professional courtesy and respect.


      We can be relied upon to deliver an open, responsible and honest service to all our customers.


      We pride ourselves on our in-depth knowledge and understanding of our customers needs.


      We are never afraid to do things differently and look to stand out from the crowd by delivering a creative and value added recruitment solution


      We strive to exceed expectations and constantly seek feedback to help us learn how to improve our overall service and delivery.

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    Case Studies

    Our team of specialist consultants have developed and maintained excellent relationships with all our clients and we take pride in ensuring each of our clients individual recruitment requirements are closely monitored and managed throughout the recruitment process.


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    • Case Study 1: NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

      Our challenge:

      Our client NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, based in St. Austell were looking to recruit into a very specific area of Public Finance Reporting for an initial 3 month period.

      Given the precise nature of the skill set required and the significant location demands sourcing a suitable candidate would prove to be particularly challenging.

      The client had also limited us to very short timescales for an appointment and candidate start date, due to strict Financial Reporting deadlines imposed on the Primary Care Trust by the Department of Health.

      Action taken:

      Having quickly exhausted the very limited number of candidates in the local vicinity to St. Austell our search was required to expand nationwide. Through our extensive candidate and client database we were able to create a targeted e-shot campaign designed to attract potentially suitable candidates and to bring the vacancy to the attention of clients whose staff may have been at risk of redundancy. Following the e-shot with a brief description of the vacancy and required skills a long list of interested candidates and referrals from clients soon came together. After careful consideration a strong shortlist of 4 candidates suitable for the post and willing to stay away from home during were identified.

      Results achieved:

      Once the client had reviewed the shortlist, an initial telephone conversation was arranged with a candidate. The candidate was immediately available having recently taken voluntary redundancy from a Yorkshire based Primary Care Trust. The candidate, having never been active in the interim market place had to be carefully guided and managed through the fast paced process of an interim appointment. This included coaching interview techniques, negotiations of daily rate, relocation options and ways to tackle a weekly 800 mile commute. After the interview the candidate was offered the post and began the contract the following week. Following a successful initial 3 months, our client has extended the candidate a further 6 months, with the possibility of our candidate remaining in post until April 2013. Our candidate has significantly expanded their skill set having taken on this interim assignment and has been exposed to project based work and opportunities that would not have been available within a substantive post. All parties remain thoroughly satisfied with the services provided by Finegreen Associates and still enjoy a successful working relationship to date.

    • Case Study 2 - Placement Leading to Multi-placement

      Our challenge:

      We were contacted by the HR Director of a Primary Care Trust in London, to recruit the Director of Strategy and Business Development to establish and develop the Strategy and Planning Directorate of a new Community Health Alliance. The remit was a challenging one, suited to a highly experienced candidate who had taken organisation through a variety of developmental stages, someone with immense gravitas who could balance the strategic vision with a fine eye for detail. The successful candidate, Tony Ranzetta , a former Chief Executive we had previously placed at another client, commenced the interim role and within 2 months contacted Sajid Baloch to recruit for the Trust again, this time for 4-5 senior interim managers into roles of Programme Manager, Head of Strategy and Planning and Head of Contracts, among others

      Action taken:

      Finegreen Associates started a very intensive search, this time for a team of 4 extremely high calibre candidates. There are nuances related to each recruitment campaign of this nature and in this campaign we had to find a team of four people who, not only, were extremely high calibre but as crucially could work together as a team. They would follow the shared vision of Tony Ranzetta and the existing Senior Management team within the Alliance at the same time take a lead in individual areas of Strategy and Business Planning. We shortlisted 12 CVs for the roles and following an intensive 2 day interview process, appointed 4 candidates to assume the strategic roles. The number of CVs presented gave our client enough choice to select from an impressive array of candidates without inundating the client with CVs and adding considerable value in the screening process.

      Results achieved:

      All positions offered we accepted and the four successful candidates commenced their tenure within 2 weeks. Tony served in the role for nearly a year and upon his departure, the role was given on a substantive basis to one of the successful candidates we had placed as Head of Strategy and Planning. Just as Tony had done, the new Director of Strategy and Planning also went to recruit a number of interims through Sajid. This and the placement of Tony Ranzetta was the start of a very strong and successful relationship with our client which has since witnessed 18 placements. Regarding the Finegreen Associates service Tony makes the following comments: “I have been both a client of Finegreen Associates and also placed by them into several exciting and fulfilling roles over the last seven years. What I admire is their rapid grasp of the client requirement and their ability to field candidates from a wide range of professional and sector backgrounds at incredibly short notice. Several times those put forward by Finegreen have then gone on to secure substantive roles in organisations I have been working with, showing a level of commitment and loyalty amongst those represented by Finegreen that makes them stand out from the field. They have an uncanny knack of being the first to hear of new roles that I know is down to superb and well-established networks and a well-earned reputation for providing the best in the interim market as well as offering the widest field of candidates for senior interim, short term and substantive roles in finance, operations, strategy, turnaround and estates.” Tony Ranzetta, Managing Director, De Vere Consulting Ltd and Revelations Inc.

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     “Finegreen came to us with all of the usual attributes you’d expect from an executive-level recruiter, but what stood out was their willingness to get to grips with exactly how we needed this specific role to perform, despite their general knowledge of the healthcare and finance sectors. It’s not easy to find somebody at this level who can take the lead on areas previously covered by two positions, but we are extremely pleased with the way things worked out.” 

    James Riley, Central London Community Healthcare Trust

     “ We have been extremely impressed with the way Finegreen have gone about marketing Executive roles – especially given competition for a limited pool of candidates – and are confident that with their help we’ll be able to appoint somebody capable of driving forward our transformation programme.” 

    Sam Walters, Chief Operating Officer, Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group

    “Throughout the process, Finegreen helped us to cover all of the key bases needed to ensure we appointed the right person. That process was helped by the fact that they involved a former NHS Chief Executive in John Rostill, allied to Neil Fineberg’s knowledge and experience in NHS recruitment. They worked in an extremely collaborative manner with us which certainly paid dividends in terms of appointing the right person.” 

    Karen Rhodes, HR Director for Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (GEM)

    “I have been extremely impressed with the work that Finegreen has carried out for us. The consultants are professional, thorough and understand our business needs. The quality of the candidates they have is fantastic, as is their ability to deliver on time. I would recommend Finegreen, especially on posts that are often not straightforward. They have helped us in a number of different areas.”

    Ken Applegate, Chairman of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

    "As part of an audit that I was carrying out on behalf of the NHS I made arrangements with Finegreen  to audit some files to ensure compliance with NHS standards.  The scope of the audit was agreed before my visit and Finegreen made the appropriate checks regarding my identity and client authorisation.  On the day of the audit all the documentation was readily available and every assistance was given to me.  I was allowed to examine the documentation without interruption and there was always someone available to answer any queries.  I would like to thank Shirley McIntosh and her team in Manchester for their professionalism during the audit and also commend Finegreen for their excellent standards in file preparation." 

    John Kelly, Local Counter Fraud Specialist, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust